Over the last few years, changing trends and new safety regulations have been a strong stimulus for the commercial building industry. Demand is high for skilled architects who are up to date with the latest building technology, regulations, and the particular needs of commercial sectors. When seeking the help of designers and architects for a new construction or upgrade, it is important to choose a skilled team knowledgeable about design and safety guidelines. The best architects can truly streamline the customer’s experience.

To help you choose a team that can handle your particular needs, we’ve created a list of the best commercial architects in Livermore, California. Each of the firms included on this list was chosen for their commercial projects, experience, and awards. If you want an outstanding commercial design that drives traffic to your door and makes your customers feel comfortable once they arrive, these architects can deliver. 

dsk architects

6700 Koll Center Pkwy. Suite #110, Pleasanton, CA 94566 

Amir Kakavand and Mark Seiberlich founded dsk architects in 2006 to provide their clients with high-caliber and progressive design services.  The firm is committed to creating functional spaces with rich visual appeal. The firm has worked with several companies in California, including the University of San Francisco, Toll Brothers, ING, and BlackBerry.

The firm’s portfolio features a diverse range of projects designed in the last few years. One notable project is the Ariat International, located in Union City. The company, which provides riding boots and equestrian apparel, sought the expertise of dsk architects to renovate their 60,000-square-foot office building. The design of the space creates a cohesive and brand-appropriate workspace for professional growth. 


5000 Executive Pkwy, Suite 375, San Ramon, CA 94583

William Hezmalhalch Architects (WHA) opened its doors in 1981 and is one of California’s longest-serving design firms. Founder Bill Hezmalhalch handpicked skilled designers to complete WHA’s team. Over the years, the team has refined its services to serve a diverse clientele. Its design excellence does not go unnoticed; the firm has been awarded many Gold Nugget Awards, Excellence in Home Building Awards, and BALA Platinum Awards.   

WHA specializes in architecture, planning, and spatial design for commercial spaces and custom homes. A commercial project in the firm’s portfolio is the Sage Clubhouse, located in Livermore. The team maintained a close working relationship with the client, Shea Homes, to build a state-of-the-art and amenity-filled clubhouse totaling 4,426 square feet. The community can enjoy the outdoor yoga lawn, an art walk with sculptures by Chris Curtis, a community garden, two bocce ball courts, a gym, and a pool.  

Ware Malcomb 

4683 Chabot Dr. Suite #300, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Ware Malcomb began its design services in 1972 under the leadership of Bill Ware and Bill Malcomb. The two design experts founded the company on the values and principles of great design partnered with excellent client service. Its stellar design services have built the firm’s reputation among its commercial and corporate real estate clients. Today, the firm runs under the leadership of CEO Ken Wink and President Jay Todisco along with a team of skilled designers and business managers. Ware Malcomb continues to expand its services to accommodate civil engineering services and new offices outside of the U.S.

Ware Malcomb’s portfolio highlights its award-winning work and flexible design services. An example is the 72,000-square-foot Mercedes Benz dealership located in Pleasanton, for which the team provided architecture and interior design services. Its design seamlessly integrated the design standard for all Mercedes Benz dealerships while adapting the building geometry to maximize its Pleasanton location. The car dealership features a spacious showroom ringed with a two-story curtain wall for maximum visibility, a two-story office, premium service bays, and a rooftop parking deck.  


365 N Canyons Pkwy. Suite #225, Livermore, CA 94550 

Haskell is one of the oldest and most recognized firms serving California with high-caliber, modern designs. Its projects throughout the U.S., Latin America, and Asia-Pacific are testament to its expertise across a diverse range of services and specialties in every market structure. James L. O’Leary is the employee-owned company’s CEO and president and chairs a well-established board of directors. Haskell’s impeccable service has been recognized with awards from the American Concrete Institute, AIA, Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated General Contractors of America, Design-Build Institute of America, and Engineering News-Record (ENR) as No. 1 among U.S. contractors for Manufacturing Food & Beverage.

Since its founding in 1965, Haskell has built and designed more than 5,000 projects worldwide. The company is a design-build pioneer and an innovative leader in EPC and integrated project delivery with over 1,800 highly specialized, in-house design, construction, and administrative professionals across industrial and commercial markets. One of its notable projects in the alternative/sustainable food market is the Plant-Based Burger Launch Facility, where Haskell was contracted by a confidential client to take their plant-based meat alternative production from a lab to a full-scale commercial production facility.

The KPA Group 

6700 Koll Center Pkwy. Suite #125, Pleasanton, CA 94566 

For more than three decades, The KPA Group has been one of California’s partners in durable and timeless commercial architecture. The team firmly believes in giving its clients innovative and prime design solutions for every project. Matthew Evans, Associate, a Livermore native, is leading many of KPA’s local projects. He recently assisted Livermore’s neighbor to the east, the City of Tracy, with a Public Facilities Master Plan, setting forth a pathway for guiding the City’s long-term development and maintenance of its public buildings. The KPA Group is also engaged in efforts to design and build Tracy’s first Temporary Emergency Housing Facility. Countless recognitions surround KPA’s 35 years of Bay Area service including the Ruby Award and a feature from California Magazine.

One of the firm’s notable works underway is the Buchanan Field Airport’s administration offices, ARFF, and passenger terminal for Contra Costa County. The KPA Group designed the 21,000-square-foot facility, which will be the heart of the airport’s operations. Design features include polished concrete floors, exposed structure, a modern aesthetic, and a passenger holdroom with impressive views. The passenger terminal will serve daily scheduled passenger service.