Thrive Living Plans Costco-Anchored Project in Baldwin Village

by Mark Nieto | Connect CRE

A five-acre property, formerly the home of View Park Community Hospital in the Baldwin Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, will soon undergo a major change. Developer Thrive Living has announced plans to reimagine the site on W. Coliseum Street as a mixed-use apartment project with a Costco store on the ground floor.

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Modern Healthcare: The Top 3 Most Influential Design Trends

by AO | Orange County Business Journal

Healthcare remains constantly on the leading edge, driving innovation worldwide, and particularly here in Orange County where health, wellness, and quality of life are highly valued. As architects and planners, our goal is to meet that innovation head-on, responding with design and programming solutions that allow medical providers to deliver the highest quality patient care...

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Inglewood Jewel

by Michael Aushenker | Los Angeles Business Journal

Since the SoFi Stadium opened in 2020, the new home of the Los Angeles Chargers and Super Bowl champions the Los Angeles Rams, has brought much attention to a revitalized Inglewood. However, that was only the beginning.

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Legacy Partners Plans 200 Apartments Near Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance

by Steve Sharp | Urbanize Los Angeles

A large apartment complex is set to rise a short walk west of the Del Amo Fashion Center, according to a sustainable communities environmental assessment recently published by the City of Torrance. Legacy Partners, a Bay Area real estate development firm, is the applicant behind the project, which would rise at the northeast corner of Del Amo Circle West and Carson Street, replacing a 2.8-acre parking lot which serves an adjoining office complex.

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New Apartment Community in Duarte Offers a Range of Rental Options in the San Gabriel Valley

by RENTV

Esperanza at Duarte Station, a new Class A 344-unit, five-story apartment community in the San Gabriel Valley city of Duarte, has been completed and is now open to the public. The project is a development of MBK Rental Living and Haseko Corporation.

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MHN Announces 2022 Excellence Awards Winners

by the Editors of Multi-Housing News

Multi-Housing News held its 16th annual Excellence Awards ceremony, hosted at Resource Furniture in New York City. The celebration was the first in-person event since 2019. At the ceremony, MHN awarded gold, silver, and bronze awards to properties, projects, and professionals in 34 categories.

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The Future of Hospitality Design Lies in Wellness & Flexibility

by Bruce Greenfield, Partner, AO | Hotel Executive

The hospitality industry is defined by its ability to reinvent to fit the requirements of travelers the world over. As the industry evolves, many design trends that were in motion prior to the shutdown quickly accelerated with health and flexibility at the forefront.

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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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