Category Archives: Shared Principles

Retreat and Advance Part 2

At the wonderful Pier 32 Marina, the annual retreat continued with round 2 of the mini-PechaKuchas on “three things we should be considering about student housing”. The office was invited to come up with three slides to present in three … 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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SDA presents “Net-Zero Energy Projects – The Next Sustainability Threshold”: Studio E’s Eric Naslund on UC Davis West Village

For their June program meeting, the San Diego Chapter of the Society for Design Administration is hosting a presentation on net-zero-energy construction – projects that generate as much energy as they consume – led by Studio E’s Eric Naslund, FAIA. … Continue reading

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How to Park a Cake (and Eat it Too) – “How To…” Series

Today, in the continuing adventures in architectural alchemy at Studio E … It’s Part II in our “How To…” series! Previously in this series, John Sheehan touched on our desire to find design opportunities within the limitations presented to us … Continue reading

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The Sundial as a Marker of Time and Place

Much has already been written, by us and others, about the UC Davis West Village project’s connection to the sun – from the photovoltaic panels that provide the power to make it the nation’s largest zero-net energy community, to the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving at Washington Street Apartments

Last Thursday we enjoyed an early Thanksgiving meal with the residents of Washington Street Apartments in La Quinta, California. We were there to present our latest designs for their site which includes complete redesigns of the existing 74 units and … Continue reading

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Specificity in Architecture – Shared Principles

All of our work seeks to be idea driven – meaning we hope to bring something beyond program, budget, schedule and site constraints to each design challenge. Our website includes a tab that describes 7 ideas that have inspired us … Continue reading

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Shared Principles: Choreography

  One of our seven shared principles is CHOREOGRAPHY. As stated on our web site (under the “Ideas” tab): Choreography involves planning arranged movement through space. We arrange paths of movement through sequential or serial space to enhance the experience … Continue reading

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UCSD Housing & Dining Services Administration Building: Specificity: Shared Principles

Studio E Definition. We are opportunists. Each project begins with a careful investigation of the uniqueness of its setting: culture, climate, geography, built context, and landscape. We seek the idiosyncratic and particular. Our work rejects generic solutions, grounding itself instead … Continue reading

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Bjarke Ingles & Architectural Alchemy – Studio E Shared Principles

ALCHEMY – as defined by Studio E The chief aim of alchemy – a pseudo-science practiced in the Middle Ages – was to turn base metals into gold. As modern-day architects/alchemists, we embrace the ordinary programs, left-over sites and modest … Continue reading

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