Chicagoland Area Commercial Architect Firm

Elements Architectural Group is a premier architectural and interior design firm specializing in commercial projects within the Chicagoland area. Dedicated to crafting sustainable and innovative designs, our award-winning firm is committed to integrity and ecologically responsible building practices. Our portfolio showcases excellence in commercial architecture, including projects in restaurant design, breweries, resort developments and more. With a holistic and collaborative approach, we bring to life your dreams.

The Elements Way - Combining Art, Science & Economics

Our holistic design approach is shaped by over 400 projects worth of experience. We categorize every design challenge into three key areas - Art, Science and Economics - which form the core foundation of our work. The intersection of creativity, analytics and practicality is where we bring designs to life. By weighing each of these elements simultaneously, continuously and collaboratively, we fully commit ourselves to making your project successful. We leverage critical thinking, creative insights, proven design principles, industry knowledge and an unrelenting focus on purposeful design. 

Chicago’s Best Green Architects Create Sustainable Spaces

Specializing in LEED homes, our green architects focus on enduring solutions tailored to your specific goals, with client input prioritized throughout every project phase. Our transformative approach to sustainable design is evident in the positive impact our projects have on both individual lives and the broader environment. Experience the innovation and dedication of Elements Architectural Group as we continue to shape a greener and more sustainable future for Chicago and beyond.

Commercial Architecture Services

  • Building Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Programming and Predesign
  • Construction Administration


Past Commercial Projects

From community centers to corporate campus headquarters, Elements Architectural Group brings inspired commercial design to life. Our firm has led over 400 projects for public and private sector clients seeking inviting, contemporary spaces to nurture human connection and foster innovation. Over our 24 years of creating thoughtful structures to serve the civic and professional realm, we have earned industry accolades as well as enthusiastic praise from the communities and companies we build for.

Chicago Coffee Shop Architects Complete Ipsento 606 Remodel

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The Chicago Neighborhood Wine Bar Design

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Chicago's Retail Architects Create Modern Storefront Designs

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Unique Three-Story Building Renovation

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Oak Park's First Taproom

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Commercial Architecture Design Capabilities

Our capabilities include gallery spaces, boutique retail stores, visitor centers, coffee shops & market cafés, office spaces and breweries. Each sector showcases our commitment to innovative and tailored design, transforming spaces into captivating and functional environments. Explore how we redefine commercial architecture, delivering excellence across a spectrum of settings to enhance the unique essence of each space.

  • Gallery Spaces

    Bring your gallery vision to life with Elements Architectural Group, the leading Chicagoland firm specializing in gallery space design. With decades of experience crafting world-class museums, vibrant showrooms and curated boutiques, we are renowned for fusing bold aesthetics with exhibition functionality.

    Whether modernizing an existing space or designing a new build gallery from the ground up, our architects leverage creative layouts, integrated lighting schemes and custom detailing to put your collection center stage. Our collaborative process optimizes display impact while meeting the practical needs of owners, artists, staff and patrons.

  • Boutique Retail Stores

    Stand out in a sea of big box competitors with a custom-designed boutique. Our architects combine sleek yet warm aesthetics with intelligent layouts to create one-of-a-kind branded spaces that entice shoppers, optimize merchandise impact and reflect your vision. With our flexible design process, we craft retail experiences that showcase your products and tell your story. Our collaborative partnership ensures both inspired design and shopper flow.

  • Visitor Centers

    Welcome guests with inspired spaces designed for first impressions. As architect partners on visitor centers for dozens of civic sites, our architects leverage fresh aesthetics, intuitive wayfinding and local heritage to craft welcoming gateways. Our collaborative process and comprehensive expertise in accessibility, acoustics and experiential exhibits result in open, navigable spaces for engagement and education.

  • Coffee Shops & Market Cafes

    Nourish the community with inviting cafés designed by Elements Architectural Group, leaders in contemporary hospitality space planning. For decades, we have partnered with independent coffee shops, restaurants and markets to realize their vision of a welcoming “third place.” Our creative layouts, abundant natural light and regional materials harmonize form and function for optimized flow, lingering and connection. Let us thoughtfully blend your distinctive brand with customer experience to create a one-of-a-kind cafe.

  • Office Spaces

    Cultivate productivity in inspired corporate spaces by Elements Architectural Group, award-winning architects known for future-focused commercial interiors. For years we have leveraged ergonomics, biophilia and leading technologies to design environments that invigorate professional wellness and collaboration. We offer custom furniture services for office spaces in Chicago!

  • Breweries

    Toast craftsmanship with a taproom designed by Elements Architectural Group, architects trusted by over a dozen microbreweries. Blending industrial chic with a warm, communal ambiance, we design brewery spaces that fully support production flow while immersing patrons in your artistry story. Our collaborations distill brand aesthetic with customer experience across inspired layouts featuring barrel storage vistas to exterior beer gardens. Let us co-create the ultimate showcase for your suds.

Contact Elements Architects

Ready to explore how Elements can help envision and construct your next commercial project? We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your goals, values and vision in a complimentary initial consultation. Contact us today to schedule a visit and site walkthrough, discuss architecture design possibilities for your property's unique needs and answer any questions as we consider the right fit for collaboration.