Oculus Architecture Office
Oculus Architecture® was founded in Chicago in 1998, and in 2016 a decision was made to move the firm’s headquarters to Orange County, CA. Oculus Architecture® is now comprised of 12 experienced partners, whose careers in Architecture are diverse, and talent is exceptional. As an award winning firm, with an egalitarian structure, Oculus Architecture® leads the industry in the design of mixed use, housing, retail, entertainment, bars and restaurants, and institutional architecture. We hire the best talent in the industry, and step out of their way. While Oculus Architecture® has offices in Chicago, Omaha, the Bay Area of San Francisco, and Chongqing, China, our home is near the Pacific Ocean in the coastal community of Orange County, California.  So with our work ethic originating in the Midwest, we are trend forward in our Design approach, project knowledge and delivery speed. Most of our partners have over 25 years of experience… and we like to say “what is old is new again”.

Meet the Team

Chris Coonan

CHRIS COONAN

Managing Principal
President

Paul Sterner

Paul Sterner

Principal/Executive Vice President
Chicago Studio Director

John Abbasi

John Abbasi

Principal
Executive Vice President

Dennis Bonds

Dennis Bonds

Vice President
Production

Ramón Gálvez-Arango

Ramón Gálvez-Arango

Principal / Vice President

Richard FRÈRES

Richard FRÈRES

Principal
Director of Interior Design

Hootan Hamedani

Hootan Hamedani

Principal
Interior Design

Mike Manganaro

Mike Manganaro

Principal
Omaha Studio Director

patrick

Patrick Leahy

AIA, EDAC
Senior Consultant

hanna

Hanna Abdolaphour

Designer

shang

Shang Liu

Graphic Designer 

TOBY ZHOU

TOBY ZHOU

Partner
China Studio Director

Our Clients

We’re fortunate to have worked with some great brands.