In this Siteturner round-up, we’re checking out the best WordPress themes for architects and architecture firms available in 2020. If you’re a small firm or independent designer building your website on WordPress, one of these themes will give you an inexpensive head-start.
Overall, the core of any good architecture-related theme is the portfolio. Above all, you’re going to need some way to showcase current and past projects in the most aesthetically pleasing, user-friendly way possible. All of the themes on this list meet that requirement. You may also want to feature team members and clients. Most of the themes on this list provide custom page templates and post types that will accomplish that and more.
A real, experienced web designer selected the themes on this list by hand, based primarily on design quality, relevance to the architecture industry, and depth of functionality. Sometimes there’s a loose order to our round-up lists; this time around we think any one of these themes would be good choice.
So we’ll start things off with…
Organic is a unique, visually engaging architecture theme with three homepage styles that include a sleek, masonry layout. The animated slideshow and striking homepage photography make a strong first impression on visitors and potential clients. It’s a minimalistic, contemporary design with a strong focus on projects and portfolios, and it’s perfect for upscale studios and agency.
The theme is fully responsive, built on the robust and popular Bootstrap 3 framework from Twitter. An advanced settings panel on the back-end gives site admins plenty of control over the elements, and five custom widgets, custom shortcodes, and a shortcode generator provide even more flexibility.
500 Google fonts and full set of icons are included. The theme is translation ready and provides sensible integration with the most popular social networks.More Info/Download
The modern, professional aesthetic of the Lassic theme excels in terms of versatility – it’s not only suitable for architecture firms, but works equally well for construction companies (and related trades).
An advanced drag & drop page builder is bundled with the theme, allowing site owners to create and edit new layouts easily. Additional features like team management, portfolio management, and an advanced options panel for tweaking fonts and colors add even more value.
Demo content and a one-click install ensure a fast and painless setup, so you can have this fully responsive theme up and running in a hurry with minimal fuss.More Info/Download
Arc WordPress Theme for Architects
ARC offers a unique, high-contrast black & white design that will help to set your architecture agency apart from the competition. Custom jQuery animations add a touch of visual flare, and with the animated, AJAX portfolio page you can show off past and present projects in style.
It’s a versatile theme, and although created for architects, it can easily be adapted to a variety of other niches thanks to the advanced theme options. The theme is highly customizable, with an unlimited number of colors at your disposal.
ARC is responsive and built on a solid foundation of HTML5 and CSS3. Plenty of shortcodes are included as well as six custom widgets. A working contact form is built-in. The theme is well documented and translation ready.More Info/Download
Arctic is an AJAX based WordPress theme designed for creative professionals and architects. The theme is minimalistic, featuring a clean, flat design and multiple layout options. The full-screen homepage will make a strong first impression on visitors and potential clients. Site admins can choose from two different schemes: dark or light.
Other features include an animated menu (positioned on either the top of bottom of the browser window) and eight page templates. Among the page templates: Clients, Contact, Home, Projects Grid, Projects Horizontal, Services and Team. Google maps is also integrated.
Arctic is responsive, and built with Twitter Bootstrap. The theme also supports WooCommerce. It’s easy to install, and the developer has provided demo content so you can get the theme up and running with one click.More Info/Download
Another minimalistic WordPress theme for architects and other creatives, Rayleigh has a lot in common with the Arctic theme, above. The theme comes in both light and dark styles. The full-screen homepage slider will make an immediate, lasting impression on your visitors, and it even supports full-screen videos.
Rayleigh was built using Bootstrap. It’s responsive and retina-ready, so it’s going to look sharp on devices with high-resolution. The theme is highly customizable thanks to the extensive options provided (based on the Redux options framework).
Video tutorials are provided, as well as demo content ensuring a painless, easy installation. Rayleigh is SEO optimized and translation ready.More Info/Download
The Architecture theme is one of the best selling WordPress themes for architects and design firms. It’s been around awhile, but regular updates and timeless design keep the theme from feeling or looking dated.
The minimal, black & white aesthetic is a perfect match for architecture and design, but the theme comes with powerful admin panel should additional customization be necessary. You can control the color of almost every element from this options panel.
Included with the theme is a drag & drop page builder and slider manager. A built-in translator and a selection of shortcodes add even more value. The theme is SEO optimized, and the developer has provided detailed video tutorials to help you get things up and running with minimal fuss.More Info/Download
The gorgeous Mies theme will impress visitors and clients with its modern, chic design and top-notch UX. Though the theme lends itself to use by all sorts of creative and design firms, it’s especially well-suited to architecture. Flourishes like parallax scrolling and subtle CSS animations tastefully add visual interest without overdoing it.
The portfolio functionality of Mies is very strong, incorporating an advanced filtering system. The theme is mobile-ready, and intregration with the live customizer makes tweaking and customizing the look of the theme on the backend a breeze. You can change fonts, colors and layout and see those changes in real-time.
Mies is expertly coded, and optimized for both speed and SEO.More Info/Download
Arkitekt is one of the newest architecture-oriented themes on our list. The classic layout and design is perfect for a sorts of creative agencies. It’s versatile, straight-forward and provides everything you need to build a fully featured website for your firm.
Arkitekt is SEO optimized, translation ready and well documented. It also comes with a couple of nice extras bundled in for free: Visual Composer for frontend, drag & drop page building, and the always popular Revolution Slider for building an impressive homepage slideshow.More Info/Download
That brings us to the end of our collection of the best WordPress themes for architects and architecture firms. We hope you found it useful. If you’ve got any suggestions, feedback, or thoughts, feel free to share them in the comments below.