Our History

In 1976 Carl and Kay Fischer established Carl Fischer Associates with offices in their home. Their combined efforts gave the firm the good footings and philosophies that make them successful today. August Wisnosky joined the firm in 1982 bringing a special interest in historic restoration, construction document procedures and project budget estimating. The firm name was changed to Fischer-Wisnosky Architects, Inc.

In 1996 the company name was changed to FWAI Architects Inc. to accommodate a smooth transition for the future succession. The name “FWAI” can be found associated with buildings both national and international, as well as throughout the Springfield area.

FWAI Architects Inc. is comprised of Architects, Interior Designers and Planners providing professional services to a wide variety of clients for over 40 years. Our design philosophy is to provide quality architectural planning, design and construction services to ensure that our projects are functional, economically feasible, and aesthetically pleasing.

FWAI has benefited from a wide variety of project types and client relationships. Projects include educational facilities, corporate data centers, medical facilities, office buildings, historic restoration and residential. Diversification has enabled us to develop new and fresh approaches to project solutions, while maintaining our design philosophy.

We draw on all of these experiences and build on them with each project. Yet we recognize the importance of understanding the uniqueness of each building and each client to develop the appropriate solution they deserve. Our name and reputation are our most prized possessions.

FWAI has an old-fashioned “Midwest work ethic”. We believe in the value of working hard and take pride in our integrity and ingenuity. FWAI is a small town friendly firm with big city sophistication.

With procedures that involve teamwork, respect for all ideas put forth, a talented staff and active communication between staff and client, FWAI has a formula that has proven successful time and time again.