The Bowery, connecting industrial heritage with urban tech

By Steven Sharp | Urbanize LA

Featured in Urbanize LA, The Bowery is a new urban community heading to Santa Ana. The project achieves an energetic mix of uses, with 80,000 SF of retail space accessible from the central public plaza, and a neighborhood of five-story rental apartments behind this public asset.

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AOpen | A guide for restaurant owners

By Jeff Rabbitt & Ruba Younan

For this edition of #AOpen, we pondered practical ways for restaurants to rebuild consumer confidence through palpable cleanliness and great, proactive design.

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Design strategies and technologies for hospitality design in a post-Coronavirus world

By Bruce Greenfield | Hotel Business

Hospitality Principal Bruce Greenfield shared his thoughts with Hotel Business on how designers and hotel operators can create a healthy environment and ensure guests feel safe when traveling.

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From Auto Repair Shop to Premier Dining Destination

By Jeff Rabbitt and Ruba Younan | Mann Report

A century-old building in quaint Old Towne Orange seamlessly blends the old and the new. Working closely with the City of Orange, The Orange Community Historical Society, the building owners and restaurant tenant, AO Architects crafted a design that pays homage to the past while representing the bold future of Bosscat Kitchen.

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AOpen | Future-proofing Hotels

As we prepare to re-open society and businesses, adjusting to the new normal will be a challenge for us all, and especially so for the hospitality industry. AO hospitality experts provide short- and long-term strategies through the architects lens.

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Rising to the Occasion

By John Caulfield | Building Design + Construction

The BANC accentuates how roof deck entertainment spaces have become prevalent, even essential, in new construction and existing buildings. AO Partner, Rob Budetti and AO Principal, Diego Alessi are featured for their thought leadership on the engineering and code complexities of entertainment roof decks.

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The Allure of Japanese Interior Design in American Restaurants

By Rachel Pittman | FSR

AO Principal, Ruba Younan is featured in FSR Magazine for the Japanese inspired interior design of the ramen house IPPUDO in San Francisco.

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AO is leading the modular wave in Multifamily development

Featured in MHN, AO Associate, Ioanna Magiati reflects on the increase of market-rate and affordable modular construction in the multifamily sector.

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Bisnow panel addresses California’s housing crisis

By Joseph Pimentel | Bisnow Los Angeles

AO Partner, RC Alley moderated Bisnow’s OC Construction & Development event. Topics discussed included modular construction, affordable housing, permitting, regulation and maximizing ROI.

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AO Bolsters Global Design Studio with Appointment of New Principal, Director

Building upon 2019 momentum, the firm also adds director of finance and accounting, and elevates 20 employees

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6th Annual Friendly Center Fundraiser

The 6th Annual AO Friendly Center fundraiser nets $16,500 for the local non-profit on a mission to end the cycle of generational poverty in Orange County.

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Trends and Forecasts: Bruce Greenfield Shares His Insights

AO Principal Bruce Greenfield and other thought leaders in Hospitality gave their assessments of 2019 and expectations of 2020 in the Hotel Business 2020 Green Book’s Architects & Designers Report.

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For Many of Today’s Retailers, Less is More

By Nellie Day | California Centers

Featured in California Centers, AO Partner Rob Budetti speaks towards the trend of many shopping center tenants finding that they can do far more with less square footage.

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San Jose Hilton Garden Inn Modular Stacking Event

AO Principal, Henry Wong, and Westlake Urban collaborated on the event to commence the first modular stacking of the San Jose Hilton Garden Inn. The hotel is set for completion in Spring of 2020.

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AO Founder, Jack Selman, is having a Very Good Year

2019 OC 500 Directory of Influence | Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ)

Mr. Selman has helped lead AO to becoming the largest local architecture firm. On the heels of our 45th anniversary and new brand image, Jack is featured in the OCBJ 2019 OC 500 Directory of Influence.

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Strengthening Community via Mixed-Use Industrial

By Dan MacDavid, AO | The Mann Report

Over the past several decades, development trends have shifted to give more importance to placemaking and user experience. Now industrial development is following suit…

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How Drone Technology is Changing Real Estate

By Liz Froment | LoopNet

Drones play a role in everything from planning views to assessing crops. AO’s Bruce Greenfield discusses how he uses drones to design with a view in mind.

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California Retail Puts Emphasis on Placemaking

By Nellie Day | Shopping Center Business

California’s leading retail experts weigh in on what’s holding the state down, and what’s lifting the state up…

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Visions for a Multi-Mixed-Use Project

By Katie Murar | Orange County Business Journal

“There’s nothing like this in Orange County,” said Tom Bergerson. That’s saying something for a principal at AO, whose career in design spans three decades…

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Multifamily Trends by Generation

By Ed Cadavona, AO | Builder & Developer

Millennials, Boomers, and the intergenerational gap redefining multifamily…

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