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Commercial Design: How Social Media is Influencing Restaurant Design

When it comes to commercial restaurant design in 2019, over the top greenery and free WiFi no longer cut it for tech-savvy millennial customers. The consumer intelligence firm Maru/Matchbox found that 69 percent of millennials take a photo or video of their food before eating, which has deeply impacted our culture’s expectations of a dining experience. Architects in San Luis Obispo are …

Commercial Design: Hitachi Zosen INOVA Anaerobic Digestion Plant Now Open

*Photo courtesy of Hitachi Zosen INOVA, Kompogas Plant Studio Design Group is thrilled to announce that the Hitachi Zosen INOVA anaerobic digestion plant we designed and helped to remodel is now open! Our team is proud to have served as the Architect of this important green endeavor to benefit our Central Coast community by reducing landfill waste and providing renewable energy. Located …

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Hospitality Design: Looking Ahead – Expect to see this hotel design trend everywhere in 2019

When it comes to San Luis Obispo hospitality design, Studio Design Group Architects understands how guests want to feel when they’re away from home. In the year ahead, prepare to see more personalized guest experiences in hotels across the Central Coast (http://sdgarchitects.com/our-projects/hospitality) and the world. Here at Studio Design Group Architects in San Luis Obispo, we expect this trend to be the …

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Commercial Design: Modern Restaurant Design Trends

With food delivery services more popular than ever, more restaurants are utilizing fresh design to add visual interest to their space and attract a new number of Instagram-happy guests. Here at Studio Design Group Architects, our San Luis Obispo architecture firm has spent over 30 years designing buildings with one thing in mind – people. Today our team is sharing the …

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Healthcare Design: Why Wayfinding Matters

At Studio Design Group Architects, we believe thoughtful healthcare design has the power to help alleviate anxiety and successfully guide people where they need to go. Intelligent hospital wayfinding design is a significant element of our commitment to achieving truly patient-focused systems. Navigating a hospital is often emotional, whether someone is looking for an injured family member or welcoming a new baby. People are often …

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Hospitality Design: Trends With Staying Power

While hospitality design is consistently evolving, expect to find these 3 leading trends well into the future: 1. Minimalism By embracing the minimalist trend in hospitality design, many hotels are seeing a significant increase in earnings. To entice Millennial guests away from independent vacation rentals and into hotels, the look and feel of modern guest amenities is starting to shift in new …

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Commercial Design: Sensorio, Paso Robles

Project Architect Ariana Melendez is excited to share groundbreaking news out of Paso Robles. Work has begun on Sensorio, a colorful garden and art attraction, expected to open its first phase next spring. The fantasy garden will be located off Highway 46 East between Airport and Dry Creek roads. Stylishly similar to the stunning beauty of Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia …

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Commercial Design: Green Commercial Design Building Materials

Did you know that commercial buildings account for an estimated 38% of carbon dioxide emissions and 39% of total energy across the United States? That’s a fact according to the Environmental Protection Agency, and it’s part of why our commercial architects are constantly considering new ways to decrease our carbon footprint. In fact, the industry as a whole is increasingly going …

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Congratulations, Ariana!

This week Studio Design Group Architects is excited to be celebrating big news – Project Manager Ariana Melendez is now a licensed architect. Over a decade of hard work has paid off and she’s official. Our team is proud of all the effort she’s poured into completing the process. The state of California requires eight years of logged education/work experience, tracking under …

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Commercial Design: Designing for Millennials

From Feng Shui to living plant walls, office design is evolving thanks to Millennials (those born between 1980-2000) hungry for more meaningful design. Functionality is no longer enough. Offices actually need to inspire. A number of recent studies confirm this outspoken generation values more than aesthetics; they’re committed to green design along with spaces that encourage health and wellness (hello, …

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Community Design: Mission Prep Renovation

From helping historical landmarks to designing learning environments where students and educators can thrive—Studio Design Group Architects has been committed to community design for more than three decades. Our latest Community design project is an especially exciting one – we’re renovating Mission College Preparatory High School in downtown San Luis Obispo. Led by Project Manager Ariana Melendez, the Mission Prep project consists of an …

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Healthcare Design: Big Announcement

*Blog cover photo courtesy of Dignity Health This week, Dignity Health Central Coast announced a new $100 million expansion to nearly double the size of French Hospital Medical Center, which will make it the largest hospital in San Luis Obispo County. Our Studio Design Group Architect team is proud to serve as the preliminary design architects of the project. At the press conference in …

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Emerging Trends in Architecture and Design

Here at Studio Design Group Architects, a San Luis Obispo commercial architecture firm, we like to stay up-to-date on emerging trends in architecture and design. Check out the latest trends you can expect to see this year: ‘Green’ Building The last few centuries have experienced a major industrial boom, leading directly to negative impacts on the environment. In the past few …

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Architecture Matters

Here at Studio Design Group Architects in San Luis Obispo, we understand the importance of architecture in serving our community, as a creative pursuit, and meaningful contribution to the culture. Architecture is much more than the shape of our physical environment. Architecture is an expression of civilization at any given moment in time and will outlive us in many forms. The possibilities …

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Healthcare Design: How the Environment Can Affect Patient Outcomes

When it comes to California healthcare design, patient-centered environments are only increasing in popularity. This significant shift away from doctor-centered concepts is inspired by mounting evidence linking health outcomes with the physical environment. Taking a closer look at this connection may lead to healthcare spaces designed to effectively decrease patient stress. Roger Ulrich’s theory of supportive design states that there are …

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Commercial Design: How Design Can Create a More Productive Environment

Studio Design Group Architects understands that mindful design has the power to improve productivity and inspire a more positive workplace culture. Our architecture and planning team is driven to deliver innovative designs to improve the quality of our clients’ everyday lives. Seeking to elevate your workspace? Here are few ideas proven to make a difference, from our friends at Fast Company: Create …

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December 2017 Spotlight: Project Manager Gabrielle Signorella

When and how did you get your start at Studio Design Group Architects? I joined Studio Design Group Architects in the spring of 2015. I moved from the Sand Francisco Bay Area where I had been working for 13 years on Commercial, Entertainment and Multi-family residential projects. I was introduced to the local Architecture/Engineering/Construction community when I worked on the Vina Robles Amphitheater in …

Contributing to Community Art in Atascadero

One of our own is adding her energy, enthusiasm, and artistic ability to “The Women’s Republic” mural in downtown Atascadero to honor the community’s colorful history. Project Architect Ellen Goodwin and her kids, James and Cate, recently volunteered to paint a mural in their backyard of downtown Atascadero along El Camino Real. The history-inspired project is the vision of local artist Heather …

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October 2017 Spotlight: Megan Hanck

Ultimate Frisbee enthusiast and Project Technician Megan Hanck joins the Studio Design Group Architecture team with a degree in Architecture from Cal Poly and minor in Psychology. She loved Cal Poly’s learn by doing philosophy and brings a positive can-do attitude to the office. While pursuing her thesis and working at Studio Design Group Architects, she also participated in the …