Located in northern Fulton County, Sandy Springs is a leading destination in Georgia for both domestic and international visitors. It houses countless retail and commercial attractions, which include the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, and the excellent Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 

This list is a showcase of ten of Sandy Springs’ leading architects behind some of its most impressive commercial structures. It has been curated based on the architects’ backgrounds and industry accolades.

Cooper Carry Inc

191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2400, Atlanta, GA 30303

Established in 1950, Cooper Carry provides a wide range of architectural and interior design services. It is especially regarded for its government, higher education, hospitality, mixed-use, office, and residential projects. Its portfolio also depicts various restaurants, science and technology, and urban design spaces. The firm often incorporates various sustainability elements into its work, assuring clients of the high efficiency of its spaces. It employs a multi-disciplinary approach, leading to its strong reputation among clients.

Showcased above is one of the company’s best works. Completed for Pointe Orlando, this project entailed designing extensive retail spaces. Its finest elements include its lit ceilings, artistic floor patterns, and elegant valet canopy with uplit columns.

Jones Pierce Studios

400 Plasters Ave. NE, # 225, Atlanta, GA 30324

With nearly three decades of industry experience, Jones Pierce Studios offers a full range of services, including architectural planning and interior design. The firm utilizes a meticulous approach and provides technological services. The firm’s market expertise involves commercial, healthcare, higher education, and industrial structures. 

It has also worked on several multi-family, historic preservation, and restaurant projects. Jones Pierce Studios has won numerous awards and has been featured in a variety of publications. These distinctions include multiple awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and features in publications like Remodeling Magazine

The photo above was completed for Families First. It spans over 30,000 square feet and costs around $4.5M. Each of this project’s buildings has its own entrance and floor levels. The firm also designed and reconfigured classroom spaces and corridors.

Jefferson Browne Gresham Architects

150 Huddleston Road, Suite 1000, Peachtree City, GA 30269

Ryan Companies specializes in commercial real estate development and provides architecture and interior design services. Its core businesses include the healthcare, hospitality, and industrial industries, as well as the retail, senior living, and mixed-use markets. Some of its most impressive services include its extensive research and use of alternative energy sources, space planning, and furniture work. Its master planning and amenity buildings also prove impressive. The firm is led by its founder, JL Brown. He ensures that all of the company’s projects receive the benefit from his various experiences.

The photo above was completed for Southtree, which is in Peachtree City. It entailed architecture, interior design, and developmental services. This project’s transitional elements and rustic finishes are among its defining elements.

Daniel M Martin, Architect, LLC

200 Seville Chase, Atlanta, GA 30328

Daniel M Martin, Architect is a nationally-ranked commercial architecture best known for its retail, hospitality, industrial warehouse, historic renovations and office work. With nearly two decades of industry experience, the firm has worked in some of the most sought-after areas in and around Atlanta, as well as the Florida Panhandle, like the Rosemary Beach area.

The firm is led by its principal, Daniel M. Martin. He is an Atlanta native and has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is experienced in a variety of building types, from tennis resorts and conference centers to clubhouses and loft style housing. Under his leadership, the firm has become known for its excellent attention to detail.

PFVS Architects & Interiors  

5755 Dupree Dr., Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30327

PFVS Architects & Interiors has been in business since 1987 and operates out of its office in Atlanta. It is a full-service firm that provides its clients with a hands-on approach throughout the process. Since its establishment, the company has worked on a variety of market types, from hotels and condominiums to multi-family housing, healthcare facilities, and retail centers. Its portfolio also depicts various senior living spaces and offices. The company prioritizes collaborative partnerships, enabling it to work with some of the area’s leading companies.

The firm has been featured in numerous publications. Its portfolio also depicts talent for a variety of vernaculars. The photo above gives this Atlanta-based office a contemporary feel.

Hughes Turner Phillips Associates LLC

2970 Clairmont Road, NE., Suite 300, Atlanta, Georgia 30329

With nearly four decades of industry experience, Hughes Turner Phillips Associates offers services for a wide range of clients and industries. It is regarded for its commercial architecture and interior design services and operates out of its office in Atlanta. The firm’s portfolio depicts numerous retail corporate, medical, government, and educational projects. It has also worked on a variety of hospitality, fitness, and laboratory work. The firm credits its success to the talent of its experienced team, as well as its ability to take on projects regardless of size or scale. 

The photo above depicts the firm’s work for Cherry Blow Dry Bar located in Midtown. Its clean finishes, elegant fixtures, and open floor concept are striking.

Vickers Design Group

41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 630, Atlanta, GA 30346

Vickers Design Group is regarded for its innovative approaches and techniques and extends its services throughout the Atlanta metro area. Its portfolio depicts an expertise for both modern and traditional designs. Since its establishment, the firm has secured relationships with countless clients, which has enabled it to develop numerous repeat clients. Its projects come at highly competitive prices. Clients receive accurate and comprehensive renderings which include video walkthroughs. 

Showcased above is one of the firm’s best works. Completed for etuHome, this project spans over 1400 square feet and was finished back in 2019. The brand is a high-end, sustainable European kitchen and home accessories retailer, so the firm’s team worked on this space with touches of Scandinavian-inspired elements.

Appleby + Laccetti Architects, Inc

1447 Peachtree St NE Ste 600, Atlanta, GA 30309

Appleby + Laccetti Architects has serviced the area since 2005 and is the brainchild of architects Dale Appleby and Thomas Laccetti. They draw inspiration from nearly six decades of industry experience and specialize in commercial, industrial, and residential projects. Under their leadership, the firm provides a full range of services and has built long-lasting relationships with both clients and the area’s leading contractors. Appleby + Laccetti also strives to offer excellent innovative solutions to otherwise complicated and challenging work.

Its portfolio showcases a diverse array of project types. The photo above depicts its work for Pullman Yards. It is located in Atlanta and has served as the filming location for various films, such as The Hunger Games, Baby Driver, The Fast and the Furious, MacGyver, Constantine, Sleepy Hollow, and The Originals. It often houses interactive experiences like the Van Gogh Exhibition.

CL & Associates Architects

1150 Lake Hearn Dr NE #150, Sandy Springs, GA 30342

With over three decades of industry experience, CL & Associates Architects is headquartered in Sandy Springs and is a full-service architectural firm. It provides innovative techniques and is known for its space planning, interior build-out, and construction management services. The firm has worked in and around metropolitan Atlanta and has completed projects across the country as well. The firm’s portfolio depicts offices and multi-family, industrial, and high-end residential work. It has also designed various medical and dental facilities. 

The firm obtains clients by referrals and has stellars reviews that demonstrate its excellence. It can tackle any project, regardless of complexity. 


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