S^A | Schwartz and Architecture is a modern architecture and interior design studio established by Founder + Principal Neal J. Z. Schwartz, FAIA in 1997. Our expertise is in guiding clients through a highly interactive design process tailored to their personalities, budgets, and needs. Rather than imposing a pre-conceived aesthetic, we begin our work by thoughtfully analyzing the particular opportunities posed by any site and constraint. We remain involved at every stage of design and construction, and thrive working with fixed schedules and resources.
Recent recognition for the firm's design work and ethos includes a national James Beard Foundation Award for Excellence in Restaurant Design, two Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards, four AIA California Council Design Awards, a Boston Society of Architecture Design Award, and four AIA San Francisco Design Awards. The firm's work has been profiled in numerous publications here and abroad including The New York Times, Dwell, Architect, Wallpaper* and Residential Architect among others. S^A is also committed to significant pro bono work with non-profits, including La Cocina, The Children's Creativity Museum, Larkin Street Youth Services, Public Architecture, and the The National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.