By Paul Benton, Alcorn & Benton Architects We’ve heard the term “sustainable” but what does it mean when it comes to architecture? A green building – or sustainable construction – is an energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly residential or commercial space. Sustainable architecture is important because it serves as the future of community growth and ensures the well-being [...]
Learn about the connection between home and garden for insight into effective San Diego landscape design.
Sustainable urban agriculture is the key to a more localized, efficient and environmentally-friendly food supply.
San Diego coastal access is an important feature in local architecture and design, one that connects us with the land and sea that defines our unique California environment.
Getting a coastal permit in San Diego may seem daunting; but with a little information and help from an expert architect, anyone can navigate the complexities of coastal access.
Commercial and residential kitchens are very different, each with their own architectural complexities and unique requirements.
Considering all the activity that goes on in the kitchen, contemporary kitchen designs must take multiple uses into account.
Extreme weather preparedness is a critical factor when it comes to safe and structurally sound coastal architecture in San Diego.
San Diego coastal architecture was inspired by a push toward modernity and a connection with the outdoors.
In past columns, we have discussed San Diego architecture issues pertaining to earthquake safety; and this month, we want to examine the role architects play in another, equally important safety measure — security systems design and implementation. Successfully integrating security features into a new or existing architectural design takes careful planning and meticulous attention to detail. However, the best architects are those who consider such efforts as a natural extension of the project, and maintain a “big picture” perspective to find the right security solutions for each and every structure.