July 20, 2017

Dan Brunn’s Award-Winning Design for Road to Awe Creates Complex, Dream-Like Space

Streetwise Fashion Brand Opens Flagship Store on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood

LOS ANGELES: The minimalist flagship location for Road to Awe (RtA) is as streetwise as the clothes displayed within its walls. Los Angeles architect Dan Brunn, AIA, Principal of Dan Brunn Architecture, created a 1,200-square-foot dream-like space with complex geometric precision, meditative sensations, and positive/negative dualities. (Click for full story.)

July 7, 2017

Form4’s ‘Sophisticated’ Architectural Design Benefits the Community-at-Large

Bay Area Firm Lauded by AR’s MIPIM Future Project Awards

SAN FRANCISCO: Form4 Architecture, an award-winning design firm known for its lyrical and sustainable design of Silicon Valley tech offices, was lauded by the AR MIPIM Future Project Awards with Commendation in the Mixed-Use category for its design of Urban Frames. The Palo Alto, CA, residential and office space was designed to instill a distinct character in an area globally known as the epicenter of the tech industry. (Click for full story.)

June 9, 2017

Columbia University School of Nursing Dedicates Its Cutting-Edge New Building

Nursing School’s New Home Features Two-Floor, State-of-the-Art Sim Center

(NEW YORK, NY: Thursday, June 8, 2017) This evening, Columbia University School of Nursing welcomed faculty, alumni, and friends of the Columbia community to a dedication ceremony for the opening of its state-of-the-art new building.(Click for full story.)

June 7, 2017

Lindsay Green Joins R&A Architecture + Design as Studio Director

Broad Range of Skills Enables Green to Manage Diverse Projects and Staff

CULVER CITY, CA: With more than a dozen years of experience as a designer and a project manager, Lindsay Green, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, has been involved in all phases of projects at various scales, ranging from corporate campuses to office... (Click for full story.)

May 11, 2017

Jorge Colón Named New Director of Interior Architecture and Design at CO Architects

Architect Brings Wide Range of Project and Academic Experience To Shape Interior Spaces

LOS ANGELES: Jorge Colón, AIA, LEED AP, is newly responsible for guiding the overlapping design realms of interiors and architecture at CO Architects. He was appointed as the firm’s first Director of Interior Architecture and Design in April 2017. (Click for full story.)

May 10, 2017

MOXI Science Museum Comes to Life With Whimsical, Sustainable Design

AB Design Studio Completes First LEED Gold Museum in Santa Barbara County

SANTA BARBARA, CA: To fulfill MOXI—The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation’s mission of igniting learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity, AB Design Studio created a whimsical, yet rigorously designed, building. (Click for full story.)

April 26, 2017

McIntosh Poris Associates Designs Multi-Family Communities For Urban Living

New Ground-Up Residential Projects Provide More Housing Options Around Detroit in 2017

DETROIT: For 22 years, McIntosh Poris Associates has been on a mission to transform buildings, communities, and urban centers to meet the demands of a modern-day Detroit.  Now, it’s working with local developers, private companies, and community stakeholders to design new,... (Click for full story.)

April 18, 2017

‘Vision of the Future’ Gains Form4 Top International Prize for Architecture

Bay Area Firm Captures ‘Imagination, Emotional Meaning, and Lyrical Expressionism’

SAN FRANCISCO: Form4 Architecture, known for its belief that architecture is the art of giving form to ideas, has been named the winner of the 2017 American Prize for Architecture by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. (Click for full story.)

April 12, 2017

Nate Cormier Joins Rios Clementi Hale Studios as Principal

Landscape Architect Promotes Urban Landscapes as Instruments of Change

LOS ANGELES: Landscape architect Nate Cormier, ASLA, PLA, LEED AP, has joined the leadership of Los Angeles-based Rios Clementi Hale Studios to bring his perspective to the design of parks, streetscapes, civic spaces, and plazas. His talent for telling stories of place through landscape architecture grew from his civic activism and experiences living in communities that seldom attract the attention of the design community. (Click for full story.)

April 6, 2017

West Hollywood Approves Contemporary 11-Unit Courtyard Apartment Building

R&A Architecture + Design’s Residential ‘Village’ Design Maintains Scale of Neighborhood

LOS ANGELES: The West Hollywood Planning Commission approved an 11-unit contemporary apartment building proposed by R&A Architecture + Design on the northeast corner of Martel Avenue and Romaine Street. The Culver City-based architects organized the residential complex as a village of two- to three-story townhouses around a semi-private courtyard.(Click for full story.)

March 15, 2017

New R&A Principal Shawn Gehle Brings Proven Record of Success

Gehle-Run Architecture Studio Merges with R&A Architecture + Design

CULVER CITY, CA: R&A Architecture + Design welcomes Principal Shawn Gehle to the Culver City-based firm. Gehle contributes to R&A’s rapid growth by bringing members of his former studio to the firm, which now has more than 30 staff members—up from five at its inception in 2012.(Click for full story.)

March 13, 2017

D L English Design Conveys Essence of Mexican Retailer’s Rebrand

Five New Soriana Stores Offer Upgraded, Premium-Level Experiences for Customers

MEXICO CITY: Soriana, a major Mexican retailer, has awarded five store commissions to D L English Design, a full-service design firm in Pasadena, CA, that specializes in retail and hospitality environments.(Click for full story.)

March 7, 2017

Local Firm McIntosh Poris Plays Critical Role in New Plan for Detroit Riverfront

Architects Rallied Local, National, and International Team to Participate in Winning Planning Strategy

DETROIT: The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, City of Detroit Planning & Development Department, and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation unveiled the final framework plan for the City’s East Riverfront District on March 1, 2017.(Click for full story.)

February 28, 2017

Brooks Atwood Joins R&A Architecture + Design as Director of Design

Award-Winning Designer Adds Versatile, Innovative Approach to Rapidly Growing Firm

LOS ANGELES: R&A Architecture + Design announces that Brooks T. Atwood, IDSA, IIDA, has joined the firm as Director of Design. Atwood is an award-winning designer and educator who has attained international success in the fields of architecture, industrial design, and interior environments. (Click for full story.)

February 15, 2017

New $45-Million Lifestyle Community in Detroit’s Historic Lafayette Park Nears Completion

McIntosh Poris Associates Designs Area’s First Residential Apartments In 40 Years

DETROIT: McIntosh Poris Associates’ design for DuCharme Place—a new, ground-up, 185-unit luxury apartment community in Detroit’s historic Lafayette Park—is anticipated for completion in early 2017. The $45-million apartment complex will be the area’s first new lifestyle community in 40 years. (Click for full story.)

February 8, 2017

Architect’s Personal Abstract Painting Inspires Design for Debut Product

Hedy Bench’s Striking Colorful Graphic Adds Distinction to Any Space

LOS ANGELES: For the first time, Dan Brunn, AIA, founder and principal of Dan Brunn Architecture, designs a limited-edition product offering available to consumers. Hedy Bench features a vividly colored, hand-painted abstract graphic inspired by a personal painting by the architect titled “Two Bodies.” (Click for full story.)

February 2, 2017

Workplace Design Strategist Sherry Carroll Joins Form4 Architecture

Interior Designer Adds to Firm’s Silicon Valley Expertise

SAN FRANCISCO: Form4 Architecture is pleased to announce that award-winning interior designer Sherry Carroll, LEED AP, EDAC, Assoc. IIDA, has joined the San Francisco-based firm as its first Workplace Design Strategist. (Click for full story.)

December 9, 2016

Project Demonstrates Strong Partnership Between Form and Sustainability

Form4 Architecture’s Design Wins LEAF Award as Best Sustainable Development

SAN FRANCISCO: Form4 Architecture’s Hanover Page Mill was recognized as winner in the Best Sustainable Development category by the LEAF Awards, presented by the Leading European Architecture Forum, which celebrates innovative architecture and design projects internationally. (Click for full story.)

December 9, 2016

Passive Cooling System And ‘Smart Technologies’ Drive LEED Platinum Recreational Facility

Rios Clementi Hale Studios Receives Three Industry Awards From Two LA-Affiliate Professional Organizations

LOS ANGELES: The multi-disciplinary design firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios has been recognized with three industry honors for its highly sustainable design for The Resort at Playa Vista—a new, 25,000-square-foot recreational facility and park in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. (Click for full story.)

December 6, 2016

Finelite Perimeter Slot Updates Accepted into the 2016 IES Progress Report

UNION CITY, CA: Finelite, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high performance lighting systems for offices, education, and healthcare facilities, has enhanced its High Performance Perimeter Slot (HP-WS) and achieved inclusion in the 2016 IES Progress Report. (Click for full story.)

October 20, 2016

Former West Coast CBS Studio Complex Transformed ‘True To Character’

Rios Clementi Hale Studios’ Design Awarded by California Preservation

LOS ANGELES: The design for Columbia Square—a new, 675,000-square-foot, 4.7-acre site on the historic CBS West Coast studio complex in Hollywood, CA—has received the 2016 Preservation Design Award in the Rehabilitation category by the California Preservation Foundation. (Click for full story.)

October 11, 2016

CO Architects Designs Interdisciplinary Building To Advance Boundary-Breaking Science at UC San Diego

New Building Provides Space for Collaborative Research in Human Health, Sustainable Energy, and More Engaging Visibility

LA JOLLA, CA: The future Biological and Physical Sciences Building (BPSB) at the University of California San Diego is designed by Los Angeles-based CO Architects to blend the richly diverse research fields of neurobiology, chemistry, and biochemistry for the advancement of basic science research with the potential to impact human health, and more. (Click for full story.)

October 6, 2016

Award-Winning Artwork Inspires ‘Imagination And Contemplation’ In Building Atrium

Collaboration Among CO Architects, SERA Architects, and Pae White Recognized by CODAworx

PORTLAND, OR: The successful design and art collaboration among CO Architects, SERA Architects, and contemporary artist Pae White has been recognized with the 2016 CODAaward in the Education category by CODAworx, a hub for the commissioned art economy. (Click for full story.)

September 27, 2016

Berliner Architects Serves on Vista High School Team Awarded $10-Million in XQ: The Super School Project

Architectural Concepts Are Incorporated Into New Vision for Curriculum, Technology, and Space

LOS ANGELES: Vista High School—of which Berliner Architects was part of a core planning team of educators and community partners—was awarded $10 million over five years as one of 10 winning Super Schools in XQ: The Super School Project. The proposal was in response to XQ: The Super School Project, an open call to America to rethink and redesign the American high school.(Click for full story.)

September 15, 2016

Award-Winning CO Architects Promotes Key Employees From Within

Principal, Senior Associates, and Associates Commended

LOS ANGELES: CO Architects, a leader in functional, green, and graceful solutions for healthcare, education, and research facilities, elevates Jennifer Knudsen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to Principal, Jennifer Swedell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and Raymond Yang, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to Associate Principal, along with Mario Cipresso, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, and Michael Stebbins, AIA, to Senior Associate. In addition, CO Architects has promoted four additional team members to Associate. (Click for full story.)

August 4, 2016

Firm Receives AIA|LA’s Inaugural Residential Architecture Award

Rios Clementi Hale Studios Lauded for ‘Bungalow Meets California Modern’ Concept

VENICE, CA: Nowita Residence, designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios for two of its partners—Julie Smith-Clementi, IDSA, and Frank Clementi, AIA, AIGA—has been awarded by the American Institute of Architects’ Los Angeles chapter (AIA|LA) as winner in the Single-Family Residential (up to 2,500 square feet) category for the inaugural Residential Architecture Awards.(Click for full story.)

July 28, 2016

Form4 Architecture Lauded With Several Industry Honors This Spring

San Francisco Firm Receives Nearly 60 Accolades for Innovative Projects From 2015 to 2016

SAN FRANCISCO: Form4 Architecture received several prestigious industry honors this spring, adding to the nearly 60 accolades garnered by the firm from 2015 to 2016. Among the many awards programs that honored the firm this year were the A+Awards, Green Good Design Awards, Gold Nugget Awards, LEAF Awards, World Architecture Festival Awards, and International Design Awards. (Click for full story.)

July 20, 2016

Architects Awarded for Aiding Collaboration, ‘Science on Display,’ and Sustainability

Loyola Marymount University’s New Life Sciences Building Acts as Daily Teaching Tool

LOS ANGELES: CO Architects’ design for the Life Sciences Building at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) at the 46th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards. The event, which drew an audience of 500 leading design and building professionals, along with top city officials, recognized the Life Sciences Building for setting new standards of design excellence and innovation in education.(Click for full story.)

July 6, 2016

Form4 Architecture Names New Principal

James Tefend, AIA, Promoted to Principal at Bay-Area Firm

SAN FRANCISCO: Form4 Architecture announces the promotion of James Tefend, AIA, to principal. Form4—whose additional leadership team comprises principals Robert J. Giannini, John Marx, AIA, and Paul Ferro, AIA—is known for its innovative and thoughtful buildings and interiors for global technology companies, mixed-use developments, educational campuses, and cultural institutions.(Click for full story.)

June 22, 2016

Rios Clementi Hale Studios’ Innovative Design Awarded by Two LA Civic Organizations

Playa Vista Recreational Center Recognized For ‘Non-Orthogonal’ Layout & Sustainable Features

LOS ANGELES: Rios Clementi Hale Studios’ design for The Resort at Playa Vista—a new, 25,000-square-foot recreational facility and park in Playa Vista, CA—has received two awards from Los Angeles’ premier land-use and business advocacy organizations: the Westside Urban Forum (WUF) and Los Angeles Business Council (LABC). (Click for full story.)

June 2, 2016

‘The Creative Process Made Visible’ at Innovation Curve Technology Park

Dynamic Tech Headquarters by Form4 Architecture Breaks Ground in Silicon Valley

PALO ALTO, CA: The dynamic architecture of the Innovation Curve Technology Park at Stanford Research Park celebrates the creative process of invention. The peaks and valleys of sweeping metal curves serve as architectural metaphors for the highs and lows of exploratory research and development.(Click for full story.)

May 18, 2016

CO Architects Awarded for Innovative Architectural Planning by SCUP/AIA-CAE

LMU’s New Life Sciences Building Lauded for ‘Interdisciplinary Neighborhoods’

LOS ANGELES: CO Architects’ design for the new Life Sciences Building at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, CA, has been recognized with a 2016 Excellence in Architecture for a New Building Merit Award by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), in association with the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA-CAE). (Click for full story.)

April 26, 2016

Canstruction LA Winners Announced!

David Bowie Tribute Rocks! 20,030 Pounds of Food Donated!

LOS ANGELES: From an LA landmark to a painterly skyscape and Star Wars droids, structures for Canstruction LA 2016 raised 20,030 pounds of food—enough for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to feed 16,691 people. This was the 10-year anniversary of Canstruction LA, a design/build competition among teams of architects, engineers, and contractors who create huge structures out of cans of nutritious food. The structures were recently on view at the Farmers & Merchants Bank Building in Downtown LA, and were a featured part of DTLA’s Art Walk.(Click for full story.)

March 22, 2016

CO Architects Leads Health Design With Three Construction Milestones

Medical Education and Healthcare Facilities Top Out Nationwide

LOS ANGELES: As health design rapidly progresses, Los Angeles-based CO Architects is leading innovation in the advancement of medical education, research, and clinical environments.  Two of the firm’s health education facilities and one medical center are a step closer to... (Click for full story.)

March 16, 2016

Finelite Honored With Sapphire Award for Innovative FineTune™ System

White Color Tuning System Among Finelite’s Recent Award-Winning Products

UNION CITY, CA: “When it comes to tunable light, I have two words,” said Finelite founder and chairman Terry Clark while accepting the Sapphire Award for best Tunable SSL Technology.  “Get ready.”  Finelite, a leading manufacturer of high-performance lighting systems,... (Click for full story.)

March 16, 2016

Bay Area Firm Participates In Venice Architecture Biennale Collateral Exhibition

San Francisco-Based Form4 Architecture Debuts Installation at International Event

VENICE, ITALY: San Francisco-based architect John Marx, AIA, of Form4 Architecture, has been invited by the Global Art Affairs Foundation, a Dutch n­­­on-profit organization, to participate in an official collateral exhibition in conjunction with the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. The group exhibition, “Time-Space-Existence,” will bring together an international roster of architecture and design firms, along with respected research universities from across the globe. Venice Architecture Biennale opens to the public May 28, 2016, and extends through November 27, 2016.(Click for full story.)

March 14, 2016

Multi-Disciplinary LA Design Firm Restructures Leadership For Future Success

Rios Clementi Hale Studios Elevates Members to Partner, Chief Technology Officer, and Principal

LOS ANGELES: For more than 30 years, Rios Clementi Hale Studios has created comprehensive and integrated solutions for a variety of design challenges in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, interior design, graphics and signage, exhibit, and product design.... (Click for full story.)

March 1, 2016

For 10 Years, Innovative Structures Are Designed to Help Alleviate Hunger

CanstructionLA Brings Together Local Designers for Creativity, Donations, and Awareness

LOS ANGELES: For a decade, Los Angeles architects, designers, builders, and engineers have joined forces to create innovative structures meant for feeding, not housing. They will again design large-scale structures made entirely of canned foods for the 10th Annual CanstructionLA... (Click for full story.)

February 22, 2016

Team Members Exemplifying CO Architects’ Core Design Values Receive Promotions

Associate Principals, Senior Associates, and Associates Promoted From Within

LOS ANGELES: CO Architects, a leader in functional, green, and graceful solutions for healthcare, education, and research facilities, elevates Gina Chang, AIA, and Alex Korter, RIBA, LEED AP, from Senior Associate to Associate Principal. In addition, CO Architects has promoted... (Click for full story.)

December 9, 2015

Michigan Research Studio Attracts Minority High School Students To Architecture

McIntosh Poris Associates’ ‘Bold and Cheerful’ Design Solution Recognized by AIA Detroit

DETROIT: McIntosh Poris Associates’ design for the Michigan Research Studio—an off-campus facility for the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning offering college preparatory classes to Detroit minority public high school students—has been awarded the 2015 AIA Detroit Building Honor Award in the Small Project category. (Click for full story.)

November 19, 2015

10 Cost-Effective Tips Reveal Simple Ways To Upcycle IKEA Products

Free, Downloadable ‘Idea Book’ Repurposes Everyday Items With Personal Twist

LOS ANGELES: Architect and DIY consultant Alla Kazovsky—founder of allaDIYally.com—offers 10 insightful tips to edit, repurpose, and interlace IKEA products in her e-book, ideaBOOK: Upcycling IKEA.  Kazovsky’s helpful advice delivers streamlined, cost-effective solutions for expanding living space—whether in a house... (Click for full story.)

September 9, 2015

Park(ing) Day Addresses Los Angeles’ Ongoing Drought Issue

Rios Clementi Hale Studios Educates Public on Stormwater Capture, September 18th

LOS ANGELES: In response to the ongoing drought issue in California, Rios Clementi Hale Studios will transform a parking space to educate the public about the benefits of stormwater capture.  For Park(ing) Day LA, the multi-disciplinary design firm will create an... (Click for full story.)

August 13, 2015

Montalba Architects, Inc., ‘Breathes New Life’ Into Healthcare Design

Mobile Dental Unit Wins Four Prestigious National and International Awards

LOS ANGELES: Montalba Architects, Inc.’s design for Studio Dental’s Mobile Unit has been honored with four prestigious industry awards for its innovative, technologically enhanced design.  The project received honors from national, regional, and local chapters of the American Institute of... (Click for full story.)

August 12, 2015

Step-By-Step How-To Book Helps DIYers ‘Think Like An Architect’

Alla Kazovsky—the DIY Ally—Offers Practical Tools For Self-Reliance

LOS ANGELES: In her step-by-step how-to book, DIY Like An Architect: 11-Step Method, Alla Kazovsky, founder of allaDIYally.com, gives DIYers practical tools for approaching any home improvement project from an architect’s perspective.  Through process-oriented activities, easy design definitions, and recommended... (Click for full story.)

August 5, 2015

Retail Environment Encapsulating LA Lifestyle Honored by LA Business Council

Montalba Architects’ The Row Wins LABC Retail Architecture Award

LOS ANGELES: The Row flagship store, designed by Montalba Architects, Inc., and The Row designer’s Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen has been honored by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) and the Architectural Awards jury as a winner in the... (Click for full story.)

July 21, 2015


3 Days of Design Insights; Years' Worth of Inspiration

MONTEREY, CA: A global roster of design talent convenes this October along the sandy shores of Northern California for the Monterey Design Conference (MDC 2015), an intellectually vibrant weekend where conversations on design unfold.  Sponsored by the American Institute of... (Click for full story.)

July 15, 2015

Contemporary Beach House Honored by LA Business Council

Dan Brunn's Flip Flop House Wins Annual Architecture Award

LOS ANGELES: The Flip Flop house, designed by Los Angeles-based Dan Brunn Architecture, has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) and the Architectural Awards Jury as a winner in the Housing category for the 45th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards.(Click for full story.)

June 13, 2015

New Shriners for Children Medical Center in Pasadena Integrates Medical Building and Healing Landscape

CO Architects and SRG Partnership, with Rios Clementi Hale Studios Combine Outpatient Surgery and Rehab Clinics with Restorative Gardens on an Urban Site

PASADENA, CA: The Shriners for Children Medical Center in Los Angeles is moving to Pasadena, where a new medical complex will combine a contemporary, three-story building collaboratively designed by CO Architects and SRG Partnership, and a healing-centered landscape created by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.(Click for full story.)

June 5, 2015

Detroit Architects’ Winning Designs Evoke Past and Present

McIntosh Poris Gains Kudos for Woodward Garden Theater and Campbell Ewald

DETROIT, MI: The rebirth of an historic theater and the workplace for an innovative advertising agency have garnered McIntosh Poris Associates its 11th and 12th Honor Awards from the Michigan chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).  “Being acknowledged by... (Click for full story.)

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May 15, 2015

CO Architects Creates Bridge Building at UVA Medical Campus

New Glass-Fronted Building Provides Learning and Diagnostic Spaces

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA: The Education Resource Center (ERC), designed by Los Angeles-based CO Architects, is now under construction to fill a gap within the University of Virginia’s medical campus in Charlottesville.  The four-level, 46,000-square-foot facility is being built for the University of... (Click for full story.)

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May 5, 2015

AIA/COTE Top Ten Facility Continues To Be Celebrated for Technology and Teaching

Collaborative Life Sciences Building Awarded by Leading Architecture and Education Associations

PORTLAND, OR—The Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower (CLSB), designed by Los Angeles-based CO Architects with Portland-based SERA Architects on a new campus in Portland, Oregon’s South Waterfront District, has been honored with three prestigious industry awards for its... (Click for full story.)

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April 22, 2015

CO Architects and SERA’s Integrated University Facility is AIA COTE Top Ten Winner For Rigorous Sustainability

The Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB), designed by Los Angeles-based CO Architects and Portland-based SERA on a new campus in Portland’s South Waterfront District, was today named one of the Top Ten sustainable projects by the American Institute of Architects... (Click for full story.)

April 15, 2015

Canstruction LA Winners Announced!

1980s Video Game Rules! 44,032 Cans of Food Donated!

LOS ANGELES, CA—Early 1980s nostalgia won the day at Canstruction LA 2015 Presented by Goya Foods.  “Pac-Can”—a three-dimensional rendition of Ms. Pac-Man chasing ghosts made by architecture firm Steinberg out of 5,740 cans of food—won both Juror’s Favorite and People’s... (Click for full story.)

March 30, 2015

Hand-Crafted Fire Screens Transform Utility Into Art

Architect/Artist Sandra Vlock’s New Screen Plays Expands Line of Fire Accessories

Plasma-cut from a quarter-inch thick steel plate, “Screen Plays” are one-of-a-kind fire screens designed to combine art and function through the illumination of whimsical, floating imagery.  These individually commissioned, custom-designed, hand-crafted accessories are fully supported by a hidden steel frame... (Click for full story.)

March 5, 2015

Fireballs Create Remarkable Focal Points

Custom-Designed Mooring Balls Are The New Outdoor Accessory

Made of weather-worn antique mooring balls, “Fireballs” are the new outdoor accessory made to dramatically transform spaces into intimate places.  These individually commissioned, custom-designed, hand-crafted sculptures create a remarkable focal point and central gathering spot for outdoor areas of hotels,... (Click for full story.)

February 20, 2015

West Hollywood Park Design Celebrates Community’s Vibrant Diversity

Rios Clementi Hale Studios' Approved Design Includes Gardens, Dog Park, Work-Out Areas

West Hollywood, CA—West Hollywood Park will welcome fitness gardens, dog parks, playgrounds, and special events when a major renovation of its landscape is completed in 2018.  Los Angeles-based Rios Clementi Hale Studios designed the varied outdoor settings to satisfy the... (Click for full story.)

February 17, 2015

Faces, Places, & Things Inspire Canned Food Structures

Canstruction LA Presented by Goya Foods Unites Designers for Creativity, Donations, and Awareness

LOS ANGELES—Architects, designers, builders, and engineers will join forces to create innovative structures—from surrealist faces to LAX’s metro station to historic lamp posts—for feeding, not housing.  Instead of using bricks, they will design large-scale structures made entirely of canned foods... (Click for full story.)

February 3, 2015

CO Architects Strengthens Leadership with Three New Principals

New Associate Principal Also Promoted From Within

LOS ANGELES, CA—CO Architects, a leading national architecture firm specializing in healthcare, education, and research facility design, strengthens its team by naming three new principals and one associate principal.  Keeping with CO Architects’ successful business practice, all are promotions from... (Click for full story.)

January 27, 2015

Los Angeles’ Popular Grand Park Opens Nature-Inspired Children’s Playground

Rios Clementi Hale Studios’ Fanciful Forest Design Engages Young Imaginations

LOS ANGELES—Grand Park’s highly inventive playground, designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios, encourages children to imagine playing in a fanciful forest.  The 3,500-square-foot playground features a tree-inspired structure surrounded by a large soft play surface and a number of interactive,... (Click for full story.)

January 21, 2015

Hand-Crafted Mooring Ball Sculptures Ignite Outdoor Social Gathering

Rusted Dross Transforms Into Glowing Art in Architect/Artist Sandra Vlock’s Fireballs

Consistently turning the mundane into the magical, architect and artist Sandra Vlock, AIA, repurposes weather-worn antique mooring balls into artistic “Fireballs.”  These custom, handmade sculptures dramatically transform outdoor spaces into intimate places.  “As architects, our passion is place-making and designing... (Click for full story.)

January 21, 2015

Innovative Canned Food Structures Help Feed the Hungry

Canstruction LA Brings Together Local Designers for Creativity, Donations, and Awareness

LOS ANGELES—Architects, designers, builders, and engineers will join forces to create innovative structures meant for feeding, not housing.  Instead of using bricks, they will design large-scale structures made entirely of canned foods for the Ninth AnnualCanstruction LA design/build competition to... (Click for full story.)

October 2, 2014

CO Architects Places First in International Façade Competition

Copper-Clad Building’s “Very Visual, Rational” Design Wows Judges

Arizona canyons inspired the design of CO Architects’ Health Sciences Education Building in Phoenix, AZ. Building photos: Bill Timmerman. Click here to download high-resolution images.  CO Architects Places First in International Façade Competition Copper-Clad Building’s “Very Visual, Rational” Design Wows... (Click for full story.)

October 1, 2014

Osborn and NAC|Architecture Merge

Competitors Become Collaborators, Joining Forces in New Chinatown Office

Osborn and NAC|Architecture Merge Competitors Become Collaborators, Joining Forces in New Chinatown Office   LOS ANGELES, October 1, 2014—NAC|Architecture and Osborn, friendly competitors for years, announce that they have merged to provide a greater depth and breadth of services to... (Click for full story.)

September 26, 2014

Diocese of Orange Unveils Design Plans for Christ Cathedral

Diocese of Orange Unveils Design Plans for Christ Cathedral GARDEN GROVE, CA—The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange has concluded an exhaustive consultative design process in which a knowledgeable committee of clergy, lay leaders, and liturgical experts partnered with two retained... (Click for full story.)

August 22, 2014

Osborn and NAC|Architecture Merge

Competitors Become Collaborators, Joining Forces to Apply Comprehensive Services To Diverse Clients and Projects

Paradise Canyon Elementary School, La Canada, CA, by Osborn. Photo: Edmund Barr. Eisenhower High School, Yakima, WA, by NAC|Architecture. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider. Click here to download high-resolution images. Osborn and NAC|Architecture Merge Competitors Become Collaborators, Joining Forces to Apply Comprehensive... (Click for full story.)

June 13, 2014

IAC Brings First Sculptural Green Wall and Custom-Designed Public Plaza to Sunset Boulevard

Environmentally-Friendly Design Revives Iconic Corner of West Hollywood

IAC, 8800 Sunset Blvd. Renovation by Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Image courtesy of Rios Clementi Hale Studios.   Click here to download high-resolution images. IAC Brings First Sculptural Green Wall and Custom-Designed Public Plaza to Sunset Boulevard Environmentally-Friendly Design Revives Iconic... (Click for full story.)

April 21, 2014

CO Architects’ Eyal Perchik Becomes ACHA Board Certified

Important Credential Acknowledges Architect as Accredited Healthcare Specialist

LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2014—After nearly three decades of managing healthcare projects, Eyal Perchik, AIA, ACHA, Principal at CO Architects, has earned his Board Certificate in healthcare architecture from the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA).   Perchik recently passed... (Click for full story.)

April 21, 2014

U.S. Courthouse’s Sustainable Landscape Among First SITES Certified Projects

Rios Clementi Hale Studios Raises Standard for Innovative Green Landscape Design

LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2014—The Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse’s landscape retrofit—designed by Los Angeles-based, multi-disciplinary design firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios—is among the first federal projects to earn a Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) certification, a new points-based rating system... (Click for full story.)

March 17, 2014

Canstruction LA Winners Announced!

Food Fight Made of Cans Takes First Place; 28,551 Cans of Food Donated

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2014—Cans of food were turned into huge structures, including the Grand Canyon, a heart, a burger stand, a rock band, and animated characters, thanks to some of Los Angeles’ stellar architecture, engineering, and construction firms.  Recently on... (Click for full story.)

February 26, 2014

Top California Architects Awarded for Innovative—and Timeless—Design

Los Angeles-Based CO Architects Named AIACC 2014 Firm of the Year

LOS ANGELES, February 26, 2014—Transforming a 100-year-old museum with 21st-century technology.  Designing a hospital people actually want to visit.  Creating space for scientists to discover the next breakthrough.  Building projects in 18 states from one Los Angeles office.  These are just a few of the accomplishments... (Click for full story.)

December 18, 2013

Dan Brunn Architecture Commended for “Whimsical, Modern Touch”

Yojisan Sushi in Beverly Hills Wins a Southern California Development Forum Award

LOS ANGELES, December 18, 2013—Dan Brunn Architecture won a design award from the Southern California Development Forum (SCDF) for its design of Yojisan Sushi, a 1,657-square-foot, 45-seat restaurant located on the upscale North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills.  Judges found the restaurant successfully balances “exuberant... (Click for full story.)

October 31, 2013

Los Angeles’ CO Architects Ranked Second Overall in “Architect 50”

Single-Office Firm Wins Recognition in National Survey

LOS ANGELES, October 31, 2013—Los Angeles-based CO Architects is a local firm packing a national punch, as Architect magazine recently recognized. The publication’s “Architect 50” ranking of the Best Architecture Firms in the U.S. evaluates firms based on the quality... (Click for full story.)