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Small is (Very) Beautiful – and Chic

As any repeat visitor to these pages likely already knows, we at Studio E Architects are outsize fans of compact living. With two projects presently under construction that incorporate micro-units – Celadon at 9th & Broadway in San Diego for … Continue reading

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Designing a better parking experience: Studio E Architects & IPD selected to design parking garage on UCSD Medical Campus

Studio E Architects and IPD were selected to design a 1260 car parking garage for a site on the UCSD Medical Campus. The two design firms combined their expertise on the McCarthy Contractors led Design/Build pursuit. Three teams were selected … Continue reading

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New Associates Named at 2258 First Avenue

Maxine Ward and Mathilda Bialk were promoted to Associates at Studio E Architects last week. The pair were recognized for their leadership and self-motivated business development efforts. The two joined the firm within months of each other in 2007 and … Continue reading

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Vive La France! 30 years later, John revisits Fontainebleau

2013 marks to 90th Anniversary of the Ecoles d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau. In 1983, I had the privilege of attending this venerable and amazing summer school… This July, I had the second privilege of visiting the old chateau during the … Continue reading

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Micro-Flats: an Old Idea Whose Time Has Come… Again

Despite a torrent of recent attention in the press, Micro- isn’t a new idea… Architects have been noodling on the virtues compact living quarters for a good long time (and we’re no exception). I recalled a famous example recently that … Continue reading

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Small is the New Black – the fascination with Micro-flats Part II

Dogs that fit in your purse, urban parklets, and iPad minis… As we noted last week, small is back in vogue in a big way – and it’s even extending to the spaces we call home.  As the U.S. population … Continue reading

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Small is the New Black – the current fascination with Micro-flats

Small is cool again. The Fiat 500, “small bite” menus, micro-breweries… This cultural tendency toward the tiny has even extended to the multi-family development world, which is a-buzz this spring with discussions about Micro-Flats. Tiny dwelling units are turning up … Continue reading

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25 for 25: Architectural Buzz Words You Should Know

As a final acknowledgement of our 25th Anniversary…we post this last “25 for 25” list to close out 2012. Every profession and trade has its own lexicon of special words that carry a meaning unique to its users; Architecture is … Continue reading

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Oreo Cookie introduced exactly 75 years before founding of Studio E Architects – Coincedence?

The crème-filled cookie sandwich celebrates its 100th Birthday this year, while we here at Studio E Architects are continuing to whoop and holler over our 25th year as a business. As we close out 2012, watch this space for a … Continue reading

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Placemaking Since 1987

“Time flies like an arrow…fruit flies like a banana.” – Groucho Marx, philosopher, linguist In case you haven’t been paying attention – on Thursday Sept 27,  Studio E architects will celebrate its 25th Anniversary.  Time has indeed flown.  We are … Continue reading

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