Category Archives: Affordable Housing

Parkside Studios Prefab

Adam Wientrab writes about how time is money in his article, Prefab Buildings Snap into Place in the San Francisco Business Times cover story. Charities Housing knows this all too well. Charities Housing executive, Dan Wu said, “We’d been looking at … Continue reading

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Celadon at 9th & Broadway: Construction Progress

Construction is now well underway on Celadon at 9th & Broadway – Studio E Architects’ 17-story contribution to San Diego’s ever-evolving city skyline. The award-winning, 250-unit high-rise affordable housing tower for BRIDGE Housing broke ground in February of last year, … Continue reading

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SolTerra nets NAHB Silver: Best of 50+ for Sustainable Features

Studio E Architects is honored to announce that SolTerra – our 49-unit, senior housing community for Affirmed Housing Group – has been awarded Silver in the National Association of Home Builders 50+ Housing Council’s 2014 Best of 50+ Awards in … Continue reading

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Archer Studios: Builder Magazine 2013 Grand Award Winner

Builder and Custom Home magazines combined forces this year to present their respective annual honors, and Studio E Architects came away from the event with top honors: Archer Studios – our 42-unit micro-unit development in San José, California – was … Continue reading

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More Big Thoughts on Living Small: Sunnyvale Studios & Hotel Churchill

Micro-units – rental dwelling units that are 300 square feet or less in floor area – continue to be a hot topic in the press and on the web. Micro-fever is catching here at Studio E Architects as well, with … Continue reading

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Studio E unveils SolTerra Senior Apartments in El Cajon

Studio E Architects is proud to announce the grand opening of SolTerra – our 49-unit, senior housing community designed for Affirmed Housing Group and built by Allgire General Contractors. As the first project in the City of El Cajon’s Urban … Continue reading

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Studio E Breaks Ground on Mesa Commons in San Diego

Studio E Architects is happy to announce that construction on Mesa Commons – our 78-unit affordable family housing project for San Diego’s College Area community – is officially underway! A groundbreaking ceremony for the project, hosted by client Palm Communities, … Continue reading

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High Desert Gold: Brisas de Paz wins Gold Nugget Award

It’s Gold Nugget season again, and Studio E Architects has staked a claim on several categories this year. First up: we are excited to report that Brisas de Paz – our 62-unit workforce housing project in Desert Hot Springs for … 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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