Vista, located roughly halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, is the ideal option for people who seek to circumvent California’s renowned traffic. The city is noted for its abundance of microbreweries, restaurants, shopping destinations, and theaters, so there’s plenty to do inside city bounds.

Vista’s economy is strong and stable, providing excellent opportunities for a variety of enterprises. If you want to start a business in this city, here’s a list of some of the greatest commercial architects in the area. The firms were se;ected based on their track records, portfolios, and awards.

Ware Malcomb

3911 Sorrento Valley Blvd, Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92121

Bill Ware and Bill Malcomb established Ware Malcomb in 1972, based on a business philosophy of strong design, superb customer service, and attention to relationships, which remains relevant today. For years, the company has provided innovative retail and corporate real estate design. Its expanding crew of professional design and business experts is committed to bringing excellent design and client service across its locations.

Chairman Lawrence R. Armstrong, LEED AP, and Regional Director for the San Diego Office, Brian M. Koshley, AIA, lead Ware Malcomb. Lawrence also serves on the Ware Malcomb Board of Directors and formerly stood as CEO from 1992 until 2020. He has worked as an architect, a business executive, and an artist. Brian graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  He is a member of the AIA, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).

Davy Architecture, Inc.

1053 Tenth Ave. San Diego, CA 92101

Davy Architecture began providing services to the speculative office, industrial, and hotel development industries in 1984. With projects for the United States, it expanded its operations into the public sector in 1991, serving  Coronado Unified School District and the U.S. Navy.  It expanded its portfolio with the addition of healthcare and critical care design firms in 2012. As the company enters its second generation, it is committed to meeting the demands of its clients and maintaining the integrity of its design.

Members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the United States Green Building Council comprise Davy Architecture’s team. Its core values include dedication, teamwork, and sustainable development, and it concentrates on establishing client relationships and striving for excellent design work. It is also a proponent of LEED Gold certification and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects Consulting Design Architect.

MAA Architects, Inc.

330 Rancheros Dr. Suite 110, San Marcos, CA 92069

Edward Mcardle established MAA Architects, Inc. in Carlsbad, California, in 1989. The company is a small design firm that specializes in architecture, planning, and interior design. Its work is guided by the concept that a place’s environment should influence architectural design, the people who will utilize it, and client requirements.

Single and multi-family residential, mixed-use, commercial/retail, office buildings, medical buildings, industrial, charter schools, assisted living, hospitality, interiors, and master planning are a few of the projects it has designed and built over the years.

Its mission as a firm is to design sites, environments, and constructions that are timeless. It creates attractive surroundings, independent of typology or location. The vibrancy and attractiveness of the built environment, according to MAA Architects, prove critical to a productive and healthy community.

Alpha Studio Design Group

6152 Innovation Way, Carlsbad, CA 92009

AlphaStudio Design Group produces finished projects that surpass the client’s expectations and provide a true sense of home.  The firm’s design philosophy is based on collaboration, with the owner, architect, and contractor assisting  early and regularly. Using this method, it offers  architectural services that answer to the project’s practical needs and create artistically designed, memorable locations. 

The firm’s success is aided by the joint forty years of architectural experience of principal architects Paul Gallegos and Josh Eckle. Paul has vast experience with both new build and remodeling educational projects. Programming, design development, construction documentation, specifications, cost estimating and budgeting, construction administration, and project management are all areas in which he possesses extensive experience. Josh also has experience in a variety of project types. He understands the criteria of accessible design, as applied to school development and the various nuances that a campus must deploy to meet design problems.