Nestled at the base of the brilliant Southern California mountain ranges is the second largest city of the Inland Empire– San Bernardino. From regional parks to historical museums, and even its proximity to the iconic Route 66, San Bernardino has a life and vibrancy that you can only find in the cities of Southern California. 

With the energy of this city comes the vitality of its housing scene. From Spanish-style homes to modern architecture, you can find the full range of architectural styles in the homes scattered around this city. Behind these homes are residential architects who see their visions from design to construction. 

The top architects in this list have been ranked according to company profile, experience, services offered, customer satisfaction, awards received, and media features and coverage. With these firms’ unique designs and services, clients are sure that their discerning tastes and preferences will be satisfied, whichever firm on the list they choose to work with. 

Artoo Design S2dio

6277 Hereford Ln., Eastvale, CA 92880

If there is one thing that drives Artoo Design S2dio forward, it is the vision to create the future. Whether a project is residential, mixed-use, hospitality, or commercial, the firm not only takes the reins, but shares them with clients to ensure the total success of their joint undertaking. Behind this powerhouse of a firm is principal Ramy Ibrahim and his team of professionals. Ramy received his Bachelor’s degree and Masters of Architecture from Cairo, Egypt. He has 20 years of experience in the building industry, and was design director for many architecture and design firms.

His team, meanwhile, keeps up rigorous standards, continuing to learn the latest technologies, methods and up-to-date materials and systems in order to apply this knowledge for projects carried out by Artoo Design S2dio. One of the highlights of working with the firm is their dedication to achieving what they call the “Client Total Satisfaction,” referring to the goal of providing clients with incomparable technical full architecture and engineering services. The firm is always committed to representing the client’s interests while assisting the contractor, and as a result, Artoo Design S2dio has gained many impressive reviews from past clients over the years, making the firm the go-to for delivering quality and ultimate client satisfaction.

Miller Architectural Corporation

1177 Idaho Street Suite 200, Redlands, CA 92374

From Utah to Nevada, all the way to California, Miller Architectural Corporation (MAC) is recognized as a leader in the architectural profession. The firm, headed by principal Gary Miller, has an impressive portfolio spanning over 1,000 successful projects of all types. In over 31 years of professional practice, MAC has developed an expertise in all phases of architectural planning and development. 

MAC approaches each project with the desire to service the client’s needs by developing the most efficient solution in terms of economics, aesthetics, and the environment. The client takes on an important role, as they are viewed as an experienced and knowledgeable member of the design team whose needs and opinions are valued as the most important criteria for design.

Pictured is MAC’s work on a 4,000 square foot craftsman-style home, located on a steep and constrained lot. A porte cochere was placed ahead of the garage and in line with the front of the house in order to give the home a much grander scale. The firm used a darker taupe paint and white trim for the body of the house to highlight the extensive structural detail.

Xavier Design Group

11595 Autumn Sage ave. Jurupa Valley CA 91752

Xavier Design Group specializes in all aspects of residential design, including new construction, complete home renovations, room additions and interior home alterations. The firm was founded in 2005 in Riverside, California, and it operates with the idea that good building design should not apply only to the rich and famous. The firm believes in providing a service that will deliver added value to any client’s home, life, and memories. Xavier Design Group’s objective is to make the process of renovating less complicated, while presenting clients with creative solutions that they might never even have considered.

Xavier Design Group loves to employ a modern and eclectic approach to all its work. The firm incorporates contemporary amenities to structures while at the same time maintaining building integrity. Because of this approach to architecture, the firm’s Casa Ole project was previously featured on Home Builder Digest.