With the establishment of SSA in 1992, this dynamic firm has brought a distinguished level of craft to the making of architecture.  The practice focuses on residential and commercial architecture.  Past projects have included architectural evaluations, historic renovations, additions, commercial build-outs, residential design and technical consulting for other architectural firms.  Projects have been realized in SeattIe, Detroit/Ann Arbor, New York and Beverly Hills- the firm is comfortable working on projects that are outside of our geographical base and actively seek such projects.

The firm’s founder and design principal. Steven Sivak, has been a licensed architect since 1989 and received his architectural degree from Harvard.  Mr. Sivak has held positions with Michael Graves Architects, Skidmore Owings and Merrill and at other internationally recognized firms. Mr. Sivak has taught at a variety of graduate design programs, and has been invited as a design review critic for undergraduate and graduate programs at Miami University of Ohio, Harvard, The Boston Architectural Center, The University of Washington and The University of Michigan.

Mr. Sivak’s education and training nurtured his passion for the profession and introduced him to the notion that architecture at its best is a highly cultivated craft. The practice has allowed Mr. Sivak to integrate the design and construction aspects of the profession into a single act. The net result is that the work is buildable, yet sensual, rich and always personal in nature.