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ArchitectureView – Modesto’s Future is Bright

ArchitectureView – Modesto’s Future is Bright

Future of Modesto’s downtown is bright By Barrett Lipomi We are in a very exciting time for Modesto and the revitalization of our downtown. Our city has been victim to a down economy most of the past decade watching local business close and storefronts vacated. However, there is positive change happening now. Over the past […]

By May 1, 2016 Read More →
ArchitectureView – Modesto Landmarks

ArchitectureView – Modesto Landmarks

Modesto Landmarks By Barrett Lipomi March is often the month where seasons start to change in Modesto and our residents get outdoors to enjoy all that our town has to offer. So I thought this would be a great month to encourage you to get out and explore the amazing historic buildings and sites in […]

By March 2, 2016 Read More →
ArchitectureView – Senior Housing Taking Shape

ArchitectureView – Senior Housing Taking Shape

Senior Housing taking shape in Downtown Modesto By Barrett Lipomi When I see a new construction fence go up around town, I always find myself very curious about what is going on. Too often lately I find myself worrying what will become of that site. I think to myself, I hope it’s not another big […]

By January 31, 2016 Read More →
ArchitectureView – Bringing 10th St Back to Life

ArchitectureView – Bringing 10th St Back to Life

Bringing Tenth Street Back to Life by: Barrett Lipomi, AIA If you have been downtown over the past few months you likely have noticed city crews working on the block of Tenth Street between I and J Streets. However this isn’t your typical road project. This section of Tenth Street has been a significant part […]

By December 9, 2015 Read More →
ArchitectureView – Fabulous Facades

ArchitectureView – Fabulous Facades

Fabulous Façades By Barrett Lipomi As an architect in the central valley I have designed many buildings using stucco as the exterior finish. This wonderfully versatile, economical and fire resistant product has been used in various forms and building types for thousands of years. However over the past several decades stucco has too often been […]

By November 4, 2015 Read More →
ArchitectureView – Mid Century Gem

ArchitectureView – Mid Century Gem

ArchitectureView by: Barrett Lipomi, AIA A Mid-century Gem in Downtown Modesto When you think about historic landmark buildings, what image comes to mind? For many, I imagine you are seeing a building with a symmetrical brick facade, carved stone, ornate detailing, maybe a rhythmic colonnade. We often think of historic buildings having these classical forms […]

By August 3, 2015 Read More →
ArchitectureView – Experiencing Architecture

ArchitectureView – Experiencing Architecture

Experiencing Architecture By: Barrett Lipomi, AIA What does it mean to experience architecture? If you were to ask an architect, he or she may talk about scale, proportion, rhythm orientation and texture. Hearing this kind of archi-babble will likely go right over your head. This is because architects and designers are trained to break down […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
ArchitectureView – Park(ing) Day

ArchitectureView – Park(ing) Day

ArchitectureView By Bob Barzan Reclaiming Urban Space I moved back to Modesto in December 2001 after decades living away in several cities, some much larger and some much smaller than Modesto. One of the first things I noticed when I started my frequent trips downtown was how easy it is to find parking at all […]

By August 6, 2014 Read More →
ArchitectureView – Building Restoration

ArchitectureView – Building Restoration

ArchitectureView By Bob Barzan Owner Vandalism and Building Restoration I’d like to think that the days of covering the façade of a Victorian house with asbestos shingles or the brick walls of an early 20th century building with stucco are long gone, but this type of owner paid for vandalism continues today. Owners, especially with […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
ArchitectureView -Artistic Bike Racks

ArchitectureView -Artistic Bike Racks

Architecture View Bob Barzan Artistic Bike Racks Bring a Touch of Beauty to the Design District Watch for more design changes in the coming months on the streets of the Modesto Design District and the Graffiti Cruise Route. The Downtown Design Group has selected three artistic bike rack designs for the area and they are […]

By June 1, 2014 Read More →
ArchitectureView – Public Art Worth It?

ArchitectureView – Public Art Worth It?

Architecture View By Bob Barzan Photo is Forma X, 1969 by Arnaldo Pomodoro, at 1700 Standiford. It is an amazing piece of publicly displayed art that most people don’t know exists. How it got here is a story. Photo 2 is ’57 Chevy Painted by Aaron Vickery FASM by Classic Community Murals Is Public Art […]

By January 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
ArchitectureView -Endangered Buildings

ArchitectureView -Endangered Buildings

Architecture View By Bob Barzan Endangered Modesto Buildings Last month I asked people to nominate buildings for Modesto’s first endangered buildings list. These are structures or landscapes that have become part of Modesto’s identity either because of their design or history and are in danger or threat because they are under used, abandoned, vandalized, not […]

By December 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
ArchitectureView- Building a Better Modesto

ArchitectureView- Building a Better Modesto

Building a Better Modesto By Bob Barzan The Modesto Art Museum is excited to announce that ArtPlace America has given the museum a grant of $101,600 for Building a Better Modesto. The cutting edge program was chosen from over 1,200 applications nation-wide as an exceptional example of creative placemaking – using local assets to build […]

By June 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →