TCA Architects Opens Full Service Bay Area Design Studio

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Chief Executive and Founding Principal Thomas Cox will Oversee the New Full-Service Bay Area Studio; Firm Known for its Complex, Urban Infill Multifamily and Mixed-Use Designs

Los Angeles, CA (January 8, 2013) – TCA Architects (TCA), a full service architecture firm noted as a leader in the development of progressive multifamily and mixed-use urban residential designs, has opened a permanent design studio in the Bay Area at 1111 Broadway in the Oakland City Center, announced Aram Chahbazian, president of TCA. Thomas Cox, Chief Executive and founding principal of TCA, will directly oversee operations of the new office, which will include a full-service team of design professionals and support staff.

“TCA has been always been an active force in Northern California and with current commissions from San Jose to Marin, we saw a real opportunity to create both immediate and future efficiencies by establishing a dedicated office in the Bay Area,” said Chahbazian. “Our studio is known for complex, sustainable, urban infill multifamily and mixed-use designs, and these types of residential projects are driving the future of urban planning throughout the communities of the Bay Area. We plan to become an active voice in the region’s progressive dialogue on the adoption of high density housing solutions, sustainability and efficient access to mass transit.”

TCA selected Oakland’s 1111 Broadway office tower located in the Oakland City Center for its Bay Area operations. The LEED Gold certified, 24-story Class A office tower is uniquely suited for creative space, and features open floor plans with floor to ceiling glass allowing for maximum daylight. Inline with TCA’s urbanist focus and architectural practice, the new design studio will offer direct access to BART for regional connectivity via public transit and the retail and dining amenities of City Square within walking distance. The office will house a full-time team of design principals and support staff, including Thomas “Thom” Cox, founding principal and Chief Executive of TCA, who will oversee the Bay Area studio as managing principal.

According to Cox, the timing was right moving into 2013 for TCA to establish a physical presence in Northern California. “A dedicated TCA design studio in the Bay Area will help us to better engage our growing client roster in the Bay Area and the communities where we will be building projects as we secure new commission. As Chief Executive and founder of TCA, I will continue to work from our Southern California offices on a regular basis, but the Bay Area studio will become my primary office as a design principal. As an aside, now that I am also a newly minted Bay Area resident, I personally look forward to commuting to work via my bike and BART, a luxury of lifestyle that I have yet to be able to enjoy in my daily life.”

About TCA
TCA is an architectural studio focused on designing the next generation of high density, multifamily housing.  Founded in 1993, TCA currently has studios in Los Angeles and Irvine, California. TCA’s portfolio of work includes locations throughout the Western United States and several international countries.  TCA is noted for planning successful urban living environments and adeptly responding to the shift from apartments as temporary housing, to a widely accepted single-family home alternative.  For more information on TCA, its design talent and current projects, visit

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