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Corporate,
Retail & Commercial Architecture
& Interior Design

Interested in speaking with an architecture firm for a new commercial building, office project or interior design? Watkins Architect, established in Fleetwood PA, offers commercial architectural services for the design, planning, and implementation of retail establishments and other corporate building architecture. Our firm works on projects in Berks County, all counties in Pennsylvania, and throughout the United States. Ranging from banks and corporate office buildings to strip malls and shopping outlets, we provide great customer service on all commercial architecture projects.

Our team of experienced commercial architects and interior designers have worked on projects such as:

  • Corporate Office Designs
  • Office Building Renovations and Additions
  • LEED-CI Certified projects with environmentally-friendly design elements
  • Retail Store Buildings and Pharmacies
  • Bank Branches and Offices
  • Funeral Homes
  • Showrooms and Sales Offices
  • Strip Malls, Retail Centers, and Shopping Outlets

We provide a range of services for commercial, corporate, and retail architecture projects. We have helped many companies in and around Reading PA with their space planning, office layout and interior design. Through our design projects, we have assisted with office efficiency, corporate imaging and branding and master planning. If you're searching for a commercial architect, let us help. Contact us today to start the conversation. Explore more information and photos of our commercial interior design and architectural projects below.


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Empire Education Group Corporate Office

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Located in Pottsville PA, we designed the new two-story corporate office for Empire Education Group. Watkins Architect interviewed all departments and developed the plan including departmental needs, adjacencies and space requirements to successfully implement the design. The project consisted of 30,000 SF including CEO and executive offices, boardroom, large open cubical office areas, managerial and supervisory offices, lunchroom, support spaces and conference rooms. Watkins Architect also designed and renovated the entire existing 60,000 SF building, designed a new façade to blend the old building with the addition and designed the on-site Beauty School. This project received the 2011 “ABC Award of Excellence”

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Knoll Showrooms/Sales Office — Various Locations

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New LEED Certified showrooms and sales offices across the United States and Canada incorporate a number of environmentally-friendly design elements including maximized use of natural light and, where necessary, fluorescent fixtures with optimized energy performance and lighting controls; carpeted floors with a backing that contains 76% post-consumer materials; Eco-Spec paint low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs); wall coverings with high recycled content; Energy Star rated appliances; Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood; GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality certified furnishings and textiles; high recycled content building materials; recycling program and rapidly renewable linoleum flooring. Sizes range up to 22,000 SF.

Below is a list of Knoll Showrooms and Sales Offices Watkins Architect has designed:

  • Atlanta, GA — 10,600 SF, LEED-CI Gold Certified
  • Boston, MA — 12,000 SF, LEED-CI Platinum Certified
  • Chicago, IL — 22.600 SF, LEED-CI Gold Certified
  • Dallas, TX — 9,150 SF, LEED-CI Gold Certified
  • East Greenville, Montgomery County, PA – 10,000 SF, featured in Contract Magazine, May 2012 issue.
  • East Greenville, Montgomery County, PA – 11,000 SF
  • Hollywood, CA
  • Houston, TX — 9,000 SF
  • Los Angeles, CA — 14,000 SF
  • Miami, FL — 5,000 SF, LEED-CI Silver Certified
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Philadelphia, PA — 11,633 SF, LEED-CI Silver Certified
  • Phoenix, AZ — 5,500 SF, LEED-CI Gold Certified
  • Seattle, WA — 5,000 SF, LEED-CI Gold Certified
  • Toronto, ON — 5,000 SF, LEED-CI Platinum Certified
  • Washington, DC — 5,000 SF, LEED-CI Gold Certified

Minersville Pharmacy

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Located in Minersville PA, we designed new 1,850 SF one-story pharmacy and retail store building with drive-thru. The complexity of this building was to design a one-story building on an extremely small city property that fits with the surrounding three-story buildings. The building also incorporates special security measures and pharmacy board requirements.

Bally Savings Bank — Bally, Berks County, PA

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Located in Bally PA, we provided our architectural skills to design the new 2,000 SF addition and renovations to the existing 1,500 SF Bally Savings Bank building. The project included a new bulletproof entry vestibule, lobby, teller line, offices, board room and new finishes throughout the interior and exterior. So as not to stand out as an afterthought, the addition was designed to blend and appear as though it was always part of the building.

Mt. Joy Plaza

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Located in Mount Joy PA, we designed a new 13,000 SF multi-tenant commercial office building, including fit-out of the first tenant space for Yellow Book USA.

Sorrelli, Inc.

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Located in Kutztown PA, we provided our design services to Sorrelli, Inc. for their interior and exterior renovations to the existing building. Jewelry store spaces include a large retail area featuring a stair to the mezzanine and display windows. Interior renovations include a boiler room and new stair to the existing apartment. The exterior features a new front facade and miscellaneous renovations.

Leibensperger Funeral Home

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Located in Leesport PA, we provided our architectural assistance to design the new Peach Tree Branch. In addition to providing a more accessible facility with a large parking lot, sizable lobby and high-capacity chapel, the design provides cremation services for both humans and pets, office areas, a garage and a second-floor apartment. The chapel also features a custom dome. The services we provided included master planning through construction documents, 3D renderings for exterior color selections, and construction phase observation.

The Promenade at Wyomissing Square

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We provided renderings for the proposed 33,000 SF specialty retail center that is the final component of a mixed-use development project featuring luxury apartments, hotel, office building, and existing restaurant.

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EarthRES Group

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Watkins Architect LTD designed the 16,000 SF addition and renovations for the existing 6,000 SF office building for the EarthRES Group, an environmental engineering firm in Pipersville PA located in Bucks County. The project earned LEED Silver certification.

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Fleetwood Bank

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When Fleetwood Bank looked for existing bank building renovations at their Shoemakersville PA location, they turned to Watkins Architect LTD for planning and design services. The project included a renovated teller line, new interior finishes highlighting the existing architecture, exterior facade upgrades, and a new bulletproof entry vestibule. Watkins Architect was pleased to be the Berks County based bank’s architect of choice!

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Carpenter Technology, Various Projects — Reading, Berks County, PA

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Located in Reading PA, Watkins Architect have assisted Carpenter Technology with various projects for their Reading campus, including a master plan, several feasibility studies and a 2010 Needs Assessment. Completed projects include the executive office building renovation (Building 33), locker room renovations, conference and training rooms and industrial building additions.

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Lehigh Hills Strip Mall

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Located in Fogesville PA, we designed of a new 9,400 SF seven tenant strip mall.


Other Commercial/Corporate Projects

  • Baldwin Brass — Reading, Berks County, PA
  • Bieber Tours — Wescosville, Lehigh County, PA
  • Brentwood Industries — Reading, PA — Clean Rooms
  • County of Berks, Reading, PA — Various projects
  • Ellixson's Tae Kwon Do Academy — Boyertown, Berks County, PA
  • JB Long — Fleetwood, Berks County, PA
  • Leesport Bank (currently VIST/Tompkins) — Various Branch Locations
  • Leesport Bank — Sinking Spring, Berks County, PA
  • Leesport Bank — Leesport, Berks County, PA
  • Meridian Bank — Reading, Berks County, PA
  • M&T Bank — Reading, Berks County, PA
  • Penske — Green Hills, PA — Various projects
  • Peter's Brothers Trucking — Lenhartsville, Berks County, PA
  • Shillington Plaza Façade and Doller Tree, Aaron's and Nail Salon Tenant Shell Spaces — Shillington, Berks County, PA
  • Sovereign Bank — Wyomissing, Berks County, PA
  • Sovereign Center Reading Royals Fan Store — Reading, Berks County, PA
  • The Shoppes at Maxatawny (Weis Plaza) — Kutztown, Berks County, PA
  • UGI Office Building — Reading, Berks County, PA
  • Vic's Mower Sales and Service — Fleetwood, Berks County, PA
  • Zara Beauty Salon — Wyomissing, Berks County, PA