Our Firm

RPALA Group, Inc. is an award winning, state-of-the-art , full service design firm with an office in San Juan Capistrano, California for over 30 years. We have completed projects throughout the southwest. Our project types span from urban mixed-use, high-rise, corporate offices, redevelopment, commercial/retail, religious, institutional multi-family housing, senior housing, and estate residential. Our work includes working with numerous Cities and Municipalities. Our experience has allowed us to collaborate with the regions premier Architectural firms, developers, redevelopment agencies, park and recreation agencies, creating environments where people live, work and play.

Our Design Philosophy

In working with our project design team, our office supports the project vision. We understand the design process which helps define the projects design theme. We are passionate and energetic in our designs, which encourage creativity.. We communicate in very simple methods of direct communication that has important implications with the owner and design team. This process is both verbal and graphic. We have strong analog graphic abilities, as well as state-of-the-art technology, including a digital work flow.

Innovative Environmental Solutions

RPALA Group has key knowledge and experience towards innovative environmental solutions with use of native plant gardens in extreme desert areas, flora and wildlife interactive signage solutions for adults and children, and other site support details. We are now working on our 4th Platinum LEED project with numerous Gold and Silver projects. We have been inventive with passive rainwater harvesting in conjunction with site drainage and retention. Using this concept, we recently completed an education center that has 100% native planting design with no irrigation after 18 months of installation that utilizes passive rainwater harvesting solutions for native plant watering needs. We are now finishing construction on our second grey water system. A 37 acre military project in Twenty-nine Palms recently installed with a grey water system supplying 100% of the site irrigation requirements. This project design is being used nationally with NAVFAC as an example for all projects for good sustainable site planning and design. Also, both solutions allow for 100% native plant pallets for regionally appropriate and aesthetically pleasing projects.

“Our firm blends my two passions, creative design and environmental solutions. These passions are expressed in our design philosophy and innovative environmental solution statements.”

Contact RPALA

Richard Price, Principal,
ASLA, CLARB Certified


32565 B Golden Lantern #364
Dana Point, CA 92629
P: (949) 248-7138
Email: [email protected]