Tempe Online Consultant List

The City of Tempe is seeking a slate of consultants including architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, surveying, construction management, traffic engineering, environmental engineering, water and wastewater engineering. Applications are online and accepted until 4pm September 30, 2014. Go to their website at

Google Betting on $600M in Small Properties

The Contra Costa Times reports, via ENR California, that Google is buying up hundreds of millions of dollars worth of small commercial office buildings throughout Silicon Valley. With 24 of these buildings alone in Mountain View, it may be that Google is betting on zoning and height restrictions loosening up in the coming years so…

SF’s Schlage Lock Site Development

Over 1,600 units of housing, as well as open space, retail and historic preservation are planned in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley, along the Bayshore Freeway. The project, which occupies the former site of the Schlage Lock Company and part of a Southern Pacific Rail Yard, will be developed by San Francisco’s Universal Paragon Corp. Van…

Free Architecture Tour

Sidney can walk backwards for two miles while describing architecture and California history and fielding rapid-fire questions from potential Stanford University student applicants on this campus tour. Not the easiest job, but she does it with a smile. Docents cover the architectural styles of the old and new buildings, construction methods, campus lore, as well…

Concord Naval Weapons Station Nearing Development

Four development teams have been short-listed for the role of master developer at the Concord Naval Weapons Station. RFPs to those four will be going out in July. See the Contra Costa Times article link below. Four firms vying to be master developer for Concord Naval Weapons Station – Inside Bay Area.

Historic Alameda Warehouse to be Converted

BAR Architects has been hired to design the conversion of the historic Del Monte warehouse on Buena Vista Avenue, near the Estuary in Alameda, to apartments. See link below. Developer to transform historic Alameda warehouse into 309 waterfront apartments – San Francisco Business Times.