Mission Statement


Through spirited client and team collaboration, Gonzalez Goodale Architects synthesizes intelligence and innovation into multi-faceted, enduring design solutions that fulfill our clients' objectives, advance the practice of architecture, and create environments that enrich public life.


On its 35th anniversary, the studio is led in partnership by Armando Gonzalez, FAIA, its founding partner; David Goodale, AIA, LEED AP design principal; Ali Barar, AIA, managing principal; and Harry Drake AIA, CASp.

Located in Old Pasadena, Gonzalez Goodale Architects occupies a building of its own design.  Through its integration into Pasadena's pedestrian alleyways, its usable urban landscaping, public art, and day-lit studios, the building reflects the firm's philosophy of design for the functional and poetic enrichment of the public life.

Since its founding, we have served diverse public, non-profit, and institutional clients with an interactive, creative design process.  As a result, the firm has garnered multiple repeat commissions by clients and institutions, has maintained an extended string of design awards, and a portfolio of built quality projects that have become regional architectural benchmarks.
The unique nature of each of these projects is a direct outcome of the nature of our clients, their site, and their community.