Located in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Long Beach is an ideal place for people who want to experience a waterfront lifestyle. With its hip restaurants, nice neighborhoods, and affordability, Long Beach appeals to many single professionals and young families. With a competitive housing market, finding the right architect that can serve all your requirements may not be as easy as you may think.  

In this guide, our team shortlisted the top architecture firms in the city to help you choose the right contractor for your business. We handpicked these firms based on their proven track record of successful projects. These companies have been designing for residential and commercial spaces for over a decade with one particular firm operating for over 40 years.

Innovation & Design in Architecture

115 Pine Ave, Suite #250, Long Beach, CA 90802

Founded in 2010, Innovation & Design in Architecture (IDA) offers complete architectural design services for Long Beach clients. Focusing on the restaurant and retail segments, the design studio also provides branding, interior and exterior design, permitting, and construction documentation services. The multi-disciplinary firm is known for creating exceptional branding for various commercial clients.

Formed through the partnerships of founders Dallas Barker, Geoffrey Lim, Joshua Cool, and Matthew Walsh, IDA provides new, fresh, and innovative approaches to design. Each project is carefully curated to match the client’s specific needs and aspirations. One of the firm’s most notable works is the DECADENCE restaurant located in Hermosa Beach. For this project, the company designed a classic and elegant space combined with vibrant colors, rich textures, and modern accents. The overall vibe of the restaurant provides a unique and sophisticated dining experience for customers. 

Ultra-Unit Architectural Studio

1327 Loma Ave, Long Beach, CA 90804

Ultra-Unit Architectural Studio is a small boutique architectural design firm recognized for its cutting-edge designs. For 16 years, the firm has been creating unique and inventive designs for residential, commercial, retail, and restaurant projects. The design-build firm offers clients an unconventional approach to solving problems using the latest technologies and practices. Aside from providing design services, the firm is also highly experienced in building and constructing various types of structures.

Firm principal Cameron Crockett is responsible for managing a team of creative architects and builders. He is a licensed architect and contractor with over two decades of experience in the restaurant, retail, and commercial industries. The Salud Juice Bar in Long Beach serves as one of the firm’s prominent works. Ultra-Unit Architectural Studio took on the challenge of transforming a blank space into a hip restaurant using a mix of textures and patterns while still reflecting the retro vibe of the neighborhood.

PHX Architecture

9696 Wilshire Blvd, Suite #205, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

PHX Architecture is a licensed architecture firm operating in eight states and one project Internationally. For almost 20 years, the design studio has been delivering high-quality designs catering to a variety of styles and structures. From classic to contemporary designs, the firm has completed numerous projects in the luxury residential, golf clubhouse, restaurant, and boutique hospitality sectors. Each project is curated to create a balance between functionality and the environment.  

With offices in Scottsdale and Beverly Hills, the company continues to expand its services and clientele delivering high standards of architecture for every project. Founder Erik B. Peterson is an award-winning architect and is a recipient of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Young Gun Award and the Master of the Southwest Award by Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine. Most recently Erik was named an “Icon” of Beverly Hills by Modern Luxury Beverly Hills as well as 2019 New Trad by Traditional Homes Magazine. Erik has also won multiple Gold Nugget Awards and over fifteen Gold Nugget Awards of Merit throughout the years. Additionally, the firm has been honored with multiple Golf Inc. Golden Fork awards for Clubhouse dining design as well as Clubhouse Design Firm of the Year by Boardroom Magazine in 2020. The SumoMaya restaurant is one of PHX’s most significant projects and is well-known by the Scottsdale dining community and visitors alike. For this property, the firm combined the elements of Mayan and Japanese cultures to create an eclectic yet sophisticated dining experience.

MAKE Architecture

2664 Lacy St, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Los Angeles-based MAKE Architecture offers comprehensive design services including architecture, graphics, and furniture design for clients across Los Angeles. The firm’s design principle is anchored on providing clients with the most efficient solutions without compromising the design concept and overall look. Each team member actively participates and collaborates with clients to maintain a streamlined process with superior customer service. 

MAKE Architecture was formed through the collaboration between Jess Mullen-Carey and William Beauter. For 21 years, the firm partners have amassed an impressive portfolio with projects spanning from residential, commercial, retail, office, and restaurant sectors. With decades of knowledge and expertise, the firm has received several recognitions including the 2017 Citation Award from AIA Orange County and the 2017 Restaurant Design Award Selection from AIA Los Angeles. The company has also been featured in various publications including Interior Design Magazine for its outstanding projects.


245 East Third St, Long Beach, CA 90802

Established in 1979, RDC is recognized as one of the top architecture firms in Long Beach. Operating for over four decades, the firm has delivered numerous successful projects including the restaurant, retail, hospitality, and entertainment segments. Along with a full scope of architecture and interior design services, the firm also offers conceptual design, site planning, and construction documentation. 

Under the helm of CEO Brad Williams, the firm has announced its commitment to providing solutions to address the issues of climate change. With decades of experience, Brad developed his expertise in revitalization projects and retail developments focusing on both private and public sectors. The District restaurant in LA showcased RDC’s talent in designing exceptional interiors and was awarded the 2016 Gold Key Award for Best Restaurant Casual Dining. The design studio incorporated the use of deconstructed materials and intricate interior elements to produce a modern, eclectic, and elegant restaurant. 


  • Blaine Comeione

    Blaine has served as Editor at General Contractors for six years, drawing from over ten years of experience in construction and real estate. His comprehensive understanding spans commercial construction, architecture, and home builds, cultivated through diverse roles in the industry. With four years at BuildZoom and a background as a licensed real estate agent, Blaine possesses a unique perspective that enriches his editorial work. His dedication to delivering informative content is underscored by his extensive tenure in the field, ensuring that readers receive valuable insights into the dynamic world of construction and home design. Expertise: Architecture, Commercial Construction, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Over 6 years of experience writing and editing in the construction space, Editor at General Contractors, Previous experience at BuildZoom and Keller Williams Realty Education: Ohio University, Bachelor of Science in Human and Consumer Science - Minor in Business, 120+ Hours of New Jersey Real Estate Education, 120+ Hours of Arizona Real Estate Education