Greg Gowey Principal
After graduating from Iowa State with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1983, Greg began his career in Davenport, Iowa with Scholtz – Kuehn & Associates. In 1994 he became a principal in the firm and was named president in 1998, a position he currently holds with Studio 483.
Greg has over 35 years of architectural experience. Through the years he has enjoyed a diverse design experience with projects including higher education, K-12 schools, health care facilities, financial institutions, commercial, retail, religious, residential, and industrial projects. His success is attributed to strong communication throughout all phases of planning, design, and construction which is key to understanding a client’s needs and expectations.
He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), serves on the City of Davenport Iowa Building Code Board of Appeals, is treasurer of Christ United Methodist Church in Davenport, Iowa, and serves on the Davenport Schools Foundation Board. The goal of the foundation is to see that the maximum number of students benefit from an enhanced education through scholarships and grants-in-aid program funding.
When Greg is not working or volunteering, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, working in his yard, and wood-working.
Jeffrey S. Dismer
Jeffrey S. Dismer Principal
Since graduating from the University of Illinois with a master’s degree in architecture, Jeff has established a strong reputation for building design. Inspired by his father, a self-taught architect, Jeff has deep Midwestern roots and 40 years of experience in the region, specializing in healthcare, behavioral health, civic, historic restoration, renovation, and adaptive re-use.
He is proud of his long list of legacy clients, his focus on providing outstanding service, and his 30 years of leading the architectural firm as Principal.
Jeff has a passion for giving back, and does so through participation in professional and community organizations and committees. These include the American Institute of Architects, Rock Island Preservation Commission, Development Association of Rock Island, Rock Island Building Code Board of Appeals, Rock Island Sustainable Design Advisory Team, Rock Island Preservation Society, and Rock Island Rotary, where he also volunteers as an officer for the Youth Exchange program.
He spends his free time boating on the Rock River, attending blues festivals and concerts, sketching, drawing, and doodling.
Robert Braun Project Architect
Robert’s expertise in historic preservation and construction administration have established him as a leader in the architectural community. He also has a wealth of experience in the education sector, where his clients benefit not only from his design skill, but also from his strong work ethic and ability to consistently deliver before deadline.
A 1985 graduate of Iowa State University, Robert strives to continuously develop and improve the skills that enable him to make his artistic visions come alive in the structures he designs.
He is very involved in professional and community organizations, and is active in the American Institute of Architects, Rock Island Kiwanis, Rock Island Preservation Society, and Rock Island Historic Preservation Commission. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, traveling, and taking Boy Scout camping trips with his two sons. He also can be found working on the ongoing restoration and renovation of his home, an 1896 Victorian house in the Broadway Historic District of Rock Island, IL.
Project Manager - Architect
Richard Gallens Project Manager Architect
Rich has more than 15 years of experience since receiving his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Southern Illinois University. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and has his NCARB certification.
Rich became interested in sustainable design early in his college education, leading him to pursue his LEED AP accreditation. His experience working for a custom home builder right out of high school gave him a greater appreciation for buildings, specifically historical buildings and modern and contemporary design.
Rich gives back to his community through the Quad City Uniform Code Committee and Associated General Contractors of the Quad Cities.
His main interests revolve around cars and bikes. He has owned and cared for a Chevy Camaro for almost 20 years, and he enjoys taking a long ride on his Harley. He also enjoys spending time with his children, whether it be at soccer games, taekwondo, or playing video games.
Melissa Morse Project Architect
Melissa graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 2011. She is skilled in designing hospitals and higher education facilities, and has a keen interest in solving renovation puzzles.
She frequently spends her free time hiking, boating, bow-fishing, or creating arts and crafts.
Matt Engelhaupt Architectural Designer
Matt has contributed his excellent sense of design to many projects since graduating in 2009 with a master’s degree in architecture from the New School of Architecture and Design. He also exhibits to clients a proven sense of business, having designed, founded and managed a microbrewing company.
Experienced mainly in the education sector, Matt is highly interested in design that complies with the principles of social, economic, and ecological sustainability. He has received two RAVE (Residential Architects Venue of Excellence) Awards from AIA Minnesota – in 2006 for his work on the ICEHAUS project, and in 2007 for his work on the Water Tower Cottage project.
In his spare time, he is an avid golfer, enjoys the outdoors, and whenever possible can be found relaxing by the pool at the family farm.
Mark A. Mancha Architectural Designer
He really values the ability to give back and continually growth through his involvement in the American Institute of Architects, USGBC – U.S. Green Building Council - LEEP AP, and NCARB – National Council of Architecture Registration Board
Mark received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Yale University and his Master of Architecture from the University of Houston. Now residing in the Quad Cities, Mark values time with his wife and children. He loves spending time coaching his daughter’s soccer team and watching them dance on the stage.
Daniel Schmeltzer Architectural Designer
Dan is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology and is well known for his expertise in architectural design and construction drawings.
He has more than 15 years of experience designing numerous projects including K-12 schools, university academic buildings and residence halls, apartment buildings, single family houses, hotels, churches, daycare centers, athletic facilities, restaurants, libraries, factories, medical clinics, and office buildings. He also has expertise in ADA standards, affordable housing, material usage optimization, material and assembly life-cycle durability, and mid-century and classic modern design.
Dan likes to spend his spare time reading old books that have been translated into English, etymology, and making wood furniture by hand.
Stacy Reed BIM/CAD Technician
Stacy has completed over 20 years of experience after receiving her associate’s degree from Morrison Institute of Technology. She is proficient in AutoCad and Revit. Her work includes many healthcare, residential and commercial projects.
Stacy has a great eye for detail and it shows through her production of construction documents based off of the preliminary concepts and sketches. Her time management skill allows her to be able to efficiently analyze space and size requirements for projects. Being a problem-solving team player gives her the attributes to help her projects come to life.
She really enjoys spending quality time with family. Reading books and completing puzzles of all sorts are top on her hobby list. But Stacy also enjoys movies, travel, baseball, antiquing and baking.
Kristine Whyle Interior Designer
Kristine’s ability to visualize a project and her attention to detail have established her as a leader in interior design. She has 26 years of experience and is a graduate in Interior Design from Iowa State University.
She has expertise in detailing interiors of commercial, healthcare and education projects, and works closely with owners when selecting and specifying interior finishes and coordinating furniture selections.
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