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Why we need to Rebrand Affordable Housing

Introduction Affordable housing has a branding problem. When we think about affordable housing, we tend to think of projects that are built with the cheapest materials and least investment in design, aesthetics and amenities. Affordable housing is often viewed as an afterthought—a place for people who don’t deserve better or can’t afford better than what […]

Target stores that are breaking the mold on retail

Target has been named the 2021 VMSD/Peter Glen Retailer of the Year, it’s design-oriented culture is helping to curate innovative retailer locations that break the mold on big box store design. Here are some of Target’s recent openings and remodels that are thinking outside of the big box and into reusing cool existing spaces. A […]

The Origins of Architectural Graphics

Republished from RSM Design Architectural graphics have very deep roots. But when exactly was it that we started using words, symbols, and patterns to create an environment? The short answer: from the start. Graphics have always been an inherent part of architecture, making the language of patterns, words, signage, and narratives as much of a […]

Hi Octane Design has been selected for the 2021 Best of Oceanside Award in the Website Designer

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hi Octane Design Receives 2021 Best of Oceanside Award Oceanside Award Program Honors the Achievement OCEANSIDE March 11, 2021 — Hi Octane Design has been selected for the 2021 Best of Oceanside Award in the Website Designer category by the Oceanside Award Program. Each year, the Oceanside Award Program identifies […]

Creative Spaces | Branding & Culture

Enjoyed getting out this evening to an event put on by Little Architecture in Newport Beach, CA.  They have a great workspace which you can see here in the photos below.  Their main conference room is Garage Themed “Because many great companies start in garages.” Their’s features a cool “peg board” wall and orange barn door […]