The Beauty That Surrounds Us: Commercial Architecture in the Sun City
Take a moment and look around you. No matter where you are, no matter what time it is, simply look around you. Take in your surroundings. What do you see? Perhaps a few cars, some people, the bright, blue sky, but what else? Odds are you can see a handful of commercial buildings, right? Even if you’re hiking the Franklin Mountains, you can still see the lights of El Paso’s commercial buildings in the distance. Commercial architecture is all around us. If you’re looking to establish your very own commercial space, New Republic Architects can help.
The Various Types of Commercial Spaces
Now that you’ve taken in your surroundings, try to categorize the commercial spaces you see. Some may be small, others may be incredibly large. Some may focus on selling products while others sell services. In order for companies to successfully provide their services, the buildings they’re housed within must suit their needs perfectly. For this reason, an industrial building may not be the best candidate for a small Mom and Pop type coffee shop (although rules are made to be broken, right?) The following are some of the most common commercial properties.
What’s Within the Office
Perhaps you’re reading this blog whilst at work. If you’re like almost every other American, you work within an office building. These types of buildings generally fall into two categories: urban and suburban. Skyscrapers, most often found in the Downtown area, are urban office buildings while suburban offices are much smaller and tend to combine to form “office parks.”
Giving the Community What It Needs: Retail
Retail spaces are very similar to office buildings since they can come in all shapes and sizes. A small clothing store and a giant, multi-story shopping mall both fall under the category of “retail.” In some cases, retail spaces may be large shopping centers where each suite can be rented by different companies. These retail spaces are known as “pad sites.”
Build What the World Needs: Industrial
Industrial buildings are homes for manufacturing or assembly needs. Although these buildings are part of the cycle of commerce, they are often very large, employ thousands of individuals, and are located on the outskirts of urban areas.
A Place To Call Home: Multifamily and Hotel
Not all commercial spaces deal with the commerce of goods and services. Some basically sell the concept of “home.” Multifamily buildings are residential spaces that house families. Apartments and condos can fall under this category. Again, these types of buildings can come in a variety of sizes. Hotels don’t really have to be explained but they provide a place for individuals to basically live for a few days. Hotels can also come in all shapes and sizes.
The World of Commercial Architecture is At Your Disposal
Commercial architecture is crucial in helping the community to thrive. These buildings add beauty, usefulness, and elegance wherever they’re built. At New Republic Architects, we’re more than happy to help the entrepreneurs and dreamers of El Paso and the Southwest achieve their commercial architecture dreams. Contact us today.