Best Architects in Tampa

Why These Architects?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Tampa Architects on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Alfonso Architects

Alfonso Architects is a full-service architecture firm that uses innovative design processes. The company has experience creating spaces for hospitality, retail, food, entertainment, educational, industrial, office, residential, aviation, transportation, and historical rehabilitations. Alfonso Architects utilizes a state-of-the-art, computerized networked system to produce all of its drawings and construction documents. The firm and its principals have won awards for design excellence from the American Institute of Architects and The National Association of Industrial and Office Parks.

Tampa, FL 33605



ArcDesign is a Clearwater architecture firm that specializes in custom-designed homes and permit drawings. The team at ArcDesign includes designers, drafters, and licensed structural engineers who collaborate to deliver a set of design-approved and permit-ready plans. The company has experience designing home exteriors, interior floorplans, and house elevations. Design style ideas are available online. ArcDesign has won service awards from Houzz, and is a recommended and recognized influencer in home design.

Clearwater, FL 33755


Cooper Johnson Smith

Cooper Johnson Smith is a Tampa architecture firm that provides world-class architecture and master planning design services for high profile private, public and corporate clients. Past clients include The Disney companies, Marriott Vacation Club International, and the Ritz-Carlton Club. The company creates master plans at every scale and designs virtually every building type. Cooper Johnson Smith has designed projects across North America, The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.

Tampa, FL 33602


Design Collaborative

Design Collaborative is a full-service architecture firm in Tampa that has experience with a variety of architectural styles and building types. Since 1989, the company has served clients with project management, studies and reports, graphics, real estate development, master planning, specialty consulting, and collaboration. Design Collaborative has designed residential spaces, commercial spaces, restaurants, office and retail, and multi-family units.

Tampa, FL 33602


Design Freedom

Design Freedom is a full-service small residential architecture firm in Clearwater. The firm promotes sustainable designs to save money and space. The company values quality materials, modern details, and vernacular design. Past projects include residential spaces, accessible remodels, and commercial designs. The company also designs garage workspaces for private residential use. Design Freedom is LEED certified, a Home Accessibility Assessments Provider with the state of Florida, and a Certifying Agent for the Florida Green Building Coalition.

Clearwater, FL 33763



Halflants+Pichette is a modern design-build practice in Tampa. The company provides a range of services including architecture, interior design, feasibility studies, and full construction service. Halflants+Pichette creates thoughtful, site-specific designs that respond to clients' ideas by finding inspiration within the constraints of the project. Past projects include modern lofts, personal residences, churches, offices, and physical education spaces. The practice received the 2015 Tampa Bay AIA Firm of the Year Award.

Tampa, FL 33609


Hartley + Purdy Architecture

Hartley + Purdy Architecture is a Tampa company that creates architecture to inspire people through better places to live, work and play. The design team is comprised of NCARB Certified Licensed Architects in five states, a licensed General Contractor, specialists in Green Building Design, and experts in national and local ADA codes. Hartley + Purdy Architecture offers a complimentary initial consultation, designs feasibility studies and 3D visualization, architectural design, and engineering consultant coordination. Clients can request sealed and permit ready plans, and architectural expert witness services.

Tampa, FL 33607


JVB Architect

JVB Architect is a Tampa company that provides a wide range of professional services relating to development, planning, design, interiors, and leasing support services. The company has experience in many building types including speculative and build-to-suit projects, industrial, interiors, medical, office, residential, restaurants, and retail spaces. JVB Architect offers clients development consultation, site analysis, pre-design services, building design, interior design, and project management. The company won the Business of the Year award from the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Tampa, FL 33607



OT9 Design is an architectural design studio in Tampa that is focused on innovative, entrepreneurial problem solving and creative sustainability. The company design process follows a client-centric philosophy that develops design solutions for the future. OT9 Design's experience includes custom residential, cultural, primary school, industrial, retail and restaurants. The team at OT9 has experience in museums, aviation, science and technology, laboratories, vivariums, justice, institutional, K-12 and corporate head quarters.

St. Petersburg, FL 33701


Patrick A. Sullivan, Architect, LLC

Patrick A. Sullivan is a full-service architect who has served the Tampa Bay area since 2013. His team offers residential and commercial architectural planning for the interior and exterior, and he provides designs for remodels as well as newly constructed homes and offices. He gives clients a four-step process on all of his projects, which includes listening to their ideas, analyzing the overall project, scheduling the work, and designing a solution.

8910 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33614


Sharp Design Studio

Sharp Design Studio is a residential design firm in Tampa that develops unique, quality homes. The studio offers residential plans, construction documents, marketing brochures and renderings, drafting services, green building design, universal design, and value engineering. Sharp Design Studio has experience designing new homes, custom homes, town homes, and one of a kind luxury homes. The company is experienced in green building design and is a Certified Green Professional.

Tampa, FL 33626


Soleil Design Build

Soleil Design Build is a residential design and construction firm in Tampa. The company is uniquely qualified to imagine, design, and construct every project. The company specializes in building new custom homes, additions and renovations, as well as landscape and interior design. Soleil Design Build has experience in historic Hyde Park restorations. Soleil Design has redesigned spaces from single rooms to multi-million dollar projects and creates seamless additions and renovations that respect the original architecture of a home.

Tampa, FL 33629


SYLLA International

SYLLA International is an award-winning international design and planning firm in Tampa. The firm has worked with clients in North America, Asia, and Africa. The firm has a modern style and has worked on a range of projects such as high-end residences, commercial developments, banks, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, and embassies. SYLLA International specializes in urban planning, interior design, urban design, and building information modeling. The company pursues mindful architecture that builds symbiotic relationships for purposeful engagement.

Tampa, FL 33606


Twelth Street Studio

Twelfth Street Studio is a modern design architecture firm in Tampa that develops projects rooted in local context. The company considers site factors like cultural and economic environments, programming, budget and schedule constraints, construction techniques, sustainability, innovation, branding, and post-occupancy issues. The company has experience designing commercial, residential, and community sites. Twelfth Street Studio begins with the client’s vision and applies rigorous design values to create a collaborative vision.

Tampa, FL 33602


Wayne Davis, Architect

Wayne Davis, Architect has been designing homes for the past 40 years in Southern CA and the Tampa Bay Area. He began his career in West Hollywood with Robert Earl & Assoc focusing on High End Period Style Homes and with Severyn Ashkenazy converting condos/apartment buildings into luxury hotels. Upon his return to the Tampa Bay area (place of birth) he rekindled his interest in sustainability but found a clientele more interested in High End Neo-Mediterranean waterfront homes. Wayne Davis employs current technology and sound construction practices to craft Bungalows, Neo-Mediterranean style homes and Modern residential structures. A detailed description of his thoughts on sustainability are found on the web site.

Pinellas Park, FL 33782


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