James Heimler, Architect, Inc.

James Heimler, Architect, Inc. is one of the leading architecture firms in California for environmentally sustainable design practices and spatial architectural planning. Our general practice firm has developed many successful commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects.

JHAI

James Heimler, Architect, Inc. is one of the leading architecture firms in California for environmentally sustainable design practices and spatial architectural planning. Our general practice firm has developed many successful commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects.

James Heimler, Architect, Inc.

James Heimler, Architect, Inc. is one of the leading architecture firms in California for environmentally sustainable design practices and spatial architectural planning. Our general practice firm has developed many successful commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects.

JHAI

James Heimler, Architect, Inc. is one of the leading architecture firms in California for environmentally sustainable design practices and spatial architectural planning. Our general practice firm has developed many successful commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects.
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Why JHAI?

We can coordinate your project from its initial inception through design, community, governmental approvals, bidding and construction. In the process of integrating different design solutions, we incorporate sustainable design architectural principles through passive solar, energy-efficient systems and earth friendly building materials.
Chatsworth, CA

Shepherd of the Hills

Mega Church Expansion including: NBA Basketball Gymnasium, Youth Center, & Recording Studio
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Valencia, CA

Valencia Wine

Care for a drink? Check out this wine club and tasting bar!
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Sherman Oaks, CA

ACF Property Management

New sustainable feng shui office building with 2 biospheres and multiple water features
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Woodland Hills, CA

Colarossi Residence

Enjoy the differentiation of space with this remodel of spaces & natural lighting
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Encinos, CA

Los Encinos Private School

50's apartment syle for a new remodel for a private school & new building facade
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Callabasas, CA

Roger Residence

Romeo and Juliet mission style balcony view from masters befroom addition to living room
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Callabasas, CA

Radder Residence

See how open & expansive the view is? Hey Jim, look how open and expansive the view is!
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Hollywood, CA

Hollywood Camera

You can jazz up an entry to a motion-picture camera rental office!
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Mammoth Lakes, CA

Heideman Chalet

Major home hillside addition & remodel. How would you like your set within the forest?
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Hollywood, CA

Champley Residence

Hillside 2-storey addition & remodel. If you're going to have an entry, go for it!
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Winnetka, CA

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

Church expansion remodel using traditional Lutheran context on a corner lot
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Pamona, CA

Mayfair Hotel

Historic hotel conversion & expansion for new mixed-use retail & housing development
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Los Angeles, CA

MacClay multi-family residence

New mixed use 133 unit apartment, 12,000 s.f retail with 2 levels of subterranean parking. 9 conditional use issues were approved thru neighborhood & city planning. First time at hearings.
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Encino, CA

Scotty Building

Sustainable earthquake replacement of 2-story mixed use retail offices and above repairs to 5-story office building and bridge

They all say “it’s like walking at home”

Coming out of the Northridge earthquake, the 5 story building was saved and replaced

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Los Angeles, CA

Globe Stainless Warehouse

Check out this clean industrial interior!
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Sherman Oaks, CA

Noble House Condo

New 3 unit condo over naturally lighted subterranean parking with all custom units entered from entry courtyard.
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Simi Valley, CA

Dwyer Residence

If you’re going to expand your home, do it the Tuscan way Feel it!
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Studio City, CA

Heideman Residence

There's nothing like having a greenhouse within a forest!
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Chatsworth, CA

Shepherd of the Hills

Mega Church Expansion including: NBA Basketball Gymnasium, Youth Center, & Recording Studio
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San Fernando, CA

Hellen Keller Park Center

Park setting for a sustainable Community Center
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Studio City, CA

Radder Residence

New hillside estate addition and remodel with new photovoltaic roof-top system.
Let's expand on traditional aesthetics.
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Studio City, CA

Cirrus Management, Moorpark Residences

This fare lift converts an old apartment to today's groove!
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Sherman Oaks, CA

Cafe Bizou

Exterior patio dining experience gives the old world new flavor!
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Encino, CA

Scotty Building

We treated the entry lobby as a courtyard Anti-Room prior to going to work
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Los Angeles, CA

Globe Stainless Warehouse

Industrial uses on corner commercial lots have many city planning interpretations
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Woodland Hills, CA

Heimler Residence

New master suite with great views and natural light of many defined special uses.
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Los Angeles, CA

Legacy/Mitchell

This private, repurposed corporate headquarters has roof-top parking and an expansive open-air showroom.
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Pacific Pallisades, CA

Zeilon Residence

Expansive ocean views, even in the master bath!
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Our Projects

JHAI's wide range of over 3500 projects includes experience with institutional, commercial, mixed-use, industrial, tenant improvement, space planning, as well as single and multi-family residential clients. Each of these collaborations has furthered our understanding of what sets us apart from our competitors. Our success in helping each client achieve their organization’s goals speaks for itself

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Testimonials

"It was important to me that we somehow enhance the appearance of our building so that attention be drawn to it. Your creation has certainly attained that goal."
“Mr. Heimler has deep commitment to the improvements of the environment, as well as preserving the Nation’s and the World’s natural resources. He has demonstrated this commitment by serving on a number of volunteer committees in the Los Angeles community and by donating his time and effort to actively support this philosophy.”
"Immediately responded to all my questions and concerns... knowledgeable answers to my questions, and proceeded in an expedient manner."
“He has served both as pro bono advisor on architectural matters and as an active participants in committee discussions. It is through such voluntary efforts by architects that we have come so far into defining streetscapes issues and finding solutions. I wish to commend Mr. Heimler professionalism and civic-mindedness to your consideration.”
“I would also like to mention what a wonderful experience it was to work with James Heimler architectural firm. Jim’s incredible thoroughness, calming nature and unique and easy going manner contributed so much to the positive resolution of this problem. I know he was always there when we needed him and I’m proud to recommend him to anyone."
"Your design ideas and technical coordination were a real service to us. You made the permitting process seem easy, even for our complex hillside additions."
"Thank you so much for your great advice on remodeling my new home in the Port Hueneme area. Your advice to finish the renovations before even thinking about moving in was the best. Your Architectural drawings of the remodeled space were helpful.  I really liked your idea of opening an alcove in the wall to provide air circulation and a view of the ocean for an otherwise dull office. I also wanted to thank you for your continued encouragement for the Brain Injury Homes project in Ventura and for just being a good person. You understand what I do for the patients in my care."

Our Work Process

At JHAI, we believe that great design begins with open dialogue and the exchange of ideas. Our creative thinking and integrated design approach depend on candid discussions with clients before we start designing. We take each project individually, understanding your expectations and making sure they're addressed. Your key insights inform and direct our design expertise.

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Discuss

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Creative Concept

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Rendering & Modeling

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Delivery

On Time & On Budget

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