About SNJ Design Studio LLC: Architecture Firm in Greater Cleveland

The Architects at SNJ Design Studio LLC offer expertise to a wide variety of building projects. We are experienced in both commercial and residential developments, and our qualified professionals have successfully designed, planned and managed the construction process for many Greater Cleveland homes and buildings. All resulting in distinguished, elegant and contextual designs that are as practical as they are visually appealing.


Stephen N. Jouriles, AIA, CDP, LEED AP left his position as Architectural Department Manager in a large engineering and architecture firm to create SNJ Design Studio as a Limited Liability Corporation in 2010. SNJ Design Studio fills a void within the greater Cleveland area by serving prospective clients with affordable, quality architectural design. While many firms are not willing to take on small projects due to low profit margins, SNJ Design Studio gladly serves those in the community requiring assistance. Be it creating documents for a Certificate of Occupancy in an existing building or new ground up construction, SNJ Design Studio is here to help.


  • Registered Architect, State of Ohio, 1994


  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Cincinnati, 1992, Cum Laude.
  • Associate of Applied Science in Architectural Engineering Technology / Construction Management, University of Cincinnati, 1991, Cum Laude.
  • Cooperative Education Work-Study Program through University of Cincinnati in Architecture and Construction Management, 1985-1991.


  • AIA - American Institute of Architects, 1995 to present
  • RSB - Cleveland Regional Small Business, 2012 to present
  • SRP - City of Cleveland Storefront Renovation Program, 2012 to present
  • LPE - Local Producer Enterprise, 2012 to present
  • LEED AP - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, 2006
  • CDP – Certified Development Design and Construction Professional, 2008
  • Board Member – Lakewood Heritage Advisory Board, 2016 to present
  • Trustee – Lakewood Historical Society, 2015 to present
  • Advisory Committee for the West Shore Technical Institute Construction Sciences Division, 2013 to present

Complete Architectural Services

SNJ Design Studio LLC offers full Architectural Services, from needs assessment and site analysis; to correspondence with authorities having jurisdiction and construction observation. SNJ Design Studio LLC has a proven track record for developing customized strategies through our active collaboration with clients. We take great pride in the projects we undertake and remain dedicated to maintaining the highest of standards .

Some of our services include:

  • Building Programming
  • Site Evaluation
  • Building Code Analysis
  • Conceptual and Schematic Design
  • Construction Documents
  • Presentations
  • Correspondence with Authorities Having Jurisdiction
  • Periodic Site Observation

Building Restoration

SNJ Design Studio LLC also invests in distressed properties, providing restoration services to improve the housing stock of Lakewood and surrounding communities.

We are committed to offering our clients only the most exceptional services, throughout the construction process. We ensure that the goals and creative input of our customers are fully realized. We settle for nothing less than absolute customer satisfaction. Contact us to discuss your ideas for your next building project in Greater Cleveland by calling us.

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