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

September 1, 2013

A Word About Heirloom LA

I met Heirloom co-owners Matt Poley and Tara Maxey around 2007, but it wasn’t until they came by our Chinatown office and fed us their lasagna (amazing!) that I knew I wanted to be associated with them. Seeing them wow crowds with their bites at wine tastings in the following weeks only reinforced what I’d … Continued