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Designs Within Reach 2014

Designs Within Reach 2014

Thanks to some big thinkers and talented designers, our region’s architectural profile is poised to rise in the next few years, both literally and figuratively. Here’s a preview of some of our faves.

Glass Act

Glass Act

“Obviously, to begin our life with our innovation lab at the same time we’re working with Google’s innovation lab—which is by far one of the premier innovation labs in the country—was really exciting,” McGrann says. “What we learned was that we had a lot to bring to the table.”

Catalyst for Change

Catalyst for Change

The recent design competition to reinvigorate Capitol Mall is a big step in the right direction. But now that the ideas are on the table, let’s make sure we’re viewing the situation from the right vantage point (preferably a high one).

A Competitive Spirit

A Competitive Spirit

A novel concept behind the new arena campaign (public input) and a strategy for a revamped Capitol Mall (a design competition) are steps in the right direction toward great civic design. But they’re just a start.

Bright Lights, Big City

Bright Lights, Big City

The effort to save the Kings proved that we’re a city that can come together when we want to. Now we have a chance to show how bright our future really can be.

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A New Leaf

A New Leaf

When a Napa vintner moved to Amador County, she wanted to live in a space that blended seamlessly with the surrounding rolling vineyards and her busy lifestyle. With the help of two Sacramento architects, her Three Leaf House became a one-of-a-kind home.

Coyote Beautiful

Coyote Beautiful

The founder of Dos Coyotes Border Café created his home like any good chef prepares a gourmet meal—completely from scratch, served with warmth and color, and filled with distinctive flavors. And, in this case, one very important ingredient: Sage.

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