Last updated on May 21st, 2024 at 07:14 am

In addition to keeping up with current fashions, consumers and businesses also expect a commercial space’s atmosphere to enhance the user experience. Planning for customers to navigate a space in a positive way starts with having a well-planned design from licensed architects.

To help you decide on which firm to use for your next project, we’ve created a list of the best commercial architects in Centennial, Colorado. Each architect on this list is assessed based on their years of service, design expertise, and recognitions received in the last few years. 

River Studio Architects

674 Ridgeside Dr. Suite #200, Golden, CO 80401 

River Studio Architects is a full-service design firm specializing in architecture, planning, and development. Bob Schnautz, the founding principal of the firm, has over three decades of rigorous design experience. Under his leadership, the firm provides Colorado with creative and cost-efficient live, work, and play spaces. They earned the 2017 Mayor’s Design Award and were highlighted in 5280 Magazine, as well as a repeated feature in The Denver Post

Aside from their remarkable designs, River Studio Architects is also focused on sustainability and historic preservation designs. One of these projects is the 1001 Bannock: Shift Workspaces. This 3-story adaptive reuse building, located in Denver, features over 23,625 square feet of renovated space. The Creative Class Co-Working Space was built out of renovating a historic warehouse with lively indoor/outdoor work environments with an energetic millennial focus. 

Intergroup Architects

2000 W Littleton Blvd., Littleton, CO 80120 

Intergroup Architects’ is a leading firm in Colorado with almost 50 years of experience. They are a team of adept architects and designers with years of profound expertise in a diverse range of industries. Their talented leaders and designers have created strong working relationships with clients in multiple states. Some of their notable clients include Saunders, Crocs, Colliers International, Weingarten Realty, and more. 

Intergroup Architects’ AIA-certified team has been recognized with a number of awards including the 2021 Tilt-Up Concrete Association Award, the 2018 Healthcare Real Estate Insights Award, and the 2018 LEED Silver certification. 

The firm’s portfolio highlights their design versatility. A perfect illustration of their work is the Quebec Plaza located in Thornton. This 8,500-square-foot mercantile retail space is designed and built to serve restaurant and business storefronts. Its grand glass entrance is the design highlight of the commercial space. 

OZ Architecture

3003 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205

Established in 1964,OZ Architecture is one of the longest-serving architectural and design firms in the area and serves Colorado with forward-thinking solutions. Since its inception, the team’s skilled designers have been developing and refining their design approach. The firm has grown to include architecture, planning, interior design, project management, and strategic planning. Their designs are seen in different markets including resort and hospitality, urban living, workplace, senior living, cultural, and retail.

OZ Architecture’s seasoned architects and designers have worked with some of the country’s best-known institutions and businesses. The firm’s design excellence is reflected in their portfolio. A perfect illustration of their talent is the Sonnenalp Club & Harvest. This award-winning design features 5,900 square feet of restaurant and 13,452 square feet of fitness center completed in 2016. Its modern design blends indoor and outdoor entertainment and won the International Interior Design Association BEST Awards.

Roth Sheppard Architects

1900 Wazee St. Suite #100, Denver, CO 80202

Roth Sheppard Architects is a multi-disciplinary architectural firm dedicated to creating forward-thinking design solutions. The firm has proved its reliability in the industry with timeless design since 1983. Its team of equally established professionals listens, collaborate, and guides clients to create their dream projects. Adam Harding and Brian Berryhill, the firm’s second-generation leadership, have committed the firm to improve lives by design. Because of its work, Roth Sheppard has remained one of the most consistent, award-winning architecture firms in Colorado.

Photo by James Florio | Additional write-up provided by Roth Sheppard Architects

Roth Sheppard Architects continues to impress clients with their high-caliber and fresh design ideas. One of their notable works is the Viewhouse Eatery located in Centennial. The 10,000-square-foot addition to the 23,250-square-foot retail and restaurant space features a dynamic indoor and outdoor area that serves as a multi-functional entertainment venue. Its west-facing two-story glass, steel, and stone addition recall the purity of a barn. This great design also allows customers to enjoy the panoramic views of the city.


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