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Energy Efficiency & ROI

Energy Efficiency & ROI

For PMSM, stainability is not a political issue but one of simple, good design. PMSM begins all projects with a common understanding that good sustainable design should not cost more and should provide a significant return on your investment. What this means is that we design our facilities based on […]

Developing a Budget

Developing a Budget

PMSM understands that keeping projects on time and on budget is the foundation for a successful project. Effective management of the cost of a project must be established at the very beginning. Clear identification and verification of the project budget is required, as well as responsibility for monitoring and maintaining […]

Consensus Building

Consensus Building

Your needs drive design. A successful design process must be an inclusive process. We work closely with our clients to identify who the stakeholders are, set a clear decision-making hierarchy, and determine when and how each person will participate in the process. Ultimately, the amount of participation is defined by […]

The New Vic Theatre Receives The George Washington Smith Award

The New Vic Theatre Receives The George Washington Smith Award

On February 3, 2015, PMSM Architects was awarded the George Washington Smith Award for Exemplary Design in Architecture for the renovation and addition to the New Victoria Street Theatre. The award was presented by the Santa Barbara City Council and the Architectural Board of Review and the Historic Landmarks Commission.  

Measure L Moving Forward

Measure L Moving Forward

On January 7, 2015, the trustees approved an agreement for on-going architectural services with PMSM Architects and an agreement for ongoing construction management services with Blach Construction. With the passage of the bond in November 2014, the District is now engaged in the design, bidding and construction of works for […]

Planning Starts for New Morro Bay and SLO High School Swimming Pools

Planning Starts for New Morro Bay and SLO High School Swimming Pools

A new swimming pool at Morro Bay High School will be one of the first improvements made with money from the $177 million bond passed by voters in November. San Luis Coastal Unified School District trustees recently approved several contracts with consulting firms to begin designing pools for Morro Bay and […]

New Victoria Street Theater, George Washington Smith Award

New Victoria Street Theater, George Washington Smith Award

Santa Barbara Historic Landmarks Commission - George Washington Smith Award, 2015

PMSM Architects was honored to receive the George Washington Smith Award for Exemplary Design in Architecture.  Since 1986, the Santa Barbara Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) and the Architectural Board of Review (ABR) have jointly selected buildings, landscape features, and people to receive design awards. The award winners are selected by […]

Cuesta College North County Campus Facilities Master Plan Update, Citation Award,  American School of Universities, 2014

Cuesta College North County Campus Facilities Master Plan Update, Citation Award, American School of Universities, 2014

Cuesta College North County Campus Facilities Master Plan Update

The jury of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education members and education administrators evaluated submissions from architectural firms, schools and universities across the country. This is the 32nd year the competition has been held. When determining citation winners and other outstanding designs, this year’s jury decided […]

Cuesta College Learning Resource Center, Concrete Masonry Association Award, 2014

Cuesta College Learning Resource Center, Concrete Masonry Association Award, 2014

Cuesta College Learning Resource Center

The concrete masonry design awards is a program that recognizes and encourages outstanding architectural design that incorporates concrete masonry. The awards program recognizes designers, builders, craftsmen, structural engineering firm, concrete masonry supplier, and the owners.