Topeka officials hear from outsider on riverfront, hope to spur development soon

Stop procrastinating and develop a clear vision were the key takeaways during a recent riverfront brainstorming session. Among the leaders weighing in, SDG owner and chairman of the Topeka and Shawnee County Riverfront Authority Greg Schwerdt.

Canyon Farms Places in Golf Inc.'s Clubhouse of the Year

Canyon Farms in Lenexa, Kansas placed third in Golf Inc's Clubhouse of the Year competition. Schwerdt Design Group drew inspiration from the location's limestone quarry past and incorporated a silo-shaped entrance that mimics a historic grain silo on the clubhouse grounds. The luxury resort offers 38,000 square feet of relaxation and fun. Canyon Farms is owned by Midwest Health.

Downtown development looks toward more housing

A new market study put some data to downtown development opportunities, outlining a path forward that could diverge in numerous directions but definitely includes more housing.

FHLBank auditorium woodwork
FHLBank Featured in Design Solutions Magazine

Architectural Woodwork Institute featured FHLBank in the Fall 2018 of Design Solutions magazine.

Rendering of Tenfold Coffee, Houston
Tenfold Coffee, Houston

SDG is designing a new artisan coffee shop and roastery in Houston.

SDG Mentioned on the Red Couch

Dr. Jerry Farley announces Washburn University's new Indoor Practice Facility being designed by SDG.

FHLBank Topeka by Schwerdt Design Group
FHLB Video

A beautiful video by FHLB Topeka showcasing their mission and SDG's work on their new headquarters.

SCI employees receive gold in environmental achievement for FHLBank
Starnet Worldwide

Starnet Worldwide awarded FHLBank its "Gold in Environmental Achievement" award for its use of innovative flooring materials to help achieve U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Gold certification.

Speech at public opening of FHLBank Topeka
$36 million FHLBank Topeka building represents commitment to Topeka

The building’s western Topeka hillside perch was a key design element for its exterior, creating a focus that emphasized not only the location but also the fact that FHLBank works in the Midwest, serving Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado

Greg Schwerdt speaks about SDG's contribution to Top Tank
Donated Designs Benefit All 10 Top Tank Finalists

Schwerdt Design Group architects and interior designers met with each finalist at a building they liked for their business, did a walk-through and discussed their vision for the space. Then they had realistic discussions about their commitment because, in some cases, the $100,000 prize money would not be enough to complete building renovations and open the business.

Jardine PreK-8 Featured by Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities

Topeka's Jardine Middle School became a modern STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) educational facility thanks to Schwerdt Design Group. The Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities featured the school in its 2017 publication, Facilities Monitor.