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.

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

 
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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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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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California Lodging Investment Conference podcast features Henry Wong

By Craig Sullivan and Henry Wong, AO | [CLIC] Podcast

Listen as AO Principal, Henry Wong discusses the hospitality sector, COVID-19, and current projects for the [CLIC] California Lodging Investment Conference Podcast.

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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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California hotel market podcast| Hospitality insights and mixed-use developments

By Craig Sullivan and Tom Bergerson, AO | [CLIC] Podcast

AO Principal, Tom Bergerson was featured on the California Lodging Investment Conference Podcast. Tom discusses multiple future hotel projects and multi branded, hotel enhanced mixed-use developments.

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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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Bruce Greenfield discusses hospitality on the California Lodging Investment Conference podcast

By Craig Sullivan and Bruce Greenfield, AO | [CLIC] Podcast

Take a listen as AO Principal, Bruce Greenfield discusses AO projects, the hospitality sector, hotel mixed-use projects, developments and more.

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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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