Love Fest: Best of the West Coast

Love Fest: Best of the West Coast

Annenberg Center for Information Science and Technology, IBE Consulting Engineers, Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects
Benny Chan


You asked for it, so here it is: our fourth annual West Coast favorite sources. This year’s list not only includes local architects’ most dependable consultants, contractors, products, and suppliers. It also includes many of our best projects from the last year. It’s a list that we’re especially proud of, and we think it will help architects be prepared as they continue to recover from the Great Recession and actually begin to build again.

Below is a sample listing from AN‘s annual West Coast best of issue. Additional categories include Engineers, Kitchen / Bath, Consultants / Services / Suppliers, Materials, Sustainability, Lighting, Glass, Fittings / Furniture, Curtain Wall / Door / Window. If you would like to purchase a full print edition of this feature, please contact The Architect’s Newspaper at 212-966-0630.


Jaqua Academic Center, Artemide, ZGF Architects.
Ron Cooper

General Contractor / Project Manager


Alonzo Construction
11556 Barman Ave.,
Culver City, CA;
Blach Construction
469 El Camino Real,
Santa Clara, CA;
Bremco Construction
3470 East Spring St.,
Long Beach, CA;
City Front Plumbing
50 Tiburon St.,
San Rafael, CA;
Cordell Corporation
900 Exposition Blvd.,
Los Angeles;


Covi Concrete Construction
621 Reynolds Circle,
Huntington Beach, CA;

Del Amo Construction
23840 Madison St.,
Torrance, CA;
Design Plus Construction
2020 North Main St.,
Los Angeles;

DPR Construction Inc.
3020 East Camelback Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ;
Duran + Assoc
29301 Hillrise Dr.,
Agoura Hills, CA;


Ganco Industries
2220 Revere Ave.,
San Francisco;
GCI General Contractors
825 Battery St.,
San Francisco
3734 Motor Ave.,
Los Angeles;
J. F. Shea
655 Brea Canyon Rd.,
Walnut, CA;

Lusardi Construction
1570 Linda Vista Dr.,
San Marcos, CA;
Matt Construction
9814 Norwalk Blvd.,
Santa Fe Springs, CA;


Metro Builders &
Engineers Group, Ltd.

2610 Avon St.,
Newport Beach, CA;
Morley Builders
2901 28th St.,
Santa Monica, CA;
Nautilus Group, Inc.
1223 16th St.,
Santa Monica, Ca;
RJC Builders
3509 West 6th St.,
Los Angeles;

Sundt Construction Inc.
2860 Gateway Oaks Dr.,
Sacramento, CA;

11777 Mississippi Ave.,
Los Angeles;


Phoenix Biomedical Campus Health Sciences Education Building, DPR CONSTRUCTION, sUNDT CONSTRUCTION, Co Architects.
Co Architects

Del Amo Construction was attentive to schedule and budget, while maintaining a team approach to problem solving which included all stake holders. The project had to be phased to ensure continuous occupancy for the school and involved a complex balance of construction staging and logistics.”

John Enright
Griffin Enright

“Everyone at GCI is awesome to work with! They are all dedicated to providing high quality service regardless of the scale or budget of the project. They are true collaborators on the team and share our goals of providing creative and sustainable spaces.”

Beth Morris
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Sundt’s Sacramento team joined the project in a design-assist role, bringing immense value and close collaboration on an innovative and highly sustainable construction approach.”

Chris Noll
Noll & Tam Architects

“Mark Montoya was my first point of contact when the owners of the Thornton Lofts decided to use Morley Builders for their project. This firm is so professional at absolutely every level its amazing. As an architect it’s a pleasure working with a group that treats you like an equal.”

Michael W. Folonis
Michael W. Folonis Architects