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STUDIOS DC's Jane Gustafson Honored
New York

Associate Jane Gustafson, ASID, NCIDQ was among sixteen women honored as the Top Women in Commercial Real Estate for 2014. The awards were presented in New York City by industry publisher, Lori Sokol, President of Sokol Media.

Posted By: stephanie koscielski
June 23, 2014
STUDIOS at the Venice Biennale
New York

Two of STUDIOS’ projects, Louis Dreyfus Grand Armee and the Jaipur Residential Development, were chosen to be part of an onsite archive of buildings by 200 U.S.-based architecture offices at OfficeUS, the U.S. Pavilion at the Biennale. OfficeUS explores the last 100 years of United States architectural production abroad and how U.S. architecture offices exported architecture around the globe. The pavilion is curated by PRAXIS and the Storefront for Art and Architecture, a non-profit here in New York.The Biennale officially kicks off on June 6 and lasts through Nov 23, 2014.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
June 4, 2014
STUDIOS' Canstruction Structure Wins International Award
New York

STUDIOS NY's 2013 Canstruction entry, “We CAN Kill Hunger," has received the organization's International award for structural ingenuity. Completed in October 2013, STUDIOS’ giant skull sculpture was built from over 9,300 cans of food and received several prizes in Canstruction’s local NYC competition. Over 1200 structures were built during the 2013-2014 Canstruction competition year, and of these, only six from each city were chosen to be represented at the International Competition. The judges commented on how STUDIOS’ delicate architecture supports the skull's the eyes and nose, making the sculpture highly realistic. Congrats to the entire team: Eric Hofmann, Sejal Bhimjiani, Lauren Bordessa, Garrett Brignoli, Fei Chen, Graham Clegg, Robert Flaws, Emily Heausler, Adam Kagdis, James Petras, Matt Post, and Tomas Quijada.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
June 3, 2014
STUDIOS Wins 2014 Good Design is Good Business Lifetime Achievement Award
Washington, D.C.

The firm was honored at the American Architectural Foundation’s 2014 Accent on Architecture Gala on April 24th at the historic Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. STUDIOS is just the third firm ever to receive the Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors architects who best utilize design to achieve strategic business objectives.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
April 25, 2014
New Associates: Matt Post and Megan Przywara
New York

STUDIOS NY is pleased to announce that Matt Post and Megan Przywara have been promoted to Associate.

April 7, 2014
The Louis Vuitton Foundation to open at the end of 2014
Paris

The laying of the last stone ceremony took place on the 18th December 2013, in the presence of Bernard Arnault and Bertrand Delanoë, the Mayor of Paris.

The next milestone will be the project handover in Spring 2014, with the Foundation's opening to the general public planned for Autumn 2014.

(c) Rahim Danto Barry

Posted By: Studios Paris
January 28, 2014
Val-de-Reuil wins a prize
Paris

We are pleased to announce that the Municipal Technical Center in Val-de-Reuil has been awarded the prize for Best Workplace at the 2014 Haute-Normandie Architecture and Urbanism Awards.

The jury, presided by Jacques Ferrier, commended the exemplary nature of the project that succeeded in conferring a strong urban and architectural identity to a technical building.

Pictured here are James Cowey and Tae-Jun Ahn at the awards ceremony, accompanied by Mr. Marc-Antoine Jamet, Mayor of Val-de-Reuil.

Posted By: Studios Paris
January 27, 2014
Beadle House in the press
Paris

Design New England invites us to take a closer look at a distinctly contemporary house designed by James Cowey (Principal of the Paris office) and his wife Laure, nestled in the heart of Vermont.

Posted By: Studios Paris
January 26, 2014
Hiroshi Jacobs Wins 2014 AIA Associates Award
Washington, D.C.

STUDIOS is excited to announce that Hiroshi Jacobs, Designer in our Washington, DC office, has won the 2014 AIA Associates Award, the highest honor given to associate AIA members.

Hiroshi has made significant global contributions to architecture through his work in design technology. His understanding of the underlying principles of new design technologies, his innovative and experimental uses of them, and his creative artistry are all central to his incessant design inquiry and thinking. Few others can claim his blend of design intuition and technology savvy.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
January 24, 2014
New Kaiser Permanente MOB Breaks Ground
San Francisco

The new 10-story, 240,000 sf medical office building in San Francisco's Mission Bay broke ground on January 17th, 2014.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
January 17, 2014
STUDIOS NY Wins for Structural Ingenuity & Most Cans at Canstruction 2013
New York

STUDIOS NY's 2013 Canstruction entry took home awards for Structural Ingenuity and Most Cans! Canstruction is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the creations go on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations.Congrats to the Canstruction team: Eric Hofmann, Adam Kagdis, Emily Heausler, Fei Chen, Garrett Brignoli, Graham Clegg, James Petras, Lauren Bordessa, Matt Post, Robert Flaws, Sejal Bhimjiani, and Tomas Quijada.

Posted By: Stephanie Koscielski
December 10, 2013
STUDIOS NY & We Care 2013: Supporting the Boys and Girls Club of America
New York

We Care is a seasonal program sponsored by Herman Miller in association with the Boys and Girls Club of America. Each year, Herman Miller works with Designers, Architects, Dealers and Corporate Sponsors to bring children in our local communities a day of seasonal good cheer. This A+D program provides children an opportunity to make and give gifts for their families, which is something they may not normally be able to afford.

Posted By: Stephanie Koscielski
December 10, 2013
Tom Krizmanic in Martha Stewart magazine
New York

In support of a greener NYC, each October STUDIOS attends NYRP's Hulaween event, and each year Tom Krizmanic (Principal, NY) dreams up a theme and fashions 10 costumes for our table.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
October 14, 2013
STUDIOS San Francisco Promotes New Associates
San Francisco

Congratulations to Matthew Coval, Anna de Anguera, Doug Geerdes, Justin Glover, Stephanie Hallam, and Sean Walton! We are grateful for their creativity, talent and dedication.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
August 5, 2013
Congratulations to Brian Hackathorn, Eric Hofmann, and Graham Clegg, on the Promotion to Associate Principal
New York

STUDIOS' NY Office is pleased to announce the promotion of three talented staff members to Associate Principal. STUDIOS is fortunate to have Brian, Eric and Graham as resources in design, project management and mentorship and looks forward to their continuing contributions to the firm as well as the greater world of design.

July 25, 2013
New Associates: James Petras, Garrett Brignoli, and Wesley Wong
New York

STUDIOS NY is pleased to announce that James Petras, Garett Brignoli, and Wesley Wong have been promoted to Associate.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
July 25, 2013
STUDIOS DC Appoints New Associate Principals
Washington, D.C.

STUDIOS DC is pleased to announce the promotion of Rod Letonja, AIA and Tammy Chan to Associate Principal.

Posted By: Janell
July 25, 2013
New DC Associates
Washington, D.C.

STUDIOS DC is pleased to announce that Jie Huang, Nelson Tang, and Riziki House-Okon have been promoted to Associate.

Posted By: Janell
July 25, 2013
A New Headquarters for Arent Fox
Washington, D.C.

STUDIOS state-of-the-art, collaborative workspace for this leading law firm featured in Interior Design.

July 1, 2013
New Office for Rock Health
San Francisco

STUDIOS is designing the new Mission Bay office for digital health accelerator Rock Health, who support entrepreneurs working at the intersection of healthcare and technology.

June 20, 2013
Metropolis Q & A with STUDIOS' Tom Krizmanic
New York

Editor in Chief Susan S. Szenasy asks Tom, Principal in our New York office, about the Future of Work.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
June 19, 2013
Promotions within our Paris office
Paris

Hidekazu Moritani has been promoted to Associate Principal. This nomination is in recognition for his exceptional contribution to projects in Paris both in architecture and interior design, since his arrival in 2005.

Posted By: B. Mathieu
April 30, 2013
Alexandra Villegas at Bureaux Expo
Paris

Associate Principal, Alexandra Villegas, spoke at the 2013 Bureaux Expo* on the following theme: “Open innovation against the ivory tower, or how to reconcile the implication of our eco-system and security”.

Posted By: B. Mathieu
April 27, 2013
Promotions in Paris
Paris

Studios Paris counts two new associates: Sophie Athanase and David Guichard.

Posted By: B. Matghieu
April 27, 2013
Flows and Ripples: Shanghai Cultural Square
San Francisco

The AIA NY's quarterly magazine Oculus features the 1,800-seat Shanghai Cultural Square theater. STUDIOS led the design of the interior spaces for the 700,000 sf performance hall.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
April 23, 2013
The Lobster Place Is Now Open
New York

Congratulations to Lang Shaw and Wesley Wong on the beautiful completion of The Lobster Place in Chelsea Market.

April 12, 2013
UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium and Simpson Center project wins 2013 SCUP/AIA-CAE Honor Award
San Francisco

We are pleased to announce that the UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium and Simpson Center project has received a 2013 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture Honor Award, the organization's highest honor.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
April 9, 2013
UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium and Simpson Center wins Biennial Award for Design Excellence
San Francisco

Berkeley Design Advocates praised the project for representing some of the best new design work in the City of Berkeley for 2010-2012.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
April 4, 2013
Opening of Val de Reuil Municipal Technical Centre
Paris

Val de Reuil, France's youngest commune and most recent of the new towns initiated in the 70s, continues its development and launches its new municipal technical centre, designed by STUDIOS Architecture.

Posted By: B. Mathieu
April 3, 2013
Lauren Hlavenka, STUDIOS' New Associate Principal
New York

STUDIOS' Lauren Hlavenka, Director of Marketing in New York, has been appointed Associate Principal. We are thankful for her outstanding contributions to the firm.

March 26, 2013
Cast Your Vote for STUDIOS
New York

STUDIOS’ design for Dow Jones was selected as a finalist in the Architizer A+ Awards, Architecture + Communication Category. PUBLIC VOTING determines the winner of each category. Please take a second and cast your vote for STUDIOS / Dow Jones.

Posted By: Stephanie Koscielski
February 20, 2013
STUDIOS NY Wins CANstruction's Structural Ingenuity Award

VeCAN HAM-mer Hunger! received the Structural Ingenuity Award at the 20th Annual CANstruction Competition. Members of the winning STUDIOS NY team include: Adam Kagdis, Emily Heausler, Garrett Brignoli, Graham Clegg, Holly Kuhn, James Petras, Joshua Rider, Lauren Bordessa, Libby Farley, Robert Flaws, Sarah Poist, Sejal Bhimjiani, Wesley Wong, Eric Hofmann & Tomás Quijada.

Posted By: Stephanie Koscielski
February 6, 2013
Eric Hofmann interviewed by CBS for CANstruction
New York

Check out STUDIOS' own Eric Hofmann as he discusses our CANstruction sculpture on the local CBS morning show.

February 5, 2013
Hammering Hunger!
New York

Canstruction® is an extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world. STUDIOS NY is among 24 firms who have spent months planning their entries and were allowed only one adrenaline-filled night (January 31st) to meticulously stack and color-coordinate their cans into ingenious feats of engineering. The massive structures, including STUDIOS' VeCAN Hammer Hunger, will be on view to the public until Feb. 11 at the World Financial Center. They will then be dismantled and donated to City Harvest to help feed hungry New Yorkers and people still recovering from Sandy.

February 4, 2013
KAUST takes the cover of the Architecture DC Winter Issue
Washington, D.C.

The award-winning design of the KAUST Investment Management Company in Arlington, VA is featured on the cover of the winter issue of Architecture DC, the magazine of the AIA Washington, DC Chapter.

Posted By: Stephanie Koscielski
December 18, 2012
We Care 2012 - Supporting the Boys and Girls Club of America
New York

We Care is a seasonal program sponsored by Herman Miller in association with the Boys and Girls Club of America. Each year, Herman Miller works with Designers, Architects, Dealers and Corporate Sponsors to bring children in our local communities a day of seasonal good cheer. This A+D program provides children an opportunity to make and give gifts for their families, which is something they may not normally be able to afford.

Posted By: Stephanie Koscielski
December 7, 2012
Hiroshi Jacobs Wins AIA|DC's Emerging Architect Award
Washington, D.C.

STUDIOS is pleased to announce that Hiroshi Jacobs, Designer in our Washington, DC office, was recently honored by the AIA|DC with their 2012 Emerging Architect Award.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
December 5, 2012
Promotions in our Washington, DC Office
Washington, D.C.

We are pleased to announce that Tammy Chan and Anisa Mohammed have both been promoted to Associate.

November 28, 2012
Canal Park Grand Opening
Washington, D.C.

STUDIOS celebrated the grand opening of Canal Park on Friday, November 16, 2012. The park brings much needed green space, as well as an ice skating rink, to this part of Washington, DC, while also pushing the sustainability envelope as a pilot project for the Sustainable Sites Initiative.Read more about the grand opening in the Washington Post and see video here.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
November 16, 2012
City Council Approves Expansion Plan For Chelsea Market
New York

New York's City Council has overwhelmingly approved the plan put forth by Jamestown Properties and STUDIOS to expand the Chelsea Market building. The 290,000-square-foot addition will include office space, allowing media and tech companies already located in the neighborhood to expand and grow. STUDIOS' design preserves the historic building's facade and 75% of its retail space. STUDIOS completed a renovation of Chelsea Market's 9th Avenue facade and entry last year. In addition, Jamestown will also invest in affordable housing units, a youth technology center, and continued work on the High Line.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
November 14, 2012
Supporting Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
New York

As everyone at STUDIOS' New York office returns to business as usual, we are mindful of those less fortunate than ourselves. Over the weekend many of our staff volunteered throughout the area, aiding our neighbors in the initial stages of recovery. We continue to encourage colleagues and friends to support relief efforts.

Posted By: Stephanie Koscielski
November 5, 2012
Sculpted Office: Armstrong Teasdale in Design Solutions magazine
Washington, D.C.

STUDIOS' design for the headquarters of Armstrong Teasdale is featured in this month's Design Solutions, the magazine of the Architectural Woodwork Institute. The project's organic, wood sculptural pieces are one of the primary design elements in the space.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
October 26, 2012
UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium "Worthy of Spotlight"
San Francisco

The renovation of UC Berkeley's California Memorial Stadium was lauded in the October 20th issue of the San Francisco Chronicle. Article written by John King.

October 24, 2012
Shanghai International Dance Center Breaks Ground
San Francisco

The groundbreaking ceremony for the 915,000 sf campus took place on September 28th. The project includes a 1,000 seat-theater, 200 seat-recital hall, Shanghai Dance School for 1,500 students, as well as the Shanghai Ballet’s and Dance Troupe’s headquarters and rehearsal studios.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
October 1, 2012
Park(ing) Day 2012
San Francisco

STUDIOS teamed with landscape architects SWA Group and structural engineers Holmes Culley for our 2012 Park(ing) Day exhibit. The structure was made primarily of recyclable cardboard repurposed from plotter paper rolls.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
September 21, 2012
200 Fifth Avenue Wins 2012 ASLA Honor Award
New York

The American Association of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recognized the courtyard at 200 Fifth Avenue with a 2012 Honor Award. The courtyard, completed with landscape architect Landworks Studio, Inc., responds to the changing dynamics of office culture by encouraging chance encounters and offering respite from workplace stress. In addition, in 2010 the USGBC awarded the project LEED Gold — New York City’s only landmarked Core & Shell building to achieve such a high designation.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
September 10, 2012
STUDIOS' Municipal Technical Center, first step of a one-day visit around the "New Town" of Val-de-Reuil
Paris

The city of Val-de-Reuil is getting a facelift, thanks to a new town hall. A tour of the new municipal technical facility, designed by STUDIOS, was held on August 28 in the presence of the prefect of the Haute-Normadie, Pierre de Bousquet, and the prefect of the Eure, Dominique Sorain. Organized around a series of key events, the day began with a tour of the Municipal Technical Center by Jim Cowey, principal and lead architect of the project.

Posted By: Nazia Vaillant
September 7, 2012
Associate Principal Jerry Griffin interviewed in Sidemark article
San Francisco

Jerry talks about preparing for and delivering client presentations in this interview for Sidemark's IDEAGRAM.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
August 27, 2012
Promotions Announced in our San Francisco office
San Francisco

We are pleased to announce that Christiane Wendel and Parvaneh Mohaddes have been promoted to Associate. Congratulations!

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
August 24, 2012
Shanghai Cultural Square Featured on InteriorDesign.net
San Francisco

Our Shanghai Cultural Square project is featured on Interior Design magazine's website. The new performance hall reflects many of the cultural changes currently taking place within China.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
August 1, 2012
Play Mini Golf Inside the National Building Museum
Washington, D.C.

A one-of-a-kind mini-golf course designed by some of the region’s top architects, construction firms, urban planners, and designers opens at the National Building Museum. Tee off on July 4 and make sure to play STUDIOS' hole, inspired by our design for Canal Park.

Posted By: Yodit Gebreyes
June 25, 2012
AAMC Breaks Ground on New Headquarters
Washington, D.C.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) broke ground last week on its new headquarters in Mount Vernon Triangle, bordered by New York Avenue and 6th, 7th, and K Streets, NW. The base building is designed by Shalom Baranes Associates. The interiors, by STUDIOS, will feature an open-space floor plan designed to foster an environment of communication and collaboration. The AAMC will move into the new building in early 2014.

Posted By: Yodit Gebreyes
June 25, 2012
STUDIOS Designing New Kitchen for Gracie Mansion
New York

STUDIOS' is currently working to redesign and upgrade the kitchen at Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the mayor of the City of New York. While current Mayor Michael Bloomberg does not reside at the mansion, this 1799 house welcomes dozens of high-profile events throughout the year. The kitchen has not been renovated since 1985 when Ed Koch was mayor.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
June 18, 2012
Fondation Louis Vuitton made headlines of French Newspapers
Paris

As the glass canopies are going up on the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the project has made headlines of both Le Figaro and Le Parisien.

Posted By: Nazia Vaillant
June 6, 2012
Marnique Heath, Nathan Minch, and Brian Pilot Promoted to Principal
Washington, D.C.

STUDIOS is pleased to announce that Marnique Heath, AIA, Nathan Minch, AIA, and Brian Pilot, AIA have each been promoted to Principal. Marnique, who has been with the firm for 13 years, leads buildings, interiors, and sustainable design projects for some of the area's largest law firms, financial companies, and associations/non-profits. Nathan, a member of the DC office since 2000, has built a reputation for highly technical building projects and is leading several complex renovations on the East Coast. Brian joined the firm in 1999 and is currently leading the design of several large-scale, innovative buildings for STUDIOS' mixed-use and civic + institutional clients.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
May 21, 2012
Marnique Heath on the Intersection of Process, People, and Technology at the AIA National Convention
Washington, D.C.

Marnique Heath, Associate Principal and Managing Director of STUDIOS' Washington, DC office will be speaking at the AIA National Convention on May 19. Along with D. Graham Davidson, FAIA, Thomas Huck, PE, and Thomas Krajewski, PE, DBIA, she'll be discussing "Working at the Intersection of Process, People, and Technology: Using IPD and BIM in the Design of Historic D.C. Projects." Attendees will learn how to develop and use a BIM execution plan to help the entire team streamline the design and construction process.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
May 1, 2012
300 Santana Row and Kiva in The Q
San Francisco

STUDIOS' 300 Santana Row and Kiva projects featured in the design issue of the new regional real estate magazine The Q.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
April 30, 2012
UC Merced Campus Named 2012 Top 10 Green Project by the AIA
San Francisco

The AIA named the UC Merced campus as one of their 2012 Top 10 Green Projects. STUDIOS designed the fourth academic building on the campus, the Social Sciences and Management Building, which is seeking LEED Gold.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
April 26, 2012
Tree Guards Designed by Sarah Poist & James Petras Installed in Brooklyn
New York

In a competition organized by the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership and the Pratt Design Incubator, local community members, artists, and designers, including Sarah Poist and James Petras (Designers in our New York office) submitted winning designs for new tree guards and benches. The 20 winning designs were fabricated and installed on Myrtle Avenue.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
April 18, 2012
Erin Ruby in the Wall Street Journal
New York

Erin Ruby (Associate Principal, New York) was quoted by Work & Family MailboxColumnist Sue Shellenbarger in the Wall Street Journal on the value of living plants in the workplace.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
April 17, 2012
Alger Dedicates their New Offices to Colleagues Lost on 9/11
New York

STUDIOS recently completed the design and construction of new offices for Fred Alger Management, a global leader in investment management. On April 9, Alger held a ceremony to dedicate their new office in memoriam of their 35 colleagues and friends lost during 9/11. STUDIOS was pleased to be a part of the service, where New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke movingly to employees and family members. (Photo: Daniel C. Chung, President & CEO of Alger, and Mayor Bloomberg)

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
April 9, 2012
Kiva Featured in Interior Design Magazine
San Francisco

Our work for non-profit Kiva is featured in both the print and online versions of Interior Design's March Positivity Issue.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
March 22, 2012
STUDIOS' Projects Make the Cover of Two New Books
San Francisco

The University of Cincinnati's CARE/Crawley Building and the Inverness Residence were recently featured on the covers of two new publications: "Environmental Issues for Architecture" and "Atlas of Ecological Architecture" (published in France).

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
March 9, 2012
Planning Board Approves New Mixed-Use Development in White Flint
Washington, D.C.

The Montgomery County Planning Board approved the plan for North Bethesda Market II, a new retail, office, and residential development designed by STUDIOS in White Flint, an area undergoing dramatic change as landowners begin to capitalize on planners’ urban vision for the area.

Posted By: Yodit Gebreyes
March 2, 2012
STUDIOS' Team Wins Judges' Choice Award for IIDA Windows Program
San Francisco

The STUDIOS team won the Judges' Choice Award in the 2011-2012 IIDA Northern California Chapter's The Windows program, which creates temporary design installations within empty storefronts. Our design team included STUDIOS, BCCI, Steelcase, One Workplace, Design Tex, and Coalesse. This year's program raised funds for Raphael House, a temporary home for families in crisis.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
February 9, 2012
STUDIOS & Publicolor at Belmont Academy in Brooklyn
New York

Staff from STUDIOS' NY office volunteered this weekend for Publicolor, a non-profit organization that aims to improve education by promoting an imaginative use of color in school buildings. Tom Krizmanic, Vaso Mitrou, David Must, Robert Flaws, Dervla Reilly, James Petras, Wesley Wong, and Sarah Poist helped paint the Belmont Academy High School in Brooklyn.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
February 4, 2012
Department of Public Health Office Building Featured in Architectural Products
San Francisco

ACHIEVING LEED: It’s nothing but the best for California’s health agency. Here, employees enjoy an abundance of natural light, state-of-the-art indoor air quality systems and pollutant controls, and a commitment to green cleaning practices and products.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
January 23, 2012
New Design for Chelsea Market Expansion in The Architect's Newspaper
New York

Jamestown Properties and STUDIOS released new renderings of the Chelsea Market Expansion. The new design reconfigures the project's massing with cues taken from nearby structures.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
December 15, 2011
200 Fifth Avenue Wins Americas Property Award
New York

Architects from across North and South America gathered at The Savoy Hotel in London on December 12th for the announcement of the winners of the Americas Property Awards in association with Bloomberg Television and Google. STUDIOS' 200 Fifth Avenue was awarded a Commendation for Office Architecture.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
December 12, 2011
The Coolest Offices in NYC? STUDIOS Designed Three of Them
New York

STUDIOS' designs for Dow Jones, IAC, and Bloomberg are among the Coolest Offices in New York City, according to Business Insider.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
December 11, 2011
We Care Holiday Event - New York
New York

We Care is a holiday event sponsored by Herman Miller in association with the Boys and Girls Club of America. It's an afternoon of making holiday crafts with children ages 5 to 12. STUDIOS has participated in this event for several years, and on Dec 9, Holly, Sarah, Erin, Adam, Matt, and Andrew worked with the kids to make button wreaths

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
December 9, 2011
Google inaugurates New EMEA Headquarters in the presence of French President, Nicolas Sarkozy
Paris

Google inaugurated their new Paris offices Tuesday morning in a kick-off celebration that included French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. The most unique feature of the new Google facilities will be the Cultural Institute. Studios’ design plays on iconic themes relating to both French and European culture, mixing culture and technology, tradition and modernity, all with the usual dose of Google fun.

Posted By: Nazia Vaillant
December 6, 2011
STUDIOS Designs New Mixed-Use Complex at North Bethesda Market
Washington, D.C.

North Bethesda Market II, a mixed-use project developed by JBG Cos. and designed by STUDIOS, was recently featured in The Washington Post.

Posted By: Yodit Gebreyes
December 5, 2011
We Care Holiday Event - San Francisco
San Francisco

STUDIOS participated in the 15th Annual We Care holiday event, benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco. The event provides kids with the opportunity to create unique arts & crafts gifts, and to work one-on-one with volunteers to learn about the creative process as they navigate multiple activity stations. This year, STUDIOS volunteers worked with the kids to make fleece hats, complete with kid-customized tassels.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
December 1, 2011
Getting a Citroën 2CV car into Google's Paris Offices
Paris

STUDIOS is currently designing Google's Paris Offices. Find out how the Citronën 2CV collector car, now a small meeting room, made its way into their offices !

Posted By: Nazia Vaillant
November 30, 2011
See "The Greatest Grid" at the Museum of the City of New York Dec 6, 2011-April 15, 2012
New York

Starting December 6, the Museum of the City of New York will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811 with their exhibit "The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011." Featuring an original 1811 hand-drawn map of New York's planned streets and avenues, as well as other rare historic maps, photographs, and prints, the exhibition examines the grid’s design, implementation, and evolution. STUDIOS is proud to sponsor this exhibit and to support MCNY.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
November 29, 2011
Visit "Unbuilt Washington" Nov 19, 2011 - May 28, 2012 at the National Building Museum
Washington, D.C.

If you're in the Washington, DC area, make sure to visit the latest exhibit at the National Building Museum "Unbuilt Washington." It's a great chance to see the Washington that could have been through a variety of architectural and urban design projects that were proposed but, for widely varied reasons, never executed. STUDIOS is a proud supporter of the Museum and a sponsor of this exhibit.

Posted By: Yodit Gebreyes
November 28, 2011
FANTASTIC FIBI!
Paris

STUDIOS Paris participated in Bouygues Immobilier’s Annual Innovation Forum, "FIBI," on the 5th and 6th October 2011, which took place at the historic site of Fort Issy-les-Moulineaux. Recognized for its expertise in interior design and workplace consulting, STUDIOS assisted Bouygues Immobilier in analysing market trends and defining workplace standards of the future. This research contributed to Bouygues Immobilier’s definition of new office concepts, and STUDIOS designed one exhibition area of the forum to illustrate these trends.

Posted By: STUDIOS Paris
November 23, 2011
Kiva Work Days
San Francisco

Over the weekend of November 4th, 5th and 6th, STUDIOS employees volunteered their time to help paint, install furnishings, decorative elements and plants, hang doors, and do a lot of clean up for Kiva's new office location, which STUDIOS designed as part of our pro-bono efforts.Kiva is a non-profit organization that provides microfinancing to small businesses and individuals across the globe with a greater goal of alleviating poverty.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
November 7, 2011
North Bethesda Market II in The Architect's Newspaper
Washington, D.C.

STUDIOS is leading the design of the upcoming North Bethesda Market II, which combines a 26-story, 300-foot-tall residential tower with an office building, a theater, restaurant, retail space, as well as a public plaza, on a 4.4-acre site.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
October 27, 2011
Marimekko in The Architect's Newspaper
New York

Marimekko, the Finnish fashion and lifestyle brand, recently established its own flagship store in the former at 200 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan.STUDIOS, completed renovations at 200 Fifth in 2010, and acted as Architect of Record to Japanese architectural firm IMA, in cooperation with Marimekko’s internal design team.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
October 21, 2011
STUDIOS' wins Audience Favorite Award at Cosmo Couture
Washington, D.C.

The 2011 IIDA MAC Designer Charity Event, Cosmo Couture, was held October 12th at the Artisphere in Rosslyn, Virginia. This fall’s event was a juried competition and charity benefit in which local design firms partner with industry manufacturers creating a high-fashion garment. Each firm toured DC and snapped a photograph of something DC related and used that image to inspire the design of their garment. The competition benefitted My Sister’s Place, Inc., the largest and oldest non-profit agency serving battered women and their children in the District of Columbia. At the full runway show, STUDIOS' garment won the Audience Favorite Award! More importantly the designs raised thousands of dollars for a great cause. Congrats to the STUDIOS DC design team on their fabulous garment!

Posted By: Yodit Gebreyes
October 12, 2011
STUDIOS in the 28th Annual Leap Sandcastle Contest
San Francisco

STUDIOS teamed with GCI, Pivot and Tandus in the 28th Annual Leap Sandcastle Contest, which is a fundraiser for arts programs in 27 Bay Area schools.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
October 8, 2011
Marimekko Opening Event
New York

Last night was the opening event of the Marimekko Flagship Store. STUDIOS was the Architect of the Record for the store. Highlights included:· Plenty of Finlandia· Bjork-like dance choreography with Marimekko Fabrics.· Employees sewing bags out of the vibrantly colored barricade vinyl.· All the servers had some connection to Finland The space looks great especially with what seemed like 200 people!

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
October 5, 2011
PARK(ing) Day 2011 in San Francisco: “Time to Reclaim the Streets”
San Francisco

STUDIOS joined with Holmes Culley and Chris Chalmers to celebrate PARK(ing) Day, an annual worldwide event started to draw attention to how much space is taken for parking in our cities. The team built this inhabitable sculpture / installation at 1st and Howard out of rolls of large format printer paper tubes.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
October 3, 2011
Construction Update: Marimekko Nears Completion at 200 Fifth Ave
New York

Marimekko is a Finnish textile and fashion design company founded in the 1950s. There are several retail outlets within Crate & Barrel stores, but this is their first stand-alone store in the US, soft opening was October 1 and the grand opening is October 5th. The design was a collaborative effort with Japanese architects IMA. StructureTone is the general contractor with Scanga producing millwork fixtures, Labrador Technology installing IT/Security, and Charlie Morrow Productions installing a “3D Audio” system that promises to create an extremely unique sensory experience.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
October 3, 2011
Armstrong Teasdale awarded the 2011 Distinguished Award by the AIA St. Louis
Washington, D.C.

STUDIOS' design for Armstrong Teasdale's 150,000-square-foot St. Louis headquarters was recently awarded the 2011 Distinguished Design Award for Interiors from the St. Louis chapter of the AIA. Congrats to the entire project team!

Posted By: Yodit Gebreyes
September 30, 2011
STUDIOS Leads Design of PlaNYC Update
New York

In 2007, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg released PlaNYC, a bold agenda of initiatives to create a greener, greater New York over the next 20 years. This month, the City released an update to PlaNYC that builds upon the progress and lessons of the past four years. Designed by STUDIOS, the full 200-page report is also available online.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
August 30, 2011
STUDIOS Designs New Arts and Technology Education Center at the University of Texas at Dallas
San Francisco

The University of Texas System Board of Regents recently approved STUDIOS’ design for the new Arts and Technology Education Center at the University of Texas at Dallas. The program includes instructional spaces and design studios, exhibition space, faculty and graduate offices, as well as a 1,200-seat auditorium. The building will also serve as the new home for the School of Visual Arts. The design concept evokes a portal, creating a gateway to the campus while expressing the convergence of art and technology. STUDIOS is the Design Architect on the project, working in close collaboration with Architect of Record VAI Architects. The $60 million building is slated for completion in 2013.

Posted By: Lisa Thomson
August 30, 2011
USO & STUDIOS Break Ground on Wounded Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir
Washington, D.C.

Members of STUDIOS' USO design team, along with the USO and members of the military held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 27 for the new USO Wounded Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir. The innovative building will feature spaces that reflect the specific needs of Wounded Warriors and their loved ones, such as family friendly rooms, classrooms, movie theaters, and healing gardens. From the natural materials used in construction to the lighting, flooring, furniture and climate, the entire design focuses on the healing of body, mind, and spirit.

Posted By: Lauren Hlavenka
June 27, 2011