This guide will give you 3 dead simple strategies for naming your architectural firm, and share 34+ actually good architectural company name ideas. Perhaps the perfect name is just around the corner – but first here’s what NOT to do with your name:
Don’t copy any existing firm out there already (in fact actively avoid in-use names)
Don’t name it after you just because you’re small currently (what if you grow)
Don’t fall for “corporate speak” over a fresh, lively approach (more easily remembered)
Use your name (be honest with yourself if it carries weight)
Names are an extremely common option for architectural companies – as the last name of a founder might carry a certain amount of notoriety in the architectural community. Of course, our list of options or suggestions below won’t have last names in it – being that it’s unlikely you’d want to use one other than your own or your firms lead designer.
Ultimately it may make the company harder to sell – and should be done only in cases where the name really does carry emotional weight in your region or niche. Possible options for name focused companies? Slap one of these bad boys on the end:
- And Co.
Make it original and base it on your “Unique Value Proposition”
It’s very hard to brainstorm a list of names without knowing your unique value proposition. Ultimately. That’s where you want to start with a naming process. Are you always on time, and on-budget perhaps you should be called ‘Rock Solid + Associates + Studio + Partners’ – do you constantly push the boundaries of design, perhaps you could be ‘Edgewater Associates + Group + and Co.’, are you niched into one area of the state or country, or one particular segment of the market? Why not include them in the name for instance – ‘Midwest Modern Architects.’
Make sure the URL is available – it’s 2019!
It’s now a very bare-minimum requirement in naming, to see if the URL is available so your company doesn’t have to end up with some off-brand ‘.net’ or add something unnatural to the end of your name to make your .com work.
I strongly suggest prioritizing this in your naming brainstorm and keeping it at the front of your conversations when coming up with a fresh name for your architectural firm.
Avoid unusual formatting that makes it hard to say or write quickly.
Ultimately you want the name to be super easy to say at a party. You should have to be like “UDesignz”… thats with a U and at the end there’s a Z. Find us a UDesignz.net.
If you find yourself explaining how to spell your name etc. every time you say it – you’ve failed at creating an intuitive iconic, name.
34 Architectural Company Names
- Reflex Architects
- Powerhouse Designs
- Pangaea Group
- Sleek Architects
- Dream Design
- Atelier Legacy
- Function & Form
- Skeleton Key Design
- Measured Architecture
- Everest Associates
- Innovest Design Lab
- Cove Architecture
- Axis Architecture
- Signature Design
- Bold Structure
- Ridge Associates
- BuiltIN Studio
- Infinite Sky Design
- Studio Blue
- Interloper Partners
- Macrocosm Design
- Steel Cedar Inc.
- Elemental Architecture
- Legacy Group
- Sustainable Performance Architects
- True Roots Studios
- Emporium Design
- Fusion & Fealty
- Purpose and Co.
- Reddymade Consulting Architects
- Heliotropic Grade
- Steelman Partners Inc.
- Lucky Specter Group
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