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The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®) Knowledge Community develops knowledge and information to benefit architects who are engaged in, or who are interested in learning more about, custom residential practice. CRAN® presents information and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise to promote the professional development of its  members via discussion forums, national symposia and conventions, publications, and local activities.

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Hello from Incoming CRAN Chair

  • 1.  Hello from Incoming CRAN Chair

    Posted 01-16-2017 18:25
    Hello: I wanted to introduce myself. I am the incoming chair of CRAN. I have been on the Advisory Group since 2010 and chaired the Sonoma Symposium last year. I was past President of San Mateo County Chapter of AIA in 2010. . I received my Master's Degree from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 1979. I moved to San Francisco Bay Area the next day. The best decision of my life. I have had a six person  Architecture practice in San Carlos, CA since 1982. We specialize in custom homes with traditional exteriors that fit into neighborhoods with open floor plans that fit a modern lifestyle. You can visit my website at or see our work in an online magazine I published at 

    We have many new programs and a fabulous symposium planned for Miami in September. Feel free to contact me via email or cell phone at any time. I'd love to hear from you. 

    Stewart Associates Architects
    1351 Laurel Street
    San Carlos, CA. 94070

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  • 2.  RE: Hello from Incoming CRAN Chair

    Posted 01-19-2017 15:06
    John is being modest. He already has advised our CRAN/AIA Central Valley Chapter (Sacramento) with a variety of excellent ideas for our 2017 program. Congratulations on the Chair Role this year!  Keep up the good work.

    We look forward to sharing best practices and programs with other chapters this year. 

    Paul Schmidt AIA
    Paul Schmidt Architect
    Granite Bay CA

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  • 3.  RE: Hello from Incoming CRAN Chair

    Posted 02-01-2017 11:01
    Hello John, congrats on being the incoming chair! You've been heavily involved in CRAN for a while so it is great to have you at the helm for a while.


    Enoch Sears AIA
    Visalia CA

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  • 4.  RE: Hello from Incoming CRAN Chair

    Posted 02-02-2017 19:03
    Thanks Enoch: I am honored to be the chair this year. We are moving along with plans for reaching out to the component CRAN Chapters. some exciting new coming soon. Plans have been set for a informative program at our Forum Program at the National Convention in April in Orlando. We are also hosting an opening party with other Knowledge Communities. Please let us know if you are coming. Maybe we can arrange for cocktails or a dinner. We are lining up speakers and houses for the house tour at our symposium in Miami in September.  I am really excited about how far we have come in a few short years. As always. drop me a line or call me if you want to chat. 

    John L. Stewart AIA
    Crair CRAN 2017 
    cell 650-787-2656. 

    John Stewart AIA
    Stewart Associates Architects
    San Carlos CA

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