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Breaking Bad

Tipping our hat for this weekend’s upcoming Breaking Bad Fan Fest:

MBA’s 1994 Lovelace Emergency Room design received some nice air time during this episode:

Lovelace ER1 BB Lovelace ER2

November 5, 2014 at 3:32 pm Leave a comment

Over 60

I’m over 60.

Not years…I’ve still got a few left before I get there, but my trip to Moreno Valley, CA in December to document a hearing clinic made city number 63 I’ve personally completed an MBA project in. I never anticipated working coast to coast, but it has made for some interesting adventures.

– Steve

Steve Project Locations

January 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

MBA 2012

Another interesting year…we completed Space Validation and As-Built Drawing projects for Hear USA in Arizona and California, and Capital One Bank in Louisiana.  I was fortunate while in California to make a wonderful mountain drive on a road I’d never travelled between Lebec and Ojai, some beach time in Ventura, and a great visit with one of my best friends from childhood in Granada Hills.  All work and no play?  You just have to figure out how to fit the play in when the work is done.

We also completed a Furniture Design and Acquisition Project for the U.S. Marshals Service in Texas:  systems workstations, private offices, and conference, galley and storage space.

MBA even dipped our toe into the international waters with a Feasibility Study for a healing center in Peru.  I was hoping for the site visit, but that card wasn’t in my hand.

We continued ongoing Interior Design and Furniture Inventory projects for the Department of Transportation and Department of Justice in Texas and Oklahoma, and began several new USMS projects in Texas.

It’s been awhile since we had a New Mexico project…we need to change that!

– Steve

July 11, 2013 at 10:54 am Leave a comment

On-Site Field Measurement and CAD Drawing

MBA recently completed measurement and as-built CAD drawings for 22 hearing clinics in Arizona and Southern California.  This was our first exercise in field measurement AND creating the CAD drawings (floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, and telephone/electrical/data plans) on-site with a laptop computer.  Previously, we documented our information on hard-copy floor plans and field notes, and prepared the drawings when we returned to our desktops at the office.  Having worked both ways, Steve certainly prefers having the laptop in the field.  Very nice to be able to go and check something immediately if it doesn’t seem to work out in the drawing.  These were small sites, 500 – 4,000 SF each, and a good project to implement this change in procedure.

August 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm Leave a comment

MBA 2011

Another year in the books, and we managed to stay successful despite the economic tribulations going on around us.

No high-profile projects, but we kept busy specifying furnishings, finishes and artwork for a number of U.S. Marshals, Dept. of Defense, and Dept. of Transportation offices across Texas and Louisiana; furnishings inventories for the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission in Houston, and Dept. of Justice in Muskogee; space validations/studies/assessments for the IRS and Bureau of Reclamation in Albuquerque, and Citizenship & Immigration in Dallas. We even put Randal back to work on our CIS project. We also provided CAD drafting assistance to Hilton and Holiday Inn hotels in Texas, Louisiana and Nebraska, and designed tile patterns and interior finishes for the Mettie Jordan Elementary School in Eunice, NM.

Leah & Frank returned from Europe, then moved to Denver where opportunity was knocking.

And from the pictures we see, Hannah is having way too much fun being a mom.

Let’s see where 2012 takes us.

February 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm Leave a comment

Bureau of Reclamation

Just completed an Organizational Survey and Space Assessment Report for the Albuquerque Area Office of the Bureau of Reclamation. These people are helping to meet new water needs and balance competing water uses along with six other offices in the Upper Colorado Region. Important stuff in this part of the country. Would love to see them get away from their 82″ high panels, and get more natural light into their office space!

April 21, 2011 at 10:04 pm Leave a comment

Bank of America

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MBA recently completed another round of space validation and documentation for Bank of America.  Coordinating with Branch Managers and Property Managers, we visited 92 sites in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Texas, documenting over 500,000 SF of space.  Individual sites ranged from 2,200 to 35,000 SF.

November 15, 2010 at 7:50 pm Leave a comment

El Paso Courthouse

After several months of planning and preparation, in July 2010 we successfully moved the District and Magistrate Judges and staff, and District Clerks from the old courthouse to the new U.S. Courthouse in El Paso, TX.  This was a move of approximately 70 people and over 40,000 s.f. of furnishings, boxes and equipment.  Cera and Steve spent several days in El Paso coordinating truck loading/unloading, furniture placement, and team communication.  Between MBA, the Courts, and Seaton, we had an excellent team and the move went very well.

July 29, 2010 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

Assisted Living Renderings

These are some conceptual renderings showing what an assisted living facility could look like.  The renderings were produced using SketchUp.

February 25, 2009 at 10:18 pm Leave a comment

Assisted Living

Conceptual Boards for an assisted living facility here in Albuquerque.  The focus of the design is to create a brighter more comfortable living environment.

February 25, 2009 at 10:05 pm Leave a comment

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