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Architect’s Newspaper Features Osborn Architects

LOS ANGELES, January 20, 2010 – The Glendale-based firm Osborn Architects, led by architect and SCI-Arc faculty member Michael Pinto, is highlighted in Architect's Newspaper's most recent studio feature.

"If offered a half-empty glass of water, Osborn Architects would not say it's half full, they'd make use of what's left. That's because the Glendale firm thrives on creating with apparent limitations," writes Allison Milionis of Architect's Newspaper.

Animo Venice Charter High School, recipient of California's first "Green Schools" Grant

Milionis goes on to describe four of the firm's recent projects, all of them involving tight budgets, including the Sierra Vista High School Music Building in Baldwin Park, the Animo Venice Charter High School—the first public school to receive California's High Performance Incentive Grant for sustainable features, Playa Vista's Central Region Elementary School and the multipurpose room of the Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada.

"The firm finds opportunities to make a campus identifiable and to help students see how they fit into their city or community," adds Milionis. Michael Pinto, a SCI-Arc alum, and fellow principal Tim Ballard took over the firm in 2006, after the retirement of CEO and founder Ted Osborn. Pinto has been coordinating efforts of the Outreach and Community Programs at SCI-Arc.