Category Archives: Affordable Housing

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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Retreat and Advance Part 1

As we look ahead to a bright year, it is always nice to stop and reflect on how far we have come. The office had the opportunity to assemble at Pier 32 Marina for the annual office retreat. We came … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ at Studio E in 2013 – 2nd Course

13 is a number that has been known to cause some folks a fair amount of anxiety – with a list of associated superstitions so long, it’s enough to make anyone paranoid. Well, you won’t find any triskaidekaphobiacs around at … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ at Studio E in 2013

About this time every year, we here at Studio E Architects take a day for an office retreat – to memorialize the previous year, and to take a look at what’s on the menu for the year ahead.  As we … Continue reading

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Construction begins on 9th & Broadway

Studio E Architects is excited to report that construction on 9th & Broadway – our award-winning, 250-unit high-rise affordable housing tower – has officially commenced! A groundbreaking ceremony for the project, rechristened Celadon at 9th & Broadway by client BRIDGE … Continue reading

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Magnolia Court: NAHB Gold Award winner for Best 50+ Green Community

Studio E Architects is proud to report that Magnolia Court, our 54-unit affordable housing project for seniors in Manteca, California for Affirmed Housing Group, has been honored by the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) with the Gold Award in … Continue reading

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Multi-Housing News 2012 Excellence Awards winners – Archer Studios, Riverwalk and UC Davis West Village

Studio E Architects is proud to be prominently featured in this month’s issue of Multi-Housing News, as three of our recent projects brought home honors in the publication’s 2012 Excellence Awards. Archer Studios – a 42 unit single-room-occupancy (SRO) development near … Continue reading

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Big Thoughts on Small Spaces: Archer Studios on the Forefront of Micro-Unit Apartment Design

We’ve been singing the praises of the small, but beautiful Archer Studios – Studio E’s 42 unit single-room-occupancy (SRO) development near downtown San José, California, since its completion earlier this year, and now others are beginning to catch on: Archer … Continue reading

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Mother Lode – Riverwalk wins Gold Nugget Grand Award!

The hits just keep on coming for Riverwalk – our 50-unit affordable family housing development in the south San Diego neighborhood of Nestor for Affirmed Housing Group.  Hot on the heels of winning “Housing Project of the Year” in its category at … Continue reading

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