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AIA Flint Honor Awards Winner

Last month our local AIA section hosted AIA Flint Design Awards where our firm won 2 awards! Best Interior Architecture – AIA MI Offices in Detroit, and Best Sustainable Architecture Project – Satori House in Manistique, MI. We all had a wonderful time celebrating in downtown Flint and couldn’t ask for a better group of architects to compete against than our own AIA Flint group! Congrats to all the winners!

 

AIA National Conference on Architecture

Last month, 4 of our local AIA Flint members, including 3 from Sedgewick + Ferweda Architects, went to the AIA National Architecture Convention in NYC #AIA18. We spent our time volunteering, learning and exploring the big, beautiful city! We learned a lot about what other firms around the country are doing, the direction of the profession of architecture, and how we can continue to grow as local architects and community members. We are looking forward to next year in Las Vegas!

Celebrating 60 Years of Architecture

Sedgewick + Ferweda Architects was founded in 1958 by Thomas Sedgewick Sr. as Sedgewick & Associates. We became Sedgewick and Sellers soon after that, and Waterstreet Design in 1976. In 2001, our current principal, Jeffrey Ferweda, became a partner in Thomas Sedgewick’s design firm and it was renamed Sedgewick & Ferweda Architects.

This year, our 60th anniversary as a Flint-based architecture firm, we decided it was time to rebrand ourselves. Not only are we updating the look of the firm with a new logo and marketing material, we are focusing our efforts in the office to be as efficient as possible. We have learned countless things over these past 60 years and plan to keep growing and learning. We have been organizing and eliminating waste in an effort to modernize and become more efficient and sustainable as a firm; we take on this same sustainable language in our designs.

As architects, our firm is prepared to take on the challenges of this ever-changing world. We are looking to the future of design with bright eyes and passion to continue to give the best to our clients, both new and old, over the next 60 years

Pictures through the years: Monroe Tourist Information Center 1963, University of Michigan Flint Theater 1971, Atwood Stadium Locker Room 1978, Solar Residence 1980

Monroe Tourist Information Center 1963

University of Michigan Flint Theater 1971

University of Michigan Flint Theater 1971

Atwood Stadium Locker Room 1978

Solar Residence 1980

Flint’s University Corridor

The University Ave. Corridor Coalition just celebrated its 5th anniversary. Take a look at this short video on Flint’s University Corridor. Lots of exciting things happening and more to come.

For more Information go to their Facebook Page

Blessed Trinity Catholic Church Remodel

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In 2017, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church out of Frankenmuth, MI will be celebrating their 50th anniversary as a parish! What better way to celebrate than remodeling the older parts of the building? Sedgewick and Ferweda Architects have taken on the project to remodel the 40-year-old social hall, featured on the cover of the newsletter, and 25-year-old classroom wings of the existing building. The goal of the project is to provide a safe, attractive, up-to-date space for gatherings of parishioners and guests for the purpose of furthering fellowship, education, and service. Social Hall improvements include: replacement of leaking roof, new flooring, energy-efficient windows, kitchen upgrade, and an added fire suppression system (sprinklers). Education Wing improvements include: new carpet, updated lighting, upgrades to meeting room (on newsletter cover) and library, creation of “Atrium” space, and upgrade to the “Bride’s Room”. The project is to begin construction in February, 2017.