TEF Alumni Notes

(This story is the sixth in a series to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of TEF Design. Check our blog for newly published, stories about our firm’s people, our community, and what drives us to design.  Sign up — in the

TEF Alumni Notes

(This story is the sixth in a series to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of TEF Design. Check our blog for newly published, stories about our firm’s people, our community, and what drives us to design.  Sign up — in the

Breakfast with Billie

We ask ourselves, “What is the one thing we would steal here?” We walk around, and then we look at each other and we say, “That’s the one we would steal.” And usually our choice is pretty consistent. It’s a very deep response.

Breakfast with Billie

We ask ourselves, “What is the one thing we would steal here?” We walk around, and then we look at each other and we say, “That’s the one we would steal.” And usually our choice is pretty consistent. It’s a very deep response.

Origins of an Architecture Firm: Part 3

We believe that if architects bring their expertise—as architects, business people and as individuals—into their communities, they can effect significant social change.

Origins of an Architecture Firm: Part 3

We believe that if architects bring their expertise—as architects, business people and as individuals—into their communities, they can effect significant social change.

Origins of an architecture firm: Part 2

From the very beginning, We always thought we would grow. We didn’t think of ourselves as a small firm.

Origins of an architecture firm: Part 2

From the very beginning, We always thought we would grow. We didn’t think of ourselves as a small firm.

Origins of an architecture firm: Part 1

I talked to a couple of my buddies at the firm, Ron Aguila and Bobbie Fisch, and said, “Hey, wouldn’t it be great to start a firm?”

Origins of an architecture firm: Part 1

I talked to a couple of my buddies at the firm, Ron Aguila and Bobbie Fisch, and said, “Hey, wouldn’t it be great to start a firm?”

Learning from Beale Street

David Bradshaw Fresh out of architecture school in 2012, I got an offer to intern at the San Francisco office of a big global design firm. I managed to eke out a living on an intern’s salary by living off

Learning from Beale Street

David Bradshaw Fresh out of architecture school in 2012, I got an offer to intern at the San Francisco office of a big global design firm. I managed to eke out a living on an intern’s salary by living off