Located near the edge of the Mojave Desert, Victorville is an affordable, family-friendly city. Historically, the famous Route 66 once ran through the city, which now has a museum dedicated to it in the area. With a comfort index of 7.2 out of 10 according to Best Places, the city has one of the best weather conditions in the state, which attracts people to visit or settle. If you are looking to expand or establish a business in Victorville, this list has five of the best commercial architects in the city. Specializing in commercial architecture, many of the featured firms have garnered awards and recognition over the past years, with many dedicated to ensuring the sustainability of every project.
TR Design Group
2900 Adams St. Studio A-400, Riverside, CA 92504
Award-winning TR Design Group offers full-service architectural and interior design services. Founded in 1999, the firm has extensive experience in various industries, including commercial, health care, education, aviation, civic, and religious projects. For two decades, the company has provided high-quality architectural services to Victorville, Riverside, and the surrounding areas. As an industry leader, the firm is known for delivering creative design solutions. Its founder and president, Thomas Riggle, is an accredited member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Riggle is licensed in California, Nevada, and Texas, and has 35 years of experience in the industry. He leads the firm in fostering a collaborative approach to completing designs within the client’s concept and budget.
Featured above is the La Sierra University Zapara School of Business whose architectural design was led by TR Design Group under Riggle. The 60,200-square-foot building was created with the intention of creating a gallery-like element on the two-story structure by placing a central atrium. The building also features freeze-dried palm trees, placed inside the atrium, and a ceiling 65 feet high lined with clerestory windows. The design was recognized as the Most Beautiful Business Building in the World by TopManagementDegrees.com in 2014.
15375 Barranca Pkwy. Suite a-216, Irvine, CA 92618
DKY Architects is a full service architectural firm that provides architecture, consulting, and engineering services for residential, mixed-use, and commercial construction projects. The firm’s success over the years is attributed to its dedication to creating creative sustainable solutions while staying within budget for every project. DKY Architects professional staff applies principles of LEED design to incorporate energy efficient and environmentally focused features and systems into the designs.
Principal-in-charge David Streshinsky, AIA, is a LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD + C) and has over four decades of experience in both the public and private sectors. He continues to lead teams through numerous design and planning projects and brings energy-saving features and professional results. Under his leadership, DKY Architects was featured in ReThinking the Future’s list of the Top 80 Architects in Irvine.
The Azusa Pacific University High Desert Regional Campus in Victorville was designed by the firm and was completed in 2009. The two-story building houses classrooms, a library, work rooms, lounges, and offices for the administration and faculty. Aside from parking spaces and an exterior patio, canopies were added to the windows for shade and to blend with the main entrance, as well as for contrast to the white exterior walls.
134 Glassell St. Unit #E, Orange CA, 92866
Prosper Architects is an architecture and planning firm that distinguishes itself from others through its creative solutions and diverse designs. Since 2017, Prosper Architects has worked on commercial, hospitality, mixed-use, and residential projects. Ali S. Haddad, AIA, LEED AP BD + C, leads the firm in creating spaces that provide creative solutions across industries. Haddad is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) and has 15 years of experience in the industry.
Prior to becoming Prosper Architects, the firm was named MAHD Design + Planning. Under this name, the firm designed the second location of Cafe’ De Olla in Los Angeles County. The restaurant design features a 10-foot griddle at the center of the exposed kitchen to give the people an immersive dining experience on top of the excellent Mexican menu. Prosper Architects worked closely with the restaurant’s owners to ensure that every detail in their vision was properly executed.
Omega Design Group
15972 Bear Valley Rd. Victorville, CA 92395
Established in 1974, Omega Design Group offers architectural design, planning, design-build, and engineering services for residential and commercial projects. The firm has designed facilities for well-known companies including Hampton Inn. Its portfolio also includes designs for numerous automotive, religious, office, hotels, retail stores, and educational institutions. Omega Design Group delivers outstanding design solutions that fit clients’ budgets and ideas. The firm’s principal, Michael P. Wauhob, is a licensed architect and general contractor and has previously served as the president of the California Society of the American Institute of Building Design.
Omega Design Group has worked on several commercial projects, including the Ferragamo Building along Bear Valley Road in Victorville. The multi-tenant retail project was completed in 2007, with suites ranging from 900 square feet to around 1,300 square feet in size. The stalls feature front entrances with canopies, which have multicolored ceramic roofing tiles that add an accent to the neutral exterior walls.
2875 Michelle Dr. Suite 210, Irvine, CA 92606
CannonDesign is an Irvine-based firm that offers its clients eight decades of industry experience. Some of its projects can be found spread across the country in several states, including Colorado, Michigan, Massachusetts, California, Texas, and Virginia, and in other countries like India and Canada. The firm creates designs that center around interactions between humans and their environments. Some of its clients come from science and technology, education, health care, hospitality, sports, and civic industries.
With its team of AIA and LEED-accredited professionals, CannonDesign has garnered multiple awards, including Top 10 Most Innovative Architecture Firm in 2017 and 2019, World Changing Company Finalist in 2019, and Top Design Company of the Year also in 2019. It was also featured in several publications, which include Engineering News-Record (ENR), Architectural Record, Building Design + Construction, Interior Design Magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, and ArchDaily.
Featured is the firm’s design-build client, Incipio Group, for whom it designed the new headquarters in Orange County. The building has a total square footage of 45,000 and is divided into workspaces that allow for collaboration and connection. The design also includes a sculpture and furniture made out of baltic birch wood as a homage to the brand’s promise of sustainability. The company’s design received multiple awards from the Design-Build Institute of America in 2020, specifically the Award of Merit and the Design Excellence Award.