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AIA Los Angeles will host the second annual Design for Dignity conference to focus on solutions to address homelessness and housing affordability in the changing LA market. As president of the AIA LA, Douglas Teiger will serve as a keynote speaker at the event. The event will be held on July 14th from 8 AM to 3 PM at the McCarty Memorial Christian Church.
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We are honored to accept another recognition for our work at PLATFORM, a retail, restaurant and workplace development in Culver City. The Los Angeles Business Council hosts their annual architectural awards, this year celebrating projects that embrace cutting-edge green design and smart transportation systems. “Los Angeles is where art, culture and commerce come together — and the Architectural Awards help us celebrate what L.A. offers to the world,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This event helps strengthen cultural and economic ties with our international partners, and I thank the Los Angeles Business Council for making it possible.” Go to project
Douglas Teiger, Managing Partner at Abramson Teiger Architects, will serve as a keynote speaker at this year’s AIACC AEP Summit. He will discuss spiritual psychology in architecture and designing for the human experience. The event will be held at Herman Miller in Culver City, followed by a tour of our Platform project.
Congratulations to the design team for their work on Platform, a retail, restaurant and workplace development in Culver City. The project was selected by a jury of industry peers for demonstrating excellence in city making and community building. Go to project
A jury of architects, restaurateurs and design writers have chosen eleven finalists from projects across the country for the American Institute of Architects LA Restaurant Awards. Now we need your support to win the People’s Choice Award! Simply click on the link below to be directed to the voting page.

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The second ATA-designed Mainland Poke shop is now open in Marina del Rey. The design team continued their signature look for the fast-casual brand that was originally established in the Glendale location.

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The poke brand’s signature blue color is seen in the mixed material seating that was custom designed for the client.

Wood Accent Wall
A wood accent wall was designed to mimic fish scales for a perfectly on-brand textural element.
Bisnow’s Big West Coast Retail Event is happening in Los Angeles at the end of March. Real estate developers and designers will join top brand executives for a day of presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities focused on the future of the retail industry in a changing market. ATA's Design Principal, Trevor Abramson, will be moderating a panel of industry experts on the topic Leasing Trends Outlook.

Event Details
Tuesday March 28, 2017
10:05AM - 10:50AM | Leasing Trends Outlook Panel
Additional events will be held from 8:00AM - 3:00PM

Sheraton Downtown LA
711 S Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA

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A selection of LA based architects have been invited by The Los Angeles Headquarters Association to take part in a discussion and showcase of ‘on the boards’ projects from across the region. As President of the American Institute of Architects in LA, ATA’s Douglas Teiger will be moderating the event.

Event Details
Thursday March 23, 2017
5:00 PM | Networking
6:00PM – 7:00PM | Program

California Club
538 S Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA

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Congratulations to our Managing Principal, Douglas Teiger, who has recently been elected as the 2017 President of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter. You can read about his initiatives for his term year in his announcement letter by clicking below.

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Abramson Teiger Architects is excited to announce their latest magazine feature for the Wyoming Residence. Trends Ideas Magazine wrote a beautiful tribute which was published both on their print and digital platforms, which can be read by clicking below.

“As we become increasingly aware of the negative effects our actions can have on our world, many of us are responding by want-ing homes that ‘sit lightly on the land’. It’s a phrase that can encompass a number of different aspects – and many of those were integral to the design of this new home by Abramson Teiger Architects.” – Trends Ideas

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The AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter held its annual awards that recognize design excellence. Three of ATA’s projects were chosen as winners.

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Cohen Residence - Honor Award Go to project
Glenhaven Residence - Merit Award Go to project
Janice Francois, Director of Interiors at ATA, offers tips on unique hardware upgrades for any space of the home.  Her picks can be found alongside those of other prominent interior designers on the popular website My Domaine.

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Abramson Teiger Architects is proud to report the continued success of the firm’s Interior Design department. The team has just received an award from BUILD News which recognizes ATA as the Best Interior Design Studio in California. The 2017 Interior Design Awards honor excellence in design in both commercial and residential interiors.
“The firm utilized poke bowls’ aquatic origin—a poke bowl is a dish of cubed fresh fish served over rice and topped with an assortment of flavorful toppings—and the traditional fish markets where one might go to acquire their ingredients, as inspiration.

A decorative pattern comprised of variously recessed wooden blocks lines a main interior wall, while tessellated white tiles reminiscent of fish scales wrap the separate food preparation area. Design Principal Trevor Abramson explained, ‘The white tiles and wood talk to materials found in a traditional fish market and are a perfect palette for the vibrant colors found in the fresh fish poke.’” – The Architects Newspaper

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Abramson Teiger Architects is expanding their Washington Boulevard footprint with the latest addition to the highly popular Platform development which was also designed by ATA and opened in May of 2016. The new building will feature three stories of creative office space, ground floor retail and restaurants, and underground automated parking.

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"If you live in Southern California, or have been there in the last eight months, chances are you’ve spent some time in Culver City. The formerly sleepy destination is a serious hot spot as of late, due in large part to the opening of the 220,000-square-foot shopping mecca Platform. 'The design community has always had a large presence in the neighborhood,' says Abramson Teiger Architects’ Trevor Abramson, the mastermind behind the design of Platform. 'Lately there has been an emergence of high-end fashion brands, top restaurants and progressive tech companies, which has allowed us to develop bold and forward-thinking architecture to house their products and ideas.' Of course he’s referring to the retail hub, which contains storefronts, as well as some offices, for such innovative brands as Sweetgreen and art galleries like Tappan Collective—all designed by the architect. Here, the architect shares with us his favorite spots to frequent." - LUXE Magazine Check out all of Trevor's picks in the November Issue of LUXE
"Daenerys has some new digs, and they’re much cooler than anything in King’s Landing. Actress Emilia Clarke has purchased a sun-drenched piece of Venice, CA real estate to the tune of $4.64 million. The new Venice, CA chapter of House Targaryen was built in 2009 and is a two-bedroom, three-bathroom spread measuring 2,817 square feet. The use of natural light was paramount in the design of the modern space — the architects at Abramson Teiger worked to bring light into every room, creating a sense of tranquility." - Forbes Magazine

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Abramson Teiger Architects is excited to announce the opening of the Glendale location of popular restaurant chain Mainland Poke Shop. It arrives in good company alongside other major eateries such as Shake Shack and Egg Slut, across from the Americana at Brand shopping center. This is the first of three restaurants that the ATA team is designing for the client, with additional locations opening in Marina del Rey and Santa Monica early next year.

Thoughtful details like a custom wood fish scale wall and geometric tiling offer branded subtleties that heighten the experience. A pop of light blue balances the mix of organic materials, especially seen in the custom made furniture that was also designed by Abramson Teiger. The design team has enjoyed the process of streamlining the brand from their original shop and creating a model for future locations.

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David Pascu, AIA is an Associate Principal at Abramson Teiger Architects and a father of three. He recently built a fort in the woods while on a hiking trip with his family, and he was asked to share expert tips with the online publication Fatherly.

"David Pascu, award-winning Associate Principal architect at Abramson Teiger Architects, has worked on everything from homes to schools to kicking the hipsters out of the McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn and restoring it to its former glory. But the project his 4 and 8-year-old kids were most stoked about was the all-natural fort they made out in the woods during a camping trip ... Now he has some tips for you and your kid to make your own this weekend." - Fatherly.com

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Abramson Teiger Architects is excited to announce our most recent award for the Wyoming Residence, located in Jackson Hole. For over two decades, The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design has annually presented The American Architecture Awards to recognize ‘design excellence for the best and finest contributions to innovative contemporary American architecture.’ The design team at ATA is honored to have been chosen for the 2016 awards alongside some of our most influential peers and their notable projects.

“The winning projects are each stunning and provocative new additions to their urban and rural locations—authentic connections to nature and to the very cultures in which they coexist. The selected projects have a positive psychological effect on the communities in which they are built and in which they serve—every detail looks handcrafted; every facade contextualized; every plan, diagram, and section particularly and exquisitely well executed.” – The Chicago Athenaeum

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Weightless Style

Abramson Teiger Architects is honored to share their featured story in the current issue of Mountain Living Magazine. The Wyoming Residence was chosen for the August issue, which showcases homes with ultimate views. Our project in Jackson Hole, Wyoming was carefully integrated into the landscape for minimal site alteration of the sloping meadow and maximum views of the Teton Mountain Range.

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When British lifestyle designer Tom Dixon looked to open his first West Coast store, he made an interesting yet obvious choice to team up with Nevena Borissova of high-end fashion boutique Curve. Both retailers have stores in New York, and the two joined forces to create a merged concept store in LA. The unique space weaves home design and fashion in their shared bold and glamorous signature styles. Simply titled The Shop, the store is located at PLATFORM in Culver City, a new retail district designed by Abramson Teiger Architects. ATA served as executive architect for the 7,000 square foot space.

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Food Ethos in Design

Sweetgreen, a tech-savvy salad chain, wanted to bring their rapidly expanding corporate team to Los Angeles. They found their new home at PLATFORM in Culver City, a 220,000 square foot retail and creative office district, also designed by Abramson Teiger Architects.

Sweetgreen has a firm food philosophy in their restaurants – use only local and seasonal ingredients to support communities and encourage a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, we were able to implement meaningful design features in their office. The free flowing layout and mobile workstations inspire collaboration and a lively office energy. Conference rooms were named and styled after the seasons to tie into their culinary ideology. An open kitchen houses butcher block islands and communal tables where employees can prepare and enjoy healthy lunches together.

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Celebrating Interior Design The ATA Interior Design Team will be taking part in the 2016 LCDQ LEGENDS Event, teaming up with art house Natural Curiosities to design their storefront window for the 3-day celebration. Top Interior Designers from around the world are invited to partner up with design stores on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles to showcase artistic interior concepts in their respective storefront windows. With an art-centric perspective, ATA designers Janice Francois and Kate Balfour translated artist Christopher Wilcox’s one of a kind piece of art into a multi-dimensional conversation. The artwork was re-imagined on a new medium as ATA enlisted the expertise of MDC Walls to digitally print the graphic on semi-translucent acrylic panels. A single pendant light compliments with dramatic cord placement. A Gabriel Dean designed credenza makes a statement with walnut and brass. Together, the elements present a unified vision with perfect tension.
Cat Homes for Charity

The ATA team entered our “Cat Bowl” design for the cat house competition at this year’s Architects for Animals “Giving Shelter” event, held at the Herman Miller LA Showroom.  We competed against a dozen of Los Angeles’s top design firms and won the highest honor of BEST DESIGN. All entries are auctioned off to benefit FixNation, a non-profit organization that provides resources for homeless cats.  This is our second year taking part in this charitable event and we are thrilled to have contributed to such a virtuous cause.

Taking reference from a fish bowl, our "Cat Bowl" design was inspired by the Chinese yin-yang symbol. The fish make up the form while the cat rests inside, and the layers of the structure are spaced apart to allow the cat easy viewing to the outside while remaining safely hidden within.  The multiple points of access and platforms allow the cat to use the house in a variety of ways.  By letting the cat becomes the fish, we are giving the cat the freedom to see the world while safely being shielded from it.
The ATA team was recognized for design excellence at the 2015 American Institute of Architects San Fernando Valley Chapter Awards banquet held in Los Angeles. The AIA SFV awards celebrate outstanding architecture, acknowledging ATA for their work on the newly completed Cedars Sinai Urgent Care facility located in Culver City.

When Cedars Sinai approached ATA to design a new Urgent Care Center, we welcomed the opportunity to elevate the standard healthcare facility above and beyond the status quo. It was our foremost goal to create a highly functional space that serves the practical needs of the community, while advancing the typical medical environment to be less sterile and more welcoming.

We wanted the layout to feel expansive and open, but still encourage a flow that catered to the frequent and sensitive transitions of the patients and staff. We achieved this by directionally orienting visitors with turquoise fins that lead towards major pathways and darker wood accents that indicate key locations, such as check-in desks and nursing stations. High design elements were thoroughly considered in every material detail, such as sculptural LED light fixtures and plank flooring. The result is a distinctly streamlined space that gratifies both the client and the public it serves.

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The Lines That Define

Abramson Teiger Architects is honored to see their work showcased in a fourteen-page spread in the Summer Issue of LUXE Magazine. The Napoli Residence is located on a golf course in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. The sprawling home strikes a perfect balance between modern and traditional to satisfy the sophisticated mixed styles of the owners.

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