Employee and customer satisfaction relies heavily on proper space planning. Whether it is a workplace or retail establishment, all aspects of building commercial real estate properties must be carefully implemented by a seasoned professional—one that is well-versed in designing commercial spaces to ensure a polished, stylish, and welcoming atmosphere.

For this reason, the list below includes the best commercial architects in Cerritos, California. These firms were selected for their accreditations, certifications, and professional affiliations. Industry awards, client reviews, and press features have been taken into account, as well as the range of services the firms offer, their specializations, and the length of time they have been in the industry.


17911 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 200 Irvine, CA 92614

KTGY is a full-service architecture, branding, interiors and planning firm that combines design and technical excellence to deliver the neighborhoods of the future. KTGY’s architects, designers and planners apply modern sustainable practices and impeccable design standards as problem solvers with the distinctive ability to translate an intricate program into a simple solution that meets the goals of clients and communities. Enriched by the depth and diversity of the KTGY team members, its studios are staffed by collaborative leaders who deliver according to the caliber of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Under the leadership of architect and associate principal Michael Tseng, AIA, KTGY has been collaborating with some of the biggest names in the industry to curate spaces that represent their brands.

The work of KTGY includes Cerritos Towne Center, which accommodates three food and beverage tenants serving crowds from the highly dense office complex adjacent to the mall. The building’s contemporary design style complements the existing center, combining natural stone, wood accents and expansive glazing along the façade. Spacious outdoor patios allow for an open seating area where visitors may dine.

Gruen Associates

6330 San Vicente Boulevard Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Gruen Associates is a global architecture, design, and planning firm that has completed over 10,000 projects worldwide. Its in-house workforce is skilled in all aspects of commercial architecture, transportation planning and design, urban design, interior design, and landscape architecture. The company’s research-based approach and project management have earned more than 250 awards from highly respected organizations like the American Planning Association (APA) Los Angeles Section, AIA California, and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Certified by the Mayor’s City of Los Angeles Green Business Program, Gruen Associates is participating in the AIA 2030 Commitment, working toward the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030.

Four partners run Gruen Associates, bringing their creative, technical, and management expertise. Michael Enomoto is an AIA Los Angeles (AIA LA) Presidential Gold Medal Honoree and has served as President of AIA LA, AIA California, and the Asian American Architects/Engineers Association where he continues as a member of the Board of Directors. Like Enomoto, Debra Gerod is a Fellow of the AIA, while Larry Schlossberg and Ashok Vanmali are members. Both Gerod and Schlossberg are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals at the forefront of sustainable design.

Gruen Associates developed theChanel store in Costa Mesa. The space contains ocean-inspired hues, gold-bedecked walls, and pearly-white finishes. The boutique showcases furniture, sculptures, and wall installations from many world-renowned artists. Two dedicated accessories rooms are allocated for luxury handbags, costume jewelry, and sunglasses.

The CBA Partnership, Architects

99 South Raymond Avenue, Suite 104 Pasadena, California  91105

With over three decades of industry experience, CBA is a comprehensive architectural practice that has worked in and around Southern California. Since its establishment, it has collaborated with countless household brands. These include the Unilab Corporation, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, and Minolta. It has also worked on projects for Starbucks and Disney. At the firm’s helm are its principals, John Camianica and Gabriel Baron. Cambianica has practiced architecture for over three decades and primarily focuses on institutional and commercial projects. Baron, on the other hand, specializes in commercial, institutional, and residential architecture and oversees the production of construction documents and construction administration. 

This space for the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) is one of CBA’s finest works. AFM is a workers’ union that represents over 80,000 musicians. The new headquarters houses a series of rehearsal rooms and offices. An existing fuel station area was transformed into a 4,000 square-foot auditorium, while the old car wash structure was transformed into an archive building.

Matson Architects Inc.

13271 South Street Cerritos, CA 90703

Matson Architects Inc. is a full-service architecture firm that provides design, planning, construction documentation, and management services. It is accustomed to managing zoning changes, conditional use permits, precise plans, design review applications, and coordinating all agency reviews. 

As a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the AIA, Matson Architects Inc. consistently incorporates green building design and energy efficiency for its projects. It designs and builds commercial and industrial projects while employing a full team of engineering professionals who are eager to attend to the needs of its clients.

Prior to founding the firm, Jonathan Matson refined his commercial design abilities while working at Hartfelder and Associates as well as Neeley Lofrano Architects. The licensed architect is a member of the International Code Council and is accredited by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He contributed to the Cerritos Chamber of Commerce and is a former president of the Rotary Club of Bellflower. Under his leadership, Matson Architects Inc. was honored by the Cerritos City Council’s Business Spotlight program. 

The Matson Architects’ team made significant improvements to Cerritos Plaza, updating all the buildings and landscaping. The center has five pad buildings with shops and major tenants which consist of a bowling alley, supermarket, drug store, bank, offices, and restaurants. The look of the shopping center was upgraded to a modern craftsman style while minimizing the structural changes to the existing buildings. Additional tenant space was also constructed on the east side of the plaza.

Dream and Space

13903 Artesia Blvd. Cerritos, CA 90703

Dream & Space is concentrated on home improvement and construction, architectural and interior design, flooring, painting and molding, doors and windows, and commercial remodeling. It works closely with highly trained and competent team members consisting of architects, designers, and decorators who are led by David Won Kwak, along with other respected specialists. These are carpenters, concrete specialists, electricians, and framers. Its focused teamwork allows it to serve homeowners with a comprehensive understanding of process from start to finish, correct code practices, and reasonable project schedule at a fair cost. The company prioritizes flexibility and prompt, efficient processes.

The company’s proven project management processes resulted in Asahi, a Japanese style All You Can Eat Sushi restaurant. The dining areas are divided by perforated wooden panels to give a sense of privacy for the booths. The use of wood extends to the seating and wall detailing contrasted by black hues. Vintage Japanese portraits and delicate paper lanterns decorate the interior, echoing the Japanese influence in the design.