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QA News Mentions

January 9, 2023
Archinect

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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May 3, 2022
Webcor

Women Occupy all Lead Positions on BlackLine Tenant Improvement Project

The Blackline TI project may be the first all-female construction project in the history of the AEC industry.

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May 1, 2022
Architectural Record

For Uber's Headquarters, SHoP Reinvents the Glass Box with "Breathing Facades"

...All these factors blend together to create an urban presence that’s austere yet intriguing, well-tailored and crisp, beckoning the passerby to take a closer look, especially if they realize that the open panels they noticed an hour ago now are closed, while other outward pleats have appeared.

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Blog

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

Laura Wall

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

Kate Albee

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 &
Publications

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 &
Publications

AWARDS

San Francisco Animal Care & Control Facility,
2022 Public Works Projects of the Year,
Historical Restoration/Preservation,
>$75M category, American Public Works Association (APWA)

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

San Francisco Animal Care & Control Facility,
2021 Preservation Design Award, California
Preservation Foundation

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

Houzz.com
Best of Houzz - Service Award

Houzz.com
Best of Houzz - Design Award

PUBLICATIONS

Architectural Record

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

Offices of the Digtital Age

Dwell

Newsweek

Wired Magazine

ArchTech

Fast Company

Cover of Architectural Record Magazine 05/2022