University of San Francisco Embraces Near Field Communications for Easier Door Access and Spending

Carmel, Ind. (PRWEB) June 13, 2012

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a leading global provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of contactless smart credentials and readers, and the CBORD Group, Inc., the leading provider of campus card and integrated security solutions to colleges and universities, today announced the successful roll-out of near field communication (NFC)-enabled campus card credentials at the University of San Francisco (USF) for door access and spending at laundry terminals. The projects first phase was recently completed with high acceptance, and further expansion is planned. The USF solution is comprised of the CS Gold

Schindler Elevator Corporation Wins Contract for New Santa Clara StadiumFuture Home of the San Francisco 49ers

MORRISTOWN, NJ (PRWEB) August 13, 2012

Schindler Elevator Corporation has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract with Santa Clara Stadium Authority to provide mobility systems for the new San Francisco 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, California. The contract includes 25 elevators, including 18 Schindler 400AE mid-rise machine room-less units, as well as 38 Schindler 9300AE

San Francisco, CA Modern Architecture Firm Hart Wright Architects Opens New Office in the Mission District to Expand Opportunities For Collaboration

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2012

San Francisco modern architecture firm Hart Wright Architects has moved their office to a new location. The firm is a growing success and they decided it was time to move to an office that reflected their growth. Their new place of business is now in San Franciscos Mission District, a neighborhood well known for its restaurants, cultural venues and artist studios. There is ample public transit nearby and the location is central to the San Francisco downtown and other well-known neighborhoods.

This is what architect and urban designer Eliza Hart had to say about the move:

We are excited to be in a space shared with creative professionals and we can’t wait to collaborate and share ideas.

Principal Eliza Hart has separate masters degrees in both Architecture and Urban Planning from UCLA. Before forming HWA, Eliza was employed at S.F. Bay Area firms Studio Bergtraun Architects and Sagan Piechota Architecture. She has worked on a variety of residential and commercial projects, including remodels as well as new construction; with extensive experience spanning the full range from schematic design to construction documents to construction administration. Eliza also has a background in urban design and worked in Los Angeles with urban designer, architect and author, John Kaliski on a variety of projects. Her B.A. is from the University of Pennsylvania.

Principal and architect, Stuart Wright, has worked on a broad range of architectural projects and he bridges the gap between design and building. Prior to forming HWA, Stuart worked at Studio Bergtraun Architects, and before that at Sagan Piechota Architecture, specializing in modern residential projects. He is attentive to detail and knows that details are his best architectural expression. Stuart received his Master of Architecture at UCLA and studied at the Technical University in Vienna, Austria and at Studio Daniel Libeskind in Berlin, Germany. He holds a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Michigan.

Hart Wright Architects’ new office is in The New Black or NWBLK, ( an American design and build headquarters with a 6000 square-foot retail gallery featuring an edit of relevant contemporary furniture, applied arts, and the objects of utility defining the 21st Century. The NWBLK brings to San Francisco a roster of yet to be seen designers, and products international in scope. With an in-house fabrication workshop, the NWBLK prototypes furniture and products for clients, and builds custom environments for events and exhibitions.

The NWBLK design offices provide a collaborative work environment for Hart Wright Architects, Lindsay Chambers, Hazel.wood Design Group, Steven Miller Design Studio, and more. Eliza Hart and Stuart Wright are looking forward to all the collaborative opportunities the NWBLK will have to offer.

About Hart Wright Architects

Hart Wright Architects is a green architecture, urban and landscape design firm based in San Francisco serving clients in Palto Alto, Atherton, Napa, Mill Valley and most of the Bay area. Through all phases of design and construction, HWA is committed to excellence in architectural design solutions, active problem solving, and the highest standards of client service. They recently became certified DBE for being a woman owned architecture business.

Hart Wright Architects

1999 Bryant Street

San Francisco, CA

(415) 503-7071

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San Francisco Custom Cabinets Can Be Found at Discount Builders Supply During Its StarMark Kitchen and Bath Cabinetry Sale

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2012

Discount Builders Supply, San Franciscos leading kitchen and bathroom remodeling expert, is currently offering up to 33-percent off StarMark bath cabinetry, and up to 20-percent off StarMark kitchen cabinetry. Plus, for a limited time, get 10-percent off all StarMark cabinets.

StarMark Cabinetry is introducing eight new door styles for which Discount Builders Supply is offering 20-percent off. Standard modifications are free and upgrades to plywood box construction are no additional charge. Plus, customers will get three-quarter-inch end panels and plywood shelves, known as StarMarks Ultimate Upgrade, free with an order.

In addition to these already unbeatable, low prices, Discount Builders Supply is offering 15-percent off 12 popular StarMark Cabinetry doors, 75-percent off upcharges for beautiful specialty finishes, and 33-percent off bathroom furniture, bathroom cabinets, bath furniture and bath cabinets. Also, all StarMark inset cabinetry is 20-percent off, all StarMark Lyptus cabinetry is 15-percent off, and all StarMark custom specialty finishes are up to 50-percent off.

Currently, Discount Builders Supply offers custom kitchen design and sells kitchen cabinets, kitchen countertops, bathroom cabinets and bathroom vanities. It sells everything needed to complete a kitchen remodel or bath remodel, including appliances, plumbing, tile, flooring and lighting. When customers stop in, one of its kitchen designers help them create the beautiful new kitchen or bath of their dreams. Site measures are free and many cabinets are pre-fabricated, in stock and ready to go. Also, for the customers convenience, Discount Builders Supply offers cabinet and counter installation.

For more information about Discount Builders Supply, call the store at 415-523-5786, view the website at or visit the store in person at 1695 Mission St. in San Francisco. Parking is free.

About Discount Builders Supply

Discount Builders Supply is San Francisco’s largest family-owned and -operated hardware store, in continuous operation for more than 50 years. Along with a breathtaking amount of tools, appliances and everything else that is needed to complete any remodeling project, Discount Builders Supplys knowledgeable staff is always on hand to provide assistance and lend their expertise. The San Francisco hardware store also provides free bathroom and kitchen design services for any kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling project. From kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities, custom cabinets, appliances and all manner of home improvement items, Discount Builders has everything for remodeling projects. Whether looking to update the look of a bathroom with new tile or completely modernize a kitchen, Discount Builders is here to help.

San Francisco Event Planning Company, Blueprint Studios, Showcases Design Expertise at the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2012

San Francisco and enthusiasts across the nation recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of one of the most internationally recognized symbols in the U.S.–the Golden Gate Bridge. The premier San Francisco event planning company, Blueprint Studios, participated in the celebration held at Crissy Field on May 27 by lending its expertise in custom event design.

Blueprint Studios was commissioned by the National Parks Conservancy to design the d

K1 Speed San Francisco Brings Racing to the Bay

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) June 07, 2012

With the opening of its newest center scheduled for August 2012 in San Francisco, K1 Speed the largest indoor karting company in the United States is introducing the adrenaline-pumping thrills of karting to a whole new audience. Founded in Southern California in 2003, the company is finally set to take over Northern California, with no less than four locations planned for the area, including Santa Clara now open, San Francisco, Pleasanton and Sacramento. Its San Francisco location is built with the community in mind from zero-emission electric karts to energy efficient lighting, the center is built to have a small environmental impact and should provide a unique and exciting new place for residents to unwind and have fun.

The K1 Speed Difference All-electric Karting

K1 Speed redefined what karting is when it was founded almost 10 years ago. With poorly maintained outdoor tracks littering the country, often at amusement parks right alongside miniature golf courses, the sport of go-kart racing had lost its luster in the United States. K1 Speed sought to change that and it took a page out of Europes approach to karting to do so. K1 Speeds tracks are professionally designed and are built indoors, allowing for racing every day of the year in any weather. The tracks are also designed with safety in mind; as opposed to spare tires jutting out of the ground, K1 Speed utilizes TecPro safety barriers. Perhaps the biggest distinguishing feature, however, are K1 Speeds karts.

Unlike outdoor kart tracks, which have anemic, poorly maintained, gas-powered karts that are loud, noxious, and heavy, K1 Speed utilizes zero-emission, all-electric European karts. Built in the same style of the world championship kart chassis that Formula One drivers learn their trade in, K1 Speeds karts provide genuine thrills and an authentic racing experience. In fact, they can reach speeds approaching 45mph on the companys

San Francisco Custom Home Builder Makes it Personal

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012

A popular home remodeling trend currently being seen across the US is home customization. Home customizing moves beyond home remodeling and replacing outdated fixtures. Customizing requires working with an architect or designer to design unique changes to fit a homeowners personality reflected in the home.

Owner of Bischoff Design Build, Zac Bischoff is taking notice, Designers come out with new trends every year, what they consider to be in style. It is best for homeowners to select what fulfills their individual needs and desires, and outlives current design trends, making their home personal.

Bischoff Design recently completed a custom home remodel for a couple in Berkeley Hills. We were contacted by some homeowners after we completed remodeling their sons house. They had recently purchased a home in Berkeley Hills and wanted renovation work done along with room additions, said Zac.

Bischoff worked with the couple to design and draft tailor-made remodeling plans. He then gutted the entire house and built a second story addition for two offices and a half bath. Pine was used throughout the entire house to deliver a natural feel. Bischoffs team then created and applied a stain that brought the wood to life. The same pine was used to build bookcases that were installed throughout the home as well as custom closets built for the master bedroom. Bischoff helped the homeowners achieve a personal style for their remodel, which is now reflected in every room of the house including the modern stairways and uniquely designed entrances.

Additional distinct features added to the home could be found in the kitchen. Bischoff designed new custom kitchen cabinets and installed a modern, bright red backsplash. The master bathroom was remodeled and updated using modern tile and block glass to bring in light, along with red and white tiles for the flooring. The clients incorporated hand made tiles from their grandchildren in some areas of the bathrooms for a unique and personal touch, said Zac.

The living room was also remodeled and panoramic windows were added to enhance the view and let in natural light. The basement was retrofitted, for a studio apartment with a full bath and plenty of living space. We are very proud of our work on this project and the clients are very happy with their newly updated and uniquely personal designs, said Zac.

Zac Bischoff has worked for 18 years in the building industry and studied architecture at UC Berkeley, giving him the ability to design and draft plans for his projects. Bischoff Design Build specializes in foundation work, retrofitting, seismic remodeling, building additions and new construction. He utilizes sustainable building practices and does no outsourcing.

To learn more about this company, please call (925) 348-1073, or to see their work visit or you can take a look at their profile on BuildZoom.