Firm History

Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC (M+Sa) was founded in 2011. The firm traces its origins to the 1974 partnership of William Short and Jeremiah Ford III, a community-based general practice that undertook design and preservation projects for residential, commercial, and institutional clients. With the addition of new partners in subsequent years, Short and Ford became known as Ford Farewell Mills & Gatsch Architects and then as Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects.

The work of Mills + Schnoering Architects reflects a continued emphasis on both new design and preservation. M+Sa’s recent cultural, institutional, and civic projects includes master planning for and restoration of the Tivoli Theatre and Tivoli Center in Chattanooga, TN; the development of a site master plan for the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum and the Sourland Conservancy in Montgomery Township, NJ; restoration of and accessibility improvements for Meridian Hill Park in Washington, DC; and the LEED Silver adaptation of a former 1930s post office for a new use in Philadelphia, PA.