Tag Archives: Residential

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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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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Will work for coffee – free Friday consultations at Studio E!

Beginning this Friday July 27, 2012 – Studio E Architects is giving it away.  Single-family home owners (or home shoppers) are invited to call to make an appointment for a free one-hour design consultation in our offices (you bring the … 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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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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9th & Broadway wins Gold Nugget Award of Merit

We at Studio E are happy to relay the news that 9th & Broadway – a high-rise, 250-unit affordable housing tower currently being designed for BRIDGE Housing – has been granted an Award of Merit in the 49th-annual Gold Nugget … Continue reading

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“Small is Beautiful”: Archer Studios SRO Complete in San José

Hot on the heels of the opening of Riverwalk, we at Studio E are happy to announce the opening of Archer Studios – a 42-unit single-room-occupancy (SRO) development in San José, California. Designed for local non-profit developer Charities Housing and … Continue reading

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Riverwalk Apartments completed – nominated for “Housing Project of the Year” by San Diego Housing Federation!

After months of steady progress, we at Studio E are proud to announce that Riverwalk – a 50-unit affordable family housing development built on a sliver parcel in south San Diego for Affirmed Housing Group – is now complete and is … Continue reading

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