Tag Archives: Desert Housing

Washington Street Apartments – a private sanctuary in the heart of the desert

Dusting off these sketches from a few years back and rolling up our sleeves on Washington Street Apartments!  Washington Street Apartments is a low-income senior housing community in La Quinta, California.  The project consists of both existing building renovation and … 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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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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Studio E’s affordable housing “hat trick” – Brisas de Paz opens in Desert Hot Springs!

With the completion of Brisas de Paz – a 62-unit workforce housing project in Desert Hot Springs for the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition – Studio E proudly announces its third affordable development completed in the last six months. Brisas de … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing Development – Brisas de Paz Nears Completion

The completion of the Brisas de Paz affordable housing project in Desert Hot Springs is within reach. Residents are expected to start moving into the project’s 62-units starting May 1st. As you can see from recent photos, the final touches … Continue reading

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Cheap Ingredients: Weighty Results – “How To…” Series

Welcome to Part I in our “How To…” series! Over the next several weeks we will be posting on making the most of a modest budget—or how to achieve better results using off-the-shelf building components. On our website we talk … 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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