Jonathan Sandvick


After graduating from Kent State, Jonathan began his career with the preeminent design firm of Don M. Hisaka, Architects.  Jonathan then took his talents to Planning Resources, Inc., becoming the Principal heading their Architectural Department.  In 1990, Sandvick Architects, Inc. was formed with the mission of assisting the revitalization of downtowns and city neighborhoods, encouraging reinvestment in our nation’s existing building stock, finding new uses for underutilized buildings, and promoting planning with preservation as a central initiative to restore community identity and viability.


Jonathan is an expert in the architectural analysis of historic buildings, programming and feasibility studies; his efforts are distinguished by the successful use of historic rehabilitation tax credits and conservation easements to provide redevelopment financing for a wide variety of projects.  Jonathan has been the Architect of Record for over 40 buildings historically rehabilitated and adaptively used in Cleveland alone, and has achieved housing for nearly 5000 residents (nearing 3000 housing units) in historic preservation adaptive reuse projects. Jonathan and his firm have been honored with over 40 awards for excellence, demonstrating an unyielding commitment to quality preservation practices for over twenty-five years.



Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Kent State University

Bachelor of Architecture, Kent State University

Master of Architecture, Kent State University


Professional Affiliations

Cleveland Historic Warehouse District, Chairman of the Board

Cleveland Restoration Society

Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Vice Chairman

Heritage Ohio, Vice Chair

National Trust for Historic Preservation