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Architecture Firm: A Day in the Life

Architecture Firm: A Day in the Life

Architecture Firm: A Day in the Life

Architecture Firm: A Day in the Life

Architecture Firm: A Day in the Life

ms consultants, inc.

August 11, 2022

Architects. Architecture. Architecture Firms.

Architecture is a broad term that can be used to describe the design or structural composition of just about any building. An architecture firm houses licensed architects who work to design buildings and spaces. Architects strive to merge the technical with the creative to design structures that are both functional and visually appealing. However, one firm can be vastly different from the next regarding services offered and design specialization. Keep reading to see what various architecture firms do, a preview of some architecture firm clients, and how to bring a project to life.

What is an architecture firm?

Architecture firms can vary greatly in size, geographical reach, and design services offered. A small, local architect may look completely different from one that takes on national and even international projects. They can also vary greatly regarding architectural services offered. From the initial site survey through the project construction, an architecture firm can have its hands in any piece of the process. While some specialize only in the layout and design of a space, others are comprised of all the disciplines necessary for a fully functional building, coordinating the entire build process.


At a full-service architecture firm, this coordination occurs across such disciplines as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers (MEP), civil and structural engineers, permitting specialists, computer-aided design (CAD) technicians, and more. Because of how vastly different each architecture firm can be, it’s important to partner with an experienced team who has expertise in your specific industry and takes time to understand your brand.

ms as a full-service architecture firm

At ms consultants, our team of experts include architects, engineers, surveyors, planners, permitting specialists and more, featuring local architects well-versed in both regional and national design trends and regulations. As a full-service architecture and engineering firm, ms offers streamlined coordination across a multi-unit project pipeline. From flagship store design to national prototype rollout, we approach each project strategically helping schedules stay on track. Our broad range of in-house design and architectural services, including building design, interior design, and sustainable design, allows for greater efficiency and a smoother process from start to finish.


Within these categories, we have specialized professionals for each design process, beyond just the physical building design. This includes several LEED® accredited, Green Globes®, and Envision Sustainability professionals that are experts in a range of sustainable design projects.

Architecture Firm Clients

Because architecture firms design and build many types of buildings, the opportunities and client types are endless. This variety of client types is present at ms. We serve both public and private clients within our local communities or nationwide. The industries we work with include retail, grocery, banks, restaurants, municipal, education, hospitality, and more.


Want to see our work as a full-service architecture firm in action? Check out a handful of project profiles:



The ms professionals take pride in being an architecture firm that brings innovative designs to life where people learn, work, shop, and live.


Need an architecture firm?

Do you have a project that could use a full-service architecture firm? From large-scale service centers to small community spaces, let’s make your project a reality. We have a wide range of professionals ready to bring your project to life, no matter the size. You can also check out more of our work on our Projects page. When you’re ready to talk, reach out to us at We’d love to hear from you.  

Join Our Team!

Are you interested in joining an architecture firm? We’re hiring for architecture positions (and more) in several office locations. Join an architecture firm that works with various clients, serves on many project types, and collaborates with others in the engineering, architecture, and construction world. Check out our current architecture openings and apply here.


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