About Us

Celebrating 70 Years of Gruen Associates’ influence on our industry, our projects and legacy of professional talent.

Our Practice

Gruen Associates is one of Los Angeles’ best known legacy planning and architecture firms that can boast a portfolio of landmark projects spanning 70 years. Building on the trailblazing success of legendary Founder Victor Gruen; since the beginning, nationwide and worldwide, Gruen’s landmark buildings and urban landscapes enhance and shape the environment for millions of users. Our professionals provide superior architecture, retail architecture, transportation, urban design, streetscape design, planning and landscape architecture services and solutions that have created multi-purpose, engaging spaces for community interaction, and social and economic growth.

Gruen Associates has been responsible for some of the most significant, complex and challenging projects worldwide. Named the 2015 Firm Award Winner by the AIA California Council, Gruen Associates was awarded this highest of honors by our peers in recognition of our expertise in collaborative practice, a portfolio of over 10,000 projects, and our contribution to the architectural profession and pivotal role in mentoring future generations of architects, designers, planners, landscape architects and urban designers. Singularly or combined, the impact of Gruen’s projects on communities and on the profession is without question.

The firm is led by Managing Partner Michael A. Enomoto, FAIA and Partners Larry Schlossberg, AIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, Debra Gerod, FAIA, LEED AP and Ashok Vanmali, AIA.

In the performance of our services, we use research, innovative design and project management to meet project requirements and economics, as well as to achieve state-of-the-art technical excellence. Our on-time and on-budget performance, time-tested consensus building and public participation processes are integral and the key to the firm’s success. Gruen Associates maintains close contact with each client from beginning to completion of a project by allocating its direction to one of its partners. In this manner, the firm provides personal service, while taking advantage of the wide range of expertise and technical capability of a large organization for the highest quality service for our clients.