Sig Froelich graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arkansas School of Architecture in 1995. After completing a summer semester as a Architecture Design Teaching Assistant at the U of A, Sig moved to Chicago and worked at several firms and gaining a variety of experience in both residential to commercial architecture while also pursuing his professional cycling career.
In 2001, Sig established Sig Froelich Architecture and after a series of collaborations with Martin Kim, formed Froelich Kim Architecture in 2005. During their partnership, Sig served as lead designer and was responsible for the day to day client relationships. After their 12 year collaboration, Martin and Sig parted ways in 2016 to explore individual opportunities. Today, Sig continues to service residential and commercial clients through Sig Froelich Architecture and is excited to continue building a strong studio practice.
Over the years Sig's architectural design work has been recognized by The American Institute of Architects and featured in several design publications. He is well versed in all facets of the process including architectural design, construction document oversight, construction administration, construction management and client service.
Modernism & Historicism
Our Language of Architecture
Whether traditional or modern, the finished product should have an inviting warmth. In all projects a set of rules or categorization is no substitute for successful finished proportions and composition and the flow and feel of spaces.Within each style or type of architecture there are standards of excellence. There is a need for an understanding of the nuances and the architectural language for all styles. We recognize this and specialize in creating finished works that clearly exhibit architectural know-how and integrity.
Modernism Commonly referred to as contemporary architecture. This is somewhat of a misnomer since in the true definition of the word it simply means that which is now in the current time period. Modernism is a way of thinking and approaching the design process and has it’s own set of tenants. and beliefs that evolved from the primary goal of buildings which have: functionality, honest expression of structure, rejection of ornament, logical design decisions based on building functions, honest use of materials.
Historicism. Traditional. Drawing inspiration from historic styles or artisans. Here there is a reverence of the established and time honored customary styles of the past. Though inherently more conservative in nature, projects in this category should be every bit as exciting and inspiring as their more contemporary or modern counterparts. When working in these styles the architect has the responsibility of understanding the heritage of each style and the architectural details associated with them. What is often overlooked is that many of the traditional details evolved from functional concerns.
- Modern Design
- Traditional Design
- Feasibility Studies
- Zoning Analysis
- Sustainable Design
- New Construction
- Office Interior Build-out
- Consultation (What is this?)
- Construction Oversight
- Computer Renderings
- Computer Modeling
- Design / Build
Design Integrity & Time Tested Process
AT SFA, WE recognize that for most, taking on a building project is uncharted territory. That's why we share a very clear and transparent process. This, combined with over 20 years of practical experience, allows us to provide our clients with the confidence and peace of mind necessary to realize their dreams.