Steven Brooks Sims, NCARB, AIA, CHC

Steve began his career at Architechniques, Ltd. in 1993, one year after the company was founded. By 1996 he had been promoted to the Senior Project Manager and was placed in charge of the drafting department. In 2003 he became a licensed architect in Illinois and Missouri. As a Project Manager and Project Architect his main duties included the company’s healthcare sector projects, working with several area hospitals and medical and behavioral medicine clinics to expand and renovate their facilities. In 2003, he was elected by the Board of Directors as the President of the corporation and is now in charge of the direction, corporate vision and marketing of the firm.

Lacey Young, NCARB, AIA

Lacey began her career at Architechniques, Ltd. in 2006 while still in college at SIUC. She completed the Architectural Registration Exam and became a licensed architect in Wisconsin and Illinois in the summer of 2013.

Curt Orso, AIA

Curt Orso began working at Architechniques, Ltd. as a high school intern during the summer of 2000. After graduating high school, he attended Rend Lake College and Southern Illinois University. While at SIUC, Mr. Orso returned to working at Architechniques, Ltd. , this time as a Project Technician. Mr. Orso graduated SIUC in 2006, earning his Bachelors in Science and was promoted to Project Coordinator. Mr. Orso became a licensed Architect (Illinois) in 2015.  In 2016 and 2017 Mr. Orso purchased shares of stock in ownership of Architechniques. 

Mark Feldhake, NCARB, AIA, LEED© AP

Mark began working at Architechniques, Ltd. when he was still attending college earning his degree. After graduation he relocated to St. Louis gaining experience in large retail and commercial developments. In 2000, he came back to Architechniques, Ltd. and took control of the firms governmental sector of work. In 2003, he became a licensed architect in Illinois and Wisconsin and purchased shares in the company. While still managing the governmental sector, he grew our long-term care, public housing, and private housing sectors. In addition to acting as one of the 2 principal architects, he also managed and implemented all information technology systems and advancement.  In 2017 Mark sold most of his shares in the firm, becoming a minority owner.  He subsequently has relocated to Texas.  He still consults with the company and is involved in some of the design process on projects and in marketing of the firm in Texas on a limted basis. 

Kami Parks, Office Manager

Kami began working for Architechniques in the summer of 2007. As the Office Manager for Archtechniques, Ltd, she is responsible for coordinating daily tasks for the operations of the office. Answering phones, distributing mail, greeting clients, scheduling meetings, along with payroll, accounts receivable and payable are all a part of my daily tasks.

Dan Evans, Construction Observer

Dan recently retired after 39 years with Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH).  Dan’s extensive background includes planning, design, construction, facility engineering, building maintenance, security, grounds, and safety in healthcare settings.  

Mike Helfrich, Construction Observer

Mike started working with Architechniques, Ltd. in 2007 as a construction observer. His duties as a construction observer include visiting project sites during applicable phases of the construction, taking photographs of the construction process, generating & distributing observation reports, corresponding the the construction foreman and keeping the project manager/architect apprised of the construction process. Mike’s years as a general contractor give him special insight into the construction process which has become a valuable asset.