What is Commercial Design?

August 15, 2021   Mahtab Ardakanian

“The primary goal behind every commercial space is to optimize a business’s ability to earn a profit by taking factors into account that relate to each stakeholder group’s needs such as workflow process*, physical space comfort, and aesthetics.” Alita Constructions 2020. The purpose of commercial buildings Accessed 08. 08. 2021.

As Commercial Design describes design and decoration in a commercial space according to businesses requirements, the designer needs to understand potential necessities to synchronize the design and the business individuality.

There is a direct relation between a business identity and business space design style, indoors and outdoors. In Commercial Design, the architect focuses on trade, business, or work space’s functional requirements, and leads the design to reply business place’s physical and spiritual needs.

Tip: Commercial Design describes design and decoration in trade, business, and workspaces.

“Commercial designers are trained to prioritize functionality and safety, however, they never sacrifice style or aesthetics. They know how to space plan without surrendering design. They are also trained to ensure that everything within the physical structure is safe and up to code. They are heavily involved in the renovation and construction process and work closely with contractors and manufacturers to make important structural decisions including architectural details, lighting, floor and ceiling design, window placement, and technological upgrades. Commercial designers also define the project’s scope of work, draw schematics and blueprints, select the right materials, and oversee budgeting and scheduling, along with other important duties.” Interiors by Steven G. Inc. 30. 06. 2017 Accessed 08. 08. 2021.




Tips for commercial design:

  • Workflow process
  • Physical space comfort
  • Aesthetics

Tips for commercial designers:

  • Space plan without surrendering design
  • Safe and up to code physical structure
  • Definition of the project’s scope of work
  • Drawing schematics and blueprints
  • Right materials selection
  • Oversee budgeting and scheduling

*A workflow process is a series of sequential tasks that are carried out based on user-defined rules or conditions, to execute a business process. kissflow. 07. 07. 2021 Accessed 16. 08. 2021.