For the third time, Westgroup Designs is honored to be named as one of the top Best Places to Work in 2020 by the Orange County Business Journal.

Placing in the top 3 on the list, Westgroup Designs was selected for its quality of Leadership and Organization, Company Culture and Overall employee Trust and Satisfaction. Westgroup Designs dedicates this award to each and every one of its resourceful, collaborative employees who provides the value offered to our clients and project partners every day, who embody the firm’s values with compassion and integrity, and who approach every day with a great attitude, team spirit, passion for design and enthusiasm for discovery.

This county-wide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Orange County, California, benefiting the county's economy, its workforce and businesses. The ranking of the winning organizations was issued in a special section of the Orange County Business Journal’s October 26th issue.

About Westgroup Designs 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; certain that the best results come from a strong partnership with clients, and high-quality work is a culmination of attitude & approach, enthusiasm for discovery and passion for design. WD leverages design as a tool to help clients achieve organizational goals and strengthen business outcomes. The firm’s 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.

We Are WD.

We Design. We innovate every day to ensure that your vision drives everything that we do. We leverage our design expertise as a tool to help achieve organizational goals and strengthen business outcomes.

We Deliver. Most of the clients we started with are still with us, and 89% of our projects come from repeat clients. We know that the optimal solution begins with selecting the right team, who have the expertise, experience and vision, and combine this with the tools, technology, values and integrity to bring it all together.

We Drive Change. For 30 years, our success, locally and internationally, has been the result of more than just the quality of our work, it has been the culmination of attitude, strategic approach and the way we treat our clients. As passionate, committed stewards of the built environment, we practice what we preach and have been named one of the Best Places to Work in Orange County by the OCBJ for a second time as we share this dedication to excellence with our clients and project partners.

Congratulations to David Smith, Ken Ong, Robyn Taylor, Craig Whitridge, Dave Duff and Jon Freeberg on their promotions!

Westgroup Designs is proud to announce the well-deserved promotions for several of our team members! Thanks to the progressive leadership style with innovative approach to design solutions, these invaluable team members continue to chart new paths to improve environments that help people work, learn, serve, play and heal. WD is proud to announce the following promotions:

David Smith promoted to Principal at Westgroup Designs.
With a 35+ year career, Dave has been responsible for a range of diverse, award-winning projects and continues to lead our team through successful planning, design, and construction phases of work.

Kenneth Ong promoted to Associate Principal at Westgroup Designs.
Ken brings over two decades of professional experience and an impressive body of work that includes international high-rise projects as well as mixed-use, retail, commercial office and K- 14 academic buildings.

Robyn Taylor promoted to Associate Principal at Westgroup Designs.
A Certified Interior Designer with three decades of experience in creative workplace, and with lifestyle, health & wellness, and commercial clients, Robyn is regarded as an expert in the delivery of transformational  environments that promote clear branding, learning, collaboration and communication, efficiency and enhanced user experience.

Craig Whitridge promoted to Senior Associate at Westgroup Designs.
Craig offers a vast amount of technical expertise in projects including office, medical, civic, manufacturing, military, entertainment, residential, and school buildings. His dedication to quality and attention to detail have earned him industry praise and recognition from contractors, owners, and building operators alike.

Dave Duff promoted to Associate at Westgroup Designs.
Dave’s 25+ years of architectural experience form the basis of his exceptional expertise and mentorship in design team management, client collaboration, construction documentation and construction administration. His expertise includes civic, K-12, mixed-use, and retail.

Jon Freeberg promoted to Associate at Westgroup Designs.
Jon’s leadership and commitment to modern, sustainable practices across all aspects of the design and construction process have resulted in WD’s most notable high-performance buildings.

About Westgroup Designs
Westgroup Designs (WD) is a comprehensive Planning, Architecture and Interior Design firm with locations in Los Angeles and Orange County. Founded in 1989, WD is a woman-owned business that values passion, integrity, execution, teamwork and an enthusiasm for discovery. We specialize in educational, civic, aviation, healthcare, and commercial facilities, ranging from tenant improvements and renovations to new ground-up buildings and campuses. Learn more about our company culture on Instagram.

Our Irvine office has expanded to best serve our growing practice areas with additional progressive, collaborative spaces, a remodeled studio and new resources for staff to thrive in!

We are looking for highly-skilled architectural and interior design professionals in all practice areas, including K-12, Higher Ed, Aviation and Transportation, Wellness, Commercial and Civic. Experience with Revit is desired, and expertise with presentation deliverables, graphics or 3D rendering a plus!

Show us what you’ve got! Resumes and work samples can be submitted here.

Check out our company culture on Instagram.