Home to the SpaceX headquarters facility, Hawthorne has much to offer developers and business owners in terms of commercial real estate.

We’ve gathered a list of the best commercial architects in Hawthorne, California to help developers and business owners find the right firm for their needs. We’ve chosen these firms for their expertise and reputation. 

Ware Malcomb

915 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2150, Los Angeles, CA 90017

This esteemed architectural planning and design firm has worked with high-profile corporate clients and commercial developers from around the world. With extensive experience in planning, interior design, civil engineering, and branding, the firm is known for delivering projects on time and within budget.  The firm provides the best quality design solutions and seamless management to ensure the successful completion of your project. 

The firm worked on the Benihana Restaurant in Santa Monica. The design folds industrial elements and traditional Asian design influences into red brick walls, exposed pipes, and lacquered wood.  The result is a sophisticated 7,500-square foot dining space with a memorable concept design. 

Ware Malcomb received the 2021 Gold Nugget Award in the Best Mixed-Use Project category for One Paseo and the NAIOP Colorado Award of Achievement in the Industrial Development Project category. They also landed a spot on  Engineering-News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms for 2021. The firm has been featured in Denver Business Journal, Los Angeles Business Journal, and Interior Design Magazine. 

Chairman Lawrence R. Armstrong, LEED AP and CEO Kenneth Wink lead a team of experts at Ware Malcomb. The firm was established in 1972. 

Houston / Tyner Architects

2630 Sepulveda Boulvard, Torrance, CA 90505

Houston Tyner is a leader in hospitality, commercial, and institutional architecture. The firm specializes in large-scale architectural projects, including luxury hotels and retail spaces. Known for exceptional project design and delivery, they have been serving clients in the Hawthorne area for over 30 years. 

They are the firm behind the design for Hilton LAX, an upscale hotel about two miles from the airport. The design draws inspiration from the sleek runways of LAX and seeks to create a memorable experience for travelers.  Highlights include the Executive Sky Lounge, an upscale dining destination with breathtaking views of the Los Angeles skyline. 

The firm won Best Hospitality Project from the Los Angeles Business Council at the 2019 Los Angeles Architectural Awards. It brought home the 2016 Excellence in Partnership Award by HD Expo as well. The firm has been featured in Forbes, U.S. News & World, Maui Time Magazine, and Hospitality Design Magazine

Principal Russel E. Tyner, AIA, NCARB has over 30 years of experience in commercial architecture and design. He also works with various healthcare clinics and nonprofits in underserved communities.  He holds a Bachelor of Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. 

Brooks + Scarpa Architects

3929 W 139th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250

Brooks + Scarpa is a multi-disciplinary firm that specializes in planning, architecture,  environmental design, and materials research. The firm also provides furniture and interior design services to clients in the Hawthorne area. A collective of architects, designers, and creative thinkers, the firm is dedicated to enhancing the human experience through sustainable building design. 

The firm is the recipient of the Smithsonian Cooper- Hewitt National Design Award and the State of California and National American Institute of Architecture Firm Award for more than 20 years of exceptional work. The team blends the principles of architecture, art, and craft to create environmentally responsive designs. 

Their portfolio includes some of the trendiest retail spaces in California. That includes Aēsop’s physical store in DLTA. The team used 6-inch cardboard tubes to create the store walls and furniture and recycled paper to create the countertops. The warm neutral palette perfectly captures the Australian luxury brand’s aesthetic. The vintage-style product testing sinks and natural concrete floors complement the 1929 historic building that houses the space.

Managing Principal Angela Brooks, FAIA has over 30 years of industry experience. She received the National AIA Young Architects Award in 2009. 


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