Architecture, Commercial


Architecture, Commercial

Aidlin Darling Design

In 2006, Scribe embarked on a mission to resurrect the Rhinefarm Vineyard, one of the oldest vineyards in California. Central to this mission was a reincarnation of its original homestead, the Hacienda. After multiple transformations and decades of neglect, the Hacienda was both restored and transformed to support Scribe Winery’s operation. In addition to extensive systems and structural upgrades, its new incarnation aims to tell the story of its evolution, transcendence and present day use thru both preservation and discreet but legible interventions. Inspired by the late artist David Ireland’s Capp Street Project, the project involved a careful and honest uncovering and preservation of its many layers, which mark the passage of time. Distinct new layers are introduced, providing legibility and superimposition between the old and new. The result is a living interactive palimpsest that supports an overarching concept of storytelling, a concept from which the winery was named.

Key Team Members

Architects, Aidlin Darling Design
Principals, Joshua Aidlin, David Darling
Project Leads, Leonard Ng, Michael Pierry
Project Team, Adam Rouse, Pete Larsen, Mason Hayes, Ben Damron
Landscape Architect, Masterplan: CMG Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architect , Design/Build: Terremoto Landscape
Structural Engineer, Pemberton Engineering
Structural Consultant, Wiss, Janney, Elster Associates (WJE Associates)
General Contractor, Cello & Maudru Construction
Surveyor, Lee Erickson Engineering Inc.
Civil Engineer , Winzler & Kelley
Geotechnical Engineer, Adobe Associates
Kitchen Design, TriMark Federighi Design, Inc.
Mechanical Engineer, Sonco Heating & Air Conditioning
Electrical Engineer, Douglas K Dieter
Hacienda Design Consultant, Workr

About the organization

Aidlin Darling Design bridges the demands of artistic endeavor, environmental responsibility, functional pragmatics, and financial considerations. As a multidisciplinary firm, we believe that innovations discovered through the process of design and construction can be applied to projects of any scale, use, or purpose.

Partners Joshua Aidlin and David Darling have cultivated a team that strives to deliver the highest level of project management, service, and design. Our approach is client and site specific, and questions conventional assumptions. A collaborative process with clients, consultants, fabricators, and builders allows an open and impassioned exploration and enables a clear understanding of appropriate solutions. In each project, we seek to uncover an inherent spirit of place and interpret constraints as catalysts for performative design. The individual character of each project emerges through poetic spatial relationships, material richness, and exacting detail.

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