5-Story Apartment Community in Duarte, CA Breaks Ground

By David Malone | Courtesy MBK Rental Living

Esperanza at Duarte Station will be located just 11 miles from downtown Pasadena and 22 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

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AO Ranked Among the Top Architecture Firms

Notable projects including Park & Paseo, VRV, Metro East, Inn at the Mission, Northwood Town Center, and Bosscat Kitchen & Libations.

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Creating Vibrant Vintage Vibes

By Jeff Rabbitt and Ruba Younan

The challenge of repurposing an existing space, creating something new and efficient while recognizing and highlighting the details and elements that give the space its authenticity and appeal.

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The Luxurious Le Meridien Hotel in Pasadena Arcadia

By Jill Weinlein | Just Luxe

The doors opened to the much anticipated Le Meridien Pasadena Arcadia Hotel after three-year build.

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AO Bolsters Leadership with Elevation of Director of Planning and New Associate

The promotions of Nakisa Heshmati and Nathan McCormick recognize their dedication, leadership, and technical expertise in multifamily and mixed-use architecture and planning.

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AO Appoints New Principal to Lead Mixed-Use Studio

We proudly welcome to AO Doug Pearl, Principal, Mixed-Use Development. With established studio expertise in mixed-use, multifamily, and commercial architecture combined with Doug’s leadership, AO is uniquely positioned to deliver enhanced integrated design offerings and collaborate with clients to drive the future of mixed-use development.

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Behind the Build: Interview with AO Design/Workflow Technology Lead, Jeff Thomas III

By Alyssa Jaber | Constructionblog.com | Digital Builder

Behind the Build caught up with Jeff Thomas III, AO’s Design/Workflow Technology Lead to learn about his career in design and workflow technology, the evolution of the industry, plus his approach on how to handle relational challenges, and more.

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Ideal Timing for Adaptive Reuse
Garden Brook Sernior Village renderinig

By Nellie Day | Western Multifamily & Affordable Housing Businesss

RC Alley, managing partner, discusses adaptive reuse and AO’s Garden Brook Senior Village project in the May/June 2021 issue of Western Multifamily & Affordable Housing Business.

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AO Elevates Two Senior Associates And One Associate
Newly promoted team members at AO

Promotions within the AO Multifamily studio recognize leadership, commitment, innovation, and dedication to client service.

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MBK Partnership Kicks Off LA Luxury Project
Rendering of Duarte

By Ioana Muresan | Multi-Housing News

Work is well underway on Esperanza at Duarte Station, slated to open in 2023. Multi-Housing News dives deeper into this AO project.

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Case Study: Hilton Garden Inn Modular Project

By Nichiha

Modular construction isn’t just a passing trend or buzzword. It’s increasingly becoming a standard in the construction industry as more and more architects, design-build firms and builders embrace it. Nichiha and some of the AO project team discuss the advantages of modular and the use of Nichiha products on this innovative project.

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Reconsidering Parking

By Jason Rupp | The Mann Report

AO Partner, Jason Rupp writes about new opportunities, regulations and design solutions for Multifamily developers. By understanding the technologies, regulations and opportunities presented, developers can leverage parking structure design to optimize multifamily projects.

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Ideal Timing for Adaptive Reuse

By Nellie Day | Western Affordable Housing Business

Cancelled condo project in Garden Grove reimagined: The unfinished structure in Garden Grove, Calif., was dubbed the “Rusty Skeleton” before AMG and its partners stepped in to turn the 90-foot steel frame into 395 below-market seniors apartments.

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AO Hospitality Earns a Top Spot

Hotel Management

AO was named one of the Top Design Firms by leading hospitality news authority, Hotel Management.

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1,100-unit Apartment Project Moves Ahead in Santa Ana

By Katie Murar | Orange County Business Journal

Warner, a 1,100 unit wrap development is expected to begin construction this year. This is one of many new developments designed by AO coming to Santa Ana soon.

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In Focus: The Effects of the Pandemic on Industrial Design

By Richard Clarke | Area Development

Industrial and logistics design will see a growth spike despite, and because of, the pandemic. AO Partner Richard Clarke, IV writes about the pandemic’s lasting short and long term effects on the industry.

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A Sense of History

By Rick Hackett | Roofing Magazine

Inn at the Mission is an expression of timeless design, infused with historical accuracy. Roofing Magazine takes an in-depth look at the central piece to the hotel’s exterior theme.

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AO Restaurant Quarterly Newsletter

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

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419-unit Senior Affordable Housing Complex Completed in Santa Ana

By Steven Sharp | Urbanize L.A.

The Metro East Senior Park Apartments developed by AMG, The Pacific Companies, and Jamboree Housing, consists of a six-story, 461,000sf building in Santa Ana’s Metro East mixed use zone. The podium-type complex includes 419 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.

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Casual Dining Upstart Breathes New Life into a Landmark Location

By Dana Tanyeri | Restaurant Development + Design

Transforming a 105-year-old building in historic Old Towne Orange, Calif., into the newest unit of Bosscat Kitchen & Libations was not without unique challenges. Learn more in this project profile.

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