Firm History

Randal Jay Ehm founded Artek San Diego in 1987, to provide production drafting services to local architects. Growing to a staff of seven, the firm produced construction and design drawings for over 400 diverse projects within four years. Randal’s wife Grace joined us when the firm was renamed Ehm Architecture, upon Randal’s licensure in 1991. We have since completed over 1,400 more projects, without a single claim for professional liability.

Firm Reputation

Ehm Architecture is nationally recognized as an emerging full-service signature design firm.  The award-winning firm is dedicated to design excellence and outstanding client service.  Our success in cultivating long-lasting client relationships since our inception is evidenced by our long history of ongoing work for high-profile residential development, municipal, federal and corporate clients throughout the United States. Clients include State of Washington, City of Seattle, City of Gig Harbor, King County, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego Unified Port District, United States Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Air Force, City of National City, City of Industry, Marriott Hotels, Motel 6 LLC, and Red Roof Inns.  Our vast experience on a multitude of project types gives us a broad perspective that few of our competitors enjoy, and it enables us to identify and resolve problematic issues early in the design process. Our areas of expertise include:

Educational Facilities
ADA Compliance
Site Assessment
Correctional Facilities
Restaurant / Retail
Mixed-Use Development
Medical Facilities
Master Planning
Property Condition Assessment
Reroofing / Building Envelope
Seismic Retrofit
Tenant Improvements
Municipal Facilities
Office Buildings
High-Rise Design
Exterior Renovation
Conference Centers






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