San Diego architect Walt Conwell, 74, who has had a career of more than 30 years as principal architect and owner of multiple design firms in San Diego, has brought on a new partner, Bryan Macias, 33, and renamed the firm.
Walt Conwell Architects is now Macias Conwell Architects.
“Without a doubt, he is one of the most professional project managers I have ever worked with, and I’ve worked with over 200 in my 34 years,” Conwell said.
Conwell started his architectural career in San Diego in 1983 as a principal at Conwell Marshall Architects.
In 2006, he reopened his practice as Walt Conwell Architects.
Macias, who moved to San Diego in 2004, began working with Conwell about six months after Conwell reopened his practice.
The firm’s clients have included San Diego stalwarts Solar Turbines, Karl Strauss Brewing Co., La Jolla Country Day School, Hawthorne Machinery Co. and Jack in the Box.
Conwell and Macias worked with Strauss Brewing on five of the beer purveyor's restaurants, including its San Diego eateries in 4S Ranch and Sorrento Mesa.