Situated in the heart of California’s most productive agricultural region, Fresno is a stunning, sophisticated city dotted with gardens and parks. Fresno is the economic hub of Fresno County and the San Joaquin Valley and has a thriving local economy. The city’s business community has a steady need for new and updated offices that are appropriate for Fresno’s climate and cultural context.
Below is a list of the best office architects in Fresno, California. The architects on this list were chosen based on several criteria, including their background, their design process, and their recognition in the field.
Paul Halajian Architects
389 Clovis Ave. Ste. 100, Clovis, CA 93612
Founded in 2010, Paul Halajian Architects is a young architecture firm based in Clovis, California. It was established by LEED Accredited Professional Paul Halajaian, AIA, with a desire to provide the area with a dedicated, focused service. When working with the firm, clients can expect principal-level care and attention, as Paul works closely with the firm’s architects and designers to design high-performing building projects. The firm also utilizes state-of-the-art tools when providing architecture, planning, and interior design services to ensure that each project’s program and requirements are addressed.
The Mercedes-Benz of Fresno dealership featured here is an example of Paul Halajian’s work in commercial and office spaces. For this 19,729-square-foot renovation project, the team upgraded features of the building to comply with the Mercedes-Benz USA-mandated Autohaus design standards. The team updated the exterior to incorporate the distinct Autohaus façade, including the new colors, corporate signage, and interior amenities. Additionally, the owners of the dealership wanted a way to protect the cars in the elevated parking deck, so the team added a solar array to cover the area as well as reduce energy consumption.
Arthur Dyson Architects
1295 N. Wishon Ave, Fresno, CA 93728
Backed by 52 years of experience, Arthur Dyson Architects is a well-established architecture and environmental design firm in Fresno. It has designed well over 700 buildings and several library facilities. Its wide range of experience across different markets enables it to tackle the particularities involved in designing offices in Fresno, regardless of the project’s size or scope.
The firm’s principal, Arthur Dyson, has an extensive background in architecture and worked with several well-known firms before establishing his own practice. Under his strong leadership, the firm has designed many beautiful structures, some of which have been featured and recognized by ArchDaily, The OAA, Association of Licensed Architects, Society of Architectural Historians, and Yanko Design in 2021.
Above is the DSJ office in Fresno that Arthur Dyson Architects designed. For this project, the designer wanted to combine the 1960s Mid-century Modern building and the modern direction that the client wanted. The resulting office embodies a sleek and modern atmosphere, accented with striking geometric details. The reception area, pictured here, is defined by maple wood flooring, contrasting with the gray-toned, neutral colors of the walls. The neutrality creates a foil for the more eye-catching features, like the geometric maple reception desk that appears to float above its stainless steel base.
2133 Amador St, Fresno, CA 93721
Antoyan Architecture is an experienced architecture firm that has been providing the Fresno area with expert design services for several markets, from simple residential remodels to complex institutional projects. The firm was founded by Steven Antoyan, a certified member of the AIA, the National Council of Interior Designers (NCIDQ), and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Steven’s 37 years of industry experience has been vital to the success of Antoyan Architecture.
The firm’s style spans from serious, straightforward designs to playful and unique creations. The firm provides a high level of commitment to all of its projects, regardless of project type or size. An example is the law office of Baradat and Paboojian, shown here, a clean, white office building with an iconic, Mediterranean-inspired architecture that is characteristic of the area.
Scott Beck Architect
11150 West Olympic Blvd. Suite 1150, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Fully insured and licensed in the State of California, Scott Beck Architect is a full-service architectural design firm that provides reliable design services for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. The firm’s principal, Scott Beck, AIA, is backed by a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience that spans more than 39 years. He has directed the development of several major projects, including structures in the hospitality, commercial, and medical fields. With this experience, he and his team are well equipped to design efficient and comfortable workspaces in California.
Pictured here is an example of the firm’s expertise in office design. The Tower Village project, designed by Scott Beck Architect, is a 115,000-square-foot LEED Platinum office building. Its lobby invites people into expansive and well-made workspaces. The building offers an abundance of natural lighting, thanks to its large, blue-tinted windows that offer views of the surrounding area.
Marvin Armstrong Architect
1640 W Shaw Ave. Suite 102, Fresno, CA 93711
Marvin Armstrong Architect is a reliable firm that offers a full range of services, including site selection, predesign, color presentation renderings, architectural design, construction documents, facilitation of agency approvals, and even construction administration that minimizes unwanted surprises during the construction process. When it comes to designing spaces, the firm does not rely on premade stock designs but anchors all of its projects in the needs of the client and the particularities of the site.
The firm’s founder and owner, Marvin Armstrong, AIA, is a highly experienced architect who has been working in the industry for over 30 years, specializing in architectural planning and design for façade improvements and public art. Since the establishment of his firm in 1987, he has diversified his portfolio, with a stronger focus on public projects, such as parks and art and community centers, as well as city and county public facilities, like the Kings County Health Office shown here.
1465 N. Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA 93722
Established in 2016, iT Architecture is the youngest firm on this list. Over the last five years, iT Architecture has been combining the art of innovative design and meticulous project management, utilizing the founders’ diverse experience in the industry.
Founders Ian Robertson and Todd Clark are joined by a talented staff that strives to meet the ever-changing demands of the market, specific environmental concerns, government requirements, and the context of the project’s neighborhood. Regardless of the size or scope of the project, the firm puts the needs of the clients first and builds excellent working relationships while designing efficient buildings.
Featured here is the Bitwise 41 project. For this project, iT Architecture transformed a 50,000-square-foot building, formerly the Old Spaghetti Factory, into an office building that serves as a home for tech-related tenants. The space includes a conference room, classrooms, a shared lounge, and kitchen space.