Last updated on May 20th, 2024 at 10:21 pm

Miami Gardens is one of the most diverse places in the Miami-Dade County. It’s also one of the most easily-accessible places thanks to its proximity to major highways. The city is the home field of several football teams and hosts one of the biggest college football events of the year—the Orange Bowl. Thanks to an active recreational and vibrant arts and culture scene, Miami Gardens offers several destinations that attract tourists and prospective residents. This article lists five of the best commercial architects in Miami Gardens, Florida, if you are considering the city as your next business location. These impressive firms were chosen for their unique portfolios, experience, awards, and recognitions.

R.J. Heisenbottle Architects, P.A.

2199 Ponce de Leon #400, Coral Gables, FL 33134

With over three decades of industry experience, R.J. Heisenbottle Architects, P.A. (RJHA) operates from Coral Gables, and extends its services statewide, and across the Greater Miami area, including Miami Gardens. The firm has secured a solid reputation for its award-winning, highly integrated architecture and interior design and impressive recreational spaces. It also often focuses on historic preservation. Its vast portfolio of construction projects ranges from high-end single-family residences to commercial and institutional facilities. Some of the firm’s projects have been recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). 

Richard J. Heisenbottle, the founding principal of RJHA, is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). The multi-awarded architect has served as the president of AIA Miami and is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Miami School of Architecture Masters in Real Estate Development + Urbanism. Heisenbottle works together with Mr. Ricardo Lopez and Mrs. Nina Lynn Caruso, leading a group of dedicated professionals in creating sustainable innovative designs. 

Featured is RJHA’s work on the Colony Theater. The $6,500,000 renovation project included the restoration of the entryway, ticket booth, and marquees. As for the interiors, the theater was given a new stage house with modern equipment and an improved 440-seating auditorium. After its completion, the project won several awards, including the AIA Florida Merit Award of Excellence, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Award, the Miami Design Preservation League Barbara Capitan Award, and the Heritage Trust Outstanding Preservation Project Award.

Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design

571 NW 28th Street, Miami, FL 33127

Established in 1996, Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design offers architectural design and planning services for residential dwellings and commercial facilities. The firm has designed properties in several areas including the Caribbean, the Black Sea region, and the Middle East. Its portfolio also includes designs for numerous historic preservation projects, offices, retail stores, and educational institutions. In total, the multi-awarded firm has about $36 billion worth of projects all over the world and has been featured in several, well-known publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Miami Herald, Architectural Digest, and Forbes Magazine.

The Wynwood Gateway is located in the Wynwood Arts District in Miami. The project has over 195,000 square feet of high-end office space and around 25,900 square feet of street-level retail space. Taking inspiration from the district’s vibrant atmosphere and culture, the Gateway features a mural on the exterior cladding of the covered parking area while maintaining a sustainable overall design. The office spaces have floor-to-ceiling windows, and amenities include a private rooftop terrace. The design process of the Wynwood Gateway was led by Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design. The project won the first award in the Office Building (Concept) category of the Global Design & Architecture Design Awards in 2019.


2310 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33020

SKLARchitecture is an architecture and design firm based in Hollywood, Florida. Since its inception in 1996, the firm has taken a unique approach to design that combines a total of 85 years of experience in the industry and its commitment to providing sustainable design solutions. Its impressive portfolio includes a variety of services, including space planning, interior design, historic restoration, urban renovation, development consulting, and feasibility studies. The firm uses technical solutions that consider sustainability and environmental impact as the main elements. 

SKLARchitecture is led by Ari Sklar, a member of the AIA and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). Under Sklar’s leadership, the firm’s designs have been featured in multiple publications, including South Florida Business Journal, Architect Magazine, and Professional Builder.

SKLARchitecture’s featured project is the CB2 Lincoln Road Mall in South Beach. The design is around 14,900 square feet and was completed in 2009. Constructed within 10 months, the CB2 mall is a three-story building, with continuous glass panels on the ground floor and a two-story retail space wrapped in white paneling and transparent glass.

MODIS Architects

4955 SW 75th Avenue, Miami, FL 33155

MODIS Architects offers its clients a complete range of architectural and interior design services. It extends its work throughout Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Holywood, and Coral Springs. Since its founding, the firm has created an excellent portfolio for itself, showcasing countless projects completed for the civic and federal, hospitality, and retail sectors. It has also taken on residential, urban design, and office work. The firm was established in 2008 and is under the guidance of Ivo Fernandez, Jr. and Robert K. Morisette. Both principals and founders are LEED AP for Building Design and Construction (BD + C) and Certified Development Design & Construction Professionals (CDP). Fernandez and Morisette, also licensed in more than 10 states, lead a group of professionals dedicated to ensuring collaborative work with the client. 

MODIS oversaw the design process of Tower Shops Phase I in Davie, Florida. The project was completed in 2013, with the firm giving the 420,000-square-foot power shopping center a renovation costing around $2,900,000. This upgrade included façade redesigns for seven of the major tenants in the shopping center as well as some of the smaller retail exterior façades.

Angel C. Saqui Architects

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

Angel C. Saqui Architects is a full-service, family-owned architectural firm founded in 1971 with the primary goal of ensuring that its clients’ design is executed within the budget. The firm serves various areas in Florida; it also serves locations in Indiana, Texas, and Puerto Rico. Whether it’s a healthcare, education, government, or commercial space, the firm follows a hands-on, collaborative approach to meet timeframes and quality standards. 

The firm’s principals, Angel C. Saqui, FAIA, and Angel C. Saqui III, AIA, are currently licensed in Florida, Georgia, California, Indiana, Texas, and Puerto Rico. Stadium Corners in Miami Gardens is a new construction project; the design was led by Angel C. Saqui Architects and completed in 2007. The multi-tenant retail space is around 32,400 square feet and is located near the Hard Rock Stadium.


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