Rob Budetti, CDP
Managing Partner

“What inspires me most is knowing I get to work on amazing projects with an unbelievable team who is like a second family to me. ”

Recognizing his interest and passion for math and art, Rob Budetti’s decision to go into architecture was – as he puts it – “brash.” And from his first day, on his first job, his career has carried that subtext.

After nearly three decades in the industry, Rob enjoys and is liberated by the creativity that can be found in the chaos… The busy, hectic work that comes while managing complex, large-scale projects around the United States and Internationally. In addition to overseeing Retail, Mixed-Use, Commercial, Office and Hospitality design projects, Rob is responsible for growing and developing AO’s dynamic teams of architects and consultants whose mission is to consistently exceed client expectations.

Contact: | T 714.639.9860

Rob in three words:

Passionate. Entrepreneurial. Driven.

Proud Partner Moment

Becoming the number one architectural firm in OC by servicing great clients with an even greater team without having the goal to be number one in OC, but due to having a goal to be number one with our clients.



NCARB Certified Architect | Licensed Architect
State of California and 30+ states including Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Ohio


Bachelor of Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Urban Land Institute | Modular Building Institute International Council of Shopping Centers | NAIOP

Associated Studios