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A talented 4-person Architectural Firm firm based in Ellwood City, PA, Franus Architectural Associates, Inc. produces innovative designs for commercial and residential projects, with a maximum project value currently capped at 7 million dollars. Our firm was founded in September of 1990 as Architect/Daniel Robert Franus and was later incorporated as Franus Architectural Associates, Inc. Since its founding, the firm has been involved in more than 700 projects. These projects have been well diversified by type and size. 

Commercial projects have included medical offices, hospital renovations, professional offices, shopping plazas, restaurants, motels, government buildings, auto dealerships, new and renovated Housing Authority dwelling units, Community Development projects, a transit facility, fire stations, churches, community centers, residential care facilities, libraries, borough buildings, faculty offices at a State University, convenience stores, a women’s shelter, apartments, assembly factories, accessibility modifications to existing buildings, and even elevator design projects. 

Residential projects have ranged from simple one-room additions to the design of 6,000 square-foot residences. This diversity of project type and size has allowed Franus Architectural Associates, Inc. to utilize many innovative types of materials and processes on both large and small projects, along with the thought process that goes with both large and small projects. Small projects get the same attention and benefit that goes into a multi-million dollar project because we bring the knowledge gained from these larger projects back to the smaller projects.  Large projects get the benefit of our concern over budgets and making the best judgments concerning materials and layouts to gain the best benefit for our client’s dollars, just as we do for the small client on tighter budgets.  We believe project size doesn’t matter.  All projects deserve the best our firm has to offer regardless of size, budget or prestige. We respond to the needs of our clients, not to how large of a fee the project will bring into our firm or whether the project will end up on the front cover of an architectural magazine. We offer comprehensive architectural services at a proportional fee, all delivered by a dedicated staff - because our clients, and their projects, are of utmost important to us.

Franus Architectural Associates, Inc. utilizes state-of-the-art computer technology to complete our projects, utilizing Pentium III and Pentium IV computers, all interconnected by network software and hardware. Project specifications are produced utilizing software purchased and updated annually from Construction Data Services. This software is developed by specialists who oversee and revise the specification sections on a continuing basis promoting accurate, up-to-date specification information.

Our Engineering Consultants all utilize the same CAD software. This promotes a smooth interface of information and drawings between our offices.  This compatibility between our offices promotes accuracy and speed for project completion by the exchange of drawings and specifications via e-mail through our DSL internet connections and our in-house FTP site located on our Dual 1.5 Terra-byte mass storage device.

Examples of our Projects, both new and renovations, may be viewed on this site’s Portfolio, or on our Corporate Facebook page.