With the New Year comes the urge for many to make a fresh start and a spring clean provides a great opportunity to revamp your home. With gloomy economic times outside, think tank The Future Laboratory predict that this will be the year of staying in. Many people are taking advantage of the sales to bring a bit more life into their living room, and turn over a new leaf in their décor and bring in some new trends for 2009. [Read more...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Santa Monica, CA – Pugh + Scarpa Architects is pleased to announce that as of September 1, 2010, firm principal Gwynne Pugh FAIA ASCE LEEDap has launched Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio. Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio is an architectural and urban design firm that specializes in the design of structures, urban design, planning, sustainability, and consultation to companies and public entities. Further information will be forthcoming shortly.
Pugh + Scarpa will continue to operate under its current name, business structure and leadership under the direction of Lawrence Scarpa and Angela Brooks. In 2011 Pugh + Scarpa will change it¹s name to Brooks + Scarpa. An announcement regarding the new firm¹s direction and staff will be released at that time.
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Washington, DC The American Institute of Architects has given a 2010 Institute Honor Award for Architecture to Step Up on 5th, an affordable housing project by Pugh + Scarpa Architects. The award will be presented at the AIA National Convention and Design Expo in Miami, June 10-12, 2010. This is Pugh + Scarpa¹s 16th National AIA Award.
The new 46-unit mixed-use building provides a home and support services for the mentally disabled homeless population.
The main façade, made from custom water-jet anodized aluminum panels, creates a screen that sparkles in the sun and glows at night, while also acting as sun protection and privacy screens. The material reappears as a strategic arrangement of screens lending a subtle rhythm to the exterior circulation. South-facing walls filter direct sunlight, creating a sense of security for the emotionally sensitive occupants.