Posts Tagged ‘Video’

Blasting at San Marcos USD’s New K-8 School Site

July 22nd, 2014

By Steve Prince, Principal

Who doesn’t love a good site blast and the smell of dynamite in the morning!? Over the past few weeks, San Marcos USD’s New K-8 School site has been getting blasted in preparation for construction. The first challenge was finding an appropriate site; there weren’t many 18-acre sites available in the area, and the selected site is primarily on top of the Twin Oaks/San Elijo Hills Road region which is made up of mostly dense metamorphic volcanic rock that must be blasted down to the approved design grades. To blast such a large amount of the site, the grading contract must drill a 4” diameter hole anywhere from 3-30 feet deep at 8-10 feet on center grids, then fill the hole with a combination of dynamite, fertilizer and diesel oil. The blast team also coordinates a level of safety that includes shutting down all adjacent roads to traffic and keeping all observers far from the blast zone. And when the blast hits, the ground shakes and rocks fly beyond the property line!
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Posted in Pre-K–12 Education

VIDEO: Los Banos Community Center

May 8th, 2013

By Helen Bronston

It’s one thing to design a building and move on, and it’s another to witness the vision of a community come to life. Watch the video below to see how we collaborated with Los Banos to create a community center that connects with the community and helps revitalize downtown Los Banos.

Posted in Civic

Video: Sustainability Workshops at McKinley Elementary School

July 18th, 2012

Funded by a Community Project grant from HMC’s Designing Futures Foundation, Eera Babtiwale, Sandy Kate, and Pablo La Roche led a series of three sustainability workshops for students at McKinley Elementary School in Santa Monica, Calif. They developed the “Sustainable Environments Seen Through the Eyes of Elementary School Children” workshops with the goal of providing students with a worldview perspective of environmental issues to give them practical suggestions on how they, as elementary school children, can build a better planet for all. Watch the workshops in action, complete with reactions from a few students.

Posted in Designing Futures Foundation

Best A/E/C Firm to Work For, and Now 100% Employee Owned

March 23rd, 2012

Employees are our greatest asset, and we’re building a culture where careers are built and professionals grow. HMC Architects was recently recognized by Building Design+Construction magazine as one of the best A/E/C firms to work for in the U.S. And as of January 1, 2012, we are now 100% employee owned. Watch the video below to see why our employees think HMC is the best A/E/C firm to work for.

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International Summit and Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design, and Construction

March 2nd, 2012

Our healthcare team will be hosting a booth March 4-7, 2012 at the International Summit and Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design, and Construction (PDC Summit) in Phoenix, Ariz. We’ll be at booth #838, be sure to stop by and see our latest high-performance hospital designs.

The PDC Summit is composed of senior leaders from hospitals, architecture firms, and construction companies who are interested in working together to advance the health care physical environment. The 2012 PDC Summit provides exceptional networking opportunities and peer-reviewed programming that focuses on strategic perspectives for the health care built environment, as well as current trends and practices.

Posted in Healthcare

HMC ArchLab Sustainable Design Retreat

January 26th, 2012

In the fall of 2011, HMC ArchLab led a sustainable design camping retreat with designers at HMC Architects. The goal was to empower HMC’s designers to advance high-performance architecture and generate a better environment for all. Watch the video to learn more about the retreat and see the HMC ArchLab team in action.

Posted in High Performance Architecture

Video: Eco-Charrette

January 3rd, 2012

HMC ArchLab recently led an Eco-Charrette for the Collins College of Hospitality at Cal Poly Pomona. Watch the video to learn about our Eco-Charrette process and how we integrate sustainable design from the beginning of a project.

Posted in High Performance Architecture,Higher Education

What’s Next for Green Building?

September 21st, 2011

We grabbed our camera and caught HMC’s Pablo La Roche, Director of Sustainable Design, to respond to Greenbuild’s question: what do you think is NEXT for green building, sustainability, and our planet’s prosperity?

Greenbuild is accepting submissions for the #GBNEXT video contest until September 28, 2011. For more information about their video contest, click here.

Posted in High Performance Architecture

The First People’s Hospital Wins AIA/AAH Unbuilt Award

August 2nd, 2011

HMC Architects is honored to be the recipient of the 2011 AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Unbuilt Award for the design of the First People’s Hospital, China. The award was given July 30, 2011, at the AIA/AAH Summer Leadership Summit in Chicago.


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Posted in Awards,Healthcare,News Releases

Thinking Forward to Give Back

December 13th, 2010


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