OMA in the News

"By-Design - Undivided" - Ordiz-Melby Architects, Inc

Ordiz-Melby Architects was flattered to be invited to be part of GRAPHISOFT’s “By Design” web series.  This series explores how architects, throughout the world, use technology to support and enhance their design and service quality.   We have been fans of the series over its three-year history and were very grateful to be featured.   

The new season, “By Design—Undivided” focuses on the Covid-19 pandemic and how architects are responding.   We are very proud to be the first firm to be featured.

The link to the episode is attached below.



"Keeping It Local" - Ordiz-Melby Architects, Inc.  (Aug. 13, 2019)

This student produced video is the first in a series of videos that highlight local businesses performing work on Measure J funded construction projects on the Bakersfield College (BC) campus.   Ordiz-Melby Architects is proud to be a part of “building a better BC” both by working directly with students on projects like this video and by designing the facilities that will serve and inspire students for decades to come.

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"Staying In Business, What to Look for...and What To Do".  (Aug. 12, 2019)

Firm Leader Bill Melby was featured in an article in "ArcCA, The Journal of AIA California" entitled "Staying In Business, What to Look for...and What To Do".   In the article Bill highlighted several trends that architects should be considering as they prepare their practices for the future.

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Firm Principal Jeannie Bertolaccini was featured in a TV23 ABC segment highlighting the 2019 STEMposium.  Ordiz-Melby Architects employees participate annually in this event that exposes local Kern County students to STEM careers.   You can see the full segment at::



GRAPHISOFT, a European company and a world-wide leader in BIM (Building Information Management) software, featured Ordiz-Melby Architects in a 2018 blog article highlighting the firm’s 10 year journey with BIM. 

The article explains how and why OMA became an early adopter of BIM.  They explored how the firm uses the open architecture of ARCHICAD to link with other software providers to get the most out of BIM’s capabilities.   The article also discusses the ongoing communication between OMA and GRAPHISOFT that have made both sides stronger.   We would like to thank GRAPHISOFT for spotlighting OMA and for their ongoing support and communications over the years.

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2018, 20 Under 40 People to Watch (Bakersfield Californian, June 29, 2018)

Architect Joseph Zasoski was profiled as a person to watch by the Bakersfield Californian in their article showcasing the rising stars of the Bakersfield community.  Joseph “Joey” was at the time of the article a Projects Architect and has since been promoted to Associate of the firm, reinforcing the fact that Joey is indeed someone to watch.

You can read the full Article at: (Note Joeseph is 11th of the 21 listed)

Architect Jeannie Bertolaccini Thrives in a Male-dominated Industry and Encourages Local Young Women to Pursue Their Dream Careers In STEM   (Kern Economic Development Blog, Dec. 5, 2017)


This article highlights the passion that firm Principal Jeannie Bertolaccini bring to her quest to help young women and girls follow their dreams into STEM careers.

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Katrina Five Years Later: Safety responders bring lessons home (Mediate It , March 1 2015)

Firm Principal Bill Melby’s insights gained from his volunteer damage assessment work in St. Bernard Parish, LA after hurricanes Katrina & Rita is highlighted in this planning related article.

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Earlimart’s only park reopens to delight of children, parents (The Fresno Bee, January 14, 2015)


This article highlights the very positive community reaction to the new park designed by Manuel Maldonado with help from Danny Ordiz, both of whom grew up in Earlimart, Ca.

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 A Message from the 2014 Chairman of the Board  (Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Metro Business Journal, January 2014)

Firm Principal Danny Ordiz kicked off his year as Chairman of the Board with an article outlining his vision for a strong, vibrant business community.

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