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firm introduction STUDIOS Architecture is defining the future of design by enhancing the human experience through dynamic, program-driven architecture. With offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Paris, STUDIOS provides comprehensive architectural services to a global roster of corporate clients. Our culture of innovation is driven by a collaborative team of architects and interior designers, crafting inspired solutions that advance our client’s mission. What we think

The practice of architecture is inherently optimistic—it’s a belief in the power of design to enhance our daily lives and in the architect’s unique ability to choreograph the human experience. That optimism is what motivates us. We created STUDIOS nearly 25 years ago to be process-driven as much as results-oriented: our practice is based on the conviction that the best design comes not from a predetermined aesthetic but rather reveals itself through a process of discovery. Our team is united in the commitment to work with clients, like you, as valued partners. We are not a company of “either/or” but, instead, one of “both/and”: local and international, creative and commercial, intuitive and rational, agile and substantial, emerging and established. We are small enough to give you our personal attention yet large enough to have a wide range of expertise in-house. We are traditional artisans who value the handcrafted and pioneers at the cutting edge of emerging technologies and methods of construction. We are adept at solving complex problems and appreciate the beauty of simplicity. We see design as an inexhaustible resource that, when properly harnessed, can unleash innovation, increase productivity, and enhance your public profile. The environment is a resource as well, but one that must be protected and managed wisely. Therefore, we incorporate principles of sustainability in all of our projects and have done so from the beginning of our practice—before sustainability was widely recognized as a fundamental responsibility of architecture. For each project, we handpick the appropriate team from our international staff of over 250 in five offices around the country and abroad. You are part of a project studio that is dedicated to tapping the design potential of your specific program. We explore options—from the seemingly improbable to the simply pragmatic—until we’ve crafted a solution that addresses your project’s particular time, use and place. It is STUDIOS’ entrepreneurial spirit and culture of continuous innovation that has brought us recognition in both the business and design press and made us the architect of choice for leading companies and public institutions throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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how we work

From our beginnings, STUDIOS has been committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation on all fronts—in design, use of technology, and methods of construction. Equally innovative is our company’s collaborative culture, which is based on a series of project-dedicated ateliers spread across our offices in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco and Washington, DC—each strategically located to serve our growing roster of international clients. Our unique structure gives you the benefit of both a hands-on artistic vision and the technical expertise and project-management resources of a large corporate practice. Our staff spans a variety of disciplines and backgrounds and this diversity along with the flexibility of the projectdedicated studio allows us to tailor a team to the specific demands of your project. We design not from a pre-set menu of forms but create spaces that are reflective of their use, that convey a sense of vitality which may not be obvious from your list of functional requirements. Just as our earliest clients such as Apple and Silicon Graphics challenged ingrained business practices and revolutionized the high-tech industry, we, too, have found possibility where others can’t see it, transforming the traditional office landscape of private suites and anonymous cubicles into a forum of vibrant human interaction. Essential to each project is our in-depth analysis of your requirements and long-term business objectives. By understanding your goals and anticipating future needs, we design for who you are and how you best function. The more complex and varied the program, the more we are able to draw on our analytical abilities and the wide range of expertise within the company. And because we don’t segregate our staff into separate “interiors” and “architecture” departments like typical practices, but rather work together as a team, our approach is holistic. We are always looking at a project from both the inside out and from the outside in. It is this depth and breadth that has lead to our most notable successes—from harnessing the energy of a fast-paced multi-media giant like Bloomberg LP in our design of its headquarters in Midtown Manhattan to remaking the University of Cincinnati’s Health Sciences Complex as part of a program to turn the campus into a showcase of world-class architecture, to re-imagining notions of flexibility in our 5.2 million-square-foot renovation of the world’s largest office building, The Pentagon. As these and many of our other civic and institutional projects clearly demonstrate, designing for perpetual change need not lead to anonymous design. In fact, in our hands architecture can both express and inspire innovation.

The client studio

For each new project—from commercial to civic work, from a jewel-like boutique to a sprawling corporate or university campus—we assemble a team of people from different disciplines that is dedicated to a common purpose: our partnership with you. Because each project is different our only set process is spirited discussion and a deep investigation of your functional requirements and future aspirations. Every project is highly collaborative both among the STUDIOS team and with the client, ensuring your feedback is part of the entire process. Depending on the particular project requirements, we build teams of consultants by drawing from a deep bench of well-respected engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, and graphic designers. This project-based approach and deep affinity with our clients has allowed us to develop and maintain longstanding relationships with many of today’s most prominent, dynamic and demanding companies, several of which are working with us to build multiple facilities around the world.

global perspective

Over the years, STUDIOS, like many of our clients, has become an international company. Our holistic approach to design, which blurs the boundaries between architecture and interiors, is global in its perspective and so has found resonance in cultures around the world. We now have offices in several strategic locations—Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Washington, DC—and continue to expand our portfolio of commercial and institutional work with multi-national clients. Currently we are working with such international giants as LVMH, eBay, Bloomberg LP, Microsoft, and 3M Corporation, among many others throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


STUDIOS is as dedicated to the effective management of the building process as it is to innovation in the design process. Having completed many large-scale projects for some of today’s most progressive companies, STUDIOS has proven our ability to assemble and coordinate complex, highly skilled teams and effectively solve a range of issues. Our project management and field administration is pro-active, ensuring that our standard of excellence is consistently achieved throughout the entire life of your project. The majority of our new work comes from repeat clients or client referrals and that, we believe, is proof positive of our success.

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responding to an ever changing world

At the foundation of our practice, is the commitment to continuous evolution and to offer you the latest and most effective in new technologies and construction methods, often well before they have become standard practice among architects. Our most marked characteristic is curiosity—a curiosity to devise solutions to problems big and small, master new methods and materials, and replace outdated assumptions with fresh thinking. We consider our ongoing research into new products and delivery methods as an essential part of our success as both designers and project managers. We do pro-bono work for non-profit organizations that benefit the public good and volunteer our time in mentorship programs that allow teenagers to envision opportunities beyond their own difficult circumstances. Architecture is both a public art and an act of social responsibility and so from the beginning of our practice we have championed energy conservation and sustainability strategies and incorporate these elements seamlessly into each project. Many of our projects have received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification while others, such as the Kingman Island Environmental Education Center, are entirely self-sustaining “living buildings,” which are powered entirely by the sun, incorporate only nontoxic materials, rely on municipal water only for drinking, and provide their own on-site waste treatment. Currently STUDIOS employs a computer-aided design program called Revit to create real-time three-dimensional models of your project. STUDIOS is among the first architecture firms to commit to a companywide shift to Revit, a system that utilizes Building Information Modeling (BIM) to assemble a data base from a three-dimensional computer model. While we have always designed three dimensionally—envisioning how you will experience your new space—new tools like Revit allow us to share that process more directly with you. Revit not only allows for better visualization—giving you a more detailed picture of the design as it progresses—but also provides us with increased quality control and improved access to quantity and value information, such as cost, energy efficiency, and structural loads. By exploring your project threedimensionally from its very inception through to production drawings, we are able to realize efficiencies, share information with relevant collaborators, and avoid potential errors during the design process. To facilitate our ongoing communication with you, STUDIOS maintains a secure extranet, a dedicated client interface where team member details, progress images, schedules, and all other relevant project information can be easily accessed and shared.

project portfolio nylo hotel broomfield, ca

waldorf=astoria/majestic hotel paris, france

marriot convention center hotel washington, dc

chelsea market new york, ny

buddakan hotel new york, ny

chengdu clubhouse + villas chengdu, china

zen spa & observatory sonoma valley, ca


new york, ny

exhale spas multiple locations

town danceboutique washington, dc

josephine washington, dc

halo lounge washington, dc

Sea pearl merrifield, va


beirut, lebanon

alexander mcqueen multiple locations

stellA mccartney multiple locations

universal gear washington, dc


new york, ny

1 (Rendering) bar 4 Floor plan

nylo hotel Broomfield, co

SERVICES: interiors SIZE: 15,000 sf COMPLETED: in progress

NYLO hired STUDIOS to design the interior spaces for their upcoming boutique hotel property located in Broomfield, CO. NYLO’s signature tagline is “stay unique” and NLYO properties are just that, urban, loftstyle spaces in suburban market, that uniquely reflect the character of the communities in which they are located. STUDIOS evaluated the existing architectural design, and provided strategic design changes to the planning, which resulted in a more efficient and flexible use of the common areas. The design includes a 24/7 multi-purpose lounge that can transition from business power breakfast to cocktail hour to a trendy after-hours nightclub. STUDIOS took NYLO’s signature exposed concrete and steel structure, and added refined finishes to create an element of sophistication. The design uses locally sourced natural materials, and incorporates them into a luxurious yet cozy environment. With a fresh use of woods, stone, natural fabrics and various color palettes, the result is a rich, warm space that reflects the changing seasons and brings the outdoors inside. Combined together, all of these elements reflect Broomfield’s culture and lifestyle, NYLO as a signature building and gathering place within the community.

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1 (Rendering) common space 4 (Rendering) reception area

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Waldorf=astoria Majestic hotel Paris, france

SERVICES: architecture, interiors SIZE: 252,774 sf COMPLETED: design competition

STUDIOS architecture was selected to submit a design for a new Waldorf=Astoria in Paris, to be converted from the existing Majestic Hotel. The proposed design allows the Grand Floor to be restored to its original layout, with both main gallery spaces ending in the Grand Hall. Situated adjacent to the exquisite main historic staircase, the Grand Hall once again becomes the central gathering space in the hotel. The original concept of a porte-cochère is also reintroduced as an exterior waiting area and valet space. The guest rooms and suites blend the comfort and richness of traditional materials with state-of-the-art amenities. STUDIOS’ design incorporates the Grand Ballroom, a roof top Garden Terrace with unmatched views of the city, a restaurant / lounge, pool, all inclusive luxury spa, meeting rooms, ground floor retail space, and more than 167,000 sf of guest rooms.

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1 (Rendering) restored grand ballroom 4 (Rendering) terrace cafe 3 floor plan STUDIOS A rchitecture

1 Concept rendering at entry 4 Bird’s-eye view showing neighboring convention center

Marriot convention center hotel washington, dc SERVICES: SIZE: COMPLETED:

architecture 1,200,000 sf hotel 200,000 sf garage TBD

Faced with the challenge of inserting a 1,500 room convention hotel into the existing urban fabric of downtown Washington, DC, STUDIOS responded with a two-tower scheme on two city blocks connected by a large underground space under the street. This solution reduces the apparent bulk of the hotel and accomodates the historic structures on both city blocks. In addition to the 1,500 rooms, the Marriot hotel will have two large ballrooms, meeting rooms, three restaurants, bar, and a full complement of amenities. The 1,200,000 sf hotel will sit above a 650 car underground parking garage. The overall design of the hotel mediates between the scale of the surrounding neighborhoods and the mass of the 2.3 million sf convention center. As part of the ongoing design process, STUDIOS has been retained to work on a masterplan for the redevelopment of the Northern block.

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1 (Rendering) exterior of office building along 10th Avenue

chelsea market New York, NY


architecture, masterplanning, interiors 330,000 sf in progress gold (targeted)

Built in the 1890’s, the existing complex of 18 separate buildings was once home to a Nabisco manufacturing plant. In 1997 the complex was converted into a wholesale and retail marketplace on the ground floor, with loft office space on the upper floors housing media companies such as The Food Network and Oxygen TV. Due to the neighborhoods’ special district rezoning, the Market’s owners hired STUDIOS to strategically distribute the newly gained FAR across the mixed-use property as well as masterplan and renovate the existing market to accommodate the new additions. STUDIOS solution split the new FAR into two distinct portions, with 240,000 sf of office space being positioned above the West end of the existing market and a 90,000 sf hotel tower being placed above the existing Buddakan restaurant on the East. The dramatic office building is positioned to allow for spectacular views and exposure, and provides 11 new floors of office space that rise up to 250 feet above grade. The building floats over the existing complex on a heroic steel cantilevered structure, clearly distinguishing the new from the old. Structural acrobatics were required to minimize impact on the existing office and retail tenants below and keep their businesses operational during construction as required. The five star hotel will be an all-suite property with approximately 110 rooms. The property will include amenities such as a full service spa, g ym, bar, restaurant, screening room, conference facility, lush gardens, and rooftop lounge with pool. The façade is being sensitively designed to relate to the adjacent brick façade of the historic market with richly colored terra-cotta panels that have a modern, yet similar effect and coloration to the brick. The Chelsea Market complex is uniquely positioned along the Highline which passes through the west end of the structure. The development’s design now engages this new park and allows visitors to pass directly from the market onto the community amenity. The connections between the office and hotel towers and the existing complex will include a newly refurbished public retail zone with a grand atrium as a new focal point.

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1 (Rendering) aerial rendering of office building with Highline passing through the existing market

1 (Rendering) roof terrace on existing market with new office tower above 3 Cross section through market highlightin circulation in public areas including internal retail spine and exterior Highline

4 (Rendering) Highline thru Chelsea Market

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1 (Rendering) exterior looking south on 9th Avenue 4 (Rendering) aerial view

buddakan hotel New York, NY

SERVICES: architecture, interiors, masterplanning SIZE: 90,000 sf COMPLETED: in progress

STUDIOS was hired to provide architecture and design services for a new hotel concept in the trendy Chelsea area of Manhattan. STUDIOS is designing a hotel tower and an office tower above an existing mixed-use complex. The site is being developed in two portions, with 240,000 sf of office space and 90,000 sf of hotel space, as part of the neighborhood’s special district rezoning. The hotel developer is a well-known restaurateur whose existing establishment will serve as the anchor restaurant for the hotel. The five star property will be an all-suite hotel with approximately 110 rooms, and many of the suites will feature outdoor terraces. The property will include amenities such as a full service spa and gym, bar and restaurant, screening room, conference facility, gardens, and rooftop lounge and pool. The façade is being designed using terracotta cladding over glass, to connect the existing brick façade of the neighboring market with the modern character of the new hotel structure. The complex is uniquely positioned at an elevated rail line passing through the west end of the site. The connections between the hotel and office towers and the existing complex will include a public passage, new raw retail spaces, and views into a previously concealed industrial courtyard.

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1 (Rendering) exterior 4 (Rendering) aerial of the clubhouse

chengdu clubhouse & villas Chengdu, china

SERVICES: architecture, interiors, masterplanning SIZE: 1.6 million sf / 457 200 m² COMPLETED: in progress

STUDIOS is designing a total of sixteen new luxury base buildings totaling over 1.6 million square feet as a part of a larger mixed-use development in Chengdu, China. The sixteen buildings include eleven office buildings, four villas, and a clubhouse. Work is currently focused on the design of the clubhouse. The client requested an innovative, modern design. Located on the edge of a manmade lake, the 100,000 square foot clubhouse includes a restaurant and bar, a spa, a pool, a fitness room, an indoor tennis court, an exposition space, an auditorium, and a family area. Major exterior materials include metal panels, stone, wood siding, and glass.

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1 Observatory with pool in foreground 4 Private residence and reflecting pool at night

zen spa & observatory sonoma valley, ca

SERVICES: architecture, interiors SIZE: 5,000 sf COMPLETED: 2007

STUDIOS designed a Zen spa retreat and observatory adjacent to the owners’ primary residence. The astronomical observatory houses a robotically controlled 20-inch telescope and an extensive private library. Clad in Corten steel panels, the structure sits next to a reflecting pool and is axially situated between an alley of old olive trees. A structural corten steel stairway provides access to the telescope and dome. Situated among 250-year-old Oak trees, the 4,000 square-foot concrete, stone and Corten steel Zen spa building includes a living and dining area with a fireplace, and wet spa areas. Images from the observatory’s telescope, the Hubble catalog, and other sources are displayed on a large rear projection screen in the home theater.

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1 Observatory in the alley of olive trees

1 Reflecting pool and relaxation space 4 Private residence

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1 Fireplace, common area 4 Floor plan

Clay New York, NY

VALUE / SIZE: confidential / 20,000 sf START: 2001 COMPLETED: 2002 OWNER: Robin Brown DESIGN TEAM: Brent Capron / John Henderson / Stephanie Cheung CONTRACTOR: Structuretone SERVICES: interiors

Robin Brown and Partners hired STUDIOS to design Clay, an alternative “health� center committed to the enhancement of the mind, body, and spirit. Clay is a place to exercise, to eat, to relax, to think. Subtle green and brown accent furnishes an otherwise neutral color palette that combines lighter shades with warmer dark grays. Light-colored Australian floor tiles cover the entire central area, from the reception area to the lockers. Specially designed skylights and occasional light coves accentuate curving walls and oval columns to create an exquisite, minimalist space, with emphasis on comfort and light. Upscale design and high level service mark Clay as the premier facility of its kind.

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1 Reception desk / check-in

1 Juice bar and lounge area 3 Roof terrace lounge 4 Showers STUDIOS A rchitecture

1 Yoga room 4 Juice bar

exhale spas multiple locations

SERVICES: interiors SIZE: 12,000 sf COMPLETED: 2005

Exhale hired STUDIOS to develop the roll-out of their innovative urban spa concept originally designed by MR Architecture + Decor. Each spa is approximately 10,000 - 12,000 sf, and the program includes treatment, yoga, and changing rooms, along with lounge and retail components. Working as the Architect of Record on the Boston project, STUDIOS’ challenge was to emulate the ambiance of the previous New York City locations by developing variations on existing design themes, but also to improve the functionality of the space by reworking details and selecting more durable finishes. These highly technical spaces strive to appear simple and clean with a zen-like palette. STUDIOS selected durable, high-design materials to use in high-traffic areas, incorporating earth-tones and Asian accents. The team specifically focused on improving millwork and lighting solutions for the treatment rooms and retail spaces. New facilities include Boston, Chicago, New York, Dallas, and Santa Monica, with additional sites planned for the coming year in other urban centers.

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1 Manicure stations

1 Treatment and relaxation room 4 Reception and retail area

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1 Seating area with specialty light fixture

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washington, dc



SERVICES: interiors 2 Stage SIZE: 13,000 sf 3 DJ Booth COMPLETED: 2008 6 4 Lounge AWARD: AIA Washington DC, Excellence Award, Interior Architecture, 5 Quiet Lounge 2008

6 Bar 7 Owner's Suite Town DanceBoutique is Washington2DC’s newest nightspot and is a combination of cabaret performance space, plush lounge, and high-energy danceclub. 1 Spread over two floors in an old wharehouse space in Northwest DC, the 13,000 sf venue utilizes state of the 3art video installations and LED lighting technology which allows the club to dramatically change attitude during the night. The use of raw materials such as wood, polished concrete and natural palette of colors help to create an unusually warm and calming environment as a contrast to the high energy chaos that ensues over the 4 night.


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Entry Line Ticket Booth Coat Check Viewing Deck Bar DJ Booth Raised Seating Performance Stage Dancefloor

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1 Side lounge featuring specialty light fixtures

1 Second floor bar with projection screens as backdrops 2 Ground floor bar and dance floor

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1 Sunken lounge space 4 Floor plan

josephine washington, dc

SERVICES: interiors SIZE: 6,000 sf COMPLETED: 2008

Josephine is an upscale bottle service lounge and club in downtown Washington, D.C. A challenging basement space with low ceilings was reworked to create an intimate environment, with a design focused on color and texture. Outfitted with patterned sofas and silver serving ware, the main room is dominated by a custom 25’ long crystal chandelier over the bar and another in the sunken VIP area. Each column is trimmed in wood and given a different graphic wallpaper on each face, creating a shifting mood through different areas of a unified space. A dark hallway, with a thin strip of light illuminating gold tiles, leads to the smaller room, a gold chamber with a mica-flecked ceiling illuminated by sleek bronze sconces. Mirrored tables are seated in front of metallic wallpaper with blown up images of gold chains and medallions, giving an oversized sense of glamour to a modestly scaled room.

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1 Detail of custom sofa and graphic wallpaper

1 Main lounge space 2 VIP Gold Room

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1 Main dining room 4 Floor plan

Sea Pearl Merrifield, VA

SERVICES: interiors SIZE: 10,000 sf COMPLETED: 2008

Located on a prominent corner site in a new town center development, Sea Pearl serves seafood-based cuisine from around the world to over 300 diners. STUDIOS’ design for the client’s newest restaurant venture is a reflection of the effective and creative use of space, time, and materials, which combine to create a strong atmosphere. A 3,000 square foot kitchen will turn out freshly baked breads daily and provide the flexibility to incorporate frequent menu changes in order to showcase the best seasonal produce. Walls of lit Capiz shells between reflective white ceiling pads divide spaces in the dining room while the focus of the lounge is a thirty foot wall displaying art and books. A lively bar scene and a large outdoor seating area will round out the space, making it a centerpiece to the new area’s dining scene.

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1 Side cocktail lounge

1 Dining area 4 Main bar

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1 Dining room 4 Entrance to Tamaris

tamaris beirut, lebanon

SERVICES: interiors SIZE: 2,500 sf COMPLETED: 2004

Located on the top floor of the Patchi flagship store in Beirut, the Tamaris Restaurant is a calming oasis for shoppers and diners alike. In addition to designing five floors for Patchi, STUDIOS provided interior architectural services for this world-class Alain Ducasse pastry shop. The cafÊ holds 70 seats, including 14 terrace seats, a lounge, and the ready-to-go pastry window. The low ceiling height was originally intended for office space, but STUDIOS implemented customized luminous ceiling elements and skylights to create the illusion of height. The ambiance is elegant and minimalist, with walnut wall panels and image boxes that showcase the sublime dessert photography of Mathilde de l’Ecotais.

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1 Dining area with sky lighting

1 Dining area featuring light boxes showcasing the photography of Mathilde de l’Ecotais.

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1 View from street looking towards entry and showcase window (New York) 4 Storefront window display (New York)

Alexander McQueen LAS VEGAS / NEW YORK / LOs Angeles

SERVICES: interiors SIZE: 2,600 sf - 4,000 sf COMPLETED: 2002 - 2008

STUDIOS worked in collaboration with design architect William Russell to realize British fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s vision for signature boutique stores in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York City. Minimal yet bold, the spaces are other-worldly, a monochromatic setting for the sometimes outrageous McQueen creations. Display fixtures are suspended from vaulted ceilings that seamlessly curve into walls and the polished terrazzo floor. Lighting is integrated in diffuse light boxes and coves while the central “mothership” form houses dressing rooms. Private VIP dressing areas are neatly tucked in the rear of the space provide a respite for celebrities who flock to experience McQueen’s designs.

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LOs Angeles

The lower half of the torso of “Angel of the Americas” by British artist Robert Bryce Muir extends down into the store from the circular oculus skylight centered in the entryway. This sprawling, attention-getting store on Melrose Avenue employs the interior design language created for McQueen in the Flagship Store in New York City.

1 “Angel of the Americas” by British artist Robert Bryce Muir (Los Angeles) 2 Dressing Rooms (Los Angeles)

1 Front entry with art installation in skylight (Los Angeles)

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1 Shoe and handbag area with feature showcase central (Las Vegas)

Las Vegas

McQueen’s first store in the Western U.S. opened in the shopping concourse at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. The boutique showcases the brand’s women’s wear, men’s wear, accessories and eye wear collections over one floor. The design team continued to reinforce the designers signature look and feel for his stores using flowing lines and elegant vaulted ceilings throughout.

1 Handbag feature display (Las Vegas) 2 Storefront window display (Las Vegas)

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1 Custom designed showcase in back sales room (Los Angeles)

Stella McCartney Los Angeles, ca / New York, NY

SERVICES: interiors, renovation SIZE: 4,000 sf COMPLETED: 2003

STUDIOS completed the Los Angeles and New York showroom of Stella McCartney, a rising star in the fashion industry and member of the Gucci family. The Los Angeles design encourages exploration and surprise, featuring concealed changing rooms, an unusual skylight and a fabric print wall accented with bits of toys and artwork. The redesigned interior serves as a counterpoint to the greenery of the exterior, as the materials are clean and crisp, with finely finished edges. White terrazzo flooring oozes up the stairs and provides landings for the mannequins. Recessed lighting and hidden fixtures complete the feeling of a thoroughly modern, uncluttered vision. The New York store features a multi-layered sales floor, in white terrazzo, incorporates curved cove bases, ramps, and recessed circles highlighting the retail fixtures and rotating mirrors. A black granite reflecting pool at the front of the store holds mannequins and other specialty displays, enhancing the outside view of the store. A series of graduated, top-lit hanging “curtains” made from thousands of individually painted aluminum rods, breaks up the central space. The columns are coated with a chrome nickel that matches the metal detailing throughout the store. The changing rooms, concealed behind pivoting panels of black glass, are each decorated differently. The first two rooms have elaborately embroidered panels adorned with trinkets and Stella’s personal photos, and the third is clad in an intricate marquetry panel with a concealed mirror.

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1 Custom designed wall tiles and display window (New York)

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1 First floor showroom (Los Angeles)

1 Second floor showroom (Los Angeles) 3 Store exterior (Los Angeles) 4 Custom fabric print display walls (Los Angeles) STUDIOS A rchitecture

1 Main sales floor 4 Exterior window display

Reiss New York, NY

SERVICES: architect of record SIZE: 5,000 sf COMPLETED: 2005

Reiss, a London based clothier with 30 stores in the UK, hired STUDIOS as the Architect of Record for their first New York city location. The site in SoHo on the ground floor along West Broadway had been vacant for many years. STUDIOS reconfigured the street level faรงade and display windows to allow for a larger central entry sequence. The program also required inserting a new HVAC system into the existing space. The design included detailing 3,000 hanging acrylic rods that were independently hung on 12-foot floor to ceiling cables. The existing 140-year-old brick walls were sandblasted and new recycled brick was specified to match. Custom wood veneer and glass doors mark the entrance, while full height flush wood doors are used to discretely hide the changing rooms.

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1 View of dressing rooms

1 Exterior storefront at night 2 View through menswear to dressing rooms in rear of store

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Architecture Interiors Masterplanning STUDIOS Consulting Services Branding + Graphics + Product Design

services STUDIOS offers a wide range of services, including architecture, interiors, master planning, branding, and strategic programming. In all of our work, STUDIOS is committed to making the places we inhabit smarter, safer and more environmentally responsible.


As the most public of the arts, architecture can both inspire and serve. STUDIOS considers the practice of architecture to be both an expression of its societal values and a commitment to a brighter, more productive future. Our diverse and experienced staff engages at every scale and in each step of the process—from working with local communities on land use issues to incorporating advanced sustainability principles; from identifying new building materials to devising efficient delivery methods. We explore a building’s design from the inside out as well as from the outside in, ensuring that the human experience—our primary inspiration—is what shapes your project.

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Spaces should reflect their use and maximize their potential—and yet be flexible enough to accommodate the perpetual change that is characteristic of our times. STUDIOS believes in the architect’s unique ability to choreograph the human experience through the careful manipulation of space and the design of objects within it.

Currently, STUDIOS has over 2 million square feet of interiors work underway around the world. Our associates approach each project holistically—from circulation patterns to technological systems, from the layout of spatial sequences to the design of custom furniture—on projects ranging from world-class corporate headquarters, restaurants, hotels, opera houses, classrooms, and, even, nuclear research laboratories. We see design as problem solving and so our ongoing research into new materials and building methods puts us at the forefront of developments in these arenas. masterplanning

Cities, universities, and corporate campuses are living organisms that, over time, change and adapt in order to thrive and prosper. Intelligent planning promotes environmentally responsible and sustainable growth, allowing people to live, work, travel, and recreate in balance with nature and each other. For each project, STUDIOS evaluates the implications of your long term plans, growth potential, personnel requirements, and budget as well as the many issues related to your specific site—from local zoning laws to environmental regulations—in order to devise a comprehensive landuse strategy. Our master planning experience includes developments in constrained urban sites as well as sprawling campus settings for an array of project types, including high-tech businesses, mixed-use commercial centers, governmental agencies, civic facilities, and educational institutions. STUDIOS A rchitecture

STUDIOS Consulting Services

Today’s workplace is a complex web of issues from the social to the pragmatic, the economic to the aesthetic, and the spatial to the material. Your success depends on the seamless integration of these diverse strands. We assist our clients in making the appropriate decisions about how they want to position their business, manage their physical assets, and accommodate their staff. We develop a strategic process that incorporates your company’s unique culture, work processes and methods, technological needs, and long-term business goals. We test prototypes of different work environments and specific furniture designs in multiple configurations and provide you with objective criteria to demonstrate maximum efficiencies. Branding + graphics + product design

Since our practice began 25 years ago, STUDIOS has been on the forefront of an emerging interdisciplinary approach that allows companies and institutions to define themselves strategically through design. Bringing architecture, interiors, and graphics together as part of a single comprehensive strategy, STUDIOS is redefining the concept of branding and helping our clients distinguish themselves in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Our partnership with you gives us a deep affinity for your unique identity as well as your long-term business objectives. Whether you are a retail, institutional, hospitality or corporate client, we work with you to identify the fundamentals of your brand and to reflect those core values in all aspects of the spaces that we design, believing that this consistency provides you long-term, measurable benefits.

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Civic + Cultural Corporate + Technology Education Entertainment + Media Financial Government Health + Science Hospitality + Retail Law Real Estate Residential

selected client list Civic + Cultural

American Institute of Architects California Institute of Integral Studies California Teachers Association DeYoung Museum Living Classrooms Foundation Museum of Modern Art Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Port Authority of New York & New Jersey San Francisco Department of Recreation Shanghai Theatre Company Ltd. Stanford University University of California University of Southern California University of Cincinnati corporate + Technology

SGI Shockwave Sun Microsystems Starwood Hotels & Resorts The Coca-Cola Company Grey Group Iconix Brand Group Landor McCann Erickson Mediacom Ogilvy & Mather WPP Young & Rubicam Education

Nysmith School for the Gifted Stanford University University of California University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of Cincinnati Entertainment + Media

3Com Apple Computer Cisco eBay General Electric Company Hewlett-Packard IAC La Redoute Marconi Communications Microsoft Petronas Reuters SAP America

Cartoon Network CNN/Turner Broadcasting DreamWorks Records Dow Jones MTV Networks Newscorp The Walt Disney Company The Wall Street Journal Warner Bros. Wenner Media XM Satellite Radio

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Mayo Clinic University of California University of Cinncinati hospitality + Retail

Shearman & Sterling Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Thelen, Reid & Priest Venable Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati Real Estate

American Express Bankgesellschaft Berlin Barclays Global Investors Bond Market Association Charles Schwab CS First Boston E*Trade Financial Highbridge Capital Management Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Macquarie Bank RiskMetrics Group Société Générale Stone and Youngberg Swiss Re Government

Bureau of Public Debt California Institute of Integral Studies California Teachers Association City of Daly City, California General Services Administration International Monetary Fund City of Milpitas, California City of San Jose City of Washington, DC Department of Defense (The Pentagon) State of California

7 For All Mankind Accor Hotels Alexander McQueen Clay Eryn Brinié Equinox Exhale GAP Global Industries Gucci Guerlin Hafele Josephine Knoll International Levi Strauss & Company LVMH Nicole Miller NIKE NYLO Hotels Patchi Polo Ralph Lauren Sergio Rossi Stella McCartney Stephen Starr W Hotels Waldorf=Astoria Yves Saint Laurent



Health + Science

California Department of Health Services Genentech Los Alamos National Laboratories

Alexandria Real Estate Equities Boston Properties Bouygues Immobilier Catellus Equity Office Properties Gould Property Company Greenfield Properties Grosvenor Properties Hines Hiro Real Estate Jones Lang LaSalle L&L Properties Macklowe Properties SHVO Tishman Speyer Properties Trinity Real Estate Westbrook Partners

Akin Gump Baker & Botts Heller Ehrman Latham & Watkins Linklaters McKenna Long & Aldridge Morgan Lewis Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Paul Weiss Preston, Gates, Ellis & Rouvelas Meed

Central Park West Residence Champlain Street Condominiums Inverness Residence Lebda Residence Luna Park Private Zen Spa and Observatory Sailors’ Union Residential Tower Sonoma Residence View 14

AIA Institute Honor AIA Chapter BusinessWeek/Architectural Record International Interior Design Association Additional awards

selected Awards Since its founding, STUDIOS’ design work has received worldwide recognition. Selected awards and honors include: AIA Institute Honor Awards

AIA Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture, 2009 Barclays Global Investors Headquarters, San Francisco, CA AIA Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture, 2007 Bloomberg LP Headquarters Office, New York, NY AIA National Honor Award, Interior, 1993 Knoll International Showroom, Frankfurt, Germany AIA Chapter Awards Bloomberg LP Headquarters

2007 AIA Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture

AIA Washington, DC Grand Prize, Unbuilt Awards, 2009 Kingman Island Environmental Education Center, Washington, DC AIA Washington, DC Catalyst Award, 2008 1110 Vermont Avenue, Washington, DC AIA Washington, DC Excellence Award, Interior Architecture, 2008 Town Danceboutique, Washington, DC AIA Washington, DC Detail Award, Interior Architecture, 2008 Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, New York, NY AIA New York Merit Award, Interior Architecture, 2008 IAC Headquarters, New York, NY AIA New York Merit Award, Interior Architecture, 2007 Bloomberg LP Headquarters Office Expansion Floors 17-20, New York, NY AIA San Francisco Excellence Award, Interior Architecture Citation, 2005 Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe, LLP, San Francisco, CA AIA New York Merit Award, Interior Architecture, 2005 Bloomberg LP Headquarters Office, New York, NY AIA Washington, DC Merit Award, 2002 XM Satellite Radio, Washington, DC

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selected awards

AIA California Council Firm of the Year Award, 2002 Design Excellence AIA Washington, DC Interior Design Award, 2003 Morgan Lewis, Washington, DC AIA San Diego, CA Interior Design Award, 2002 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Shanghai, China BusinessWeek / Architectural Record Awards

Architectural Record / BusinessWeek Award, 2008 Santa Monica, CA Architecture Record / BusinessWeek Award, 2007 IAC / InterActiveCorp Headquarters New York, NY

Architecture Record / BusinessWeek Award, 2006 Bloomberg Headquarters New York, NY

2008 Architecture Record / BusinessWeek Award

Architecture Record / BusinessWeek Merit Award, 2006 State of California, Department of Health Services, Richmond, CA International Interior Design Association Awards

IIDA, Washington Metropolitan Chapter, Silver Award, 2002 E*Trade, Alpharetta, GA IIDA, Washington Metropolitan Chapter, Bronze Award, 2001 XM Satellite Radio, Washington, DC IIDA, Washington Metropolitan Chapter, Gold Award, 2001 The Washington Capitals, Washington, DC

State of California, Department of Health Services 2006 Architecture Record / BusinessWeek Merit Award.

IIDA, Washington Metropolitan Chapter, Bronze Award, 2000 SAP America Headquarters, Newtown Square, PA Additional Awards

The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, 2008 University of Cincinnati, CARE / Crawley Building, Cincinnati, OH Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)/ AIA-CAE Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture for Renovation or Adaptive Reuse, 2007 University of California, Santa Barbara, De La Guerra Dining Commons, Santa Barbara, CA The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, 2006 State of California, Department of Health Services, Richmond, CA The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, 2004 Milpitas City Hall, Milpitas, CA InForm Awards, Merit Award, 2003 Red Coral Restaurant, Baltimore, MD DuPont Antron Design Awards, Large Office Category, Silver Award, 2003 E*Trade Bank, Arlington, VA

Architectural Record BusinessWeek The New York Times Dwell Vanity Fair Interior Design Metropolis Contract Fast Company Time

recently published work STUDIOS architecture and the firm’s work have been featured in more than 100 magazines, newspapers, and books since our founding in 1985. Recent publications include the following: Interior Design, “Grow With the Flow”, (Liquidnet) October 2008 The New York Times, “Three Channels Under One Roof”, (MTV Networks, 345 Hudson Street) June 29, 2008

Fast Company, “Space Shot: You Wished You Worked Here” (Bloomberg LP), by Linda Tischler, September 2006

The New Yorker, “Towers of Babble: What should a newsroom look like in the twenty-first century?”, (Bloomberg) by Paul Goldberger, August 2007

Architecture, “Sustainable by Example” (Kingman Island Education Center), by Nathalie Westervelt, June 2006

Metropolis, “Diller, Gehry, and the Glass Schooner on 18th Street: How Studios Architecture navigated between the world’s most demanding client and the world’s most famous architect”, (IAC) by John Hockenberry, June 2007 Vanity Fair (online), “DILLER@ GEHRY.NYC”, (IAC) June 2007 BusinessWeek (online), “BusinessWeek/Architectural Record Awards: Designed for Success”, (Bloomberg LP) December 2006 BusinessWeek (online), “Breaking Down the Walls at Bloomberg” (Bloomberg LP), by John Gendall, December 2006 BusinessWeek (online), “BusinessWeek/Architectural Record Awards: Citations”, (California Health Services Department) December 2006 dwell, “Capital Cleanup” (Kingman Island Education Center), December 2006

Interior Design, “L.A. Law” (Heller Ehrman), by Greg Goldin, May 2006 Architectural Record, “STUDIOS Architecture Animates an Open Office with Light and Color, Punched up by Large-Scale Art and Electronic Graphics” (Bloomberg LP), by Suzanne Stephens, March 2006 Metropolis, “Brand Central Station” by Alexandra Lange, “By the Numbers”, by Peter Hall, “Total Design” (Bloomberg LP), by Paul Makovsky, November 2005 Contract, “grade A dining” (UCSB De La Guerra Dining Commons), by Diana Mosher, June 2005 Interior Design, “Law and Order” (Venable), by Jorge S. Arango, May 2005 San Francisco Business Times, Construction and Architecture, “Tenants Go For Spare, Elegant Improvements” (Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLC), by Steve Ginsberg, February 2005

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recently published work

Urban Land Institute, “Art in Developments” (Foundry Square), by Ron Nyren, November/ December 2004 Daily Pacific Builder, “New San Francisco Landmark 80% Leased” (Foundry Square), June 21, 2004 Interior Design, “Talents –Shades of Meaning” (Todd DeGarmo), by Anne Block, March 2004 Urban Land Institute, “High Tech Downtown” (Foundry Square), by Darryl T. Roberson and A. Robert Paratte, September 2003 Business Week Europe, “Future Office: Could Office Design Be the Latest Management Tool?”, by Roger Yee, July 2003 Architectural Record, “Lessons Learned: Revisiting Three Major Offices” (SGI North Charleston Campus/Amphitheater Technology Center), by Jayne Merkel, June 2003 Architectural Record, “STUDIOS Architecture Rejiggered the Standard Technoburb Workplace to Take Advantage of Downtown Amenities” (Foundry Square), by Lisa Findley, June 2003 San Francisco Chronicle, “Powerful sculptures enhance work space: Deacon and Shapiro craft simple but sophisticated pieces for Foundry Square,” by Kenneth Baker, June 2003 Northern California Construction Review, “Foundry Square,” by Anne Seebaldt, 2003 Contract, “10 Most Desired Design Firms”, March 2003 The New York Times, “Where SoHo Meets NoHo” (610 Broadway at Houston) by Edwin McDowell, December 22, 2002

Interior Design, Profile on STUDIOS (all offices), November 2002 Archi-News, Banque Santander Central Hispano, LVMH, Versailles Office Park, September/October 2002 Interior Design, “Bolt of Lightning” (Morgan Lewis), by Monica Geran, August 2002

Workspheres: Design and Contemporary Work Styles, Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Catalog, January 2001 Architecture California, The Journal of the AIA California Council, “A Silicon Valley Aesthetic?,” by Aaron Betsky, November, 2000

Wired, “Sky Light” (Morgan Lewis), by Jennifer Hillner, May 2002

The Washington Post, “Working Spaces: Design for the Desk Set,” by Benjamin Forgey, November 18, 2000

Facilities Design&Management, “American Revolution” (The Pentagon), by Mark A. Newman, January 2002

Interiors, “Trading Up,” by Ken Coupland, August 6, 2000

Details in Architecture, Mayan Networks, Images Publishing Group, December 2001

Büro, Mensch und Feng Shui, by Margrit Lipczinsky and Helmut Boerner, 2000 Office + Work Spaces, by Vernon Mays, 2000

Contract, “Animated Architecture” (Cartoon Network Offices and Animation Studios), by Amy Milshtein, November 2001

International Interiors 7, Calyx & Corolla, by Jeremy Myerson, 2000

Interior Spaces of Asia and the Pacific Rim, No. 1, Images Publishing Group, November 2001

ECIFFO, 3Com Santa Clara, CA and Rolling Meadows, IL, Volume 37, Autumn 2000

inForm Magazine, “The Evolving Modern Office” (Lifeminders by Donald Albrecht, Number 2: 2001

SPACE Magazine Hong Kong, “Banking on Collaboration,” Volume 20, August 2000

Building Design & Constuction, “Relying on Real Estate” (SGI Crittenden Campus), by Abby Bussel, September 2001

The New York Times, “Architects Grow Reliant on the 40-Pound Pencil: The Computer,” by Eric Taub, August 10, 2000

ECIFFO, E*Trade and XM Satellite Radio, Volume 39, Autumn 2001

San Jose Mercury News, “Milpitas City Hall on Fast Track,” August 6, 2000

Interior Design, “Shanghai Surprise” (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China), by Julia Lewis, May 2001 International Architecture Yearbook, No. 7, Images Publishing, 2001

Office Space Planning, Excite, SGI Amphitheatre Technology Center, Bates USA, Alexi Marmot and Joanna Eley, July 2000 The New York Times Magazine, “The Venture Capitalist in My Bedroom,” by Jeff Goodell, May 28, 2000

Hospitality Qualifications  

A portfolio of hospitality qualifications.