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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AO Science + Technology is well positioned for growth in the San Diego market

By Ray Huard | San Diego Business Journal

Leveraging our Solana Beach office and the expertise of Douglas White, AO’s new Science + Technology design studio is well positioned for growth in the San Diego region.

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Hollywood Park and SoFi Stadium ribbon cutting ceremony

Dean Boerner | Bisnow San Francisco Bay Area

With SoFi Stadium now completed, development continues on the surrounding Hollywood Park mixed-use project that will include retail, office space, movie theater, restaurants, gym, hotel and multifamily housing.

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Inn at the Mission opens in San Juan Capistrano

Inn at the Mission, an Autograph Hotel, opened its doors to guests this week. The elegant hotel pays homage to its historic location while creating a modern and inviting destination for all.

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AO Retains Top Spot Among OC Architecture Firms as the Industry Plans Around Coronavirus

Peter J. Brennan | Orange County Business Journal

Architectural firms appear to be adjusting well to the coronavirus, reporting a 4% increase in OC billings, according to the annual Business Journal ranking. This finding rings true for AO, who retained its top spot among the largest firms in Orange County for the second year in a row.

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Hospitality Trends and More on this Informative CLIC Podcast

AO Principal, Bruce Greenfield was featured on California Lodging Investment Conference [CLIC] Podcast today where he spoke on current trends, COVID-19 and its effects on the hospitality sector as well as new hotel openings and more. Click the link below to listen to this informative podcast you wont want to miss! 

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AO Launches New Science + Technology Design Studio, Adds new NorCal Address

AO Press Release

AO has acquired Silicon Valley-based science and technology architecture firm WHL Architects, forming AO Science + Technology. The Sunnyvale-based science and technology design firm was founded in 1987 by Douglas White, AIA, NCARB, who joins AO as principal, spearheading AO Science + Technology studio alongside AO Partner Rob Budetti.

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Designing for a New Future

Shopping Center Business

Experience, flexibility, and placemaking remain the key drivers to successful retail centers of the future according to AO retail experts, Rob Budetti and Ken Smith. Check out the latest issue of Shopping Center Business to read how designers are working with retail owners to create properties that will draw consumers while making them feel safe and secure.

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Proper Advance Planning Increases Value Proposition

By Jena Tesse Fox and Chuck Dobrosielski | Hotel Management

Modular design has gone from niche to standard within the design and construction sectors of hospitality. AO Principal Henry Wong details how hoteliers can think differently to reap the benefits of this quicker and (relatively) cheaper method of construction.

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Hotel Optimization: How to Get Hotels in Position to Perform

By Jena Tesse Fox | Hotel Management

AO Principal Henry Wong shared his insights on optimizing hotel operations and ownership at a three-day virtual event presented by Questex Hospitality Group and AAHOA.

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AO Listed as a Hotel Management Top Design Firm

AO is proud to be listed among Hotel Management’s top 2020 design firms in the publication’s June/July issue.

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AOpen | Evolving with E-Commerce

In this edition of AOpen we will share AO’s top four strategies for delivering efficient industrial spaces, and how our expert team of industrial and mixed-use designers can help property owners maximize industrial developments through thoughtful design and planning.

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Evolving Hospitality Design for Post-Coronavirus World

By Tom Bergerson | Hotel Executive

AO Principal Tom Bergerson discusses what the future of hospitality design may look like in a post-pandemic world.

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The Future of Industrial: Designing for Efficiency in the Era of E-Commerce

By Eric Aubort, AO | The Mann Report

E-commerce has exploded in the last decade, driving strong demand for industrial development to keep pace with the growing market. The unexpected event of COVID-19 worldwide has only expedited this ongoing cultural shift to e-commerce…

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A Vineyard Inspired Open-Air Lifestyle Center Completes it’s Retail Portion

By Amy Works | Rebusiness.com

We are excited to announce the completion of the lifestyle and entertainment portions of The Vineyards at Porter Ranch. AO is looking forward to submit this project to the Gold Nugget Awards next week!

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How to save time and money with modular construction

By Jena Tesse Fox | Hotel Management

Dive deeper into modular construction and how this industry is saving developers both time and money. AO Principal, Henry Wong weighs in on modular construction in the hospitality sector and offers advice on how to reap the benefits.

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AOpen | The Time is Right to Consider Modular

By Bruce Greenfield, AO & Mitch Lund, Fulcrum

For this edition of AOpen, we rounded up our in-house Modular Studio experts and a leading modular construction innovator, Fulcrum, to come up with our top ten reasons for why now is the time for developers and cities to consider modular.

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AOpen | Social Gathering While Social Distancing

In this edition of #AOpen, we will explore some best practices and lessons learned, and how our expert team of retail, restaurant, hospitality, and landscape designers can help property owners maximize gathering spaces through thoughtful planning and design.

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A new shopping and dining destination receives a warm welcome

Harry Saltzgaver | Grunion Gazette | Long Beach Press-Telegram

2nd & PCH, an award-winning new seaside destination, opened with 4 days of celebrations, concerts, games, giveaways and more.

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The Bowery, connecting industrial heritage with urban tech

By Steven Sharp | Urbanize LA

Featured in Urbanize LA, The Bowery is a new urban community heading to Santa Ana. The project achieves an energetic mix of uses, with 80,000 SF of retail space accessible from the central public plaza, and a neighborhood of five-story rental apartments behind this public asset.

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