Author: Marina Starkey
TLCD Celebrates the Holidays!
AIARE 2022 Design Award
Pumpkin Painting Fun!
A Best Places to Work 2022
Summer Intern Ismael
Mike Hauser Academy 2022
SRJC Ribbon Cutting and Pool Dedication
2022 Sonoma County Human Race
Earth Day 2022 Creek Clean Up
2022 CASH Conference
Oh What Fun!
In Celebration of Wine!
TLCD Conquers Truffles!
A Best Places to Work 2021
SRJC’s KAD Modernization In Full Swing
Cal Poly Viticulture Project Nears Completion
Mike Hauser Academy 2021 Summer Program
Visionary Art Center Take Shapes at West Valley College
Up for the Challenge
Going Vertical in Santa Rosa
40 Under 40 Recipient Stacey Walker
Modular Classroom Buildings Take Shape in Petaluma
Ross Jones and Emily Grayho Serve in AIARE Board Positions
Chelsea Hamada to Lead TLCD’s Healthcare Practice
Volunteer Day at REFB
Truly A Best Places To Work
Cal Poly Wine & Viticulture Center Receives $1 Million Donation
Principal Stacey Walker Receives Women in Business Award
Exchange Bank Sebastopol Taking Shape
Helping Healthcare Workers with PPE
Daniel Backman 40 Under 40 Honoree
TLCD Welcomes Intern Haley Lamos
Meet TLCD’s New Principals
2019 CCFC Conference and Awards
SCP Advanced Energy Center Construction is Underway
North Bay Business Journal: Top Projects 2019
TLCD’s New Operations Manager: Heather Kahnberg
Welcome Back to Paradise
Melissa’s In The House!
Mass Timber Debuts in Downtown Santa Rosa
Call Me Architect
2nd Annual Pumpkin Painting
Napa Courthouse Honored by California Preservation Foundation
Habitat for Humanity Home Build 2019
Bees + Blooms + Food = Fun
Paradise Ridge Winery: From the Ashes
Summer Camping at Lake Sonoma
TLCD Featured in SMPS Marketer Journal
Mike Hauser Students Tackle Real World Design Challenge
Design for the Future: Next Generation Workplaces
May the “4th” Be With You!
Housing in our Community
Hollywood Comes to TLCD
Clear Lake High School Students Flock to “The Nest”
Historic Napa Courthouse Reopens
Let There Be Light… and a Party!
Stacey and Lauren Earn NCIDQ Certification!
Tree Lighting… TLCD Style
Contemporary Classroom Building
Architects Painting Pumpkins!
Champagne and Shovels at Paradise Ridge Winery Groundbreaking
AIA Redwood Empire Design Awards
Watch Us Roll Up Our Sleeves!
Fire Rebuild: Paradise Ridge Winery
Urban Summer Picnic
TLCD Welcomes David Delasantos
Say Hello to Project Captain Amy Taber
Swapping Wine for Hard Hats and Vests!
American AgCredit: A Building in “Motion”
Exchange Bank’s New Sebastopol Branch
Meet TLCD’s Summer Intern
Healing Begins At The Front Door
Wine Spectator Learning Center Grand Opening
Cal Poly Project Rises from the Vineyards
“Best of the Best” Accolades for American AgCredit Headquarters
More than Modulars
Concrete Mock-Up “Dress Rehearsal” for New Theater Exterior!
A Look at Stabilized Aluminum Foam
Behind the Website
Burbank Auditorium Renovation Begins
American AgCredit: ENR’s Best Regional Office Project
Throwing Shade: Park(ing) Day 2017
One of the best things that an Architect can do is build something. Taking an idea or concept, and transferring it into a real world material, shaped and solidified into something people can touch and experience. Working through ideas out of the computer as a group with limited budgets and time was, as always fun! I’ve always felt that actually working at full scale is so insightful for later when you are drawing details for projects because they are no longer just lines on a page. Wood or steel takes on a real weight and understanding how a custom design needs to be built beyond just lines takes real work and time to fully flush out. For TLCD this was a great experience to connect with more young designers in our profession and learn together the process beyond the office. Connecting to our community with this event is hopefully just the beginning as the young designers begin to help shape their cities and experiences for years to come.
First Class Eclipse Viewing
Deep Dive into Neocon Inspiration
While wandering the Mart at Neocon this year, I challenged myself to look beyond all the cool new products and design trends to find what inspired me in a more holistic way. After all, I see the larger world through the lens of design. What parallels could I find between our industry and what is happening in the world of art and cityscape?
With my trusty iPhone at hand, I watched for opportunities to capture an essence of creativity and exploration to take home with me. What caught my eye this year was all about texture and finding parallels between what I saw at the Art Institute Chicago, the River Walk and in showrooms.
While sitting on the tarmac at O’Hare during a thunderstorm, I had the time to sort through photos in a thoughtful way. Back at home, I plan on keeping my eyes open for inspiration, which like lightening, can strike at any time!