Thursday, July 14, 2016

1908 Shattuck in STRUCTURE Magazine


Subscribers to STRUCTURE Magazine and fans of Fernau & Hartman will notice a familiar project in its most recent issue. 1908 Shattuck - the soon-to-be home of Tipping Structural Engineers, whose office is currently adjacent at 1906 - and its impressive base isolation system superstructure are featured in an article written by Steven Tipping, S.E. 

Click on the images below to read the article on the STRUCTURE Magazine website.




Wednesday, June 29, 2016

UCSC Hay Barn Photos

Before you scroll through the new gorgeous photographs from the recent photoshoots down at the Hay Barn, take a look at this stunning before-and-after shot:

Left: Before shot (photographer unknown) Right: After shot (© 2016 Cesar Rubio Photography)


All photos below © 2016 Cesar Rubio Photography.












Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Review of "Improvisations on the Land" in ARCADE Magazine!

The most recent review of our book, Improvisations on the Land: Houses of Fernau + Hartman, appears in ARCADE Magazine. Written by John Parman, a writer, editor, and West Coast adviser to the Architect's Newspaper, the review captures the essence of the firm's practice and history of improvisation and collaboration - from its inception to the office in present day. Parman describes the book as being "a tutorial on how to practice architecture as [Richard Fernau] and Laura Hartman see it, in which place and improvisation provide valid, potent bases for design."

Parman begins the article by referencing the iconic New Yorker cover from March of 1976 - "View of the World from 9th Avenue."

"Far from being provincial," Parman writes, "the tradition in which F+H is situated is wide-eyed about the world around it. To live in the Bay Area is to be immersed in a place that gathers up sense, encourages openness and flow, and discourages anything that seems too predetermined."

READ John Parman's review by clicking here



Friday, May 27, 2016

Dream of the Sea Ranch - Screening and Discussion with Zara Muren, Laura Hartman, and More!

Join Bay Area filmmaker Zara Muren at her screening of "Dream of the Sea Ranch," a documentary about the celebrated Sonoma County development. There will be a panel discussion following the screening with Donlyn Lyndon, George Homsey, and Fernau & Hartman's very own Laura Hartman, who currently serves on The Sea Ranch Design Committee.

Please read the poster below for more information. The event will be held on Sunday, June 5th at 4:15pm at the Smith Rafael Film Center at 1118 Fourth Street in San Rafael