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At CMSA Architects, we’re commited to designing to a higher standard. Our aim is always to create everlasting excellence.

CMSA Architects is a prominent architectural firm that has made an enduring impact on premier communities across Florida. Our expertise encompasses crafting bespoke residential structures, refined renovations, golf course developments, and compelling commercial properties. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, our highly skilled architects and designers drive recognition as a venerated design institution in Southwest Florida, including Sarasota and Venice.

CMSA Architects Partners

Clifford M. Scholz, AIA

Clifford M. Scholz, AIA


Richard D. Oswald

Richard D. Oswald


Daniel S. Shaffer, AIA

Daniel S. Shaffer, AIA


CMSA Architects Portfolio

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Walter & Marilyn

We were personally very pleased with the Architecture and outcome of our new home. Cliff is a great team player and clearly understood our project and mission.

J & P

We still love our home and want to express our gratitude to you for making it “our perfect beach house”! I can not believe you designed it over 15 years ago. It withstood Ian’s wrath and six grandchildren beautifully and continues to receive compliments all the time!...

Jim & Carolyn

We enjoyed working with Cliff Scholz and his company. In the design process Cliff listened to our ideas and what we wanted to achieve. He was very attentive to making sure the house we envisioned is what we got. Cliff was very good at problem solving and his staff...

Mike & Janet

Rick Oswald is our “Go To” architect since we moved to this area. Janet spend 2 1/2 years interviewing for our major remodel. We were introduced to Rick who helped us design what we wanted and make it fit into our budget. We had confidence in Rick. He has a...

Todd & Colleen

Colleen and I both have enjoyed this process. It has been so enlightening and exciting for us. Not only have we worked to develop an amazing home, but feel we have gained a new perspective on design. You have been patient and kind with us. You have given us dates and...

Pamela Hughes, Interior Design

We consider Rick a part of Hughes Design because it would be difficult to do the quality of work expected by our clients without him. Rick’s background as a contractor, developer and architect makes him extremely knowledgeable. Rick keeps up with the latest in...

Ruth & Tom

We are extremely delighted to have been introduced to Cliff Scholz in the Fall of 2021 to consult on the design of our new home. We have had several timely and open discussions with him during our design process and feel he is a wonderful listener and communicator and...

Michael & Deborah

Since the first time we met Clifford Scholz in the early 1990s, CMSA has been our ONLY choice of architectural firms to design for us since we moved to the west coast of Florida. Cliff has an acute sense of what his clients want, matched with an in depth understanding...

Mickey & Brooke

We first heard of what a creative architect Cliff Scholz was from our builder, Mike Collingwood. We decided to give him a try designing our house at Norsota Way. It was an amazing house. We then bought the property on Flamingo Avenue and we wanted a completely...


When we began to plan for our new home in Sarasota, we asked a trusted realtor friend to recommend an architect. She told us that Cliff Scholz was “the best”! From our first meeting with Cliff, we knew we were in good hands. He showed his impressive portfolio as well...
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