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May 20, 2021
San Francisco Business Times

Building a new path for women in real estate and construction

“As a woman business owner, I want to build in that flexibility so that women can continue on in their careers after having children and still continue to have that work-life balance,” Quezada said, “because I feel like the more licensed architects we have that are women, the better.”

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May 18, 2021
Los Angeles Business Times

Woman-owned Quezada Architecture Opens Los Angeles Office Amid Pandemic

Quezada Architecture (QA), a woman- and minority-owned architectural firm based in San Francisco, is pleased to announce the opening of a second office location this week, adjacent to downtown Los Angeles. The architecture firm’s new location enables accelerated momentum to support a growing roster of clients.

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May 7, 2021
Ness Magazine

UGG Flagship Store by Florencia Pita & Co + Quezada Architecture

The store’s warmth, flexibility, and future-forward attention to craft summon the brand’s newly expansive direction.

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April 28, 2021
Frame

UGG IS USING ITS FIFTH AVENUE FLAGSHIP TO POSITION ITSELF AS A LIFESTYLE BRAND

By emphasizing craftsmanship through the use of custom materials and bespoke furniture, Florencia Pita & Co and Quezada Architecture successfully established a spatial language for Ugg that indeed may prove more appealing to a wider audience.

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March 26, 2021
San Francisco Chronicle

Take a tour through S.F.'s new, $77 million animal shelter, complete with a dog toilet

The new shelter, six years in the planning, includes roomier cages, a modern veterinary suite and a comfy lounge for off-duty animal control officers... No detail was overlooked.

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March 8, 2021
Office of the Mayor of San Francisco

San Francisco Opens New Animal Shelter

“The imaginative and thoughtful reuse of this historic building has been an exciting project for our team to partner on,” said Acting San Francisco Public Works Director Alaric Degrafinried. “We were able to preserve an important part of the City’s past and deliver a safe, modern and user-friendly facility that will serve the needs of San Francisco for years to come.”

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December 10, 2020
New York Times

The Highly Unlikely Yet Totally Predictable Return of Uggs

"...And last month a new flagship store concept, which leans heavily into sensual curves and terrazzo floors, was unveiled on Fifth Avenue. So, like it or not, Uggs are cool again. Or maybe they were always cool. Or, keeping in mind the strange and fickle ways that trends ebb and flow in the social media era, maybe they were never cool, which is what makes them, well, cool."

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December 1, 2020
Retail Dive

SKU'd: From Crocs to Uggs, ugly shoes have won

Last week, the company launched its first flagship in New York City, with plans to open additional flagship stores around the globe in 2021. The brand also is introducing a seasonal ready-to-wear collection featuring 30 unisex, comfortable styles that will be sold at Nordstrom and at Ugg retail locations as a way to further expand into apparel, according to WWD.

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November 20, 2020
Snaptaste

UGG opens on Fifth Avenue in NYC

UGG opens a new flagship store at 530 Fifth Avenue in New York City (on the corner of 45th Street). The company also announced that there will be more flagship stores open globally in 2021. The 12,842 square foot store features an expansive collection of footwear, ready-to-wear, accessories and home. UGG new retail store in New York City is designed by Los Angeles-based architecture studio Florencia Pita & Co., in partnership with San Francisco-based Quezada Architecture.

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Top 10% on BuildZoom, 2021
Best Architects

American Institute of Architects, SF
Interior Architecture Design Award

American Institute of Architects, SF
Special Achievement Design Award

American Institute of Architects
California Council Design Merit Award

American Institute of Architects
California Council Design Merit Award

American Institute of Architects, SF
Design Excellence Honor Award

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
Irish Architecture Award

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Best of Houzz - Service Award

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Best of Houzz - Design Award

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San Francisco Business Times

Luxe

Marin Living

Tech Crunch

The San Francisco Chronicle

City by Design

Signature Homes

Homes of the 21st Century

California Home & Design

Dream Homes of Northern California

Arc CA

California Home & Design

A&D Small Firms, Great Projects

SF MOMA Design Series 4, Xefirotarch

Architectural Record

Offices of the Digtital Age

Dwell

Newsweek

Wired Magazine

ArchTech

Fast Company