Located near the Pacific Ocean, Camarillo is one of California’s top tourist destinations. It has stunning beaches and its excellent location is only a few hours drive from Hollywood. Skiing and surfing are some of the summer and winter outdoor activities that can be done in the area. On top of this, the town has the largest premium outlet center in California. 

Thanks to its lively atmosphere, commercial industries thrive in Camarillo and create the demand for excellent commercial architects who can produce vibrant spaces. Our editors decided to pool five of the most outstanding commercial architects in Camarillo. These architects have impressive portfolios and citations from various award-giving bodies. Included in their portfolio are stunning designs for commercial facilities in Camarillo.

CO Architects

5055 Wilshire Boulevard, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Founded in 1986, Los Angeles-based CO Architects is nationally recognized for architectural planning, programming, and design in the higher education, science and technology, and healthcare sectors. The firm’s specialized expertise includes transformative schools of medicine, advanced research and teaching laboratories, and innovative clinical facilities on higher education, healthcare, and urban campuses. CO Architects has been recognized with more than 175 awards for design and project delivery, including the AIA California’s Architecture Firm of the Year Award. CO Architects has designed major “benchmark” and award-winning facilities for clients that include the University of California system, Kaiser Permanente, and Los Angeles Unified School District.

One of the firm’s impressive projects is Sierra Hall at California State University, Channel Islands, in Camarillo. An undergraduate science building on the historic California Mission and Spanish Revival-style campus, the project is organized around an elevated rooftop courtyard. Its north wing contains interdisciplinary damp labs that can interchangeably accommodate geology, earth sciences, archaeology, and anthropology, supporting growth in any one discipline, or emergent disciplines. The upper floor, containing psychology classrooms, is built with similar infrastructure to enable future conversion to damp laboratories if needed. The south wing contains interdisciplinary dry labs supporting physics and computer sciences. Other program elements include group study rooms, faculty/student tutorial areas, and drop-in student workstations opening onto a demonstration garden. It exceeds California energy requirements by using chilled beams, LED lighting, and natural ventilation, and was designed to achieve LEED Gold sustainability certification. The building won an ENR California Best Project award in the Education category.

RYS Architects

10 Monterey Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94131

RYS Architects is an expert in hotels, retail, and commercial spaces. The firm’s principal, Robert Y. Sauvageau, is a proud AIA member; he has designed over a hundred hotels over the years. He is also a master in handling restaurant, multi-family, and master planning projects. For all his projects, Sauvageau ensures proper execution ends with a high level of quality. As a LEED AP, he makes sure that sustainable strategies are practiced during each build as well. 

Included in the RYS Architects’ diverse portfolio is the Hilton Garden Inn Oxnard. Designing for several Hilton hotels across California, this particular build in Oxnard features an eight-story building that includes 166 rooms. Staying true to the Hilton brand, the firm has helped create hotel amenities that serve both business and leisure travelers. The firm has designed a fitness center, a business center, and a magnificent outdoor pool and spa for the hotel. 

Established in 1989, RYS Architects has professional affiliations including NCARB, U.S. Green Business Council (USGBC), and International Code Council (ICC). This high level of professionalism is reflected in the architecture and planning services the firm offers.

BBA Architecture

340 N Westlake Boulevard, Suite 250, Westlake Village, CA 91362

Founded in 1987, BBA Architecture is a firm with mastery in handling complex projects. It is a leader in design and planning services for commercial institutions and mixed-use facilities. The firm is known for expertly designing cinema and entertainment centers, handling numerous projects across the United States. The firm is also responsible for creating some very large office complexes in Southern California.

Located in Camarillo, Sun Air Office and Hangar is one of BBA Architecture’s outstanding projects. This 61,634-square-foot corporate hangar features corporate jet maintenance facilities, carports, and offices. With an existing lounge and corporate offices, the firm has masterfully selected the materials that match the previously existing spaces.

The firm has collected a number of accolades, including the 2017 Citation Award from the American Institute of Architects, Ventura County Design Awards. The firm has been featured in local publications such as the PR Newswire, Ventura County Star, and Thousand Oaks Acorn. Behind the firm’s strong reputation is company president Francisco Behr. Behr is an AIA member and a LEED AP. He shares his knowledge and expertise with the firm as well as UCLA Extension’s Landscape Architecture Department in his role as an instructor.