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Raising the Barn

Raising the Barn

On the banks of the mighty Sacramento River, an instant architectural icon has sprouted from the earth, connecting the natural landscape of the riverfront to its modern neighbors ashore, all while making a bold statement about our region’s history and our new civic identity. Here’s how our newest urban landmark was born.

Bruce Monighan Q&A

Bruce Monighan Q&A

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).

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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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Drake's Brewing Company comes to the Barn

Drake's Brewing Company comes to the Barn

It's official: The Barn—that swoopy, undulating pavilion rising on West Sacramento's River Walk just past Raley Field—is opening to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today (Friday, July 22), along with a long-awaited announcement: Drake's...

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Local cake shop is set to open at Milagro Centre

Local cake shop is set to open at Milagro Centre

The highly anticipated Milagro Centre in Carmichael has a sweet new tenant. Jaynee Cakes Custom Cakery, owned and operated by Melissa Archuleta, will join seven other restaurants and retailers at the culinary marketplace. Though currently experimenting with her menu, Archuleta plans to offer...

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