Last updated on July 4th, 2024 at 06:43 am

Wichita is recognized as the “Air Capital of the World,” and it is the home of the fast-food companies Pizza Hut and White Castle. Just as the state of Kansas has more to offer visitors than sunflower fields, its largest city, Wichita, has more to offer foodies than steak and barbecue.

Many new restaurants have started to meet increased food demand, and existing ones have expanded. To assist entrepreneurs in their search for dependable builders, the following is a list of the top restaurant architects working in Wichita. These are the architects who bring the city’s multicultural culinary culture to life.

LK Architecture

345 Riverview, Suite 200 Wichita, KS 67203

LK Architecture is a premier architecture, interior design, and engineering firm with clients throughout the country. The award-winning firm specializes in multifamily buildings, offering clients a varied range of housing options. For 50 years, the company has developed outstanding residential, hotel, retail, industrial, and commercial projects. The completely certified organization offers architectural services in all 50 states around the country.

Through dynamic and inventive ideas, profound technical understanding, and hard work, the LK Architecture team continues to create lasting architectural impacts on Kansas and the rest of the country. It offers electrical, mechanical, and plumbing engineering services and interior design, site planning, landscape architecture, and traditional architectural services.

LK Architecture has won numerous industry awards since 1967, including being named one of Architectural Record’s Top 300 firms in 2021.


1525 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67211

For a century, GMLV Architecture has used architecture to improve people’s lives. GLMV has employed three generations since its inception in 1919. The national architectural design firm has a reputation for making bold ideas a reality. GLMV continually fine-tunes its design focus to stay specialists in the sector, seeking to be the best while developing long-term customer connections.

The firm is well-known and has won numerous awards, including the 2019 Award of Excellence for the Associated General Contractors State Building, the 2018 Keeper of the Plains Award for the Wichita Chamber of Commerce, and the 2020 Honor Award American Society of Landscape Architects Prairie Gateway Chapter. Many publications, including The Wichita Business Journal, Time Magazine, and The Hutchinson News, have lauded GMLV’s projects.

SPT Architecture

121 N Mead, Suite 201, Wichita, KS 67202

Spangenberg Phillips Tice (SPT) Architecture was founded in 1985 as a full-service architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture practice. SPT Architecture has worked on almost every form of structure a customer can think of. Its projects range from 1,200 square foot tenant spaces to a 150,000 square foot hospital and medical campus. Civic, corporate headquarters, recreation, financial, medical, hotel, industrial, multifamily residential, real estate development, leisure, religious, retail, senior housing, and custom single-family residential projects are among the firm’s many expertise.

Because of the firm’s skill in architecture and interior design, major periodicals such as the Wichita Business Journal, The Wichita Eagle, and ENR have featured its works. In addition, SPT Architecture received the Associated General Contractors Award of Excellence in 2020 and 2021.

Shelden Architecture

800 East 1st Street, Suite 140, Wichita, KS 67202

Shelden Architecture’s skilled professionals are dedicated to creating buildings and connected spaces designed with functionality, aesthetics, and purpose in mind. The firm collaborates with carefully selected builders, motivated by its creative responsibilities as conduits for realizing its clients’ objectives, aspirations, and dreams. The talented team at Shelden Architecture strives to offer buildings and all of their associated spaces the utility and originality they deserve.

The firm’s persistent dedication to its projects has resulted in multiple WBJ Project of the Year accolades, ACG awards, and AIA Wichita Excellence in Design Citation awards. Its work has also been featured in the Wichita Business Journal, The Wichita Eagle, Interior Design Magazine, Retrofit Magazine, and Governing Magazine.

3Ten Architecture

919 W. 2nd Wichita, KS 67203

3Ten Architecture has provided architecture, design, and planning services to clients in Wichita since 2013. In less than a decade, the design studio has established itself as one of Wichita’s leading multifamily residential design firms. The 3Ten Architecture team continues to serve as a client partner, ensuring that all aspects and intricacies of the project are efficiently managed. Trust and communication are crucial in the company’s efforts to develop an honest and authentic relationship with the client.

Chad Glenn, the firm’s president, is responsible for supervising the operations. He is a Kansas State University architecture graduate and the former Director of AIA Kansas, a Young Professionals member, and the former Director of Go Wichita.

The AIA-accredited firm has received numerous awards for its outstanding work, including an honorable mention in the AIA Excellence in Architecture category in 2017.


7701 E Kellogg Dr, Ste 630, Wichita, KS 67207

Clarkitecture, a family-owned firm founded in 2016, specializes in architectural and schematic design, design development, construction documents, procurement, interior design, project management, programming, and other services. It enjoys the fast-paced, quick-decision nature of these project types. Clarkitecture was established from the ground up to simplify these project types and speed up the design process for its clients.

Principal Chris Clark has worked on retail, restaurant, office, hospitality, multi-family buildings, and the world’s most extensive mixed-use development in Doha. He graduated from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad with a bachelor’s degree in architecture and design and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Kansas. Clarkitecture garnered numerous awards under Mr. Clark’s leadership, including the Innovations in Business Award in 2016.


  • Alex Mericle

    Alex Mericle is the Chief Editor at General Contractors Magazine with five years of experience in the construction space. Alex has always had a strong interest in residential and commercial construction and architecture, and he has built up technical experience with building permit data, subcontractor operations, and materials procurement over the years. On top of his experience at General Contractors Magazine, he has prior experience at BuildZoom. His analytical skillset, honed through a degree in Business Analytics from Creighton University and from his work experience, allows him to transform complex construction data into actionable insights and useful, captivating content. Expertise: Residential and Commercial Construction, Building Permit Data, Home Design and Build, Architecture, Subcontractor Operations, Material Procurement Key Highlights: Over 5 years of experience writing and editing in the construction space, Chief Editor at General Contractors Magazine, Previous experience at BuildZoom Education: Creighton University, Degree in Business Analytics