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Ehm Architecture, Inc.

National Architecture Firm, Architect and Architectural Design Services

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Main offices in San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle, Serving California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and Florida

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Our 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 completed over 1,500 diverse projects since then, without a single legitimate claim for professional liability.

Founded as Artek San Diego, our firm initially served architects exclusively with design development, production drafting and permitting services. We renamed the company Ehm Architecture when firm Principal Randal Jay Ehm became a licensed California Architect in 1991. We opened our Seattle office in 1994, and became incorporated in 2000. Mr. Ehm is currently licensed to practice architecture in Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Over the past decade, we have established satellite locations in San Francisco, Portland, Las Vegas, Kettle Falls, Kalispell and Orlando. We have spun off the modular construction companies MMP Inc. and ModdLiving, and are preparing for the launch of M for Modular, a modular design-build company using shipping containers as structural components. Firm Reputation Ehm Architecture Inc. is widely recognized as an emerging signature design firm on the national market. The award-winning and internationally-published firm is dedicated to design excellence and outstanding client service. Randal Ehm’s unique and dynamic design palette sets us well apart from our contemporaries. With tremendous experience in many diverse project types, we are quite capable of designing and producing construction documents for any project that you may envision. Our many successes in cultivating long-lasting client relationships is evidenced by our long list of repeat work for public agencies and high-profile corporate clients throughout the United States. Current and recent clients include United States Naval Facilities Command, US Air Force, University of California Irvine, Mira Costa Community College District, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego Unified Port District, Port of Anacortes, City of Seattle, City of Gig Harbor, City of National City, City of Industry, King County, TREATY Enterprises, Academica Schools LLC, King Chavez Academies, Motel 6 LLC and Red Roof Inns.



We are currently working on a ADU project that has some challenges. Randal's team is exceptional at moving through the issues and keeping the process moving. The attention to important detail is outstanding. This team works very well with other people to get issues worked out. They are inclusive, professional, and great to work with. I'm sure we'll have success with the current project.

- Gary Etchemendy

Had an immediate need for a reconstruction project and contacted Ehm Architecture to assess and create a plan and strategy to remediate the situation. After a detailed on-site evaluation Randal Ehm presented plans to the local building department in a very timely manner. The plans and specs received approvals and permits were issued without delay. Construction work commenced within days there after and Ehm Architecture followed up with site inspections to assure the work was completed according to approved plans. It was a pleasure working with such a professional firm and Architect. I highly recommend Ehm Architecture. Thank you Randal for a superb job!

- William Marquis

- Babak Rastkar

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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:

Fancy Facade

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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