21 August 17: Vrai & Oro Now Open The newly opened store for LA jewelry/lifestyle brand Vrai & Oro in downtown LA's Arts District was recently written up in the The Hollywood Reporter. Read the article to find out more about Vrai & Oro, their values regarding bringing transparency to the jewelry industry and their use of conflict free, sustainably formed diamonds from Diamond Foundry, along with a peek into the store's design within the new ROW DTLA retail destination.
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23 June 17: WORD Wins LA Restaurant Awards! Little Ground Cafe won both the Jury Award and People's Choice Award at the 2017 AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards.
Chris presented the work at Dwell on Design 2017 at the LA Convention Center alongside the rest of the nominees. Thank you to the jury and the over 2,000 people who voted. See the press release.

Jury Comments: It had a lot of impact with very few elements. We loved the communal aspect and its materials and how it engages the neighborhood. We responded positively to the graphic sensibility of the wood screen, and also the urban and social engagement of the corner.
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20 June 17: Vrai & Oro Store Our wonderful and talented clients at Vrai & Oro posted news about their first store, coming soon at ROW DTLA. See the Vrai & Oro journal and website here and pick up a ring or two while you're at it!
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28 March 17: Chris will moderate a panel discussion on Retail. The panel focus is on "Experiential Development" in all kinds of retail. The event is for the Biznow National Retail: West Coast Series premium event on March 28th at the Sheraton in Downtown LA. Chris will host a number of panelists ranging from developers to architects and brand representatives, who will discuss their belief that design of more welcoming space always results in a more successful project.
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04 January 17: Chris is interviewed for The Merchant. WORD's principal was tapped for his expertise in the retail design field to discuss trends in retail design in Los Angeles. The publication will be produced by Frame Publishers for Vitra. Release date coming soon.
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22 July 16: WORD WINS x 2! The office was awarded two AIA California Council Design Merit awards. Little Ground Cafe and the Shoreheights Residence were granted awards in the architecture category. View the announcement, along with a list of our esteemed fellow recipients here.

From the announcement:
"Projects with “good bones,” “resolute in power,” and with the “ability to both understand and inspire,” were carefully chosen as the jurors commented, narrowing down the [entries] with accurate, careful and extreme specificity.

This year’s jury was comprised of four dynamic voices within the architecture world and included Andrea Cochran, Anne Fougeron, FAIA, Marlon Blackwell, FAIA and Craig Dykers, AIA. These four sought out projects that weren’t just standing there doing things well, but rising above to the exceptional. They looked for consistency and structures which were all aglow with a diamond brilliance rather than just having one stone sparkle in one place."
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20 July 16: Vanessa Seward Melrose Grand Opening.The store was greeted by a rush of publicity in the fashion world. See articles from Vogue, Racked, superfuture, and the LA Times.
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13 July 16: New photos of the Rosewood House posted.
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14 March 16: Vanessa Seward construction begins. WORD's collaboration with A.P.C. continues with a new store for brand Vanessa Seward. The store will be located across from the Marc Jacobs and A.P.C. stores on Melrose Place. Opening should be sometime mid-summer.
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18 January 16: Chris begins teaching at Wash U. Our principal is teaching a master of urban design studio at Washington University in St. Louis this semester. The site minds the gap of the 101 freeway in DTLA. We're looking forward to seeing the results!
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06 July 15: Little Ground Cafe demo begins. Our fun project for a friend's cafe in Glendale is underway. The new neighborhood casual gourmet is sure to be a hot-spot. Stay tuned!
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26 June 15: A.P.C. Silverlake opens. Please come by to see the latest A.P.C. store, at Sunset and Maltman - just opened.
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01 June 15: Groundbreaking on the Rosewood House. Permits have been pulled, the construction fence is up and foundations have been poured. Stay tuned for process photos and updates!
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30 May 15: A.P.C. DTLA opens. Doors are open at the newest Los Angeles A.P.C. store, located downtown near the corner of 9th and Broadway.
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08 April 15: Guggenheim Round-Table. Join us for a round-table discussion on the various competition entries submitted by USC faculty - featuring work from Wes Jones (Jones, Partners: Architecture), Patrick Tighe (Tighe Architecture), Alvin Huang (SDA, Synthesis Design + Architecture), Warren Techentin (WTArch), Yo Hakomori (DesignARC), Lorcan O'Herlihy (LOHA, Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects), Aaron Neubert (ANX, Aaron Neubert Architects) and Christopher Warren (WORD). The discussion will be moderated by Stephen Phillips, author of "L.A. [TEN]: Interviews on Los Angeles Architecture: 1970s-1990s". Join us on Wednesday, April 8th at 5:30pm in the Lower Rosendin Gallery at USC School of Architecture.
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06-13 April 15: Guggenheim Helsinki // USC Faculty Work. Our entry for the Guggenheim Helsinki Competition will be on display at the Lindhurst Gallery in the USC School of Architecture - please come take a look.
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05 February 15: New APC photos uploaded. Thank you to our friends Taiyo Watanabe and Kentaro Yamada for the stunning photographs.
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01 January 15: Construction on A.P.C. Downtown LA and A.P.C. Silverlake has begun!
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28 October 14: A.P.C. MELROSE PLACE wins AIA|LA Design Merit Award! The store on the iconic Los Angeles boutique fashion lane received the award at the annual AIA Los Angeles Design Awards Ceremony and Party at the Million Dollar Theater in downtown. The jury comments cited the simple use of materials and the creative transformation of the space. See the A.P.C. entry and other winners HERE
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01 June 14: A.P.C. MELROSE PLACE store opens today!
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01 September 13: Shoreheights Residence finalist in Bathroom of the Year. The master bedroom and bathroom suite remodel, which won second place in the national 2013 KBB Design Awards, was cited for its use of materials and light to present a space with ethereal qualities. See the article on newsstands or HERE
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01 July 13: Warren Office the architect of record on new A.P.C. store. The store, in the heart of the Melrose fashion district, is scheduled to open in Los Angeles in early 2014.
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10 February 13: Chris will be leading a studio in Rome this spring. The focus will be the creation of the 'Institute for Italian Cinema'. The site will be located in Ostiense, an urban district south of the city center.
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28 November 12: Construction nearly complete on BSI. Check the project page for some construction images of Phase I of the office in San Gabriel Vally, California. The project will be complete and photos uploaded shortly.
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01 September 12: Construction begins on BSI. Projected completion of Phase I of the office in San Gabriel Vally, California, is scheduled for early December 2012. Check back for updates.
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15 August 12: Today Chris was made an adjunct assistant professor at USC. He'll continue to teach undergraduate and graduate design studios at the School of Architecture.
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05 August 12: Construction begins on KiSo Residence This residential remodel and addition of a hillside home in Silverlake, California, is scheduled for completion in December.
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01 July 12: Construction is complete on the Shoreheights Residence.
The project is slated for publication in early 2013. We'll inform you of the release dates!
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22 June 12: Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial published in eVolo.
WORD's design for the Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial is currently featured in the Summer 2012 issue of eVolo magazine. Get your copy HERE!
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01 June 12: Christopher Warren publishes article in Journal of Facade Tectonics
Chris' essay "Thick Skinned: The Facade as Spatial Construct" was recently featured in volume 13 of Facade Tectonics - The Building Envelope.
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08 April 12: Conceptual design completed for Villa 8.
The design of a luxury vacation villa, located northeast of Beijing, was recently submitted. Check back for updates and publication release dates.
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01 March 12: Construction begins on Shoreheights Residence.
The design for this contemporary remodel of a home in Malibu, California, is scheduled for completion in July of this year.
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24 August 11: Christopher Warren lecture at USC.
Chris presented the recent work and research of WORD at a pecha kucha event at the School of Architecture to mark the beginning of the semester.
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13 May 11: Keynote address at the University of Southern California.
Christopher Warren delivered the keynote address at the commencement ceremony for the School of Architecture Class of 2011.
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20 April 11: Xingyang project featured in FORM magazine April 2011 issue
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15 April 11: WORD shortlisted for the FUJITSU Design Award 2011 Competition
Our entry has been shortlisted for the international ideas competition in the 'Life-Design' category.
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01 April 11: Miyi and MAC projects featured in new book (link)
Our Miyi Tower/Master Plan and MAC Open Space competition entry are featured in the new book "Landscape Infrastructure: Case Studies by SWA," written and edited by our friends and collaborative partners Gerdo Aquino and Ying Yu Hung in the LA office of SWA Group.
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21 February 11: Xinyang on Urban Lab Global Cities (link)
ULGC published our design for the Master Plan of the city of Xinyang in China.
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19 February 11: Xinyang on ArchDaily (link)
Our friends at Arch Daily published our design for the Master Plan of the city of Xinyang in China.

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01 October 10: The Myrkr Chair featured in Tasarim Magazine.
Featured in volume 205, the October issue of the Turkish design magazine.
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28 September 10: The Myrkr Chair published in Architectural Digest Russia.
Featured in the "Urban Trends" page of the October 2010 issue.
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04 September 10: Holocaust Memorial on ArchDaily (link)
Our friends at Arch Daily published our design for the Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial.
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01 July 10: The Myrkr Chair published in Elle Decor Thailand.
Featured in the "Now Products" column in the May 2010 issue.
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02 February 10: Myrkr Chair featured on Designboom (link)
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27 January 10: Myrkr Chair to be featured at "The Page" Exhibition (link)
The Page: An Interactive Exhibition of Artists' Books, with specially designed artwork chairs and reading area. Chapman University, Orange, CA. Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 2nd at 5:30pm. See the AREA MAP and CAMPUS MAP.
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25 January 10: Miyi Tower published in eVolo Magazine (link)
"...masterfully integrates their Miyi Tower in Sichuan, China, with the existing landscape."
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10 August 09: WORD interview posted on Jargon, Etc. (link)
The contributors at Jargon, Etc. published their interview with Christopher Warren, president of WORD. Also posted on Archinect.
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16 June 09: Taiwan CDC project on www.ArchDaily.com (link)
Our friends at Arch Daily published our design for the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control Complex.
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11 June 09: Taiwan CDC project on www.Inhabitat.com (link)
Inhabitat published what they call our "Epic" design for the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control Complex international competition.
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10 June 09: WORD GOES ONLINE
Keep checking back for updates.
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01 June 09: Miyi Tower project on www.ArchDaily.com (link)
Our friends at Arch Daily published our design for the Miyi Tower in Sichuan Province, China.
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12 May 09: Miyi Tower published by Wallpaper magazine (slideshow link)
Wallpaper published the Miyi Tower project alongside projects by OMA, Morphosis and Steven Holl in an online slideshow and article showcasing Chinese icons in an ongoing series entitled "Made in China". See the article HERE.
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16 January 09: Miyi Tower project on www.Dezeen.com (link)
Our friends at the design blog Dezeen published our design for the Miyi Tower in Sichuan Province, China.
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