BAWA Apparel. Hey! Be the first one in your block to be decked out in the latest BAWA finery. Wear the finery to the meetings, to the wood shows or just show your envious woodworker friends. Jay Perrine is the source of BAWA baseball caps ($10), and BAWA work shirts ($35 or so). You can contact him at email@example.com or 408/378-1585.
Or how about a nice laser-engraved name tag for BAWA meetings? Check out Mike Cooper's. He can get you one for $8. (firstname.lastname@example.org or 510/471-6934.)
Woodcraft. Dublin & San Carlos give the club a rebate on all purchases. Give receipts to Mark Rand.
Open Shop. Volunteer to open your shop to members. Contact Bruce Bell at email@example.com or 415/681-8353.
March 16th (3rd Thursday) 6:30 pm
Don Naples & Carl Johnson will present a tech talk on grain matching with solid woods. Our main presentation will be by Dennis Sullivan, Design Director at The Design Partnership, Architects and Planners.
Dennis Q. Sullivan describes himself as a student of architecture. He will discuss the spirit of architecture and its essence. "The inspiration to learn stems from the way we were made. Everything that nature makes, it records in what it makes how it is made. In the tree, is the record of the tree. In man, is the record of man. To design with wood for man, one has to know the essence of the tree and its sacred roots."
Dennis is currently the Director of Design at The Design Partnership, an architectural and planning firm located in San Francisco that specializes in unique Medical and Justice projects in the California. Since it was founded in 1979, the firm has built its foundation on meeting the individual needs of its clients. Their mission is to become a partner with their clients and their communities to create exceptional design solutions.
Dennis was Director of Design for Perkins Eastman Architects, a 400 person firm in Manhattan, NY that is recognized internationally for their architectural designs in NY, Europe and China. Dennis also practiced and taught art and architecture, as "Frank Lloyd Wrong" in rural Mississippi where he designed and built low cost community projects that ranged from elementary schools to senior housing to slave gardens. He describes his work as a visual poem with its own unique rhythms, a novel set of visual accents, symmetries and asymmetries enriched by its human context and material elements such as exquisite woods that are beautiful, practicable, affordable, environmentally suitable and harvested locally. His company web site is http://dpsf.com/ .