Company Background:

Samuel Cho, AIA & Associates was established in 1986 by Samuel Cho.
Since then, the firm has participated in numerous planning and architectural design & construction projects in the United State and abroad.

The Samuel Cho, AIA & Associates bring project portfolio that includes mixed-use developments, destination resorts, retail centers, residential developments, military installations, community church, and various design projects.

Our professional services include planning, architectural programming, budget & schedule, design & construction document, construction administration, and Observation services.

Samuel Cho, AIA & Associates understands the private and public sector clients’ financial and budget requirements, management requirements, and project documentation requirements. We pride ourselves in meeting the project goals with extra efforts, if necessary.

Team coordination and communication throughout the project will be facilitated by an ongoing management and design development dialogue between our team and the client. Our team will fully inform and coordinate, according to project schedule, the team effort to deliver the required information, design progress, plan reviews, and construction document progress.

For providing high quality and utmost professional services to clients, Samuel Cho, AIA & Associates has performed constant quality assurance and quality control through the management of the principal in every project and every phase of the work.


Samuel Cho, AIA,
Principal Architect:

Samuel Cho was born in Korea in 1951 and came to the United States in 1970. Since receiving his bachelor's degree in Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, he has accumulated a wide range of professional experiences both in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Cho launched his professional career serving with Ko-Am Co. in Los Angeles, California. During this period, he was responsible for architectural design, construction supervision and management of numerous projects, including shopping centers, industrial and commercial buildings, an exhibition complex, and residential projects.

He then joined O.K. Earl Corporation in Pasadena, California and enhanced his architectural career by working as an interior project designer. There he specialized in space planning and interior design of financial institutions.

In 1983, he joined Irvine Business Group (IBG), Irvine, California, as the director of the architectural engineering department. In this capacity, he was engaged in numerous overseas’ construction projects. As a consultant, he coordinated designs and construction inquiries and also oversaw procurement and deliver of building materials.

In 1985, building upon his range of experiences within the local and international communities, he formed Samuel Cho, AIA & Associates in Los Angeles, California. He has since built a reputation for thorough and professional services with particular sensitivity to his clients' budgets without losing sights of their needs and desires.

During late 1980, Mr. Cho also developed numerous apartment projects. He purchased properties, designed, constructed, and managed the properties.

Samuel Cho is not only the licensed architect in California, but also he is actively involved in the community. He is a commissioner of Community Advisory Committee in Community Redevelopment Agency in the City of Los Angeles. He has also served as the president of Korean American Institute of Architect.


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