Sowell Architects was founded in 1995 as a full-service architectural firm. We have since been involved in the planning and construction of hundreds of projects. Most of our clients do not have unlimited funding. We believe that a project can be attractive and functional even with a tight budget. We strive to achieve that balance between aesthetics, function and cost. Our goal is to be practical and responsible with the client’s money. Good architecture must address the ultimate goals and unique characteristics of each project. No two projects are the same. We will approach each new project from a fresh point of view; no “off-the-shelf” architecture will be provided. Our goal is make your project as smooth and efficient as possible.

We specialize in commercial, religious, and civic architecture. Our approach to design begins with an in-depth analysis of our client's needs and results in a thoughtfully crafted solution.  From a conceptual sketch to photo-realistic renderings, we utilize the latest technology available to help our clients visualize their project.  Our 3 licensed architects have a combined 65+ years of experience in the architecture profession with a diverse range of project types and sizes.  We have successfully completed over 500 projects in the region and look forward to working with you on your next endeavor.  

OUR STAFF

RIK SOWELL

OWNER / PRINCIPAL, AIA

Rik graduated fom the University of Texas in Arlington and has 42 years of experience in the architectural field serving as a draftsman, project manager, principal-in-charge and business owner. His experience includes a wide variety of building types including commercial, retail, religious, medical and corporate. 

CODY FERRIS

PARTNER, AIA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Cody was born and raised in Joplin, Missouri. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas School of Architecture. Cody has an eye for design and his hands-on construction experience make him a valuable asset to the team. 

EMILY FERRIS

PARTNER, AIA,

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Emily is a Conway native and Valedictorian of her graduating class at the University of Arkansas School of Architecture. Emily strives to produce thoughtful, efficient designs that meet and exceed the desired end use and client expectations. Her strong work ethic and attention to detail continues to shine throughout her professional work.

AMY SOWELL

RESOURCE COORDINATOR

Amy is a graduate of Central Baptist College in Conway. She manages and coordinates product resources throughout the design process.