Founded in 1991 and based in Irvine, CA, KAL Architects has provided nationwide support for federal healthcare facility A-E design since 1998. From our company’s founding, a major corporate objective has been to provide quality-based design services to the wide variety of public and private sector clients located in our principal service area of Southern California. We have been able to consistently achieve this goal though a series of indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) A-E prime contracts and single-task assignments for multiple agencies and departments of the United States government, as well as local authorities, and private industry. We have fortunately had the opportunity to extend the geographic range of our provided services across the nation.


KAL Architects is a full-service firm with across-the-board expertise that is capable of meeting the facility design and construction management requirements within any healthcare environment. As we also possess a State of California General Contractor License, we have also been able to offer Design-Build services to several of our clients. Our expertise is concentrated within the architectural discipline; however, we additionally employ in-house engineering staff in structural and mechanical engineering, skilled cost estimation professionals, interior design specialists, and LEED-qualified designers so that KAL may offer a compact, efficient, and integrated service team to each of our clients. The level of quality services that we provide may be measured by not only the awards we have received as a firm and as individuals, but also by our repeated selection for continued architectural support by our client base. With our developed and proven protocols related to the production of quality-based plans, specifications, and documentation, we are confident in our ability to meet and exceed the superior A-E design expectations that today’s industry demands. We are a certified member of the Women’s Business Council and are a small, minority owned firm.

Design Build

As Prime Contractor, we have had the opportunity to work on a number of facilities from the initial design phase, through construction. As a full service firm, we additionally hold a contractor’s license to fully be able to carry our designs through to the construction phase. View several of our recent design-build projects by visiting our Services page.

Sustainable Design

As a firm, we value the principles of sustainable design and strive to adhere to the LEED- sustainable principals when undertaking new projects. Over half of our staff is LEED Accredited and many of our projects have been designed to achieve a rating of LEED Silver or better.

Advanced Technology

We employ a variety of state of the art technology to best serve our clients. Not only do we utilize the most up to date AutoCAD software, we also implement the use of the Adobe Creative Suite and REVIT to aid in the creation of detailed, realistic 3D rendering/modelling of our work, as well as Bentley Microstation, an innovative way to integrate traditional 2D drawings and 3D models, providing a seamless transition between drafting and reality.

Security Clearances

We have worked on a number of projects that required an additional level of security protection. As a prime contractor to the Federal Government, we have extensive experience incorporating Anti-Terrorism Force Protection requirements in accordance with DOD standards. In addition, all of our employees have clearance with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and many have been screened by the Government.