We believe in maintaining long-term partnerships with clients. With this philosophy in mind, we design with the utmost care and attention to detail. When choosing Sedgewick + Ferweda Architects as your partner, you gain a team with the knowledge, expertise and integrity to exceed your project goals. Our team of architects and urban designers offer a wide range of experience in preliminary design services, detailed design services, and construction administration. For more than sixty years, our firm has successfully designed and implemented a wide range of federal, medical, institutional, commercial, retail, and residential architecture.
Sedgewick + Ferweda Architects is ready to collaborate with you on your next project and future projects to come.
Sedgewick + Ferweda Architects in Michigan is a full service architecture firm. We specialize in creative solutions for every client, and always deliver. Founded in 1958 as Sedgewick, Sellars & Associates, we have always been Architects in Flint. Later the firm changed it’s name to Waterstreet Design, P.C. In September of 2001, Thomas J. Sedgewick Sr., FAIA, passed away. His son, Steve continued to represent the firm that has a tradition of providing quality Architectural services to our community, the City of Flint. With his father, he has been responsible for over six hundred and fifty million dollars (current value) of building construction in-place. This background continues to be at the disposal of each of our clients. As Waterstreet Design, the firm continued as Architects in Flint located in what is now called the Factory One Building on Water Street. The firm then moved to the Historic Capitol Theater Building on 2nd St. in down town Flint, and was there for Nineteen years.
That tradition of serving the City of Flint and the State of Michigan was continued when Stephen J. Sedgewick decided to merge the firm with Jeffrey S. Ferweda, AIA and Ferweda Architects Incorporated. We continued as a team growing through pains of losing our patriarch with decades of experience and became a small firm with common struggles. We strove to find our identity, no longer the whole firm who had built the Genesee County Building, Genesee County Jail, North Western High School, South Western High School, Mt. Morris high School and the original Flint Powers Catholic High School. The firm had higher education projects like the University of Michigan Flint Class Room and Office Building, the University of Flint Theater which is still an anchor in the community today. In Lansing our Capitol, the firm designed the Lansing Diocese of the Catholic Church Administration Building, and the Department of Transportation Building. Tom Sr. was respected by his peers. He was the AIA Flint Chapter of the American Institute of Architects only Winner of the prestigious AIA Michigan Gold Medal. He was elected as the President of NCARB, the National Council of Architects Registration Boards, the group who is responsible for testing and certifying Architects for licensure for forty five of the States in the country. We are on a path to bring back that dedication to community and profession.
In 2008 Sedgewick + Ferweda Architects was faced with the decision to move out of the Capitol Theater Building, and could move anywhere to practice Architecture in Michigan. We chose to stay in the City of Flint as our primary home to practice Architecture in Flint while we practice Architecture in the Mid-West and all over the Country. We purchased a residential home built in 1900 that was turned into a business location. We redoubled our efforts to become members of the community and confirm our commitment to the City of Flint. We renovated the building to fit an Architecture firm and how we lived. We have built a culture of family and a culture of Design at the firm. The recession of 2008 taught us how to be poor, and focus on what’s important. We took on a deeper role in the American Institute of Architects locally in the AIA Flint Chapter as well as the AIA Michigan Region. Jeffrey served as the Vice President of the Local AIA Flint Chapter and then President. After that he moved on to the Regional Level and the Board of AIA Michigan as the Flint representative. Jeffrey then moved on to the Executive Committee of the AIA Michigan Board and became its President in 2015. AIA Michigan represents more than half of the Architects in Michigan. Kurt Neiswender, AIA is now following in both Tom Sr. and Jeffrey’s footsteps by currently holding the position of AIA Flint Section President. Jeffrey has moved on to the AIA National Strategic Council as AIA Michigan’s representative. AIA National Strategic Council is the representative body portion of the National leadership responsible for Ideation and the future of the Institute. This national association has allowed Sedgewick + Ferweda Architects to grow our perspective with the influence of our peers around the Country. The experience and knowledge gained has allowed us to expand our influence and it helps us provide more focused and beneficial services to our clients.
Tom Sedgewick Sr., FAIA felt the firm’s purpose was to be a professional group whose purpose is to translate their clients’ desires and wishes into reality. A direct quote from Tom Sr., “The reality of a humane, pleasing environment, economical of construction, budgetable, durable, while accomplishing the client’s intents and desires.” Sedgewick + Ferweda Architects represents that tradition of providing quality Architecture in Michigan and continued that legacy to 60 years of excellence and longevity in the built environment. We have updated our Philosophy to Good Clients + Good Design + Great Architecture. It takes a partnership with Good Contractors in Michigan and the five other States we hold Registration. We are Registered as Architects in Ohio, Architects in Illinois, Architects in Indiana, and Architects in Minnesota. We provide Architectural Services across the country in association with strategic partners. Often our existing clients want us to follow them into different States and we can do that by getting licensed in that State through the process called reciprocity or teaming up with a colleague from that State.