Our Team

Owners/Partners

The Schwarz Lewis Team is experienced, proven and accomplished.

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William D. Schwarz, ALA, LEED AP – Owner

EDUCATION

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 1978

William D. Schwarz is a practicing Architect who began his architectural practice with the Balsamo/Olson Group in 1978 becoming the Director of Operations in 1989, partner with Balsamo, Olson & Lewis in 1999, and now Owner/Partner of Schwarz Lewis Design Group, which started in 2009. Mr. Schwarz is registered in 5 US states, and is NCARB certified.

His responsibilities include and are not limited to, the administration of the architectural services, and is involved with projects from conception to completion, and directly supervise all phases of services. Those services include zoning/ Land planning, design, creation of working drawings, specifications and construction administration. Mr. Schwarz is also heavily involved in the coordination of structural and MEP consultants while monitoring the schedules to ensure each project is completed on-time. His work experience is widely diversified ranging from military housing, production and custom homes, apartments and condominiums, recreational facilities, retail, office buildings and governmental facilities.

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Brad Lewis – Owner

EDUCATION

B.A. in Architecture

Associates in Art

Associates in Architectural Construction

Brad Lewis is an award-winning designer who has designed buildings and homes for celebrities, sports figures, CEO’s of fortune 500 companies, and the nations largest builders and developers. He has been published in Better Homes and Gardens, Traditional Home, Elegant Homes, BuilderMagazine, Elle Decor, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun Times.

Mr. Lewis’ designs include multi-story apartments and high-rise, commercial and multi-million dollar homes and developments as well as city design. His work is client sensitive, timeless and elegant. As the lead designer for Schwarz Lewis, Brad’s goal is to respect the past while keeping an eye on the future.

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Paige K. Richards

EDUCATION

University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 1999

Paige Richards has been working in the profession since 1999, and has a wide range of project experience with her primary focus being in the residential market. She has managed multi-million dollar residential projects, production housing, and townhome developments, seeing them thru from design to construction completion.

Paige is currently responsible for client relations, and the production and coordination of construction documents for residential projects.

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Michael C. Richards

EDUCATION

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Master of Architecture, 2001

Bachelor of Architecture, 2000

Minor in Electronic Design, 2000

Michael Richards has more than 10 years of Architectural experience and has worked for various Architectural, Development, and Hospitality firms throughout his career.

His previous work  has ranged from Residential renovations, Retail, Commercial, Restaurants, and Hospitality projects, while his role in those projects varied from Site Selection, Schematic Design thru Construction Documentation, and Construction Management.

Michael is currently responsible for the production and coordination of construction documents for commercial and residential projects.