Milpitas is a bustling city that borders San Jose and Fremont. The city is part of the iconic Silicon Valley and houses major companies including SonicWall, Maxtor, and LSI Corporation. Milpitas’ strategic location makes it a desirable place to live. People considering moving to the city should hire an architect to ease the challenges of setting up a new residential project. This list features the best residential architectural firms in Milpitas.

To produce this list, our editorial team compiled a shortlist of firms in the area and assessed each based on a set of criteria that measures each firm’s work history, capacity, and overall quality of work. 

ARA Creative Designs

1116 Nicklaus Ave., Milpitas, CA 95035

Founded in 2003 by Albert R. Alfonso, ARA Creative Designs is a residential architecture expert knowledgeable in remodel, addition, and custom homes. Alfonso and his team have provided full-service residential design services all over the Peninsula. ARA has over 20 years of experience developing artistic, thoughtful designs. The ARA portfolio consists of quality Traditional, Craftsman, and Bungalow homes. The Binh Residence, a 1,360-square-foot home in San Jose, is one of the firm’s top works. The home has a conventional silhouette and structure that creates a simple, welcoming appearance. This estate employs neutral colors and warm accents that enriches the homey appeal.


991 Montague Expressway, Suite 208, Milpitas, CA 95035

Since 1996, ARCHevon has provided high-quality architectural services covering each design phase. The firm walks the client through the process from pre-design to maintenance, developing a strong relationship along the way. Company Principal Kartik Patel has emphasized the importance of close community ties in its operations. This world view has enabled the firm to be in business for a quarter-century.

ARCHevon’s project portfolio sports the idea of the evolution of architecture. The team pushes the boundaries of residential architecture and design. Projects such as the Los Altos home featured in the photo gives you a first taste of the firm’s impeccable taste and keen eye for detail. The home has an interesting structure, using a curved, bent silhouette to integrate the garden and the outside environment. 

JSQ Consulting Group

1313 N Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035

JSQ Consulting Group is a Milpitas-based architecture firm specializing in the use of technology. They use that technology for the precision it brings to a project; they want to ensure that the quality of the design meets client expectations. Jessie S. Quilantang has been a design consultant for over 15 years. He is also a distinguished member of Habitat for Humanity, LEED, Architectural Records, and USGBC. The firm’s portfolio consists of projects in the commercial, industrial, and residential market sectors. The firm has completed projects such as the French Manor design featured in the photo. The home has an impressive silhouette and shape that complements the classical design elements of the home. The home uses French windows, balconies, and full doors to create its luxurious, grand appearance.