Filling the world with art+architecture one creative thought at a time
Asquared is a contemporary design studio seeking to embrace projects that present us with the challenges of vernacular living within the context of our modern environment. We believe that our clients come first, and that all projects require an interactive collaboration to develop an artfully crafted result. We are invigorated by the notion that the basic fundamentals of function and cost can be translated into sophisticated spaces, elegant details, and environmental sustainability.
We are full service
Asquared studios is traditionally engaged in a full-service arrangement to design and manage a project from conception through to construction completion. To those who have never participated in the architectural process, the journey can seem complicated and time-consuming; So, we like to approach the journey by identifying the distinct phases required to achieve a successful outcome. We have taken our professional expertise and distilled our services into 3 general categories or phases of work.
Bring your dreams to life.
If you have arrived at this location on our site we like to assume it is because you have a curiosity about what we do, “for you”. It seems logical to believe that the explanation of our “services” should cover that topic, but the reality is that what we do for you is a bit more involved than the technical explanation of the professional services we provide. Simply stated, we help bring your dreams to life, and along the way we develop a lasting relationship filled with truth, tribulations, laughter, and friendship.
The Experience of Being Both the Architect and the Client Situated in a community just outside of San Diego proper, my 1939 built home has simple interior detailing with Spanish Eclectic elements that were typical in this region for that era of home. Having a more modernist sensibility, I wanted to respect the era of…Read More
Sonoma Residence With A View Receives the AIA Architecture Merit Award from AIA-RE Asquared Studios’ first rammed earth residential design was honored at the 2022 AIA-RE Design Awards On Saturday, October 15, at the AIA Redwood Empire Design Awards, The Sonoma Residence With A View received the Merit Award for Architecture, and the impressions were overwhelming –…Read More
Modernizing Your Historic Home Kitchen Without Compromise Often referred to as the heart of the home, the kitchen is a space that holds a great deal of value to many people. It’s a place to nourish your family, catch up with a neighbor over coffee, or even a sanctuary where you get to try that…Read More
Asquared Studios provides information for working through your recovery after a disaster It is nearly September 2020, and we once again find the North Bay Area in the Midst of a wildfire disaster. We are refreshing a post we created after the 2017 complex fires in Santa Rosa to offer advice and guidance to those…Read More
What a Pandemic Can Reveal We are writing our first journal entry in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic. We have spent the last 2 months re-aligning our studio and business practices to the new pandemic climate in an effort to continue to serve our clients in the best way possible, while making sure…Read More
As we approach the end of the year we reflect on what the past year meant to us, what we accomplished, and what we have learned to carry with us into the new year. One of the things we find we consistently appreciate in our work is the power of collaboration. This is explained early…Read More
Continued growth recognized by Arizona State University Alumni For the second year in a row Asquared Studios has been awarded the honor of being one of the fastest growing businesses owned and operated by Arizona Sate University Alumni. We were both surprised and thrilled by our ranking as the #12 fastest growing business in the Class…Read More
Reflection on 2018 and Projection for 2019 As we reflect on the past year, we are grateful as always for the health and happiness of our clients, friends and family members. Mid-Year, we passed our 13 year mark since incorporating our studio. We are full of joy and gratitude to continue to practice what we…Read More
The Progression of Architectural Education As you can see from our recent journal post, the year has slipped away as we have picked up the pieces from the October 2017 fire storm and have settled into our rhythm for a new normal. For us the new normal has included developing a new perspective on how…Read More
A Profound Anniversary It has been 365 days since the Northbay Wildfires ignited our lives, and Asquared Studios Partner Jessie Whitesides is thankful to have been asked by the Northbay Business Journal to reflect on the time that has passed and the situation we still face. Below is the essay published yesterday, a full link…Read More