Although it may seem like a small suburb, Cupertino is home to some large enterprises in a range of areas, including the commercial industry. The best commercial architects in Cupertino, California are helping to deliver modern and sustainable structures to the city’s ever-changing commercial landscape.

These builders have won numerous awards and are frequently featured in the industry’s most prestigious publications. Over the years, these enterprises have collaborated with both new and existing businesses in the city to develop projects that meet strict building industry standards.

Studio S Squared Architecture

1000 S. Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128

Studio S Squared Architecture has been in the business for more than two decades. It has produced a number of excellent projects—homes and commercial buildings for clients in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. Design director Jose Ares Abajo and CEO Eugene Sakai—a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) —lead the firm to success. The firm and its projects have been featured by The Santa Cruz Sentinel, Yahoo! Finance, and Silicon Valley Business Journal

Featured here is Los Gatos Retail Building, a  mixed-use commercial project featuring ground-floor retail and a second-floor office area. With a curved glass feature wall framed by stone and the 2nd story mass pushing towards the corner to provide a stronger visual presence, they built the structure to address the corner lot.

GKW Architects, Inc.

710 E McGlincy Lane, Suite 109, Campbell, CA 95008

GKW Architects is a full-service architectural firm established in 2010 that is anchored by honest business practices and addressing problems with exceptional solutions. The firm collaborates with its clients to create buildings and communities that improve people’s lives. It consistently delivers exemplary services on every project. Services provided include initial analysis, design development, construction documents, and construction administration. Using high-level design software, the GKW team effectively transforms ideas into buildings and communities. Many of its projects are located on the West Coast and include everything from residential remodels to commercial expansions and mixed-use high-rise developments in the city.

This 7,805-square-foot Professional Center embodies the heart of South Whitney Street and rising residential areas for future homeowners. Consisting of five condominiums, each space can be custom designed to suit the owner’s preferences.

MBA Architects 

1176 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

Committed to quality services for over 46 years, MBA Architects is experienced in creating a unique and creative design through an inclusive process with its clients. This practice leads to architecture that truly reflects each client’s individual vision. For the company, meeting the client’s goals is its ultimate focus. It accomplishes that objective through attention to detail and careful planning, design, and construction of the project. The result is accurate results, delivered on time and within budget.

MBA also recognizes the architect’s unique responsibility for shaping the environment. In its designs, green and sustainable elements are a must and it is continuously aiming for LEED and Build-It-Green certification. 

Featured here is Tierra Encantada, a 93-unit mixed-use family housing project. The firm designed the project to include green and energy-efficient elements such as extra insulation, Low-E coated windows, energy star appliances, solar power generation, and efficient heating systems. It encompasses an 18-acre site that includes two and three-story apartment buildings, a parking garage, and commercial rental space.

HPC Architecture, Inc.

2216 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Established in 1986, HPC Architecture has served an impressive list of high-tech and corporate clients throughout the heart of Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay, and Northern California. HPC specializes in traditional architectural design services as well as programming, site planning, entitlements, and interior design. Collectively, their architects have provided over 100 years of architectural experience across California. All their projects are framed by the belief that service begins with listening to their clients’ needs and continues by responding to their needs in an appropriate, timely manner.

Adaptive Architecture

20111 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Suite 270 Cupertino, CA 95014

Adaptive Architecture was established by architect Janice Yeh in 2013, with the goal to provide comprehensive design services to clients in the Bay Area. With a vast number of projects in the Bay Area, the firm’s focus has been on educational and commercial projects. It is always looking to find new challenges and new opportunities to explore various design solutions.

Adaptive Architecture recently designed a new retail building at Strawberry Park Shopping Center. Completed in 2020, the project is a 10,000-square-foot new ground-up retail building that caters to a good mix of retail and restaurant tenants.