Strengthening community by designing collective memory.

Westgroup Designs Civic

Valuable public spaces are at the heart of every society’s cultural identity. These spaces celebrate history and art, provide resources for learning and wellness, and embody good governance.

We help our public clients build healthy communities by designing spaces that simultaneous conserve its history and heritage while developing new expressions for current times.

Civic buildings involve a complex process of resolving sometimes cohesive, sometimes disparate, interests of agencies, politicians, constituents, community organizations, and a host of other concerned parties. Our clients return to Westgroup time and again because of our experience working with each of these interests and because we have built strong relationships based on our reliability and ability to deliver results.

Key Contacts




  • City of Compton
  • City of Corona
  • City of Irvine
  • City of La Puente
  • City of Long Beach
  • City of Los Angeles
  • City of Lynwood
  • City of Milan, Italy
  • City of Carson
  • City of Pescara, Italy
  • City of Riverside
  • City of San Diego
  • County of Orange
  • County of Riverside
  • County of San Bernardino
  • County of San Diego
  • Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)
  • San Diego Port Authority
  • San Diego International Airport Authority
  • Superior Courts of California
  • So Cal Gas Company

“Your staff has always shown extreme dedication, professionalism and dependability. Your follow-through, attention to details, planning and coordination have been invaluable and make your firm a ‘problem solver.’”

- Inga McElyea, Superior Courts of California Court Executive Officer
See Our People
+ Civic Projects
% Modernizations
Top Best Places to Work in Orange County
% Staff LEED Accredited and Green Associates



  • Comprehensive Land Use Planning
  • Academic and Institutional Master Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Zoning and Regulatory Analysis
  • Entitlement Processing
  • Facility Planning


  • Facility Assessment and Analysis
  • Pre-Lease Analysis and Test Fit Analysis
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Programming
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Furniture Selection & Specification
  • Art Selection
  • Construction Documents
  • Building Support and Evaluation
  • Construction Administration
  • LEED Administration
  • Post-Occupancy Evaluation



  • Environmental Graphic Design
  • Architectural Signage
  • Print Design/Collateral Materials


  • Sustainability Planning
  • Design Research
  • Community and User Engagement
  • Strategic Visioning and Facilitation
  • Workplace Strategy
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