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UC Davis West Village: ULI Global Award of Excellence Winner

Studio E Architects is honored to announce that our zero net energy community for UC Davis at West Village has been awarded a 2013 Urban Land Institute’s Global Award of Excellence. ULI’s Global Awards for Excellence recognize the full development … Continue reading

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Vive La France! 30 years later, John revisits Fontainebleau

2013 marks to 90th Anniversary of the Ecoles d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau. In 1983, I had the privilege of attending this venerable and amazing summer school… This July, I had the second privilege of visiting the old chateau during the … Continue reading

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Micro-Flats: an Old Idea Whose Time Has Come… Again

Despite a torrent of recent attention in the press, Micro- isn’t a new idea… Architects have been noodling on the virtues compact living quarters for a good long time (and we’re no exception). I recalled a famous example recently that … Continue reading

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25 for 25: Local Places We Love

Last week, in celebration of Studio E Architects‘ 25th anniversary, we continued “25 for 25” – a series of carefully-curated lists of twenty-five, sharing the things about San Diego that have made it a great place for us to work and … Continue reading

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25 for 25: Local Buildings We Love

Last week, in celebration of Studio E Architects‘ 25th anniversary, we kicked off “25 for 25” – a series of carefully-curated lists of twenty-five, sharing the things about San Diego that have made it a great place for us to work … Continue reading

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Spreckels Theatre Turns 100 – Studio E Turns 25!

In downtown San Diego – just down the hill from our Banker’s Hill office –  is the historic Spreckels Theatre, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Commissioned by entrepreneur and philanthropist John D. Spreckels, the Spreckels Theater was … Continue reading

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Studio E’s Eric Naslund at Taliesin West

Two weekends ago, while making a baseball Spring Training trek to Phoenix, I visited Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. I am embarrassed to admit that in all my years of living in Southern California, I had never … Continue reading

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Spruce Street Bridge Turns 100 – Studio E Turns 25!

A few blocks from our offices in the Bankers Hill neighborhood of San Diego a one-of-a-kind suspension bridge turned 100 years old yesterday. The Spruce Street Bridge is one of a handful of foot bridges built across mid-City canyons back … Continue reading

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Snoozing In The Great Outdoors!

I stumbled upon a link to something advertised as “Starbeds” today – apparently an uber-lux  hotel/spa/resort in Kenya will set you up on one of these sleeping platforms to enjoy a night under the stars and on the veldt. Sounded … Continue reading

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UC Davis West Village Opens!

West Village at UC Davis, reportedly the nation’s largest zero net-energy community, just had its official ribbon cutting and Studio E was there to enjoy the festivities. Our seven buildings circle a village square and include 123 units of student … Continue reading

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