Our Mission

To become an indispensable member of the design, development, and construction team by continually demonstrating how our expertise, innovative and sustainable designs, and collaborative problem-solving techniques dramatically increase the value of any construction project.

Our Story

In 1991, Jim Bickel created an architectural firm specializing in innovative design and uncommonly detailed service. Now, over two decades since its founding, Bickel Group has developed a distinct design philosophy. We believe it is possible to create a building or environment in which the entirety of the project is more valuable than the aggregate of its individual components.

Our philosophy ensures the final project has a value greater than the capital invested. We achieve this with our experienced staff, who listens to the goals and desires of our clients. Through collaboration and careful examination of each step, from macro to micro, the Bickel Group has completed construction documents for commercial, healthcare, restaurant, educational, religious, residential, and adaptive reuse projects with a construction value totaling nearly $500 million.

Jim Bickel  President AIA, LEED AP, NCARB Licensed in: CA, NV, OR, NM, AZ

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About Bickel Group

Our firm consists of AIA accredited and LEED AP professionals. We create a work environment where each person strives individually both with their craft and as a team member. Our president, Jim Bickel, has over 28 years of experience in site design, building conceptualization, project management, code analysis, and construction. He also has extensive experience in the management and preparation of construction drawings and specifications, as well as client interaction, government processing, construction administration, and engineering coordination for Type I high-rise to Type V buildings.

Jim received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University, at San Luis Obispo in 1986. He has been a licensed architect in California since 1989. Jim is a member of the American Institute of Architects and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is the architect member of both the Granville Design Review committee in Newport Beach and the Marbella Design Review Committee in San Juan Capistrano. In addition, Jim is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional.

Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. He plays golf, travels, and stays involved with his sons' activities.