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November 20, 2020

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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November 20, 2020
Chain Store Age

First Look: Ugg opens New York flagship; more to come

The new store is Ugg’s largest to date in the U.S., where it operates some 55 locations. The design speaks to the Ugg aesthetic of being cozy and comfortable and reflects the brand’s California’s heritage and evolution, from its signature boot to full lifestyle brand. The flagship was designed by Los Angeles-based architecture studio Florencia Pita & Co., in partnership with Quezada Architecture in San Francisco. Ugg’s DNA is evident throughout the space. Panels behind the cashwrap and throughout the store, for example, are styled to resemble the outsole of the Ugg boot.

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November 19, 2020
SGB Media

Ugg’s Flagship Store Opens In NYC

The multi-level store’s design highlights a California landscape. Designed by LA-based architecture studio Florencia Pita & Co., in partnership with San Francisco-based Quezada Architecture, the store is expected to feature exclusive items and brand experiences for its retail clientele.

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September 9, 2020
The Registry SF

Real Perspectives Podcast

In this interview with The Registry SF, Cecilia and Julia of Quezada Architecture talk origins, values, and innovating in the midst of the COVID-19.

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August 17, 2020
House Beautiful

House Beautiful features the Simon Residence

"All the houses in this area are built into the hillside, so they don't have huge footprints," explains Cooper. But the glass corners, devised by Quezada Architecture, "really make the whole space feel larger."

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May 12, 2020
The New York Times

How the Virus May Change Your Next Home

Facades on glass buildings could open wider to the outdoors, said Angelica Trevino Baccon, a partner at SHoP Architects, like those her firm designed for Uber’s new headquarters in San Francisco, where large glass panels open like bifold doors. “Fresh air is just so important for wellness,” she said, and natural ventilation also helps reduce energy consumption.

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February 25, 2020
MSN Money

Selling a House Built into the Side of a Mountain

The property is on a hill, and the main house is actually built into the hill, with three stories. The landscaped lot is relatively private, with sycamores and redwoods, plus plenty of wildlife.

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February 24, 2020

Two Tech Founders Are Listing Their $13 Million Mountaintop Mansion

“We began work with [Quezada principals] Alfred and Cecilia on Day 1 to get through the initial planning process,” says Putterman.... “You have to invest quite a bit in design; one factor was our living environment and aesthetic choices.”

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February 11, 2020
San Francisco Business Times

Julia Cambell, RIBA, LEEDap, Joins QA as Partner

Quezada Architecture welcomes Julia Campbell, RIBA LEED AP as Partner, joining Cecilia Quezada, AIA NCARB to form one of few women-owned architectural firms in San Francisco.

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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 &


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
Best of Houzz - Service Award
Best of Houzz - Design Award


San Francisco Business Times


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



Wired Magazine


Fast Company