Commercial Office Plans and Designs

By Anthony Eskief

Commercial office plans are designed for office, industrial and light retail usage. Professional designers, architects, consultants and planners partner with clients to create projects as small as a single storey office to an entire urban district. Localized expertise is combined with global perspective to design and create pre-designed commercial office plans that can be purchased by construction companies and real estate developers for instant use. Modern technology allows builders to browse the Internet for just the right type of commercial office plans when planning a project.

Designers of commercial office plans display an enduring commitment to providing quality products for use by construction companies and real estate developers in securing new building opportunities when they become available.

Pre-designed plan modifications are available for remodelling, such as new office layouts, floor plan enlargements, modifying the architectural design of a building, or adding additional units to an interior design. Innovative technology allows architects to make changes to existing plans quickly and inexpensively, usually from a sketch of some ideas, sent by email or fax. A drafting quote will be prepared and submitted for your approval before actual work will commence.

Designing buildings with top class office space fulfils the goal of a healthy return on investment for the owners and satisfaction of use for the tenants who rent them. Research into sustainable office building planning and design creates the type of buildings that attract the best tenants, maximizes rental rates and speeds up leasing. 

Design is a powerful strategic tool for securing lasting competitive advantage.

Using our expertise, we support our clients in their service and market needs with new insights from our collective knowledge in a dynamic network to create value across the board. Our expert designers have the ability to create office environments with business design innovation that will enhance organizational performance in the workplace and achieve measurable results for our clients.

Workplace environments are important to productivity. In a survey, more than 95% of pre-qualified respondents believed that the workplace does have an impact on productivity. However, only 30% effectively measured how productivity is impacted by the workplace. This highlights a need to design buildings with work spaces that align with business objectives.

Commercial building plans for freestanding buildings can accommodate various types of businesses and financial groups, including designs that have several levels. Many are designed to accommodate more than one business or multiple tenants. Commercial building plans come in a range of styles, sizes and design. Smaller building plans may provide only one or two units, offices or store fronts, while larger designs may encompass multiple storey office buildings. 

Strip Mall building designs are commercial floor plans for buildings that can accommodate multiple retailers, offices or businesses on the same property. These commercial floor plans feature various different types of storefronts, some of which are visible from a roadway or from a parking lot and are commonly built in areas where there is a need for many local businesses to be accommodated close to a neighbourhood. Floor plans of strip mall buildings are available in a range of sizes and styles for use by a variety of tenants. They feature separate entrances for each tenant and glass storefronts. Most strip malls are designed on one level, but they can be designed for multiple levels. Commercial building plans are an alternative to strip mall building designs.

Local Building Codes

Safety guidelines and regulations are contained in building codes for the construction of buildings in particular areas. They protect the builder and the buyer of a building and should be adhered to in order to avoid problems from occurring after construction is in progress.

Each designer of commercial building plans will take great care that they conform to the national building codes for that area. Each municipality has a set of zoning requirements and a designer will ensure that regulations are met. Some areas have energy compliance regulations and if the property you intend to build is not served by a sewer system, you will need a septic system design. Earthquake prone zones and hurricane risk areas have strict engineering codes which may require additional drawings. Check with your local building official to supply you with a list of requirements before applying for a building permit.