BSSW Architects, Inc. is a full-service, award-winning architectural firm founded in 1980 with the same principles that guide the business today – dedication to serving the best interest of clients and the community. With offices in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida, the firm’s diverse team of professionals provide unparalleled service, innovation, and performance in the conceptualization, design, and implementation of the built environment. Utilizing the latest technologies, we work in partnership with our clients to design innovative and inspiring spaces that improve the lives of those who inhabit them.
We offer innovative planning solutions and strategies that are economically viable while being socially and environmentally responsible for educational and government facilities, libraries, urban corridors and more.
Using a detailed analysis of interview notes, surveys, code restrictions, and other information, we develop an architectural program that assesses the ways in which an organization’s assets may be best utilized to support its mission, vision and provides a framework for the design process to follow.
Knowledge is power. We provide a comprehensive assessment of your potential site’s opportunities and restrictions, identifying issues that influence design, site improvements, estimating capital and operating budgets.
BSSW is a firm founded on the core principles of customer-centric care, masterful design, functional interior design, and environmental leadership. We design places and spaces that make a positive impact on the people and communities we serve.
Our talented interior design architects create healthy, functional, aesthetically pleasing and inviting environments. We can bring projects to life in a vivid interactive computer simulation, using Building Information Modeling (BIM) and VR Technology, taking the project from initial concepts to installation.
We bring your project to virtual life, allowing multiple users to digitally ‘walk through” a project together to identify desired or necessary aesthetic, maintenance, and security changes before the design is complete. This powerful tool can be utilized for overall quality and schedule control, and prevent costly changes during the construction phase.
From a cost-savings and value standpoint, to a desire to protect our planet for future generations, all BSSW clients enjoy the benefits of our LEED certified staff’s knowledge and experience. We incorporate “green” and sustainable design into all of our projects.
Passionate about preserving and improving our community, BSSW’s Principals have served on multiple Historic Preservation committees. Our historic preservation portfolio includes high profile landmark homes, government buildings, and schools.
As an extension of the Owner’s staff, we act as the Owner’s “feet on the ground” during the design, pre-construction, and construction phases to ensure the project is moving forward correctly, on schedule and within budget.
Forensic architecture can assist clients by identifying and documenting building failures due to design, materials, or construction methods, and offer remediation solutions.
The BSSW Team offers a diverse pool of talent. Our staff includes seasoned professionals and young talent with a wide variety of experience and backgrounds, both locally and across the globe, allowing us to combine innovative design and construction methods and accountable project management to get the job done right. The depth of the organization allows us to match the right team to fit almost any type of special project.
Our expertise is vast, but technical knowledge mean nothing if we don’t understand our clients’ vision first. Everything circles back to listening to our project stakeholders and understanding our clients’ goals.
Our clients are given the highest level of attention, design creativity, and dedication. Our commitment to open communication and outstanding service has resulted in many long-lasting relationships based on mutual understanding, respect, and trust. Most of our clients are repeat customers – an accomplishment for which we are both proud and grateful.
Our commitment to forging lasting connections doesn’t end with our clients; they extend to the community we serve. Our multi-disciplined team of architects, planners, interior designers, and support staff are passionately active in the Southwest Florida community.
We participate in Canstruction, a creative BSSW team effort that benefits local food banks, as guest teachers for the AIA’s Architects in Education program and Adjunct Instructors at the college level, serving on various historical preservation committees, hosting community education and engagement workshops, and assisting local charities with pro-bono services.