Our diverse practice includes extensive work in commercial office, residential, government, education, defense, retail, healthcare, institutional, planning, and green design. Clients across a broad range of sectors choose Arium for our innovative and highly executable design and engineering solutions.

Corporate & Tenant Planning

Whether you are seeking a new headquarters, an efficient space plan, a contemporary finish upgrade, or a new collaborative workplace, Arium is the regional leader in commercial office design. We work for a wide range of the most demanding clients in the region, from the largest REITs to small developers to individual tenants. We help owners reposition their properties toward higher value markets and help tenants maximize their image while making efficient use of their space. Our understanding of the regional building typologies and our effective working relationships with local jurisdictions ensure an exceptionally efficient permit and occupancy process.

Government & Mission Critical

Arium’s repeat client base extends to some of the largest defense contractors in the country. They depend on us to provide highly technical design solutions for demanding program and equipment requirements. We are a registered small business and have capable resources to perform work at the highest levels required.

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Biotech & Health Care

Arium provides a wide range of biotech and health-related design services. From complex labs to new buildings for regional medical centers, hospital renovations to individual practice specialties, Arium is very adept at adding design innovation to the technically demanding healthcare and biotech sector. We have ongoing relationships with many medical buildings in the region. We understand the competitive nature of the regional healthcare marketplace and contribute to our clients’ business success by designing efficient facilities that improve operations, enhance standards of care, and contribute to the bottom line.

Institutional & Educational

Arium has long and deep experience in meeting institutional needs. We find great pleasure in working with highly professional facility managers and key decision makers in this area. One of our biggest current growth sectors is the design of charter schools. Our ability to recognize and align design and engineering services with our client’s goals and expectations has helped us build a growing expertise in the design of private/semi-private charter schools. Our clients in this demanding sector appreciate our ability to develop creative solutions to their programmatic challenges and maximize the functionality of both existing and new facilities within a fast track timeframe and on a limited budget.

Industrial & Warehouse

We recognize that for many of our clients, time is of the essence. Our integrated design approach maximizes clients’ ability to control project costs, while our regional focus helps clients navigate a dynamic regulatory environment on budget and within schedule. We have vast experience designing highly technical industrial facilities and efficient warehouses and understand the importance of making informed decisions early in the process. Our volume of projects and sound partnerships have made us experts in all regional jurisdictions, so we can~ and affords us the ability to provide expeditious project design and documentation. Our recognition as a peer reviewer in the permitting process has helped many clients navigate the dynamic regulatory environment.

Retail & Restaurant

From small tenant fit-outs to major shopping center revitalization efforts to large-scale, visionary retail developments, Arium designs dynamic solutions for the region’s most discerning consumers in the world of retail and restaurants. In this sector, we recognize success hinges on a project’s ability to encourage social interaction and sustain environmental stewardship. Our integrated design approach maximizes clients’ ability to control project costs. Our regional focus helps clients navigate a dynamic regulatory environment on budget and within schedule.

Mixed Use & Residential

Arium takes great pleasure in our residential design. We enjoy getting to know and serving the unique needs and visions of our custom residential clients. As mixed-use projects have become a larger part of the local fabric, we have successfully shown that our systematic approach is uniquely suited to this market sector. Our extensive experience, innovative thinking, and dedication to meeting client needs all contribute to our ability to effectively serve clients within this area of market growth.


Whether revitalizing retail centers, realizing concepts of community planning, or conceptualizing new sustainable planned developments our team has been reshaping the region’s physical environment for the past 25+ years. We bring a perspective of civic-minded responsibility and environmental stewardship. Our goal is to help clients discover and maximize the unique potential of each site, and by creating frameworks that encourage layering over time, Arium provides solutions that not only age gracefully, but remain open to future opportunities.