About Our Services to Fort Wayne, Northeast Indiana, and Beyond

Elevatus Architecture is the 21st century rebranding of a renowned Fort Wayne firm that was founded in 1958. It soon after adopted the name of Schenkel & Shultz, Inc., referencing Partners James J. Schenkel and Richard D. Shultz. From its inception, SchenkelShultz, as it came to be called, provided a full range of architectural services. Its focus and specialization included designing education, aviation, municipal, justice, and various commercial facilities.

Today, as Elevatus Architecture, our focus is little changed. But we’ve refined it to emphasize our expertise in developing architectural solutions specifically for …

     Education                      Justice                      Government                      Regional Projects

Within these market sectors, we continue to win recognition not only for the quality of our design work but also – and this is most important to us – for the relationships we form with our clients. We treat them as partners. That means we go out of our way to ensure that each relationship is collaborative, congenial, authentic – and productive.

Our reach is global. But our local and regional clients know they have our total commitment. After all, they’ve been primarily responsible for our continued Fort Wayne-northeast Indiana presence and our growth.

All of our clients look upon Elevatus as a problem-solver. We don’t design for design’s sake. Rather, we seek to deliver designs that harmoniously balance form and function; designs that promote livability, provide security, and meet not only our clients' present-day objectives but future objectives as well.

Our experienced design team – familiar to many – serves clients with work that encompasses everything from master planning, site analysis, space analysis, and life-cycle cost analysis to the realization of design-build projects. We design not only for new facilities but also for additions and renovations. And in everything we do, “we do the right thing.” That’s our motto. Because that’s how we built our reputation: by striving for and achieving design excellence, delivering innovative architectural solutions, and above all, treating our clients with integrity and respect. We make sure every client understands the design process and all the traditional services that feed it from start to finish.

Yes, our name is new. But our “people first” reputation is better than half a century strong. You’ll see that reflected in our Portfolio. To see how high we still aim to go and what that can mean for you, contact Elevatus Architecture Fort Wayne.