Last updated on July 4th, 2024 at 06:43 am

Huntington Beach is known, not surprisingly, for its beautiful beaches. The community is also friendly and enjoys incredible weather—in general residents experience a high quality of life here. Huntington Beach also provides a business-friendly atmosphere and offers plenty of employment opportunities for young professionals. The city is an ideal location for people looking to build office space in the area. Below is a list of 10 of the best office architects in Huntington Beach, California. Our editorial team chose these firms for their experience, their excellent portfolios, and the recognition they have found in the industry.

Lorcan O’herlihy Architects

4106 W Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects is an architectural and urban design firm headquartered in Los Angeles. The firm has been in the business since 1994; it provides residential, commercial, cultural, educational, and mixed-use projects across Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, and the surrounding area. For 28 years, the firm has embraced the ever-changing complexities of architecture. The firm has crafted some of the most sustainable and elegantly-resolved designs that meet the needs of clients throughout the state, from art galleries and bus shelters to large mixed-use developments. 

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects has worked with many prominent brands, including Nike, Disney, and Skid Row Housing Trust Management. The firm is led by Lorcan O’Herlihy, the firm’s founder and design principal. He was named as one of the eight “emerging voices” in the United States in 2004 by the Architectural League of New York. He is also a licensed architect in Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, California, and Arizona and is a GSA Design Excellence Program Peer.


32 Executive Park, Suite 115, Irvine, CA 92614

Established in 1991, ShubinDonaldson is an architecture firm with offices in Culver City, Santa Barbara, and Orange County. It provides commercial architecture, residential architecture, planning, and design services to Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Orange County, and beyond. The firm’s creativity and integrity have enabled it to thrive in the industry for over three decades. Through the team’s collaborative effort, it produces well-thought solutions and does so on time and within budget. The firm provides ultimate satisfaction for even the most demanding clients.

ShubinDonaldson is lead by Russell Shubin, Robin Donaldson, and Mark Hershman. Russell is a Southern Californian native born and raised in Los Angeles. He is known for his thoughtful, detailed work. He has led the development of mixed-use, multi-family, and commercial office projects that have contributed to the Southern California landscape. Multiple publications have featured the firm, including Live + Work, Masking, and Residential Design Magazine.

Anders Lasater Architects

384 Forest Avenue, #12, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Anders Lasater Architects is a California-based award-winning architectural studio that has been specializing in custom homes, hospitality, and commercial projects for 17 years. It serves Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, and the surrounding areas. The firm creates great architectural experiences using its mastery of space, proportion, and material. Since 2005, the firm has worked with plenty of notable clients, including Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, Ayres Hotels, Brass Tack, Peter Blake Gallery, Rakuten, TechMD, and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.

The team’s ability to create spaces that simultaneously meet clients’ visions and budgets enables it to provide an enjoyable and fulfilling construction experience to its customers. Anders Lasater directs the firm as CEO. He is a licensed architect in California, Texas, and Hawaii and a Certified Green Building Professional. Anders Lasater Architects has won numerous awards, including the 2016 AIA Honor Award and 2016’s AIA Design Award for Outstanding Renovation.

Studio W Architects

400 Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 1640, Irvine, CA 92618

Located in Irvine, Studio W Architects is a full-service architecture, interiors, and planning firm with a legacy of design excellence and innovating for the future. For over 30 years, the firm has delivered multiple award-winning architecture and facilities solutions, driven by research, lessons learned, and a continued commitment to sustainability. The firm opened its doors in 1989 and delivers architectural solutions for education, civic, commercial, office, and retail projects from their offices in Irvine, Sacramento, and San Jose. Studio W Architects focuses on providing great design with a high level of value and unparalleled customer service.

The firm operates under the direction of Brian Whitmore, Studio W Architects’ president and CEO a licensed architect in California and Nevada. He is also certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional.

William Hezmalhalch Architects

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

William Hezmalhalch Architects is a full-service land planning and architectural design firm delivering relevant and authentic designs for over 40 years. Headquartered in Newport Beach, the firm extends its services across Orange County, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area, offering single-family and multifamily residential, commercial, institutional, urban planning architecture, planning, and design services. Since its inception in 1981, William Hezmalhalch Architects has built solid relationships with clients and become one of the most trusted design firms by multiple agencies.

William Hezmalhalch Architects’ president, Bill Hezmalhalch, has hand-selected the finest professionals to oversee the firm’s operations. With over four decades in the architecture industry, Bill has directed and designed a broad range of residential building types, ranging from custom to single-family conventional homes. For decades, the firm has thrived by investing in its people and embracing state-of-the-art technology.

Wiley Architects

220 Newport Center Drive, #166, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Wiley Architects is a Newport Beach-based collaborative, multi-disciplinary design firm specializing in residential, retail, automotive, workplace, arts and civic, education architecture, interior design, and strategic planning. The firm was established a decade ago and has served Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and beyond. Since 2012, it has produced fresh and inspired designed solutions for a diverse clientele, including corporations, entrepreneurs, and creatives. Its solutions are well-thought and thoroughly researched to effectively and accurately transform clients’ visions into exhilarating architecture.

The firm is also dedicated to sustainable and socially responsible design solutions and is committed to exploring the benefits of reuse, adaptability, and resilience. Annete Wiley is an award-winning architect and directs the firm. She has collected over 30 national and local AIA and IIDA design awards. 

ACRM Architects

1045 14th Street, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92101

ACRM Architects is a recognized multi-faceted design firm providing small to large-scale projects on a national and international level. It was formed in 2002 and remains dedicated and passionate about architecture. The firm specializes in retail, hospitality, restaurants, multifamily residential, office, and mixed-use projects, developing solutions for San Diego, Huntington Beach, and the surrounding area. The firm has employed talented and experienced staff that simultaneously design excellent solutions and remain focused on the client’s budgetary and scheduling needs for two decades. 

Scot McGill is one of ACRM Architects’ founding principals and currently serves as president and CEO. He specializes in hospitality design and has worked with numerous renowned clients, including La Costa Hotels and Marriot International. His unique designs draw inspiration from his travels across the globe.

Robinson Hill Architecture

3195 B Airport Loop Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Robinson Hill Architecture, Inc., is based in Orange County and licensed to practice architecture in 22 states. Although focused on retail, restaurant, hospitality, they are inspired to create public spaces that can provide enriching experiences. They search for a unique project base to sustain their well-versed and creative staff. Their service-first business model is applied at all levels to every project. The design process is site and team specific without pre-conceived concepts, making each project dynamic and unique. This collaborative approach involves all team members, ensuring the best ideas are brought forth to enrich each project.

RHA has 36 years of commercial experience with a portfolio of local, regional, and international projects diverse in scale. Their growing success can be attributed to a passion for architecture and their investment in continuing client relationships.


  • 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