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:

Estrella Foothills High School: Drafting Studio

09 Nov 2013 in Architecture&Blog&Collaboration

I really get a kick out of public speaking. This week I was invited to speak to the kids in the Drafting class at Estrella Foothills High School. I decided to go general and personal so no power point.  I was kind of all over the place but found  my stride after this guy up front Continue Reading

College of Architecture: Reunion

24 Oct 2013 in Architecture&Blog&Collaboration

I just rsvp’d for my 20 year reunion at the College of Architecture at the University of Arizona in Tucson.  I just got totally excited about this when I saw the centrum with those terrific columns they installed when we were there.   The columns are not there anymore.  All the good times came rushing back to Continue Reading

Historic Buckeye Tin Shop: Facade Upgrade

18 Oct 2013 in Architecture&Blog&Collaboration&Commercial Architecture&Planning

Alice Dryer Insurance Building is a project Serbin Studio has been working on for the last year.  If you read last weeks post I talked about the alley improvements along the Benbow Veterans Park.  See the big green mesquite tree in the before and after photos, well that is where the Benbow Park is and the alley Continue Reading

Rethinking an Alley

09 Oct 2013 in Architecture&Blog&Graphics&Planning

Historic Buckeye is starting to shape up in so many ways.  Buckeye Main Street Coalition will be working on the Alley along Benbow Veterans Park.  This alley is top of the hit list for 2013-2016 Design Initiatives because it is at the epicenter for the latest revitalization efforts.  The alley  is the artery for Café 25:35 and Benbow Veterans Park which both Continue Reading

Highest Education: McCord Hall

01 Oct 2013 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog

It was another sunny hot day at ASU campus as I was checking out the recently completed McCord Hall by architects Kohn Pederson Fox Associates from New York.  This brand new building is part of the W.P. Carey School of Business on Lemon and Normal Street *definitely not normal*.   I felt like I was going to get run over by this Continue Reading

This is My Thing: Buckeye

17 Sep 2013 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog&Commercial Architecture&Planning

I don’t have a signature style, but I do have a signature approach to building projects.  I like to pursue projects that I have a fondness for.   A few years back I asked myself what I would really like to work on as an architect and I thought of fixing up historic buildings in Buckeye, Arizona.  From Serbin Studio it takes about Continue Reading

More Palm Trees

06 Sep 2013 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog&Collaboration&Commercial Architecture&Graphics&Planning

I took one of those personality tests this week. Only because it was required by my Executive Forum group that I belong too. I really hate those things.  I didn’t like my results when I read through them probably because they were so right on the MONEY.  My review makes me sound like some superficial name Continue Reading

Finding Color Balance

30 Aug 2013 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog&Collaboration&Commercial Architecture&Graphics

  Whether you know you do it or not, wherever you go anywhere your eyes look for color balance.  This week, I picked out some gems from my library to show color balance in my past travels. The top floor of the Seattle Public Library has great balance of color.   For me, this balance is about complimentary colors playing with one another. Continue Reading

Paving the Digital Way

22 Aug 2013 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog&Collaboration&Commercial Architecture&Planning

    In 2010, Digital Realty, a world wide data center company completed an exterior upgrade on a local Phoenix landmark building.   The building was built in 1947 for the Arizona Republic and then bought in late 90’s by Sterling [now I/O], and purchased by it’s current owners, Digital Realty in 2006.  Isn’t is interesting that the building was Continue Reading