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Nadel Architecture and Planning Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Updated: Jun 16, 2023

Nadel Architecture + Planning, Los Angeles’ premier architecture and design firm is honored to celebrate its 50th anniversary, acknowledging impressive milestones in the firm’s history and looking toward an exciting future of continued architectural excellence and client satisfaction. The anniversary speaks to the firm’s ongoing growth and evolution, according to Greg Lyon, Chairman and Principal of Nadel Architecture + Planning, who has been with the firm since 2008.


“For the last 50 years, Nadel has been L.A.’s leading architectural and design firm, not simply due to the integrity of our work, but our ability to successfully deliver projects through various market cycles that focus on creativity, service, and integrity, all while incorporating cost-effective solutions,” says Lyon. “Our expansive portfolio of projects includes hundreds of retail destinations, multifamily communities, office buildings, hotels, cultural centers, educational institutions, entertainment venues, and healthcare facilities. With every project, we ensure that our work creatively responds to the needs of our clients while staying on top of current trends.”


Since Nadel’s founding in 1973, the firm has been recognized with nearly 100 awards and has forged a strong domestic and international presence within the design community, successfully solving challenging design projects across the globe, from Los Angeles and cities across the United States, to Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and beyond. According to Herb Nadel, the founder and previous owner of Nadel Architecture + Planning, who currently works to secure business opportunities for the firm, the evolution of Nadel symbolizes its integrity as a reputable firm, embracing forward-thinking solutions that have ultimately shaped its legacy—and will continue to do so.


“When I discovered my love and passion for architecture, I made the decision to move forward with pursuing my license. Just 5 years later, I launched my own practice,” says Nadel. “Given our dedication to client service, quality design, and conscientious resource management, we were soon able to develop a trusted reputation that allowed us to successfully scale the firm, deliver dynamic solutions for a wide range of projects, and establish long-term relationships with a variety of notable clients. Through it all, we have remained committed to creating maximum value for our clients through highly innovative, cost-effective solutions, with the goal of always exceeding expectations, and I believe this is why we’ve been able to work successfully across a variety of sectors, build a trusted reputation, and recruit the most renowned talent to uphold the firm’s mission and legacy.”


Some notable and award-winning projects over the years that represent Nadel’s expertise across sectors includes Westwood Center, the West Coast headquarters of Mercedes-Benz in Hollywood, the Futian Sports and Entertainment Complex in China, Freedom Plaza in the Jordan Downs community of Watts, and the Rise Hollywood. According to Lyon, the leadership team at Nadel sets the tone for a strong work ethic and company culture, which has also been integral to the firm’s success and ability to attract the best in design talent.


“The Nadel team is comprised of talented and dedicated individuals from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds that thrive in a work environment infused with independent thinking, innovation, collaboration and personal growth,” says Lyon. “The success of our projects relies on the close collaboration of design leadership, the project team, and the clients we serve. This synergistic developmental process allows for the creation of forward-thinking, highly memorable design aesthetics, which is reflected in exciting, new projects such as the Rise Koreatown, The Gallery Sportsman’s Club & Range, and San Gabriel Gateway,” says Lyon.


He continues: “Looking ahead, we are excited to continue our legacy of delivering cutting-edge projects that prioritize sustainable, complimentary design and meet the evolving needs of our clients. Our overarching objective has always been about people, seamlessly integrating community and creative design to provide enriched experiences and strengthened social connections, positively impacting our community, and maintaining our stellar reputation as a world-class design firm.”


About Nadel Architecture + Planning

Established in 1973, Nadel Architecture + Planning ranks among the top architectural firms in the United States, with a proven track record based on innovative design and execution of urban developments coupled with longstanding, trusted Client relationships. From initial concept design through construction administration, Nadel’s strategic design and planning services deliver the in-depth real estate knowledge today’s developers need coupled with local authenticity as well as creativity and forward-thinking momentum in order to create a highly memorable design aesthetic. Nadel’s leadership spans deep expertise in the areas of retail, mixed-use, multi-family housing, office, sports complexes, hospitality, the public sector, and interiors, offering smart, dynamic solutions

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