These girls are on FIRE!

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Maxine Ward and Lauren Pasion

Two of the Studio E team have celebrated big professional accomplishments recently and it is time to throw some props their way!

Congratulations to Lauren Pasion on becoming a licensed architect in the state of California. What does it take to get there? 5 years of school, 1 professional degree, 5,600 Intern Development Program hours, 7 national Architect Registration Exams and 1 State Board Supplemental Exam – that and a lot of hard work! We are proud to add another licensed architect to the team. Lauren will be flexing her new credentials on a couple of projects about to start construction – Cal Coast Academy and Townhomes at 30th & Broadway. Those contractors had better watch out!

8-year Studio E veteran Maxine Ward was honored by the local AIA chapter with their Young Architect of the Year award. This is given annually to a licensed architect in the early stages of their career who has made a significant contribution to the built environment of San Diego and to architecture through their body of work and their commitment to all aspects of the architectural profession.

At Studio E, Maxine’s varied body of work includes schools, mixed-use, multi-family and high-rise housing.  She has served as Project Architect on high-profile projects, including
multiple charter schools and sizable projects on university campuses. Most notable has been her work with High Tech High Learning, with whom she designed and built three charter schools at two campuses within six years.

As important as Maxine is to our continued success here at Studio E Architects, Maxine has played an equally important role in elevating the importance of design in San Diego. In her leadership role at the San Diego Architectural Foundation she has deeply engaged the profession and the public alike in a fruitful and compelling conversation about the best version of ourselves. She has promoted the importance of the profession and elevated the expectations of the community. For that all of us should be thankful.

Congratulations Maxine on this well-deserved recognition!

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Maxine on stage at AIA San Diego Design Awards, October 29, 2015

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