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
I am essential
I bet there’s no more than 1,000 people in all these vehicles - they’d all fit in one subway train
1970: One more lane will fix it.
1980: One more lane will fix it.
1990: One more lane will fix it.
2000: One more lane will fix it.
2010: One more lane will fix it.
2020s: Houston, you have a problem
The largely racist legacy of single-family zoning took a blow this week in Berkeley. In housing-starved San Francisco, we are decades late in facing the fact that we live in a city that was developed half as a suburb. https://sfist.com/2021/02/26/op-ed-san-francisco-needs-to-follow-berkeleys-lead-and-get-rid-of-single-family-zoning/
I’d like to hear from someone who knows better than me, but these platform lengths seem way too short for a line that will never have nearby redundant lines. Also, isn’t the time for single station entry plazas over?
Thread of details of Bechtel’s heavy rail proposal for Sepulveda Transit Corridor.
Elevated above mountains, in a tunnel rest of way. Costs redacted but Metro reported $10.8b capital cost and $118m/year operating cost.
Thanks @AndrewE2121 for sharing.