Roswell, Georgia, is one of the best locations to reside in Fulton County, an intriguing retreat surrounded by nature. As the state’s eighth-largest city, it is home to many families and young professionals. Residents in Roswell, which has a compact suburban vibe, often own their houses. Roswell’s neighborhoods offer plenty of restaurants, cafés, and parks.

As a result many residential and commercial developments have recently grown up in the city, putting commercial architects in high demand. We’ve listed the ten top-ranking commercial architects in Roswell, selected for their design expertise, portfolios, awards, and experience.


Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects

1409 North Highland Avenue NE, Suite H, Atlanta, GA 30306

Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects was founded in 1971 and specializes in architecture, master planning, interior design, preservation, and adaptive reuse. Its collection of work spans a broad spectrum of capabilities and achievements that have evolved over five decades. These diverse projects have been shaped by the diverse interests of the first and second-generation partners.

The firm’s location in a lively and expanding metropolis has allowed it to pursue its interest in creating highly innovative, modern architecture. The firm is headed by principal architects James Choate and Dennis Hertlein. The firm and its work have repeatedly been acknowledged with various honors, including the 2020 AIA Georgia Merit Award, the 2018 and the 2004 AIA Georgia Excellence Award, and the 1994 AIA Atlanta Silver Medal, one of the most prestigious honors given to firms for the highest quality in design.


Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects

3000 Royal Boulevard S, Alpharetta, GA 30022

Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects, recently celebrating its 50th anniversary, takes a collaborative approach that actively engages the Owner. From project inception to completion, the firm’s skilled and experienced staff consistently strive to achieve the goals of each project through continuous communication. Based in Georgia and Pennsylvania, the firm provides an array of services: architecture, interior design, graphic design, master planning, programming, budgeting, scheduling, and building evaluations.

Aside from its excellence in its craft, the firm also ensures a comfortable working environment. Among the firm’s qualified leadership, Charles J. O’Brien III, AIA, President; Charles J. O’Brien IV, AIA, Senior Vice President; Jeffrey Loman, AIA, Studio Principal; Hyontae Kang, AIA, Associate Principal and Eric Clementi, AIA, Associate Principal, prioritize balanced workloads and ensure the team’s seamless collaboration through community-building efforts throughout the year.


Warner Summers

1550 Southland Circle NW, # 100, Atlanta, GA 30318

Warner Summers is an architecture and interior design firm that believes that success stems from creativity, teamwork, and collaboration with its clients. Founded in 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, it provides comprehensive architecture and interior design services for corporate interiors, office buildings, financial, religious, medical office, industrial, education, and master planning projects. It employs an integrated team of architects, interior designers, and administrative staff. 

The firm is led by four associates and four principals, James Ditzel, C. Scott Ward, Robert A. Meleski, and Dana McClure. The firm is also a member of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, the International Interior Design Association, and the American Society of Interior Designers. With the team’s expertise, adaptability, and technical understanding, projects are regularly completed on time and within budget. Because of the firm’s strong client connections and creative knowledge, more than 80% of its projects are performed for repeat clients.


AKA Studio, PC

945 Wilde Run Court, Roswell, GA 30075

AKA Studio PC, headquartered in Roswell, is a full-service architecture company with solid experience in restaurant design, mixed-use shopping centers, office design, medical buildings, and residential design. It was established in 2019 following the acquisition of Arie Kohn Architects PC by owner Robert Zappulla from founder Arie Kohn. Aside from its core architectural design services, the firm’s skills are growing to encompass interior design, project permits, and other relevant design services.

Robert has been working in the architecture field for over 20 years and was licensed in 2002. He is a registered architect in Georgia, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Under his leadership is a team of competent and skilled professionals who hold memberships with The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and are LEED-accredited professionals.


Randall-Paulson Architects

85-A Mill Street, Suite 200, Roswell, GA 30075

Founded in 1993, Randall-Paulson Architects serves Roswell and the surrounding area with architecture, interiors, and visualization services. It recognizes and stresses the value of a team-oriented mindset both internally and externally. It gathers experts with the same skill set necessary to handle each unique project and collaborates with outside consultants using the same method.

RPA is client-focused, with more than 80% of its business coming from return customers. It aims to provide all of its clients personal attention and great service. The firm is more than a service provider under the leadership of Alex S. Paulson. It strives to make connections with all of its clients. Its design-driven culture equips RPA’s team of architects and designers with the skills they need to be solution-seekers. The firm’s staff meets individual project requirements through continual training, learning, and first-hand experience.


Ruark & Wyatt Architects

150 E Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 100, Decatur, GA 30030

Ruark & Wyatt Architects is a Decatur based full-service commercial architecture company. The firm specializes in industrial and manufacturing buildings, warehouses, distribution centers, and corporate headquarters in Atlanta and the rest of the southeast. Its projects span from 25,000 to over a million square feet.

The firm handles new construction, expansions, retrofit projects, tenant build-outs, space planning, and interior design. Under the oversight of founders Bill Ruark and Kevin Wyatt, it has worked on projects in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. Its work is often featured in the press, including What Now Atlanta and Packaging Gateway.


CGLS Architects

400 Galleria Parkway SE, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30339

Chapman Griffin Lanier Sussenbach Architects (CGLS) is a full-service, mid-size architectural company headquartered in Atlanta. With more than two decades together, partners Elbert N. Griffin, David L. Lanier, and Robert S. Sussenbach have merged their architectural design skills to create state-of-the-art facilities and fulfill their clients’ unique requirements.

CGLS specializes in academic, religious, and hospitality projects, offering award-winning and creative turnkey solutions to its customers and owners. It brings critical, sustainable, and distinctive design solutions to life, resulting in successful projects and returning clients. The firm’s capabilities include programming, space planning, master planning, architecture, interior design, project facilitation, 3-D renderings, and animation. 


Origination Design

3050 Royal Boulevard S, Suite 175, Alpharetta, GA 30022

Origination Design, founded in 2018, provides feasibility studies, due diligence, master planning, schematic building design, building design development, building construction documentation, and construction administration services to customers in Alpharetta and the surrounding area. Joseph Ghobrial, the firm’s Creative Director, has over 20 years of expertise in architecture.

Origination Design is mainly an architectural design business, but it also retains the qualities of a creative service provider. It offers all-inclusive design and construction services for residential and commercial architecture, with a strong belief in the highest standards of service quality and client satisfaction. The firm’s work is led by its distinctive concept of blending unshakeable confidence in design traditions, emphasizing efficiency, and encouraging the team to discover and implement practical improvements that add value to projects. It is a group of design enthusiasts and architecture experts passionate about their work.


Kanon Contractors

45 W Crossville Road, Roswell, GA 30075

Kanon Contractors is a multi-disciplinary company that focuses on providing value and quality to each client. Its in-house registered architects and certified contractors collaborate to make each client’s idea a reality, and they do so on time and within budget. From residential to commercial, classic to modern, site plans to details, the firm is a dynamic, adaptable, and all-inclusive firm that ensures that customers get the most out of their money.

Its projects include healthcare facilities, data center centers, mixed-use buildings, gyms, recreation facilities, and residential developments—all usually built in the Greater Metro Atlanta area. Heading the firm is licensed architect and contractor Canon Manley, who holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture, a Master’s in City and Regional Planning, and a Master’s of Architecture, all from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Under his leadership, the firm holds memberships with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, and The Home Builders Association of Georgia (HBAG). 


Wright Mitchell Associates Architects

1174 Grimes Bridge Road, Suite 300 Roswell, GA 30075

Wright Mitchell Associates Architects has been serving Roswell for over 40 years with its architecture, interior design, master planning, urban design, and programming services. As a small yet dynamic organization, it offers customers a mix of personal engagement and direct connection to better analyze and meet their clients’ needs.

Principals Thomas H. Wright, Jr. and Michael G. Mitchell credit the firm’s success to its hands-on approach, which has resulted in a comprehensive list of corporate, regional, and governmental customers. Its clientele throughout the years attests to its established track record of effectively delivering projects that surpass clients’ expectations. Wright Mitchell’s technical skills and experience guarantee that each project receives full attention from its team to satisfy project criteria and ensure smooth project delivery.

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