Pictured left to right:  Patrick Winters, Joan Frei, Greg Lyon, Tina Tayag, Mark Mikelson, Herb Nadel and Greg Palaski


Promoting Values in Good Design:  It is our firm belief that process is as important as result.  This is why we at Nadel encourage a work environment that promotes the creativity and aspirations of our people. Establishing a culture of ideas and recognizing the importance of teamwork is the best way to create the vision put forth by our clients. Good design, after all, begins with good ideas. Thus the success of a project relies on the collaboration of design leaders, the talents of team members and the clients they serve.


Always Moving Forward: Our current management team continues to build upon the legacy created by Mr. Nadel over 40 years ago.  With decades of experience in a variety of scopes and contexts, our team leaders encourage a forum-like exchange of ideas as part of the design phase.



Herb Nadel is Chief Executive Officer of Nadel Inc. which he founded in 1973. Mr. Nadel has built the practice into one of the most respected architectural firms in the United States, with a staff of over 100 professionals and offices located in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, San Diego and Las Vegas.


Herb Nadel began practicing architecture in 1960 after attending the University of Southern California School of Architecture. A member of the elite College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, his work has been lauded nationally and internationally by numerous professional and civic organizations. He has been extensively published, and is a sought-after speaker in various professional forums worldwide. Under Mr. Nadel’s leadership, Nadel Architects has developed into a highly respected international design firm with a portfolio of projects encompassing the United States, China, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Europe, South America and Africa. The firm has designed more than 400 office buildings, 60,000 residential units in multi-family and mixed-use developments, and over 75 million square feet of retail space, along with innumerable hotels and resorts, educational facilities, industrial, medical and specialty projects.


As a business and community leader, Herb Nadel has served on a number of very prestigious civic and academic boards, including the Los Angeles Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Committee and the Dean’s Council of the University of California Los Angeles School of Architecture and Planning. He is an active member of the AIA and was Chairman of the Fellowship Committee.


Los Angeles Trade Technical College
University of Southern California


American Institute of Architects
American Society of Engineers & Architects
Building Owners & Managers Assn.
Int’l Council of Shopping Centers
National Assn. of Industrial & Office Parks
Society of American Registered Architects
Urban Land Institute
Building Industries Association
City of Hope
American Cancer Society



Herb Nadel, FAIA – CEO