Lara Serbin

About: Lara Serbin

Lara Serbin is the founder of Serbin Studio. She has had continuous involvement in the design and construction industry since 1995, and worked in all phases of project management, programming, design, and construction administration. Lara has particular interest in conceptual design with respect to cost efficiency and energy conservation.

 

Articles by Lara Serbin:

Steel Art Downtown Buckeye

14 Feb 2019 in Architecture&Blog&public art&sculpture

The steel artwork of desert flora and fauna has been underway for 2 years. It is exciting to see thick steel turned into recognizable barrel cactus, prickly pear, saguaro and ocotillo. In a short while you will be crossing the intersection of Monroe Avenue and 4th Street in Historic Downtown Buckeye and spot the colorful Continue Reading

Main Streets Conference Atlanta

07 Apr 2015 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog&Collaboration&Commercial Architecture&Graphics&Interiors&Planning

By: Lara Serbin, Buckeye Main Street Coalition Last month was the National Main Streets Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The Buckeye Main Street Coalition members Jay Broadbent, Charlene Powers, Brian and Kristi McAchran and Lara Serbin were fortunate to attend this important event.   We had many opportunities to talk to others who are doing similar events, facade improvements and fundraising. Continue Reading

Retail Design for Westgate

20 Aug 2014 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog&Collaboration&Commercial Architecture&Graphics&Interiors&Planning&Uncategorized

Super Bowl 2015  has created a push for retail development in and around Westgate City Center  in Glendale, Arizona. Westgate is anchored by a 2-story AMC Theatre and University of Phoenix Stadium.  We are working with J.J. Girn , an entrepreneur and franchisor of Fresh Healthy Café  a new dining experience moving into the Entertainment District at Westgate. Continue Reading

Meaningful Design

12 Aug 2014 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog&Collaboration&Graphics&Interiors&Planning&Uncategorized

When designing anything it must be functional and meaningful.  The photo below is a stop shot. That’s when I make whoever is driving stop the car so I can take a photo.  The architect probably used this 1960’s CMU pattern on many of their buildings back in the day.   But someone creative added the Continue Reading

New Brochure for Buckeye Main Street Coalition

11 Jul 2014 in Blog&Collaboration&Graphics&Uncategorized

There I was watching our final brochure getting printed out at lightening speed today.  This brochure is the second try at coming up with a brochure for Buckeye Main Street Coalition.  We are a group that volunteers our time to make Down Town Historic Buckeye look better. We want new and current businesses to thrive Continue Reading

Youth Empowerment for Buckeye

21 Mar 2014 in Architecture&Blog&Collaboration&Uncategorized

A business friend of mine Julie Sullivan with Dominion Real Estate Partners started Tomorrow’s Winners a youth empowerment program 5 years ago. She invited me to tell my story on how I became an architect at this event today at Buckeye High School. Heith Reade with BMO Harris Bank spoke first.  All the girls loved his organized and Continue Reading

Wayfinding Map: Historic Buckeye

15 Jan 2014 in Blog&Collaboration&Commercial Architecture&Graphics&Planning

The view from the double swinging aluminum doors of the Chase Bank in Historic Buckeye is quite spectacular.  Everything inside is a typical Chase interior except when you glance out the front doors which  looks onto the rustic aged super graphics painted on the brick of the historic San Linda two story building.  The rustic Continue Reading

Graphic Design: Historic Buckeye Main Street

06 Jan 2014 in Architectural Planning&Blog&Commercial Architecture&Graphics&Planning

Last month I had the irresistible inspiration to design a custom flier for the local businesses in Historic Buckeye, Arizona. The project was first started at a Main Street Coalition mixer when the local business owners voiced a concern for a flier of some kind to attract more Main Street activity.  Back in October I Continue Reading

Organic Shapes in the Desert

16 Dec 2013 in Architecture&Blog

My family and I went on the West Valley Rock & Mineral Club field trip.  The main stops were Dixie Mine to look for turquoise, 4th of July Butte to dig up Agates and finally Sundad Ghost Town.   Looking for rocks doesn’t cost anything, its fun to find a cool rock and I really love listening to Chuck’s stories during the Continue Reading

Super Graphics for Napa

14 Nov 2013 in Blog&Collaboration&Graphics&Planning

This is an update on the Buckeye Main Street Coalition project at Benbow Veterans Park Alley.   The list of things to do for the alley are many but one of them is to design a super graphic mural for the back side of the Napa Auto Parts building.  The design story goes like this: I shot some Continue Reading