Net Zero House at The Sea Ranch
AAA has a new project under construction at The Sea Ranch in Sonoma County. This two-bedroom house has been designed to incorporate a number of Passive house strategies to achieve a Net Zero Energy design. A spacious south-facing deck connects the residence to the studio on the right.October 11, 2021
Randolph in Record Houses
A few years back, I had the opportunity to help one San Francisco’s most talented architects with a project in Pebble Beach. Jim Jennings needed help developing the construction details for this amazing house and hired AAA as a consultant. The results were featured in the annual Architectural Record Houses issue in April. It was a great learning opportunity to work alongside an architect I had admired since college, and…June 24, 2020
Sigh. Yeah, so 2020 has not been the best, but this card was a nice start.June 24, 2020
Chinese Immigrant Railroad Workers Installation
On May 10th, 1869, the First Transcontinental Railway was completed in Utah. This enormous project lasted over seven years and required the contributions of thousands of workers, including many recent immigrants. AAA designed and built the installation for a traveling exhibit celebrating the Chinese immigrants that helped build the Central Pacific Railway. More on this project can be found HERE.June 24, 2020
I was pretty keen on this one. It owes a bit to Igarashi Takenobu, who is amazing.June 24, 2020
Okay, so I have not been updating this thing like I should. I started to put more effort into updating AAA’s presence on f*cebook, and ended up neglecting this website. Well, I’ve largely given up on the world’s premier social network, so here we are revisiting the missing greeting cards I make every year. Enjoy!June 24, 2020
Our Upper Rockridge Residence is on the Market
As seen in Curbed and Socketsite, our Upper Rockridge Residence, designed in collaboration with Benjamin Parco, is now on the market and getting attention for its striking, detail-oriented architecture. If you’re looking for a cozy home with a homey, warm feel to it that shouts Norman Rockwell luxe, beat it. This isn’t the place for you. Designed by Randy Ruiz of AAA Architects, and in collaboration with Benjamin Parco, 132…June 9, 2017
SOUPERgreen! the Book is Here!
Saturday, June 10th at 3:00pm Discussion & Book Signing with Author: DOUG JACKSON With Wes Jones, Marc Neveu, Aryan Crawford Omar, Steven Purvis, Randolph Ruiz, and Mohamed Sharif — SOUPERgreen!—Souped Up Green Architecture features projects and essays that offer a long overdue critique of the prevailing approach to “green” architecture and, in turn, demonstrate a more appropriate way for architects to address the challenges posed by the environmental crisis. This…June 9, 2017
The discussion (in New York & elsewhere) about windowless rooms is surreal & ahistorical. Windowless rooms were banned in NYC starting from 1879 Tenement House Act (the 'Old Law') not because of aesthetics but because they helped spread pandemics & were extremely deadly in fires
And here I though that with the coast line closed, I wasn’t going to be able to ride along the sea today3
Didn’t get a pic, but maybe it’s not a great idea for @metrolosangeles to wrap a bus with an ad showing the bus being crushed?
Found a secret usable bathroom near Union Station.