Architecture and Interior Design

About PACIFIC 33 architects

Design is more than philosophy; it’s creating spaces that support human needs and desires—our passion.

PACIFIC 33 architects, Inc., is a collaboration of architects and designers focused on understanding the relationship between people and the built environment in order to construct spaces that promote wellness and healing.
We use evidence-based design principles for healthcare, retail, commercial, and hospitality projects.

The Design Team

Joost Bende,AIA, EDAC

Principal Architect

Joost is a licensed architect and member of the American Institute of Architects. He is accredited by the Center for Health Design as a practitioner of Evidence-based Design. More than 20 years experience in architecture, design and construction management of healthcare, retail, and commercial projects has led to the vision of PACIFIC 33 architects, Inc.
Denise Burkett
Studio Director

Denise’s career has taken her to Chicago, San Francisco and now San Diego creating retail, hospitality, and a variety of healthcare projects nationwide. Denise has specialized in helping medical centers and retail groups enhance their brand as a designer, image and art consultant. Prior to joining PACIFIC 33 architects, Denise was previously with two Fortune 500 companies and a noted healthcare design firm.
Steve Crosley
Technical Director

Steve is a multi-certified information technology BIM/CAD professional with over 25 years of experience in the field of commercial and healthcare construction and documentation. Steve researches, implements and trains our team to ensure PACIFIC 33 architects is on the leading edge of technology.
Ana Mengoli
Project Designer

Ana believes in responsible, patient-focused design. Dedicated entirely to healthcare design, Ana is an interior designer with a passion for Evidence-based Design, using research as the basis for creating beautiful spaces that heal and promote wellness. In her free time, Ana works as a volunteer to bring affordable healthcare to those in need through local fundraising activities.
Casscia Murray
Project Designer
Casscia's career began in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, observing how people function in their workspace and how the environment can enhance productive outcomes. Her desire to create ideal environments lead her to study design. Casscia uses her understanding of human behavior to create physical environments that elicit a positive physiological response.
Gloria Mendoza
Assoc. AIA
Project Architect

Gloria is a multi-talented designer with healthcare, commercial, restaurant, and residential architecture experience. Her enthusiastic vision for functionality and visual appeal plays an important role in bringing a balance to dynamic environments. Gloria is an associate member of the AIA and is currently pursuing her architectural licensure.
Charly Clardy

Charly has over 20 years of experience in Architecture in the specialty of multi-family and residential design and construction in Texas. After relocating to San Francisco, his portfolio grew to include general commercial and healthcare tenant improvements.
Victoria Middleton

For over 12 years, Victoria has enjoyed diverse exposure to a broad-range of Interior Design projects from healthcare to high-end residential and places-of-worship. As a result, she has an impressive understanding of finish materials and product knowledge. She received her NCIDQ certification in 2008.
Claudia Belzer
Claudia joined PACIFIC 33 Architects in 2017 and brings to the team added expertise in assisted living, senior living and memory care. Claudia leads our firm's BIM initiative with extensive RevIt training and applications in the private and GSA sectors.
Christie Mayer

Christie has worked as an exhibit designer in Boston and Washington DC creating environments for world renowned museums and zoos. A degree in Industrial Design plus her many years as a senior project designer in healthcare illustrates her broad range of skills available to our clients.


Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.

Louis Kahn
PACIFIC 33 Architects is a California-based architecture and design studio specializing in commercial and healthcare design. We provide a full range of tailored architectural design services.
  • Programming
  • Space Planning
  • Architectural Design
  • Revit/BIM
  • Coordination with local licensing jurisdictions including OSHPD
  • Project Management
  • Engineering Coordination
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Observation

Design is not just what it looks like, it's how it works.

Steve Jobs
Our Interior Designers have come together from a diverse background of healthcare design, retail, hospitality, commercial, and industrial design allowing us to create spaces that give our clients an edge over their competition. Dedicating years to understanding advancements in healthcare design, our team is unmatched at blending superior functionality with aesthetics.
  • Conceptual Planning
  • Interior Design
  • Evidence-based Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Project Management
  • Art Selection and Coordination
  • Project Management
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Observation

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

Vincent Van Gogh
We have expanded our portfolio to include a number of commecial design projects throughout Southern California. These projects range from landlord shell preparation for national anchor tenants to coastal and site development permits for new buildings.
Our background also includes work experience in many of San Diego's high rises and corporate tenants.
  • Entitlements
  • Landlord/Tenant Representation
  • Change of Use
  • Site Design
  • Accessibiltiy Review
  • Project Management
  • Building Design

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

Henry Ford
We’re proud of our reputation as collaborators; whether it’s with other architects, designers, project managers, or contractors. We’re experienced with a variety of project structures and delivery methods. We are ready to lead your design team or provide creative support.
  • Design | Bid | Build
  • Design | Build
  • Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
  • LEED
  • EBD
  • Access
  • Healing Art
  • Signage

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you only do work in California?
Over 30% of our work is outside California. We're seasoned travelers, but are also equiped to host video conferences for out clients and consultants. In the winter months many of our clients prefer to meet at our office in sunny San Diego.
Your designs look expensive, how do you approach budget projects?
Our experienced designers recognize opportunities to maximize impact when budgets are tight. We have an extensive architectural library of materials, lighting and furniture that include cost-conscious options. Additionally, we’ve upheld a longstanding reputation with local material sales reps who are often able to negotiate deeper discounts on behalf of our clients.


PACIFIC 33 Architects has an expansive portfolio that includes a spectrum of projects from hospitals to budget-driven tenant improvements and everything in-between. Below is a sampling of recent projects. Please contact us for additional information and examples of our work.



  • Healthcare Design Magazine
  • Interiors & Sources
  • Hospitality & Design Identity
  • California Construction Magazine
  • Retail Store Image
  • Display & Design Ideas
  • Store Planning Review
  • Stores of the Year / 7
  • Awards

    • Soin Medical Center, Beavercreek, OH.
      • 2016 Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. (#17) by Solient Health.
    • Eisenhower Medical Center at South Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA
      • 2015 Commercial Restoration Award by the Palm Springs Modern Committee.
    • Annenberg Pavilion at Eisenhower Medidcal Center, Rancho Mirage, CA
      • 2013 Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. (#10) by Solient Health.
      • 2012 Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. (#2) by Solient Health.

    Latest News Press Releases + Announcements

    Christie Mayer Resignation
    New Role for PACIFIC 33 Designer
    PACIFIC 33 Architects | 22 March 2017
    Christie Mayer will be relocating to Portland, Oregon in April and will work remotely as PACIFIC 33's Marketing Strategist.
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    Springboro Health Center Press Release
    Kettering's Newest Ohio Clinic Opens
    PACIFIC 33 architects | 01 MARCH 2017
    Kettering Health Network partnered with PACIFIC 33 Architects to build a multi-specialty health clinic catering to Springboro, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio. The medical clinic opened in July and offers Primary Care, OB/GYN, and Pediatrics and has an on-site pharmacy.
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    858 457 4833

    5090 Shoreham Place
    Studio 104
    San Diego, CA 92122

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