OneStudio D+A Named Architecture Firm of the Year by NAIOP Northern Nevada

Our team braved a huge snow storm, donning our best, to receive a handful of awards at the Norther Nevada NAIOP 2024 Commercial Real Estate Awards.

Here are our winning entries:

Healthcare Tenant Improvement of the Year: Renown Interventional Radiology (see more about this project, here.)

Hospitality Tenant Improvement of the Year: The Incline Lodge (see more about this project, here.)

And of course…Architecture Firm of the Year! Thank you, NAIOP Northern Nevada!



2023 Gold Key Awards

BIG NEWS! Our recently completed remodel of the Incline Lodge is a finalist in @boutiquedesignmag 2023 Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design!

Our redesign, which prioritized maintaining a traditional Tahoe mountain aesthetic while upgrading the 1960’s era property to modern ADA standards, was selected as 1 of 2 finalists from 410 entries.We couldn’t be more proud of the finished product – the first luxury boutique hotel to the North Shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Click here for more information on this project.

2022 BANNer Award Winners!

OneStudio D+A is proud to announce we’ve won the 2022 BANNer Award for Interior Design of the Rancharrah Clubhouse Restaurant, Bar and Pool!

The OneStudio D+A team at the 2022 BANNer Award ceremony.

About The Project:

The remodel of the Rancharrah Clubhouse restaurant, bar and pool started with the goal to create a luxurious and unified design aesthetic and palette as an anchor for ongoing renovation projects. The 38,000 square foot club showcases several generations of updates, and as amenities continue to improve in what used to be a private mansion, the restaurant, bar and pool were important to improve as key starring features.

The Rancharrah Clubhouse and Pool. 

The pool was the first new member amenity in 2 years. A brand new poolhouse acts as the anchor with a grab-and-go restaurant, pool restrooms, showers, and a covered dining area. The pool is surrounded by
unique furnishings and umbrellas allowing guests to enjoy the pool in many ways – lounging in sun loungers, relaxing by the large fireplace, playing games at the family tables or dining under the covered patio. Landscaping celebrates native plants, and accents and protects the space by adding shade.

An overhead of the Rancharrah pool featuring a redesigned clubhouse area and new furniture.

Inside, OneStudio first update the palette of paint and materials to unify and better highlight the many architectural features of the unique property. New menswear-inspired textile patterns paired alongside updated art and lush drapery fabrics contribute to a modern-yet-classic, soothingly gender neutral, and overall luxurious feel. Furniture elements were elevated throughout, including adding seating that is both more visually interesting and comfortable.

Inside the refreshed Rancharrah Clubhouse restaurant, with new tables, chairs, booths, and increased seating capacity – designed by OneStudio D+A.

By thoughtfully leveraging the available space, in the process we were able to add 7 more seats to the restaurant, improving not just seating capability but also revenue potential. In the bar, we were able to also increase capacity by designing removable upholstered panels around the antique fireplace as comfortable lounge seating. Finally we were able to create two new cocktail service areas by updating furniture in a wine tasting room and with new overflow bar seating.

Check out photos from the 2022 BANNer Awards events by clicking here. 


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Commercial Building Trends  

Like many industries, architecture and design have seen huge shifts in reaction to COVID-19. As how we work changes, so must the spaces we work in. As we’ve returned to our offices, yesterday’s buildings simply don’t fit today’s demands. Here are some trends we’re seeing at OneStudio D+A in Reno and beyond.


It’s undeniable that supply chain challenges and rising costs impact material selections. While budget is still almost always the primary concern, lead times are increasingly driving design choices. Many products are taking longer than ever to ship, are discontinued, unavailable, or come with expensive rush fees. As a direct result, we’re seeing an increased focus on renovation over new buildings and localized sourcing to minimize headaches during construction, including at a product development level from major manufacturers and product vendors. We’ve also seen an increased focus on green and net carbon zero products, including upholstery, carpet, and even exterior decks made from recycled and reclaimed materials, giving architects, designers, and clients more options to “go green” and “stay local” while staying in budget by avoiding expensive shipping delays. 

EXAMPLE: At the new Public Safety Center, we worked with Shaw Contract to select flooring that is 100% recyclable, PVC free and Cradle to Cradle certified. This selection also means that Shaw will be able to reclaim the product at the end of its lifecycle to make into new carpet, all at no added cost to the client. 

A rendering showing the new Reno Public Safety Center in the renovated Reno Gazette Journal building, at an estimated savings of $15-$20 million compared to the cost of a new building.
Over 34,000 lbs of recycled carpet from the renovation of the new Public Safety Center, formerly Reno Gazette Journal building.


With a growing percentage of employees working from home, companies are finding dusty desk and storage space can be put to better use. As opposed to designated space for traditional cubicles and closed-door executive suites, we’re seeing an increased demand for flexibility post-pandemic. Square footage traditionally planned as permanent desk space is now commonly reallocated and designed as flexible multipurpose space, including meeting and event space, hotel style work stations, collaboration zones, and amenities like employee lounge areas.  

EXAMPLE: At the new Incline Village Ridgeline office, our team designed open collaboration zones, an employee kitchen and lounge space, as well as a flexible meeting space, complete with modular folding tables and chairs, as well as folding doors for optional privacy.

A flexible collaboration space at the new Ridgeline office in Incline Village features space for in-office team members and hybrid employees to gather.
Employee lounges like this one at the new Ridgeline Office in Incline Village, complete with a garage door to the outside, are a vital amenity for bringing company culture back to the office.
This meeting and event space features modular tables and folding chairs as well a sliding doors, allowing for flexible use of the room.


Increasing focus on mental and physical health has driven demand for inclusive options that allow employees to customize their environment – from adjustable skylights, to modular conference room furniture and adjustable standing desks. While companies are more often seeking open concept design, there’s still a demand for flexible privacy, including for meetings, phone calls, and work, calling for features like adjustable acoustic partitions. 

EXAMPLE: At the newly renovated Liberty Utilities office, while there are still traditional closed door suites for management and meetings, there are also easy to customize spaces and features.

Open collaboration space like this one shown at Liberty Utilities in Tahoe City offers room for employees to meet, and also create a need for adjustable acoustic partitions, as seen here attached to automatic standing desks.
Solatubes are adjustable skylights that allow employees to customize the amount of daylight coming into an open meeting space.


Our collective increased cultural focus on physical and mental health is also raising the demand for “bringing the outside in” – also known as biophilic design. More than simply adding a green wall feature, biophilic design leads our choices and thinking in how we incorporate lighting, air flow, visual connections to nature like patterns and materials, and even how we move in a space. Encouraging connectivity between nature and our work spaces supports productivity and wellness, and has even been shown to decrease undesirable expenses like ongoing utility costs and employee sick days.  

A stair stepped corporate lobby illustrates biophilic design with large windows to let in natural light, plants, and nature inspired materials like a terrazo floor and warm wood millwork.
An event space concept coming to Reno featuring operable walls and a retractable roof, allowing for attendees to enjoy the best of the indoor/outdoor space.


The colors of a space effect how we feel, operate and produce. As we design office spaces, we’re seeing an increased demand for neutral color palettes with pops of accent color – not dissimilar from current home design trends. Instead of traditionally drab corporate grays and blues, we’re seeing color psychology show up more and more frequently from reception areas and conference room design, to interior design details like upholstery.

At the Renown Senior Care facility in Reno pictured below, you can see a warm, neutral color palette paired with bright accents. This growing trend is based on research on how color in our spaces affect mood,  performance, and even employee health.

An employee lounge at the Renown Senior Care Facility features a nature-inspired warm neutral color palette with bright accents.
From the Renown Senior Care facility in Reno, featuring an on-trend warm neutral color palette. 


As traditional office footprints shrink, and employee satisfaction and retention become paramount with labor shortages, companies are increasingly excited about bringing unique branding opportunities in their offices to increase daily work satisfaction and reflect company culture. As product innovation has evolved, new options allow creativity for custom graphics and branded elements, like glass partition walls, custom printed acoustic panels, and laser cut metal features, all adding to truly unique office environments that reflect a company’s brand to employees and visitors alike. 

EXAMPLE:  The colors of the University of Nevada Reno, locally known as UNR, are blue and silver. In the example below from a teaching clinic in Reno, you can see how our team kept with the existing brand while elevating the space with large custom graphics and custom-upholstered furniture. 

At the UNR learning clinic on Moana in Reno, we subtly incorporated UNR’s brand colors of silver and blue into a waiting room also featuring a large nature inspired graphic on the wall.


With so much change in such a short time, at OneStudio D+A, we’ve diversified our leadership and brought on new partners to inform our process, decisions and growth. By bringing on new team members with diverse skillsets, like combined Project Management and Architect experience, or Interior Design and Architecture, we can better integrate design and building. 

Also, we recently rebranded to reflect our changing approach. After more than 20 years as “MBA”, we’re now “OneStudio D+A”. “D+A” is a reference to our process getting to the “DNA” of each company we work with, which allows us to highlight the culture, values, needs, and goals of a team on each individual project. (Click here to read more about our recent name and branding change.)

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Renderings Create Shared Vision

A rendering of an events space designed by OneStudio D+A. 


At OneStudio D+A, we’re continually investing in our process, technology, and team members in order to better serve our clients. In 2022, this drove a focus on graphics, renderings, and 3D visualizations in order to create and convey a shared vision. These models help to clarify communication and understanding for owners, contractors, and consultants.


A rendering of Reno’s new Glow Plaza vs. in progress construction. 


While our decades of architectural experience has always led the way in the production of construction documents, 3D programs provide additional tools to help our team visualize form and space. Programs like Revit and Enscape have rapidly developed to expedite the rending process and mimic real world conditions, allowing for more clarity and creativity in our increasingly digital culture.


A rendering of a corporate campus office lobby illustrates the use of accent colors and materials designed around the client’s brand and company culture.


Part of our unique approach to architecture and design includes discovering  the DNA of a company’s brand and culture. This process allows us to create and infuse built environments with elements that are unique to each business and project. Artistic renderings not only help better communicate these ideas to clients, but also helps illustrate branding opportunities like signage placement, wall graphics, and color palettes.


A rendering of a marketplace designed by OneStudio D+A promotes the space to potential tenants.


The 3D models and renderings we create are also used by owners and developers to promote projects to investors and tenants, and create public buzz. For example, renderings of the new gym spaces at Sage Ridge School, were used for fundraising and to attract new donors.


A rendering featuring a Donor Wall, in the new Sage Ridge School Gym facility assisted in fundraising efforts.


Check out more of the renderings the OneStudio D+A team worked on in 2022 by clicking through the images below:

New Gym At Sage Ridge School

Building Size24,000 sq ft
StatusUnder Construction
ClientSage Ridge School


Sage Ridge is Reno’s premier private school, educating students from grades 3 through 12. In order to further their mission to cultivate successful, community minded graduates, having a state of the art gymnasium and fitness center is a high priority.

The new 24,000 square-foot facility will provide a location that can accommodate the entire student body, whether it is to support the home team during a basketball game, or to demonstrate their creativity in a robotics competition.

The fitness center gives student athletes a place to train, complemented by new locker rooms and offices for coaching staff. The new concourse provides overflow space during events and lounge areas with amazing views on any given school day. Materials are a balance of durability and timeless style. Large wall graphics provide eye catching focal points. The result is a distinct hub for the campus that is functional and efficient.

OneStudio D+A is excited to share we won the following categories in the 16th Annual Summit Awards!

2021 Design Professional of the Year
2021 Redevelopment of the Year – Medical Office – Renown Pediatric Specialty Care
2021 Redevelopment of the Year – Office – Ridgeline
Congratulations to all our industry partners and amazing clients that made these projects possible!
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MBA Architecture + Interior Design announces name change!

We are now OneStudio D+A.

OneStudio D+A is a better representation of our culture, design approach and the evolving identity of the firm. We believe collaboration and the integration of architecture and interiors create innovative solutions and unique environments for our clients. The D + A alludes to our process of understanding the identity and needs of each client and project. We use this information to foster deeper connections between people and place, and to create spaces that better serve those who live, work, and play in them. When we applied this same process to our own firm, we realized it was time for a change. We’re reimagining our office environment to better support and represent the work we do. Our name needed to reflect that too. We wanted a brand that isn’t tied to any particular individuals, but encompasses our unified team approach now and into the future.
OneStudio D+A is owned by principal architects, Casey Clark and Erik Fong. At the beginning of 2021, Wan Cone, Shannon Ferguson, and Lea Wilson were promoted as partners to the firm.
The rebranding and new logo was created by Stan Can Design.