Westgroup Designs pulled out a win for Most Spirited at the annual PeopleSpace 2022 Annual Bocce Ball Charity Tournament at Newport Dunes. With an Aloha theme for the event, our team channeled our 80s vibe to bring Magnum PI back to life! The real winners were all of the charities that benefited from thousands of dollars donated including Autism Speaks, the ASPCA and our charity, NEGU supporting those with childhood cancer and their families. Thanks to PeopleSpace - A Best In Class Haworth Partner for another successful event. Check out our recap video below:

Westgroup Designs and Snyder Langston teamed up last Friday to support Canstruction and the Orange County Food Bank. This year the teams who participated collected 82,000 cans of food, or 51,000 meals for the families in need in our local community.

Deft hands carefully steadied cans of tuna, baked beans and chicken inside Anaheim’s large transit station.

The collection of preserved food slowly took shape into a regal lion rising more than seven feet tall.

The public art piece and four other colossal canned food structures crafted by local architecture and engineering firms will be displayed through Sept. 27 at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center as part of an effort to feed the poor.

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Westgroup Designs welcomes three new faces to our family: John Coons, Principal and Higher Education Market Leader (center); Renee Rose Andrade, Director of Strategy (right); and Rilla Peng, Marketing Communications Manager (left).

John is bringing additional senior leadership power to the team!

John is joining WD with over 30 years of experience in planning, design, project management and business development. His inclusive, interdisciplinary approach has resulted in projects notable for their contextual sensitivity, programmatic responsiveness, economy, commitment to sustainability and award-winning design quality. In his spare time, he and his wife enjoy traveling, attending music concerts and sipping on wine.

Renee is on board to trim our sails to the wind!

Renee brings a holistic approach to strategy with experience in marketing, brand communications, business development, team leadership and organizational and talent management. She loves unlocking vision, creating direction and providing structure, and then seeing creative teams reap the benefits. Outside of work, Renee is dedicated to her husband and 4-year old daughter, “mini me.” Her bucket list includes visiting Angkor Wat, collaborating with Tony Robbins and space tourism.

Rilla is helping us up the ante in marketing and brand communications!

Rilla is a recent graduate from University of California, Santa Barbara with experience in marketing, social media, public relations and graphic design. She holds an incorrigible passion for creation, whether this means painting images on a canvas or computer screen, illustrating concepts through words or animating ideas via speech and sound. When she isn’t working, Rilla spends time with her family, blasts Electronic Dance Music (EDM), visits new eateries and stares into an abyss of corgi photos.

Westgroup Designs was recently named as one of Orange County Business Journal’s 2015 Best Places to Work in Orange County. The program began in 2009 as a way for the OCBJ and Best Companies Group to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Orange County.

Organizations across the county entered into the two-part evaluation process. The first consisted of evaluating each employer’s workplace policies, practices and demographics worth 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey designed to measure the employee experience which was 75% of the total evaluation. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and then analyzed the data to determine who the top companies were. The final ranking of the winning organizations will be released via a special section of the OCBJ’s July 27th issue.


Westgroup Designs is excited to announce that our Orange County office is growing once again.

We are currently under construction on our expansion space with renovation on the current office to begin shortly. Our anticipated completion is early March. As part of our community outreach, we were pleased to be able to donate 3,000 sf of ceiling tiles, lighting and air supply and return to the Legal Aid Society of Orange County. Legal Aid provides free and low-cost civil legal services to low-income families and senior citizens throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties.