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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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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