AAA Architecture and Benjamin Parco have been awarded this recognition from the National Concrete Masonry Association for our Upper Rockridge Residence. A total of fifteen projects were recognized nationally, including five residential projects. We are proud to have been recognized among our peers in this bi-annual awards program.May 18, 2016
Public transportation is an essential part of a vibrant city, and San Francisco has developed a uniquely diverse network of systems both antique and modern. Some are confused by this array of transportation options, so we have made this handy diagram to help people answer the question, “What am I riding on?”February 29, 2016
454 people visited our project in Oakland last Saturday during the 2015 East Bay AIA Home Tour. Our thanks to the East Bay AIA for making it happen and Turtle and Hare for providing staging for the house.August 10, 2015
Our nearly completed residence will be featured in this year’s East Bay AIA Home Tours on Saturday, August 8th. This project reclaims one of the few remaining sites in the Oakland hills cleared by the 1991 firestorm. The design is from AAA Architecture’s Randolph Ruiz, with the collaboration of Benjamin Parco. At the ground level, a series of both masonry and glass walls frame views and spaces, while creating strong…June 29, 2015
This foray into cartography illustrates the final decades of San Diego’s streetcar network as lines were eliminated and newer cars were introduced in an effort to stay in business. Randolph Ruiz made this map to illustrate an article on the use of streamlined PCC streetcars by the San Diego Electric Railway. In 1936, San Diego was the first western city to feature the then revolutionary streetcars. The map shows the…February 18, 2015
Season’s GreetingsAugust 10, 2015
We have been working on a new residential project in the Oakland Hills and the image above represents the exhaustive iterative design process that went into finding the optimal organization and siting for this three-bedroom house. More to come…February 3, 2013
AAA’s Randolph Ruiz will be responding to the work of designer Scott Robertson on Saturday at the Studio One Symposium at U.C. Berkeley.January 31, 2013
Happy HolidaysJanuary 11, 2013
Please join Randolph Ruiz of AAA at what should be a provocative conversation of the subject of sustainable architecture. This event will be hosted by the A+D Museum on Thursday April 7th at 6PM. SOUPERgreen is an exhibition featuring five projects that take a critical stance on the way architects have been addressing the environmental crisis through design. Wes Jones, Doug Jackson, Aryan Omar, Steven Purvis, and Randolph Ruiz explore…April 5, 2011
Great. Metro now has $6B to spend on better things in this corridor, but recent news indicates it will only buy them a few miles of light rail
Now on to 710 Freeway item - approved “No Build” Alternative https://la.streetsblog.org/2022/05/17/metro-committee-expected-to-vote-to-not-build-lower-710-freeway-widening-project/
Imagine this treatment for the Golden State Fwy through Los Angeles
Paris mayor announces that the city’s ring highway will transform a car lane to bus/carpool/taxi use in 2024. Highway will get 50,000 trees to reduce its air pollution effects. And 2030 plan is to eliminate a car lane in both directions. https://twitter.com/anne_hidalgo/status/1526878345287421958
Roof replacement day #9: I've surmised that at least one roofer is a fan of "Shave and a Haircut"
Four more years!
Today, the BOS honored Tutor Perini for their 12 years of leadership in constructing the Central Subway
. Thank you, Ron Tutor!
Thread on converting offices to housing. I was partially involved in converting the Book Concern Building in SF into housing. A lot of pre-war buildings would be easier to convert, but they have structural issues and are not as empty as some of the newer buildings
Alright, let's get this @SPUR_Urbanist #SPURDigitalDiscourse started. https://twitter.com/maxdubler/status/1526634195262402560