Gordon Ramsay’s New Las Vegas Restaurant to Open at Harrah’s Hotel Casino

by Bailey Schulz | USA Today

Despite launching five Las Vegas restaurants over the past decade, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay isn’t done expanding his footprint along the Strip. Ramsay’s Kitchen joins Hell’s Kitchen, Gordon Ramsay Steak, and Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in the chef's Las Vegas portfolio, all located within Caesars Entertainment property thanks to a partnership inked with the casino operator 10 years ago. 

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AO Appoints New Principal in Commercial Studio

Orange County Business Journal

Bob Dollar has spent the majority of his architectural career specializing in Hospitality, Casino & Gambling, Entertainment, and Mixed-Use projects for more than thirty years.

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AO Appoints New Director of Design Technology, in IT Department

Orange County Business Journal

Rafael brings to AO more than twenty years of industry experience as a CAD and BIM Manager for some of the world's most prestigious design firms.

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Maximizing The Potential Of Surf-Anchored Properties

by Bruce Greenfield | Surf Park Central

As architects, we are fueled by a creative drive to design built environments that deliver extraordinary experiences for people while adding value to the city, clients and communities they serve. The rise of the surf-anchored resort has paved the way for immersive, aspirational and intensely experiential developments that are surprisingly sustainable - a key element that is more important that ever.

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Architectural Innovation In A Post Pandemic World

Work Design Magazine

Brendan Farrell and Ruba Younan of AO reflect on the new changes and trends they are seeing in post-pandemic office design. The pandemic has taught us many things and has undeniably reshaped how we behave and interact. It made some people enjoy the solitude that comes from being distant while others grew to dread it...

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Real Estate News: 60-Foot Sculpture ‘Mercury Falling’ Installed Atop Irvine Apartments

by Samantha Gowen | Orange County Register

Skyloft Apartments recently installed "Mercury Falling," a 60-foot sculpture that looks like shiny liquid pouring from atop the building's roof to the ground below. Next time you're at the corner of Jamboree and Main in Irvine, loop up...

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Who’s the Boss? | Bosscat Serves up Whiskey and Comfort Food in Orange County

by Jillian Vaughn | Iconic Life

Talk about bossing up? Have you seen the new homes of Bosscat Kitchen & Libations and TEN Sushi + Cocktail Bar in their two, new restaurants at Lakeshore in Irvine? Constructed from the ground up by Daily Dose Hospitality and their partners Platinum X Construction and AO...

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Palm Desert Community Focuses on Resident Connection: 2022 MFE Awards, Merit: Revel Palm Desert

MFE Staff

Palm Desert, California, is renowned for its location as a retirement destination. The 164-unit Revel Palm Desert community, from developer The Wolff Co. and architect AO, delivers a fresh perspective to the market by curating a living experience focused on choice, personal freedom, curiosity, and fun for residents seeking an active, independent-living environment.

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AB 2011: An Architect and Attorney’s Take on the Implications Ahead for CA Multifamily Developers 


This week Governor Newsom signed AB 2011, the Affordable Housing and High Road Jobs Act of 2022. Becoming operative on July 1, 2023, the law brings forth several implications including a mixed bag of new development opportunities and challenges. We sat down with RC Alley, Managing Partner at AO, and land-use attorney Sean Matsler, Partner at Cox Castle Nicholson, to interpret AB 2011 and shed some light on what California’s multifamily developers need to know right now. 

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Low Supply: Southern California is Seeing New Tenants and Trends, but There May Not Be Space for Everyone

by Nellie Day | California Centers

This trend expands beyond the newer and growing cities like Menifee, notes Rob Budetti, managing partner at AO in Orange. "The most in-demand retail concepts are those driven by experience, merging entertainment, dining and shopping all under one roof," he says...

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Harbor Island West Marina Scheduled for a $16 Million Renovation by San Diego’s Pacific Building Group

SD Metro Magazine

San Diego-based Pacific Building Group has been awarded the Harbor Island West Marina project involving a complete demolition and renovation of the current marina at 2040 Harbor Island Drive. HIW Associates, who has owned and managed the marina since 1982, awarded the contract.

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AO Appoints New Design Director, Senior Associate in Multifamily Studio

Los Angeles Business Journal

Joey Ali brings to AO more than 20 years of professional experience leading high-performance design teams on a range of developments including multifamily residential, mixed-use, and hospitality assignments.

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San Jose Approves 600 Condos on Stevens Creek Boulevard

by Joseph Geha | San Jose Spotlight

A few gray, nondescript commercial buildings in the northwestern corner of San Jose will be replaced by nearly 600 condos and hundreds of hotel rooms, as part of a project several years in the making. The San Jose City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the latest version of a development from Los Angeles-based Miramar Capital known as Stevens Creek Promenade.

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AO Designs a Diversified Pipeline Healthcare, Rentals & More from Orange-Based Firm

By Katie Murar | OCBJ

One of Orange County's largest architecture firms has plans to get even larger. Despite its already diversified portfolio, Orange-based AO is ramping up service lines and expanding into new markets, especially those it considers "recession-proof."

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How the Pandemic Altered Multifamily Design

By Joe Gose | Western Multifamily & Affordable Housing Business

"In addition to influencing investor demand, the Covid-19 pandemic is also affecting the design of apartments as well as functionality and amenity packages. Most changes are subtle, architects say, and in some cases, the virus and lockdowns simply opened the door to ideas that had been discussed for years. AO Multifamily Studio Managing Partner Ed Cadavona comments on some of these design trends implemented in recent projects."

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Building Design+Construction’s Giants 400 Report: Top 180 Architecture Firms For 2022

BD+C Staff

Gensler, Perkins and Will, HKS, and Perkins Eastman top the rankings of the nation's largest architecture firms for nonresidential and multifamily buildings work, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2022 Giants 400 Report.

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Architecture Firms Richard Yen & Associates and AO Join Forces to Form RY+AO

AO Release

Richard Yen & Associates (RY+A), a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership with AO, a leading full-service architecture firm with design expertise spanning the full commercial real estate spectrum, to form RY+AO.

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AO Appoints New Design Director, Principal in Oakland Multifamily Studio

East Bay Times

With more than 20 years of architecture experience, Nickolos joins the Oakland AO studio to lead in multifamily, and affordable housing, with a focus on prefabricated construction methods.

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AO Celebrates Phase II Grand Opening of Mountain View Village in Riverton, Utah

AO Release

Mountain View Village, a new mixed-use open-air lifestyle development in Riverton, UT is celebrating the completion of its second phase of development with a four-day community party culminating on the 4th of July.

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AO Completes Design of Milpitas Mixed-Use Project
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Commercial Construction & Renovation

Architecture firm AO has completed the design of Anton Aspire and Ascend, a 583-unit mixed-use property in Milpitas, CA. Adjacent to the new BART/VTA station, the two buildings feature 5,400 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a 2.1-acre public park with custom art installations.

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