Citrus Heights is located between downtown Sacramento and Roseville. It has numerous fantastic shopping facilities and convenient proximity to the state’s capital, making it one of the top places to live, start a business, or invest in a commercial property. Its central location makes it an accessible place for people situated in other regions, including Sacramento and San Francisco. If you want to develop a commercial building in the area, here are 11 of the best commercial architects working in Citrus Heights, California.

Cass Calder Smith

44 McLea Court, San Francisco, CA 94103

Cass Calder Smith is an award-winning multidisciplinary firm in San Francisco. It was established in 1990 to provide architecture and interior design services to clients across the United States and the globe. The firm has since been dedicated to excellence in architecture and design, creating a diverse range of public and private buildings and interiors where people can live, learn, and work. It prides itself in its unique, relevant, and timeless creations—they balance simplicity, innovation, and functionality.

The company runs under the leadership of founder Cass Calder Smith. Cass is the son of an Academy Award-winning filmmaker and California landscape painter and designer Howard Smith. He has over three decades of extensive experience in the construction industry and teaches at UC Berkeley.

mcg architecture

250 Sutter Street, Suite 450, San Francisco, CA 94108

mcg architecture is a leading commercial architecture firm that has been serving 49 states, five Canadian provinces, and Puerto Rico for over 95 years. Its offices can be found in San Francisco, Cleveland, Aurora, Irvine, Phoenix, Orlando, and Glendora. mcg architecture specializes in architecture, design, and planning and remains committed to closely working with clients to anticipate emerging trends and deliver quality solutions and services. Since its inception in 1927, the firm has expanded its expertise to include shopping centers, office buildings, hotels, and mixed-use urban and suburban developments.

The San Francisco office is under the direction of Managing Principal, Associate Jorge Calderon, AIA. The firm also received the Award of Merit for Office, Retail, and Mixed-Use Developments from ENR Southeast.

Studio W Architects

1930 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Studio W Architects is a Sacramento full-service architecture, interiors, and planning firm that has been enhancing communities and enriching lives through the built environment for 33 years. The firm prides itself on innovation that is driven by passion, research, lessons learned, and continuous learning. It offers a wide variety of services to clients throughout California in the commercial market. Since its inception, Studio W Architects has built numerous buildings where people learn, socialize, imagine, and collaborate. The best part about it is that the team is having fun.

Brian Whitmore is the president and CEO of Studio W Architects. He is a licensed architect, LEED accredited professional, and a member of many professional organizations, including the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Institute of Architects.

Architectural Nexus

930 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Architectural Nexus is an employee-owned firm specializing in architectural design, interior design, landscape architecture, medical planning, visualization, and energy operations. For 19 years in the business, the firm has taken pride in bringing diversity to its practice and fostering collaboration between diverse experts to develop increasingly robust results. The firm is headquartered in Sacramento and extends its services to Utah and California. Architectural Nexus is a company that looks out for the best interest of its clients, stakeholders, employees, and the community.

Robb T. Harrop is the recently named president of Architectural Nexus. He has an eye for attractive designs and has a unique ability to illustrate what he envisions. Throughout his career, he has built a compelling resume combining traditional and digital design methodologies.

Perkins, Williams & Cotterill Architects

3320 Data Drive, Suite 200, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Perkins, Williams & Cotterill Architects is a California architectural firm with a strong reputation for building structures on-time and creating budget-conscious designs. The firm was formed in 1984 and has since focused on providing architecture, pre-design, building design, planning, and interior design services. The firm is licensed to operate in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. It has a portfolio of over four million square feet of commercial projects. Perkins, Williams & Cotterill Architects employs a team of driven architects, LEED accredited professionals, interior designers, and drafters.

Brian Williams and Roy Cotterill are the company’s managing partners. The former is a licensed architect in California; he has 28 years of architectural experience. Meanwhile, Roy is licensed in California, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, and Nevada with 30 years of experience in single and multi-family residential, commercial, industrial, government, R&D, religious, and manufacturing projects.


2277 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Studio 220, Sacramento, CA 95825

HRGA is a Sacramento architecture firm dedicated to helping clients achieve lasting project value through innovative and cost-effective solutions. Founded 13 years ago, it specializes in a variety of projects, including hotels, multi-family, higher education, offices, civic, industrial, retail, and commercial. The firm serves clients across Northern California and the West. The firm values the essence of effective communication, creative problem-solving, and teamwork; it believes these are the foundations of its success. 

The firm prospers under the leadership of Roland Ketelsen, who has 23 years of diverse experience in various project types. His expertise includes everything from design-build to multiple-package fast-track project delivery. The company has been featured by numerous media outlets, including CapRadio in 2018 and Sacramento Business Journal in 2017.

Borges Architectural Group

1478 Stone Point Drive, Suite 350, Roseville, CA 95661

For over two decades, Borges Architectural Group has pursued clients’ best interests and delivered the best results and services every time. The firm offers architecture, planning, and interior services, having established a solid reputation for providing its clients with the highest degree of responsive solutions. It employs strategic collaboration and internal connection to produce exciting projects that marry culture and the environment. Operating out of its office in Roseville, California, Borges Architectural Group creates beautiful, functional spaces that embody the vision and passion of every client it serves.

Adam G. Lehner is the company’s president. He has been with Borges Architectural Group since 1995 and has worked his way up through the company. He enjoys mentoring and encouraging younger staff members.

Barghausen Consulting Engineers

3300 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 100, Roseville, CA 95661

Founded in 1982, Barghausen Consulting Engineers is a culture-driven firm helping clients achieve their visions by providing creative solutions. It offers a wide selection of services, including civil engineering, land surveying, architecture, energy system design, landscape architecture, permits expediting, and land use planning. The firm works extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest and California and provides professional services across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. For over 40 years, it has built solid relationships with diverse clients, consistently exceeding expectations whether it is a multimillion square feet warehouse or 1,200 square feet project.

Dan Goalwin is the man behind the firm’s success. He has four decades of comprehensive architecture background and has overseen thousands of projects throughout the United States.

VMI architecture

637 5th Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901

VMI Architecture is a commercial architecture firm that has been offering comprehensive architectural design services throughout the western states for over 27 years. It specializes in residential and commercial projects and is committed to green, sustainable practices in its building designs and overall daily operations. Since its inception, it has closely worked with clients to ensure their projects are done right and delivered on time. The firm is a team of seasoned professionals dedicated to supporting customers through every step and going the extra mile to ensure their satisfaction.

Hugh Murphy is VMI Architecture’s president. He worked for a local architectural firm for over 15 years and then established the company in 1995, joining his wife and her business partner. Hugh has been in the industry for 25 years and is experienced in a diverse range of project types—single-family dwellings, fitness facilities, offices, retail, and restaurants.

PM Design Group

6930 Destiny Drive, Suite 100, Rocklin, CA 95677

Established in 2009, PM Design Group is a full-service architecture, and engineering firm committed to solving its clients’ problems. It provides architecture, civil engineering, permitting, accessibility compliance, and MEP engineering services to clients across the United States. The firm works as an extension of its clients’ teams and moves urgently throughout every phase while providing the highest level of standard. During its 13 years in the industry, PM Design Group has established a diverse clientele list that includes banks, restaurants, convenience stores, shopping centers, and retail facilities.

The company operates under the supervision of Ken McCracken and Roy Pedro. Ken is a registered architect in 50 states and has over 30 years of experience in architecture and engineering. Roy, on the other hand, is a Certified Combination Plans Examiner and Combination Building Inspector with 30 years of experience bringing exceptional results to clients.

HMR Architects

2130 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95818

Since 1935, HMR Architects has been building spaces that exceed expectations throughout California. It specializes in commercial architecture and has earned a reputation for creating enduring, high-quality projects that improve how people learn, work, and socialize. Its portfolio includes K-12, higher education, commercial, retail, government, and healthcare facilities. As one of Sacramento’s oldest architectural firms, HMR Architects has consistently delivered exceptional service regardless of its clients’ budgets and scope of work. The firm’s goal is to create the best designs and solutions tailored to customers’ needs.

Scott Pullen owns and leads the company. He has been at the forefront of every project, sharing his knowledge and expertise with his crew and clients. He is a LEED accredited professional and is a proud member of the American Institute of Architects.


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