Mission Statement

“Red is the color of creativity and passion . . .
   Passionate about bringing creative solutions to our clients.”

  • Creative Solutions
  • Functional Design
  • Unmatched Personal Attention


SMW Architects, LLC was established in February 2009 by Stephen M. Wise, AIA, NCARB and Tina L. Maag from a reorganization of their previous Studio 5 Architects, LLC. SMW Architects remains committed to being a small multi-faceted firm that can respond to a diverse set of clients and market conditions.

Multi-Faceted Expertise

While the company’s core focus is architecture, strategically aligned services such as owner-representation and construction management are services we provide as a full-service collaborative firm. SMW Architects creates project teams with experienced supporting professionals that bring specific expertise to each individual project.

This leads to a focused and specialized team to collaborate in the design of your project.

SMW Architects professionals have over two decades of design experience in the areas of commercial, medical, hospitality, retail, adaptive re-use and educational projects.

SMW Architects, LLC is a multi-discipline design firm rooted in a single philosophy –

“Personal service providing unique and individual design solutions that are always client driven, never ego driven.”

Our clients seek design solutions that are cost effective, innovative and functional while simultaneously responding to both architectural and engineering considerations. Good design encompasses the needs of the client as well as the technical possibilities of the project as determined by the design professional.
We provide multi-faceted expertise in architectural design, with a strong commitment to detail, quality and client service by our professional staff. We offer the personal “one-to-one” client / architect single-source contact even though your project is developed by a team of collaborative professionals.

By utilizing the best industry technology to improve quality and efficiency, we also remain committed to serving our clients as a full service, client-focused design firm. We’re committed to the client by providing effective design solutions that meet your expectations and budget.

We approach each project with five strategic steps as part of the value-added design process.

  • Building design
  • Renovations, adaptive re-use and additions
  • Construction Documentation
  • Construction Administration
  • Project Management consulting

  • Site analysis
  • Code analysis
  • Permitting and approval consultation
  • Owner representation

Interior Design
  • Space planning
  • Accessibility audits
  • Interior environments
  • Furniture selection
  • Commercial
  • Educational
  • Hospitality
  • Medical
  • Retail
  • Adaptive Re-use
  • Renovations