San Francisco based Winder Gibson Architects’ Penthouse Collaboration for YouTube Co-Founder Featured in Interior Design Magazine

San Francisco (Vocus) November 10, 2010

Winder Gibson and Joel Sander’s Market Street Penthouse collaboration is featured in the November, 2010 issue of Interior Design Magazine. The high-end residential build out of a prestigious San Francisco high rise project was developed for Steve Chen, co-founder of YouTube.

Winder Gibson Architects of San Francisco and New York firm Joel Sanders Architects collaborated with the client, and a team of building professionals to create an architectural masterpiece. The 3,000 square foot penthouse with a double height living room on the 24th and 25th floors of a prestigious San Francisco high rise commands spectacular views of downtown San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, and Market Street. The minimalist design with its clean detailing, crisp corners, and smooth surfaces are made warm by incorporating walnut and blue accents.

The penthouse features cutting edge integrated smart home technology so that the heating system, shades over the windows, drop down flat screen televisions, and multiple audio zones can be controlled from an iPhone. Glass between the master bedroom and master bathroom becomes frosted at the push of a button for instant privacy.

“Ever since Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, people have been lead to think of the architect as a headstrong, independent character, full of ego, opinions and ultimatums,” said Geoff Gibson. “While the term architect literally means ‘master builder’, we believe that a master builder does not need to be a dictator, but instead a strong and attentive leader of a strong and capable team.”

The team approach leads Winder Gibson Architects to work with other architects or designers in a collaborative relationship. In this sense, Winder Gibson has become an architect’s architect, respected and trusted by members of the global architectural community. While The Fountainhead tact would suggest this type of collaboration could only end in a battle of egos, the opposite is true. There is an opportunity to share knowledge and experience and check each other’s opinions and design hypotheses for the betterment of the project. That is the key: everyone on the team needs to have their eye on the prize, working together to ensure the best of possibilities.

“Our working relationship with Winder Gibson transcended typical Design/Executive Architect roles: rather than passive background players, both John and Geoff became actively engaged in the process,” said Joel Sanders. “By taking the time to understand and internalize the underlying design concept, they were able to make significant contributions to the executed design.”

The Market Street Penthouse is a shining example of how collaboration can lead to optimal results. New York architect Joel Sanders initiated the design process, but quickly realized he was going to need a San Francisco firm to work with him on construction documents, permits and construction administration. He needed eyes and ears on the ground during construction. This fruitful collaboration pulled together the strengths of the two offices and a healthy relationship with the client to achieve a gorgeous finished product. The partnership continues. They are now working together on another project in New York.

“It was a pleasure to collaborate on this project with New York firm Joel Sanders Architects through design, construction documents, contractor selection and construction administration,” said John Winder. “The client, Steve Chen, was also a pleasure to work with.”

To see the full article, visit: http://www.interiordesign.net/article/532807-Ready_to_Upload.php For more information about the design, materials, or the collaboration process, contact Geoff Gibson or John Winder at Winder Gibson Architects by phone at (415) 318-8634 or visit their website: http://www.archsf.com

ABOUT WINDER GIBSON ARCHITECTS

Winder Gibson specializes in commercial and residential remodeling and architecture in San Francisco and beyond. Both John Winder and Geoff Gibson have worked on a variety of projects, including exterior and interior design for new construction, additions, roof decks, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, and the renovation of historical buildings. Due to their experience and reputation, Winder Gibson’s clients frequently include other design professionals.

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Peltz Shoes CEO featured Speaker at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011

St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) May 23, 2011

Peltz Shoes (http://www.peltzshoes.com) announced today that its CEO, Gary Peltz, has just completed a successful speaking engagement at the 2011 RFID Journal LIVE! conference. RFID Journal LIVE! was held on April 12-14, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The conference is the world’s largest event focused on radio frequency identification. The program included presentations from leading retail companies including Walmart, JCPenney, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and VF Jeanswear.

“I was honored to speak at such a great event,” said Gary Peltz, Co-Owner of Peltz Shoes. “I hope that other retailers learned from our applications of RFID.”

About Peltz Shoes

Peltz Shoes is one of the largest independently owned shoe stores in the Tampa Bay area. Since 1957, Peltz Shoes has provided customers with sizes, service, savings and selection. Peltz Shoes carries products from top brands including Sperry, New Balance, Asics, Skechers, Nine West, Naturalizer, Rockport, Merrell, Enzo, Clarks, and more. Their knowledgeable staff works with each customer individually to find the best shoes with a perfect fit.

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Eragy Home Energy Monitoring Application Featured in The New American Home

Durham, NC (Vocus/PRWEB) January 13, 2011

Eragy, Inc., a leading provider of smart home software applications and services for home energy management and monitoring, today announced that the company’s home energy monitoring application and service is featured in The New American Home (TNAH) 2011 project in Orlando, Florida.

TNAH 2011 showcases the latest breakthroughs in green building and construction technology and utilizes a state-of-the-art energy efficiency package. The featured home includes Eragy’s home energy monitoring software, coupled with a Control4

U.S. Sunlight Corporation and Eco Attic Were Recently Featured on News 10 in Sacramento, California

Incline Village, Nevada (PRWEB) October 25, 2011

News 10 in Sacramento, California – Many homeowners suffer from unnecessarily high utility bills, uncomfortable temperatures in the summer, musty smells on objects stored in the attic and condensation on windows and doors during the winter. According to Allan from U.S. Sunlight and Cliff from Eco Attic, these problems can be resolved by simply addressing the home’s attic space. Alan Breidenbach puts it bluntly, “If you don’t ventilate, it can cause mold, mildew and potentially health problems.” He is referring to the need for year-round attic ventilation.

The benefits of active attic ventilation are commonly linked to summer months. The Florida Solar Energy Center has analyzed 21 houses and determined 43% of air conditioning design load is based on elevated attic temperatures which frequently reach 160?F. For this reason, many homeowners quickly look to lower attic temperatures in order to alleviate air conditioning usage.

Despite popular belief, a well ventilated attic is just as important during the winter months. Most homeowners believe a hot attic in the winter months provides a heat barrier to keep the rest of the home warm. Unfortunately, a warm attic does little more in the winter months than to create the perfect environment for mold and mildew. As the warm attic air reaches the cold underside of the house roof, it creates condensation. In fact, according to the Energy Performance of Buildings Group at the Lawrence Berkeley Center, throughout the course of the winter months, a typical attic absorbs up to 220 pounds of moisture. In the spring, the building materials in the attic release the moisture back into the attic, equivalent to almost 30 gallons of water. Moisture in the attic causes these following homeowner nightmares:

Zilbert’s Featured Miami Property for December 2011 is a $6.75M South Beach Marina Townhome

Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) November 28, 2011

Zilbert Realty Group, a premium real estate brokerage firm based in Miami Beach, Florida, announces its monthly real estate showcase property. For December 2011, the featured property is Murano #TH-M1, a condo townhome located directly on the Miami Beach marina. It is a sprawling, premium residence with 2,786 square feet of living space.

Priced at $ 6.75M, the residence is a three-story, all-glass structure with dramatic marina views, spacious terraces and private access. The home features a large open floorplan on the first level, with an entire second level dedicated to the master suite. A third level creates a private living space with access to a roof terrace. Design features include a floating staircase between the three levels, specialized antique wood flooring and a private two-car garage. The master suite has two sets of bathrooms and walk-in closets. The home’s designer used premium materials and fixtures throughout the property.

This property is part of the Murano at Portofino condo complex, located at 1000 South Pointe Drive in Miami Beach. The townhome sits adjacent to the condo tower, in a separate structure.

ABOUT ZILBERT REALTY GROUP

Zilbert Realty Group is a real estate brokerage firm specializing in upscale properties in Miami Beach, Miami and surrounding beach cities. With annual sales of $ 165M, the firm caters to both local and international buyers and sellers.

Zilbert is known for high levels of customer service and professionalism in both online and traditional, face-to-face customer channels. Zilbert.com is an award-winning website receiving over 50,000 visitors each month. The company’s staff are members of the National Association of Realtors(R), and work with customers 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays. In early 2012, Zilbert will be opening the first Zilbert Realty Store in Miami Beach, a retail real estate concept store that enables consumers to shop for real estate in a retail-like setting.

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Local Siding Contractor John Dudley Featured in MetroWest Daily News

(PRWEB) November 21, 2011

MetroWest Daily News recently interviewed John Dudley of United Home Experts about the ups and downs of working in the home improvement industry. John?s business began twelve years ago as an operation of painting contractors in Boston but soon expanded to include siding, windows and roofing services. John was also influential in introducing hardiplank siding to New England about ten years ago.

A member of the Ashland Planning Board and BNI Ashland, John was asked by reporters at MetroWest Daily News what advice he?d give to someone wanting to start a business. ?Work for someone in your industry to make sure you can see yourself in it for a while,? he replied. ?I remember reading The Millionaire Next Door and I still remember one of the common themes of the wealthy people that were studied being that a vast majority of them were in the same industry their entire working lives.?

MetroWest Daily News also asked John what he likes most and what he likes least about his work. ?Most?a staff of great people to work with and spend time with,? he answered. ?Least?the industry is filled with a lot of unprofessional, uninsured people that seem to undercut each other all the time and do substandard work.?

As the owner of a highly professional business delivering the best quality work, whether it?s replacement windows in Massachusetts or hardiplank siding in Rhode Island, working with businesses that do substandard work must be frustrating. John, however, will continue to be passionate about his industry.

About United Home Experts:

United Home Experts have been providing quality home services, including siding, roofing, windows and painting in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Southern New Hampshire for twelve years. Committed to excellent workmanship and customer follow-up, United Home Experts has built a reputation of providing outstanding and enthusiastic service to both homeowners and construction professionals at fair prices.

For more information, visit: UnitedHomeExperts.com.

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Mirantis Cloud Expert to be Featured on Dr. Dobbs Program

Mountain View, Calif. (PRWEB) November 08, 2011

Kirill Ishanov, director of Engineering, Cloud and SaaS Center of Excellence at Mirantis, will be a featured speaker at the Dr. Dobb?s Virtual Event, Building and Testing Apps in the Cloud on November 10, 2011.

The day-long event, hosted by Dr. Dobb?s, explores how best to use the cloud for build, test, and continuous integration (CI). The Webcasts and panel discussions will cover a range of topics related to the cloud and present practical, hands-on, immediately usable information and guidance. Attendees can register at http://drdobbs.com/web-development/231901899.

Ishanov will speak on Doing Continuous Integration in the Cloud. Attendees will learn how public and private clouds can be used to improve continuous integration and how a fully automated deployment process on top of the cloud infrastructure can help move an organization from CI to continuous delivery.

At Mirantis, an engineering services company focused on open source application infrastructure, Ishanov leads a highly skilled group creating cloud solutions based on open-source technologies. He has worked on very complex engineering challenges throughout his career, and was second place winner of the OpenSpaces.org Developer Challenge for the most technically innovative entry for open source frameworks. Ishanov is a Microsoft Certified Professional (.NET Development), certified Scrum Master, and a frequent speaker on infrastructure topics.

About Mirantis

Mirantis is an engineering services company focused on open source application infrastructure and OpenStack. Clients include Cisco, GE Money and Agilent. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and currently houses one of the largest groups of OpenStack experts under a single roof. Mirantis works with middleware vendors, compute infrastructure companies and Fortune 1000 enterprises, helping them to extract value from OpenStack.

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Nationally Acclaimed Chalk Artist Jennifer Chaparro to be Featured at Two South Florida Festivals

Stuart, FL (PRWEB) January 9, 2011

The Jupiter Jubilee and the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival will feature the work of award winning and nationally acclaimed chalk artist Jennifer Chaparro. The Palm Beach County artist most recently captured awards at the ArtHaus in Port Orange, Florida and also at the Disney/ Florida Chalk Artist’s Association Festival of the Masters, held at Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida. The Port Orange win was Chaparro’s second year in a row with an award. The Jupiter Jubilee is in it’s tenth year and will be held on February 5, 2011 from 10am to 5pm at the Jupiter Community Center. Chaparro’s piece will be a 3D “Greetings from Jupiter” interactive postcard, that visitors can sit on and have their picture taken in the postcard. More information about the event is at http://www.jupiter.fl.us/jubilee.

The annual Lake Worth event is February 26 & 27, 2011 on Lake & Lucerne Avenues from 9am – 5pm. This is the 17th year for the event, which is one of the largest street painting festivals in the United States and the world. More information about the festival can be found at http://www.streetpaintingfestivalinc.org. Chaparro also participated in the first International Chalk Event in Sarasota in October.

Chaparro is best known for her award winning technique of using soft pastel chalk on asphalt and concrete pavement surfaces. “The size and vibrancy of my art makes it hard to miss and creates the ‘wow factor’ for everyone who views it,” said Chaparro. The scale of her work, in sizes up to 12-feet by 12-feet creates an intimacy that brings the public into the artwork she has created.

Most pieces take one to three days to complete. “Many people who watch me work compare what they are witnessing to a monarch butterfly migration – temporary & fleeting yet spectacular & amazing to witness,” added Chaparro. What makes Jennifer’s work unusual is that the large works of art are washed completely away after each event.

Chaparro’s philosophy is that street painting is as much about the performance and execution, as it is about the art. “The immediacy and challenges of the ‘canvas’ (which is often a sidewalk or asphalt street) and the weather, make each piece special and unique,” noted Chaparro.

Chaparro recently received her “Qualificato Certification” from the Florida Chalk Artist’s Association (FCAA). The FCAA has three levels of competency, similar to European Street Painters. FCAA members must demonstrate their expertise through winning awards and showing a portfolio of competence in a variety of artistic categories. The three levels recognized are Semplice, Qualificato & Maestre. Chaparro is currently striving for her “Maestre Certification”.

Chaparro has won many awards for her special artistic style including:

Advanced Metal Roofing Featured in Metal Roofing Magazine MRA Success Story

Amesbury, MA (PRWEB) October 10, 2011

Advanced Metal Roofing is a North Carolina-based residential metal roofing company and was chosen by Metal Roofing Magazine to be featured as a Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) success story in their September 2011 issue. The cover story is dedicated to the benefits of contractor membership in the MRA, profiling two roofing companies who have gained quality leads and installation projects from customers who were connected to them through the MRA.

Advanced Metal Roofing is the subject of the cover story article titled “MRA Success Story: Sales and expert support.” Company President Matthew Musgrove is interviewed regarding his experience as an MRA contractor member and the effect that membership has had on the business. He explains that, while there are not a great quantity of inquiries coming through the MRA, the ones which Advanced gets are highly qualified. They are homeowners who already know they want a metal roof and who are interested in having the job done within a couple weeks. Their main objective at that point is finding a company who can provide the type of metal roof they want and a company with whom they feel comfortable.

“Those are people who’ve done the research,” comments Musgrove in the article, “and they’re comfortable with the idea of installing a metal roof.”

Another advantage of being an MRA contractor member, explains Musgrove in the article, is that the organization is considered a leading authority on the metal roofing industry and their website provides a wealth of knowledge on all types of metal roofs. If a customer has a question about an installation detail or technique, Advanced Metal Roofing can point them to the “Ask the Experts” resource section of MetalRoofing.com to get an objective, unbiased and reliable explanation. This is a free service from the MRA that helps consumers gain knowledge, confidence, and trust in their metal roofing contractor.

“Ask the Expert” questions are answered by professionals from different aspects of the metal roofing industry including certifications, engineering, product development, testing, and manufacturing.

Advanced Metal Roofing was founded by James P. Kenton in 1994 and is dedicated to residential metal roofing sales and installation. Currently, they serve the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Maine and are actively expanding their service area footprint. Advanced Metal Roofing is the exclusive dealer of the MetalMan Roofing System

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