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.

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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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Designing for a New Future

Shopping Center Business

Experience, flexibility, and placemaking remain the key drivers to successful retail centers of the future according to AO retail experts, Rob Budetti and Ken Smith. Check out the latest issue of Shopping Center Business to read how designers are working with retail owners to create properties that will draw consumers while making them feel safe and secure.

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Proper Advance Planning Increases Value Proposition

By Jena Tesse Fox and Chuck Dobrosielski | Hotel Management

Modular design has gone from niche to standard within the design and construction sectors of hospitality. AO Principal Henry Wong details how hoteliers can think differently to reap the benefits of this quicker and (relatively) cheaper method of construction.

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Hotel Optimization: How to Get Hotels in Position to Perform

By Jena Tesse Fox | Hotel Management

AO Principal Henry Wong shared his insights on optimizing hotel operations and ownership at a three-day virtual event presented by Questex Hospitality Group and AAHOA.

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