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 in this careful way starts with a well-planned design from licensed architects.

Many architects design good commercial structures; only a few can provide a great customer experience while they do it. We’ve created a list of the best commercial architects in Hayward, California. Each of the firms included on this list was chosen for their commercial projects, their experience, and the awards they have received. For a remarkable commercial design that drives in traffic and makes your customers feel comfortable once they get there, reach out to one of the best architects in Hayward. 

DRAMS Architect

4050 Harlan Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Commercial designs have been one of DRAMS Architect’s specialties since 2016. Al Dram with 14 years of experience founded the company on the values of professional and responsible architecture. These values drive the firm’s team of skilled and goal-oriented designers. The company has been able to complete various architectural designs for industries, including schools, hospitals, hotels, high-rises, industrial sites, and commercial structures. One of DRAMS Architects’ missions is to improve society on a local and larger scale through Al Dram’s new role to serve the community as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Emeryville. This new venture aims to provide a positive impact on the people of Emeryville and the San Francisco bay area.

In addition to its recognition, the company is also a WELL Accredited Professional. This certification is given to architects and designers whose works show a commitment to bringing healthier and more advanced buildings for communities. Looking at its portfolio, the firm’s expertise with commercial design is abundantly clear. One of its most expansive projects is Newco Pet Food Tenant Improvement located in Hayward. The design of the project was completed in 2019 and included tenant improvement and design/build services. Other design projects in the firm’s portfolio include Wei Chuan USA, SF Party Commercial Remodel, East Bay Motorcars, Starbucks, Burger King, UPS Stores, and the James H. Clark Center. Learn more about their work at

AD Architects

3738 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Lafayette, CA 94549 

AD Architects is one of the oldest architectural firms in the area and serves California with its top-notch designs. Newell Arnerich and Robert Diaz are the pioneers at the helm of the firm. Thanks to its international offices, the firm is able to perform high-caliber commercial and residential architectural plans. Since its founding in 1978, the firm has grown to include architecture, planning, interior design, project management, and strategic planning.

AD Architects’ AIA-certified architects and designers have worked with some of the country’s best-known institutions and businesses including American Express, University of Southern California, Mercury Insurance Group, and Morgan Stanley. The firm’s craftsmanship is reflected in its portfolio, and a perfect illustration is the ICANN international Headquarters in California. AD designed a state-of-the-art headquarters for the ICANN office, one that serves as a benchmark for other ICANN offices. It features a spacious office space designed with green strategies promoting a healthy work environment. 

HB+A Architecture

2811 Castro Valley Boulevard, Suite #109, Castro Valley, CA 94546 

HB+A Architecture is a full-service design firm specializing in architecture, planning, and development. Hafsa Burt, AIA, NCARB is the current studio head of the firm along with 4 equally established teams who lead the firm’s services. Because of its excellence in architecture the firm has been recognized with press and awards including the Haute Living, Buildings Magazine, ABC News, California Herald, Yahoo! Finance, Bloomberg, and Arch Daily among many others. 

Aside from its remarkable designs, the firm is also big on sustainability. Many of the team’s awards are for their sustainable, eco-friendly designs. One of these projects is the Net Zero Energy Award-winning SFR Box Factory. This project has been repeatedly featured in magazines for its modern, sleek, and energy-efficient design. 

Heller Manus Architects

600 Montgomery Street, Suite #1250, San Francisco, CA 94111 

Heller Manus Architects is a multi-disciplinary and award-winning architectural firm dedicated to creating forward-thinking design solutions. The firm has proved its reliability with timeless design for over 36 years in the industry. Jeffrey Heller and Clark Manus are seasoned architects joined by four equally established principals leading the team and its services. The firm includes professionals with international expertise in architecture, urban & master planning, and public space design. A few of the market sectors it works in include hotel, civic, entertainment, academic, retail, high-rise office, mid-rise and high-rise residential, and mixed-use.

The AIA-certified team of Heller Manus Architects has been recognized with a number of awards including the 2020 Master Prize Award, 2020 Gold Nugget Award, and 2020 US GLASS Green Design Award. The firm’s portfolio of work highlights the team’s flexibility and design versatility. Take, for example, this Menlo Gateway project in Menlo Park. This LEED Gold corporate building received the 2020 PCBC Gold Nugget Award – Awards of Merit for its sustainability and outstanding design. Jeffrey Heller, Richard Kozono, Stephen Buchholz, and Jongkwan Kim were the firm’s leads on the project.