Category Archives: Inspirational Architecture

Looking to set a romantic tone this Valentine’s Day, but not quite sure what makes a dreamy destination? Well, we’ve analyzed what makes a romantic city and compiled a list of the top five. The common thread between cities and romance is a braided string of scale, space, and spirit, for a cord of three strands […]

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Last month, WHA attended the ULI’s annual field trip focusing on new transit-oriented developments in Los Angeles.  We met at the Tustin train station and took Metrolink to Union Station. For many, it was their first visit to this 1938 landmark, an interesting blend of Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco.

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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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WHA is participating in the ULI/OC-Inland Empire’s Young Leadership Group Mentor Program. This program matches young professionals under 35 years old (protégés) with experienced professionals (mentors) for guidance and support, while offering mentors an opportunity to strengthen ties with the young, future leaders of the local real estate community and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

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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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The making of quality wine is a complex endeavor, dependent on careful decisions and the management of many real and unpredictable conditions. The soil, topography and climate combine their influences to create, what the French call, terroir (tare-WAH). The experience of the winemaker, the skilled hands of field workers and terroir all find their voice […]

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