Mr. Joseph de Porras, AIA, NCARB

Front Street Architects, LLP

2110 S Coast Hwy Ste J
Oceanside, CA
United States


Joseph A. Porras AIA NCARB
Principal Design Architect/Partner

Joseph brings his extensive experience in all phases of Design and Construction to the FSA Team; which includes Time-Share, Health Care Facilities, DOD- Military, Continuing Care Communities, Retail-Commercial, Mixed-Use High and Low-Rise and Multifamily solutions.

Joseph's site specific team begins with Conceptual Design and Development Entitlement experts, with domestic and overseas experience to assist clients throughout the development process.

The FSA Team provides hand sketching, during our concept discovery phase and CAD and MS Project, EXCEL proficiencies when we get further into defining the resultant design solution.

Joseph A. Porras AIA is an experienced and award-winning architect who has been involved in the art and business of architectural design and the built environment for over thirty years.

With extensive experience involving many project types such as residential, health facilities, retirement communities, time-share communities, retail/commercial, mixed-use high-rise and others, each client’s design goal is provided with a fresh and creative approach. This versatility in all phases of Architecture and Planning is a genuine asset for client programming, design solutions, development goals and financial endeavors.

As an Experienced Architect, Joseph uses his expertise in Project Design and Project Management while working side by side with the design team from initial design to construction administration. Joseph consistently chooses quality architects and engineers to work with, leading design solutions that work for clients, fit communities, creates a new experience for the public and becomes a lasting addition to the built environment.

A graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Joseph has served on the Encinitas Parks and Recreation Commission, was an initial member of the San Diego Home & Garden awards committee, is an active member of the AIA Palomar Chapter, is a licensed architect in California, Texas and Nevada and is also a certified architect with the National Council of Architectural Boards, allowing for architect registration/license reciprocity in the United States of America and several countries. Awards from Pacific Coast Builders Conference – Del Mar California, Westwood Chamber of Commerce for Commercial Renovation and Rehabilitation – Los Angeles, California, and Time-Share Institute for Cibola Vista Time-Share Resort – Peoria, Arizona complement Joseph’s portfolio.


Agency Consulting / Review / Approval, Architectural Design, Code Compliance, Construction Documentation: Specifications, Design-Build, Expert Witness, Historic Preservation, Owner-Supplied Data Coordination, Programming, Project Administration, Project Representation, Schedule Development / Monitoring, Site Analysis and Selection, Site Development Planning, Space Planning, Strategic Facility Planning, Tenant-Related Services


National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Active Member Optimist Club of Carlsbad, California


built environment, painting, reading, photography, hiking, golf


University of Oregon

Bachelor of Architecture
Architecture-Planning-Real Estate Law-Structures


2002 To 2002

Job History

Front Street Architects, LLP

Oceanside - San Diego County, CA
June 2011 - present

DOD-USAF March Air Reserve Base

Architect/Team Leader
CA, United States
May 2010 - June 2012

Gates & Haas Land Development Services

Principal in Charge of Architecture Division - Director
Murrieta, CA, United States
January 2006 - January 2007

Front Street Architects

Principal Architect - Owner
January 2003 - January 2006

Architectural Concepts, Inc

Senior Architect/Project Manager
January 2002 - January 2003

CDS International, Inc

Senior Architect/Project Manager
May 2001 - September 2001

SGS Contech, Inc. - South Korea

General Manager
January 2000 - December 2000

CAI, Inc. & Carrier Johnson+Culture

Project Manager-Design Architect
March 1998 - April 2000