About

We’re excited you’re here

Pride in our work, partnership with our clients and passion for design is at the core of who we are.

We have always anticipated the design needs of tomorrow.

frk architects + engineers has spent almost a century building a firm with a foundation of excellence, client services and expertise. That rich history and experience allows us to look to the future, creating spaces for clients that meets their needs both today and for years to come. We’ve had the privilege of helping our clients realize their vision to create educational, community, commercial, industrial and recreational spaces than enable people to flourish.

  • 88% Repeat clientele
  • 17 employees
  • 95+ years of experience
  • 1 team

Meet the team

We are talented architects, imaginative engineers, creative designers and responsive administrators dedicated to being partners for our clients.

Dave Briden, AIA

Principal

Rachelle Hines, AIA

Principal

Tom Wollan, AIA, LEED AP

Principal

Brian Bartlett, PE

Structural Engineer

Doug Chervek, ALA

Architect

John Darveau, AIA, ALEP

Architect

Annette Dotts

Chief Operating Officer

Doug Frericks, Assoc. AIA

Architectural Technician

Hannah Hillyard, Assoc. AIA

Intern Architect

Alec Hoppe, Assoc. AIA

Intern Architect

Richard Kyras, CSI, CCS

Specification Writer / Architect

Pam Lovell

Administrative Assistant

Tina Rhodes, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Architectural Technician

Claire Sloan

Interior Designer

Ryan Smart, AIA

Architect

Tim Veatch, AIA

Architect

Melissa Winters

Architectural Technician / IT Coordinator

Recognition

We are pleased to have been recognized by various publications and design associations.

  • Christine Grant Elementary School, North Liberty, IA
    2020 Outstanding Design - Elementary School, American School & University
  • Pickwick Early Childhood Center, Ottumwa, IA
    2019 Excellence in Energy Efficient Design Award, Alliant Energy & MidAmerican Energy
  • Newton Community School District Administration Center, Newton, IA
    2019 Project Spotlight, Design Cost Data
  • Johnston High School, Johnston, IA
    2018 Outstanding Project, Learning By Design
    2018 Outstanding Design - Interiors, American School & University
    2018 Excellence in Energy Efficient Design Award, Alliant Energy & MidAmerican Energy
    2018 Project Spotlight, Design Cost Data
  • Grant Ragan Elementary School, Waukee, IA
    2020 Excellence in Energy Efficient Design Award, MidAmerican Energy
    2018 Outstanding Design - Elementary School, American School & University
    2017 Project Spotlight, Design Cost Data
  • Timberline School, Waukee, IA
    2016 Outstanding Project, Learning By Design
    2016 Project Spotlight, Design Cost Data
  • Clinton Middle School, Clinton, IA
    2016 Outstanding Design - Middle School, American School & University
  • Iowa Lakes Community College – Sustainable Energy, Resources and Technologies (SERT) Building, Estherville, IA
    2016 Building Profile, Metal Architecture
    2016 Project Spotlight, Design Cost Data
  • Waukee High School Addition & Renovation, Waukee, IA
    2014 IDEA Award, Gold in Product Design, International Interior Design Association
    2013 Outstanding Design - High School, American School & University
  • Waukee High School Media Center, Waukee, IA
    2013 IDEA Award, Silver in Educational Design, International Interior Design Association
  • Waukee Theatre Arts Center, Waukee, IA
    Spring 2012 Outstanding Project - Specialized Educational Facility, Learning By Design
  • Southeast Polk High School, Altoona, IA
    Spring 2011 Outstanding Project - High School, Learning By Design
  • Briden Residence
    2011 IDEA Award, Gold in Residential Design, International Interior Design Association
  • frk architects + engineers office, West Des Moines, IA
    2011 IDEA Award, Silver in Corporate Design, International Interior Design Association

Interested in joining our team?

frk architects + engineers is always seeking talented individuals to join our professional staff.

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