Unlike Phoenix, Mesa, Arizona is a dense suburban area where the shopping and entertainment district isn’t quite as strong as Phoenix. Instead, Mesa features structures that display a gorgeous intimacy with Mesa’s desert surroundings.
This list of the best commercial architects in Mesa features the professionals who have robust portfolios of complex projects that carry designs unique to Mesa and its sublime surroundings. Aside from decades of experience and highly reputable teams, these firms make it a point to incorporate sustainability in their projects and highlight the kind of eco-living that’s possible in a state where the sun dominates as an energy source.
Sketch Architecture Company
2454 E Southern Avenue, Ste. #110, Mesa, AZ 85204
Sketch Architecture Company has over 20 years of experience designing and constructing projects. During those two decades, the firm has completed projects for various sectors including retail, medical, hospitality, and even historical. Regardless of the project, this firm takes a methodical and creative approach to building. Combining its design approach with years of expertise, Sketch Architecture Company is sustained by repeat clients: the firm’s ability to create long-lasting relationships is impressive.
Associated Architects Inc.
1356 East McKellips, Suite #101 Mesa, AZ 85203
Associated Architects Inc. is probably the oldest architectural firm in the Gilbert/Mesa area. Established in 1959, this firm’s folio is filled with projects in various sectors including education, veterinary, automotive, religious, municipal, and commercial sectors. The Masonic Lodge is one of these projects. An 8,390-square-foot commercial structure, it consists of a lodge hall, a dining room, a kitchen, a conference room, and offices. A simple project, it is a representation of the high-quality complexities Associated Architects Inc. has committed itself to.
EMC2 Group Architects Planners, PC
1635 N Greenfield Road, Ste. #144 Mesa, AZ 85205
EMC2 Group Architects Planners was established in 1978. The firm has worked on various projects across the state and has become acquainted with the various climates and elevations that can affect a structure. This experience has led it to complete several projects in the education, government, religious, and office sectors. Among its many projects, the Power Marketplace office in Queen Creek is perhaps the most notable. The structure is designed to meet the Town of Queen Creek’s design review and zoning guidelines alongside its agrarian philosophies. The entry areas are designed with diagonal braces, prefinished steel roofing, and trellises that evoke an association with agrarian building elements.
Jones Studio Inc.
205 S Wilson St., Tempe, AZ 85281
Jones Studio Inc. is a famous name in Tempe. As of this writing, the firm has been featured in 40 books, 227 magazines and journals, 29 TV shows, various radio programs, and even a Hollywood movie and documentary. As one of the area’s most innovative architects, Jones Studio has gathered over 220 design awards for over 50 projects. These projects highlight the client’s values and culture through modern designs that carry sustainable features. The firm’s work has been honored with awards like the AIA Arizona Goodwin Awards, the GSA Design Excellence Program Honor Award in Architecture, and the Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards. One of its most notable projects is the Mohave CC Student Services Center & Building 200. Heavily connected to the outdoors, the structures incorporate several outdoor spaces of varying scales and levels of privacy, encouraging outdoor interactions or simple thoughtful study. To incorporate the idea of transparency and connectivity, the project revives the campus by providing consolidated, open spaces and new connections to the exterior. Aside from the refreshingly large and colorful corridors, the structures also have punched skylights and full-height glazing that promotes the flow of natural light.
1730 East Northern Avenue, Ste. #110, Phoenix, AZ 85020
LEA-Architects is a nationally recognized Architecture and Planning firm headquartered in Phoenix Arizona. This 45-year old, family-owned firm lead by Larry Enyart, AIA, LEED AP and Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP has focused on a variety of project typologies ranging from single-family residences and urban infill to large scale aviation, public safety, higher education, and mixed-use projects. Regardless of the project type, LEA-Architects adapts specific designs that fit each client’s individual requirements while considering community influences, climatic constraints, sustainability goals, and budgetary constraints. LEA’s portfolio currently includes over 250 fire stations, public safety facilities, libraries, offices, higher education, airports, and residential projects. Such work has brought the firm recognition including the AIA Arizona Sustainable Firm of the year award and numerous featured publications like Architecture West Magazine, Fire Apparatus Magazine, and Metal Architecture. The firm has received over 100 awards for design and environmental excellence including six Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards.
464 S. Farmer #101, Tempe, AZ 85281
Architekton is an architecture firm that is constantly evolving. As a firm that advocates for personal development, it has established several friendships that have helped it develop original ideas about community and design. Over time, it has been recognized with several honors including the Arizona Masonry Guild Award for Excellence, the IIDA P.R.I.D.E. Award for Design Excellence for a commercial office space under 20,000 square feet, and the NAIOP Office Build-to-suit Project of The Year award among many others. Mesa’s Pioneer Park, in particular, is one of the oldest parks in the East Valley and is one of Architeckton’s most notable projects for its modernity. Alongside several historical features and monuments, it has an ecosystem of legacy trees that is highlighted by a new central water plaza with an iconic shade canopy. Aside from creating modern projects like this, Architekton is also dedicated to deploying sustainable practices on every project.
Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects
464 S. Farmer #101 Tempe, AZ 85281
Each project requires a unique process. Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects highlights these project traits through modern, functional designs and the efficient integration of sustainable design building practices. The Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain is one of its most notable projects. A 37,900-square-foot project, it aims to increase lodging, activity, and training space on site. Approximately 32,000 square feet of new and renovated buildings will come together to become a symbol of pride for the Girl Scouts. This complex project has been honored with several awards including the AIA Arizona Distinguished Building Award and the ENR Southwest Project of the Year among several others. The firm has also been featured in publications like the San Diego Business Journal, Green Living Magazine, Phoenix Home and Design Garden, Magazine, and Design Magazine. The firm’s projects have also earned honors like the AIA Arizona’s Distinguished Building Merit Award and Arizona Forward’s 39th Annual Environmental Excellence-Crescordia Award.
730 North 52nd Street, Ste. #203 Phoenix, AZ 85008
Over 800 high-value commercial projects pepper Cawley Architects’ portfolio of commercial spaces. Known to be one of the most reliable firms in Arizona, Cawley Architects’ work has been highlighted in publications like AZ Big Media, NewsBreak, and Rose Law Group Reporter. The firm has also won several awards and has cultivated highly successful relationships with many other contractors.
This firm also commits itself to promoting sustainability through all of its projects. Over the years, it has won several LEED Platinum, Gold, and silver awards for its projects. Adelante Healthcare is one particular project that deserves recognition. A nationally recognized and comprehensive healthcare center in the middle of the East Valley Institute of Technology, it includes 42,508 square feet of space. Adelante Healthcare is the first LEED Platinum community and features 43,000 square feet of Class A medical office space. By combining creative designs with the use of natural light, natural materials, and energy-efficient infrastructure, Adelante Healthcare received national attention from The Phoenix Business Journal and won the RED Awards’ Healthcare Project of the Year Award.