The Best Residential Architects in Irvine, California

Home Builder Digest

November 19, 2019

Irvine is recognized as one of the best places to live in America. Thanks to its business-friendly atmosphere, the town has abundant amenities and intriguing entertainment options to enjoy on a daily basis. Some are well-known, as they are picturesque settings perfect for Hollywood movie backdrops. Alongside these beautiful attractions, this city also has its share of beautiful homes designed by some of the most talented architects in the country. These ambitious professionals are constantly striving to create homes that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

These architectural firms have been in the industry for many years, gathering experience to combine with their unique takes on aesthetic. These architects have come up with designs that are recognized locally and internationally. And their projects have been featured in publications like Luxe, Professional Builder, Architectural Styles, Elegant Homes, and C Magazine. Adding to the beautiful homes these architects create, these craftspeople are also affiliated with industry organizations like the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).


17911 Von Karman Ave. Suite #200, Irvine, CA 92614

KTGY is an international full-service architecture design and planning practice dedicated to home and the mix of uses that create community that has been around for 28 years. This is a short span of time considering that the firm has already won 665 awards and designed 900 homes under the Los Angeles small lot ordinance. One of these beautiful homes is a part of the Capri Collection at Irvine and was featured in The Orange County Register, Professional Builder, and Builder and Developer with its counterparts. A contemporary Mediterranean home, it has several notable features like the two-story formal entry. That door is accented by two elegant curved staircases with direct access to a courtyard that is a perfect gathering space during parties. The home has an expansive great room with a fireplace and numerous windows that open up to neighborhood views.

KTGY’s team of architects is highly skilled in various markets, well-equipped to guide clients through their projects. One of its most experienced leaders is Chairman of the Board Jill D. Williams. She has more than 30 years of experience involving innovative residential and mixed-use architecture and is affiliated with the Home Builders Association of the Bay Area, the North State Building Industry Association (NSBIA), AIA, and the Gold Nugget Advisory committee. David Obitz, Principal and leader in KTGY’s Irvine For-Sale studio brings over 30 years of experience to his role. With such experienced leaders, the firm ranked #34 on the 2019 list of Top 300 Architecture firms.