6 Strategies for Sustainable Community Design

Huge advancements in the Green building industry have taken place in recent years, and here at Studio Design Group Architects, we are constantly searching for new ways to reduce the environmental impact of the spaces that we create. We are passionate about community design, and believe that careful planning and renewable materials can come together to create public spaces like …

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The Future of Hospitality Design

At Studio Design Group Architects, we understand how design and architecture are influenced by the environment, current events, and changing expectations of the user. The past couple of years have hit the hospitality industry especially hard, and professionals agree that many of the changes they have made to improve safety will likely be permanent. But we think that’s a good …

Project Introduction: Cayucos Veterans Memorial Building Rehabilitation

The architectural heart of the Cayucos community has gone by many names over the years: The old Cass Warehouse at Cayucos Landing, Cayucos Veteran’s Memorial Building, and simply, Vets Hall. For over one hundred years, residents and visitors in Cayucos used the hall for meetings, weddings, classes, parties, and celebrations of all kinds. Sadly, in May of 2016, the county of San …

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Emerging Trends: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

At Studio Design Group Architects in San Luis Obispo, we are constantly acquiring new skills, researching new ideas, and exploring new technologies. Keeping up with the tools that impact architecture and design helps us to continue creating the most beautiful and innovative buildings on the Central Coast. In the past decade, advances in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have brought …

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Emerging Trends: Flexible Work Environments

At Studio Design Group Architects in San Luis Obispo, we are known for our broad experience in commercial and hospitality design. Our architects and designers understand how changing events and environments affect how we use the buildings we live and work in. When it comes to hospitals and other healthcare facilities, safety is always the priority, followed closely by accessibility and adaptability.

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Emerging Trends: Virtual Care

At Studio Design Group Architects in San Luis Obispo, we stay ahead of the current advances and trends in healthcare design architecture. Our extensive experience in all aspects of designing hospitals and other medical facilities allows us to anticipate and respond to current events and trends in healthcare design.

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The Recovery of Commercial Architecture in San Luis Obispo

At Studio Design Group Architects, our experience in commercial architecture in San Luis Obispo spans healthcare and hospitality design, as well as retail and office construction and improvements. As we come out of our time of shared adversity, SDG’s forward-thinking team is constantly devising new ideas and solutions to make businesses more comfortable, practical, and profitable. Understanding the expanding demands of today’s business and recreational environments …

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​Sensorio Reopening – New Exhibits and Planned Market Building Unveiled

If you have been following our updates, you know how excited the Studio Design Group architects are about the Sensorio art space in Paso Robles. We even volunteered before it opened to help install the fiber optic cables that run throughout the Field of Light Exhibit. Since its debut in May 2019, Sensorio has been a huge success at the site, on social media, …

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Explore Architecture with Virtual Tours

After a long year of being confined to our homes and workplaces, most of us are more than ready to get out and rediscover the world. But with travel restrictions and some closures still in place, that is easier said than done. The Studio Design Group architects in San Luis Obispo would like to share some of the world’s most …

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Biophilic Design and Stress Reduction

In our December blog, we discussed some of the more important design trends to watch for in the coming year. While many of this year’s designs were influenced by recent events, Studio Design Group architects would like to examine the benefits of Biophilic Design a little more closely, as it seems to be less of a trend and more of a …

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Celebrating Women’s History Month – Architect Norma Merrick Sklarek

In our February blog celebrating Black History Month, we highlighted Paul R. Williams, a prolific yet little known Los Angeles architect who, despite profound challenges, changed the skyline of southern California. In honor of Women’s History Month, Studio Design Group architects would like to introduce you to Norma Merrick Sklarek, another iconic and influential California architect. Sklarek has been called the …

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​Celebrating Black History Month – Architect Paul R. Williams

In honor of Black History month, Studio Design Group would like to introduce architect, Paul R. Williams. Throughout much of the last century, Williams was a quiet leader in architecture, designing thousands of structures in and around Southern California, yet his name is unfamiliar to many, including those in the building industry. “I had never heard of Paul R. Williams, …

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SDG Healthcare Design Team Supports Local Vaccine Distribution

Supporting the local community is a large part of the Studio Design Group mission. When the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began in December, SDG realized that our extensive experience with healthcare design in San Luis Obispo County presented a unique opportunity to help prepare these local labs and hospitals for distribution. Because of the vaccines’ high demand and limited availability, proper …

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Project Update: Phase Two of Oppenheimer Family Center for Emergency Medicine Complete

Phase One of French Hospital’s Oppenheimer Center for Emergency Medicine was completed in January of 2020, giving San Luis Obispo healthcare an essential and timely upgrade. Studio Design Group is excited to announce that Phase Two has just wrapped up and the project is now complete. Studio Design Group’s initial phase project design added 8,850 square feet to the Emergency Department, including …

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The 2021 Home Improvement Boom

If you’ve been struggling with creating the spaces in your house for our “new normal” over the last year, you are not alone. Across the country, homeowners are realizing that the homes they used to spend their nights and weekends in have recently had to do much more heavy lifting. Families who must now work, learn, create, exercise, relax, and live in …

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Design Trends to Look for in 2021

The events of 2020 have influenced interior design trends in some profound ways. We’ve quickly learned that our homes can – and should – have the ability to become more functional and comfortable. As more of us are staying inside these days, architects and designers are focusing on creating interiors that are more utilitarian and adaptable, while still being simple …

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Why Hospital Design Matters

Most people who enter a hospital don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what went into the design. But when hospitals are thoughtfully designed to be safer and more efficient, it can lead to happier employees, more comfortable visitors, and healthier patients. Design Can Guide and Inform Hospitals can be big, intimidating places – especially when people are under …

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Virtual Exhibits to Keep You Inspired

Tired of staring at your own four walls? Us too. Check out these virtual exhibits from Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB for a trip back in time and a little inspiration. Meet the man who designed the ranch house and other notable California architects who have influenced the way we live. OUTSIDE IN: THE ARCHITECTURE OF SMITH AND …

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Beyond the Buffer: Flooring in Today’s Healthcare Environments

There was a time when hospitals and other healthcare environments were known for their very boring, very shiny waxed floors. Today, our San Luis Obispo healthcare design team embraces flooring as a feature that can contribute to wellness in a variety of ways. Let’s explore flooring’s many roles in healthcare settings. Patient and Staff Mobility and Safety Floors in healthcare …

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5 Sustainability Terms You Should Know

It’s hard to have a conversation with an architect or builder without the topic of green or sustainable building or coming up. People around the world are interested in reducing their impact on the planet, using fewer resources and generating less waste when creating built environments. Sustainable design has been a hot topic for a while, but many laypeople aren’t …