Tobin Dougherty Architects is a San Francisco Bay area firm known for their eco-friendly designs that make the most of indoor/outdoor space. Founded by registered architect Tobin T. Dougherty, a member of the American Institute of Architects with over thirty-five years of experience, the firm’s designs excel through their distinctive combination of clean lines, dramatic structure, and a deep-rooted sense of place.We sat down with Tobin to learn how an area’s landscape affects his designs and how it can play into eco-conscious home design practices. We also discussed his design philosophy, his approach to continuing education, and why he chooses Infratech heaters for his forward-thinking designs. Read on to discover what makes Tobin Dougherty Architects truly visionary.

Convenience and outdoor luxury make Infratech the top outdoor heating choice for architects and designers around the country. That’s why we’re excited to announce the latest addition to our extensive line of custom control options – the Universal Control Panel. Now, designers have a new option when specifying Infratech heaters – the ability to select the switches of their choice, for a look that seamlessly integrates with the décor of outdoor areas.

Winter weather doesn’t have to dull your enjoyment of outdoor living. Whether you live in a temperate or cooler climate you can still take in the beauty of the natural landscape with a climate controlled backyard area warmed by cost-effective Infratech heaters. It’s a great time to get geared up for the latest trends in outdoor decor and lifestyle needs — especially when they’re as exciting as the design innovations cropping up in the winter season. Read on to learn what’s new and next for homeowners with an eye for year-round outdoor enjoyment.

 

Becky Horan is the owner of Outdoor Space Designs, a Sacramento, CA firm that focuses on creating outdoor rooms that cater to homeowners’ goals and lifestyles. Known for her collaborative approach and attention to her clients’ needs, Horan creates outdoor spaces where families can entertain guests or lounge in solitude. We spoke with Horan to learn how she used Infratech heaters in her recent designs for a Folsom, CA area home and how this decision has made outdoor living simpler and more convenient for her clients.

Outdoor Thanksgiving decor can really make the holiday special, whether you’re soaking up the fall weather on the porch or sitting down to a lavish feast in your backyard. Make sure your home is ready for guests of all ages with our picks for last minute outdoor Thanksgiving essentials — from cozy patio furniture to beautiful seasonal decor. Our picks are easy to find and install, for a no stress Thanksgiving your family and friends will always remember!