Firm Beginnings

Bruce D. Judd, FAIA and Stephen J. Farneth, FAIA, LEED AP, launched Architectural Resources Group in 1980 with the belief that historic buildings played an important and continuing role in our cities and our lives.

From small beginnings in a living room with a desk and a coffee pot, ARG has grown to a 60-person firm with a national presence and is responsible for reinvigorating some of California’s iconic buildings and sites. Headquartered in San Francisco, ARG has offices in Pasadena, California and Portland, Oregon. In 2006, the American Institute of Architects California Council awarded ARG as Firm of the Year, the highest honor AIACC bestows on an architecture firm.

“We have always been interested in designing meaningful places for people. Historic buildings are places of memories and meaning and they should be preserved. That remains a driving philosophy.” - Bruce D. Judd, FAIA