About Us

Who We Are:
Founded in 2000 by Gerhard Pichel AIA, GPA Architects, Inc (GPA) is a full service firm with emphasis on planning, architecture, interior design, and special consulting services. While we celebrate being known for our award winning expertise in aviation architecture, our experience also includes educational, commercial and residential architecture and related master planning. GPA is registered as a Small Business Enterprise (SME) with various goverment agencies.

How We Work:
Every project is firmly responsive to the functional, programming and business needs of our clients. Working in a collaborative, consensus building process we listen to our client, devise innovative solutions and deliver a high level of design and management services. Our work reflects a strong commitment to sustainability and the belief that design is one of the most powerful tools for obtaining measurable competitive advantage.

Who Are Our Clients:
GPA’s major clientele over the last 10 years are listed below. One of our greatest honors comes from our clients, who continue to return with new assignments.

• San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
• Salt Lake City Department of Airports
• Palm Springs Department of Airports
• United Airlines
• Continental Airlines
• El Camino Community College District
• San Bernardino Community College District
• Omni Hotels
• The LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO)
• Simi Valley Unified School District’
• Standard Aero