Nestled in the suburbs of sunny California, Norwalk is a densely populated city found in the southeast of downtown L.A. It’s a regionally vital transportation hub and is the midpoint in between thriving business districts, lending itself to becoming a rich location perfect for thriving businesses. 

If you’re looking to build or renovate your office in the area, we’ve gathered a list of the best commercial architects in Norwalk, California. This list was arranged based on the firms’ reputation, design process, quality of projects, and of course, their recognition in the field.

Withee Malcolm Architects

2251 W. 190th St., Torrance, CA 90504

Since 1977, Withee Malcolm Architects (WM) has been providing stellar architectural services to project owners in the area. Its team of 40+ professionals collaborates to offer clients unparalleled commitment to the project, coupled with buzzing creative energy and integrity. With a focus on delivering a well-informed and responsive service, Withee Malcolm Architects provides comprehensive planning, architecture, and interior design services to its clients in its Los Angeles South Bay Office.

The firm is currently led by Dale M. Malcolm and Dan R. Withee, who are both members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED AP), and BD+C-accredited. Dale has a background in Architecture from the California Polytechnic State University. A seasoned architect, Dale is also part of the American Institute of Architects, International Conference of Building Officials, Tilt-Up Concrete Association, and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). Meanwhile, Dan is an Honors Graduate, also from the Architecture program of California Polytechnic State University. He also served as the past director of the AIA Long Beach/South Bay Chapter and is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the Urban Land Institute, and the International Code Council. With such strong leadership, the buildings designed by WM are known for their beautiful blend of function and form. For this, the firm has been recognized with numerous awards throughout its 44 years of service, with the most recent ones being two 2020 Gold Nugget Merit Awards – PCBC and a 2019 SAGE Award.

Featured above is one of WM’s designs found in Norwalk, California. For this, the firm’s commercial team designed multiple ground-up dealerships and sales and service centers for Porsche USA in various locations in Southern California. The team provided architectural and interior design services in all projects and designed locations that eased workflow and efficiency with the Porsche brand in mind. These locations incorporated cutting-edge vehicle servicing technology, all while exemplifying the car brand’s innovative and forward-thinking nature.

SECONEA Architects

12440 Firestone Blvd. Suite 1017, Norwalk, CA 90650

Up and coming SECONEA Architects offers clients a breath of fresh air when it comes to designing buildings. It focuses greatly on sharp project management and client relationships to make sure that the service the client is getting is tailored to their needs and project demands. Even as a new company, it has already established a good reputation for being innovative but ultimately reliable, with a process that is kept smooth and prompt.

This direction is fueled by the spirit of the firm’s founding principal, Young Seop Lee, AIA, LEED AP, a licensed architect in California and New York. His body of work is a product of in-depth research. His interests in the integrations of design, engineering, and greater social and environmental impacts are evident in SECONEA’s portfolio as well. Influenced by its founding principal, SECONEA Architects is driven by a research-oriented design process that allows it to make innovative and well-informed decisions, specific to each project’s needs. The team does extensive research and studies design beyond the conventional so it may better reflect the complex and ever-changing needs of its clients and the users of the buildings it creates. 

A perfect example of that would be this high-tech office in Irvine, CA. The space caters to the state-of-the-art esports experiences that E Arena provides, and this branding reflects on the office’s clean, modern, and futuristic design.

Matson Architects Inc.

13271 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703

Matson Architects Inc. is an experienced full-service architecture firm that designs for commercial and industrial projects in Southern California. Its principal, Jonathan Matson, is a member of the International Code Council, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LA Chapter, the Rotary Club of Bellflower, and was the former President, Vice President, and Director of Cerritos Chamber of Commerce. With his rich background in Architecture and Business Administration, he has been leading Matson Architects Inc. to its success for the last 32 years. 

Plenty of its projects are known for their lovely and practical build, as this new building opened in April 2020 at 13359 South Street, Cerritos. Matson designed this contemporary structure adjacent to the Cerritos Plaza shopping center on a vacant gas station corner property.

FORE Architects Inc.

520 S. Grand Ave. Ste. 660, Los Angeles, CA 90071

FORE Architects Inc. prides itself on its ability to tailor to specific client’s needs and vision. By taking the time to learn about the client, the lay of the land, and the surrounding neighborhood of the project site,  the team creates stylish and innovative designs that remain practical for its users. 

For the last 9 years, it’s been providing the community with unique architectural designs that are compelling, cost-effective, functional, and environmentally sustainable. For example, the Hotel Stanford pictured above is a 10-story hotel and 5-story parking structure set to grace the community of Buena Park, California. It features stylish rooms and lavish amenities like a cafe, a pool, a bar, and a function room. Each of the building’s rooms are tied together by lovely detailing and finishes like custom wood paneling that give this hotel its pristine, elegant atmosphere.