Last updated on July 4th, 2024 at 06:12 am

A well-designed office inspires innovation and boosts morale. Creating a space where your workers feel comfortable, supported, and motivated requires an architect who understands how to craft a productive and comfortable workplace that facilitates collaboration.

To help you choose the right designer equipped to handle your building needs, our team has listed the best office architects in Glendale, California. These firms were selected for their accreditations, certifications, and professional affiliations. We also considered the recognition each firm has received in the form of industry awards, client reviews, and press features. We have laid out the range of services these firms offer, their specializations, and the length of time they have been in the industry.

Abramson Architects

5171 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Bestowed with over seventy-five design awards, Abramson Architects designs workplaces, residences, multi-family developments, healthcare facilities, cultural, and retail projects. The firm’s work can be seen throughout North America, gracefully merging the old with the new and catalyzing positive, meaningful change. Abramson Architects recently reinforced its commitment as one of 18 firms participating in the 2020 SoCal National Organization of Minority Architects Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenge by pledging to create inclusive designs.

Founding Partner Trevor Abramson is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a recipient of the Quincy Jones Memorial Award for Design Excellence. His two decades of experience began with single-family residences; he has since expanded his practice to cover ecclesiastical commissions, educational facilities, and various commercial buildings. Trevor’s work has earned him a National AIA Honor Design Award, and he has been featured in prestigious art institution tours and national AIA tours. His leadership has established a culture of design excellence at Abramson Architects, as demonstrated by their work on Sweetgreen’s new Los Angeles headquarters.

The free-flowing layout and open workstations encourage employees to be mobile with their work; they can easily shift from a seated table station to a lounge area. Conference rooms were named and styled after the seasons to tie into their culinary ideology. An open staff kitchen houses large butcher block islands where the staff can prepare healthy lunches together. An outdoor patio connects the two sides of the office with outdoor seating and an herb garden.

Marmol Radziner

12210 Nebraska Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90025

Marmol Radziner is a design-build firm that combines its prowess in design and construction acumen by delivering thoughtfully crafted commercial, community, and residential buildings. Its interior design practice is supported by its competencies in custom furniture design and fabrication. Apart from this, the firm has particular strengths in prefab as well as restoration work, having won awards from the California Preservation Foundation.

Ron Radziner’s construction expertise complements Leo Marmol’s dexterity in design as they lead every project of the firm to completion. Ron carries extensive experience in architecture, interiors, and landscape design; Leo contributes his mastery over historic restoration. Ron serves on the board of directors of the Mojave Desert Land Trust, and the Los Angeles Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves. Meanwhile, Leo is on the Boards of Trustees of the Palm Springs Art Museum and has organized numerous architectural tours that highlight the wealth of mid-century Modernist landmarks in Southern California. The two principals have been elevated to the College of the Fellows of the AIA and are also inductees of the Interior Design Hall of Fame. By managing talented teams of designers and craftsmen, they steered Marmol Radziner in producing the design for the TBWA Chiat Day’s 27,000-square-foot, multi-story office in San Francisco’s Embarcadero District.

Inspired by the history of the site as a city port, curved forms reminiscent of ship hulls act as a counterpoint to the existing volume of the brick warehouse. Double-height volumes and suspended meeting spaces emphasize the vertical connection between floors.


837 N Spring Street, Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Certified by the International Interior Design Association, NAC Architecture is a design firm with over 170 architects, engineers, interior designers, and support staff. The firm has offices in Spokane, Seattle, and Los Angeles and provides architecture, planning, electrical engineering, interior design, and capital facilities consulting. Its inclusive and community-oriented design approach has allowed NAC to earn multiple awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association for Learning Environments. 

President and CEO Dana L. Harbaugh is a member of the AIA and a LEED Accredited Professional. She draws on more than 25 years of experience in leading the design team on educational buildings, residential halls, senior housing, wellness projects, medical offices, and commercial buildings. 

That list includes Blue State Digital’s West Coast headquarters, located on the sixth floor of a historic Art Deco landmark; it also houses the famed Wiltern Theatre. The new office contrasted the raw and unfinished office shell with a bright, colorful, and clean intervention. Whimsical lighting in the conference rooms and lounge area combined with bold, custom casework create a true sense of place. The space is filled with light and configured to allow employees the flexibility to work in different settings and collaborate with ease.

Withee Malcolm Architects

2251 W 190th Street, Torrance, CA 90504

Accredited by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, Withee Malcolm Architects uses its prowess in planning, architecture, and interior design to provide clients informed and responsive service. In addition to architectural design, the firm can assist in construction documentation, sustainability analysis, government agency coordination, and code upgrading. The firm’s work on urban infill housing, commercial, industrial, and hospitality projects led to a Gold Nugget Award at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC).

Jeffrey S. Lemler, the 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 certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Meanwhile, Director of Architecture Dirk Thelen accomplished early training in construction technology and has since 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. 

The Smoky Hollow Office Centre is a sample of Withee Malcolm Architects’s capabilities. The building interior features polished concrete floors, exposed wood beam ceilings, roll-up doors, operable windows, and skylights. The updated exterior reflects the industrial-chic context with a modern mix of metal siding, concrete, and aluminum trimmed windows.


  • Alex Mericle

    Alex Mericle is the Chief Editor at General Contractors Magazine with five years of experience in the construction space. Alex has always had a strong interest in residential and commercial construction and architecture, and he has built up technical experience with building permit data, subcontractor operations, and materials procurement over the years. On top of his experience at General Contractors Magazine, he has prior experience at BuildZoom. His analytical skillset, honed through a degree in Business Analytics from Creighton University and from his work experience, allows him to transform complex construction data into actionable insights and useful, captivating content. Expertise: Residential and Commercial Construction, Building Permit Data, Home Design and Build, Architecture, Subcontractor Operations, Material Procurement Key Highlights: Over 5 years of experience writing and editing in the construction space, Chief Editor at General Contractors Magazine, Previous experience at BuildZoom Education: Creighton University, Degree in Business Analytics