Mark Motonaga Leads Eight New Office Projects in California and Texas

Mark Motonaga, Partner at multi-disciplinary design firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios, is leading the firm’s workplace design practice with eight new office projects in development or recently completed—from multi-building campuses to shared workspaces to lobby re-imaginings—in major cities across California and Texas.

Co-Founding Principal of Form4 Honored as Only Architect on Upstart 50 List

SAN FRANCISCO: John Marx, AIA, Co-Founding Principal and Chief Artistic Officer of Form4 Architecture, has been honored as a member of the Upstart 50 class of 2017. “Silicon Valley is finally starting to get its own architectural style, and John Marx is a big reason why,” states the award announcement.

McIntosh Poris Associates Preserves 1920s Historic Architecture While Creating New Facilities

DETROIT: The Country Club of Detroit’s mission “to become the premier country club in Michigan” is closer to reality since this venerable institution, founded in 1897, completed a major renovation of its historic clubhouse. The new fitness and bowling center inside the 1927 clubhouse is part of a long-range plan to offer current members a resort-like experience and give potential members a compelling reason to join. The architecture, renovation, and interior design by McIntosh Poris Associates of Birmingham, MI, addresses existing infrastructure concerns, while maximizing the variety and quality of the club’s amenities on 212 acres in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI.

Three Days of Design Insights; Years’ Worth of Inspiration

A global roster of design talent convenes this October along the sandy shores of Northern California for the Monterey Design Conference (MDC 2017), an intellectually vibrant weekend where conversations on design reach new heights.

The American Idea of Home Gives an Inside Look at Architectural Motives

“Home is an idea, a social construct, a story we tell ourselves about who we are and who we want closest in our midst,” writes Meghan Daum in her foreword to Bernard Friedman’s The American Idea of Home: Conversations About Architecture and Design. The new book—published by University of Texas Press—gives readers a peek inside the design process of America’s most well-known and up-and-coming architects, as well as the field’s foremost commentators.