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Meet Marilou Sasai and Michael McCombe!

We're pleased to introduce two new team members: Michael McCombe and Marilou Sasai. Michael is the newest addition to our design team, and Marilou is our accounting manager. Please join us in welcoming them! Read More

In the News: PowerPlant Park in Richmond

Our cannabis industry project PowerPlant Park is poised to bring hundreds of new jobs and millions of dollars in additional tax revenue for the City of Richmond, and the news media is taking notice. Read More

At the Vanguard of the Green Rush in Richmond – PowerPlant Park

Andrew Butt, AIA
PowerPlant Park, Richmond, CA, planned cannabis agricultural community and campus

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PowerPlant Park is a planned cannabis agricultural community and campus, the first legal project of its kind in the State of California. Investors chose to locate on the Richmond shoreline for its sweeping unobstructed views of San Francisco Bay, and chose our firm for our specialization in architectural and engineering services for the cannabis industry. We are providing architectural, civil and structural engineering, and landscape architectural services for PowerPlant, Inc.’s 19+ acre community, which PowerPlant has modeled itself as a turnkey opportunity for craft growers and canna-investors.  Read More

Trends in Cannabis Dispensary Design – Blooming Organics Case Study

Brant Fetter, AIA
Pasadena JKA Dispensary Rendering

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The conventional retail concept of abundance of selection, in contrast with the elegant and orderly boutique experience, is the juxtaposition of design intent in the new field of cannabis retail. Read More

What it Means to be a Green Business: “People. Planet. Profit.”

Christina Zirker
For Interactive Resources, being a green business means providing architectural design, structural engineering and planning services with a focus on green building principles and strategies. We are committed to green business practices that protect our environment, create energy-efficient, sustainable design solutions for our clients and provide a safe and healthy work environment for our employees. Read More

City of San Carlos Youth Center Gets a Makeover

San Carlos Youth Center Remodel 2018

© 2018. Eric Rorer

After an extensive remodel by Interactive Resources, The City of San Carlos' Youth Center has reopened its doors for service to the community. The Youth Center serves more than one hundred San Carlos middle-schoolers, and is home to a wide variety of after-school activities including music programs, sports, gymnastics, summer camp, special events and facility rentals. Read More

The Unique Mix of Cannabis Dispensary Design

Brant Fetter, AIA
7 Stars Healing Center Interior Rendering

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I think the exciting thing about how the cannabis industry has been evolving in California is that legalization has provided a new way for all players to communicate with each other and share. I think there’s plenty of room for innovation in the field (pun not intended). Read More

Interactive Resources’ Cannabis Facility Design Expertise featured in October Issue of Professional Services Management Journal

Expansive New High Tech Cannabis Grow Facilities as a Trend

Brant Fetter, AIA
New High Tech Cannabis Grow Facility, Richmond, CA, light industrial, Architectural Design, structural engineering services

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A modern cannabis facility design that combines the best of the new generation of growers and highly experienced architects. Read More

Welcome Back, Jamie Brown!

We are enjoying the temporary return to Interactive Resources of Jamie Brown, who left California about two years ago to fulfill an adventure/dream of teaching English in Japan. Jamie is a California licensed architect, a black belt in Kung Fu, and an accomplished musician, among other endeavors. She is multilingual (fluent in Japanese, Mandarin, English and Revit!). Read More