Happy Birthday, Betty!

At Berliner we celebrate every team member's birthday! Here's Office Dog Betty enjoying some dog-friendly cake on her 5th birthday. 

International Women's Day

We may be a day late but we have a lot to be proud of - according to data from the A.I.A., women make up approximately 25% of the architecture industry. Here at Berliner Architects, we can proudly say we have assembled a great team that is 50% women!



Construction Progress: Pacific Palisades Residence

Exciting progress is being made at our residential project in Pacific Palisades. This three-story, 11,750 SF home is a new ground-up construction personalized to the owner's taste. It features open concept rooms with large windows and tall, manicured hedges that provide privacy from the adjacent street. The home is an "L" shape with rounded corners where the two lengths of the house meet, creating an organic flow throughout the sweeping residence. Angular ceilings at the staircase create visual interest and allow for optimal lighting from a skylight above.  Framing began in the Fall of 2016. With the drywall now installed, it's time to incorporate the interior finishes and landscape details that will bring the home together.

Check out our progress, from framing to drywall below, and check back later for the completed project!

Advanced Technology Education Park

The Advanced Technology Education Park (ATEP) is a educational component of the Tustin Legacy Project, a large scale development with a mix of retail, commercial/business, residential and recreational uses located in Tustin, CA on the old Marine Corps Air Station site.  ATEP will be lead by the South Orange County Community College District that includes Saddleback and Irvine Valley College. With nearby amenities such as the Tustin Metrolink Station and mixed used retail and entertainment venues, ATEP has the opportunity to become an innovative education park that changes the way students interact with their environment and prospective private business that will reside within the site. ATEP is seen as a node that involves a new method of innovation, where public and private ventures are juxtaposed to create a porous environment of thought and creation.



One of the challenges presented while establishing the design guidelines was how to create a porous site where the main circulation is not tied to one single walkway path, but to provide multiple vines that guide the user to different experiences within the site. Working together with landscape architects RELM, we decided to create three main circulations:

  • Paseos that lead to the main entrances of each building are differentiated by its hardscape, and are anchored by building entrances.
  • Street facing paths are designed with sidewalks incorporating trees on both sides. The main goal was to incorporate the façade articulation of each building with a subtle walkway.
  • The main artery is the center of the park, designed with multiple paths, each lead to a different user experience. It will be anchored on both sides with building facades that are more transparent and that open to the outside space. This in turn creates an open environment where paths and the massing of building façade treatments are subtle and create a seamless transition from the outside to the inside.

The focus of these different circulation paths is to increase interaction on the campus between the start up businesses and the college students, this increased interaction will give students a modern day education, where they can directly interact with businesses providing a modern career-technical education.

For more information about ATEP visit: http://www.atepland.com/

East Los Charter Middle School

We're making great progress on the East Los Angeles Charter Middle School. Construction began October 2017 and this week the framing has gone up for the multipurpose room. The resulting building will be a 2 story-facility  containing 22 classrooms, each of which face the south, allowing for natural light in all classrooms. This new East Los Angeles Charter Middle School will focus on STEAM education. 


Meet Betty!

Introducing one of Berliner's fantastic workers - meet Betty! She's the official office dog and works part time, many of you have met her when stopping by our office. She's a great co-worker who brings the cuteness and specializes in greeting customers and consultants, chewing on antlers and snuggling with her favorite toy pig. 

Her profile is up on our team page, get to know her and the rest of the awesome team here at Berliner!

 Berliner Architects' resident doggo

Berliner Architects' resident doggo

Berliner Architects Staff Promotions

Teamwork is at the heart of how Berliner Architects finds unique solutions, shares ideas, and creates  spaces for our clients that are both functional and inspiring.  We strengthen our firm through new appointments that recognize the good work our team members have done with and for our clients.

We are pleased to announce that Prithwish Gupta and Minah Yeo have been appointed Senior Associates. Appointed to Associate are Ashley Johnson and Kai Telles.  They look forward to working with our clients and partners, continuing to create nurturing environments, improve outcomes and productivity, adapt to new technology and operate in a cost-effective manner.

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Berliner Team Views the Eclipse

The Berliner Team got together today to view the 2017 North American Eclipse! Using pinhole projectors we built the previous week, our team members joined together to view this once-in-a-lifetime experience.