Thursday, March 15, 2018

AIAEB 2018 Fellows Celebration

Come join us for the AIAEB 2018 Fellows celebration on Wednesday, March 28 from 5:30-7:45 PM. There’ll be a reception followed by presentations of recent projects from Laura Hartman and Emily Marthinsen. 

For full event details check out:
See you there!

Photo credit: Richard Barnes. Project: Cohousing project in Philo California 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Laura Hartman elevated to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects

We are so excited to share that Laura Hartman has been elevated to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects. We are incredibly proud of her. Congratulations, Laura! 

The Fellowship program recognizes architects who have “made significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.”

Thursday, February 15, 2018

UC Riverside Barn Expansion Project

Here's a first look at the Barn Expansion project, a dining and performance venue that we're designing at UC Riverside.  

At the heart of the Barn Expansion project is the Barn Dining building, a 1916 horse stable from UCR’s days as a Citrus Experiment Station. The Barn was subsequently turned into a dining hall with a performance stage in the 1950’s; the current project undertakes an extensive renovation and modernization of the building, including an expansion for a commercial kitchen. The existing Barn Theater building will be rebuilt.  A new Faculty / Staff Dining building (barn-like in form, but contemporary in material detailing) will reinforce the site’s identity as a dining hub. A new outdoor performance venue will be bracketed between the Barn Dining and the Faculty / Staff dining building, and will serve as outdoor dining space when not in concert-mode.  A Ticketing Tower with a glowing lantern-like feature will define the east entrance, serving as a marker for the site along with a proposed future “Barn Walk."  The materials, forms, and landscape of this project are meant to reinforce the agrarian heritage of the site while also introducing a contemporary design language. The project is a collaboration with SVA Architects, with Fernau & Hartman acting as the Design Architect.  

Barn Dining building, a 1916 horse stable which was subsequently turned into a dining hall with a performance stage in the 1950’s. Historical photo above, rendering below.
Ticketing tower that defines the east site entrance

Perspective from the stage, looking towards the rebuilt Barn Theater

Faculty/Staff Dining building, from perimeter of the site

Northwest site entry, looking towards Barn Dining, with Barn Theater at left and Faculty Staff Dining at right

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

We're hiring - Come join our team!

Photo credit: Richard Barnes

Fernau + Hartman Architects is currently hiring for: Designer with 2-5 years experience

Our practice:

Fernau + Hartman Architects is an award-winning design firm with a highly collaborative practice. Our work combines a sensitivity to historical and vernacular buildings with formal architectural innovation, a special concern for landscape and interiors and great attention to material detailing and sustainable practices. Fernau + Hartman is committed to working at a variety of scales - from furniture and interiors, to residential, commercial and institutional buildings. We are a firm that emphasizes mentoring, and we are a fairly small close-knit office with an open, informal, studio work environment.

Find out more about our firm at

Qualifications and experience:

·      2-5 years of work experience in architecture
·      Detail-oriented with strong design skills
·      Excellent organizational and communication skills
·      Familiarity with Revit; fluency preferred
·      Collaborative team player who is willing to assist where needed
·      Thoughtful, attentive, and well-spoken in written and verbal communications
·      Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office
·      Sense of humor is a plus!

Please send cover letter, resume, and work samples via email to: