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The luxury senior-living Kobe Tower is profiled by Interior Design
"Every aspect of the 500,000-square-foot facility was designed with a careful, even hair-splittingly meticulous attention to the needs of aging residents. How soft and deep to make a chair, so they can stand up unassisted? In the dining rooms, how many tables for four people versus two versus one, given that more and more residents will become widows or widowers, dining alone? How to provide guideposts for navigating the buildings without plastering them with signage, like an airport terminal?"
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1645 Pacific listed in John King's "San Francisco Urban Design Standouts"
John King, the architecture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, published on December 3rd six urban design standouts, as judged by the San Francisco planning department. Described as "atmospheric in the best possible way, with an elaborate sculpted facade that taps into history but does so with imagination and style," 1645 Pacific was designed by Richard Beard while he was a senior principal at BAR Architects. For more information and photography of this outstanding building, visit:
Richard Beard Mixes Art & Life at 1645 Pacific Avenue
The historic Cole House in Napa Valley is featured in Luxe Interiors + Design
“The former Cole residence is a historic structure in a county that treasures its heritage... but it was so dilapidated and has such an odd interior that at first I thought it might be better to tear it down. Richard proved me wrong. What he created is absolutely stunning. He kept all the wonderful character, but when you walk inside, it’s a completely different world.”
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Dolores Heights and Pacific Avenue Residences both honored at the Inaugural Julia Morgan Awards
Named for nationally renowned Bay Area architect and classicist, Julia Morgan (1872–1957), the awards uphold the enduring excellence, appeal, and importance of the classical traditions in design and honor those who contribute to its advancement.
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Mixing art and life at 1645 Pacific Avenue
1645 Pacific Avenue is designed with an aesthetic and a desire for "artistic" living. The street front, which incorporates an historic structure already on the site, is a lively composition of sculptural elements, bays, traditional windows, and wrought iron.
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Dolores Heights Residence featured in Architectural Digest
On a slender hillside lot in San Francisco, celebrated antiques dealer Ed Hardy builds a Spanish-inspired house whose lush terraces and gracious rooms offer respite from urban bustle. For inspiration, Hardy and Richard Beard turned to the 1920s mansions of George Washington Smith.
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Print & Online Media
"Mesmerising appeal inside and out, with a nod to 20th century architecture”
Bridge For Design Magazine
Cole House Publications
Architectural Digest – Russia
Revista Decor - Brazil
“A World Apart”
California Home + Design
“One Room, Garden View”
Paul Vincent Wiseman, The Wiseman Group
Dream Homes Northern California
California Country Style
Diane Dorran Saeks
Domesticities: At Home with The New York Times
Wine Country Architecture and Interiors
Dream Porches and Sunrooms
The Place Itself
BAR Architects Monograph