Growth Report 2: Phillips Sekanick Architects Maintains Gains

WARREN, Ohio – Phillips Sekanick Architects saw a 28% increase in billings in 2022 and was able to maintain it in 2023.

Bruce Sekanick, principal, credited the performance to the strong economy and an increase in public sector spending.

Improvements in all areas of operations helped make Phillips Sekanick a more established design firm in the Valley, he said.

“We continued to expand the type and scale of projects that we take on,” Sekanick said.

Now in its 108th year of operation, Phillips Sekanick reinvested in tools and technology to provide clients with a wider range of services. 

It continued its work on the construction of the Warren Wellness Center, which achieved several milestones. The locker room opened in August, in time for the football season. Other parts of the structure are progressing toward an anticipated summer completion.

New event centers were developed in Washington, Pa., and Nelson Center, Ohio.

Several health care projects were completed or were near completion in 2023, including the Hope Center for Cancer Care and the One Ohio Health Warren West Community Health Center.

Work on projects in the firm’s core area – food service – continued as projects for Panera Bread, Dairy Queen, and Dunkin’ facilities made progress.

The firm completed work on the Trumbull Career and Technical Center Culinary Lab last year and developed the plan for the facility’s new equestrian center.

This year, the firm is continuing work on several municipal projects, including the Niles city building, Salem’s Lincoln Park, and Cortland’s Willow Park.

Construction will start soon on the Morgan History Center in Warren a new Caribou Coffee facility in Florida.

The firm expects to maintain its market position in the eastern half of the country this year also also add to its staff.

Pictured at top: Construction of the Warren Wellness Center achieved several milestones in 2023.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.