The Gateway to the San Gabriel Valley is a diverse, modern city. Here, international restaurants mingle with markets, businesses, and events that take place in the charming downtown Alhambra. Downtown Alhambra also has more than 200 retail, restaurant, entertainment, service, and professional service facilities.

This list of the best commercial architects in Alhambra presents the professionals that have the skills and experience to create Alhambra’s modern, functional pieces of architecture. Veterans of their trade, many of these professionals have worked with well-known brands. Some have also been featured in local publications and industry magazines. With these skilled professionals, Alhambra clients can rest assured of quality builds that are environmentally friendly and reflect the city’s lifestyle.

TWINSTEPS architecture

15615 Alton Parkway, Suite #125, Irvine, CA 92618

From high-rises to churches, TWINSTEPS architecture’s 30 years of experience is clear as day. Ever since its establishment, it was recognized for consistently exceeding client expectations. With its abilities, the firm has been contracted in the healthcare, office, adaptive reuse, technology, and retail sectors. The firm’s designs are known for being unique, creative, and sustainable enough to create a positive impact in their respective community while minimizing the environmental impact of the construction process. The firm is led by company owner Peter Morris who brings 30 years of experience working on projects ranging from corporate high-rises to local churches.

Lee & Sakahara Architects

16842 Von Karman Avenue, Suite #125, Irvine, CA 92606

Lee & Sakahara Architects is a prestigious, award-winning architectural firm located in Irvine, CA with an impressively wide reach.  Established in 1979, the firm has designed various hospitality projects in the U.S. and abroad for numerous hotel brands including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt Regency, Sheraton and several independent owners — many of which have become repeat clients. The company boasts several prominent projects in Southern California but one of the most notable is the highly successful Marriott’s Courtyard Hotel in Anaheim. A six-story structure with 229,000 square feet of space, the hotel has a total of 221 keys and a spectacular water park alongside many other amenities including an elevated swimming pool. It is a great space for families with children or visitors who enjoy relaxing weekends near a water theme park without the stresses of big crowds. The firm’s strengths lie in designing beautiful and functional spaces while practicing sustainability since its inception. Currently, one-third of the firm’s staff is LEED accredited. The firm is led by founder and CEO, Douglas Lee, who has been practicing concept of sustainable design throughout his professional life.

Pickard Architects 

13215 Penn Street, Suite #300, Whittier, CA 90602

This California-based architecture and engineering firm has completed over 1,900 projects over the last 38 years. So far, these projects have included new construction, remodels, freestanding, and interior or tenant improvement for both the public and private sectors. In addition to the traditional architecture and engineering, Pickard Architects also provides its clients with construction management, project management, and entitlement services. With a team highly focused on attention to detail, the firm has crafted a plethora of projects for different sectors not limited to the retail, residential, animal care and control, and even the theme park sectors. The firm’s abilities have been highlighted by the Whittier Daily News.

FORE Architects Inc. 

520 S Grand Avenue, Suite #660, Los Angeles, CA 90071

An effective design process includes both a coherent blueprint and a thorough understanding of the client. FORE Architects is a nine-year-old firm that specializes in crafting distinctive contemporary designs that are simultaneously compelling, cost-effective, functional, and environmentally sustainable. These projects include multi-family housing, hospitality, office, retail, cultural, industrial, institutional, and housing work. Regardless of the project, the firm’s beautiful, modern pieces highlight sharp, clean geometry.

BB Architects Inc.

1590 S Coast Highway, Suite #18, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Since 1977, BB Architects has designed and master-planned several local, national, and international projects. In America, BB Architects is known as one of the leading cinema entertainment architectural firms and is the only female-owned firm on this list. Over the years, its work has included commercial work, entertainment, civic and arts facilities, and even residential homes. As a veteran that has adapted to the industry’s ever-changing industry, BB Architects promotes and emphasizes saving energy and natural resources by using healthier and safer materials for building.