The need for designers who have the ability to translate a business’s vision and brand identity into feasible architectural plans continues to grow in Colorado. The best commercial architects in Aurora have helped this city’s commercial landscape to respond to the emerging demands for architectures that combine traditional elements and modern functionality.

These professionals are award-winning, highly commended by several industry organizations, and consistently featured in leading magazines.

Davis Partnership Architects

2901 Blake Street, Suite #100, Denver, CO 80205

Davis Partnership Architects designed The Art, a mixed-use building project that covers 176,230 square feet. The nine-story facility accommodates a 165-room boutique hotel, office spaces, retail, showroom, and commercial spaces.  Located at the heart of Denver’s Cultural Center the structure was designed to integrate with the surrounding architectural context. The building’s inspiration for its gallery-like public spaces is derived from its proximity to the Denver Art Museum. 

The firm’s five decades of practice have produced projects of similar architectural thoughtfulness. Principal architect Gary Adams, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) leads the firm’s success in the industry. Under Adams’s leadership, publications like the Denver Business Journal, Engineering News-Record, and ColoradoBiz Magazine highlighted the firm’s contribution to the building’s commercial scene.


1936 Market Street, Denver, CO 80202

CooverClark was commissioned to design several of Denver International Airport’s concessions and retail spaces. The 4,000-square-foot project is worth $3 million and includes brands like Brother’s BBQ, Breckenridge Brewery, Snarf’s Sandwiches, and CNBC. The spaces were designed to provide comfort and convenience to everyday travelers. Included in the design are different types of seating, large community tables, charging stations, and soft club-style seating.

Since the firm’s establishment over three decades ago, the firm has helped curate and design landmarks throughout the region. The firm’s solid networks of clients and partner builders nationwide can be attributed to the experience and reputation of its principal architect, Carol Coover-Clark, AIA, NCARB, NCIDQ, DBIA.

M-A Architects PC

2329 W Main Street, Littleton, CO, 80120

M-A Architects PC led the design team that delivered Denver’s Dead Battery Club. The commercial establishment was designed to accommodate everyday customers and patrons and provide them with an unforgettable dining experience. The business offers an all-day lounge and eatery. With interiors inspired by the classic and rustic elements of the early days, the design emphasizes how the client wanted to provide the ambiance of “a simpler time.”

Leading the firm’s projects—as well as its other work for the commercial market—are principal architects John Mattews and Brad Eickman. Designs for restaurants, multifamily, and entertainment facilities dominate the firm’s over 24 years of practice. These projects are often featured in industry magazines, including Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, Western Architecture, and Sources and Design.

ArcWest Architects

1525 Raleigh Street, Suite #320, Denver, CO 80204

ArcWest Architects was commissioned to deliver the architectural design services for the Pilothouse Brewing Company in Aurora. Completed in 2018, the tenant improvement work included the design of the 2,340-square-foot brewery and taproom. The commercial space followed a nautical theme as a nod to its founder’s passion for sailing. One of the most iconic elements of the interiors is a full sailing binnacle for patrons to enjoy. The whole setup includes a sailboat steering wheel, a compass, a pedestal, a fold-out table, and a cushioned bench-style seating, to name just a few. The building’s exterior is set in a sandy color palette and serves as a complementary canvas for the client’s deep ocean blue logo.

The firm’s ability to provide a detail-oriented approach to design, as seen in this featured work, is one of the qualities that make it a preferred firm by the commercial industry’s developers and project owners. That ability also allows the company to maintain its A-plus Better Business Bureau (BBB) certification, a testament to the client-centered and thoughtful practice that the firm offers. Leading this practice are principal architects Kevin H. Anderson, AIA, and Todd L. Heirls, NCARB.

Coyote Architecture

1738 Wynkoop Street, Suite #300, Denver, CO 80202

Designs for a wide array of industries dominate Coyote Architecture’s portfolio. A big percentage of its clients come from the retail, corporate, hospitality, restaurant, and medical sectors. The firm’s two decades of practice have produced an award-winning project list that is recognized by the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), the Interior Design Institute, and the AIA. Some of these projects have also been included in Remodeling Magazine, Regional West, and Rocky Mountain News’s past features. 

Guiding its highly commended practice are principal architects, Raymon Ollett, Jr. NCIDQ, and Frank Goetz. Under their leadership, the firm is licensed to serve California, Colorado, and Arizona. Over the years, the firm has maintained its place as a leading company that has shaped the region’s architectural landscape.