30 Years of Impact
Founding partners Will Scribner, Becky Messer, Shelli Brady and Bland Wade, outside the first SMBW office, a Northside carriage house, 1991.
Dedicated to Shaping the Next Generation
SMBW team members are adjunct faculty, guest critics, and mentors of regional academic communities.
Driving Community Connection
Our projects drive connection at all levels, from organizational cultures to the greater community..
Re-Defining the Architectural Landscape
Adaptive reuse projects give historical structures new purpose.
Spaces that Inspire
The McGlothlin Wing of the VMFA, completed in 2010, attracts nearly 1 million people annually.
The marriage of design excellence and technical execution delivers projects that inspire and endure.
Clients with a Cause
We are privileged to work with clients, whose ideas and institutions nourish the human spirit.
Coauthoring Transformative Design
Utilizing an iterative design process to reach a united project vision.
Constructable and Pragmatic Designs
We believe that each project has creative opportunity within the bounds of budget, scale and schedule.
Speaking to your Corporate Brand
Translating your goals and aspirations into a vibrant expression of who you are and what you value.
Timeless, Modern Designs
Holistic Design Studio
SMBW is an interdisciplinary design studio for thoughtful and innovative architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, graphic design and urban planning.
Blurring the Lines
Our projects vary widely in type and appearance, but are held together by a strong commitment to the design process.
We are passionately dedicated to finding unique, progressive solutions that make a lasting impact on your space and users.