Category Archives: Architecture

AIASF – Impactful Visual Storytelling, October 23, 2018

I am excited to invite you to join me and Michelle Martin, strategic marketer – SmithGroup, as we lay out the plan behind creating impactful imagery and maximizing your investment in architectural photography.

Architectural photography is a tremendous investment and can be one of your greatest assets in sharing your project story. This investment benefits from thoughtful strategic planning. Your imagery defines your firm’s image and is often the only representation that will share your design with potential clients and the rest of the world. During this discussion, we will explore how to ensure you maximize your investment in professional architectural photography resulting in impactful visual stories. From annual strategic planning to leveraging the final photography assets, we will uncover the necessary steps to ensure a return on investment that meets your firm’s needs.

We would love for you to join us!

When:AIASF – Tuesday October 23 at 6:00pm

Where:AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600 San Francisco

To register click here

This event also counts for 1.5 AIUA credits.

Hope to see you there!!

Kind regards,

Emily

La Biennale di Venezia International Architecture Exhibition

I’m very excited to announce my participation in the European Cultural Center’s Exhibition “Time Space Existence” at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia.  Partnering with architect, Dominique J. Price, our work was featured alongside other design experts from all over the world.  We were inspired to create a full scale installation utilizing both photography and video in order to emphasize our shared focus on social sustainability and the democratization of designThe exhibition opened in May and is ongoing through November 25th 2018.   

Stay tuned for more details and media about this exciting journey…

Check out the virtual tour of the Palazzo Mora 3rd Floor here

Visit the European Cultural Center here.

AIASF – Impactful Visual Storytelling, June 6th 2018

I am excited to invite you to join me and Michelle Martin, strategic marketer – SmithGroupJJR, as we lay out the plan behind creating impactful imagery and maximizing your investment in architectural photography.

Architectural photography is a tremendous investment and can be one of your greatest assets in sharing your project story. This investment benefits from thoughtful strategic planning. Your imagery defines your firm’s image and is often the only representation that will share your design with potential clients and the rest of the world. During this discussion, we will explore how to ensure you maximize your investment in professional architectural photography resulting in impactful visual stories. From annual strategic planning to leveraging the final photography assets, we will uncover the necessary steps to ensure a return on investment that meets your firm’s needs.

We would love for you to join us!

When:AIASF – Wednesday June 6th at 6:00pm

Where:AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600 San Francisco

To register click here

This event also counts for 1.5 AIUA credits.

Hope to see you there!!

Kind regards,

Emily

Spiritual Transformation: Temple Akiba

Happy New Year!

2018 is going to be full of opportunities to maximize our potential and I am excited to see what the future holds!

The Temple Akiba, remodeled by HCLA Architecture, is a lovely gesture supporting this sentiment. Originally built and designed by Robert A Kennard in 1965, Temple Akiba was ready for a transformational new design.

HCLA enhanced the spiritual quality of this sacred space by adding light, dimension and color through nuanced fenestration, ceremonial outdoor spaces, and the use of simple and elegant materials. The result is a series of layered sacred spaces that convey a sense of peace.

I hope you enjoy viewing the images as much as I enjoyed creating them.

I wish the best for you in 2018!

The Unconventional Convention Center

Last March I was between assignments in Dallas and decided to check out the Irving Convention Center designed by RMJM Hillier Architecture out in Las Collinas. The intention behind it’s design was to create a “non-conventional” convention center and I can attest that this goal was achieved.

This is a very unique structure, for sure. According to Wikipedia, “the Irving Convention Center is designed as two boxes, stacked and rotated to create cantilevered corners that provide several shaded outdoor areas for visitors to use.” This design, as well as the chosen materials, create a variety of angles and textures that resulted in an interesting set of compositions.

See for yourself…

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Louis Vuitton Foundation – Paris

11-14_Paris_873While at the top of the Eiffel Tower I was looking out at the beautiful city of Paris surrounding me and I noticed a huge glass structure floating amongst the trees in what I later found out was the Jardin d’Acclimatation. I had no idea what it was, but I knew I had to see it in person. Turns out it was the Louis Vuitton Foundation designed by….can you guess….yes, Frank Gehry.

Now I know many architects who are critical of what they call Gehry’s “potato chip architecture” or his disregard for the building’s surroundings and climate….but even one of his toughest critics (who I shall not name) was very impressed with the unique use of steel, glass, and wood in this building. I have read that Gehry’s vision was to encapsulate the interior structure which he refers to as the “ice berg” with glass sails.

I had exactly 1 hour to shoot this with daylight and then an additional hour at dusk, but still managed to get some nice shots….family vacations make it a little tough to truly study a structure…needless to say there was a lot of running going on at dusk.

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My daughter was clearly unimpressed...

My daughter was clearly unimpressed… I think it was the lack of swings.

Rotterdam

In November 2014 I had the awesome opportunity to take my family to Europe. We spent time in both Paris and Amsterdam. It was an amazing experience for all.

While in Amsterdam I decided to take a solo day trip to the city of Rotterdam, a unique architectural marvel in it’s efforts to expand and experiment with architectural design. Lucky for me I was connected with a local architect, Maki Oishim, who took me on a whirlwind bicycle tour where we were able to quickly visit a number of key architectural sites. All the images you will see below were taken between my arrival at 12:30pm and dark (approximately 5:00pm).

Now, please take into consideration that there was no “waiting for best light” this is drive by photography at it’s best.

Thank you Maki for taking me on this fun adventure!

 

Het Nieuwe Institute

Het Nieuwe Institute

Rotterdam Central Station

Rotterdam Central Station

Schouwburgplein Square

Rotterdam Central Station

Erasmus Bridge

Erasmus Bridge

Erasmus Bridge

Erasmus Bridge

Erasmus Bridge

Erasmus Bridge

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Willemsbrug

Willemsbrug

Market Hall Square

Market Hall Square

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Cubic Houses

Cubic Houses

Interior of Youth Hostel in the Cubic Houses

Interior of Youth Hostel in the Cubic Houses

Cubic Houses

Cubic Houses

Rotterdam Central Station

Rotterdam Central Station

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Rotterdam Central Station

Rotterdam Central Station

Rotterdam Central Station

Rotterdam Central Station

deYoung

I had the pleasure of photographing a few interiors at the de Young last year.Here are two of my favorites from the photo shoot. Dramatic converging lines seems to be the theme. Enjoy.

Primary design by Herzog & de Meuron with Fong & Chan Architects as the principle architect.

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Oakland’s Jewel

Architecture, Emily Hagopian, Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland Architecture

Architecture, Emily Hagopian, Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland Architecture

The Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland is quite the site to see. Designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill, the Cathedral lights up Lake Merritt in the evening like a brilliant gem. Take a step inside and you will be blown away by how such an immense space can feel warm  and inviting. This modern Cathedral is truly something you ought to experience first hand, but in the mean time here are a few photos to hold you over.

 

Architecture, Emily Hagopian, Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland Architecture

Architecture, Emily Hagopian, Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland Architecture

Architecture, Emily Hagopian, Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland Architecture

Architecture, Emily Hagopian, Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland Architecture