Category archives for: Rick Rutstein

Building Your Dream Home by the Rules

Jones Exterior

By Rick Rutstein The National Association of Home Builders’ remodeling index, which measures current remodeling activity and indicators of future remodeling activity, is at its highest point since 2004. Thanks to the economic recovery, many homeowners are finally able to move forward with those home improvement plans they’ve been putting off. If you are planning [...]

Let There Be Light: Why Your Home Should Be Full of Natural Light


By Rick Rutstein, Professional Design and Drafting “Live in rooms full of light.” This sage piece of advice was given approximately 2000 years ago by Cornelius Celsus, a man considered one of the most important contributors to medicine and scientific thought. Old Cornelius couldn’t have been more right. Living in a space full of [...]

2014 Home Design Trends


By Rick Rutstein, Professional Design and Drafting Remember Jennifer Beals’ character dancing like a maniac in her converted warehouse home in Flashdance? Well, warehouse living is becoming popular again. In addition to the trend of readapting existing structures like warehouses, factories and old churches to create dream homes, new technologies, new materials, and new [...]

Eco-Friendly Homes: Design Choices That Minimize Our Carbon Footprint


By Rick Rutstein, Professional Design and Drafting There’s a saying: “It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.” With over thirty years experience in home design and drafting, I’ve noticed how much we do put our hearts into our homes. From family photos hanging on the walls to [...]

Architects Are the New Superheroes: They Save Lives

La Jolla Drafting Company

By Rick Rutstein, Professional Design and Drafting Imagine having the power to save people’s lives. These aren’t powers that come from hailing from Krypton or getting bitten by a radioactive spider; these are the powers that come from designing a building. Even the most seemingly minor design decision an architect makes not only impact the [...]

URBAN DESIGN: Planning With Purpose in San Diego

Residential Drafting Specialist in La Jolla

By Rick Rutstein, Professional Design and Drafting With an impressive skyline coupled with pristine sandy beaches and some of the state’s most highly-sought attractions, it’s no surprise to learn that San Diego is quickly becoming an urban destination. According to the latest report at the San Diego Union-Tribune, America’s Finest City is on the [...]

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  • VA System Working with Local Providers to Reduce Wait Times July 28, 2014
    By Joseph Franz Wait times at the VA has been a common headline lately. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has come under fire as tens of thousands of veterans nationwide have been waiting three months or more to get their first VA medical appointment. This has caused dozens of investigations and led Veterans Affairs […]
  • Local camp shapes Solana Beach youth into community leaders July 28, 2014
    After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking. Passionate about making […]
  • Del Mar Union School District approves new contract for superintendent July 28, 2014
    The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018. Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a mon […]