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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

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