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Our Team


Behind every successful building project is the team that made it happen.


FURMAN ARCHITECTS brings a dynamic composition of architects, project managers, interior designers, technicians, and designers to that team. Our team of FURMAN STUDIO located in Greenwood, SC and SHEEDY WATTS STUDIO located in Charlotte, NC provides our clients responsive service.


After many years of working together, our staff has developed a clear understanding of how to capitalize on each other's strengths to produce a successful design.


Does size matter? You bet when considering a design team. FA staffs every project with the same forces as our larger competitors. The difference is our partners/principals are not just glad handers but engaged experts throughout the entire project. And we don't pass projects off to a different design team after the project is awarded, because a consistent project team is critical to a project's success, from the beginning until the project is occupied, and the owner is satisfied.


Experts anyone? Face it, some projects are more complex and specialized than others. When they are, we team up with consultants that specialize in those areas of the project that need their expertise. We even partner with our competition from time to time because our combined experiences create a synergy that specifically fits a project type.


Additionally, FA incorporates subcontractors via the Internet that act as flexible and adaptable team members to assist our staff as work loads and project specifics warrant.



Courtney T.R. Furman, AIA, LEED AP B+C
Furman Studio

Codes, permits, fire protection, LEAN, what? Relax you don't have to know these things. Call Courtney and let his expertise and knowledge work for you.

Courtney founded Furman Architects, Inc. in 1998. Since then, he has created living and work environments for numerous clinical, corporate office, educational, housing, recreational, and retail clients. Each client has their own goals and needs for their project, Courtney is driven to find the right solution that fits each client's goals and needs. He is working locally and regionally on projects in the medical, commercial, educational, industrial, religious and residential arenas.

Ray Sheedy, Associate AIA Principal Sheedy Watts Studio

Space problems? Ray knows how to solve them. Give Ray a call and let our design team turn your problems into opportunities. 

Ray's twenty-three years of experience in the practice of architecture includes eleven years as a design business owner. During those years, Ray has been the lead designer for 100+ buildings; six commercial buildings receiving national awards and five residential homes receiving local awards. He currently leads the Furman Architects' Sheedy Watts Studio in Charlotte and is an adjunct instructor for the Interior Architecture program at Queens University of Charlotte.

Cale Watts, Associate IIDA Principal Sheedy Watts Studio

Too big, too small, or just right? Cale knows spaces and what works. Give Cale a call to design the space that is just right for you.

Cale is a licensed and registered Pharmacist in North Carolina.  His 20+ years of experience as a health care professional provides a unique perspective when creating healthy and inviting environments for clients. This perspective generates spaces and details that capture the personality and culture of each client. Currently, Cale is working on medical, commercial and residential projects in NC, SC and GA.

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