1990s Architecture Graduates

Diana M. H. Brenner (BArch ’92) president of Brenner Design Inc., one of the largest 100 percent female-owned architectural and interior design firms in Indiana, was recently named an advisory group member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Interiors Committee. The five-year assignment serves the AIA by promoting excellence and innovation within the profession through a variety of technical/practice related education programs and services. 

Brian Evans, AIA (BArch ’92) is assisting as Project Architect for Trump Tower Tampa. This will be Tampa’s tallest high rise on the West coast of Florida with 52 levels. Evans works for SBS Architects and lives in Tampa, Florida.

Brad Sipes (BArch ’92) has taken a position with Guernsey Tingle Architects in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Sean M. Bright (BArch ’95) of Veazey Parrott Durkin has been elected secretary of AIA Indianapolis.

Joshua Vogel (BArch ’95) has taken a position as project architect with Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative in Denver, Colorado. OLC specializes in wellness and recreation centers across the country. Josh and his wife Jana were blessed with their first child, Joshua Caleb, on December 8, 2004, Caleb weighed 9 lbs., 10.5 oz. and was 21.5” long.

Mark Darrall (BArch ’97) joined the Indianapolis firm of A2SO4 in February 2004 as a project manager.

Lori Rowland-Day (BArch ’98) has moved to Chicago and is working for John Ronan Architect, LLC.

Mark Beville (BArch ’93) has returned from active duty overseas and is back to work at the Aspen Group in Coatesville, Indiana.

Erica (Towne)Brown (BArch ’98) has taken the position of Assistant Director of ARE Development at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) in Washington, DC. She and her husband live in Reston, VA.

Johnathan Garrison (BS ’97) is working for a Canadian-based firm, YabuPushelberg, in New York City.

Kristen Koehlinger (BS ’97) is working in Lansing, Michigan, for Hobbs and Black Associates.

Andy Lane (BArch ’96) has been promoted to associate principal at BSA Lifestructures in Indianapolis.

Michelle Mathia (BArch ’97) completed a master’s in architectural design, with distinction, from the Bartlett School of Architecture in London in October 2003.  She is currently interviewing for jobs in London.

Eric Ratts (BArch ’91) is the department manager of architecture and building engineering for the Indianapolis office of DLZ Corporation. DLZ is the largest A/E firm in Indiana and has more than 700 employees in their 17 offices across the Midwest and eastern half of the United States. Eric and his wife Lisa have three children, Tyler (9), Logan (6) and a newborn, Gabriella; they live in Martinsville.

Dennis Rehill (BArch ’99) moved to Dublin, Ireland, to work as a project architect/designer for Scott Tallon Walker Architects.  He is currently designing the next generation of double skin curtain walls in conjunction with Arup (Dublin/London). This will be used on the design of a new office building along the Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin. He was recently elected as a Charted Member to the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.

Stephanie Colacicco Frank (BArch ’97) and her husband Gary Frank (BArch ’97) are living in Maryland with their year-old daughter, Emma Grace.  Stephanie is staying home with Emma, and Gary works at a structural firm after earning his second degree and a master’s degree in civil engineering.

Lori Rowland-Day (BArch ’98) has moved from Chicago to Boston and is working at Wood+Zapata Architects.

Brent McMillan (BArch ’91) is living in Seattle and working at Odyssey Builders Inc.

Shawn Curran (BArch ’92) started his own architectural firm, Curran Architecture PC in Fishers, Indiana.

Todd Rottmann, AIA (BArch ’92) and his former business partner, Sanford Garner, designed a home featured in the March/April issue of Better Homes and Gardens—Home Planning Ideas.

Steve Ruszkai (BArch ’93, MArch ’95) passed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified professional examination. LEED is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings that run by the U.S. Green Building Council. Steve and his wife live in Maine with their daughter, Maggie. They are expecting another child in August.

Jennifer Darlage (BArch ’94) is living in Scottsdale, Arizona, and working at Nelson Architects in that city. She and Aaron Smithey were married on March 29, 2003, in Phoenix.

Tara (Lehman) Penders (BArch ’94) is completing a master’s of urban planning degree at the University of Michigan.

Amanda (Fritz) Baker (BArch ’95) and Bill Baker (BArch ’95) are living in Cincinnati. Amanda is a project manager/architect with Steed Hammond Paul Architects. Bill is an associate in the firm and project manager with Michael Schuster Associates.

Chris Hume (BArch ’95) is living in San Francisco and working at Richard Pollack and Associates.

Danielle Kovach (BArch ’95) is living in Charleston, South Carolina, and is working at Glick/Boehm & Associates. She is currently serving on the board of directors for Charleston Affordable Housing and volunteering for The Harmony Project, a nonprofit organization that promotes green building.

Poppi Handy (BArch ’97) and Brent Chastain (BLA. ’96) announced the birth of their daughter, Madeleine Eschscholzia Chastain, on September 13, 2002. They are living in Seattle.

Todd Wieringa (BArch ’97) is living in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and working in Louisville at Stengel Hill Architecture.

Jeffrey Lewis, AIA (BArch ’98) recently became the third LEED Accredited Professional in the state of Indiana. The LEED program, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 1998, stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The program consists of a set of guidelines that aid architects and engineers in the development of sustainable “green” buildings. Jeff is with Design Organization in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Kevin Singh, Associate AIA (BArch ‘98), is a member of the AIA Columbus (Indiana) Board of Directors and accepted the National Associate Committee Award for Chapter of the Year--Associate Level at the AIA National Convention in San Diego.

Kristina Hoover (BArch ’99) has relocated to Fort Wayne, Indiana, and is working at Grinsfelder Associates & Architects.

Melisa Montgomery (BArch ’99) is living on Merritt Island, Florida, and working at RS&H. She and Brian Bush planned an August 23, 2003, wedding in Key West.

John Stiles (BArch ’99) is the co-chair of the AIA Columbus (Indiana) High School Design Committee, and Sara Temple (BArch ’99), who has since moved to Michigan, co-chaired the High School Design Committee in 2002.

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