About Us

Your Project, Our Passion.

From a small office in Newport Beach, CA to offices across the globe, our steady growth over the past four decades can be attributed to the longstanding relationships we develop with our clients.

I’ve always had a passion for this business. I absolutely love making ideas become beautiful, realistic images of visionary projects.

Michael Abbott

Timeline of Tradition

We’ve come a long way from our humble beginnings and have earned our way to the top of our industry by staying true to our vision and business practices laid down over 30 years ago.


After working with renowned architectural illustrator Carlos Diniz, Michael Abbott & Associates was founded as an architectural illustration studio in Newport Beach, CA..


Michael starts creating illustrations in watercolor and has commissions that range from large multi-image master plan projects in Asia. And also retail, mixed use and theme parks in the USA, including helping Universal Studios with the ``Isles of Adventure`` and City Walk`` in Orlando.


The first computer-generated image (CGI) was produced for SOM Architects


Michael was commissioned to create several large watercolor illustrations of resorts, master plans and retail centers in Dubai.


A strategic partnership was formed with Digital Frontier, a leading CGI and animation studio.


Michael was commissioned by SSA Architects, in collaboration with GKK works, to create an original animation of Kohinoor Tower in Mumbai, the tallest mixed-use building in India


Created photorealistic illustrations and animation for CRTKL and their client Centercal, for the revitalization of the Lagoon to the Pier in the coastal town of Redondo Beach.


Michael Abbott and Digital Frontier create a virtual reality division for supplying clients with the latest in HTC Vive, Oculus, and Google Cardboard.


Created animations, CGI and HTC to create a virtual reality presentation for Princess Cruises new ship, the ``Majestic Princess.`` Provided support for 300 guests, 180 screen presentations, and 2 virtual reality stations.


Worked with Landmark Entertainment on their Virtual Worlds Fair, creating virtual reality files in Oculus and HDTV quality animations.


Michael is designing illustrations, CGI and animations for the largest single real estate project in Boston's history. spanning over 23 acres, 20 city blocks and 6.3 million square feet of mixed-use development.


As the leading rendering and animation design firm, MA&A looks forward to a future as bright as its past.

Driven By Exceptional Leadership

Our company is governed by a diverse group of executives and senior leaders who exemplify the characteristics that Michael Abbott & Associates strives to embody each day and with each project—creative excellence, integrity, proven experience, and relationship-driven management. With the common goal of always improving the way in which we do business, our principals have passion for their work and foster a culture of high performance, responsibility and community building. Through a strategic partnership with Digital Frontier, the team at Michael Abbott & Associates is well positioned to handle a multitude of digital services, including renderings, animations and interactive deliverables.

Marilyn Abbott
Michael Abbott
Gavin Crombie
Xiaomei Lui
James Crombie & Andy Gao
Robert Becker
Meet Michael

As the founder and fearless leader of MA&A, Michael Abbott is the visionary behind the last 30 years of success. A global expert in visualization, Michael is able to help describe projects not yet designed through renderings and animations.

Abbott, based out of MA&A’s Newport Beach office, has more than 35 years of diverse experience in design, technology, and management, with special emphasis on projects with complex visual requirements. He is passionate about sustainable, multidisciplinary, research-based design. He believes in bringing all parties together as early in the design process as possible to spawn new ideas, establish collaborative working relationships, and create a strong foundation for success.

With his background in both rendering and animation design, Abbott has a lifelong commitment to understanding how fantastic visualization can change the life cycle of a project, and he translates this influence into the company’s creative designs. Examples of these advances can be seen in the Redondo Beach Waterfront project and the South Boston Seaport project, which has achieved worldwide recognition.

The Company We Keep

Our visionary clients partner with us because of our deep understanding of the essential role that visual identity enhances their business.