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Our Firm Believes in Diversity and Inclusion

As our nation, our communities and our practice grapple through protests and dialogue about the inequities, violence and social injustices that black people and communities of color continue to endure throughout our Country’s evolving history, we want to unabashedly and unequivocally state that Black Lives Matter. We recognize that systemic racism and implicit bias is […]

18th and Broadway Food Pantry Garden

This year SFS participated in the 18th and Broadway Food Pantry Garden. The goal of this project is to educate and inspire visitors on the use of the space and how to tend their own gardens.  Volunteers from other Kansas City organizations and businesses maintain 81 high intensity food production plots on the site’s lower […]

Art in Architecture

Artisans from Conrad Schmitt Studios are hard at work creating new murals for St. Joseph Catholic Church in Topeka, KS.  The murals are being installed as part of the restoration of the historic German church. The painting of the Holy Trinity by artist Corbert Gauthier, similar to all of the murals, was first created in […]

Preserving the Past

The restoration of the historic St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Topeka, Kansas), continues. SFS project architect Kelly Batcheller-Mummey, along with Teresa Thompson and Rose Herman, members of the Church’s restoration committee, recently visited Conrad Schmitt Studios in New Berlin, WI, to check out the meticulous work being done to restore the Church’s statuary and stained glass windows.

SFS: AIA KC Firm of the Year!

We are thrilled yet humbled by our recognition as AIA Kansas City’s Firm of the Year. To our peers, colleagues, clients, and talented staff, thank you! It has been our tremendous honor to work alongside each and every one of you to help shape this remarkable community we call home. As we celebrate our 45th [...]

Returning with Purpose

As we begin to venture out from our bubble to our offices, businesses and public spaces, we do so with a mix of emotions and a fair amount of trepidation. We are hopeful our efforts to safeguard against the virus and mitigate its spread are paying off, but recognize that we need to reenter with […]

Excelsior Springs Community Center Recognized for Design Excellence

Excelsior Springs Community Center was recognized for Design Excellence in Interior Architecture in recent AIA design awards programs. The project was honored with a Merit Award from AIA Central States Region and a Citation Award from AIA Kansas City. The interior architecture is derived from a pivotal decision by the design team to leverage the [...]

St. Peter’s Multipurpose Space Wins Gold!

The new multipurpose space at St. Peter’s Catholic Parish has received a MADA Gold Award (Civic Category) from the International Interior Design Association - Mid America Chapter. The project was just one of five to receive the highest level Gold award. The space connects the Parish’s historic 1928 classroom building and 1943 church building. The [...]