Architecture & Interior Design

We believe architecture and interior design hold the power of uniting people and creating spaces that are accessible to all, bringing intentional purpose to the environment we occupy daily and providing uniquely curated experiences.

As a firm that stands for quality and integrity, our experienced team prioritizes innovative and effective solutions to create a design that is inspiring, cohesive, buildable, code compliant, and within budget to meet our Client’s vision and expectations. Our approach is understanding client urgency,  responsiveness, and efficiency which results in Client satisfaction and long lasting relationships.

Our strengths are in our service and quality focus whether you have one project or multiple projects. The dedication to our Client is real, and we seek to bring the Client’s vision to reality through experience and common-sense design. By uniting the architecture, interior, and engineering teams under one roof, we produce a well-rounded end product that creates a positive environment and sustainable building.


  • ADA Audits / Compliance Review
  • Architectural Renderings
  • Bidding / Bid Evaluations / Contract Administration
  • Conceptual Design
  • Construction Observation
  • Existing Facility Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Opinion of Probable Cost / Cost Estimates
  • Permitting and/or Entitlements
  • Project Management
  • Prototype Design & Maintenance
  • Scan-to-BIM using NavVis, featuring S.L.A.M. technology
  • Site Analysis & Planning
  • Space Planning
  • Sustainability / LEED®  design and/or Registration

Client Testimonials

“GPW & Associates has worked with the Benchmark Refrigeration and Fire Protection Division for over 3 years on various Walmart Remodel and Sam’s Club Projects. Their teams are always responsive and perform with the highest level of professionalism. They are collaborative and efficient, and they always put the needs of their clients as their highest priority. We highly recommend them for projects related to the Big Box, Retail, and Grocery Store Markets.”

Gina Pacumbaba-Watson
President & CEO, GPW & Associates, LLC | Engineering Consultants


“Benchmark Group has become an extension to our company related to refrigeration design, engineering, and product collaboration. The team has gone above and beyond to assist with integrating our European products into the United States. By utilizing the Benchmark Group’s services, we have been able to eliminate multiple design errors and improve on our deliverables. We are very pleased with the responsiveness, and willingness to help and provide industry advice when we need a neutral point of view. We trust Benchmark and recommend using their services.”

Clay Galloway, C.E.M.
Director, Sales, AHT Cooling Systems USA, Inc.

“Guss Jahchan, AIA, and his team at Benchmark Group, have handled a crucial and important Value-Engineering exercise for one of our corporate stores in Virginia. They had developed and maintained our present corporate prototype, while they were able to point out areas of savings, without jeopardizing the aesthetics or the quality of our store.  We at Propelled Brands, have found the Benchmark team to be highly professional while keeping our interest at the forefront of their work.  Our plan is to continue to work with Benchmark Group for our architectural and engineering (A&E) needs and recommend them to others that need full professional A&E assistance.

Steve J. Elliott
Owner | Architect, SJE Architects

“Our Experience with the team at Benchmark was fantastic! They did a great job of interpreting what we wanted and suggesting what would be a good fit. The little details in design made a difference. They were responsive to questions, very accommodating to changes, and easy to do business with. We are very happy and would recommend their services.”

John Johnson
Co-Owner, D-BAT Northwest Arkansas

“Stephanie Whorton and Benchmark Group as a whole, have been super helpful, and I have really enjoyed working with them. Hopefully, we can do many more jobs together.”

Raymond Weaver
Owner, Weavers Farm & Furniture