Located in the heart of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, Sandy is one of the largest cities in Utah and offers an enticing array of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. This list showcases 15 of the area’s best and leading companies behind some of Sandy’s most notable commercial structures.
Our editorial team curated this list of the best commercial architects in Sandy, Utah based on the companies’ stellar portfolios and backgrounds, as well as their broad range of experience.
730 Pacific Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84104
FFKR Architects provides services to the Salt Lake City, Utah area as well as Scottsdale, Arizona. The company offers a comprehensive range of services, encompassing interior design, planning, and architecture. Our editorial team was impressed by the firm’s infusion of green elements into its designs and by the quality and range of its architectural graphics. The firm makes use of hand sketches, 3D modeling, and virtual reality to provide its clients with accurate renderings of their future spaces. With a team of more than 160 experienced professionals, the firm is the recipient of numerous distinctions from organizations like the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
The project showcased here is an example of the firm’s talent and expertise. Completed for advertising agency Boncom, this project features a modern design. We loved its use of natural light, views of the surrounding skyline, and collaborative spaces.
Curtis Miner Architecture
233 S Pleasant Grove Blvd. #105, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Founded in 1998, Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) operates from offices in Pleasant Grove and extends its services throughout Utah. CMA is well regarded for its innovative methods. CMA’s process emphasizes the importance of close communication with clients at every stage. The architectural firm caters its methods to each client to produce outstanding results. The company has won various awards through the years. Most recently, it received the Commercial Architect of the Year Award from the 2021 West Coast USA Prestige Awards.
The photo provides an interior view of the company’s work on the Alpha Warranty Office. The three-story building has over 120,000 square feet to better accommodate the client’s growing team. Alpha Warranty features a contemporary design, in addition to clean finishes, rustic accents, and natural details.
Sparano + Mooney Architecture
57 West 2100, South Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Sparano + Mooney Architecture operates out of its offices in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles and provides a comprehensive range of services. The firm draws inspiration from its team’s generations of experience on projects throughout California, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Our editorial team was impressed by its adaptive reuse, institutional, cultural, mixed-use, and urban design projects. The company has been in business since 1996. In 2017, it was named the Architectural Firm of the Year by the AIA Western Mountain Region. Its work has also been featured in publications like Mountain Living.
Shown here is one of the firm’s most notable renovations. The building, located near Salt Lake City’s popular Sugar House District, was constructed in the early 1940s. The renovation showcases a transitional style.
Think Architecture, Inc.
7927 South High Point Parkway Suite 300, Sandy, UT 84094
Based in Sandy, Think Architecture offers a comprehensive range of services, including landscape and land use planning, interior design, and construction management. The firm has been in business since 1980 and assists its clients through the entire process, from site selection and project analysis to design development and finishing touches. The team’s work has been featured in a variety of publications, including Builder and Engineering News-Record Mountain States.
Our editorial team was impressed by the company’s portfolio, which showcases a wide range of commercial, retail, municipal, office, and hospitality spaces. Its projects demonstrate an excellent command of every phase and aspect of the process. The company is noted for its attention to detail and its master planning work.
Beecher Walker Architects
3115 E. Lion Lane #200, Holladay, Utah 84121
Preeminent West Coast firm Beecher Walker Architects is regarded as a regional leader in residential, office, hospitality, and multifamily projects. Its portfolio also includes a variety of restaurants and public, industrial, and retail spaces. The firm is composed of over 40 talented architects and designers. Since 1996, they have completed over seven million square feet of office projects, in addition to 7.5 million square feet of multifamily residences. These projects have earned the team numerous distinctions through the years.
Shown here is one of the firm’s commercial projects. Completed for Lehi Tech, this structure spans over 74,000 square feet and four stories. It was designed to sit atop an on-grade parking lot and includes balconies for each floor to allow expansive views of the surrounding area.
The Boston Building, 9 Exchange Place Suite 1100, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
With over six decades of industry experience, EDA has expertise in every phase and aspect of the architectural process. It operates out of its office in Salt Lake City and has an affinity for modernism. The firm has worked for some of the area’s most prestigious brands and has completed various projects across the Intermountain West. The firm is well regarded for its innovative solutions and unique methods, which have resulted in timeless work. It also makes use of local and energy-efficient materials.
The project shown here is the company’s work for Lucid Software. The building is located in South Jordan and spans 85,080 square feet. The project serves as the brand’s corporate headquarters and includes collaborative spaces, new offices, and unique features like a rock climbing wall. Inside, there are also break-out spaces and various lounges.
280 South 400 West, Suite 250, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
MHTN Architects specializes in architecture, interior design, landscaping, and master planning services. Since its inception, the firm has provided pre-design and master plans for over 150 projects and has received over a hundred awards. The company draws inspiration from its team’s 95 years of collective experience and has established a solid reputation for itself across the country. It is recognized as a national expert in Higher Education Student Life design and maintains affiliations with vital organizations like the AIA and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
Shown here is an example of the firm’s work, an extensive renovation of the Zions Bank Tower. Located in Salt Lake City, this project spans over 280,000 square feet. The renovation replaced the building’s original copper cladding with stone and glass. New elements also include a curtain-wall system and revamped exteriors.
JRCA Architects, A Galloway Company
577 S 200 E, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Located in Salt Lake City, JRCA Architects (which recently joined Galloway & Company, Inc., a national full-service architecture and engineering firm) has worked for more than 55 municipalities throughout the country. The Salt Lake City team offers nearly four decades of industry experience and has expertise in every phase and aspect of the process. Since its establishment, the firm has been lauded with multiple awards and has become one of Utah’s most respected architecture and interior design firms. It utilizes a client-centered approach and has curated a stellar portfolio composed of government, commercial, municipal, and healthcare facility design projects.
Showcased here is one of our editorial team’s favorite projects from the company’s portfolio. The West Jordan Public Works project. In response to continued growth, the City of West Jordan retained JRCA Architects to complete a needs assessment and master plan for the city’s public works departments and later awarded the next phase of the project including design and construction management. The 122,456 sf project was completed in 2018.
Bott Pantone Architects
620 24th St., Ogden, UT, 84401
Bott Pantone Architects offers architecture, planning, and interior design services. First founded in 1959, the company takes pride in the solid reputation it has secured throughout the Intermountain West area. The firm credits its success to its talented staff of 12 highly experienced professionals. The firm is led by its principals, Brian Bott and Tony Pantone. They personally guide each project that the company takes on, assuring clients that their spaces receive the benefit of their experience. From residential to commercial projects, Bott Pantone can take on any space regardless of scale, complexity, or niche.
Uniquely, the firm’s team is composed of a variety of professionals accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council and LEED. This expertise allows them to incorporate multiple sustainability and efficiency practices into its spaces.
Sanders Associates Architects
2668 Grant Ave. #100, Ogden, UT 84401
Established in 1976, Sanders Associates Architects commits itself to the highest standards and has completed projects in a variety of markets. It is composed of a diverse and talented team of architects, who together have built an excellent portfolio for the firm. The firm utilizes the best and latest industry techniques, which it further complements with the use of sustainable and innovative materials. Sanders Associates Architects also uses various sustainable techniques in adherence to the standards set forth by LEED. These methods include cost-saving elements, which help with long-term functionality.
The project shown was completed in Kaysville in 2020 for Fusion Imaging, a premier graphics company. The building spans nearly 70,000 square feet. For this project, the SAA team developed all-new interiors and modern designs. It employed reclaimed wood, concrete, exposed steel, wall graphics, and wall and ceiling panels.
9672 South 700 East, Suite 203, Sandy UT 84070
Founded in 2012, LMnt Architecture is an award-winning firm that has completed projects throughout Utah, California, Arizona, and Idaho. With a range of work spanning healthcare, education, commercial and residential projects, the multidisciplinary team is composed of experienced architects and LEED-accredited professionals. Their extensive services include comprehensive feasibility studies, master planning, and landscape architecture, with a particular emphasis on sustainability methods that ensure environmentally friendly and highly efficient spaces.
Showcased here is the firm’s work for the Q90 Headquarters. It is a three-story structure that spans roughly 9,770 square feet. For this project, the firm’s team opted for steel frames with a masonry exterior to enhance the historic feel.
2909 Washington Blvd. Suite #100 Ogden, UT 84401
BGW Architects has been in business since 1996 and provides a complete range of design and construction management services. It specializes in commercial spaces. Since its establishment, it has worked on various performing arts centers, schools, corporate offices, and religious spaces. The firm has also collaborated with non-profit organizations. The firm is proud to be employee-owned and has worked across 47 states and three countries. Composed of a team of ten experienced architects and a trained support group of 20 professionals, BGW Architects collaborates closely with its general contractors throughout the process to overcome any challenges that may arise during construction.
The firm is an expert in value engineering and is noted for minimizing costs. It sources most of its products and furnishings from Cornerstone Building Supply, allowing it to get factory-direct rates.
Entelen Design Build LLC
8707 Sandy Pkwy., Sandy, UT 84070
As its name suggests, Entelen utilizes a design-build approach that allows it to keep its entire process in-house. It specializes in custom retail outlets, special facilities, warehouses, and historic renovation and preservation work. The firm’s portfolio also includes various new build-outs and additions. Uniquely, Entelen has its own web-based project management software, which it uses to send out bid invitations. The team updates this software, called Procore, regularly to keep both the clients and contractors informed.
Featured here is the project’s design for Starbucks and Potbelly in a strip mall in Sandy, Utah. Natural materials like wood and stone are paired with metal to create and sleek and contemporary look.
Mountain West Architecture
543 25th St., Ogden, UT 84401
Mountain West Architecture is a regional architecture firm with expertise in a wide variety of design types. It has worked throughout the Mountain West and applied its talent to commercial, religious, educational, and industrial facilities. The firm is led by its principal and architect, Mark Hilles. He offers clients his in-depth experience in every aspect of the process. His vision and love for innovative approaches have enabled the company to garner various distinctions since its inception.
The photo depicts the firm’s work for Kier Property Management. For this project, the firm made use of large, floor-to-ceiling windows to let in large amounts of ambient light. It also employed warm wood finishes and transitional elements.