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 …


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 …


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 …


AIASMC Elects its New Board for 2016

October 28, 2015 marked the occasion of the AIA San Mateo County’s Annual Meeting and elections for 2016. The Chapter additionally approved a long-overdue update of its bylaws from the previous edition of April, 2001, in particular adding elements that refer to how communication pieces are disseminated it our current digital age. The meeting was …

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