Category Archives: Affordable Housing

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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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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