Virginia Beach, renowned for its vibrant local dining scene, arts and entertainment, maritime heritage, and family-friendly activities, has unique neighborhoods that offer something for everyone. Its diverse communities, located in Coastal Virginia, thrive all year, with locals who are eager to show visitors how they cheerfully enjoy life.

In this list are some of the best industrial architects serving Virginia Beach. The following companies were selected based on their honors, background, experience, and affiliations.

HBA Architecture & Interior Design

1 Columbus Center, Suite 1000, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

HBA Architecture & Interior Design, Inc. serves clients in the Virginia Beach Metropolitan Area and the Richmond Metropolitan Area and is dedicated to providing solutions and ideas that benefit businesses, communities, and the environment. Architectural and interior design, construction administration, design-build, facilities planning, imaging, and master planning are among its services.

Since 1974, HBA has pursued its goals and received exceptional results, which have earned the team notoriety in the region. It has been a pillar of the southern Virginia business community for nearly fifty years. Its repeat clients account for 90% of its business, reflecting its exceptional work and professionalism. It was also awarded the Merit Award for Best Renovated or Historic Rehabilitation Project by the HRACRE Excellence in Development Design in 2019.


1 Columbus Center, Suite 641, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Stantec is an engineering firm specializing in interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics. It is involved in all stages of a project, from project conception and planning to design, construction, and commissioning. It collaborates across disciplines and industries to complete projects in buildings, energy and resources, the environment, and infrastructure.

Stantec, which started as a one-man operation in 1954, now employs approximately 22,000 people across six continents in over 350 locations. 

Dr. Don Stanley, the company’s founder and initial CEO, and previous CEOs Ron Triffo, Tony Franceschini, and Bob Gomes, have overseen this expansion. As senior principal for buildings, Steve Pearson currently leads the firm. Under his leadership, the firm was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Project Award for Agnor-Hurt Elementary School by Learning by Design. Its works were also featured by publications like School Construction News, Informed Infrastructure, Business Wire, The Herald-Dispatch, and Richmond Magazine.

James River Architects

11832 Rock Landing Dr, Suite 304, Newport News, VA 23606

James River Architects PC, established in 2004, serves the Mid-Atlantic region and is led by R. Moberg, Anderson. It is a warehouse and manufacturing company that offers architecture, interior design, planning, and sustainable design services. Moberg has a wealth of architectural experience, holding licenses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, West Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. He has been an architect for 40 years and is the chairman of the York County Economic Development Authority.

James River Architects is affiliated with AIA Virginia, with its experts holding memberships with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and LEED GA. The firm is also an awardee of the 2016 Best Commercial and Retail Building award during the Excellence in Development Design Awards Program by the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate.

Dills Architects

1432 N. Great Neck Rd, Ste 204, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Dills Architects, established in 1983, is a firm of architects, planners, and designers specializing in civic and cultural projects. Its work and client service are driven by a shared sense of environmental stewardship to better blend the design and construction of a sustainable and livable environment.

Clay Dills, the firm’s design owner and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), upholds sustainable strategies for the firm’s projects, particularly in the commercial sector. Its commercial work includes corporate settings, hotels, medical office buildings, and mixed-use complexes. Dill Architects fully understands each client’s identity and commercial building goals. Every design also incorporates the firm’s mission and values. Because of these efforts, the firm creates fully efficient and inspirational spaces that reflect working environments and commercial solutions.

Covington Hendrix Anderson Architects

360 Southport Circle, Suite 104, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Covington Contracting has been in the construction sector for 39 years, building, developing, and renovating projects throughout Hampton Roads. Since its establishment, the company has turned over more than $255 million in development while actively participating in various charitable and nonprofit organizations.

Graham Convington, the firm’s president and owner, leads a team that upholds the firm’s tradition and reputation by constructing honesty and integrity. The team ensures that clients are prioritized and that each job—whether its custom home building, remodeling, renovation, multifamily, or land development—is completed correctly with the help of skilled subcontractors, vendors, and tradespeople.


  • Blaine Comeione

    Blaine has served as Editor at General Contractors for six years, drawing from over ten years of experience in construction and real estate. His comprehensive understanding spans commercial construction, architecture, and home builds, cultivated through diverse roles in the industry. With four years at BuildZoom and a background as a licensed real estate agent, Blaine possesses a unique perspective that enriches his editorial work. His dedication to delivering informative content is underscored by his extensive tenure in the field, ensuring that readers receive valuable insights into the dynamic world of construction and home design. Expertise: Architecture, Commercial Construction, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Over 6 years of experience writing and editing in the construction space, Editor at General Contractors, Previous experience at BuildZoom and Keller Williams Realty Education: Ohio University, Bachelor of Science in Human and Consumer Science - Minor in Business, 120+ Hours of New Jersey Real Estate Education, 120+ Hours of Arizona Real Estate Education