Studio J
2800 28th Street, Ste. 171
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Photo: Linda Jassim
Linda Jassim has designed beautiful promotional materials for the Garden School Foundation and is fantastic to work with. When we were on a very tight deadline and needed a series of posters made for our yearly fundraiser, Linda stepped right in and worked tirelessly to create really stunning displays. We look forward to working with her again!

Julia Cotts
Executive Director, Garden School Foundation



  • Seabright published in Trends.
  • Minardos Group  wins the Renovation Award  at the  Los Angeles Business Council. Barton Meyers Associates, Inc. is the Architect.
  • Museum of Flying is Editor’s Pick in June issue of Metal Construction News
  • Santa Monica Mirror features the Museum of Flying
  • Minardos Group starts construction on new R & D restaurant in Yountville, CA





  • Urban Studio Selected to renovate the facades of four buildings on a half-block in Long Beach that fronts the Anaheim station of the Blue Line light rail.
  • Urban Studio Selected to Revitalize Downtown Inglewood with New Senior Center
  • SM Animation Studio wins Special Mention in Architecture+Workspace category in Architizer A+ Awards.
  • Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio with Andy Waisler has recently completed an adaptive reuse of Santa Monica Animation Studio, a 1940s bowstring truss and brick warehouse in Santa Monica. The 17,000 square foot building was artistically designed for a well-known animation studio that has recently achieved significant commercial success. Urban Studio designed an interior renovation that is warm, forthright and efficient, while also elegant and inspiring.
  • Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio has been selected to complete a Master Plan and a Space Needs Program for Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Santa Monica, California. Featured in Santa Monica Mirror
  • Selected to design the Courtyard Marriott and Hampton Inn Hilton in Santa Monica, California  – Management is from OTO Development, Gene Fong Associates will act as the Executive Architect, while Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio will provide design architectural and urban design for the Courtyard and Hampton Inn.
  • Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio was awarded Ride On Community building at Stoney Point in Chatsworth, California. The building will  accommodate a workshop and training space, therapy rooms, a reception area, and kitchenette. Understanding that site qualities and context are of vital importance to any design, the team will look to the adjacent Stoney Point rock formation as inspiration.
  • Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio was selected to serve as Town Architect to the City of Fullerton and consultant Gwynne Pugh has recently become a consultant to the City of Inglewood. The City is using his expertise in planning the Crenshaw line, a proposed light rail project that would bring a landmark station to the downtown area.
  • CAPSLO Awarded – Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio is proud to announce winning the   Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO), a homeless shelter in San Luis Obispo, CA. GP US is partnering with San Luis Obispo firm, garcia architecture + design and Landscape Architect, Katherine Spitz.


  • MTLA featured in Los Angeles Times  – 585 Boardriders
  • From Barren Yard to Outdoor Screening Room – Check out the latest Los Angeles Times Pro Portfolio
  • The Martin, a high-rise residential tower in Las Vegas owned by iStar Financial, is undergoing a $3 million redesign.  Mark Tessier, the award-winning Los Angeles-based landscape architect, will design the green spaces. As of last week, 103 residences at The Martin have already been sold.
  • Pegasus Downtown Rooftop featured in Curbed LA
  • One to Watch: Mark Tessier  in Garden Design.