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Cypress Lawn Memorial Park & Columbarium

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Cypress Lawn Memorial Park was founded in 1892 by Hamden Holmes Noble as the final resting place for many prominent families across San Francisco and California. A member of the San Francisco Mining Exchange, Noble invested in hydroelectricity and launched a power company that ultimately became part of Pacific Gas & Electric. Noble’s civic vision was to establish a “garden-style” cemetery with winding roads and open spaces, where visitors could stroll and meditate. Today, the 150-acre Cypress Lawn grounds include a majestic internationally-certified arboretum. It is the largest non-sectarian cemetery in Colma, California. Read More

Interactive Resources Expands its Design Team

Interactive Resources' New Staff
Interactive Resources, Inc. has announced the addition of five new design professionals to its staff. “We are seeing a steady increase in demand for our architectural, engineering and investigative services, and have hired five new team members to join our firm,” said Andrew Butt, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Managing Principal of Interactive Resources. Read More

7 Stars Healing Center Cannabis Dispensary

7 Stars Healing Center Cannabis Dispensary

HOPSCOTCH INTERACTIVE LLC

This project entails the renovation of an existing office building in Richmond, California that was converted into a beautiful high-end cannabis dispensary. Our goal was to translate our client’s vision to create a warm, modern atmosphere designed with stylish finishes to attract the cannabis consumer and to reflect 7 Stars Holistic Healing Center’s brand, which is a patient-focused alternative healing cooperative serving the East Bay. The dispensary serves a large number of patients for medicinal use and has listened to their requests for a less clinical environment. Using our experience in retail, we responded with a more welcoming environment that speaks to an elevated experience that reflects the care and attention that both medicinal and recreational clients receive from 7 Stars Healing. Read More

AC Transit Customer Service Center Remodel is Now Complete

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Interactive Resources has had the opportunity to work with the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) on various projects over the past decade. Recently, Interactive Resources remodeled the AC Transit Customer Service Center located on the main floor of the district’s General Office building at 1600 Franklin Street in Oakland, California. The Customer Service Center serves AC Transit riders with bus pass and clipper transactions for use on the public transportation system. Read More

Congressman DeSaulnier Passes Measure to Expand Richmond’s Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park

Nystrom Elementary School

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We're excited to share the following announcement from Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, who has successfully passed a measure to add Nystrom Elementary School in Richmond to the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park. Interactive Resources designed the complete modernization and historical rehabilitation of Nystrom's 48,000 sf, two-story classroom and administration building, and the new construction of a 14,000 sf state-of-the-art multipurpose building, which also can serve as a community center for the surrounding neighborhood. Read More

In Memory of Sabrina Kurita

Sabrina Kurita

Sabrina Kurita, Office Manager and Contracts Specialist, CC By ND

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Sabrina Kurita’s passing, following a hard-fought battle with breast cancer. Sabrina was our friend and colleague for more than a quarter of a century, and the sense of loss we share with all who knew and loved her is profound. 

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A Parklet for Park Place

Kaleidoscope High Line Parklet Concept

Kaleidoscope High Line Parklet Concept

Parklets are a growing trend in urban placemaking—public parking spaces that are converted to areas to congregate, dine and relax. This trend has been accelerated by public health guidelines during the pandemic, which in many cities mandate outdoor or take-out dining only. The City of Richmond is one of many local governments working with its business to increase their service capacity via official parklet programs. Read More

Major Capital Improvements for the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council

Northern California Carpenters Regional Council: Capital Improve, 265Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA

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We are wrapping up a major capital improvements program for the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council (NCCRC) headquarters in Oakland, California. It’s great to see to see the finishing touches come together! The NCCRC union represents more than 38,000 carpenters, pile drivers, millwrights, cabinet makers, drywallers and workers in associated trades. Read More

2020 Annual “Adopted Families” Holiday Program at Interactive Resources

Interactive Resources Holiday Adopted Families Gift-Giving

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Annual gift giving to those in need has been a holiday tradition at Interactive Resources for many years. This year, we worked with Richmond-based GRIP (Greater Richmond Interfaith Program), which provides emergency shelter and transitional housing for families with children, among other vital programs. Through donations of time and money from our staff, we were able to purchase and deliver gifts for the shelter’s 46 children residents, ranging in age from less than one to 17-years. Pastries for the GRIP’s 50 staff members and volunteers accompanied Santa’s delivery. Read More

Michelle Obama Elementary School’s Virtual Grand Opening to be held October 29th

Earlier this month, construction was completed on the brand new Michelle Obama Elementary School campus in Richmond, California. The new school is designed by Gould Evans and constructed by Overaa Construction. This Thursday, October 29th at 11am, the school will open its doors, virtually, for a grand opening celebration and tour on Facebook Live. We are proud to have had a role in the transformation of this school, and look forward to the state-of-the-art learning environment it will provide to our community’s families. Read More