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PGAL San Diego

Bluemotif Architecture Joins PGAL

Award-Winning Architect Matthew Ellis, AIA, NCARB is Named Principal of PGAL San Diego Office

PGAL, an international architecture, engineering, and planning firm, has announced that Bluemotif Architecture has merged its practice with PGAL and will continue to serve the Southern California market as PGAL.

By combining the resources of both practices, PGAL is expanding the depth and breadth of expertise that the firm will provide to its growing list of clients in Southern California.

As part of the merger, Bluemotif Architecture Founder, Matthew Ellis, AIA, NCARB, has been named principal of PGAL’s San Diego office. An award-winning architect with more than 24 years of professional experience, Ellis and his team at Bluemotif Architecture have overseen the design and project management of numerous building projects for public and private clients alike.

Launched by Ellis in 2002, Bluemotif Architecture specialized in designing a wide range of projects ranging from furniture design to Campus Master Planning. Most notable are contributions to the hospitality design industry, including such projects as Cowboy Star, Kettner Exchange, Green Acre, and various California locations of The Crack Shack. Current projects include Sheraton Redding, Sheraton/Westin Carlsbad, and the Guild Hotel. Bluemotif’s work has been coined as “Transformative Architecture” due to a unique approach to rebranding and re-imaging existing buildings with revived vision. The firm’s commitment to environmentally responsible design is a core feature throughout their portfolio.

“We are excited about our new collaboration with PGAL as it allows us to further our mission to create memorable places and experiences in the built environment. PGAL’s reputation, quality of work and collaborative nature personally appealed to me,” Ellis said. “Joining the firm allows us to continue delivering client-focused, personalized service, but with the resources of a larger, global firm.”

The PGAL San Diego office is located at 2731 B Street, San Diego, CA, 92102.

“We are excited that Matthew and his team are joining PGAL in San Diego to strengthen and expand our practice,” said PGAL Chief Executive Officer Jeff Gerber, AIA, LEED AP. “Our firms share similar values and a mutual commitment to design quality, client service, and collaboration.”






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