Architecture · Historic Preservation · Planning

Urban Design · Code Analysis · Advocacy


Formed in 1990 by Jonathan Sandvick, the firm consists of  a team of exceptional professionals with architectural, historic preservation, code, planning and urban design expertise. Sandvick Architects is dedicated to a mission of assisting the revitalization of downtowns and inner city neighborhoods large and small.


Sandvick Architects is respected as a leader in historic preservation architecture, with an emphasis on adaptive use and innovative code compliance strategies. Our service often results in highest and best use solutions capitalizing on the finest building fabric within the built environment. The firm is distinctly recognized for its works in urban revitalization, including consistent success utilizing the historic tax credit process, and our familiarity with the State Historic Preservation Offices in Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut, in addition to the National Park Service. The firm also designs new structures, large and small, with over 25 community and recreation centers to its credit.


The firm enjoys a broad range of clients, including community development corporations, private developers, local governments and religious institutions. Project sizes range up to $60 million in development cost and over one million square feet in size.


We have completed a considerable number of property feasibility studies that have proceeded with finality. Our firm’s experience also includes housing, hotel, office, retail, community and recreation facilities, senior centers, convention conference facilities, city administration buildings, police and fire facilities, churches, and urban design projects.


The firm’s extensive urban design experience includes, in concert with other consultants, the development Master Plans. We are nationally known for our expertise in the use of Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, and have completed more tax credit projects than any other firm in Ohio. Twice, Sandvick Architects have received the most prestigious award in historic preservation from the National Trust of Historic Preservation. We are currently among the top firms in the nation in the number of tax credit projects we are completing. Additionally, we have pioneered innovative use of Historic Conservation Easements, providing critical financing for projects while ensuring that key historic elements are preserved for perpetuity.