Kathy Allee is Retiring

Posted By bsapp – Dec 31 | 2013


After 17 years our beloved Executive Secretary is retiring.  Over the years Kathy has represented our company with grace, professionalism and a welcoming face as you walk through the front door.  We are all happy for her to start this exciting new phase of her life, but are going to miss the amazing custom cakes and treats she would take the time to make for each persons birthday.

Congratulations Kathy and Happy Retirement!

Bonnie Crawford Wins Rosebud Award!

Posted By bsapp – Nov 8 | 2013


This year at the 2013 Springfield Missouri Contractors Association Dinner, NAWIC  (The National Association of Women in Construction ) Southwest Missouri Chapter presented SDA’s Bonnie Crawford, AIA , LEED AP with this year’s Rosebud Award. NAWIC’s prestigious Rosebud award celebrates outstanding woman in construction who have 10 years or less experience in the field of construction. To win this prestigious award many letters of recommendation must be submitted and is reviewed by a group not associated with the construction industry.

Bonnie Joined SDA in 2005 after graduating from Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture.  Since that time Bonnie has completed her Architectural Registration exams and is now a Licensed Architect and has participated in several landmark projects in our community. Bonnie excels at each challenge and responsibility she is given with a positive “let’s get it done” attitude and always with a meticulous eye for detail.  Bonnie is not only a valuable member of our Team, but also to the Design and Construction Industry as a whole by investing her time and energy into educating students at various career activities and through the Springfield Contractors Association Scholarship Committee.

Client Quotes,

“Bonnie Crawford is the best listener I have ever known and she then causes that listening to become buildings; buildings that are beautiful, functional, and that the children of this district love.”

 Richard L. Henson, Ed.D. – Superintendent of Clever R-V Schools

Outstanding Design in AS&U Magazine

Posted By bsapp – Dec 3 | 2012

Sapp Design Associates Architects is excited to announce that Nixa Summit Intermediate has been selected for publication in Penton Media’s American School &University’s 2012 Architectural Portfolio. The project is featured in the November 2012 edition of the magazine and also on the web at www.SchoolDesigns.com. An annual competition honoring education design excellence, the Architectural Portfolio spotlights projects representing today’s most effective learning environments.

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A Jury of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education members and educational administrators evaluated submissions from architectural firms, Schools and Universities across the country.  148 projects were chosen for publication in AS&U, which reaches 57,000 facility planners, school and university administrators and architects with this issue. This is the 30th year the competition has been held.

The jury considers the following specific criteria to make it selection: student centric 21st-century schools, community use/ partnerships,  sustainable energy efficiency, design that is reflective of culture and community, Design that respects its environment, flexibility maintenance and materials. In addition, the jury considered that kids want to learn where they live – that design should consider new trends users should enjoy the environment, incorporating  informal spaces for learning such as the outdoors. The jury also commented that the design process should be inclusive facility us to change for those who may be resistant.

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417 Featured Firm

Posted By bsapp – Oct 16 | 2012

Jury Comments:“The jury found the approach to program to be very ambitious and creative; the design itself exhibited interesting lines and innovative use of materials, brought together in a cohesive whole that makes a worthy civic monument.”[/bra_blockquote]Take a look at the July 2012 Issue of 417 Magazine’s feature on this years AIA Architectural Design Awards with one of the winners being The Carl Junction Community Center. We are proud to have the public Jury select one of SDA Architect’s project as a winner because 90% of our work is public projects and the public is who we aim to please with that being said this year is shaping up to be a great year with new designs rolling out and new buildings under construction.

Sapp Design Celebrates 25 years!

Posted By bsapp – Apr 10 | 2011

Sapp Design Associates Architects recently celebrated 25 years of business with an open house event, It was great to see over 200 people that represented current clients, past clients, consultants, vendors and friends who have played a significant role in the success of this firm. Since our beginning in 1986, we have been focused on creating Great Places that are Timeless in Design. We are humbled to have been associated with so many great people who have made this journey possible. Twenty five years is a milestone that represents the stability and strength few architecture firms experience in today’s marketplace.


Just as Architectural Design is ever changing so is the SDA team. As we move into our next Quarter century we have updated our logo, launched a new innovative website and expanded our practice to International regions. As a client centered operation we are anxious to continue our existing relationships and foster new associations.

2010 AIA Design Awards

Posted By bsapp – May 4 | 2010

 On May 5, 2010 Sapp Design Associates Architects, PC was presented with a total 7 of the 14 American Institute of Architects (AIA) design Awards given at the AIA Springfield’s awards reception. Each project was judged by both a Public and a Professional jury. Sapp Design is very grateful for its 6 Public Recognition Awards 2 of which were given the most prestigious award of, ”Special Honor Award” for our work on Ralph.M.Riggs Hall located at Evangel University and the Midwest Genealogy Center located in Independence, Mo. What excites SDA about each of these recognition awards is the fact that these designs were created for publicly funded projects with very conservative budgets. Receiving this recognition is a real Honor and a testament to our design philosophy of creating designs that are “Great Places timeless in design”. SDA is also honored to receive a Professional Recognition Merit Award for the Waynesville Career Center located in Waynesville, Mo. Thank you to the juries for all their gracious commits and a very special thanks to our clients, because great projects can’t happen without great Clients!