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Strategic Design: How architects can utilize Market Research to ensure project success

Architects design places where people live, work and play, but their creative process isn’t done in a vacuum. It relies on input from the developer and other stakeholders, as well as their own design knowledge and experience. However, for a building project to be ...

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, Architecture, Market Research, Feasibility Study, Valuation, Publications, Residential Construction

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Notable Forensic Architect Bruce Bergman Joins Xpera Group

Xpera Group is pleased to announce the recent addition of Bruce Bergman, AIA, to our Construction Consulting and Real Estate Advisory division. He brings with him over 34 ...

Topics: Architecture, Risk Management, Construction Forensics, Construction Consultant, Sustainability, Member Spotlight, real estate advisory

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Right Materials Vital to Ensuring Building Longevity

In this industry, we know quite well that Mother Nature can be tough on buildings, even in generally temperate regions like California. The main purpose of any built structure is to shelter us from the harshest of conditions, to act as a shield against cold, heat, ...

Topics: Building Envelope, Waterproofing Systems, Architecture, Construction Forensics, Publications, Water Intrusion Investigation, Damage Assessments, Building Materials

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Architect Kirk O’Brien Returns to Xpera Group

Kirk Obrien 2019We are pleased to announce that Kirk O’Brien, an award-winning architect and past president of the AIA San Diego Chapter, has ...

Topics: Building Envelope, Waterproofing Systems, Architecture, Los Angeles, Kirk O'Brien, Water Intrusion Investigation, Architecture Design Defect Analysis

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Tall Wood: The New Steel and Concrete

Next generation of high-rise buildings might use advanced engineered wood for structural integrity and sustainability, but what are the risks?

Topics: Architecture, Brian Hill, Building Codes and Standards, US Green Building Council, Sustainability, Scott Riffenburgh, Publications, Commercial Construction, Building Materials

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Xpera Project Earns 2018 AIA San Diego Design Award

The architectural world in November started with a bang with AIA San Diego's Design Awards ceremony, which celebrated the region's outstanding architecture and design. The event was held at The Alexandria at Torrey Pines, next door to the Farmer & The Seahorse ...

Topics: Building Envelope, Architecture, Events, San Diego, California, Sustainability

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Member Spotlight: Tony Fulton

We are thrilled to announce that Tony Fulton has joined Xpera’s diverse team of experts.

Topics: Specialty Experts, Finance, Construction Management, Architecture, Member Spotlight, Tony Fulton

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Duty to Defend: Passage of Senate Bill 496 and What That Means to the Design Profession in California

The following is a guest column from Jeff Cavignac, president of San Diego insurance brokerage firm Cavignac & Associates, who has been a trusted colleague and service provider for Xpera Group for a number of years. We thank ...

Topics: Architecture, Litigation, California, Law, insurance, Publications

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Xpera Delivers Building Envelope Training to San Diego Architects

Most industry professionals who have been around the block a few times will tell you they’ve seen it all. That is, until they’re surprised by a major problem they’ve never encountered before. When these surprises involve waterproofing issues, the ripple effects ...

Topics: Building Envelope, Waterproofing Systems, Architecture, News, Steve Easton, Kirk O'Brien, Quality Assurance, AIA

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Archtoberfest SMPS Event - A Glimpse of the Future of Architecture in San Diego

Something special happens in San Diego in October. More than two dozen organizations, local partners and non-profits come together in a collaboratively-operated initiative to create a fun month-long program called the San Diego Architecture and Design Month. ...

Topics: Architecture, Architecture / Engineering, Events, BE, CM, RE, San Diego, Innovation and Technology, LEED, Trends

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