Chino Hills is a developing city near Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The city’s location retains long-term residents and continuously attracts new ones. When it comes to building new homes, hiring an architect is necessary to ensure that the process proceeds smoothly.

This list features the best residential architects in Chino Hills. To generate this list, our editorial team shortlisted dozens of local architects. Then we assessed each based on a set of criteria measuring each firm’s work history and overall quality of work. 


Aaron Neubert Architects

2814 Rowena Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Aaron Neubert is a prominent figure in the architectural scenes of both California and Nevada. He received his Master’s in Architecture from Columbia University and his degree in art and architecture from the University of Florida. He later pursued studies at the Vicenza Institute of Architecture in Italy to further his skills in the trade. Neubert leads a team of talented architects and seasoned professionals in carrying out complex projects in numerous market sectors. 

Under Neubert’s strict supervision, the firm has completed projects such as the modern home in the photo—a project named the Glass House. The home was built on a sloping lot, challenging the firm creatively and technically. The Glass House has an interesting silhouette and shape and an equally interesting layout as well. This striking project won the AIA SFV Merit Award in 2007.

Anders Lasater Architects

384 Forest Ave., Ste. #12, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Emphasizing space, proportion, light, and material, Anders Lasater Architects is a celebrated architectural firm that has been in business since 2005. Anders Lasater is an experienced architect trained at UCLA and Cal Poly. He understands the nuances of the California residential scene and delivers outstanding craftsmanship time and time again. 

The firm has a strong footing in modern and contemporary residential architecture. Elegant, understated projects—such as the Palm Springs Weekend—are the firm’s signature. The project has a sophisticated appeal, created by the simple shapes and stark tones that define the home. 

Brandon Architects

151 Kalmus Dr., Ste. G-1, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Winner of AIA Best in American Living Awards and various SARA Design Awards, Brandon Architects is a top-tier architectural firm with a strong background in high-end custom homes and a variety of other projects, including boutique hotels. The firm has a stellar reputation and strong links to customer networks in the Newport Beach and Orange County communities. 

Photo by Manolo Langis.

The firm’s President, Christopher Brandon, has been fascinated with architecture since childhood. He carried this dream from his childhood home in rural Oregon to the helm of his own company. The Farm, a reimagined farmhouse in Santa Ynez, is a stylish sanctuary nestled on a hilltop. It is home to builder Andrew Patterson of Patterson Custom Homes. The home borrows elements from contemporary home styles, including clear windows, neutral colors, polished stonework, and a meticulously planned layout.

James V. Coane & Associates

30 N Raymond Ave., Ste. #611, Pasadena, CA 91103

Operating through its Pasadena office, James V. Coane & Associates is a trusted architect in California. The firm is armed with years of industry experience and vast knowledge in niche markets, including historical restoration. Company founder and namesake James V. Coane is a celebrated architect that has been featured in Architectural Digest, Arroyo Monthly, and Hollywood Reporter.

The firm is proficient in a wide range of residential architecture projects. The home can certainly build in classical styles—the Georgian home featured in the photo is a great example. The gorgeous home was completed primarily with fine stonework and its symmetrical structure commands attention. The firm is also more than capable of providing contemporary and eclectic homes.


725 Cypress Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Reliable and imaginative, Laney has rapidly developed a reputation for chic and contemporary residential home designs. The projects of the LA-based architecture firm have been well-received for their progressive design techniques and top-tier service. The Laney team is composed of brilliant architects and dynamic designers. The firm strongly believes that great design comes from strong collaboration. 

As seen in the LA Times, Luxe Magazine, and a number of other publications, Laney creates complex and captivating homes. The featured project is a luxurious home nestled on the California beach. The home was designed with the family in mind: the spacious pool, the function areas, and the open layout that integrates the rooms and areas create a feeling of togetherness.

Paul Brant Williger Architect

110 N Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Sporting over 30 years of experience, Paul Brant Williger Architect is a skilled design firm specializing in luxury and functional residential architecture. He was trained at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture. His designs are in keeping with industry standards and always faithful to the vision of the firm’s clients. Williger also has a seat on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. This strong pedigree has catapulted the firm to prominence. 

The firm’s designs have reached the pages of Architectural Digest, Luxe, and California Homes. The firm’s projects—such as the Mediterranean home featured in the photo—reflect a strong eye for design. The home has a clean look completed by calculated edges and patinated finishes. 

Studio 6 Architects

2753 Camino Capistrano, Ste. #A100, San Clemente, CA 92672

Studio 6 Architects is a client-centered design studio operating with a unique design sensibility and time-tested techniques in design. The firm is led by University of Arizona alumnus Brian Muehlbauer and 30-year architectural veteran Rob Williams. Studio 6 stands out on this list due to its strong eye for design. The 11,000-square-foot Chino Hills home in the photo is a testament to the taste and knowledge of Studio 6. The home reflects the rugged hillside and gorgeous sunsets that the site offers. The beauty of the site led Studio 6 to integrate the indoor and outdoor spaces through continuous palette and material choices. 

VMI Architecture

4195 Chino Hills Pkwy., Ste. #382, Chino Hills, CA 91709

VMI Architecture is a residential and commercial design studio with offices in Chino Hills; it’s licensed in over 20 states. The firm has designed hundreds of restaurants and residential projects and that extensive experience shows in the professional conduct and output the firm gives to its clients. VMI is behind the designs of over three hundred restaurants, and a number of commercial and residential projects. 

VMI’s residential portfolio caters to California living, prioritizing laid back and easygoing function areas, patios, and outdoor spaces over unnecessary home details. The Decker home, an eclectic home in the Golden State, embodies these design ideals. Wood and glass structures complement the slanting silhouette of the home and its unusual form. 

Woodley Architectural Group

2943 Pullman St., Ste. A, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Serving California and Colorado, Woodley Architectural Group is an award-winning design firm well-versed in the latest architectural design techniques. Company principal Michael Woodley has over 30 years of experience working in a wide variety of residential projects. Alongside him is Debrah False, an architect trained at the University of Oregon and licensed in six states.

Woodley has an award-winning portfolio of single-family homes. The Woodley trophy case includes Gold Nugget awards, a Best in American Living Award, and a National Gold Award. The project displayed in the photo is a chic Bungalow home with a gray palette and complementing neutral tones. The home speaks volumes about Woodley’s high regard for both luxury and practicality.