We were founded in 2010, but our principals began their professional journey together over 25 years ago. They came together to create something new, something to disrupt the norm in an industry of sameness. We are led by Richard Dilday, whose illustrious career began over 40 years ago. Throughout his journey leading some of the industry’s most prestigious firms, as well as starting a few of his own, he has consistently been driven by his philosophy of “happy clients”. His philosophy is rooted at the core of our culture.
We are inspired by helping our clients make an impact. Our collaborative approach applies a unique blend of expert individual knowledge, unmatched comprehensive service and proactive client-centric planning to create ultimate project efficiency, dependable accessibility and an exceptional quality of work.
We are not a service provider – we are your partner, your advocate and your consultant, entrusted to provide the most effective and efficient solution. We are Kardent.
"A design succeeds when it creates a space you
love to be in."
"I am inspired by helping client’s make an impact."
We offer multiple services, making us a one-stop, turnkey solution for institutions that need facilities management services for any type of project, including project management, architectural design and project coordination.
Carefully reviewing existing conditions yields a clear understanding of project parameters and facilitates the implementation of design solutions.
Careful planning, communication, and execution results in achieving project goals and deliverables with the ability to react and adapt to ongoing challenges.
Clarifying a project’s purpose and defining its needs allows for a more streamlined design process in order to best meet the client’s goals.
Accurately measuring and calculating a building’s square footage provides the information needed to establish building efficiency and rent criteria.
Collaboration throughout the design process yields structures that innovate and inspire.
Considering the overall need and use of a space allows for the most efficient flow between offices, rooms, circulation paths, and personnel.
In-depth experience with a variety of property types optimizes the property owner experience.
Precise preparation leads to a smooth and efficient transition between the building design and the physical building form.
Coming together to create, while focusing in on every detail, produces spaces that enhance daily life.
Creating unique elements enhances a space, inspiring creativity and productivity.
Establishing thorough and specific bid packages aids in selecting the highest-quality and most cost-effective contractor.
A vast knowledge of codes and compliances allows for project submittals to be approved as quickly as possible.
In-depth knowledge of legal methods shortens the time frame needed to get a project started.
Consistently reviewing quality and completion schedules reduces delays, costs, and confusion in the construction process.
Anticipating challenges and careful planning ensure quick and efficient relocations
Incorporating the latest technology so that buildings and sites can be effectively and efficiently planned, managed, and operated.
Meticulously analyzing a site allows for development and implementation of a specific organizational plan that optimizes the function and form of the site.
Our client relationships are the foundation of our culture. Defined by true, unwavering dedication, expertise, communication and dependability.
We have a passion for pushing the boundaries of design by coming together with our clients to create. This commitment to experiencing more together has led to developing strong, lasting relationships with our clients.
Since 1995, our partners have maintained a successful working relationship with the Salvation Army. Today we help the Salvation Army manage over 2 million square feet of facilities across the country through our expertise with the software Archibus. Our commitment to helping the Salvation Army make an impact makes us a perfect partner for their design and facilities management needs.
Our client relationships extend from local institutions like the Long Beach Convention Center to global brands like Canon USA. Whether it is a large or small facility, our collaborative approach yields the most effective and efficient design solutions.
Our level of service is a reflection of our spirit, team and individuality, and we are proud to share it.
5.11 TACTICTAL HQ
San Pedro, CA
Specialty Coffee HQ
Santa Ana, CA
Long Beach, CA
Location: Irvine, CA
Year Of Completion: 2014
Designer: Richard Dilday / Annie Tsai
Client: 5.11 Tactical
On February 5th more than 250 business and community leaders gathered to celebrate the success of law firm Tredway Lumsdaine & Doyle LLP as they opened their new, state-of-the-art office in Irvine, CA. The gathering attests to the success and impact TLD has had in Orange County over the past 50 years as well as the impressive space that Kardent Design has created. LikeRead more