Robb Harrop’s eye for tasteful, interesting design is well-matched by his unique ability to illustrate what he envisions. Utilizing a combination of both traditional and digital design methodologies, he has built a significant resume which includes projects such as the West Pavilion at the University of Utah Hospital and the Falcon Hill development at Hill Air Force Base. His focused interest on design is spread over a wide range of projects which includes Medical, Research, Commercial, Mixed-use developments and LDS Temples. Respected by colleagues, clients, and contractors alike, Robb is collaborative and approachable. He is especially aware of his clients’ needs and incorporates each of these elements into unique design solutions. His approach has proven to create award winning yet functional design.
David Abraham AIA, LEED AP Senior Principal
With an appreciation for the richness created in mixed use environments, David Abraham takes pleasure in the design of retail, restaurant, office, residential, and inviting plaza spaces and is well versed in the multiple construction types and delivery methods associated with those various types of projects. Adept with master planning, Dave is able to conceptualize various options to confirm alignment with client goals and to explore opportunities for additional value very early in the design process. As an early proponent of Building Information Modelling (BIM) he has utilized computer modelling in activities ranging from conceptual massing to rigorous clash detection in complex environments. Recently, his work has been focused on urban infill and transit oriented development.
Victor K. Burbank AIA, LEED AP Senior Principal
As architects, we are trained to listen, ask the right questions and use our creativity and curiosity to pursue the best solutions for each client. Victor has been able to bring those skills to bear on K-12, higher education and various other project types in his twenty five years of practice. That privilege brings with it the responsibility to create better solutions for the owner, the occupants, our communities and our environment.
Lisa Garlick CPA Senior Principal, CFO
As one of the most tenured employees of Architectural Nexus, Lisa has enjoyed the privilege of watching the company grow in scale and diversity of projects, staff, and culture. With a CPA background and decades of experience with the firm, she manages the company’s cash flow and financial decisions. Lisa is also a very passionate advocate and champion for the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
Scott A. Larkin AIA, ACHA Senior Principal, Healthcare Planner
Scott Larkin’s 2008 article “Re-Inventing Hospitals for Patients” in Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine, is an apt summary of his leadership in promoting better medical treatment through well-designed architecture. Having served 10 years in the Navy Nurse Corps, Scott has the rare ability to simultaneously see medical planning through the eyes of both the caregiver and the designer. He is a passionate champion of patients, their families, and their care givers, as he designs to better the healing process. His passion extends to his role as a mentor to other planners in the firm, and to the profession at large through his multiple publications.
Travis Maughan AIA, LEED AP BD+C Senior Principal
Travis Maughan has demonstrated strong leadership within the healthcare practice by managing some of the largest and most complex projects in this region. Through relentless effort and meticulous attention to detail he has earned the trust and respect of clients and other project stakeholders to see projects of any size from concept through completion. Travis’s expertise in healthcare architecture has helped him to become a key part of business development and marketing as clients trust him and frequently ask for him to play leadership roles on their projects.
Peter D. Moyes AIA, LEED AP Senior Principal
Peter Moyes has multiple areas of expertise, including large urban commercial projects and municipal projects in Salt Lake City and the Intermountain West. His passion is to work with abstract concepts, such as words and mathematics, and from them to create three-dimentional solutions, to complex problems. His craft is in negotiating the balanced solution that results in the blended image of something “fantastic.” Notable projects of Peter’s include the Gateway tower West and Zions Bank Tower Office Building in downtown Salt Lake City, the Salt Palace, and multiple local, State and Federal library, police and courts projects.
Lisa Whoolery Ramidan AIA Senior Principal
With 27 years of architectural experience, Lisa’s curiosity of the world and people creates a unique perspective for her work in healthcare planning. She is interested in learning how people work, experience a space and what they value. Learning these values from patients and families as well as the caregivers, helps her create spaces that are not only a better healing environment, but also provides a safe and efficient workplace for the caregivers.
Douglas A. Thimm AIA, LEED AP BD+C Senior Principal
Doug Thimm has an impressive portfolio of large-scale mixed-use projects. His work has been on the cutting edge of new urbanism and transit-oriented development. Of note is his role as the Master Architect for the 2.3 million square-foot Salt Lake City Gateway Shopping Center. This project includes retail/restaurant, office, residential, and entertainment venues, as well as public plaza and open spaces extending Salt Lake City’s “downtown experience” to the west. His ability to focus on the project’s global picture while maintaining touch with the intricate details has lead to his reputation for client advocacy and construction phase excellence.
Holli Adams AIA, LEED GA Principal
Great Civic architecture demands collaboration, vision and dedication. Holli has been championing the creation of successful public facilities for 29 years. From Recreation Centers to Libraries and Senior Centers, Holli employs her expertise to develop projects that have a positive impact on people. Combining excellent project programming and planning skills, technical knowledge and the most up to date understanding of sustainable design, Holli crafts projects that are embraced by the communities they serve.
Sean Bennett AIA, LEED AP Principal
Sean is driven to new discovery and learning through Architecture. He first developed his love for Architecture at a very young age and hasn’t looked back since. In every aspect of design, whether it’s beginning programming and massing, late stage construction documents, or through to occupancy, Sean is interested and engaged in his projects. At each new phase of a project, something can be learned and it becomes a tremendous opportunity to foster growth and development by mentoring the next generation of architects.
Bradford R. Busath AIA, LEED AP Principal
Brad is a skilled architect and project manager specializing in medical and research facility programming and design, with 21 years’ experience in the field. His medical facility portfolio includes highly complex and technical projects with a focus on creating healing clinical environments that are highly functional, efficient and flexible. Brad served as the project manager, along with Jon Erdmann, on the University of Utah Hospital West Pavilion Expansion in which this project will be located. His most recent projects are the Brigham Young University Life Sciences Building and the Myriad Genetics (Myrexis) Phase V Building in Research Park.
Brian Cassil MBA Principal, Director of Communications
We spend most of our lives in and around buildings, thus, the impact of architecture drives deep into the social fabric of our culture. Good stories make us care about our world, our neighbors, and ourselves. There is a treasure trove of great stories to be told about architecture. Through various modes of communication, it is Brian’s duty and pleasure to engage with audiences and share the stories of some amazing architectural projects and practices.
Mihnea Dobre AIA Principal
Mihnea pursues his passion for functional, beautiful, sustainable and innovative designs on commercial mixed-use, multi-family, retail, and institutional projects of different sizes. From planning through construction, Mihnea strongly believes architecture should focus on people and their experience. He enjoys the design process as much as the end result, and focuses on a great client and team experience. Mihnea successfully navigates intricate entitlement and city approval processes, and is used to managing large and diverse teams to resolve complex projects, sites, and programs. Earlier in his career, Mihnea practiced as a Campus Architect. Overseeing a wide range of transformative projects across multiple campuses helped him develop a unique owner’s perspective towards achieving the best design with the most efficient use of resources over the life of the project. Personally, he is most excited and inspired by travelling to new places and enjoying new experiences – people, music, food, nature, and a good view always get his attention.
Jeffrey Gardner AIA, LEED AP BD+C Principal
Jeff Gardner was responsible for Utah’s OSHA Headquarters, the first LEED Silver certified project in Utah, and has been a leader in sustainable design at Architectural Nexus since the firm’s inception. A strategic thinker, Jeff has shown outstanding ability to deal with complex challenges both small and large that are encountered in keeping the project on schedule and within the budget. He is equally skilled at programming/pre-desing, providing quantitative and qualitative description of all functions and space needs, and at construction administration, effectively working with the contractor to resolve all construction issues.
Peter McBride AIA Principal
Peter believes that wherewe are influences who we are, and that the process of creating influential architecture is equally as critical. Peter connects with clients and communities in an experience-based creative design process specifically tailored for people and place. Peter’s ability to involve, listen to, and partner with clients and stakeholders in an inspiring and engaging design process has resulted in award-winning and community-celebrated projects. Working at the intersection of both abstract concepts and functional solutions Peter helps clients envision their future. With over 21 years’ experience throughout the western US on a variety of community-centered project types and nature-inspired/sustainable solutions, Peter brings his passion and expertise to clients in their efforts to create a better world.
Jessica Peterson AIA Principal
Healthcare planning and design is full of complexities and problem solving, which Jessica finds satisfying to work through, however the people are the reason why she choses healthcare as a focus for her career. There are many emotions when entering a healthcare facility and often stress is heightened. Through design, she can ease the stress of patients, and create spaces that function well for care providers. Jessica has earned the trust of clients by providing building designs and spaces that support the mission of each facility to provide life enhancing and life saving care for patients. No matter the scale, a project is always rewarding when it ultimately helps improve the patient and staff experience. Some of the projects that Jessica is grateful to have been a part of include the Huntsman Cancer Institute Kathryn F. Kirk Building, University of Utah Orthopaedic Center OR & PACU remodel, St. Luke’s Boise DCIP project, and the Idaho Falls Community Hospital.
Kelly Schreihofer Principal
Kelly’s career started with a seven story children’s hospital and she has never looked back. Her passion for people experiencing the healing environment has only grown to lead teams not only in planning the best outcomes for clients, but also to being a resource from conception post occupancy. Clients often call her to help solve the most difficult of issues or concerns even before there is an architecture project. Finding value in every complex space inspires her as a medical planner and propels her to mentor this in others.
Stephen Springer AIA Principal
Stephen is a visionary architect that excels in intricate design details, turning challenges into triumphant creations. Drawing on 17 plus years of experience, he possesses a rich career history of crafting innovative solutions. His impact reverberated through award-winning civic and federal designs, showcasing his dedication to hard work and critical thinking. His multifaceted engagement reflects his embodiment of creativity, dedication, and a holistic approach, establishing Stephen as a remarkable force in shaping inspiring projects. Beyond architecture, Stephen finds joy as an avid golfer and cycling enthusiast, also embracing coaching roles in his sons’ sports activities.
Jeffrey Tuft AIA, LEED AP Principal
Jeff has a love for design and how it promotes happiness and wellness. His greatest joy in the profession comes from the personal connections required to create great projects. Collaboration with colleagues, contractors, consultants, and clients all linked with a common goal is the real reward. Great projects don’t come from a singular source. While walking the halls of a new project is extremely rewarding, so are the interactions that happen leading up to those meaningful moments. Jeff is also an advocate within the design community with multiple years of service in AIA Utah including a term as president of AIA Northern Utah in 2017.