In 2020, Roseville was ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S., thanks to its high-paying jobs, practically endless retail opportunities, and reliable, low-cost, city-owned utilities. The city is known as the commercial and retail hub of the region, attracting shoppers to its diverse assortment of major retailers and shopping centers. 

This list of the best commercial architects in Roseville, California spotlights industry professionals who specialize in crafting architecture that combines function with style. Aside from decades of experience, some of these firms have also been recognized by industry publications and have created award-winning projects that marry imagination and innovation. 

Mogavero Architects

1331 T St., Sacramento, CA 95811

Mogavero Architects is a multidisciplinary firm that has been in the industry since 1979. Over the decades, it has won multiple awards for architecture, planning, and urban design. Some of these awards include the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)’s 2019 best in American Living Awards and the 2019 Award of Excellence for Sustainable Residential Development. In addition to these honors, Mogavero Architects has long been recognized as thought leaders in the field of sustainability. In its projects, the company integrates technology and natural systems to enhance longevity and life-cycle inputs. Among the firm’s notable projects is the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. Built from the ground up, the  two-storey, 40,000-square-foot building accommodates a grocery store and food court restaurant area. The two areas are quite distinct but are unified by a floor grid pattern that begins at the entry and changes in scale to personalize individual spaces. Skylights were also installed in both the store and the restaurant area to provide natural lighting. 

PM Design

6930 Destiny Dr. Ste. #100, Rocklin, CA 95677

PM Design was established in 2009 and has since expanded its reach to all 50 states. As a result of its experience and reach, it has gained a trusted reputation that has helped it complete over 25,000 projects for different sectors. So far, these include the banking, car wash, restaurant, retail, convenience store and fueling, grocery and pharmacy, and shopping center markets. Among these projects are many notable spaces that have put it on the list of Business Journal’s Forty Under 40. The firm has worked with major brands, including its long-time partner McDonald’s. Over the years, PM Design has worked on new ground-up stores, remodels, and upgrades for the brand, along with other interior and exterior modernization efforts that are evident in more than 1,200 stores.

Applied Architecture

2550 X Street, Sacramento, CA

With over 40 years of industry experience, Applied Architecture is an industry veteran with a long portfolio of projects in various markets. Its projects are known for being well-proportioned and detailed to fit the neighborhood. Although the firm’s goal is to create modernized projects, its team is inspired by revitalizing historic resources to bring a new zest to the community. Over time, some of its work has gained notice from publications like TechHome X, The Registry, and Comstock Magazine. The firm’s experience and trusted abilities have brought it an abundance of work in various sectors. These include the urban design, historic, retail/commercial, mixed-use, and multifamily markets. 

AC Martin

3009 Douglas Blvd. Ste. #290, Roseville, CA 95661

AC Martin was established in 1906. Over time, this architecture, planning, interior architecture, and research firm has worked with various clients in the commercial and industrial, aviation, office, hospitality, and residential sectors, among many others. Decades of experience have helped it gain a trusted reputation among colleagues and clients. It has been showered with recognition from magazines like Rocklin & Roseville Today, Gold County Media, The Sacramento Bee, and the San Francisco Business Journal. It has a large number of notable projects to its credit, but one of its most eye-catching commercial projects is the Wilsher Grand Center Korean Airlines building in Los Angeles. The tallest building west of the Mississippi, this structure is an iconic symbol of friendship between South Korea and the U.S. The tower is composed of 890 rooms of the InterContinental Hotel set atop 18 leasable office floors. The new 73-story tower is reminiscent of Yosemite’s Half Dome and rises above a solid podium base. A lyrical, double-curved skylight atrium bridges these forms, extending from the entry plaza into the building’s center. 

Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners

1715 R St. Ste. #200 ,Sacramento, CA 95811

Founded in 1981, Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners is founded on design excellence, technological leadership, responsiveness, and environmental stewardship. Over the years, these principles have been reflected in its various services, which include architecture, interior design, programming, and master planning. As an industry veteran, it has been entrusted with projects for the civic, clubhouse, community, education, office, retail, and other sectors. The Roseville Civic Center in Roseville is one example of the firm’s abilities. This project started with the refurbishing and modernization of the existing city hall and extended to the addition of the two-story civic center as a building extension. For its work on projects such as this, the firm has been honored with awards like the California Mass Timber Building Competition’s 2020 honorable mention, Sacramento Business Journal’s 2018 Best Real Estate Projects’s Best Renovation award, and Huawei’s 2017 Outstanding Designer award.

Kuchman Architects

2203 13th St., Sacramento CA 95818

Kuchman Architects isn’t limited to promoting smart growth principles and sustainable designs. Since its establishment in 1985, the firm has been known for creating visually interesting and pedestrian-friendly mixed-use neighborhoods. Over the years, it has provided clients with various services, including architecture and site planning, multifamily housing, retail, and mixed-use housing. With years of experience behind it, the firm has been recognized by publications like the Sacramento Business Journal, The Sacramento Bee, Sactown Magazine, and North Bay Business Journal. Among its many projects is the notable Stone Pointe retail center. Designed in a Spanish revival style, the 13,010-square-foot structure has a variety of forms and colors, creating a pedestrian-friendly scale. 

The HR Group Architects

2277 Fair Oaks Blvd., Studio #220, Sacramento, CA 95825

Since The HR Group Architects was established in 2009, it has been known for providing high-quality architectural services for clients throughout Northern California and the Western region. From hotels, highrises, and multifamily buildings, to offices, retail, interior, and state and federal projects, the firm has provided its services to a diverse range of clients over the years. One example of its commercial work is the Sierra Business Center in Roseville. A manufacturing and business operation center that is 600,000 square feet wide, its six buildings were constructed in multiple phases of construction with the concrete tilt-up construction method. With dedicated professionals known for maintaining high-level project involvement, The HR Group Architects has been recognized by publications like Comstock Magazine and Sacramento Business Journal. 

Borges Architectural Group

1478 Stone Point Dr. Ste. #350, Roseville, CA 95661

Established in 1984, Borges Architectural Group is a firm known for combining culture and the environment in its designs. Since its inception, the firm has completed a variety of projects in a wide range of markets, including the office, medical, industrial, senior housing, religious, and residential markets. The firm’s work has been recognized by Sacramento Business Journal for its ability to craft projects that bring the unique strength of a Borges-designed space to the distinctive design of a client brand. 

HDL Design & Architecture

1410 Glen View Court, Roseville, CA 95747

Established in 1987, HDL Design & Architecture specializes in commercial interior architecture and interior design. During the past few decades, the firm has completed commercial projects, restaurants, offices, retail banks, and fitness centers. Commercial projects aren’t the only type of work to be seen in its portfolio. After years of working in the industry, HDL Design & Architecture has also extended its reach to residential architecture. This residential work includes interior remodeling design along with kitchen design and minor additions. The firm also does universal accessible design and elder care and community facilities.