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SKETCHES · Quarter 4 · 2016 — AIASMC Newsletter

At the time of writing this, it’s the end of December 2016, and the end of my term as AIA President. I really enjoyed this year as the head of the Board and the Chapter President. I look forward to simply attending Chapter events and seeing AIASMC members in 2017! I had goals at the …


SKETCHES · Quarter 3 · 2016 — AIASMC Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving to you! I missed sending out my third quarter newsletter at the end of September and here we are at Thanksgiving.  I’m taking this time to encourage you to join us on December 3rd for our annual Holiday Party.  It’s again at John Stewart’s house from 6 to 10 pm.  Big thanks to …


SKETCHES · Quarter 2 · 2016 — AIASMC Newsletter

Summer is here and I hope you are getting out and enjoying some of all that we have to offer in the Bay Area! In the first newsletter, I talked about being inspired by attending Grassroots in Detroit on behalf of Chapter Board of Directors and members. That first quarter I felt that way after …


SHoP Architects New Mixed-Use in Tijuana

SHoP Architects has just broken ground on their first project in Mexico, a mixed-use development in Tijuana (AIASMC Executive Director’s birth town). The complex, which will be known as BAJALTA, explores new ideas about open-space and mixed-use developments, yielding a better quality of life for residents and visitors. Read more about this and other great projects in Tijuana here. SHoP …


CSM Student Project Named ‘Most Habitable’ at Design Village 2016

Once again, College of San Mateo’s Architecture Club students have garnered accolades for their work at Cal Poly’s Design Village competition! Design Village (April 15–17, 2016), which is held annually at San Luis Obispo’s Cal Polytech, gives students a chance to show their ability on concept, design and execution. This year was no exception. Students …



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Jack Matthews Retires From San Mateo Politics

Architect, Jack Matthews, AIA and former AIA San Mateo Chapter [1992] President retires… from public service, that is. Here’s the story as reported by Samantha Weigel in San Mateo’s The Daily Journal back in December 2015: After two decades of public service, Jack Matthews spent his last meeting behind the San Mateo City Council dais …


New AIA Identity for AIASMC

You may have noticed the new AIA brand slowly appearing in our communications pieces, and soon our website. This is the new national brand that was adopted last year, and that most Chapter will implement eventually. The new identity — by Pentagram Design — consists mainly of four spot colors: red, light gray, dark gray …


Windhover: A Place of Reflection

Saturday, November 14th marked our informal visit to Stanford University’s Windhover Meditation Center. The date followed the indelible sad turn of events in Paris, France the night before, which made this space one of peaceful reflection. A volunteer docent spoke to the art works of the late Nathan Oliveira, whom she knew in life, and …


John King Delights Members

John King, Urban Design Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle and author, was guest speaker at AIA San Mateo’s Fellowship gathering last night at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Redwood City. The evening also marked the annual meeting and elections 2016 for the Chapter. ‘Cityscapes 2’ is the name of King’s latest publishing venture, once …

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