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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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Shipping container architecture has been around for decades. I remember having a conversation last year with one of my architecture professors when I told her I was going to Copenhagen, Denmark, to research affordable student housing made out of shipping containers. She chuckled in a way that immediately undermined my unknowingly uneducated notions that shipping […]

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WHA and Brascia Builders have teamed up to participate in the 4th Annual 2017 Long Beach Canstruction competition. Canstruction is an event where architects, builders, and engineers compete to design and build sculptures out of canned foods. Once deconstructed, all cans are donated to Food Finders and distributed to pantries and shelters in local communities.

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David Rogier and Aaron Rasmussen met in San Francisco and shortly after, in 2013, had garnered some initial funding that launched MasterClass.com.  Neither of them was adequately inspired by traditional teaching techniques while they were growing up in California.  They imagined a more dynamic and effective way to present a subject.  Their concept was to […]

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A few months ago, online publication Dezeen.com published an article denoting architecture students as the hardest working college major, citing the immense amount of hours a student is required to spend, beyond class time, to succeed. So is architecture the toughest major? As a recent graduate from the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, I […]

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Everyday, when we step out into the sun, our bodies eclipse a part of the earth, cast a shadow, and momentarily mark our presence – reminding us our very existence affects space, light, and time! But, for those of us who seek the sublime, there was a solar eclipse last week, darkening a long, arching […]

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Our WHA office in Santa Ana was transformed last Thursday into a gallery of art.  Desks, cubicles, and offices became exhibit spaces showcasing the creativity of our multi-talented staff.  Our art show included a late afternoon gourmet spread to be enjoyed as we leisurely toured the exhibit floor.  The artistic range was vast, including ceramics, […]

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