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May 3, 2022

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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April 28, 2022

San Francisco Animal Care & Control Center Wins AIASF 2022 Historic Preservation Commendation

The jury was delighted to see a building like this given an incredible new life in the heart a community. It is a wonderful project, bringing delight to animals and the people who care for them through the transformation of an existing structure into something altogether new and playful.

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March 8, 2022
Estate Innovation

72 Top San Francisco Interior Design Startups & Companies

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories: Innovation, Innovative ideas, Innovative route to market, Innovative product, Growth, Exceptional growth, Exceptional growth strategy, Management, Societal impact

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January 5, 2022

Designing Workplaces for the Human Experience

“Uber was interested in disrupting office design in the same way they disrupted the nation’s transportation system,” Lubell began. “And that’s a good thing.”

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November 3, 2021
Interior Design Magazine

Huntsman, Pfau Long, RMW, and SHoP [+QA] Deliver a Five-Star Campus for Uber Headquarters in San Francisco

It’s been 12 years since Uber disrupted the transportation system with its ride-hailing technology that’s now ubiquitous. Today, the company proves itself another disruptor, this time in workplace architecture and design.

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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