Bold architecture will build a stronger city

Get excited, because Experience Architecture Week begins tomorrow. The week-long celebration aims to engage design enthusiasts, architects, designers and members of the public with our region’s rich architectural and design heritage.

To kick-off this event, we are sharing with you insight into our region’s design, beginning with a special commentary from Jason A. Silva of Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects. And in case you missed it, we’ve included some of your favorite architecture stories from September.

In addition to the fantastic lineup of events, our architecture photo contest is yet another way you can get in on the action. From Oct. 10– 19, in honor of Experience Architecture week, we’re asking readers to share their snapshots of their favorite Sacramento architecture using #SacArch14 on Facebook or Twitter (bonus points for tagging Comstock’s). The best pics will win a gift card to one of our favorite restaurants. 

We look forward to seeing your photographs and hope you learn a little more about Sacramento’s beautiful architecture.

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Break Away from the Beige

Bolder architecture will build a stronger city

Few people are aware of the emotional impact of the built world surrounding them; it’s experienced viscerally. Architecture knits communities together by drawing people out into city streets, influencing how they interact with each other and their surroundings. Buildings and spaces affect people’s perceptions of and connections with a city.

Oct 9, 2014 Jason Silva

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In Oak Park, the triangle is the shape of things to come

Triangular blocks are wonderful in terms of urban energy because they dictate the creation of three-sided buildings — the only kind that can fit on those awkward sites — and the result is a group of endearing “flatiron” buildings with sharp edges that stand out from their surroundings. In other words, it’s a good place to start the revival of an entire shopping destination.

Aug 28, 2014 Morris Newman