Architectural Concepts, Inc. (ACI) Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Architectural Concepts, Inc. (ACI) a San Diego firm regarded as one of the Southwest’s top boutique architectural and interior design firms, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Since opening the doors in 1992, ACI has focused on hospitality, restaurant and commercial markets. Located in San Diego, the boutique firm provides Architectural Design, Site and Building Planning and Interior Design services for a variety of project types.

Top-To-Bottom-Clockwise: Brian J. Giguere, AIA – Margit E. Whitlock, AIA – Yolanda
Campbell, Associate AIA – Jesse Gonzalez and Leslie Michelle Arredondo.

During the past quarter century, Architectural Concepts Inc. has developed a reputation for its professionalism, creativity and vision. With projects ranging from timeshare resorts to renowned spas, intimate lounges and branded hotels, Architectural Concepts Inc. has received numerous awards for its creative solutions in hospitality oriented architectural and interior design.

Margit E. Whitlock, AIA, ACI Founding Principal and Creative Director for Interior Design and Architecture, of the award-winning architectural firm, said, “We attribute our 25 years of success to our proven and defined approach to our practice of architecture. Our ‘Consumer Concentric Design’ process incorporates brand identity development, concept thematics and creative partnership. We take the time to listen carefully to our clients, drawing out their needs and desires. Our goal is to successfully integrate design and business at all levels for our clients.”

Brian J. Giguere, AIA, ACI Principal and Director of Architecture says, “We believe that the process of design should be fun and that enthusiasm shows as we work as team members to create reality from our client’s vision. And most importantly all projects must start with an understanding of the “end user experience” to build a central core concept for the project resulting in spectacular outcome. It takes a positive and flexible team with the right skill set to produce exceptional projects and we’re proud of the team we have at ACI.”

Key team members at ACI include Senior Interior Designer Jesse Gonzalez, Leslie Michelle Arredondo who began as an intern at ACI and Yolanda Campbell, Associate AIA.

“Our firm excels in design,” says Margit. “But as importantly, we enjoy working on projects that take client’s concepts and budgets into account to create beautiful, workable environments in a timely fashion.”

About Architectural Concepts, Inc. (ACI)
ACI is a full-service planning, architectural and interior design firm. ACI primarily focuses on the hospitality, restaurant and commercial markets. ACI has won numerous awards for its work on Cibola Vista (Peoria, IL), Silverlake Sales Center (Atlanta, GA) and Club Regina Cancun, MX. Among its restaurant projects are Social Tap, Ventura, CA and San Diego, CA, Wahoo Taco San Diego, CA and Cosi, Costa Mesa and Temecula, CA. Retail shops include Nicole Miller, Carlsbad, CA, and Warehouse Records, La Jolla, CA. ACI’s principals are licensed architects in California, Arizona, Florida, New York and Texas. For more information about Architectural Concepts visit 4Designs.com or phone: 619-531-0110.