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March 31, 2023

AEI San Francisco WINS IIDA Honor Award 2023

From the Judges: "I love this slightly bonkers wall feature. It’s mad and incredibly coordinated. Super interesting. The beauty is that it connects immediately with the brand. A recognition that there is artistry and craft in each project, but it is celebrated here in a really artful way."

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January 11, 2023
Architect Magazine

AIANY Names 18 Winners of Its 2023 AIA New York Design Awards

The New York chapter of The American Institute of Architects has announced 18 winners of its 2023 AIA New York Design Awards, honoring "projects and the architecture firms that designed them represent the exceptional work by AIA New York members and architects practicing in New York City," according to an email press release from the organization.

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January 9, 2023

Over 150 of the best buildings by American architects honored at the 2022 American Architecture Awards

“For 28 years, The American Architecture Awards have celebrated the best contemporary architecture and highlights the many ways buildings and spaces can improve lives,” noted Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, architecture critic and Museum President of The Chicago Athenaeum. “This year’s winning projects are also characterized as exuding urban generosity, a sense of dignity, and timelessness — the absolute paramount definition of Good Design.”

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November 29, 2022
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum for Architecture and Design

Uber Wins 2022 American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum for Architecture and Design

Uber World Headquarters received a 2022 American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum for Architecture and Design. This prestigious award signifies the best new buildings built and/or designed in the United States, bestowed by a non-commercial, non-trade affiliated, public arts, culture, and educational institution.

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August 30, 2022
Architect Magazine

Inside Out: Unlocking a Harmonious Retail Experience through Design

n this series on innovative spaces, Cecilia Quezada, principal and partner at the San Francisco–based firm Quezada Architecture, and Florencia Pita, founder of the Los Angeles firm Florencia Pita & Co., take us behind their thoughtful design for the Ugg Flagship in New York.

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June 20, 2022
SD Voyager

Meet Cecilia Quezada of Quezada Architecture

We know first-hand the value in forming design teams that are rich in different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives because our projects live in the real world among real communities that are equally as diverse. In the last two years, QA has leaned into collaborations with larger firms who are looking to bring that inclusive spirit and new points of view to their client base.

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Coffee Isn't Culture: Considerations for a Return-to-Office That Doesn't Suck

The coffee cart is a bellwether of precisely what is wrong with the majority of return-to-office thinking. The focus on amenities, both large and small, does not comprehensively consider employee wellness and sense of belonging. Nor does it take accountability for the fact that employers have been building out deeply inadequate office space for decades.

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Roe v. Wade Affects Women in Architecture

The overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court of the United States has dire consequences for women in leadership positions.

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The Comeback Tour

Julia Campbell

There is no question: the office will be making a comeback. But making the right decision on real estate has never been more critical. Engage your architect early to avoid costly mistakes down the line.

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Quezada Architecture and Florencia Pita & Co Design UGG's New NYC Flagship

Cecilia Quezada

“The flagship is driven by the concept of ‘lifestyle’, which is not only about the products or merchandise, but rather about an ideal of a more free and open space for an open society. The space is fluid, there are no designated men’s or women's areas, they can all be either/or, and the layout can be constantly changed and re-adapted. The custom-made freestanding fixtures, which allow for a more intimate shopping experience, are designed to be movable and flexible, and embrace multiple ‘lifestyles’ and narratives,” says Florencia Pita, principal of Florencia Pita & Co.

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awards &

Quezada Architecture in Luxe MagazineQuezada Architecture in Dream Homes of Northern CaliforniaQuezada Architecture in arcCAQuezada Architecture in Offices for the Digital Age Quezada Architecture in Newsweek
Quezada Architecture in City by DesignQuezada Architecture in California Home +DesignQuezada Architecture in Architectural RecordQuezada Architecture in 21st Century HomesQuezada Architecture in Fast CompanyQuezada Architecture in Wired Magazine
Quezada Architecture in Dwell MagazineQuezada Architecture Small Firms Great ProjectsQuezada Architecture in Archi-TechQuezada Architecture in XefirotarchQuezada Architecture in Signature Homes

awards &


AIA California Council
Merit Award 2024
Uber Headquarters 

AIA San Francisco
Design Honor Award 2023
Uber Headquarters

IIDA Northern California Chapter
Craft Award 2023 
Affiliated Engineers, Inc. SF Office

Chicago Athenaeum 
American Architecture Awards 2023
Uber Headquarters

AIA New York
Design Honor Award 2023
Uber Headquarters

American Public Works Association (APWA)
2022 Public Works Projects of the Year
San Francisco Animal Care & Control Facility

AIA San Francisco Design Award
Historic Preservation 2022
San Francisco Animal Care & Control Facility

California Preservation Foundation
Preservation Design Award 2022
San Francisco Animal Care & Control Facility

San Francisco Business Times
10 Coolest Office Designs 2018
New Relic Headquarters

AIA San Francisco 
Interior Architecture Design Award
Live Nation / Bill Graham Presents

AIA San Francisco
Special Achievement Design Award
AIASF Headquarters

AIA California Council Design Merit Award
Industrial Light & Magic


Architectural Record

Architect Magazine

Interior Design

San Francisco Business Times


Marin Living Magazine

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

A&D Small Firms, Great Projects

SF MOMA Design Series 4, Xefirotarch

Offices of the Digital Age



Wired Magazine


Fast Company

Cover of Architectural Record Magazine 05/2022