Underway this week in Santa Rosa, California is the annual CRAN Symposium. The symposium gathers hundreds of residential architects together for a week long conference of networking events, educational sessions, and home tours. PHX Architecture’s Joanna McBride and Scott Carson are representing the firm and keeping us updated on the daily happenings.
The Symposium opened with a welcome reception hosted by the local AIA chapter, AIA Redwood Empire. Monday included five educational sessions and Monday evenings highlight was the WineMaker’s Dinner in Knight’s Valley Garden. The dinner featured a 30-minute wine and hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a perfectly-paired four course meal with wines from Dutton-Goldfield Winery.
Tuesday, Symposium guests were taken all around the Sonoma Valley on Home Tours. The tour featured four homes including a remodeled, modern main house plus a guest house, a traditional home with a private pond and custom wine cellar, a modern home with lots of wood and interesting details, and a home made from an old barn frame reused for the house structure with an addition that is a concrete box.
The rest of the week will feature educational sessions and networking receptions before closing remarks on Thursday afternoon.
Check out the Symposium on their Live! Stream here – www.houzz.com/CRAN2016
CRAN Arizona is your local chapter of professionals looking to provide colleagues with bi-monthly educational programs and events on local and national levels. CRAN supports all architects whose practice focuses on custom residential work. Our meetings have been very successful so far with a great turnout. If you would like to join us or are interested in hosting a meeting, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for more information to see what CRAN and the new Arizona chapter can do for you and your clients!