Taubman Block Building
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Taubman Block Building Wins Award

The Taubman Block Building won the Adrian D. Anderson Award at the 2023 Preserve Iowa Summit. The Taubman Block is located in Maquoketa, where it was built in 1920 to replace the original 1890s Taubman building after its catastrophic collapse in 1919. By 2019, the Taubman Block had fallen into a state of disrepair; gutted and standing empty. Today the building contributes once again to the vitality of downtown Maquoketa. A craft brewery and a clothing boutique occupy the first floor and two modern apartments are on the second floor.

Bradley House
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Bradley House Wins Award

William L. Bradley House won the Judith A. McClure Award at the 2023 Preserve Iowa Summit. This award recognizes outstanding preservation of a residential property using State Historic Preservation and Cultural & Entertainment District Tax Credit Program incentives. Built in 1872, the Bradley House is located in the Jackson Park Historic District in Dubuque. Andrew and Emily McCready, completed the full renovation.

125 Anniversary
Firm News

FEH Design Celebrates 125 Years

FEH stands for Foss, Engelstad, and Heil, three influential architects in our firm’s evolution and history. The initial entrepreneur was Andrew H. Foss, who launched the firm in 1898. Our established history of quality design and a deep commitment to the collaborative process has brought innovative results. Our firm culture is nurtured by seasoned leadership, and we continue to bring young professionals on board to ensure a strong future.

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!”

Kim Bellmann
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.