Creative Design Associates, Incorporated (CDA) is a multi-disciplinary design firm composed of architects, planners, and design specialists. Founded by Principal Architect Eric Chen in February, 2004, we have grown to offer professional services comprising architectural design, master planning, accessibility code analysis, design/build, real estate development, consulting and technical services. From conceptual, strategic and master planning, through design and construction, CDA applies the necessary passion and expertise to bring a project to successful completion, with a deep commitment to enhance value in collaboration with clients and teaming partners.

CDA is based in the City of Industry, California, in the San Gabriel Valley area of Los Angeles County and within the Los Angeles metropolitan area encompassing Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire.

Founded in 2004, CDA’s formation builds on the successful effort of a Southern California real estate development company to retain Eric Chen to directly manage a portfolio of key projects. Under Eric’s leadership, CDA contributed expertise covering site selection, feasibility studies, entitlement, and project management. This trust-based partnership, which continues to this day, coupled with CDA’s growing base of client relationships, has enabled the firm to assist clients to capitalize on emerging opportunities while anticipating and mitigating risks. The CDA team has applied expertise covering a broad range of projects ranging from hospitality, mixed use, office, residential, retail, and public institutions.



Creative Design Associates, Incorporated was established in 2004.



Eric Chen, Architect, LEED AP, President

Glenn Dea, Architect, AIA, ICC, CASp, Vice President

Scott Yang, GC., Partner



Yu-Wu Eric Chen, Architect (California License C-25837)

Glenn Dea, Architect (California License C-26299)



Glenn Dea (California Certified Accessibility Specialist, CASp-023)

Efrain Sancen (California Certified Accessibility Specialist, CASp-105)