Howard Anderson Architecture (HAA), established in 1973 and located within a mixed-use office building designed and developed by Howard Anderson in Del Mar, is a full service architecture and design firm who offers a diverse range of experience in all aspects of project development including master planning, architectural and interior design, space planning, development studies, entitlements and associated permits.
HAA prides itself on our wide array of project experience, From large scale worship centers and aviation facilities, to commercial tenant improvements and residential remodels. We feel the variety of projects gives us a unique sense of ‘big picture’ aspects of a project, such as master planning, to the small details of a project. Understanding the implications of these design aspects over the life of a facility helps manage future growth and plan for long term maintenance considerations.
Our philosophy encourages a collaborative project team approach within our studio, with our clients and with the project delivery team. We feel this environment utilizes the talents and experience of all individual team members and fosters unique ideas necessary to generate the optimal design solution while team collaboration with the client, design consultants and builders, results in an efficient and complementary project.
The HAA architectural team has been working together for over a decade. We are a family that work closely together in our open studio atmosphere which allows for constant collaboration on a project and permits everyone’s strengths to be reflected in every aspect of the process and ultimately in the final product. Our local consultant relationships, forged over decades, value the same enthusiasm of working as a team to create projects that are not only visually pleasing, but also well-built with plenty of consideration given to multiple creative ways of accomplishing project goals. We feel this approach has allowed us to minimize construction changes as we place emphasis in the design phases on exploring multiple ways of solving issues, with project goals, design and budget in mind.
LEED AP and owner of HAA has over twenty-five years’ experience in architecture and project development. Michael has been involved with all aspects of project management, construction administration, planning and design for new facilities and additions with a wide range of project experience from civic and religious facilities, commercial retail and industrial facilities, mixed-use residential/commercial facilities and custom homes.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Design from Arizona State University and earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon specializing in architectural design and master planning within an urban context.
Michael is a registered Architect in the State of California, a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and a LEED Accredited Professional by the Green Building Certification Institute.
Has over ten years of extensive experience in architecture, planning and project development. Jaime’s background includes the design of office buildings, industrial buildings, custom homes, multi-family housing projects, space planning, master planning and aviation projects.
Jaime holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Southern California where he focused on urban planning including foreign studies with the Universitá da Roma and the Politecnico di Milano.
Established HAA in 1973 and offers over forty years of extensive experience in architecture, planning and project development. Howard’s background includes the design of custom homes, multifamily housing projects, office and industrial buildings including interior space planning, communication facilities, aviation facilities and master planning for ski resorts, marinas and airports. For 11 years, Howard was also the chairman of the La Jolla Presbyterian Church Facilities Committee helping to facilitate and realize their campus vision for a new Life Center and Administration building. During this time, Howard was instrumental in hiring and selecting two architecture firms.
Howard holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Southern California.
Howard is a registered architect in the states of California, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, and Utah, and is a member of The National Council of Architectural Registration Board.