Effective May 1st, 563 Design will join 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 will join FEH Design as Principal Architect and Shareholder, Emily McCready will serve 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.
“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.
“I look forward to continuing my architectural journey with FEH Design as a Principal Architect,” said Brittney
“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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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 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!
Miranda was recognized as the “Jack of All Trades” at the annual FEH firm celebration for the many roles she leads in our Oconomowoc office! She received a purple Swiss Army Knife from Kevin Eipperle.
Bobbi Jo serves as a member of the House District 57 Central Committee. It is their goal to strengthen the community by connecting people to the political process, developing community leaders and electing officials who listen, respond and represent the needs of the community. By participating in this committee, Duneman can vote to nominate candidates that support the AIA principles of Sustainability.
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 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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.
“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.
“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.”
“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.”
“I have loved working at FEH and the people I work with have become family to me. The clients are all great individuals that each have their own challenges for us to solve creatively together,” said Ruba.
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.