Known as the financial and governmental center of Orange County, Santa Ana is a beautiful town with lots of culture and diversity. It houses the corporate headquarters of several prominent companies. The downtown area provides both retail spaces and housing. There are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and malls within the area. There are also historic homes dating from the late 1800sListed below are five of the Best Retail Architects in Santa Ana California. The firms were selected for their experience, expertise, and the awards they have received over the years.


245 East Third Street, Long Beach, CA 90802

RDC is a multi-awarded leader in retail design and retail architecture. The firm has 40 years of experience and has developed outstanding client relationships and a profound understanding of the changes that have affected the retail industry. The firm creates places that cater to clients’ needs.

The company earned a spot on the 2021 BD+C Giants 400 list. The firm has also been accredited by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).Brad Williams, AIA, is the Chief Executive Officer and the President of RDC. He joined the company as a junior designer in 1999. He has a vast amount of experience with high-density retail developments, urban infill revitalization projects for both private and public entities, and other institutional projects.

Mitra Esfandiari, AIA, is the Senior Principal of RDC and became the companys’ First Woman Principal in 2010. She also serves on the Board of Directors and as the Chair of the Racial Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Branko Prebandas’ affiliation with RDC started in 1979; he was named principal in 1997. Leading the Retail Studio of RDC, he works with some of the worlds’ largest retailers. He used his experience to create up-to-date processes that achieve goals and efficiently meet the needs of its clients.

Bundy-Finkel Architects

1120 Bristol Street, Suite 120, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Timothy Bundy and Richard Finkel established Bundy-Finkel Architects in 1991. It is an architecture, planning, and sustainable design firm serving Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, and Irvine. Timothy and Richard’s friendship and partnership date back to their time at Cal Poly Pomona. They both came from respected firms and have learned how to design and create production drawings for various projects. 

Since the firm’s inception, it has dedicated itself to providing excellent service and values its clients and projects. It creates and implements works of architecture, emphasizing a classic combination of function and design. It uses advanced design tools in every project and allows its clients to take part in the process from beginning to end.Bundy-Finkel’s work has been recognized by a number of different groups including the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and it won the 1999 Western Builders’ Conference Gold Nugget Merit Award.

Carlile Coatsworth Architects

18600 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92612

Carlile Coatsworth Architects is a mid-sized architecture firm that includes twenty employees, six of whom are licensed architects. The firm’s services include architecture, design, and planning. The clients are offered excellent service and ensure their participation in every stage of the project whether it is industrial, retail, residential, or automotive. The company is more than just an architectural firm; it partners with its clients to ascertain their design and architecture needs, then creates innovative designs to come up with exceptional results.Calvin J. Coatsworth and Jeff Carlile lead the firm. Both completed their education at the California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo with degrees in architecture. They both share a love for architectural design, which eventually led them to start their own architectural company a  decade later.

YNG Architects

1524 Brookhollow Drive, Suite 6, Santa Ana, CA 92705

YNG Architects was established in 2016 and prides itself on designing exceptional projects and guaranteeing that the beauty and excellence of the design are realized in the project. The firm continues to create designs and build projects through its construction company, YNG Construction, Inc. The company’s core values and principles have been its guiding force in exploring a wide scope of architectural designs for the environment.

Yenny Ng is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of YNG Architects, Inc. He was born in Penang, Malaysia and completed his degree in architecture from the University of Nottingham in England. After graduating from architecture school, he worked on projects in the U.K. and Europe. As the forebearer of the YNG Architects, Yenny takes on the responsibility of managing and providing strategic planning for the firm.

The firm has been recognized by the following groups: the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and the Leadership Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED AP).


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