A Legacy of Leadership

The largest architectural firm headquartered in Southwest Florida, BSSW Architects was born out of the merger of Architectural Resources and Schmitt Design. This new firm was named after its partners, Barany, Schmitt, Summers, & Weaver Architects (BSSW). The original firm, Architectural Resources, had a rich history in hospitality design, while Schmitt Designs specialized in government and public projects. The two firms complemented each other perfectly and became BSSW Architects on January 1, 1990.

To this day, the team’s combined knowledge and expertise allows us to offer a full range of architectural services to our diverse portfolio of trusted clients. Our broad scope of experience has led to the successful completion of projects of all sizes, from the design of a large hotel or a university campus, to a kitchen remodel or a parking garage. No project is too big or too small.

“The more diverse your projects are, the better off you’re going to be. It helps everyone stay sharp.”
– Kevin Williams, Partner


Our team has been honored with numerous awards for design and planning from organizations such as The American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, Florida Educational Facilities Planners Association, National Excellence in Construction and Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, just to name a few. We were also recognized for “Excellence in Architectural Design” for two Collier County Government projects. While this recognition is a feather in our cap, we value delivering projects that exceed all client expectations more than anything.