When designing commercial buildings, budgetary, time, and material constraints are all factors to consider, from planning to construction. An experienced professional can help you work with the limitations you have and guide you through the entire design process to produce stunning spaces that fit the end users’ needs. 

To help you choose the right designer equipped to handle your building requirements, our team has listed the best commercial architects working in Baldwin Park, California. These firms were selected for their range of services, specializations, certifications, experience, and professional affiliations. Each of these firms has multiple recognitions in the form of industry awards, client reviews, and press features.


Withee Malcolm Architects

2251 W. 190th Street, Torrance, CA 90504

Withee Malcolm Architects uses its prowess in planning, architecture, and interior design to provide clients with informed and responsive service. In addition to architectural design, the firm can assist in construction documentation, sustainability analysis, government agency coordination, and code upgrading. 

Withee Malcolm Architects won a Gold Nugget Award at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) for its work on urban infill housing, commercial, industrial, and hospitality projects. The company is accredited by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association.

Jeffrey S. Lemler, the company’s Director of Commercial Architecture, has extensive knowledge of codes and city processes, which has been advantageous for corporate office, R&D, manufacturing, warehouse, and industrial clients. He is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association, and his leadership has enabled challenging commercial projects to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Director of Architecture Dirk Thelen has formal training in construction technology and has amassed more than 40 years of experience with a broad range of projects, encompassing affordable, set-aside, and alternative-delivery housing. Working as an integrated team, Lemler and Thelen have made Withee Malcolm Architects widely admired for their client-centered approach and innovative design solutions. 

This design studio for Acura Automobiles in the Honda campus is a sample of Withee Malcolm Architects’s work. The project features high-performance glazing, an efficient displacement ventilation system, reclaimed water, daylight sensing dimmers, lighting controls, and numerous recycled materials. The building received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).


NEO & Associates INC.

2115 Huntington Drive, Unit C, San Marino, CA 91108

NEO & Associates sets the bar for quality architecture and interior design services for residential and commercial clients that meet the standards of the USGBC. Its in-house staff has capabilities in energy-efficient design, new home construction, restaurant design, drafting, and space planning. The firm applies the latest Green Building practices and advanced technology in the design of every project, balancing environmental considerations with program and economic realities. Its commitment to creating sustainable spaces is solidified by the owner, Edward M. Osuch, who is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Since 1997, Edward’s career has focused on architecture and design, with a special interest in three-dimensional imagery. He is licensed in the State of California with the California Architects Board. Edward lends his knowledge in 3-D rendering and building design to NEO & Associates Inc.’s collection of commercial facilities which includes 300 Carson Homes. This 300-unit development in Torrance, California consists of a mixture of unit sizes from studios to 2-bed apartments, as well as retail, amenity, and commercial space.


Cataldo Architects

835 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Widely recognized for its architectural design and construction administration services, Cataldo Architects crafts industrial, commercial, hospitality, and residential buildings tailored to clients’ needs. Apart from being well-versed in computer-aided design, government policies, and entitlements, the firm has a wealth of experience using traditional materials in unconventional ways all while exploring new materials. With an engineer on staff, Cataldo is accustomed to working with structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, along with other specialists.

Established in 2003, the company is led by John Cataldo. As a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Construction Specifications Institute, John focuses not just on innovation and creative design but also brings precise technical insight to producing spaces for commerce and manufacturing. This is demonstrated in Cataldo Architects’ work on Perch.

The French-inspired rooftop bistro offers unobstructed views of Downtown Los Angeles and a comfortable space to enjoy them with great food. On the 15th floor, antique-style furniture, plush lounge couches, and detailed woodwork reinforce the old-world French look. The 16th-floor rooftop lounge has ornate furniture and cozy fire pits that make for a more intimate experience. The main bar lies under the 30-foot ceilings, surrounded by vintage artwork, sweeping archways, and a wraparound balcony.


Pickard Architects

13215 Penn Street, Suite 300, Whittier, CA 90602

Pickard Architects is an architecture and engineering firm that envisions and materializes commercial, civic, childcare, and interior architecture. Their work includes new projects, remodeling, freestanding construction, and tenant improvement. The firm has supplied construction management, project management, planning, and entitlement services for private and public clients since 1982, completing more than 1,900 projects during that time. 

Throughout the process, Pickard Architects evaluates and re-evaluates clients’ functional programs, project values, and financial criteria. The early assessment of different systems and design methods is possible with Pickard’s “up-front” conceptualization of engineering of systems and architecture, as well as the order of magnitude cost estimates.

President and CEO David Pickard earned a degree in architecture at the University of Southern California and studied Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. He earned membership with the AIA and obtained a certification as an Architectural Engineer. Having worked as a project engineer at the Koll Company, David’s expansive engineering knowledge brings technical skillfulness to Pickard Architects’ designs. These skills include building materials to construction technology. 

The Pickard team designed building systems for a Sprouts Farmers Market location that promoted the natural flow of the consumer’s journey throughout the entire store. The firm also performed a value engineering review to evaluate the prototype standards. They made recommendations for cost savings and reduced construction costs for the items that were accepted by the owner.


Anokia Inc.

713 W Duarte Road, #G303, Arcadia, CA 91007

Driven by its mission to fulfill client needs, Anokia turns virtual schemes into real environments that excite users, stimulate productivity, and provide value. The firm is adept in all areas of architectural and interior design and construction. Since its founding in 1999, Anokia has completed new construction and remodels for the commercial, residential, industrial, educational, and medical sectors.

Matthew Jeng is the driving force behind direction and design within the firm. He sat for 12 years as the president and CEO of Anokia, enabling the firm to be clients’ strategic partner and an innovator among design firms. Jeng’s collaborative leadership sets Anokia apart, just as his team delivers projects that stand out in the market.

Anokia handled the interior tenant improvement of multiple Club Pilates locations. Each studio achieves an inspiring calm and bright space of personalized nature through the use of wood from the flooring and wall detailing to the furniture and pilates machines. By putting wellbeing at the core of the design, sports practice and architecture come together to create a place where people feel better in their bodies the moment they enter.

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