(picture by Emma Wnuk)
We had a spectacular rainbow this morning over CSW|ST2′s office that was too good not to share. We truly are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
(photos by CSW|ST2)
Now that’s what I’m talking about! That’s right, even though we are engineers here at CSW|ST2 we can spot good design when we see it and in the Bay area it is all around us. It’s at the grocery store, the brewery, the local coffee shop…it’s everywhere, and we can appreciate the time and effort it takes to make the smallest detail look right. Even though it may not be our design we are more than happy to tip our hats to those architects, landscape architects, engineers, contractors (and their clients) who provide us with unique details that turn the mundane into remarkable. Here are a few we found driving around this weekend: (from left to right)
So next time you are out running errands take a look around and see if you see any spectacular details! You will be pleasantly surprised.
(Map by Jeremy Sarrow NCFCWCD)
Throughout our 58 year tenure in the Bay Area, CSW|ST2 has always participated and encouraged employee involvement in community projects and functions. This involvement often extends beyond the bounds of individual company employees to the friends, family, and contacts of the worker. Our involvement in the Napa River / Napa Creek Flood Control Project is a typical example.
This historic, award winning, flood project has been under taken by the Napa Valley communities with the support of State and Federal agencies utilizing unique flood routing techniques and philosophies to not only control flooding along an approximately 7 mile stretch of the Napa River and Napa Creek, but also brings the Napa River back into its historic flood plain by eliminating levees and recreating over 900 acres of wetlands. The project also protects some 2700 homes, 350 business, and 50 public properties from 100-year flood damage.
Dennis Rinehart, a principal at CSW|ST2 with in excess of 35 years of engineering experience, has served on a volunteer basis as both a member and Chairman of the Technical Advisory Panel, providing design and technical advice to the Napa County Flood Board since the inception of the project in 1998. Dennis’ involvement has extended to his family and friends as Napa County has utilized the expertise of both Dennis’ wife Suzin and his friend Dave Mallet as wildlife photographers in creating images for an interpretive signing program for the project. Some of the images offered to the district by Suzin and Dave are shown below.