Staff

 

arcDESIGN is committed to employing personnel that are not only devoted to their profession, but to each and every client they serve. The firm’s highly skilled staff will provide the quality and time it takes to make your project successful, down to the last meticulous detail.

 

Aaron Nohrenberg

Designer

Aaron Nohrenberg

Designer

Aaron serves as a project architect on healthcare, higher education, and community spaces for the firm. Building on his expertise in exterior design and using technology to develop interactive conceptual designs, Aaron adds critical visualization skills to arcDESIGN’s collaborative, multi-level teams.

 

“Exterior envelope quality and performance are integral drivers in architectural projects of varying size and complexity.”

 

From initial conceptual designs to detailed testing, Aaron uses advanced technology to design and develop photorealistic digital illustration and 3D architectural renderings that can supplement design analysis, presentations, and provide a clearer understanding of unbuilt architecture.

Alan Dang

Designer

Alan Dang

Designer

Alan works with arcDESIGN’s healthcare team and interior design studio to consider design through various media. From digital fabrication and space planning to the intersection of design and branding, Alan approaches each design with a critical eye toward how clients and communities will use space.

 

“Everything is designable. There are ways to break the mold without breaking the budget.”

 

Alan believes that because each detail impacts user experience, each option should be explored through digital and analog media to find the best possible solution.

Alonso Arambula

Principal | NCARB, LEED® BD+C

Alonso Arambula

Principal | NCARB, LEED® BD+C

Under Alonso’s leadership, arcDESIGN developed a uniquely practical commitment to using leading-edge technology in design. In an approach that stands out both regionally and nationally, our teams now use virtual and augmented reality tools exclusively, allowing us to push the limits of possibility.

 

“I look at everything—technology, design, function—through the lens of positive collaboration.”

 

Combining award-winning expertise with advanced technology and tools, Alonso’s work stands out for aesthetics, efficiency, and impact.

Amy Back

Senior Interior Designer

Amy Back

Senior Interior Designer

With 17+ years of interior design experience in a wide variety of applications, Amy’s ability to translate client goals and constraints into visionary designs stands apart. From specification documentation to designing with an eye toward intergenerational use, Amy combines strong communication and attention to detail into effective, successful designs.

 

“I use cross-market understanding to creatively solve design challenges.”

 

Working with arcDESIGN’s healthcare and higher education teams, Amy is committed to continual improvement. In every project, she looks for ways to keep deepening her understanding of client needs, technological tools, and industry trends.

 

Andy Hine

Principal | AIA

Andy Hine

Principal | AIA

Twenty years after founding arcDESIGN, Andy’s vision for the firm’s people-focused culture continues to result in outstanding work. Based on deep institutional partnerships with clients and sustained team engagement on long-term projects, arcDESIGN’s approach rewards diversity of thought, dynamic ideas, and radically effective solutions.

 

“I believe that great leadership demands constant and direct involvement in the design process.”

 

The firm’s ongoing commitment to cross-functional, multi-level teams led by principals provides structure while giving each team member an opportunity for meaningful contribution.

Betsy Ismail

Marketing Manager

Betsy Ismail

Marketing Manager

In addition to handling the firm’s overall brand and graphic design needs, Betsy works with arcDESIGN teams to develop proposals, mood boards and design presentations for projects across all business areas.

 

“Great design isn’t always about how something looks. It’s also about how it functions.”

 

With a background in national creative agencies serving both corporate and non-profit clients, Betsy is experienced in environmental graphic design, branding, typography, and graphic design.

Bradley Miller

BIM Specialist - Designer

Bradley Miller

BIM Specialist - Designer

Brad collaborates with architects; interior designers; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers; and structural consultants to create interactive, 3D Revit models for arcDESIGN’s healthcare projects.

 

“It’s important to involve all consultants —from designers to engineers— early on making the design process as smooth as possible for the client.”

 

Through Revit and real-time immersive rendering applications, Brad can demonstrate to clients how their project will look and function through a 3D experience.

Brian Mader

Principal: Healthcare | AIA

Brian Mader

Principal: Healthcare | AIA

Brian’s uniquely outcome-focused, client-centered work grounds arcDESIGN’s healthcare group with repeat clients, as he approaches all projects—from minor hospital renovations to multi-million-dollar new facilities—with the same commitment to creativity and attention.

 

“The impact of community-driven spaces on individual patient care is the future of healthcare architecture.”

 

Brian has developed the firm’s healthcare practice into a flourishing studio achieving impact both regionally and nationwide.

Daniel Potash

Associate | AAIA

Daniel Potash

Associate | AAIA

As an associate at arcDESIGN, Daniel serves as the firm’s leader for Indiana University projects. Through in-depth discovery work and ongoing client relationships, Daniel bases his designs and project management on detailed understanding of requirements and intended use.

 

“As the field of architecture progresses, we’ll continue to see built spaces become more and more interactive and self-adapting.”

 

From complicated renovations to creating mixed-use spaces and innovative laboratories, Daniel’s work facilitates collaborative education and research at IU campuses around the state.

Daniel Sturm

Construction Administrator

Daniel Sturm

Construction Administrator

Connecting all the dots

From an early age, Dan had an interest in seeing how things work and go together. He would take apart a variety of objects just to see what was inside. He chose a profession in construction because he enjoys seeing all components of a project come together to create something complex and tangible. Dan joined the arcDESIGN team in 2014 as Construction Administrator.

 

Daniel collects board games in his spare time.

Don Able

Project Manager | AIA, ACHA, LEED® BD+C, GGP

Don Able

Project Manager | AIA, ACHA, LEED® BD+C, GGP

It's natural

Don has participated in the local design community for nearly 40 years since graduating from Ball State University. He is a registered Architect in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio. His major interests are healthcare design, problem-solving, sustainable design and construction practices, creating a well-written specification and mentoring young architects who provide a needed dose of enthusiasm to the creative process. Don joined arcDESIGN in 2015.

 

Don enjoys gardening and beekeeping and believes that participating in the environment is important to keep one’s perspective on our changing world.

Greg McDaniel

BIM Specialist

Greg McDaniel

BIM Specialist

Greg helps our teams implement technology-aided design to enhance problem-solving, coordination, and project success. Using 3D technology, Greg creates detailed, sustainable designs that consider both positive and negative space within the built environment.

 

“I’m fascinated by the ways in which functionality, materiality, and technology shape how people experience architectural design.”

 

As a BIM specialist at arcDESIGN, Greg works with teams in each business area to facilitate implementation of 3D design throughout the project—from concept to construction.

Greg Miller

Associate

Greg Miller

Associate

A legacy passed down

As a child, Greg knew his father was an architect, but didn’t really understand what that meant. On a cold Sunday afternoon in February of 1976, he walked with his dad through an addition to their church that he had designed. As his dad stared at a jumbled mess of wood structure, Greg asked him what he was looking at, to which his dad replied, “ I have to draw the contractor a picture so he knows how to build it.” Greg connected the sketches and drawings that came out of his head to the built environment. Joining arcDESIGN in 2007, Greg serves as Senior Project Manager with expertise in long-range planning, renovation/historic preservation, and institution design.

 

Greg’s 13th great grandmother was Pocahontas and his 4th great grandfather fought at the Battle of Tippecanoe and was one of the pioneers of Jackson County, Indiana (1809).

Hayley Johnson

Project Architect | LEED® Green Associate

Hayley Johnson

Project Architect | LEED® Green Associate

Functional architecture

From the time Hayley was about six years old, her mom took her to real estate open houses. It is there where she fell in love with touring the homes, imagining the family who lived there and redesigning the homes to function better – in her humble, six-year-old opinion. To this day, she still attends open houses, with no intention of buying.

 

Hayley enjoys refinishing and reupholstering furniture, most recently a mid-century side table and TV stand. She also is very interested in science fiction and spends some of her time watching science and Syfy channels.

Jenner Lillibridge

Associate | IIDA

Jenner Lillibridge

Associate | IIDA

With an extensive background in complex and specialized healthcare spaces, Jenner builds long-term relationships with clients to deliver better design outcomes. As a trusted member of each client’s team, Jenner’s design focus integrates client goals, clinical needs, and patient experience.

 

“I use my expertise to impact design and construction decisions that directly influence patient experiences.”

 

Jenner also contributed to the creation of arcDESIGN’s formal mentoring program—a critical part of the firm’s commitment to collaborative client service.

Jodi Voigt

Office Manager

Jodi Voigt

Office Manager

Jodi manages everything from human resources to office finances at arcDESIGN, overseeing accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and facilities management, plus other duties as assigned. Coming from a human resources background, Jodi provides friendly and effective support to arcDESIGN staff and clients.

“I love to learn about new people, places, and cultures.”

With her passion for reading and continued learning, Jodi brings great insight to many facets of the firm’s day-to-day operations.

Josh Edwards

Designer

Josh Edwards

Designer

Josh integrates design empathy—the way people experience a space—into his work as an architect and designer. His interest in creating inspirational yet functional designs drives his professional development and contributes to the success of his projects.

 

“I’m fascinated by the intersection of art and visual processing, and how that impacts the human experience of architecture and design.”

 

As a graduate architect, Josh serves as a project architect, project manager, and designer on arcDESIGN’s higher education and community projects teams.

Joshua Stowers

Designer | Historic Preservation Specialist

Joshua Stowers

Designer | Historic Preservation Specialist

As a graduate architect with the firm and a Qualified Professional under the Category Historic Architecture with the State of Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources, Joshua primarily works with arcDESIGN’s higher education and community project teams. His detailed focus and problem-solving ability lead to efficient, customized results.

 

“I’m drawn to the balance between new and old. Effective historic renovation helps to preserve the past in a way that is useful far into the future.”

 

Joshua’s interest in integrated technology and innovative materials helps him create future-focused solutions for historic spaces. In addition to his work at the office, Joshua is the Audio/Visual Director at his church.

Kari Funston

Associate | IIDA, LEED® ID+C

Kari Funston

Associate | IIDA, LEED® ID+C

Kari built arcDESIGN’s interior design studio into a collaborative, fully integrated team. Working closely with architects and engineers from the beginning of each of the firm’s projects, Kari and her team balance environmental, fiscal, compliance, and aesthetic solutions.

 

“I look to balance aesthetics with more technical aspects of design to create flexible, sustainable, beautiful spaces.”

 

Kari believes in using integrated design to create beautiful and effective spaces for people to work, learn, and heal.

Kevin Martin

Project Manager | RA

Kevin Martin

Project Manager | RA

As a registered architect with nearly three decades of experience, Kevin uses his expertise in building codes and project management to build strong client and contractor relationships and to mentor junior members of the firm.

 

“The best solutions come from flexibility, good listening skills, a willingness to learn, and—above all—a positive and enthusiastic outlook.”

 

Working on arcDESIGN’s healthcare team and serving as our firm code consultant on a wide range of firm projects, Kevin brings energy and expertise to all of his work.

Kevin Stuhrenberg

BIM Specialist

Kevin Stuhrenberg

BIM Specialist

Kevin manages arcDESIGN’s 3D modeling processes using Building Information Modeling (BIM). As part of the firm’s commitment to immersive, 3D design, Kevin looks for new ways to use technology to further the material aspects of architecture.

 

“3D modeling draws the user into an interdisciplinary thought process that improves productivity and quality.”

 

With a background in technology and architectural visualization, Kevin works closely with arcDESIGN’s teams on a wide range of projects.

Linde Gouge

Senior Interior Designer

Linde Gouge

Senior Interior Designer

With 18+ years of experience designing spaces for a wide variety of industries, Linde has expertise in budgeting, project management, and sustainable design. She combines a talent for excellent work with her passion for collaborative design thinking.

 

“Because people experience their environment holistically, I take an integrated approach to design.”

 

In her role as a project manager and design lead for many firm projects, Linde engages in active mentoring in arcDESIGN’s multi-level teams.

Lindsey Stinson

Designer

Lindsey Stinson

Designer

As part of the firm’s healthcare team, Lindsey enjoys translating client objectives into sustainable, healing designs. Bridging the gap between vision and reality through strong communication skills, Lindsey creates design solutions based in deep understanding of client needs.

 

“Sustainable design extends beyond materials to encompass the ways we communicate our ideas and how we translate a client’s vision into healing spaces with long-term impact.”

 

A commitment to building respectful community fuels Lindsey’s passion for sustainable healthcare design.

Mary E. Agnew, AIA, LEED AP

Project Leader

Mary E. Agnew, AIA, LEED AP

Project Leader

Mary’s extensive experience in a wide range of industries—from government to life sciences to corporate spaces—gives her a unique perspective on successful design. In her view, our collaborative structure gives arcDESIGN an edge in relationship-driven, long-term design projects.

 

“Our commitment to diverse perspectives builds a supportive culture that helps arcDESIGN create elegant solutions for the most complex problems.”

 

Integrating experience and expertise, Mary helps build the firm’s team culture while designing smart, functional spaces.

Michelle Bayt

Designer

Michelle Bayt

Designer

Impacting design

When Michelle was younger, she used to keep a sketchbook to draw and design her dream houses. After taking all of the art, engineering, and drafting classes her high school offered, she entered Ball State to get her architecture degree. During her education, she learned that determination and the ability to overcome new challenges are some of the most important values. In 2016, she joined arcDESIGN and is most interested in the psychology of healthcare architecture and how design impacts patients.

 

Before she became interested in architecture, Michelle had an obsession with marine animals and dreamed of being a marine biologist. She still has a fascination with whales.

Mike Engledow

Principal: Corporate + Community | AIA, LEED®

Mike Engledow

Principal: Corporate + Community | AIA, LEED®

Providing leadership for multiple business areas makes Mike appreciate the strong team culture at arcDESIGN. As the principal for historic renovations, corporate and community projects, and our active non-profit program, arcCARES, Mike brings a wide variety of experience to each client and project. Exclusive use of 3D technology keeps Mike’s teams engaged through each design iteration.

 

“As our world grows in complexity, architecture and design become more and more collaborative.”

 

Mike is known for creating thoughtful solutions that address underlying goals and issues—and result in intentional designs that truly reflect the client’s vision.

Nate Alderfer

Associate | AIA, LEED® BD+C, EDAC

Nate Alderfer

Associate | AIA, LEED® BD+C, EDAC

Emphasizing evidence to influence design

Nate showed an interest in architecture after taking a high school computer drafting class. After working summers at a local architecture firm, he decided to pursue architecture as a career. He has a strong interest in sustainability and healthcare environments and is certified in Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC). Nate joined arcDESIGN in 2014.

 

In college, he played the trumpet in the Ball State Show Choir.

Rick Rush

Associate | RA LEED®

Rick Rush

Associate | RA LEED®

Looking at the world through architecture

Rick has fallen in love with different aspects of architecture over the years. When in high school, he enjoyed creating interesting spaces. In college, he learned how architecture can change how someone looks at the world. Just out of school, Rick enjoyed seeing how a building comes together. Rick takes the greatest joy in helping a client to succeed, knowing that he gets to be the instrument that helps his client achieve their goals and dreams. Joining arcDESIGN in 2012, Rick brings expertise in historic preservation and master-planning.

 

Rick still has most of the Lego Bricks that he had growing up. He took all of these bricks over three days to create a castle that he used to propose to his wife. Luckily, she likes Legos just as much as he does.

Ruby Minnick

Graduate Designer

Ruby Minnick

Graduate Designer

Ruby combines an interest in conceptual project phasing with a commitment to working within historic and environmental constraints in design. She’s driven to develop solutions that complement the architectural and human elements of a space.

 

“I like to design from the outside in: relating interiors to architecture, environment, and people in harmony.”

 

Working on higher education and healthcare projects, Ruby enjoys arcDESIGN’s fast pace and collaborative atmosphere.

Stephanie Kailey

Graduate Designer

Stephanie Kailey

Graduate Designer

With experience in healthcare, higher education laboratories, government, and corporate projects, Stephanie applies insights across fields to elevate her designs.

“Great design comes from the seamless integration of form and function. It’s as much about the experience as the aesthetics.”

Stephanie takes a problem-solving approach to design complications, searching out root causes to prevent future complications and deliver more nuanced, successful designs.

 

Stephanie Kreps

Graduate Designer

Stephanie Kreps

Graduate Designer

Stephanie is an interior designer focusing on healthcare, but passionate about all design. Her goal is to learn what excites and inspires her clients and to use that knowledge to tailor the design to meet the client’s needs and to always add something unique to each project. Design ought to reflect continuous improvement: increasingly functional, efficient, sustainable, and beautiful spaces.

 

“Design must have character, and it must have something that makes it unique, challenges the ordinary, considers the ridiculous and includes an element of surprise.”

 

My vision is a world where buildings are designed to have a more active role in promoting a beautiful and sustainable world, and also improve the health and wellbeing of building occupants.

Zach Grajewski

Architect

Zach Grajewski

Architect

Zach led arcDESIGN’s expansion into 3D printing as a design tool. Advanced 3D modeling allows us to iterate designs more quickly and engage clients in more constructive collaboration throughout the design and building process.

 

“We use our full technology toolbox to shape the built environment for each client’s needs.”

 

From building understanding of how elements work together, to engaging clients, to leaning into constraints with advanced technology solutions, Zach’s work demonstrates the effectiveness and efficiency of 3D design.