Westgroup Designs Welcomes Architect Chris Taylor to Firm Leadership

As we continue our strategic growth to serve our client base, we are excited to introduce Chris Taylor, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, as Principal to leverage his 30 years of expertise with exceptional design, delivery and client relationships.

“I am honored to join Westgroup Designs”, Chris noted, as “firm leadership has created a great workplace culture focused on the consistent mentoring and empowering of their employees, dedication to meeting their clients’ needs, and an inherent promise to deliver projects that continuously exceed their clients’ goals. I am excited to bring my experience to merge with this agile, collaborative team”.

“Chris has an extraordinary reputation among California’s education and civic clients for his ability to understand their needs, consistently deliver innovative solutions and work seamlessly across disciplines to achieve success on every project”, notes Westgroup Designs CEO, Sima Hassani. “He has developed an efficient, immersive process for planning, programming and design, realizing significant savings of time and money for clients. The hallmark of Chris’ reputation is his commitment to relationships, always putting the client’s needs front and center.”

The addition of Chris to the WD team represents the firm’s commitment to expand and strengthen resources throughout the region. In the months ahead, Chris will incorporate his strategies to build upon WD’s legacy of projects notable for their contextual sensitivity, programmatic responsiveness, economy, commitment to sustainability, and award-winning design quality.

An award-winning architect for several innovative high school designs and a variety of other facilities, Chris is passionate about planning and delivering the best creative solutions for his clients. He is active in the DBIA and has delivered presentations on alternate project delivery, as well as receiving a National DBIA Design Excellence Award and two State Design Excellence Awards.

Westgroup Designs (WD) is a comprehensive Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, and Branding firm headquartered in Irvine, California with both National and International clients and projects. Founded in 1989, WD is a woman-owned business that values excellence, believing the best results come from a strong partnership with our clients, and high-quality work is a culmination of attitude & approach, enthusiasm for discovery and passion for design. Expertise includes projects in Education, Commercial, Civic, Retail, Health & Wellness and Lifestyle sectors from tenant improvement and renovation to new multi-story buildings and campuses.