Elk Grove has its own fair share of various commercial structures and spaces. With so many already established brands in the area, clients looking to build or remodel commercial spaces around Elk Grove look to work with established architects.

Our editorial team has curated this list of ten of the area’s best and leading commercial architects in Elk Grove. They were chosen based on their experiences and extensive portfolios, in addition to their numerous awards and magazine features.


Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture

3540 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816

Founded in 1950, Dreyfuss + Blackford provides a complete and comprehensive range of architecture and interior design services. The firm extends its services throughout Northern California and commits itself to the highest of standards. Since its inception, the company has been the recipient of over a hundred regional and national awards. These accolades entail everything, from design and efficiency to site sensitivity and compatibility. The firm is also recognized for its sustainability efforts. Dreyfuss takes great pride in its stellar reviews and has also had the privilege of being featured in several publications. These include the Sacramento Business Journal and Building Design + Construction. The project below best depicts the firm’s talent and expertise.

Completed in 2020, the photo above shows the firm’s work for California State University, Sacramento. It entailed working on its university transportation and parking services, in addition to its administrative offices. The firm’s team also worked on the project’s landscape, which includes existing mature trees. The structure also boasts media briefing area, offices, public payment counter, conference rooms, and other support spaces. 


Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners

1715 R Street Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95811

Since its inception in 1981, Williams + Paddon provides a complete range of architecture and planning services and is regarded for its excellent leadership and responsive work. The firm operates out of its offices in Roseville and Sacramento and has had the opportunity to establish strong relationships both across the region and abroad with some of the best and leading subcontractors. It has also had the opportunity to work with various household brands and unique spaces. The firm’s work has been featured in various publications like Arch Daily. The photo below best depicts its expertise and skill for commercial spaces and buildings. 

Completed for Best Buy, this project entailed working on updating its facade. This enabled it to repurpose its current space. In addition to this, it allowed improvement of the building’s delivery and the receiving of goods.


Page & Turnbull

2600 Capitol Avenue Suite 120, Sacramento, CA 95816

Page & Turnbull specializes in an extensive range of market sectors. These include everything from civic, commercial, cultural, and education spaces to hospitality, industrial, institutional, and religious buildings. Its portfolio also depicts various parks, retail spaces, and theaters. It is a full-service firm that provides a complete range of architecture, design, planning, and preservation services. The firm has been in business since 1973 and operates out of its offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Founded by one of its namesakes in the early 1970s, the firm first started out as a company with the goal of building awareness of the importance of landmark preservation. Now, the company has become known as a design and planning group. It is also noted for its cultural resources planning and excellent preservation technology. 

The firm’s work has been featured in a variety of publications. These include CA Modernist and Traditional Building Magazine. The photo above best depicts the firm’s work for the Ferry Building. It spans over 240,000 square feet and won the firm the San Francisco Design Award from the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA), as well as the National Preservation Honor Award. The project includes a ferry terminal, marketplace, office space, and gathering place. 


Kuchman Architects

2203 13th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818

Headquartered in Sacramento, Kuchman Architects commits itself to sustainable and creative solutions that have enabled it to secure a solid reputation through the years. It has been in business since 1985 and specializes in not only architecture but also site planning, multi-family housing, retail spaces, and mixed-use work. These include grocery stores and senior housing. The firm is composed of a talented team of experienced and licensed professionals, which entails civil and structural engineers, landscape architects, interior designers, and environmental consultants. The project below is an excellent example of the firm’s best projects.

Completed in Los Banos, this project was done for the College Plaza Shopping Center. All in all, it spans nearly 60,000 square feet and one story. It features a great California Mission Revival style and was one of the first major complexes to reflect a new theme in adherence to the guidelines established by the City of Los Banos.  


Mogavero Architects

1331 T Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Operating out of its office in Sacramento, Mogavero Architects draws inspiration from over 30 years of industry experience. The firm offers a multi-disciplinary approach and is experienced in every phase and aspect of the process. These include design, planning, architecture, landscape architecture, and development. The firm also often employs sustainability practices and methods in its work, assuring its clients of the high efficiency of its projects. It extends its services throughout California and has had the opportunity to curate an excellent clientele list for itself. The photo below is an excellent example of the company’s work. 

This space was completed for Starbucks and is only one of the firm’s various projects. For this project, the firm’s team worked on the complete transformation of an existing copy center located in a 75-year-old building. It spans 1,300 square feet and features large-format tile floors and reclaimed wood walls and ceilings. 


Comstock Johnson Architects

10520 Armstrong Avenue, Mather, CA 95655

Comstock Johnson Architects is licensed in seven states and has been in business since 1982. It maintains affiliations with various vital industry organizations like the AIA and the Interior Design Association (IIDA). It utilizes an approach that combines technicality and creativity utilizing an experienced and talented team of professionals. The firm’s commercial portfolio depicts several corporate offices, country clubs, headquarters, educational spaces, labs, religious, and housing work. The project below was completed for the Rivercats Independence Field. 

This field features a fully accessible little league-sized baseball field and is the only one of its kind in the Western United States. It is composed of a composite sports surface system and various facilities. 


macaulay + architects

818 19th St. #200, Sacramento, CA 95811

Founded in 2000, macaulay + architects operates out of its office in Sacramento and was established by its namesake, Laura Macauley. It is affiliated with both the AIA and the IIDA and offers its clients a complete range of architecture and interior design services. The firm specializes in both commercial and residential projects and takes great pride in being one of the first firms in the area to design a car dealership located inside a mall. Its portfolio depicts an extensive range of retail, hospitality, shopping centers, offices, and municipal work. The coffee shop below is an example of the firm’s work.

Completed for Insight Coffee Roasters, this project is an all-new coffee house. It was designed in an urban and contemporary style. For this project, the firm converted an old shoe store incorporating wood, metal, and brick accents along with a concrete floor.


Pressey & Associates

2015 H St. 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95811

Pressey & Associates specializes in educational, commercial, healthcare, and industrial projects. It is a full-service architectural firm and operates out of its office in Sacramento. Its team provides excellent construction and architectural design, documentation, bidding, and construction administration while working closely with its clients throughout the entire process. It takes great pride in the excellent clientele list it has secured for itself through the years and is proud to have numerous repeat clients. The firm is regarded for its innovative approaches that result in timeless work.


Greg Taylor + Rachel Glabe Taylor

2721 12th St., Sacramento, CA 95818

Headquartered in Sacramento, Glabe + Taylor Architecture specializes in urban, hospitality, restaurant, and commercial spaces. It is a full-service firm offering architectural services, interior design, and visualizations. It has worked on numerous offices, lobbies, and bars. The firm is led by its namesakes, Gregory Taylor and Rachel Glabe Taylor. Gregory holds a degree in architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, as well as a Master’s in Architecture with honors from Harvard University. Rachel, on the other hand, also holds an architecture degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and graduated summa cum laude. She also holds a Masters of Architecture from Princeton University. Together, they oversee each project that the firm takes on and assure each client receives the benefit of their individual experiences. Greg and Rachel have both worked on large-scale high-rise offices and housing and make use of a highly collaborative approach.

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  • Shahe Demirdjian

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