The master-planned city of Coral Springs, in Broward County, is a principal location in the Miami metropolitan area. It employs strict building codes to maintain its distinctive aesthetic appeal, from landscaping to signage, even as the downtown has undergone extensive redevelopment to accommodate more office, retail, and entertainment space.
This list of the best commercial architects in Coral Springs presents the firms that can help you navigate these measures if you are planning to bring your business to this growing market. These firms are led by deeply experienced members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
2632 NW 42nd St., Boca Raton, FL 33434
Bolay’s location in Coral Springs reflects its commitment to serving bold, fresh flavors to its diners. To match that energy, 5 Architecture coated the space with the brand’s signature teal hue. The exposed roof structure draws the eye up, where suspended light bulbs punctuate the ceiling and wrap around wooden beams above the bar seating. Glass walls connect the interior to the palm-dotted patio, where alfresco dining is available along the stone-clad storefront with an exterior fire-pit to add to the excitement.
Husband and wife team Matt and Kenia Forget established 5 Architecture in 2018. The firm works on educational, institutional and retail project types throughout the South Florida area, they also make an active effort to enrich the community, including Matt and Kenia’s leadership in 5 ArchiCamp, a program that aims to shape the future of the industry by providing kids with a creative place to explore and learn about architecture.
West Construction, Inc.
820 N. 4th St., Lantana, FL 33462
In 1969, Certified General Contractor (CGC) and Certified Building Contractor (CBC) Don West founded West Construction to deliver well-crafted, highly functional, cost-effective projects to the state of Florida. Today, his son, Matthew West, CGC, AIA, carries on this legacy as CEO and vice president of the firm. He leads alongside Martha Morgan, CBC, who has been president and CFO since 1990. Founding principal Pete Ganci, Assoc AIA, LEED AP BD+C, heads the company’s architecture arm, West Architecture + Design, drawing on 25 years of experience designing both public and private projects.
A notable effort includes the transformation of an old Harley-Davidson dealership in Pompano Beach into surface-solutions company Soprema’s Florida regional office. The $460,000 project entailed repairing the building systems, replacing the interior finishes, painting the exterior, upgrading the landscaping, and adding new signage. The company’s corporate colors were integrated into the design, and extended offices, conference rooms, and training areas were added for the education of subcontractors and roofing-industry professionals. The space is also open for events of organizations such as the Building Owners & Managers Association and the AIA. Featuring eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient HVAC units, and LED lights, this 18,000-square-foot structure is a shining example of the West team’s green-thinking expertise.
MODIS Architects, LLC
4955 SW 75th Ave., Miami, FL 33155
Previously colleagues at another Miami-based firm, Certified Development Design & Construction Professionals (CDP) Robert Morisette, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, and Ivo Fernandez, Jr., LEED AP BD+C, founded MODIS Architects, in 2008, as an effort to do what they love in an environment that would foster camaraderie, talent, and creativity. They each bring over 25 years of experience and a hands-on approach to crafting innovative retail spaces, mixed-use developments, and more. They are joined by a team of design professionals who match their technical understanding of both architecture and construction, helping them build strong relationships throughout the South Florida market.
Palm trees line the open spaces throughout the Capital Plaza mixed-use development the firm designed in Coral Springs. Home to office, retail, and food-and-beverage establishments along University Drive, the two-story complex has a unifying design, with white walls accentuated by wood elements along the façade of the stairwell and balcony structures. Chartreuse canopies complement the exterior, offering shaded passage along the second floor. This thoughtfully planned site speaks to MODIS’s commitment to quality.
Ventura Architecture Development
11870 W. State Rd. 84, C14, Davie, FL 33325
Since 2007, Dunkin’ Donuts has entrusted Ventura Architecture Development (VAD) with the rollout of its stores across Florida. VAD’s flexible design-build method has made construction easier for clients like the donut chain, by providing a single point of contact for all phases of the project, which ultimately saves both time and expense. The firm can proudly complete the design phase for remodels in three to four weeks, store build-outs in five to eight weeks, and ground-up store constructions in 12 to 16 weeks.
Michael Ventura founded VAD in 1998. The company has since served clients in the hospitality, retail, food-service, and communications industries, including Wendy’s, Subway, the Discovery Channel, Pizza Rev, Trump Towers restaurant, Ritas Italian Ice, Feeding South Florida, Food Fair, Avis Rent a Car, and Barry University. Ventura holds degrees in architecture and interior design from Oklahoma State University and began his career in residential design and development in West Palm Beach and Miami. He is also licensed in Tennessee, Arizona, and Georgia, and also hold a general contractor’s license in Florida.
Song + Associates, Inc.
1545 Centrepark Dr. N., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Professional Engineer (PE) and American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) member Young Song, AIA, founded Song + Associates in 1988. She is recognized for her creative and functional designs for commercial, education, financial, medical, office, mixed-use, and recreational spaces, as well as her extensive knowledge of building codes and construction methods. She is joined by a team of AIA and LEED AP principals in designing for diverse markets throughout the state, out of offices in West Palm Beach, Orlando, and Miami, and the firm has been recognized by AIA Palm Beach multiple times, in recent years, for its civic institutional designs.
For the transformation of the Found Care health center in Palm Springs Song + Associates gutted the first floor to create a new walk-in clinic and casework area. New offices, waiting lounges, nursing stations, exam rooms, and facilities for pediatrics, dentistry, x-ray, lab, and pharmacy were added into the design. The upper level was also expanded by utilizing square footage from the previous breezeway. The entire building was also brought up to code with the upgrade of fire sprinklers and security alarms, ensuring the safety and quality upon which Song + Associates has built its sterling reputation.