We are a client-centered, community-oriented architectural design team committed to making communities in which we work better places to live, work, and play.


We create designs for where you want to be.

Who We Are - Introduction to PWA - The exterior of the north side of Lafferre Hall. Photography by Randy Braley.

We Create

Architecture that fits your life and your community

We create architecture that is expressively creative, functional, safe, affordable, energy-efficient, and maintenance-friendly.

Responsive spaces

We develop designs that are sustainable and responsive to the missions, values, spatial needs, and functional/budgetary requirements of our clients


Our remarkable staff of architects, professional designers, and administrators have the right blend of professional expertise, communication methods, project management, and design capabilities that can make all the difference in the efficient and appropriate delivery of projects. Proof of this comes from satisfied clients who repeatedly ask us to assist them with new projects and those who give us vital feedback about their facilities and how their spaces work for them.

Architecture - MDC-Offices-Architects background
Missouri Credit Union in Columbia, Missouri.

We Are


We aim to develop lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with our clients and colleagues within the design and construction community.


PWA has been a consistent mid-Missouri presence, providing local project leadership to public and private institutions in our region for many years.

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Quality service is the foundation of our success.  Utilizing a collaborative approach, our team develops customized design solutions to meet our client’s needs and that rise to their aspirations.

Team Approach - Eric and Erik in a sketching session.

Our Building Design Approach


We firmly believe quality architecture is achieved when design team members and clients interact throughout the entire design process.  Using this team approach, we begin by asking appropriate questions and pursuing the strategies to achieve our client's project goals.

Customized architecture and approach to planning and design

We customize our project approach to suit each client. The results are innovative designs that are responsive to our client’s needs and goals.

Introduction to Our Sustainable Design Process

We strive to incorporate sustainable design into our projects. Considering environmental as well as economic concerns, we pursue a balance between what can be done and what should be done.  Working closely with clients creates opportunities to trim utility costs, reduce energy usage, conserve water, minimize waste, and promote the health and satisfaction of a building's users and visitors.

Quality Professional Service

We approach each project with a fresh eye and attention to detail, following through from initial meetings, through construction, and beyond.

Staff — interns with Erik Miller
Sustainable architecture: Remington Nature Center, St. Joseph, Missouri, design by PWArchitects, Inc.