1929 - 2013. It is with a heavy heart we said goodbye to a firm founder and dear friend, Henrik Bull last week. Henrik H. Bull died on December 3, 2013 at his home in Berkeley after battling illness. He was a formidable and talented architect, a mentor and inspiration to many. Although officially retired from the firm for the last 10 years, Henrik was a regular in the office, offering his consultation and expertise, reminding us that sometimes the simplest solution is often the best. His snow-country design expertise and prescribed solutions to ice and snow continue to mark important firm hallmarks. We will miss him and his work will continue to inspire the firm, other architects and building users for generations to come. BSA's full memorial statement. John King's (SF Chronicle) memorial statement.
What goes into the planning and execution of a well-designed modern aquatic facility? Let's talk about it! At this year's California Parks and Recreation Region 1 Fall Forum, Principal David Ross will be participating in a Parks and Facility Operations session entitled: Building a Modern Aquatic Facility. Join us for an open panel discussion that includes members from the Dahlin Group, Aquatic Design Group, Verde Design and the City of Dublin's Parks & Facilities Development Manager, Herma Lichtenstein. Early Bird registration to attend the Fall Forum on November 20, 2013 is available now.
Coast Modern gets itS Bay Area premier on Monday, October 14 at 7pm at the Rialto Theater in El Cerrito. One of our firm's founders, Henrik Bull, featured in the film, will be there for audience Q+A after the screening! It's a truly great film on the inspired living by pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture. Information on the screening and a link for tickets can be found here.
Bull Stockwell Allen and SE Group are teaming up to host a seminar at this year's New England Summit entitled "Brand New." At mountain resorts the guest experience is everything. Today's highly competitive marketplace requires a strong brand delivery in order to survive and, ultimately thrive. Using examples from across the country, the panel will present "best in class" facilities and best practices that are delivering both superior service and a branded, unique and memorable experience.
Are you developing your brand by providing a seemless guest experience, top of the mountain to the bottom, 24/7 and four seasons?
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We'd enjoy the opportunity to talk with you! Stop by Bull Stockwell Allen's booth #410 at the League of California Cities Conference, September 18-19 in Sacramento. We'll have some of our recent work on view including the Public Private Partnership project: The Roseville Hotel and Conference Center.
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We at Bull Stockwell Allen are looking forward to the events, lectures and tours that are all part of the 10th Annual Architecture + the City Festival here in San Francisco. Don't miss out on the great activities planned - check out the full calendar at the AIA San Francisco web site.
Congratulations to principal David Ross who was just appointed to serve as one of the two newest members on Marin County's Parks + Open Space Commission. He's looking forward to working on issues concerning open space stewardship, facilities, programs and services that make Marin County a unique place. David's also liking the idea that we now have to call him " the Commish"...
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Bull Stockwell Allen is very pleased to have Nelson Ramirez on board. Nelson started with us early this summer as part of UC Berkeley's Architecture School internship program and has now transitioned to an official member of the team!
We are excited by the new book "American Ski Resort - Architecture, Style, Experience." The book explores the evolution of the American ski resort from the 1930's to the 1990's. The author, Margaret Supplee Smith is Harold W. Tribble Professor of Art, emerita, at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina and has lectured and written on ski resort architecture. The book also features many of Bull Stockwell Allen projects from our portfolio of over 45 years! Get a copy here.
Bull Stockwell Allen, a long time member of the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), will be attending the National Conference, April 30-May 3 in Palm Springs. As part of the conference, Principal John Ashworth, is co-chairing a Session entitled : " Brand New: Brand Optimization through Best-in-Class Resort Facilities and Service." Read more about the session here.
Bull Stockwell Allen invites you to visit us at our booth #632 at this year's California Parks & Recreation Society Conference, March 6 - 7 at the San Jose Convention Center. We are proud to be members of CPRS and share in the belief that "Parks Make Life Better." See you there!
Bull Stockwell Allen and our Mountain View Fire Station #5 project are featured as part of the USGBC's online article "Protecting Communities, Sustainability: LEED Taking Hold in Public Safety Space." The station received its LEED Gold certification in 2012. Read it here.
Bull Stockwell Allen has been awarded the opportunity to design Cogswell College's new interior in 2013. We feel this is an ideal commission for the firm as it builds on our higher education and interiors project expertise.
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Bull Stockwell Allen partnered with Dome Construction for this year's San Francisco CANstruction event benefiting the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank. Thanks to our team and generous donations from our sponsors we were able to build our 8' tall, 6,240 can JAWS V Feeding Frenzy structure. Our structure was fan favorite amoungst the CANnes film festival entries, with many people snapping off a picture in front of it's gaping mouth. See how our team did it!
The City of San Leandro's newest parking garage opens today. Bull Stockwell Allen was brought onto the project by the City of San Leandro in order to put the project on sure footing during construction administration and to ensure that the project would meet the City's LEED Silver rating requirement. BSA has specialized expertise in successfully bringing distressed LEED projects 'back from the brink' in late-design and even beginning of construction.
Winter Sports Technology International's Winter 2012 Issue features an article by Bull Stockwell Allen on the vital aspect of proper building design in snow country environments. Read more here.
Bull Stockwell Allen is pleased to announce the City of Mountain View's new Fire Station No.5 has recieved LEED Gold certification. Read the press release below and check out the new station here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MOUNTAIN VIEW FIRE STATION NO.5's GOLDEN GLOW
Bull Stockwell Allen's design for the new fire station exceeds the City's LEED certification goal and receives LEED Gold Certification
San Francisco, CA - Bull Stockwell Allen is proud to announce the City of Mountain View's Fire Station No.5 has been awarded LEED Gold certification established by the US Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GCBI). LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
"Bull Stockwell Allen is very pleased that we were able to exceed the City's sustainable goals for their newest fire station," stated BSA's principal David Ross, "we place a priority on environmentally responsible design, it is part of every project that comes out of our office." Sustainable design features for the station include regional materials within a 500 mile radius; solar water heating panels and daylight harvesting controls; aggressive site and domestic water saving technologies; and the use of reflective colors for the roof and paving to reduce site heat gain. Additionally the design of the station achieved exemplary performance for the use of Forest Service Council certified sustainably harvested wood and for providing day-lighting and views from over 95% of regularly occupied spaces with additional high level of indoor environmental quality achieved through the use of low VOC materials and increased and monitored air circulation.
As an essential service facility, this station houses four emergency responders with three response vehicles including a long reserve ladder truck, dormitory suites, dayroom, workout room, public lobby, office, kitchen and a fruit and vegetable garden. The building's brick facade, true brick arches and tower element responds to the City and Fire Department's desire for a contemporary design evocative of traditional stations.
For over 44 years, Bull Stockwell Allen has designed award-winning environments for life. BSA are lifestyle architects, planners and interior designers who collaborate with their clients and each other to arrive at design solutions that are at once innovative and enduring. Bull Stockwell Allen's signature approach is rooted in the firm's belief in the fundamental relationship between natural and built environments. BSA invests in the most advanced Building Information Modeling technologies and participates in new construction and contracting initiatives that deliver measurable value to their clients. The result is over seventy five major design awards including a Presidential Design Award and the American Institute of Architect's California Chapter "Firm of the Year."
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Bull Stockwell Allen is excited to be part of CANstruction San Francisco's 2nd Annual Competition benefiting the San Francisco Food Bank. We are entering into the competition this year with our teamates DOME Construction. You can follow CANstruction San Francisco on Twitter @sfcanstruction.