Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Laura Hartman to Lecture at Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture

Laura Hartman will be at the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University on Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 2011 to present the winners of 2011 AIA Columbus Design Awards as well as give a lecture on recent work by Fernau & Hartman.



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Engineers' Office Mixed-Use Addition on Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Fernau & Hartman is glad to be working again with Tipping Mar & Associates, structural engineers and F&H's frequent collaborators. This mixed-use building will provide additional office space next door to the firm's current office, also designed by F&H. The new addition will reference the beloved 1994 design but assert its seismic independence with sturdy piers that support the second floor drafting room and offices. Each pier will sport a base-isolator near its top that--in the event of an earthquake--will allow the engineers to shift in a two foot radius above the cafe/retail space below.

See the Tipping Mar building on our main site.

site of proposed addition, adjacent to current office (click to enlarge)

Proposed addition on left; Existing office on right (click to enlarge)

Current office, design by F&H in 1994

Entry to current office

Friday, October 7, 2011

Gallery House in Palo Alto

We're excited to share Fernau & Hartman's latest work in Northern California, images from design development on the Gallery House in Palo Alto, CA.

Monday, October 3, 2011

CuriOdyssey: Conceptual Design Updates

Fernau & Hartman's competition-winning design for CuriOdyssey gets a facelift moving forward in conceptual design. Renderings below show the introduction of an interactive viewing platform where visitors can observe wildlife--coined the "bird blind".

See previous posts on F&H's design and winning competition entry for CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point of San Mateo, CA (formerly Coyote Point Museum).