Studio E Architects is an seventeen-person collaborative led by principals, Eric Naslund, John Sheehan, Mathilda Bialk and Maxine Ward.
Based in San Diego, California, the firm works throughout the Southwestern United States and has built a varied body of work ranging from private residences to affordable housing, mixed-use, civic, and urban planning projects. The firm has received numerous design awards, including three National American Institute of Architects Honor Awards. The California Council of the American Institute of Architects named Studio E one of California's Emerging Talents in 1999. Studio E's collaborative approach extends to its successful use of client and community workshops in the design process. The work of the office is noted for its understanding of place, its authenticity and its inventive optimism.