Last updated on May 21st, 2024 at 12:59 am

A good commercial structure is measured by its strong foundation, durable materials, and remarkable design. For many years, Plano has been home to several businesses and establishments offering the city diverse buildings. If you’re looking to build a business in the city, finding the right architect is a priority. Luckily, the city is also home to a range of architects knowledgeable in commercial architecture.

To help you pick the right architect for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best commercial architects in Plano, Texas. Each firm on this list was considered based on their design forte, years in services, and recognitions received. For a remarkable commercial space, take a look at our list below.

TGS Architects

825 Watters Creek Blvd. Building M Suite #345, Allen, TX 75013

Since 1981, TGS Architects has been the city’s partner in forward-thinking and remarkable designs. The firm is well-recognized for its contribution in architectural design, interior design, master planning, and design/build services among many others. Founder Dallas Taylor gathered a team of skilled American Institute of Architects (AIA) and LEED Accredited Professionals to provide the best services for every client. 

The firm’s portfolio is filled with commercial designs for banks, retail spaces, medical facilities, and corporate offices. The Tetra Pak Headquarters in Denton is one of the firm’s most expansive architectural designs. It features a sleek modern design both on the exterior and interior design. It also creates an open concept for offices and breakrooms which allow for a more spacious look. The abundance of glass windows, doors and walls allow natural light to penetrate the whole building as well as bring continuity with the open concept design.     

O’Brien Architects

5310 Harvest Hill Rd. Suite #136 LB 161, Dallas, TX 75230 

Carillon Parc, Twelve Cowboy’s Way, and Cinemark Headquarters are just a few of O’Brien Architects’ designs. In the last 47 years, the firm has built its reputation for designing award-winning and notable structures all over Texas. The firm is founded by AIA-certified Sean O’Brien. His leadership has led the team to create highly creative and innovative designs.  The company has served over 30 companies in various industries. 

O’Brien Architects works in close collaboration with every client to seamlessly translate visions into blueprints. Among its long list of commercial designs is the La Villita on Mesa. The 2016 project features a mixed-use commercial development including a Whole Foods grocery store covering over 45,000 square feet of space adjacent to 43,200 square feet of retail space. The team collaborated with EMJ to create this modern aesthetic high-end shopping destination. 

Alliance Architects

1600 Collins Blvd. Suite #1000, Richardson, TX 75080

Alliance Architects is a widely recognized design firm serving Texas with specialized architecture and interior designs services with a lot of experience in corporate offices. The firm is led by five equally established AIA-certified principals—Charles Reagan, Carlos deSaracho, Thomas Maxwell, Chad Michel, and Scott Meyer. 

One of the firm’s most notable projects in its portfolio is the Mercedes-Benz USA auto dealership in Grapevine. Over 300,000 square feet of space was designed for Seefried Properties. The property was split into 2 spaces: the Learning Performance Center and the Parts Distribution Center. The interior of this commercial space features a luxurious design reflective of the high-end brand.   


401 N. Houston St., Dallas, TX 75202 

Corgan is a Dallas-based architectural firm fueled by its passion and commitment to data-driven, impeccable designs. The practice is led by Scott Ruch, AIA along with a team of seasoned architects with a rich background in architecture. Ruch has developed Corgan’s team of design-savvy professionals with diverse expertise in a range of design profiles. Together, Ruch and his team follow the design principles of empathy, clarity, singularity, locality, and responsibility in all of its projects. 

The Toyota North America Headquarters is one of Corgan’s most expansive and breathtaking commercial designs. In 2014, the leading Japanese automaker made a momentous relocation to Plano. The team was tasked to re-envision the brand’s future, and they did so by utilizing a modern design. This new headquarters was part of the brand’s goals to bring together its workforce under “One Toyota”.   

CallisonRTKL Inc.

1717 Pacific Ave., Dallas, TX 75201 

CallisonRTKL 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 75 years in the industry. Kim Heartwell and the Dallas Branch are seasoned architects joined by a pool of equally established principals leading the team and its services. The firm includes professionals with international expertise in architecture, planning, and interior design. A few of the market sectors it works with include academic, government, retail, commercial, and healthcare.

The AIA-certified team of CallisonRTKL has been recognized with a number of awards including the 2020 AIA Dallas Healthcare Design Award, 2020 Shop! Design Award, 2020 GDPC Urban Design Award, and the 2020 AIA Dallas National Associates Award. The firm’s portfolio of work highlights the team’s flexibility and design versatility. Take, for example, this Baylor Healthcare System at the Heart Hospital Baylor in Plano. CallisonRTKL designed a self-contained heart center adjacent to the medical center. This new building aims to provide patients with high-tech cardiovascular hospital support for advanced clinical protocols. The result is a high-end, hotel-like facility that provides patients with a unique and seamless healthcare experience. 


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