Along the Front Range between Boulder and Loveland, Longmont is a stop-worthy destination with excellent brews and views, a distinct flavor of local arts, and easy access to outdoor adventure. Longmont is home to a vibrant restaurant scene as well. With more than one hundred locally owned and regional eateries of all styles and cuisines, visitors can expect a unique dining experience at a Longmont restaurant. 

If you’re planning to start a business in this vibrant and dynamic city, consider the list below, which includes ten of the best commercial architects in the area. The firms were selected based on their portfolio, awards, and notable projects.


Rodwin Architecture

1245 Pearl St. Suite 202, Boulder, CO 80302

Rodwin Architecture, along with Skycastle Construction, has been a green design-build firm specializing in residential and commercial projects since 2001. Its warm, skilled, and award-winning design team guides patrons through its distinctive streamlined process. It serves Boulder, Colorado and the surrounding areas. The firm exhibits engineering and building possibilities that are within the client’s budget and timeline.

The firm is a fellow of the AIA, LEED Platinum, NCARB, Home Builders Association of Metro Denver, and Boulder Area Realtor Association and is led by President Scott Rodwin. Mountain Living Magazine named it the Top Mountain Architect in 2020. It was also awarded as the Top Rated Local Architects in Colorado in 2019 and 2020.

Rodwin Architecture is regarded as one of the most innovative firms in the field of sustainable design. It has constructed a “regenerative” home, which is a green structure that generates more energy than it consumes.


Davis Partnership Architects

Davis Partnership Architects, 2901 Blake St #100, Denver, CO 80205

Davis Partnership Architects works with institutional, corporate, governmental, and private clients on project planning, design, and management. Its experts provide a comprehensive range of architectural services, landscape design, interior design, tenant development, and environmental visuals. It is one of the major architectural firms in the Rocky Mountain West that accepts commissions from different industries. This includes commercial, mixed-use, healthcare, higher education, residential, and cultural facilities.

The skilled staff of 121 architects, planners, interior designers, and graphic artists collaborate as a single team using a multidisciplinary approach. The Davis Team works hard to understand each client’s specific requirements, then responds with innovative solutions that incorporate the building, its location, and its interiors into a single, fluid, and long-term solution.

With fifty-four years of expertise, it has received awards such as the Colorado Association of Libraries’ 2021 Innovated Spaces Award and the American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2020 Merit Award (ASLA).


Workshop 8 Architecture

1720 15TH Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Workshop 8 Architecture considers itself as more than just an architectural firm, as it works in interior design, urban planning, public art, and graphic design. Each of its constructions is the ideal balance of aesthetics, sustainability, functionality, and cost. By considering the location, culture, surroundings, technologies, promotion, and tenancy, the firm produces attractive solutions for its initiatives. It combines art and design to bring communities together and enhance people’s lives.

Joseph Vigil and Brandy LeMae, the firm’s founders, have worked with clients to design homes, office spaces, apartment buildings, and art for twenty years. Some accolades it received over the years are the All River People’s Choice Award 2020, Housing Colorado Eagle Award 2020, and AIA Award of Excellence Design Merit in 2017.


Caddis Collaborative

1521 Easy Rider Ln #102 Boulder, CO 80304

Caddis Collaborative is a multidisciplinary design studio dedicated to finding new ways to live delicately on the earth. Its purpose is to construct aesthetically pleasing and healthy surroundings. It works with a team of architects and designers to ensure that its projects are economically and socially sustainable. It specializes in community planning, affordable housing design, co-housing, custom homes, and commercial projects. Caddis Collaborative is a leader in sustainable design, zero net energy homes, livable communities, and grassroots community engagement. They apply attention, sophisticated design, and creative solutions to every project. If it’s worth building, it’s worth building it well.

Caddis is headed by principals Bryan Bowen and Kristen Uitto, who are both LEED accredited professionals. With decades of experience, the firm received awards such as Utah Construction and Design Magazine’s Hospitality and Resort Project of the Year Award in 2019. In 2017, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials awarded the firm the Award of Excellence and the Agency Award of Merit.


F9 Productions Inc.

825 Crisman Drive #100 Longmont, CO 80501

F9 Productions Inc. has offered world-class design services to the Front Range of Colorado and beyond since 2009. Its attentive staff of friendly, dynamic, and artistic design professionals provides exceptional dedication and service. Residential architecture is its area of specialization. In addition to the service mentioned, it also delivers commercial projects to its customers in Longmont and the neighboring areas.

Lance Cayko and Alex Gore are the founders of F9 Productions. Lance is a design specialist with over twenty years of building experience. His abilities allowed him to dive into intricate and complex designs with a profound comprehension of how they could be built. Serving as a construction equipment operator, Alex joined the National Guard. He began his official architecture training at North Dakota State University while enlisted in the Guard. After graduating from college, Alex worked with world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. Then, he teamed up with Lance, his best friend from college, to form F9 Productions, Inc.


OZ Architecture

3003 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205

OZ Architecture has provided design quality to Longmont and the nearby areas since 1964. It interprets ambitions, goals, and needs as a client’s companion to create living structures and settings. To promote innovation across initiatives, practices, and client cultures, the company blends its experts’ vast experiences, multiple disciplines, and varying backgrounds. It offers clients a range of architectural, planning, and interior design services.

The firm was created on the premise that design creativity is sparked by cooperation and variety. Oz’s goal is to build beautiful spaces that will have long-term value for the communities they serve. OZ Architecture now has over 130 architects and interior designers working across seven core practice areas. Each team member’s distinctive skills are highly valued and harnessed in the quest for design excellence by everyone behind the organization.


Sopher Sparn Architects LLC

1731 15th Street, Suite 250, Boulder, CO 80302

Sopher Sparn Architects LLC, based in Colorado, is known for its creative planning and design solutions. Its attention to excellent design, solid execution, and sustainable building concepts bring projects together.

As one of Boulder’s largest architecture firms, it has a wealth of expertise and experience. Custom houses, multi-family housing, mixed-use, urban full-in and affordable housing developments, institutional, commercial, and retail projects are among the company’s varied portfolio. Master planning, entitlement, and interior design are among its other specialties.

Adrian Sopher, AIA, and Stephen Sparn, AIA, are the firm’s principal architects. Adrian received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Southern California and his master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Stephen graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s degree in business administration.


Neenan Archistruction

3325 S Timberline Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525

The Neenan Company specializes in constructing spaces that work for people and build creative structures. The commercial architecture firm begins its work by eliminating any obstacles. It does not design for the clients, but with the clients, with the use of its Archistruction approach.

Collaborating with Neenan entails collaborating with others to construct facilities that help people. The firm creates what its clients desire: an environment in which good people can become better. It was named IIDA’s Best Award for CEC in the Learn Category in 2017 under the direction of the firm’s president, David Neenan. It is also acknowledged by the Better Business Bureau and has works featured by the Medical Construction & Design Magazine.


Architecture West, LLC

5833 Big Canyon Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80528

Architecture West, LLC is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado. Founded in 1996, the firm is staffed by LEED-certified specialists. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive whole-systems methodology to architectural design, land planning, and construction management. The firm focuses on high-performance, environmentally friendly structures.

Architecture West’s mission is to meet its clients’ expectations while reducing operating and maintenance costs during the life cycle. It accomplishes this by seeking an energy-efficient architecture that encourages sustainable management. Integrating clients’ needs with value, it employs a team approach to design, price, and buildability. Architecture West also employs CADD professionals. It is a member of the American Institute of Architects,  the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and is an Energy Star Partner.

The firm stays current with the newest innovations in Green Building through ongoing education, workshops, and conferences.

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  • Shahe Demirdjian

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