Architectural Concepts Inc.

Intelligence Made Visible

Founded in 1992 by Margit Whitlock, AIA, Architectural Concepts Inc. is a creative, diverse, and experienced architectural firm with prodigious talent and dedication. Headquartered in San Diego, we are licensed in California, Arizona, Florida, Texas, New York, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, and NCARB. In 2019, ACI partnered with Jim Heilbronner, AIA, the owner of Architectural Dimensions in Oakland, California. Architectural Dimensions, our sister company, is a highly-regarded hospitality architecture firm with a specialty in entitlements and master planning of large scale projects. Together with Architectural Dimensions, ACI is a regional and national company. From entitlements to occupancy, we deliver the whole project. 

ACI is your design and build collaborative partner, committed to bringing your architectural visions to life from concept to completion with exciting innovation and cost-conscious, down-to-earth execution. Our team is made up of seasoned industry experts. We create exciting and effective solutions that add value and enrich the end-user experience while never losing sight of the bottom line. ACI is known for expertly managing the complex communication and coordination involved in every project, large or small.

Whatever your budget or goals, ACI has the ability to deliver results that will delight and satisfy. Our decades in the business give us the knowledge and experience to tackle any challenge. 

Architectural Concepts Team

Meet the Team

Margit Whitlock

Margit E. Whitlock, AIA

Principal | Creative Director for Architecture & Interior Design

James Heilbronner

James M. Heilbronner, NCARB, AIA

Principal | Director of Architecture

Sergio Larios

Sergio Larios

Senior Interior Designer

Quynh Dang

Quynh Dang

Job Captain

Juergen Zierler

Juergen Zierler

Project Architect

Erika Vargas

Erika Vargas

Architectural Assistant

Shannon Roark

Shannon Roark, Allied ASID

Interior Designer

Let's create amazing places together.