the studio


Our Approach

Phillips|Sekanick Architects, inc.|psainc| is a professional service corporation created to provide quality design solutions for the built environment.  The broad base experience of our registered architects and design team members permits our firm to incorporate the expertise, knowledge, and resources of all team members into the development of a comprehensive design solution.

Located in Warren, Ohio, Phillips|Sekanick Architects provides services for a wide range of building types, including retail/commercial, food service/hospitality, religious, residential, public/institutional, and industrial/manufacturing.  Our experienced staff is dedicated to the delivery of high-quality design, and as a team, we proudly work, as members, to meet the guidelines, policies, and values of the American Institute of Architects.

Regionally centered and nationally focused, our team elevates the design aesthetic of each project we engage in.  It is our goal to provide projects that are contextually and environmentally sensitive, using materials and technologies that advance the needs of our clients, building users, and society.

Our History

Our firm currently consists of a staff of eleven individuals experienced in the support for and delivery of quality design projects. As a professional service organization, our firm strongly adheres to the guidelines and policies of the American Institute of Architects and supports the goals of community involvement and professional development.

  • 1916-1922 Keich Architects
  • 1922-1936 Keich, O’Brien & Hosker Architects
  • 1936-1952 Keich & O’Brien Architects
  • 1952-1954 Keich, O’Brien & Steiner Architects
  • 1954-1961 O’Brien & Steiner Architects
  • 1961-1963 O’Brien-Phillips Associates, Architects
  • 1963-1967 Jack E. Phillips, Architect
  • 1967-1970 Phillips-Rockman Associates, Architects
  • 1970-1983 Jack E. Phillips, Architect
  • 1983-1990 Phillips Associates Architects
  • 1990-1998 Phillips/Sekanick Architects
  • 1998-Present Phillips|Sekanick Architects, inc.|psainc| psa architecture

our team

KPhillips AIA

Kim Phillips

AIA, Architect
BSekanick FAIA

Bruce Sekanick

FAIA, OAA, Architect
MSchwartz AIA

Michele Schwartz

AIA, Architect
CRamkey AIA

Chad Ramkey

AIA, Architect
SHolko AIA

Stephanie Holko

AIA, Architect
HDeMark Assoc AIA IIDA

Heidi DeMark

ASSOC. AIA, IIDA, Interior Designer
MBolinger Assoc AIA

Mark Bolinger

ASSOC. AIA, Technical Services
Jennifer Carnahan

Jennifer Carnahan

Business Development, Accounting
GIgnazio Assoc AIA IIDA

Gianna Ignazio

Assoc. AIA, IIDA,Interior Designer
Paras Kontos

Paras Kontos

AIAS, Intern, Designer

Mikayla Bloom

Technical Services

Firm Services

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Architectural Design
Conceptual Design
Construction Documents
Project Management / Administration
Construction Assistance
Historic Preservation Design Assistance
Design Build

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Space Planning
Interior Design
Finishes Selection and Coordination

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Feasibility Study
Site Analysis / Site Selection
Existing Facility Assessment
Project Costing
Master Planning



Phillips|Sekanick Architects is proud of our past and eager to design and influence what our communities will look like in the future.  With a history of more than one hundred years of design, our firm has been recognized by a number or organizations and community groups for the buildings and spaces we have designed and developed.  The following is a sampling of the awards for which our firm has been recognized:

The American Institute of Architects, Eastern Ohio Chapter (AIA Youngstown)
The Boardman Civic Association
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society
Anderson Windows
The Ohio Masonry Association

In addition to these well recognized and respected design awards, our team members have also been recognized for their service and accomplishments.  These include:

2021 AIA Ohio Presidential Citation – Exceptional Service
2019 AIA Ohio Presidential Citation – Exceptional Service
2019 AIA Ohio Presidential Citation – Leadership
2018 AIA Ohio Gold Medal
2017 AIA College of Fellows, Fellowship
2014, 2015 and 2018 AIA National Richard UpJohn Fellowship recognition
2011 AIA Ohio Mentor Award
2011 AIA Ohio Presidential Citation
2010 AIA Eastern Ohio Gold Medal (AIA Youngstown)

Phillips|Sekanick Architects is extremely proud of our recognition as a recipient of the IDP Firm Award, 2014-2017.  This award, conferred by a joint committee of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), recognizes firms from across the country that actively embrace the NCARB Intern Development Program (IDP) and demonstrate their commitment by making the path to licensure an integral part of the firm’s culture.  Phillips|Sekanick Architects is the only known Ohio firm to be recognized with this award.”  

A Fundamental Truth

Axiom Architects

“Phillips|Sekanick Architects, inc. is a proud co-founder of Axiom Architects, LLC – a collaboration formed by three of Northeast Ohio’s most successful firms. In 2017, Senior management from Strollo Architects, BSHM Architects, and Phillips|Sekanick Architects joined forces to create a firm that would deliver unrivaled architectural services to the area, and throughout the state. The result is AXIOM, or – “A Fundamental Truth” – a firm that offers diverse talent, knowledge, and resources through the collective experience of this joint venture.  For more information on the scope of services and the projects of Axiom Architects, LLC, please visit our website.

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