October 2015 Newsletter

October has been a busy month in the Studio. With lots of projects and exciting events, here is our studio newsletter. 

- Food & Home Santa Barbara

Check out the Summer 2015 issue of Food & Home Santa Barbara, featuring Bildsten Architecture and Planning, Inc.  Ellen was interviewed by Leslie Westbrook regarding energy efficient homes and affordable housing for the Santa Barbara community. Click Here to read the full article.

- Isla Vista Community Center

We are glad to announce that Bildsten Architecture and Planning Inc. was one of three finalists chosen by the County of Santa Barbara for the Isla Vista Community Center project. Congratulations to Blackbird Architects for being chosen for the project! 

- 2015 Solar Decathlon

The office took a day to go down to check out the exciting innovative ideas that international students put forward for the 2015 Solar Decathlon, which was at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine California. Teams from international colleges and universities designed, built, and operated solar-powered houses and competed in such categories as construction cost, energy efficiency, and design. Click Here for more information about the 2015 decathlon. We enjoyed seeing so many inventive details and efficient solutions. Here are a few images from our decathlon adventure!