July 27, 2010

The morning began with excitement as people geared up to take the trolley ride to the Diamondbacks dugout followed by the Rockies. Once there, everyone was given the opportunity to sign the beam that would soon be lifted into place. President Diane Enos of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community started the ceremony thanking all of the people involved with getting the project this far. Derrick Hall, President of the Arizona Diamondbacks, followed President Enos. He too thanked the Community, HKS, Mortenson and his staff for making the project a success.

July 19, 2010

Despite a year of cutbacks and economic instability, sustainability is still going and growing. In fact, revenue for design firms – attributable to projects seeking third-party sustainability certification – has increased 16.8 percent over 2008. Crazy, huh?

July 14, 2010

The Haiti Reconstruction Alliance (HRA) is a non-profit organization, focused on health, education and community development. HRA is a consortium of like-minded American and Haitian architects, engineers, physicians, construction specialists, manufacturers, charitable organizations, sovereign nations and individuals focused on helping Haiti through collaboration and synergy.

July 8, 2010

After watching this video I couldn’t help but visit the LEGO website to indulge in my memories for a bit. I came across the LEGO Digital Designer program. It’s essentially a Building Information Modeling program for LEGOs. I was impressed with the software. Sketchup is probably the most similar software I can compare it to. Tip: to rotate the bricks use your keyboard arrows, it took me a bit to figure that out. Every brick you can imagine is there, even the people and palm trees. Have fun!

July 6, 2010

With the help of our sponsors OFG/Teknion, we were able to design and create four amazing outfits. Our concept was to create a “Guitar Hero Fantasy” implementing Guns n Roses as the iconic artists. The panel of judges consisted of local contractors, brokers, and design professionals. The Southern California Interiors team has placed in the top two for the past three years running, and again won “Best Act” for 2010.