Redesigning Shopping Centers for a Post-Pandemic World

By Rob Budetti | The Mann Report

As retailers find themselves navigating through a global pandemic, centers are compelled to redefine placemaking and push the boundaries on experiential retail.

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OC’s Newest Gastropub Is a Massive Restoration Project 71 Years in the Making

By Farley Elliott | Eater Los Angeles

Orange’s new Bosscat Kitchen & Libations is all brick, neon, and historic details.

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AO Bolsters Leadership With Appointment of 5 Partners and 3 Principals

Globe Newswire

AO elevates 13 employees to support the firm’s expansion into new markets and commercial real estate sectors, growth of project portfolio

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AO Quarterly Newsletter

Take a closer look inside AO’s latest trends in Multifamily Design.

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AO opens Atlanta office

The Mann Report

AO has opened an eastern regional office in Atlanta, Georgia spearheaded by AO Partner, Richard Clarke IV and joined by AO Principal, Johnny Hembree.

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Experiential Retail Adjusts for a Post-COVID Comeback

By Nellie Day | Shopping Center Business

Shopping center owners and concept providers are finding ways to re-open safely when the nation returns to a more normal state of being. AO Partner Richard Clarke, IV discusses the importance and diverse uses of outdoor spaces.

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Open for Business

By Randall Shearin | Shopping Center Business

Open-air centers like Mountain View Village in Riverton, UT and 2nd & PCH in Long Beach, CA were able to quickly respond to consumers’ needs and wants in the early stages of the pandemic. AO Managing Partner Rob Budetti shares insights and design considerations.

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Wood framing takes form at 644-unit Alexan NoHo West development

By Steven Sharpe | Urbanize L.A.

NoHo West is taking shape in North Hollywood. The future 644-unit multifamily community will transform the underutilized site of a former Macy’s into a vibrant mixed-use lifestyle center, befitting one of the San Fernando Valley’s most active commercial corridors.

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Second of three multifamily projects complete in Santa Ana

Connect California

AO and multifamily developer Alliance Residential recently completed Broadstone Archive, a 403-unit mixed-use rental community located in Santa Ana, CA. The five-story building is the second of three multifamily communities developed in Park & Paseo.

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Optimism, New Habits Abound in 2021

By Nellie Day | Western Real Estate Business

AO Partner RC Alley and other commercial real estate experts throughout the West see light at the end of the tunnel as we head into 2021.

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The Residence at Casa Loma, designed like historic Redlands hotel, moves forward

By Jennifer Iyer | The Sun

The Residence at Casa Loma in Redlands, CA has been approved by the Redlands planning commission. Inspired by Redlands’ storied Casa Loma Hotel of the early 1900s, the Casa Loma community revives the prestige of the era with today’s spatial vocabulary. Like the Casa Loma Hotel the 147-unit Residence at Casa Loma is rendered in the Moresque-Spanish style.

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The Sky is (Almost) the Limit for Hospitality Projects

By Tom Bergerson, Bruce Greenfield, and Henry Wong | California Builder & Engineer

Once considered an outlier, modular design and construction has gained tremendous popularity. Learn more in this piece written by AO Hospitality studio principals Tom Bergerson, Bruce Greenfield, and Henry Wong.

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A historic mission inspires as AO maintains its ranking among top designers.

Bruce Greenfield shares his historic design insights and inspiration for the Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano with Inspire Design; plus AO maintains its rank among top architects and designers in the Hotel Business Green Book, coming in at no. 18 for 2019.

Bruce Greenfield | Inspire Design and Hotel Business

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Trends in Industrial Design Accelerated by E-Commerce

Future-proofing, building vertically, and mixed-use product integration are three trends that will shape the design of industrial assets for years to come. AO Principal Dan MacDavid gives his insight to Area Development.

By Dan MacDavid | Area Development

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Designing Labs for a Post COVID-19 World

Future labs will need more space and altered layout plans. AO Science + Technology Principal Douglas White discusses what to embrace and avoid when designing labs to provide optimal adaptability.

By Douglas White, AIA, NCARB | Lab Manager Magazine

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Modular Housing Design | A podcast sharing insights on modular design & construction today

AO Partner, RC Alley was a guest on Modular Building Institute’s podcast «Inside Modular». Listen as RC shares his insights on the value of collaboration, the importance of finding an affordable housing solution, and how affordable modular housing projects can be designed to stand out or blend in with any aesthetic.

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Outdoor retail is reimagined, thanks to COVID-19

By Nellie Day | California Centers Magazine

As California has faced some of the most sever restrictions, shopping centers are relying even more on their outdoor spaces. AO Partner Rob Budetti was interviewed for the Sept/Oct issue of California Centers Magazine to get his take on reimagining outdoor spaces and how it’s worked for AO’s clients.

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Honoring History: A Case Study in Restaurant Design Authenticity

By Jeff Rabbitt & Ruba Younan, AO | Retail & Restaurant Facility Business

With a shift towards a more authentic restaurant design, customers are increasingly drawn to places that offer experiences, connection and history. Bosscat Kitchen & Libations in Downtown Orange, will offer a design that pays homage to the roots of the building while representing the bold future of Bosscat Kitchen.

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Utilizing Modular Design & Construction: A solution to the nation’s housing shortage

By RC Alley, AO | Builder & Developer

In some parts of the country, particularly California, the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened an already severe housing crisis. Modular design and construction can help alleviate housing shortages and deliver efficiencies that address some of the biggest challenges facing the multifamily sector today.

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AOpen | T-MOD

AO and Horizon North have joined forces to launch T-MOD, a proven model for the delivery of temporary modular housing that is affordable to build, can be executed quickly, elevates community design, and is replicable amongst a variety of urban sites. 

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