Category Archives: Architecture Styles

2017 Monterey Design Conference (MDC) | aiacc.org/mdc/   Last month I attended the Monterey Design Conference (MDC), an AIA event which occurs every odd-numbered year at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California.  Asilomar, roughly translated, means “Refuge by the Sea” and what a refuge it is.  George Bissell is known as the “Father […]

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Architecture provides a backdrop, a setting, for the events of life, establishing boundaries to designate and define space. The setting of a story deeply influences the events, the mood, and the people involved. Think of The Phantom of the Opera without the opera house, or Gladiator without the Coliseum, or even Friends without Central Perk […]

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On the boards… WHA is currently designing a new custom home in Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, Ca. Here is an article that appeared earlier this year in Options magazine (an offshoot of Builder Developer magazine) which focuses on high-end custom homes.

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Arista is a new neighborhood located in the master-planned community of Aliento, a gated enclave in Santa Clarita. These homes are perched atop hillsides, allowing residents to enjoy miles of trails connecting to sunset overlooks. This community offers a modern interpretation on resort-style living, with a central clubhouse featuring pools, splash pad, and fitness center […]

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On May 25th, the City of Pasadena held their 2017 Historic Preservation Awards.  City Ventures’ Ambassador Gardens was recognized, alongside eight other recipients, at the prestigious ceremony.  After welcoming comments by Mayor Terry Tornek and Councilman Andy Wilson noting the City’s dedication to preservation, Leon White, Principal Planner, and Kevin Johnson, Senior Planner, presented the […]

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As a part of our expansion to the greater LA area, WHA was given the opportunity to be a part of an RFP process with LINC Housing Corporation for the development of a mixed-use, affordable housing project located at 1900 Long Beach Boulevard. With hard work and effort by the entire development team, we put […]

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On March 21, the Danville Town Council recognized the achievement of Castle Companies for the rehabilitation of what has been the centerpiece of the historic downtown since the 1890s.

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