MSA is growing!
In the past few months we've added to our stellar team.
We're pleased to introduce our team members.
HD Expo brings interior designers, architects and developers together to access the most innovative available resources for their hospitality projects. The show includes conference sessions led by specialists and industry thought leaders sharing their invaluable insights into the industry and trends.
I LOVE Joe & the Juice. I became obsessed with ginger shots earlier this year. It has become a tradition to drink one before potential client meetings.
The spaces are awesome. Our MSA team really did some fantastic work on these locations... I love the combination of clean, bright white, lighting, artwork, and the bold graphic menu.
I finally visited the store newest store this weekend on Filmore...such a good space with delicious juices and healthy food options. Have you tried their juices? Have a favorite?
MSA's outing included lunch and wine tasting at Campovida. We tasted 4 different wines paired with our lunch, catered by Evntwrks. The food, wine and decor was nothing short of amazing and I would recommend both companies for future events.
Wandered through the Nature's Gift exhibit.
Poke Roll was opening a restaurant in San Ramon. They came to MSA for their new brand identity.
Brand elements should be embraced and highlighted in the master planning.
MSA spends significant time and resources on the front end of all of our projects to understand your company culture and how to incorporate that into a modernized design, helping our clients move forward into the next chapter of their success.
Check out the finished product here: POKE ROLL
Poke Roll is located at, 2005 Crow Canyon Pl #138, San Ramon, CA 94583
A little up front analysis and planning, through the help of a professional architect with experience in office planning, can go a long way in laying the necessary groundwork for a smooth transition to your new office.
MSA was lucky enough to have our Summer Happy Hour the same day as the Oakland Warriors Parade. A big thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate. Here at MSA we're always excited to host events for our freinds and clients.
As MSA looks back with reflection on the wonderful projects we’ve had the opportunity to work on and the truly amazing clients, partners and co-workers we’ve had the chance to engage, learn and grow with. We look forward to celebrating another year of design with you, our clients and colleagues. It’s our opportunity to catch up with you, to celebrate success, to reflect on past projects, and to joyfully celebrate the onset of summer.
We look forward to seeing you!
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Below, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite moments from past MSA architecture + design celebrations. Enjoy!
Today was the APWA Northern California Chapter Project Awards ceremony. MSA's Antioch Health Center, located in Contra Costa County won the best Structure (Between $5 & $25 Million) Award.
MSA performed the master planning and architectural design of this site in Antioch for development as two separate new buildings, the Antioch Health Center and Epic-Care Cancer Center. The Antioch Health Center Building is a 24,000 sq. ft. Antioch Health Center for CCHS, housing Children’s Behavioral Health and Adult Medical Care Clinic.
After 30 years of construction, the CEC estimates that these savings will add up to the equivalent energy use of twelve large power plants.
Zero Net Energy is defined as: "The societal value of energy consumed by the building over the course of a typical year is less than or equal to the societal value of the on-site renewable energy generated."
"In other words, a zero-net-energy building produces as much energy as it consumes, usually through a mix of high efficiency and clean onsite generation. The definition requires that a home create as much energy as it uses over the course of an entire year, rather than on a real-time basis."
— Paraphrased from:
California Wants All New Homes to Be Net Zero in 2020
MSA's latest project, another Barry's Bootcamp expansion is almost complete! The 5,800 square foot space at 333 Bush Street in the Financial District plans to open this spring 2017.
Lauded as “The Best Workout in the World,” Barry's Bootcamp has been challenging patrons since 1998 and arrived in the Bay Area in 2014 with MSA executing the new locations.
Barry's opened its first San Francisco location in SoMa near AT&T Park. A second location in the Marina on Lombard street and more expansions coming soon to the Bay Area.
Hospitality Design called the project "Instagrammable Fitness"!
The MSA team was proud to participate in a holiday food drive for the Alameda County Community Food Bank. In addition to filling our bin, we were also able to raise donations for the food bank as well. We're proud to be apart of the Oakland community and we will continue to give back throughout 2017!
It’s the season for giving thanks and we are filled with a deep sense of gratitude for the good fortune MSA architecture + design has been blessed with this year.
2016 was a big year for MSA. We had a milestone birthday of 40 years and moved from San Francisco to an amazing office space located in Uptown Oakland.
Thank you to all of our Clients, Colleagues and Friends for a fantastic 2016. Check out some photos from our White Elephant Holiday Party.
From the bottom of our hearts, we wish everyone a great holiday season and a Happy New Year! Please have safe travels and joyous celebrations.
Designing a new convenience store is a challenge. MSA worked with A.U. Energy to create a growth strategy based on a completely new convenience store design. The concept was based on a deep assessment of customer experience expectations across key growth segments, including women and millennial.
Everyone these days seems to want a piece of the convenience store pie. Big-box retailers are scaling down to small boxes that consumers can navigate more quickly and easily. Drugstores are adding fresh food and beverages to their traditional health and wellness mix. And grocery stores are increasingly offering online ordering with home delivery or at-store pickup.
“Loop is our high-end convenience market,” Goyal of A.U. Energy says. “We are trying to cater to the healthier side of what people want, healthy and fresh. It’s got a lot of the same things that you see in a convenience store—We still sell cigarettes and chips and soda and candy—but we also have a lot of things that you wouldn’t traditionally see—a salad bar, an espresso bar, frozen yogurt, kale chips, edemame.”
LOOP’s six stores are bright and bold, filled with gourmet and upscale products. Shelving has a low profile; coolers are open and easy to access. They’re filled with beverages like coconut water, kombucha and aloe to complement the energy drinks and carbonated soft drinks.
After successfully piloting the new design at an existing convenience store in Silicon Valley, LOOP was launched as a newly branded store. The new store has achieved a 250% improvement in sales growth and is setting a new standard in the industry.
The Tesla Showroom located in the Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek has won Best Retail Storefronts in the 2016 Walnut Creek Action for Beauty Council Awards.
A very warm thank you to everyone who joined us for our open house party! We had a great time and it was wonderful gather with friends, associates and colleagues. We want to thank everyone that has helped make MSA the successful firm that it is today and look forward to another 40 years to come.