Last updated on May 22nd, 2024 at 06:13 am

If you are looking to start a business or build some commercial space in this thriving city, this list features some of the best commercial architects in Miami. Each of these impressive firms was evaluated and selected by our team based on their skills, experience, expertise, and ability to exceed expectations.

Chisholm Architects

782 NW 42nd Ave. Suite 650, Miami, FL 33126

R.E. Chisholm Architects, Inc., founded in 1982, is a multidisciplinary firm located in Miami, Florida. It offers a one-stop-shop solution for its clients, providing services in architecture, interior design, master planning, and urban design executed and delivered with the highest technology. With over 40 years in the industry, the firm has built an impressive portfolio showcasing its expertise in developing structures for prominent governmental, institutional, corporate, educational, transportation, commercial, and housing projects. It is exceptionally skilled in creating impressive compositions while maintaining a balance between high quality, pragmatic solutions, and environmentally sensitive designs. The firm’s integrated and hands-on approach allows it to understand each client’s unique vision and create high-quality, practical solutions that meet their demands. 

The firm’s commitment to addressing the critical issue of affordable housing underscores its core values and priorities. It places a strong emphasis on developing sustainable and inclusive communities through projects like Golden Gate Apartments, which is currently in progress. This housing project consists of the design of 252 multi-family and 100 elderly units located in Naples, Florida. Additionally, the firm recently completed Cannery Row Apartments. Located in Homestead, Florida, it is a two-phase project that consists of the design of a new 156-unit, 9-14 story, 136,000-square-foot elderly housing apartment building, and an adjacent parking structure. The building also includes about 1,20-square-foot of commercial space at grade level with 5,000-square-foot of administrative and amenity area for resident services. R.E. Chisholm Architects believes that access to safe, affordable housing is a fundamental human right, and it remains faithful in its pursuit of innovative and cost-effective design solutions that make this vision a reality.

Permuy Architecture

2717 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Permuy Architecture, previously TERRA Architecture, has been in the industry for nearly twenty years helping countless clients with their architecture and design needs. This family-owned and run firm has come a long way from its humble beginnings, building many long relationships with international clients and trade partners along the way. Its single-source solution and hands-on, personalized approach allow it to deliver high-quality projects that reflect its clients’ ideas and visions, ensuring a smooth project delivery and an enjoyable experience for everyone. Its expert architects, designers, and managers offer innovative design skills and a strong understanding of urban planning in order to satisfy their clients’ needs. 

Photo by Armando Colls Fine Art Photography for Permuy Architecture.

Beto Perez, the founder of a Zumba Fitness company, tasked Permuy Architecture with designing the premier City Zero Fitness Center. This big, cutting-edge project offers a sleek design that includes a state-of-the-art dance fitness studio on the ground floor, as well as a gym, store space, juice bar, and four floors of personal training areas.

BC Architects

75 Valencia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

BC Architects has worked on projects across Florida and the Caribbean for over 30 years. Established in 1991, the firm offers extensive design, production, and building management services, resulting in a portfolio of projects that reflect its clients’ ideas, visions, and needs for their spaces. In doing so, the firm utilizes creative design techniques, cost-efficient solutions, and the latest technologies to ensure that the design and financial potential of every building is at its highest level. This is done using a personalized and collaborative approach, ensuring that clients are able to save time and money and that every detail is completed to the highest quality possible. 

Highlighted here is one notable project completed by BC Architects, the Braman Hyundai car store in Miami. The goal of the store construction was to show off Braman Hyundai’s most expensive cars in a way that makes customers feel comfortable and at home. This was accomplished by BC Architects by designing the store with a sleek, modern exterior as well as a well-lit interior.

Shulman + Associates

100 NE 38th St, Miami, FL 33137

Allan Shulman founded Shulman + Associates in 1996 to serve clients across Miami and its neighboring areas with exceptional projects. Since then, the firm has earned massive recognition for its quality and professionalism, winning several awards and obtaining features in prestigious publications. Its impressive portfolio features many stunning, high-quality projects in building, interior design, urban design, and graphic design, and reflects the firm’s understanding that every project is unique. This belief is also reflected in the fact that its team of professionals are dedicated to making site-specific designs based on their expertise in a variety of fields. Over the years, this dedication to excellence has earned the firm many satisfied clients who keep returning to the firm for their future projects. 

In this featured project at 161 Washington Avenue, Shulman + Associates transformed three old buildings into a modern eating area. Some structures dated back to the 1920s, and others were from the 1930s, prompting the firm to preserve their original characteristics. The new design combined focused historical restoration with modern repairs and preservationist efforts.


100 Biscayne Blvd, 27th Floor, Miami, FL 33132

Zyscovich is an international master planning, building, and interior design company with offices in Miami, Orlando, New York City, and Bogotá, Colombia. Since its inception in 1977, the firm has built an impressive portfolio and earned a solid track record of satisfied clients using its unique approach to designing spaces called “Real Urbanism®.” This is a model in which the company plans and considers a community’s past and economy to create a unique concept that brings real value and a better quality of life to the area. Using this approach allows the firm to design and deliver high-quality projects that meet its clients’ needs and exceed their expectations. These projects include large-scale mixed-use, transportation, educational, industrial, retail, multifamily residential, and hotel projects.

Showcased here is one example of a project completed by Zyscovich. The interior of this project, Ristorante Sardinia, features a modern and warm design, giving the space a comfortable luxury. Rich woods and brickwork remind guests of a city’s osteria, trattoria, or enoteca, while the earthy colors of the brick, stone, and tile are brightened by the many windows and the furniture layout. This layout makes it easy to eat at the restaurant without feeling crowded, but still feeling connected and close.

The Architects Group

8000 NW 7th St, Suite 101, Miami, FL 33126

The Architects Group was founded in 1991 by Pedro P. Ramos and Manny Leon to deliver high-quality projects and exceptional services across Miami and nearby areas. Over the years, the firm has completed over 100 projects, such as bars and cafes, all over the United States. The firm’s approach is focused on coming up with creative ways to build structures that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing, and will save clients money and time. This is completed by the firm;s team of experts who take the time to understand each client’s unique vision and turn it into a space that meets their demands. 

One of the firm’s notable projects is the Mojitos Restaurant. The project’s scope included designing and remodeling a restaurant that used to be a Denny’s. New finishes, details, and colors were selected and installed for the Cuban-style building and decor in order to suit and enhance the restaurant’s culinary and cultural theme.

MODIS Architects

4955 SW 75th Ave, Miami, FL 33155

MODIS Architects was founded in 2008 by Robert K. Morisette and Ivo Fernandez Jr., and has since grown into a medium-sized company that has completed several high-profile jobs. Its impressive portfolio is a testament to this fact, showcasing its ability to deliver high-quality projects on schedule and within budget. These countless projects have been built across a variety of sectors, such as retail, multifamily, residential, land-use consulting, urban planning, mixed-use developments, and hospitality. As a result, MODIS Architects has earned a long list of satisfied clients who testify to its quality and professionalism. 

In this featured project, MODIS Architects was tasked with renovating the front of an old 420,000 square-foot power shopping center, which was 2,100 linear feet and cost $2.9 million. The project included a significant facade makeover of 1,700 linear feet of the complex that included seven critical businesses—Michaels, TJ Maxx, Office Depot, Ross, Party City, Ulta, and Discovery—as well as small retail outer faces and outdoor shared areas.

Angel C. Saqui Architects

12360 SW 132nd Ct Suite 216, Miami, FL 33183

Angel C. Saqui Architects, Planners & Interiors PLLC is a family-owned architectural firm focusing on design and quality. Since its inception in 1971, the firm has completed countless commercial, automotive, retail, restaurant, office, warehouse/industrial, residential custom home, multifamily, and mixed-use projects. Its impressive portfolio of these diverse project types showcases its dedication to understanding each client’s vision and turning it into a space that meets their particular needs. From preliminary feasibility, site studies, architectural/engineering work, in-house permit expediting services, and construction administration services, the firm’s one-stop-shop solution and integrated approach allow it to handle everything meticulously from start to finish. 

One of the firm’s notable projects is the Navarro Discount Pharmacy in Miami. This project features a classic exterior with beige walls and white accents that allow it to stand against the stunning background. The firm worked closely with the client to create a functional design that offers an efficient workflow and maximizes the space. 


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