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Welcome Malik!

Oct 23, 2018 by Rosanna Jackson
 
Ogawa Fisher Architects would like to welcome Project Architect, Malik Ajose to our team. Malik comes to us from New York and most recently worked at Davis Brody Bond. Some of his past projects include the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the former Time-Life Building, also in New York. Malik has been a great addition to our team and is already making an impact on our projects. We are so happy to have him on board!
Topics: Office

Clear Skies and Crystals at our La Donna Avenue Residence

Sep 13, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

Demolition has progressed at our La Donna Avenue Residence!

The contractor, Chris Brooks of CB Builders, has artfully chosen to leave the chandeliers intact - which makes for a glamorous contrast to the destruction happening around them. 

This two-story structure will go through a dramatic transformation to become a multi-generational home for a growing family. We're very excited to break ground!

Gilbert Avenue Residence :: inside and out

Sep 12, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

Here are some photos we took of the Gilbert Avenue Residence, shortly after completion and shortly before move-in. 

This home was originally a two-bedroom, one-bath, one-story home. The owners wanted to expand and make it more family-friendly, but the corner lot location meant that we didn't have a lot of buildable area on first floor. We carefully "inserted" a two-story volume into the middle of the one-story footprint, with a central stairway and skylight to help provide more natural light in the center of the plan. The final result a is a brighter, more spacious home that any family can enjoy.

 

The front living room window frames the magnificent magnolia tree in front.

 

The central stairway acts as a room divider between the living room and kitchen. This slice through the house also brings in an abundance of natural light via the skylight and clerestory windows above.

 

These penny round tiles provide a playful accent to the kids' bathroom, and also echos the color of the front door.

 

While the white and black exterior color scheme evokes a modern farmhouse feel, the turquoise blue front door adds a personal, cheery touch. The staggered volumes and wide roof overhangs soften the overall massing.

Photos by our talented Sucharitha Yelimeli.

No filter. Just Beauty.

Sep 8, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa
Topics: Inspiration, Life

Salesforce Transit Center

Aug 12, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

This looks like a rendering but it’s not - it’s a photo from today, opening day at the San Francisco transbay terminal (AKA Salesforce Transit Center). The cityscape becomes a backdrop to this pocket of elevated nature.

Amarillo Avenue Residence, Deconstructed

Jul 27, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

Construction on our Amarillo Avenue Residence has begun! The first step is to remove the existing home, so we can have an empty plot on which to build the brand new design. We are so excited that the homeowners chose the route of "deconstructing" the home, which meant that a specialized deconstruction crew would carefully remove each material for potential recycling or reuse. It is by far the most earth-friendly way to demolish a home, and as an added bonus, we get amazing skeletal views of the home in the process. More to come on this project!

Gilbert Avenue Residence photo shoot

Jul 16, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

Impromptu photo shoot at our just-completed Gilbert Avenue Residence. A lovely day for the lovely house, where the wide roof overhangs provide some good summer shade. This was our second time working with one of our favorite clients, and it was an absolute dream. 

Suite D is expanding!

Jul 3, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

Today we worked together to build furniture for our expanded office space, to start a new chapter at OFA. Thank you, #ogawafisherarchitects team! We wouldn’t be where we are without all of you.

Carol Bernard. Just. Stunning.

Jun 27, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa
Topics: Art, Inspiration

Welcome Cristian!

Jun 26, 2018 by Rosanna Jackson

We’re pleased to introduce the newest member of the team, Cristian Figueroa. Cristian recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Architecture and previously worked as drafter and AutoCAD tutor. He likes to spend his free time sketching, reading and playing chess. We’re looking forward to having Cristian participate in all aspects of the design and construction of our projects. Welcome Cristian!

Topics: Office

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