CMSA - Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer

Founded in 1992, CMSA has since set an everlasting architectural benchmark in many of Southwest Florida’s most affluent and architecturally demanding private communities and neighborhoods. The CMSA team of design professionals specializes in the areas of luxury residences, private golf and country clubs, corporate properties, and challenging renovations. The environments we create may begin as a hand drawn sketch, further developed using the latest CAD technology, and finished with great care and attention to detail. The craftsmanship is always impeccable. On the business side we as project managers are driven by the client’s timeline and of course the all important budget. Rather than offer promises we prefer to have new prospects speak directly to our past clients and inquire about their experience with our firm and the projects we have completed for them. Contact us and we’ll provide our references.

An Introduction of CMSA by Clifford Scholz

Casa De Las Olas on Casey Key

Our Team

Clifford M. Scholz, AIA, President

As founder, Cliff brings over 40 years of experience in architecture and construction. His sense of design and clear-cut goals have guided his firm and created a reputation for quality and excellence.  He takes a proactive role in every project as the client contact, and directs his team of highly skilled professionals to keep every endeavor in balance.

Richard D. Oswald, Senior Vice-President

As Senior Vice President and partner, he draws on over 40 years of experience in residential and commercial architecture and construction. He is a registered architect in the state of Colorado as well as a licensed general contractor, Rick has a unique ability to think through the design and how it transforms into reality.

Daniel S. Shaffer, AIA, Vice-President

As the youngest partner, Daniel brings fresh perspective and innovation to every project he is involved in. His focus and drive allow him to guide the team to produce drawings to the high standard that CMSA has shown for decades. He is a licensed architect in Florida, a board member of the Gulf Coast Florida AIA Chapter, and an avid volunteer in the community. His experience includes custom residential, sustainable design, and small scale commercial projects.

Crystal Caudle, Project Manager

Kim Jordan Sutton, ASID, NCIDQ, Interior Designer

Devon Kirkley, CAD/BIM Operator

Wendy Blanchard, Office Administrator

Josh Clark, ASID, Summer Intern

Christiana Engert, Interior Designer

Kinga Wolter, BIM Manager