Simplifying the complex for over 30 years.

Simplifying the complex for over 30 years.



SgRA is an award-winning architectural firm that specializes in developing creative and functional solutions through designs crafted to elevate the everyday.

Our over 30 years of experience practicing in the Philadelphia region allow us to solve even the most complex challenges at any stage in the design, zoning, permitting and construction processes, while maintaining a commitment to refined aesthetics.

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A Philadelphia native, since childhood our Founder Stuart has had a passion for both traditional and modern design, inspired by the city's vibrant architectural landscape.

Guided by that passion, we seek cohesion between the traditional and the modern, attempting always to achieve harmony between old and new, by designing and renovating structures in ways that both serve the modern and utilitarian needs of their occupants and meld beautifully with the historic fabric of, in some cases, an existing building, and in others, the city of Philadelphia itself. 

We honor the best historic features, and update where needed to fit our clients’ modern lifestyles and provide a fresh yet grounded aesthetic. For us, this balance between old and new represents the very core of Philadelphia’s identity as an old city in the modern age.

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International Hotel and Property Awards Finalist, Hotel Under 200 Rooms, Global, Parker Hotel

Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Construction Award for Rehabilitation, Baum Building

BUILD Magazine, Most Creative Architectural Solutions Firm 2019 - Philadelphia



Preservation Alliance Grand Jury Award, Baum Building

Community Design Collaborative Storefront Challenge Extreme Makeover Award, Vault + Vine



Building Industry Association of Philadelphia Award, Presidential City Apartments




Preservation Alliance Grand Jury Award, Le Meridien Hotel

Philadelphia AIA Preservation Merit Award for Built Projects, Le Meridien Hotel



Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse of Public and Institutional Buildings, Le Meridien Hotel



Electronic House Media Room of the Year, Ambler Home