About Us

Puchlik Design Associates is an award-winning architectural firm specializing in Healthcare Institutions, Higher Education and Senior Living. Our offices are located in Pasadena and San Diego with professional staff members that include Architects, Programmers and Estimators. The Principals of the firm have developed a reputation for providing exceptional service for each of our clients.

We are committed to every project and offer an array of benefits from Design Excellence, Technical Innovation and Bid Performance record. As a premier architectural firm, Puchlik Design Associates brings to our clients the following outstanding qualifications:

·        Over 60 years in architecture experience

·        Member of United States Green Building Council, LEED Accredited Professionals 

·        Selected by OSHPD as a plan-checking entity ranked 2nd highest firm in California

·        Founding Member of the American College of Healthcare Architects


As innovators, our mission is to collaborate with visionary clients to deliver creative solutions and meet the needs of a transforming world.



Integrity, Honesty, & Respect
Exceeding Expectations
Quality & Excellence
Innovative Problem Solving


Our One-Team Approach combines Stakeholders, designers, contractors and consultants into one team to ensure the project goals and objectives are clearly defined, understood and fully implemented. We do this by creating an environment of inclusion and active engagement.


PDA aims to improve client outcomes through comprehensive design processes. We take pride in anticipating our clients' needs and ensuring that the design solutions we create match our clients’ vision. 

Excellence Since 1946

PDA is the successor of a long history of partners dating back to 1946, when it was first established as Orr, Palmer, Inslee, Huber & Strange. Since its founding, the firm has provided continuous service on institutional and large-scale projects. For over six decades, our firm has provided excellence in quality designs and contributed to the architectural heritage of the Western United States through its projects. This wealth of architectural history sets PDA apart, especially in the areas of healthcare, higher education and long-term care projects. We understand the importance of creating architecture that will not only answer our clients’ present needs, but will also inspire generations to come. At PDA, we are proud to continue in the tradition of more than six decades of architectural excellence.