We have no salespeople.

When you talk about your project, you’re talking to the team who will help translate your vision into a reality. There will never be layers between you and your design team.

Leadership involvement from concept to completion – and that’s just the beginning.

We don’t send out the top dog to win the business and leave it to a junior associate to execute. Since our founding in 1953, we have focused on building lifelong business relationships as we deliver great design solutions for clients like you. It’s not unusual to have SVPA associates who have worked with the same client for a decade or more.

Ego is never a design element.

We’re not looking to build magazine architecture for the benefit of the firm’s name. Instead we focus on delivering high-quality, striking buildings that send the desired messages about your business, inside and out.

We listen, ask and learn before we design.

We want to know what you do and why you do it. We’ll get to know everything we can about your brand, business needs, culture, sensibilities, priorities and people before we start designing.

We believe the design process should be enjoyable.

We do everything we can to make the building process what it should be: an exciting, rewarding, even fun experience. We help you prioritize rather than push beyond the boundaries of your budget. You get a realistic schedule up front and we’ll stay on schedule and on budget.