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clad 5771 Buena Vista Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 USA www.cladstudio.com

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FIRM PROFILE Established in 2006, the partnership of Antonio Lao and Eva Chiu combines a broad range of design experience in commercial, institutional, and residential projects. Our studio is based in Oakland, CA and is a Small Local Emerging Business (SLEB) certified by the county of Alameda, the City of Oakland, and Caltrans. Our services range from standard project entitlement and design and construction, to master planning, graphic design and LEED certification. clad is an architectural office delivering exceptional and comprehensive design solutions and services that are clear, innovative, resourceful and skillfully executed. Our process emphasizes: • GOOD COMMUNICATION - Continuous, open dialogue ensures understanding and meeting client needs and expectations. • PERSONAL SERVICE - Our principals personally facilitate and design each project, maintaining consistency, concept through construction. Design teams are customized for each project, drawing on our valuable resource of specialized design consultants. • PRODUCTIVE COLLABORATION - All parties in the building process contribute valuable knowledge and expertise that, when channeled correctly, enrich and refine each project. When possible, early integration and coordination of all building disciplines sought. • INNATE SUSTAINABILITY - Thoughtful siting and design, early integration of building systems, and judicious use of materials and features produce buildings of superior performance, durability and beauty. ANTONIO LAO, Partner

Licensed Architect, California

Venezuela-born Antonio Lao is a CA-licensed architect with over fifteen years of practice in the Bay Area. Antonio offers formidable design skills, extensive knowledge of the building practice, and a keen eye for detail. During his ten-year partnership at Rempel-Lao Architects, Antonio successfully led the design and construction of many high-quality, local developments. He has also taught Structures, Integrated Building Systems, and design studios at UC Berkeley and Chinese University of Hong Kong and performed building inspections. As a partner at clad, Antonio directs project design, CD production and oversees Construction Administration.

EVA CHIU, Partner

LEED Accredited Professional

New York native Eva Chiu studied architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Harvard University, where she was awarded Alpha Ro Chi distinction for her organization of an international design conference on Asian development. Her broad work experience includes commercial and institutional projects at Richard Meier & Partners and at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (San Francisco). As a partner at clad, Eva oversees office and project administration and entitlement processes, and also leads project design development.


chiu lao architecture design

clad 5771 Buena Vista Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 USA www.cladstudio.com

T 510 654 4681 F 510 654 4122

Licensed Architect, State of California. USA, June 1992. ANTONIO LAO University of California at Berkeley Berkeley, CA EDUCATION Master of Architecture, 1987. Eisner Prize, 1986. Bachelor of Arts, 1982. John K. Branner Fellowship, 1984. clad / chiu lao architecture design Oakland, CA PRACTICE / PROJECTS Partner, 2006-present. Camelia Street Development, Berkeley, CA Infill design of 4,700sf commercial space and live/work units. Miyako Inn Hotel, San Francisco, CA Feasibility study for 5,000sf retail addition. Cheda Knolls Poolhouse, Novato, CA Design replacement of existing 1,500sf poolhouse structure. Market Street Live/Work, Oakland, CA Design of 3,500sf mixed-use infill development. Rempel-Lao Architecture + Planning Berkeley, CA Partner, 1994-2006. E12 Fruitvale Development, Oakland, CA Masterplanning for 140 townhouse units for The Olson Company. San Pablo Lofts, Berkeley, CA Design and construction administration of eight 3-level residential unit development totaling 11,000sf, with commercial storefronts. Tenth Street Lofts, Berkeley, CA Design and construction administration of 7,500sf five unit live-work lofts for private developer. Citizens Housing & Community Center, San Leandro, CA Facade remodel and design for 2,000sf commons building. Grayson Street Office, Berkeley, CA Conversion and expansion of single-family residence into accessible three-level law office. Private Residence, St. Helena, CA Design of 10,000sf residence and estate. AIA East Bay Unbuilt Design Awards, Merit Award, 2009. AWARDS / ACADEMIA Design of multifamily housing development in Shenzhen, PRC Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, PRC Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture, 1996 - 2000. University of California at Berkeley Berkeley, CA Lecturer, Department of Architecture, 1987 - 1993. ACSA Award for Excellence in Architectural Design, 1990.


chiu lao architecture design

clad 5771 Buena Vista Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 USA www.cladstudio.com

T 510 654 4681 F 510 654 4122

LEED Accredited Professional EVA CHIU Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA EDUCATION Master of Architecture I, June 1999. Alpha Ro Chi Award, June 1999. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design, May 1994. clad / chiu lao architecture design Oakland, CA PRACTICE / PROJECTS Partner, 2006-present. Camelia Street Development, Berkeley, CA Infill design of 4,700sf commercial space and live/work units. EBALDC Headquarters, Oakland, CA Interior redesign combining office suites. Lake Merritt/Chinatown Community Design Charrette, Oakland, CA Coordination and documentation of community design charrette for masterplan of 3-block urban site. Purdue Avenue Residence, Kensington, CA Design and construction of 900sf addition and deck. Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP San Francisco, CA Designer, 2002-2006. UC San Diego Undergraduate Housing, La Jolla, CA Coordinated programming and concept design for 400,000sf undergraduate housing development. Goldfield Gardens, Beijing, PRC Design Team for 1.3 million sf mixed-use complex, including design development of retail podium and public lobbies. Beijing Finance Street / Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Beijing, PRC Design of 253-room 5-star hotel as part of larger retail complex. Richard Meier & Partners New York, NY Assistant Designer, 2000-2002. ECM Radio Plaza, Prague, CZ Masterplan of 1 million sf office park and design development of 27-story headquarters building. Yale Art History Building New Haven, CT Design of 80,000sf multi-story library and classrooms. East River Center Development, New York, NY Competition to masterplan a 4-block riverfront brownfield site. AIA East Bay Unbuilt Design Awards, Merit Award AWARDS / ACADEMIA Design of multifamily housing development in Shenzhen, PRC U.S. Fulbright Travel Fellowship, Hong Kong 1999-2000.


Commercial

GREYSON STREET OFFICE

Renovation and conversion of a residential property into 4,500sf of office space for a law practice. The project required extensive modifications to comply with B-type Occupancy and zoning requirements for office space, including accessibility and egress requirements, area separation and nonconforming setbacks. Project under Rempel-Lao Architects.

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Programming / Master Planning

OAKLAND CHINATOWN LAKE MERRITT BART VISION PLAN

Planning and guidance of community stakeholder meetings and design charettes concerning future redevelopment of the Lake Merrit BART Station and Madison Park, including representatives from the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, Asian Health Services, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, and Oakland Asian Cultural Center. The result was a set of concept sketches for the LM BART Station area that represents a consensus vision from this group of stakeholders of the Chinatown community.

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Community Center

SURF-LAS PALMAS COMMUNITY ROOM

A 1500sf. Community Center commissioned by Citizens Housing Corp.for two low-income housing developments. The facility acts as a multi-purpose space for functions including meetings, various social activities, lectures, and temporary daycare facilities. The court and the transparent faรงade allows the community space to overflow into and activate the street. The simplicity of the volume maximizes budget constraint while allowing a more dynamic facade to engage the courtyard in front.

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Residential / Mixed Use

1406 SAN PABLO LOFTS The design of a 11,000sf mixed-use building, with eight high-end residencital units in a gentrifying neighborhood of West Berkeley. This urban infill project addresses the mixed-use character of the neighborhood with strorefront, live/work and residential spaces combined into an L-shaped layout. The design offers a range of different unit types (studio, one- and two-bedrooms units) with special features, including one ADA-accessible unit, four live/ work units with ground-floor office spaces, two store-front live/work units, and private decks, united in a cohesive, modern architectural language. Project completed under Rempel-Lao Architects.

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Residential/Mixed Use

MARKET STREET LIVE/WORK

The project is located in a redevelopment area of West Oakland. The site fronts Market Street, a major northsouth thoroughfare with an eclectic collection of warehouses, Victorian homes, and small commercial shops. The property contains an existing singlestory concrete block structure set back from the street. The client, an artisan/craftsman relocating from New York, desired a mixeduse development to include a small residence for him and his young family, workspace and exhibit for his business, and additional leasable commercial space. The design straddles the existing single-story concrete structure with two double-story buildings in front and behind, literally ‘filling’ the site. The disparate structures are linked by a multifunctioning, metal lattice with movable screens and shelves that provide display, storage and access. The project’s material expression is reflective of both the surrounding context and the modest budget of the project – unfinished cast concrete walls, unfinished cedar wood and metal siding, and aluminum windows.

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Programming & Design

UC SAN DIEGO UNDERGRADUATE HOUSING Programming, conceptual and schematic design for a 380,000sf undergraduate residential and administrative facility. Scope of work included meeting with student and staff user groups to determine final program and produce a Detail Project Program document, development of 3 different residential unit schemes and site layouts, and technical coordination with consultants to achieve LEED silver rating for project. Project under Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP.

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Residential / Mixed Use

TENTH STREET LOFTS

This 7600sf loft complex maximizes tight site dimensions, organizing five 1500-sf units one behind the other while dividing the bulk of the project into three distinct ‘towers’ hovering above a continuous base. The staggered compactness retains sunlight and views for adjacent residences. The roof of the ground-level podium serves as elevated courtyards for each unit. Building materials include metal siding and roofs, to reflect the character of the mixed residential and industrial history of the area. Project completed under Rempel-Lao Architects.

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