Team News

Yolanda Vetsch named Associate Principal

“Becoming an Associate Principal will provide a greater opportunity for me to contribute to the continued success of FEH,” said Yolanda. “I’m looking forward to my expanded role and working with our inspiring team of creators!”

Team News

Kim Bellmann Named Associate Principal

“FEH Design has been a great place for me to learn and grow in my career,” said Kim. “I look forward to continuing to grow in firm leadership.”

Collaboration Lab
Project News

Okoboji Middle School receives outstanding project award

Okoboji Middle School was featured in LEARNING BY DESIGN Magazine as an outstanding project. The school has been recognized as an award-winning benchmark facility for its incorporation of next generation learning space design and planning methodologies. 

FEH Design Andrew McCready
Firm News

563 Design Joined FEH Design

563 Design joined FEH Design in business! 563 Design launched in 2017 by Andrew & Emily McCready with a focus on local design: commercial, historic preservation and rehabilitation, and residential projects. Andrew McCready joined FEH Design as Principal Architect and Shareholder, Emily McCready now serves in a Business Development role.  They join a strong team of architects, structural engineers, and interior designers and expand FEH Design’s firm wide ownership.

Matt Basye
Team News

Matt Basye Named Vice President

“I’m so proud to be a part of a team of architects that make a difference in our communities. I look forward to continuing my journey as a Vice President of the firm,” said Matt.

Brittney Ruba
Team News

Brittney Ruba Promoted to Principal

“I look forward to continuing my architectural journey with FEH Design as a Principal Architect,” said Brittney

ReMax City Centre
Project News

In Design: Re/Max City Centre

Coming Soon! The former Riviera Theatre will be transformed into the Re/Max City Centre filled with entertainment, retail, and great eats in Downtown Sioux City. Our team and Carlson Group-RE/MAX Preferred were honored to show Iowa Economic Development Authority Debi Durham around the facility and share our exciting vision!
Team News

Chris Martin Promoted to Assoc. Principal

“I’m always looking to improve in my career and becoming an associate seemed like the next best step. It gives me more of an opportunity for my voice to be heard and to help guide the company,” said Chris.

Lake Geneva Library
Project News

Libraries: Post-Covid

Gregg Baum and Bill Wilson, along with the Lake Geneva Public Library Director Emily Kornack, presented at Wisconsin Library Association Conference about reimagining the library post-covid.

Firm News

Kevin Eipperle President Elect

FEH President Denny Sharp to hand the baton to Kevin Eipperle at the end of this year.  Denny will continue to focus on the architectural side of our business (AKA the fun stuff). Kevin has been mentoring with Denny and is ready to lead the FEH team into the future!

Ron Speckmann
Firm News

Scholarship Established in Ron Speckmann's honor

Our firm, along with many of Ron’s friends and family, will be donating $50,000 towards the Ron Speckmann, AIA, Class of 1985, Memorial Scholarship at Iowa State University over the next four years to create a perpetual scholarship fund.

Project News

Brittney Ruba Breaks Ground at Alumna School

Associate Principal Architect Brittney is the lead architect on the Gehlen Catholic School kitchen renovation and addition. The project recently broke ground and is underway!

Toni Olson
Team News

Toni Olson Honored for twenty years of service

Toni has been keeping us in-line for 20 years! She’s the sweet and helpful voice answering our phones and always keeps our Des Moines office in tip-top shape. Toni is a member of our marketing team, creating project proposals, designs, and so much more. We are extremely grateful to have Toni on Team Purple. Cheers on your work anniversary!
Project News

Orpheum Theatre Celebrates twenty years

Twenty years ago today was the Premiere Re-Opening of the Orpheum Theatre! After years of planning and design work, our team was honored to attend this monumental occasion. We still have our golden tickets from 2001!
Community News

Cory Sharp Raises Funds for Great Outdoors Foundation

Polk County Conservation parks saw more than four million visitors in 2020 as Iowans took advantage of the many trails, waterways, amenities and greenspaces our region has to offer. Principal Architect Cory is putting stewardship at the forefront at the first-ever Wild Prairie Showdown. He is competing to raise funds for major community, accessibility, conservation, and economic development initiatives. 
Firm News

Throwback: Dubuque Office Celebrates ten years

Our Dubuque design office was established in 2011 by Kevin Eipperle. Since then he has gone from a one person operation to 10 full time employees (six architects/project managers, two structural engineer/interns, one interior designer, and one campaign leader). Several local projects include Hempstead High School, Rite-Hite, and East Dubuque Schools.   

Chris Martin
Team News

Chris Martin is the 2021 Outstanding Employee of the Year

Chris received the 2021 Betty Award for outstanding service and superior achievement. This award is named after Betty Van Nyhuis, an FEHer who always went the extra mile for our team. The first nomination for Chris started out with “This person is the BEST!” He is always willing to volunteer for additional responsibilities around the office and plans fun activities for the office from cookouts to an Iowa Cubs game. Chris is the glue bringing our team together!

Kevin Eipperle
Team News

Kevin Eipperle Recognized by AIA for Public Service in Dubuque

Kevin is the Chair of Governance & Nominations Committee for the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools. The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools supports student achievement by promoting investment in the Dubuque Public Schools. FDPS is a non-profit organization committed to providing resources for all students of the District. 

Christy Monk
Community News

Christy Monk Appointed Board Member of Dubuque Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Christy meets with the entire board and serves on a library subcommittee related to building maintenance and projects. Monk provides input about projects, reviews existing conditions in the historic library, and serves as a resource for other board members and the library director.

Matt Basye
Team News


Over the past 25 years, Basye has been involved in many Siouxland projects including the Tyson Events Center, Briar Cliff University’s Stark Student Center, Spalding Park, Loess Hills, Morningside, Leeds, and Hunt Elementary Schools, Sioux City Career Academy, Wilbur Aalfs Main Library, Morningside Branch Library, Siouxland Federal Credit Union, and Mount Marty University.

Tyler Riley
Team News

Tyler Riley Named Vice President

“I love the idea of combining math, chemistry, physics, history, culture, engineering, business, problem-solving, and art into a final design,” said Riley. “Architecture allows me to create something that envelopes each person differently, allows them to react differently to the space, and become inspired by the designs.”

Toi Sullivan
Team News

Toi Sullivan Named Vice President

“I landed an interview with FEH, and they took a leap of faith on me,” said Sullivan. “I connected with a group of women and together, we studied for our architect licensure. Every year during my performance review, management would ask me about my future career plans, and I always said I wanted to be in leadership.”

Cory W Sharp
Team News

Cory W. Sharp Promoted to Principal

“FEH provides an environment for young architects to thrive. They have created a sense of community in the office, one that supports both professional and personal growth and places company culture as one of its highest priorities,” said Sharp.

Bryan Blair
Team News

Bryan Blair Promoted to Principal

“Coworkers can make or break a job, and it’s a pleasure to be able to work with so many talented, smart, and fun people day in and day out,” said Blair.

Karen Greiner
Team News

Karen Greiner Promoted to Assoc. Principal

“I truly enjoy coming to work! Our group works well together. We communicate well, and we have a lot of fun!” said Greiner. “Having worked in other firms around the county, I really appreciate the management style, not only in our office, but throughout the firm.”

Western Iowa Networks
Project News

Western Iowa Networks Under Construction

“The incorporation of modern building materials and design elements have been my favorite parts of the project,” said Project Manager Yolanda Vetsch. “It was a very successful collaborative effort with the client throughout the design process.”

DeWitt Library
Project News

DeWitt Community Library

This recently completed library features usable and flexible spaces for library patrons and staff to learn and grow. Strategies like moveable furniture, operable partitions, and multipurpose spaces allow this library to serve its patrons and staff well into the future.