Last updated on May 22nd, 2024 at 06:22 am

Putting together a well thought out design for your office or retail building is key to making your employees feel motivated and attracting new customers. In the commercial realm, diverse groups of people need to be considered, reinforcing how important it is for developers to do their due diligence in hiring a seasoned architect to handle their projects.

The list below describes the best commercial architects in  Cypress, California. These firms were selected for their accreditations, certifications, and professional affiliations. We also looked at each firm’s industry awards, client reviews, and press features. Below, we’ve discussed the range of services the firms offer, their specializations, and the length of time they have been in the industry.

William Hezmalhalch Architects

680 Newport Center Drive, Suite 300, Newport Beach, CA 92660

William Hezmalhalch Architects (WHA) is a multidisciplinary firm of architects, planners, and designers that manage every aspect of the architectural process to fulfill a client’s goals. With almost 40 years in the business, WHA has formed strong ties with subcontractors and collaborated with agencies, builders, and developers through design, budgets, codes, entitlement, and construction documentation.

Bill Hezmalhalch is the President of WHA. His four decades of hands-on experience spans a wide range of residential building types including custom, luxury, and resort properties, as well as single-family conventional, high-density detached, and attached homes. Hezmalhalch is affiliated with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and accredited by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He was inducted into the William S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence as well as the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame. He has been sought out as a speaker at many premier industry conferences and has led WHA into winning a Best of 55+ Housing Award from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

The Little Sparrow Cafe is an outstanding representative of WHA’s long portfolio of commercial projects. Upon entering the restaurant, diners pass through the sparkling bar and make their way through a slim hallway into the main dining room. A quiet air of glamour is emphasized by the repurposed vintage chairs with lush fabrics, silver wallpaper, and period-inspired sconces and pendants. The dining room displays a long banquette and a palette of silver, gray, black, and natural wood as part of the café’s embodiment of the owners’ favorite restaurants in New York and Paris.

Saunders + Wiant Architecture, Inc.

2700 West Coast Highway, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Saunders + Wiant Architects began with Niall Saunders who has been building medical, commercial and residential architecture for over 36 years. He is actively involved with the AIA and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) where he serves as a founding board member and chair of the LA Chapter of RIBA-USA. The NCARB-certified professional assembled a world-class team that provides design and consulting services for commercial, institutional, and private owners and facility operators. Through a research-based approach, Saunders + Wiant Architects handles engineering, architecture, and interior design, site planning, community planning, construction administration, and project management. Clients can also consult with the firm on methods of reducing their carbon footprint, whether it be through reducing greenhouse emissions, or conservation. Saunders + Wiant Architects’ process is tailored around the full comprehension of their vision and seamless intent of the end result.

One of its most prominent works is Spa Gregorie’s which offers modern and luxurious amenities for each and every guest. The massage therapy and beauty treatment spa facility includes a hair salon, a nail parlor, hydro-therapy, a relaxation area, and steam rooms. The facility contains a locker room, a relaxing quiet room, and a bistro/conference room as well.

Kluger Architects

560 N Western Avenue, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Kluger Architects, Inc. specializes in the planning, design, and renovation of medical, religious, educational, mixed-use, commercial, hospitality, and large-scale residential projects. Its services extend from site analysis and interior design to bidding, cost analysis, and construction documentation and management. The firm is capable of providing three-dimensional renderings, furniture procurement, and as-builts, and has achieved LEED certification for a number of its projects. While maintaining ties with the Society of American Registered Architects and the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, Kluger constantly researches the latest design and construction techniques to discover low-cost solutions. 

CEO Charles Kluger draws upon more than 25 years of experience in commercial, advanced medical, and mixed-use projects. He is a member of the AIA and a former board member of the Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce. Certified by the Construction Specification Institute, Charles has won awards from the City of Los Angeles, the AIA Long Beach, and the California Society of Registered Architects. Charles serves as a key contributor to pioneering design innovation strategies for Kluger Architects’ developments, including the Glendora Public Market.

The project is an adaptive re-use of an existing beautiful brick warehouse that is now home to ten food and drinks vendors as a multi-food and craft beer pavilion. As part of the renovation, Kluger exposed and cleaned the original existing brick, sand-blasted the wood rafters, and added skylights and outdoor seating.

DRA Architects

32 Executive Park, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92614

DRA Architects is widely recognized for its commercial, industrial, medical, interior, worship, master plan, and educational projects.  They partner with non-profit groups and developers—including Dow Jones Corporations—to provide clients with flexible services while taking their budget into account. The firm fulfills its client’s needs and maintains effective communication throughout all phases of design and construction.

Carrie Hoshino and Stephen P. Zieg are co-owners of DRA Architects. Their collaborative leadership has set the company apart as a leading design firm. Hoshino, a member of the AIA, sat as the project design architect at DeReverse & Associates and served as a designer at The Arroyo Group. She has over 29 years of experience and has built 100 offices, several industrial and medical buildings, and a number of worship centers during her career. Stephen P. Zieg carries an extensive background in commercial, industrial, and religious facilities. Together they have led DRA Architects through a diverse body of work that includes the United Pacific Corporate Headquarters.

DRA Architects designed the Alton Corporate Center, a three-building campus containing over 230,000 square feet of manufacturing, research and design, and corporate office space. The exterior design is coupled with the contemporary lobby and office space to create interesting design features within a very functional workspace. The central courtyard and building-to-building walkway canopies help to create a park-like setting for employees to mingle in the relaxed atmosphere.

Source Architecture

6101 Ball Road, Suite #205, Cypress, CA 90630

Source Architecture is a leading firm focused on building commercial, residential, mixed-use, hospitality, and government facilities. The firm’s six years of experience and technical expertise have set a high bar thanks to the firm’s consistent workmanship and its attention to detail. The firm’s staff takes a personalized approach, always exercising the highest level of professionalism and providing a level of flexibility that responds to clients’ requirements. Source tackles each project as an immersive experience, integrating structure and landscape in a way that speaks to its surroundings while keeping an eye on schedules and budgets.

As president of Source Architecture, Paul Y. Kim ensures all aspects of the building process are carefully evaluated and the project scope, budget, and schedule remain in balance. His design experience enables him to develop creative solutions that best fit the needs of the community. The AIA member has authored and developed many of the strategies through which Source has fulfilled the specific demands of clients while staying on top of the current trends. 

Paul led his team in building commercial developments such as this medical office building in Westminster, California. The building’s earth-toned exterior blends into the surrounding environment, welcomes visitors, and promotes free-flowing movement. The major corridors are pushed outwards, blocking unnecessary direct light to enter the offices while still allowing ample daylight to filter in through the floor-to-ceiling glass. 


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