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The firm was founded in 1988, by its principal architect, Juan Carlos Ochoa. Mr. Ochoa received his degree in Architecture from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), Mexico in 1982. 


Ochoa Design Associates is a mid-size, multi-disciplinary, and quality oriented based firm in the City of Palm Desert, California. To date, the firm has been commissioned to provide their services on a vast array of projects, from very modest of budgets, to very complex styles and lavish designs in a variety of architectural languages, providing Architectural Design Services for residential, commercial, hospitality, civic, and industrial projects. The firm has realized projects in the Coachella Valley Area, Southern California, Oregon, Colorado, and Mexico.


" ..a good design can help create a positive reaction and affect the well being of its inhabitants.."


When creating our designs, we are very interested in how a space affects (consciously or unconsciously) people, or end-user’s emotions. We believe that a good design can help create a positive reaction, and affect the well being of its inhabitants by using such elements as:


  • The sound of water

  • The aroma of flowers and vegetation in the garden

  • The interplay of light and shadows

  • The color palettes of the natural and build environments

  • The texture and feel of finishes and materials

  • The visual impact of an art piece


All of these elements, when considered in an architectural composition, should affect our senses in a positive manner and make us feel good, making us want to repeat the experience of the space:


We also intergrate up-to-date technology as much as possible, regardless of the architectural languages of a project.


Each new project brings a new set of challenges and a new set of opportunities.


Purity of Character and Style: We like to express the innate character of a given architectural style.

The firm provides Architectural Services that are tailored to meet the Client’s needs which include, but are not limited to;


  • Site Research

  • Planning

  • Designs Schematics

  • Complete Construction Documents

  • Model Making

  • Interior Design

  • Project Representation/Consultation

  • Field Observation/ Project Coordination throughout the Construction phase


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