In 2017, El Paso, Texas is considered one of the best places to live in the United States because of its low cost of living, high quality of life, exceptional education, and strong job market.  For people looking to settle in a big city without the big city price tag, El Paso is an excellent place to be. Job opportunities are plentiful because there are more than 70 Fortune 500 companies that have offices in El Paso, including Wells Fargo, Verizon, AT&T, Walmart, and Raytheon. El Paso also has a plethora of outdoor activities for people to enjoy. The list below contains seven of the best restaurant architects in El Paso, Texas. They were selected based on their experience, awards, and portfolio.

MNK Architects

330 Eubank Ct, El Paso, TX 79902

Founded in 1985, MNK Architects, Inc. in Texas is a full-service architecture and engineering firm that is dedicated to bringing innovative and meaningful design ideas customized to meet every client’s organizational challenges and functional needs.

MNK focuses on creating sustainable, modern, and practical architecture that proves evocative of both place and time. With each project, the firm creates a thoughtful design and ensures insightful project leadership and management, in addition to thorough construction document delivery. Consistently delivering on its commitments has enabled MNK to create transformative places throughout the Southwest. The firm adopts a holistic design approach, and this strategy has been the focal point of its success over the last thirty-five years. MNK ensures that the client’s vision is always delivered.

Renée Jiménez, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is the president and CEO of MNK, while Edmund Castle, PE is the in-house structural engineering lead. These two prinicipals currently lead the firm with their diligence and expertise.

PSRBB Architects

1810 Wyoming, El Paso, TX 79903

PSRBB Architects was initially part of a larger firm but started operating separately in 2005 because of the principals’ decision to prioritize commercial architecture. The PSRBB team is composed of a diverse pool of brilliant architects, 3D designers, drafters, and industry experts who work together to create designs that enhance their clients’ capabilities and services while maintaining respect for the environment.

PSRBB has the license to operate in Texas, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Oklahoma, and Arizona. Since its inception, the firm has provided economically and ecologically responsible architectural service to its clients. Over the years, the firm has received numerous awards such as the AIA Design Citation 2020, the 2019 Mayor’s Recognition (Awarded by the AIA Chapter for Martin Lofts), and the LEED 2012 Platinum for Project Vida Administrative and Wellness Facility.

Root Architects

311 Montana Ave, Suite A2-100, El Paso, TX 79902

Root is a boutique architectural firm founded in 2010 specializing in residential and mixed-use commercial projects. The firm has eight team members and two licensed architects, bringing over forty years of experience in various construction and architecture projects from Commercial Construction to Adaptive-Reuse to K12.

Its team has rich experience working in construction, renovation, design-build, and technically ambitious and creative projects. The architects in this firm utilize the latest BIM technologies to make real-time cross-discipline collaboration possible. It is led by founding principal Rida Asfahani, AIA, LEED APBD+C and principal Christopher Esper, AIA.

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Recent awards received by Root Architects are the 2019 Best Local Architects – El Paso Inc. Magazine, the 2017 Merit Award (R.B. Stevens Building) – AIA El Paso, and the 2014 Honor Award (TI:ME at Montecillo) – AIA El Paso.

Carl Daniel Architects

305 Leon St, El Paso, TX 79901

Carl Daniel Architects (CDA), founded in 1989, provides architectural and engineering services to clients within and beyond the El Paso area. Since its inception, CDA has completed more than 400 million dollars worth of construction projects.

For the CDA team, listening to clients’ needs is the top priority. This allows the firm to translate clients’ needs into accurate construction documents and successful projects. The firm’s team has superb design skills, which enables it to solve problems when planning for and designing a functional and attractive building.

Carl Daniel is the founder and serves as the principal and lead designer of CDA to this day. He holds architecture licenses in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona, and he is also a licensed interior designer in Texas.

Liev Arch

310 N Mesa St, Ste. 830, Cortez Building, El Paso, TX 79901

The Liev Arch team—composed of architects, design professionals, and engineers—focuses on delivering high-quality architectural design services to its clients. It is known for the excellent design and reliable technical expertise it provides.

The firm utilizes a highly-personalized approach, which distinguishes it from larger firms. For Liev Arch, spending ample time to focus and listen to clients is vital to truly understand their vision and meet their expectations. It works on many large- and small-scale commercial, medical, residential, and education projects. It is based in San Antonio and El Paso, Texas, serving clients’ construction needs across New Mexico and Texas.

Liev Arch operates under the leadership of Carlos Lievanos, its principal  who is also a native of El Paso. Carlos has twenty years of extensive experience with commercial, educational, retail, housing, industrial, and healthcare projects from the initial design and planning phases throughout construction administration.

LoyaWilke Architects

221 N. Kansas St, Suite 820, El Paso, TX 79901

LoyaWilke Architects is a El Paso-owned firm committed to establishing a higher level of expertise-driven architecture for its clients. The firm utilizes a collaborative process to turn its clients’ expectations and visions into reality. It emphasizes a people-focused design approach to ensure that clients’ needs are clearly understood before the creation process begins.

Regardless of the project type, the LoyaWilke team believes that the process and management should center on the clients’ values and the contribution they wish to bring to the communities they serve. The team is always responsive to each client’s needs regardless of the project’s scope and size.

LoyaWilke Architects operates under the guidance and leadership of Al Loya, AIA, CNU-A, the firm’s managing partner. Mr. Loya’s extensive experience spans all scales, including recreational, healthcare, academic, and science and technology. He is a registered architect in Texas, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico.

FOKUS on Architecture

5788 North Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79912

Founded in 2004, FOKUS on Architecture has provided full-scale architectural design and construction-related services for a wide range of small to medium scope projects. Some of these include space planning, project management, site building and design, interior design, construction administration, construction documents, fast track construction, specification writing, code analysis, budget establishment, and feasibility studies.

The firm highlights and fosters active communication between owners and user groups and encourages full collaboration from the initial design stages to project completion. FOKUS receives most of its projects from repeat clients, which is a testament to how its team diligently works to serve clients’ needs and deliver successful results.

Eckhard K. Fennig, AIA/RAS founded FOKUS on Architecture eighteen years ago and has led the firm since then. Mr. Fennig has extensive architecture experience with firms in Illinois, Chicago, and El Paso since 1979.


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