The Long Beach economy is driven by a variety of economic sectors, some of which date back to the city’s founding and others that have been established more recently. The diversity of the city’s industries has led to its impressive stability. Businesses and organizations in the aviation and aerospace, financial services, health care, hospitality and tourism, oil, technology, and trade sectors are among the city’s major employers.

An industrial architect needs a lot of expertise and experience to turn a new project’s concepts into practical blueprints that can then be implemented. Architects have the professional training to listen to your desires and needs, to assess your site, and to design a structure that fits within your budget and timeline and meets local construction codes. We combed through hundreds of architects to produce this list of the Best Industrial Architects in Long Beach, California.


AC Martin Inc.

444 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

With the same philosophy that guided its work on historic California landmarks, AC Martin continues to create enduring places that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Since its founding in 1906, AC Martin’s objective has been to be at the forefront of design with a sustainable, technologically sophisticated, research-based approach that continues to push boundaries. That belief has led to numerous awards in 2020, including Gold Nugget Awards, the AIA Design Merit Award, and the DBIA Award of Distinction.

The photo below shows one of the firm’s projects with Big-D Pacific Construction on Coast Tropical’s new, Design-Build facility in Union City, California. The overall project size is 84,772 square feet. The firm used concrete tilt-up construction and provided over 17,000 square feet of interior cold storage construction. The facility’s other features include a two-story office, a dock, a dry warehouse, and ripening rooms.


Ware Malcomb

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

Partners Bill Ware and Bill Malcomb formed Ware Malcomb in 1972. CEO Ken Wink and President Jay Todisco, along with a team of skilled design and business executives, lead Ware Malcomb today. Having designed a number of distribution and manufacturing centers over the years, this award-winning multinational firm provides comprehensive design services to a wide range of clients in the private and public sectors, including architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding, and building measurement. It has offices across North America.

The building pictured here is in Carlsbad, California. Ware Malcomb oversaw various aspects in its building process, including the master planning, the architecture, as well as the interior designs for two creative industrial buildings that include warehouse and office spaces. The firm’s accomplishments have been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal, the San Francisco Business Times, and the Phoenix Business Journal.


Withee Malcolm Architects

2251 W 190th Street, Torrance, CA 90504

A professional multi-talented team since 1977, Withee Malcolm Architects offers clients creative energy and personal integrity on every project. Operating from their Los Angeles South Bay office in tandem with BSB Design’s 10 other national offices, Withee Malcolm takes planning, architecture, and interior assignments in Southern and Northern California. The firm has designed a number of commercial and industrial projects all over California, and it has had the privilege of collaborating with companies like Acura and Honda. Withee Malcolm Architects has won various accolades, including the 2019 SAGE Award for the Best On-the-Boards Mixed-Use Project and Gold Nugget Merit Award for Best On-the-Boards Affordable Housing Community.

Withee Malcolm Architects is behind the modernization of the outdated commercial and industrial property on 19500 Vermont, repositioning it as an appealing choice for new tenants looking for office/warehouse space. It offers a truck yard and docks to meet the logistical needs of today’s enterprises. Larger windows are included on the remodeled exterior, which is part of its simple, contemporary design. 


James Heimler Architect, Inc

19510 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 210, Tarzana, CA 91356

JHAI (James Heimler, Architect, Inc.) is one of California’s premier architecture firms for environmentally sustainable design and spatial architectural planning. Many successful commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential projects have been built by their general practice firm. They have the resources to manage projects from start to finish: they provide design, community, and governmental approvals, as well as bidding and construction. They combine sustainable design architectural ideas into the process of integrating multiple design solutions by using passive solar, energy-efficient technologies, and environmentally friendly construction materials. The firm’s efforts in green building have made them one of the top 23 Best Industrial Architects in Los Angeles, California, as listed by Expertise.com.

The project seen in the photo below shows a structure transformed into a high-end corporate showpiece. The facility’s structure, energy and water consumption, accessibility, and a new elevator have all been integrated. The entire structure, including the exterior and interior, now has a modern dynamic style.


Lionakis

4000 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 101, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Lionakis began in 1909 with the creative mind of George Sellon, the first State Architect of California, and has since expanded throughout California and Hawaii. Based on more than a century of wide project expertise, Lionakis is an integrated multi-disciplinary organization that specializes in various major services and markets. Their extensive experience developing industrial laboratories and production centers throughout the state has earned them numerous accolades, including three Honor Awards in 2017.

For this project at the Rongxiang Xu Innovation Center at California State University, Los Angeles, they performed a feasibility study and schematic design through construction phase services. Up to eight modules of four to five wet or dry laboratories, as well as shared autoclave and freezer storage, conference, collaboration, and kitchen facilities, will be housed in the 20,750-square-foot, two-story structure. Each laboratory has all of the necessary facilities and equipment for basic biological research in an open, flexible, and secure environment.  


Olfati Design

5199 E Pacific Coast Highway #214, Long Beach, CA 90804

Olfati Design Group has the vision and talent to bring any project to life, with over 25 years of architectural planning and design experience to back it up. The firm offers full architectural services, including 3D rendering and BIM models, as well as conceptual design, construction documents, plan check, and permission procedures. The firm has completed projects all around Southern California. Ali Olfati, the firm’s principal, has led the firm in various projects, including the one pictured here, a 2-story office 77,000-square-foot warehouse erected in California.


Crane Architectural Group

110 E Wilshire Avenue, Suite 300, Fullerton, CA 92832

Crane Architectural Group has been a dedicated group of specialists providing architectural and planning services to a wide range of clients in the construction industry—including government agencies and private developers—since its foundation in 1993. This AIA-licensed firm is dedicated to design quality and responsive architecture, which has resulted in the development of different leisure and sports facilities. It is guided by the principles of its founder, Richard Crane.

From full-service architecture and building design to green building led by a LEED Accredited Professional on-staff, Crane Architectural Group offers a full suite of services that cater to the needs of every client. It devotes exclusive attention to every project whether it’s a single-family home or a large commercial project. Its staff and consultants provide a meticulous hands-on approach to attain a high degree of quality on every design and provide cost-effective services. 


CDB Architects

215 Atlantic Ave #203, Long Beach, CA 90802

CDB Architects designs spaces that balance the client’s vision with the natural potential of the site. President Daniel Stewart leads the firm, which offers architecture, interior design, and planning services in a range of locations. Highly considerate of client’s needs, budgets, and schedules, projects in the company’s portfolio demonstrate innovative and practical solutions for an impressive range of markets. Warehouses, parking structures, and airports are just a few of their notable projects.

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  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management