29 West Main Street
Fleetwood, PA 19522
U.S. Mail: PO Box 412
P: 610-944-5536
F: 610-944-5539

Cost Effective, Innovative, Timeless, Sustainable Architecture

Corporate, Retail & Commercial Architects & Design

Platinum LEED-CI Certified Commercial Architecture by Watkins Architect

Interested in speaking with an architecture firm for a new commercial building or office project? Watkins Architect established in 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, the United States, and Canada.

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 Sale Offices
  • Strip Malls, Retail Centers, and Shopping Outlets

If you're searching for a commercial architect, let us help answer any questions. Use our contact us page to start the conversation. We provide a range of services for commercial, corporate, and retail architecture projects. Explore more information and photos of our commercial interior design and architectural projects below.


Portfolio: Commercial, Retail, Corporate Buildings

Empire Education Group Corporate Office — Pottsville, Schuylkill County, PA

Design of the new two-story corporate office for Empire Education Group in Pottsville PA. Watkins Architect interviewed all departments, developed the program including departmental needs, adjacencies and space requirement and successfully implemented 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"


Knoll Showrooms/Sales Office — Various Locations

New LEED Certified showrooms and sales office 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.


Minersville Pharmacy — Minersville, Schuylkill County, PA

Design of a 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

The new 2,000 SF addition and renovations to the existing 1,500 SF Bally Savings Bank building. The project includes 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.


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

Various projects for the 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.


Leesport Bank — Sinking Spring, Berks County, PA

Design of the new 4,400 SF bank branch with two drive-thru's, tellers, vault, insurance, offices, internet/library and support spaces.


Leesport Bank — Leesport, Berks County, PA

Design of the new two-story 7,475 SF bank branch with three drive thrus, teller, vault, insurance, offices, training room, library and security.


Lehigh Hills Strip Mall — Hamburg, Berks County, PA

Design of a new 9,400 SF seven tenant strip mall.


Mt. Joy Plaza — Mt. Joy, Lancaster County, PA

Design of new 13,000 SF multi-tenant commercial office building, including fit-out of the first tenant space for Yellow Book USA.


JB Long — Fleetwood, Berks County, PA

Watkins Architect LTD provided interior renovation design for the 2,000 SF office fit-out for JB Long, Inc., a structural steel detailing company. The space occupies a suite on the second floor of the former Fleetwood school building. Spaces include reception, offices, conference room and a kitchenette. Special care was taken to highlight the features of the existing space including exposed brick, installing new structural steel joists, metal deck and other structural steel elements.


Sorrelli, Inc. — Kutztown, Berks County, PA

Design of 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 — Lessport, Berks County, PA

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. Services provided include: master planning through construction documents, 3D renderings for exterior color selections, and construction phase observation.


The Promenade at Wyomissing Square

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


Knoll — Second Floor Corporate Office — East Greenville, Montgomery County, PA

A 10,000 SF renovation of the existing space and design of an open office space for 66 employees using Knoll's newest line of workstations. Surrounding the large open office area are VP and supervisory offices and conference rooms. Watkins Architect served as the architect, project manager and developed/implemented a phasing plan to temporarily relocate all the employees currently occupying this space during the renovation. This project was featured in the May 2012 issue of Contract Magazine.


Knoll — Reception and First Floor Corporate Offices — East Greenville, Montgomery County, PA

Design of the new reception area and adjacent offices on the first floor of the Knoll, Inc. corporate office building. The design of this 11,000 SF space incorporated demolition of the existing enclosed private offices, separating the courtyard to provide views and daylight to all occupants. The new private VP offices were placed along rear walls with glass fronts to allow views over the low, open plan work space. The space includes seven private VP offices, 40 open plan workstations, large and small meeting rooms, new restrooms and newly landscaped courtyards.


EarthRES Group — Pipersville, Bucks County, PA

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 Bucks County, PA. The project earned LEED Silver certification.


Fleetwood Bank — Shoemakersville, Berks County, PA

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!


Peter's Brothers Trucking — Lenhartsville, Berks County, PA

Design of renovations and a 3,290 SF, two-story addition to the existing facility. Spaces include a waiting room, reception, file storage, offices, lunch room, kitchenette and conference room.


Other Commercial/Corporate Projects

29 West Main Street • Fleetwood, PA 19522
U.S. Mail: PO Box 412
P: 610-944-5536 • F: 610-944-5539