Category Archives: Community

Concreteworks at Columbia University

Mark Rogero is back in Oakland after lecturing at Columbia University.   Keith Kaseman, architect and professor in the Architecture, Planning and Preservation Department, asked Mark to be a guest lecturer for the seminar + workshop he's teaching this semester called 'Concrete Obsessions.'   Students have been required to cast one form per week researching […]

Food & Wine at Scribe Winery

Food and Wine Magazine hosted an editorial photo shoot at Scribe Winery in Sonoma on Tuesday,  kicking off the new year with a party drawing Bay Area foodies, designers, farmers, musicians and wine industry folks.  Scribe wine was served on the outdoor patio as well as delicious wood fired pizzas cooked open air by Chris Kronner […]


New on the block.  Bocanova Restaurant is the most recent addition to Oakland's Jack London Square District. This waterfront eatery is open for lunch and dinner serving exciting Pan-American flavors that honor the mostly Latino kitchen staff, lead by Chef/Owner Rick Hackett.  Have a cocktail or a round of tapas at the bar and test […]

Concreteworks at SOEX

We are excited to announce our partnership with SOEX. Southern Exposure, the nearly 35 year community arts organization is well underway on the construction of their new home at Alabama Street in the Mission District of San Francisco. In collaboration with SOEX architect Rick Johnson and Executive Director Courtney Fink we designed and fabricated a […]

Film : Rome Food Movie

Coming soon: Rome Food Movie. My good friend Zach Shapiro along with Robert Libetti are creating a short film about the Rome Sustainable Food Project, illustrating how Chef Mona Talbot, Sous Chef Chris Boswell and their staff connect the products of local farmers to the kitchen, feeding the people working and residing at the American Academy […]

Visiting Baker Lane Vineyards

I recently had the opportunity to visit with Stephen Singer at Baker Lane Vineyards in Sebastapol, CA. Stephen and his wife built a stunning modern house in the midst of their working 15 acre farm where they grow olives, and produce Syrah and Pinot Noir. The house, designed by SKA Architects and built by Fairweather Associates, includes […]

Collaboration: CCA Wood/Furniture Department and Concreteworks

Concreteworks recently wrapped up a semester long collaboration with the California College of the Arts Wood/Furniture Department. The Furniture  316 Production 1 class brief,  led by instructor Russell Baldon, was to " design and produce a small table with ideas of affordability , sustainability, and outsourcing as primary goals." Alexis Moran, CCA Alum and Concreteworks Product […]