November 2, 2015

Conversations from Above

Recently, on a flight from Rome to New York I met a woman whom I will call Kathleen. Our conversation began awkwardly as she noticed my concern while she swallowed a handful of pills with her Baileys and cream. She laughed and reassured me that what she had was not contagious, but PTSD. Kathleen was … Continued



October 10, 2014

Green Business

We are excited to receive the City Los Angeles Green Business Certification. This Certification is awarded to businesses that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible or sustainable manner.To become a Certified Green Business, participants must meet program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste and be in compliance with all environmental laws … Continued



January 15, 2014

Line up for Eggslut

  The development of Grand Central Market in Downtown LA is an exciting process that I’m happy to be a part of. Our client Eggslut now has lines around the block on Hill Street where it serves top-notch breakfast bites out of its new counter-style stall. I was first approached by Eggslut co-owner Alvin Cailan when … Continued



December 16, 2013

Behind Bar Ama

  I first met Bar Ama chef-owner Josef Centeno when he was executive chef at Opus. We got along right away because we have a lot in common. Josef (who we like to call “Brosef”) works quickly. He’s firm but friendly. I feel like, when a business relationship is strong, that reflects in the work. Josef … Continued



September 4, 2013

Gaining Traction

Here at FE Design, we face a lot of challenges—that’s our job—but Traction Avenue Brewpub has definitely been one of our more demanding projects. And I’m happy to say we were triumphant in the end. As a resident and longtime lover of the Arts District, I’m honored to be a part of the development of … Continued

September 3, 2013

The Story of Wolf & Crane

When we approach our work, we like to think of it as not just navigating red tape, but enhancing our community and evolving with our clients. Little Tokyo bar Wolf & Crane exemplifies that spirit. Their project not only challenged us to do our jobs better, it also inspired us to move our own office … Continued