What's happening now at Because We Can

Hospitality Design Showcases our Latest Interior Design Project: The Port Workspaces

Hospitality Design's The Challenge of Creativity Gallery is showcasing The Port Workspaces interior we finished earlier this year. Filled with creative solutions to seating, visual separations, and sound insulation, we are very proudd that this project is getting so much press!

Striking seating at the entry of the building allows for members to congregate together in larger groups or work alone. The variety in the seating can accommodate a variety of activities, perfect for this location; and is a visual draw from the street!


Creative solutions for sound issues in this open area include a large fountain, which itself has integrated seating.


Shipping containers turned into conference rooms, for yet another creative solution for this co-working office interior.


Two more floors of co-working space designed with a variety of seating styles for every desired work environment.


And to top it off.... awesome roof deck!


Come see us at East Bay Mini Maker Faire

We have a booth this year at East Bay Mini Maker Faire, which is THIS SUNDAY! (Oct 23)
We are going to be showing off some really great stuff we've been designing and building.
We hope to see you there!

You can get discounted tickets with our Maker Discount Code ' BWC ' -- Buy Tickets!

Event Details:
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
10 am—5 pm
Park Day School campus + Studio One Arts Center
360-42nd Street at Opal, Oakland

Here is a sneak peak of one of the pieces we'll be showing off...


East Bay Mini MakerFaire - This Sunday: Oct 23!

We are incredibly excited to be part of the 7th Annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire, coming up Sunday, October 23!
Placed on the adjacent campuses of Park Day School and Studio One Art Center in Oakland's Temescal district.

Use our Maker Discount Code ' BWC ' with for 15% off ticket prices!
We're going to be showing off some new product ideas and new technology workflow.
Here is our write up for the Faire:

Combining Art & Technology: Making products the 'Because We Can' way
“We are developing products the same way we run our architectural jobs: integrating technology and art to create designs with many iterations and lots of collaboration. Using technological design and smart programming as a tool for making these products, we have come up with a line of work that can be integrated into any space. Come see how we take a product from idea to production, and feel free to give us some comments while you’re here!

We look forward to see you there!


Catch Jeffrey at today's San Francisco Revit User's Group

Catch Jeffrey at today's San Francisco Revit User's Group, hosted by Ideate, where he'll be speaking with our good friend Doug Smith on using BIM for large-scale Burning Man projects.

Doug, a BIM manager at Woods Bagot and prior to that SOM, and Jeffrey from BecauseWeCan, have both volunteered their time and technical skills to help with building Burning Man's yearly Temples. The Temple is a non-denominational place for reflection and remembrance that is a large part of the Burning Man tradition, a big project, and a huge team effort of many people who come together to build something that will only live the duration of the event, to be burned at the end.

Here's the link for the invite for today's event in San Francisco.

If you can't make the San Francisco event, there's the same event next week in Oakland. Here's the link to the Oakland event invite.

Hope to see you there!

Excited to be giving a talk at the Long Now Member Summit

Extremely proud to have been chosen as an Ignite speaker at the Long Now Member Summit.

We'll be at the Long Now's first ever member convention. With an incredible line up it looks to be an event worth joining for if you're not a member, and one certainly not to miss if you area. I've been chosen to give a short Ignite talk on a topic I dearly love, Automation in the Construction Industry. The talks will be streamed online as they happen on Tuesday, October 4th.

Hope to see you at the Summit!

Throw back to 2006!

Today's Throw Back Friday goes way back!

Almost 10 years ago we were working on this office remodel for Three Rings Design.
It was such a fun, creative project with a wonderful team of designers to collaborate with.
We had a such fun working with you guys! And together we created a really magnificent space that the staff loved to work in, and we loved to visit.

10 years later we are thinking of you! "The Nautilus" space will live on in our memories and, of course, these photos!

Each desk with a different design- we made a template so each designer was able to draw their own desk!

A bar to fit a fictional submarine- complete with kegerator and bubbling sides...

Tentacle attack(!!) room for game demos & play.

Underwater carved archway scenes.

Robot roll-up door in the secret room....

And of course, a parlor..... for more sophisticated meetings.

You can see our full portfolio page on this project here.

'Arresting Décor at the Latest Port Workspace'

'Arresting Décor at the Latest Port Workspace' is the title from the Oakland Magazine, an article about our latest commercial renovation in Oakland.
We have received such great feedback about this project, it is wonderful to know it is being so well received!

From the awesome murals

to the shipping container offices

to the super cool furniture we made-

..... it is all working together top make a great space!

You can read the Oakland Magazine article here.

Astroturf and Iceberg Mash-Up for Forgotten Friday

For Forgotten Fridays today, we have a conceptual and reference image that we made for a client, showing scale against a series of two collections we were making.
This visual came out looking so cool, that we wanted to share it.

A good candidate for a 'Forgotten Friday' piece, as the AstroTurf hills we made for the project turned out looking so different from the original concept drawings.
The little hill / mounds shown here next to our Iceberg seating was for scale, they were never to be physically near each other.

So, this drawing, in some ways is a fantasy landscape. Just a pretty image to start your weekend.
Happy Friday!

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From a .ORG to a .DESIGN, welcome to our new Domain

We're happy to announce our new domain, www.becausewecan.design.

It's a much more fitting place for our company to reside, don't you think?

Don't worry, everything on the .ORG will still work too, so your old bookmarks and RSS feeds remain intact.

But from now on we're using the www.becausewecan.design domain for everything, and we'd love for you to do the same!


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