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.
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.
AO and multifamily developer Alliance Residential recently completed Broadstone Archive, a 403-unit mixed-use rental community located in Santa Ana, CA. The five-story building is the second of three multifamily communities developed in Park & Paseo.
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.
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.
Bruce Greenfield | Inspire Design and Hotel Business
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.