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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

Cannabis Facility Design

Christina Zirker

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Interactive Resources was an early entrant into and is a leading provider of architectural and engineering services for the cannabis industry. Our firm’s specialization in this sector has deepened with the legalization of recreational marijuana in California, and we are involved in projects for large and small indoor cultivation activities, large-scale greenhouse projects, industrial-scale grow facilities, distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, dispensaries, and processing facilities. Read More

Interactive Resources welcomes Michael Hannah, AIA, LEED AP

Interactive Resources would like to announce the addition of Michael Hannah to our Architectural Division. Michael is a Licensed Architect in California and a LEED Accredited Professional with more than 16 years of experience. He has also been a Lecturer and Architecture Design Studio Instructor at the University of California, Berkeley. Michael currently serves on the City of Richmond’s Design Review Board. Read More

When Arts Education and Architecture Intersect

Andrew Butt
626 Quinan Street Historic Building Exterior

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It is especially rewarding when a project leads to a lasting collaboration. In 2014, Interactive Resources provided schematic design, planning, design development and entitlements for a historic home project at 656 Quinan Street in Pinole, which involved raising an Italianate-style cottage constructed circa 1900 in order to provide office space below the residence. Today, the ground level is home to The Quinan Street Project (QSP), a nonprofit organization that provides visual and performing arts education to children in Contra Costa County and to public elementary schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Read More

Dumbarton Quarry Regional Recreation Area to Open in 2019, Featuring New Maintenance Facility Designed by Interactive Resources

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Interactive Resources was recently awarded a contract to provide architectural design and engineering services for the East Bay Regional Park District’s (EBRPD) maintenance facility at the planned Dumbarton Quarry Regional Recreation Area, to open in Fremont, CA in 2019. The project consists of the design for a new building and related site improvements for the proposed maintenance facility at 9600 Quarry Road. Read More

Holiday Giving

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Annual gift giving to those in need has been a company holiday tradition for many years. For the second year in recent history, we have worked with schools impacted by Northern California wildfires. This year, we donated art supplies to the Anova Center for Education in Santa Rosa, which was completely demolished by the Tubbs Fire. The Anova Center is a non-profit provider of services for children living with autism and learning differences. Its 125 students, ranging from ages 5 to 22, are being served in three temporary locations for the next few months. Read More

Alten Construction Office Remodel

Alten Construction Office Remodel, Richmond, CA, Industrial Warehouse, Historic Brick Building, Office Space, Alten Construction, Interactive Resources, Architectural Design

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Alten Construction recently moved into its newly renovated headquarters within the Kaiser Shipyards Historic District of Richmond's Marina Bay neighborhood. Interactive Resources was the architect and structural engineer of record for the project, overseeing design, permitting, and construction support for the full restoration of this historic early industrial-modern factory. We worked with Alten Construction as part of the design-build team. Read More

Play Ball! at Fitzgerald Field

Brant Fetter
Our firm has the pleasure of working on a wide range of project types: schools, pharmaceutical, industrial, judge’s chambers, forensic work, historic preservation, major solar engineering, commercial, and large mixed-use. So it wasn’t out of our ballpark to be awarded the project of reworking Fitzgerald Field stadium in Benicia, California. Read More

Delta Diablo Plant Operations & Treatment Plant Roof Replacement, Antioch, California

Interactive Resources
Delta Diablo Roof Replacement, Plant Operations Building, Interactive Resources

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Interactive Resources is very happy to announce a recent award from the Delta Diablo (Delta Diablo Sanitation District) for the Plant Operations Center and Treatment Plant roof replacement. Edward Anisman, is the project manager at Interactive Resources who will be leading this roof replacement effort. Read More