We specialize in K-12 Educational Facilities. Our portfolio of projects includes new construction, additions, modernizations (which range from just a few classrooms to entire campus modernizations), and expansion projects. Our experience includes designing and working on a vast array of building types, including wood framed, steel framed, concrete tilt-up, relocatable buildings, and modular buildings. We also have great experience using all types of delivery methods; Design-Bid-Build, Lease-Leaseback, CM-At-Risk, etc.

Please visit our PROJECTS page for more information.


We have outstanding client satisfaction. Every single client we have worked with have come back to us for repeat projects. Our firm has never been terminated or replaced by another firm during any educational or related project. However, we have been hired to finish jobs other firms have started.

For a list of our most recent clients, please visit the LINKS section of our website.


"We have always found the staff of California Design West Architects to be creative, knowledgeable, experienced, and easy to work with. California Design West Architects has an intuitive and sensitive approach to our District's overall needs and the needs to each individual campus."
- Patty McClellan, Facilities Director, El Dorado Union High School District

"I attribute our successful relationship with CDW to their ability to listen effectively to the Districts needs and incorporate those needs into the design of the project. At the same time, they have been honest in conveying information related to what can be accomplished based on the District's budget. They assist in prioritizing the needs of the District wit hthe real world costs of construction."
- Travis J. Kirk, Capital Facilities Project Manager, Merced Union High School District