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SKA Rising Stars

On the evening of March 21, 2017, Shah Kawasaki Architects hosted 15 members of the AIA East Bay Emerging Professionals group, an organization that fosters rising stars in the architecture field through networking and professional events.

Led by our very own emerging professionals, Austin McNaughton and Olivia Asuncion, the Firm Tour event began with a social mixer followed by a presentation, where the designing duo spoke about projects under their purview including the Brentwood Municipal Service Center, Palo Alto Fire Station No. 3 and the Oakland City Hall Exterior Restoration Study.

The team described the trials and tribulations of working on projects involving municipalities, and Austin gave a harrowing account of what it’s like to inspect Oakland’s historic City Hall tower from a moving stage lift 15 stories above ground.

Shah Kawasaki Architects was proud to kick off the first event of the season. The tours will continue throughout the year at various locations throughout the East Bay. Visit the AIA website to learn more about events in your area.

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