About

McCandless & Associates Architects, Inc.

In continuous practice since 1952, McCandless & Associates has its origins as a longstanding architectural firm based in Woodland, California. Most accurately characterized as a general practice firm, we are experienced in both new construction and historical restorations and renovations. Our services have been applied to a broad scope of projects, including:

  • Commercial
  • Community Service Centers
  • Retail
  • Residential
  • Mixed Use
  • Historic
  • Public Works
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Ecclesiastical

In all cases, our expertise in planning and design — enhanced by an unwavering attention to detail and craftsmanship — has generated successful and award-winning projects of the highest caliber.

Our Firm, Our Experience, Our Commitment to Excellence

Licensed to practice in California, Nevada and Wyoming, McCandless & Associates, Architects is well-versed in the various zoning ordinances, codes, standards, and regulations of those states. We cater to a client base ranging from private individuals to government entities, and provide comprehensive services designed to meet a diversity of needs.

Our firm is dedicated to the practice of architecture, and we recognize that our fundamental responsibility as professionals is to satisfy our clients’ needs. We serve their interests with clear understanding, open communication, and complete availability, carefully coordinating every phase of a project to ensure individual direction and attention from a project team which is spearheaded by the principal architect.

Since 1980, we have received 22 design awards. Some of our more recent awards received are the 2005 Pacific Coast Builders Conference, Gold Nugget Award for Best Mixed-Use Project for the Chen Building in Davis, California and the Sacramento Business Journal’s 2004 Best New Retail Award for the Nugget Market in the Southport Town Center in West Sacramento, California. Other notable awards are the AIA merit award for the Nugget Market, Oak Tree Plaza, in Davis, California and the Governor’s Award, conferred by Governor Wilson in 1998, and the Calfornia Preservation Foundation Award in 1997, for the Hotel Woodland in the (historic) adaptive reuse category. This award was one of only 9 equivalent design status awards given for the entire state of California. Mr. McCandless’ innovative approach and creative architectural design solutions are sought after throughout the state. Mccandless & Associates is a member of the United States Green Building Council.