TCA Architects Expands Hospitality Practice Group

TCA Architects, Oakland, Irvine,The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, Huntington Beach
Bill Nord

(Oakland, CA) – TCA Architects, a multi-disciplinary architectural and design firm in Oakland, CA, has just hired renowned architect, William Nord, AIA, LEED AP, to the firm as Principal and Hospitality Practice Leader; and Paul Adamson, FAIA, LEED AP as Hospitality Studio Director, announced TCA Architects President Aram Chahbazian. Operating from TCA’s Irvine, CA office, Nord will leverage more than 30 years of collaborative international design and design-management experience across sectors from luxury hotels and resorts to large-scale urban mixed-use projects. Adamson will operate out of the firm’s Oakland, CA office, bringing more than 20 years of high-profile hospitality experience to the firm.

Bill Nord
Bill Nord

According to Chahbazian, “Bill Nord brings first-rate credentials and an extraordinary breadth of experience in the hospitality sector, which when combined with Paul Adamson’s experience, provides TCA Architects’ hospitality clients with unparalleled knowledge and expertise.”

Prior to joining TCA, Nord was President of NORD Architects, which focused on luxury hotels and resorts. He also held a leadership role with WATG’s architectural practice in Irvine. A few of Nord’s past projects includes Encore at Wynn Las Vegas; The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, CA; Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; and extensive renovation of the historic resort, The Breakers, in Palm Beach, FL.

“I have worked with a number of talented architects throughout my career, but have never seen a firm’s design process evolve with a sensitivity to project objectives combined with the latest emerging technical and social trends at such a high level,” offered Nord.  “I am excited by the opportunity to collaborate with such a gifted and committed team that is eager to expand their footprint in the hospitality sector.”

Paul Adamson
Paul Adamson

Studio Director Paul Adamson’s two decades of experience includes design work on San Francisco landmarks such as the Intercontinental Hotel, the Fairmont Heritage Place at Ghirardelli Square, and the W Hotel.

Prior to TCA, Mr. Adamson was a Senior Associate at Hornberger + Worstell Architects, recognized for their design and master planning of destination resorts, conference hotels and wellness facilities.  His architecture experience also includes Mixed-Use, Residential and Retail as well as Civic, University Student Life and housing Facilities, Adaptive Re-use and Historic Preservation.

For more information on TCA’s hospitality projects, contact Melissa Pastula at 949/862-0270 or

About TCA Architects
Founded in 1993, TCA Architects specializes in the planning and design of next generation, high density, multifamily housing and signature hospitality developments – taking pride in shaping quality living environments for everyone. The firm’s collaborative approach and industry leading technological expertise have resulted in award-winning, sustainable projects that respect both the communities in which they are located, and the environment. With studios in Los Angeles, Irvine and Oakland, California, TCA Architects has been recognized for their industry leading expertise in master planning and design for a variety of multifamily, hospitality and mixed-use projects. With more than 20,000 residences currently in development, TCA Architects is one of California’s fastest growing architectural firms. For more information on the firm, its design talent and current projects, visit

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