A Time to Gather & Be Grateful

At Studio Design Group we believe that “a beautiful presentation gives everything a little extra flavor” and our love for design extends beyond hospitality and hospitals to our very own homes. With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we’d like to share Elle Decor’s inspiring ideas to create an inviting table for your friends and family this holiday season. Cheers to you and yours!

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Announcing a New Arrival at French Hospital Medical Center [Hospital Project]

We invite you to check out our latest project, designed to serve the newest additions to our community. Our team is responsible for the 10,800 sq. ft. expansion of Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center at Dignity Health’s French Hospital Medical Center, the only Central Coast hospital recognized as Baby-Friendly by a global initiative from the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s …

​What’s Next in Sustainable Architecture [Article]

At Studio Design Group our approach embraces not only meeting a client’s needs now, but in decades to come. By exploring renewable building materials, our industry is capable of shaping a sustainable future and transforming architecture all together. Spanish architect Monika Brümmer is a pioneering designer who champions hemp as an all-natural building material. Hemp is an efficient insulator, fire …

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Reborn

As a Mom and an architect, I am grateful to work on the OB department expansion at French Hospital Medical Center, not only from a professional perspective, but a personal one as well. Their team of medical professionals saved my son’s life—and in doing so, saved me. In 2007, I chose French for my son’s birth because they are known …

Clean Design

Studio Design Group is excited to be part of a new green endeavor to benefit our Central Coast community by reducing landfill waste and providing renewable energy. We are serving as Architect of an anaerobic digestion plant. The plant will process food and green waste into fertilizer and then use the methane emitted from the compost to produce energy and …

Zaha Hadid: A Monumental Change Maker

Dame Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) not only designed icons, she will forever be remembered as one. A pioneer of contemporary architecture, her vibrant perspective stands out in a sea of top-tier talent. Hadid’s engaging projects are assertive, speaking volumes with dynamic shapes. The Iraqi-British architect studied in London at the Architectural Association School of Architecture – determined at an early age …

​Designing for the Deaf

Studio Design Group Architects are enthusiastic advocates of inclusive design, which is why this video exploring “Deaf Space” really resonated with our team. ‘Deaf Space’ is an approach to architecture and design that is primarily informed by the unique ways in which Deaf people perceive and inhabit space. The focus here is on sensory experience. We live in a world built for …

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Studio Design Group loves working with Meathead Movers—now more than ever!

Studio Design Group designed Meathead Movers modern two-story corporate headquarters and 90,460 square foot self-storage facility in San Luis Obispo. Over the years, our architects renovated Meathead Mover’s local facilities and added-on to their existing headquarters. In doing so we’ve built more than functional spaces to grow, we’ve built a trusted relationship. Today, founding brothers Aaron and Evan Steed are nationally recognized …

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Learning with Legos

As a little girl my all-time favorite toys were Legos. I never understood why my friends didn’t share my excitement for building, and we’d end up playing with Barbie dolls instead. I recently read What Architects Make When They Play With Lego and I couldn’t agree more with HWKN’s founder saying, “Legos didn’t make me love architecture, but they gave my love …

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A Legacy Built on Collaboration

Tim Ronda and Brian Starr (above) began working together in 1983. Since then, Studio Design Group has been crafting spaces across the Central Coast for a more beautiful, well-designed future. Today, we are thrilled to present a remodel of our own with the launch of our new website. Gain insight into our unique collaborative design approach and discover the people …

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1, 2, 3, Jump!

Studio Design Group Architects also love to Soar, Dive, and Grin as you can see here on our annual office excursion. This year we ventured off the beaten path to Margarita Adventures zip line tours and flew our way across vineyards and open fields. The day was absolutely clear and beautiful. The very first line teeters on the edge of …

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Pardon Our Dust

The Copeland Health Education Pavilion is well under construction at French Hospital Medical Center in SLO. Here at Studio Design Group we like to give our team members a chance to see our buildings go up and get hands on experience in the field. Our office visited this high profile project and admired the view from the 3rd floor. Nailed …

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One small step at a time.

Here at Studio Design Group Architects, we strive to make green building more attainable to our clients by demonstrating that smalls steps are just as important as larger measures to adopting a greener lifestyle. So often we hear clients or contractors scoffing at the mere mention of sustainable or green materials, “We can’t afford that!” or “It’s way too expensive …

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C’mon Get Happy

It surprises us how often people aren’t even aware of how they interact with each other and their environment. While it’s something we focus on everyday, for many it’s barely even an afterthought—an afterthought that can have huge influence on a company’s culture and employee satisfaction. While you don’t have to go to the same lengths as Google per se, sometimes all …