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.
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
Asquared Studios Partners Receive Sun Devil 100 award : Celebrating Entrepreneurial Spirit Asquared Studios Partners Tony Garcia and Jessie Whitesides are headed back to their alma-matter this week to revive the honor of being named two of the ASU 100 class of 2018. This distinction is awarded to 100 significant ASU alumni each year for…Read More
Tony Garcia, Co-Founder of Asquared Studios wins 2018 Young Architect of the Year Award San Diego, California We are proud to announce that Asquared Studios Partner, Tony Garcia, has been honored with the Young Architect of the Year Award (or the YAYA) by the national AIA. He will be honored at the 2018 AIA convention in New…Read More
Asquared Studios Attends the First Resiliency Center Informational Seminar The Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) has opened the Resiliency Permit Center, or RPC, which is a unique permitting facility dedicated to specifically serving the victims of the 2017 wildfires. The primary purpose for the RPC is to expedite and streamline the permitting…Read More
Our Hearts go out to those in Southern California It is Friday Morning December the 8th, 2017. The fires in Northern California are now 2 months old. Our community has been recovering strong with an amazing amount of volunteers, new organizations, many fundraising benefits, and an impressive amount of clean up completed. As Architects, we…Read More
The First Rammed Earth Wall Gets Rammed! Thursday marked a big moment for us at Asquared Studios. Our Partner Jessie Whitesides, first read “The Rammed Earth House”, by David Easton, in 1997. Now, 20 years later she has seen her admiration of his expertise in earth building come to life as a significant part of one…Read More