Red Light District Dining Room & Social House opens it’s doors tonight to the public for the first time & we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved making this project memorable for DBRDS. Thank you to Sean & Nancy Shoja & family for allowing us to collaborate with you on your vision for this new Dining Room & Social House in San Diego. From day one this was an exciting process to work so closely […]
Great news to kick of the 2012 year for DBRDS as partner Ivan Rimanic & wife Aiesha welcome Liam Alexander Rimanic into their family. Born at 7pm Friday January 6th at 8 lbs, 12 oz in San Diego, California. Congratulations Ivan, Aiesha & Ava!!!
Last year, we decided that amongst our paying projects, we wanted to challenge ourselves to find creative solutions to large scale urban sites around California. One of these was inspired by a trip Ivan took to the Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia, CA. We created ourselves the simple brief of ‘if the racetrack needed to be re-master planned – what would we do?’…and started off with some very conceptual massing design sketches. The main topic of this session was to challenge ourselves […]
Music and coffee are so much part of our lives and an intergral part of our design practice. Both coffee and music are inspirations for our ideas as well as avenues to meet people who inspire us. We both frequent Sole Luna Cafe which is run by Alex and Gigio, who simply make the best coffee in San Diego. It’s one of the reason why we have brainstorming sessions there. And it’s also the place where we have come to know a […]
Last week, I posted a blog about our Altair project, which towards the end thanked the design team. In doing so, the magic of WordPress has begun to automatically generate links throughout this post…one of them being to our great friend David McCullough, or so I thought. Finding out from his wife Catherine that this link was not about ‘our buddy Dave’, but rather about David McCullough, a Historian, Lecturer & two-time Pulitzer Prize recipient - we set ourselves thinking about “well who is […]