Category Archives: People

EXPOSED | Schemmer Senior Living Market Leader, Shane Larsen, AIA, NCARB

I have enjoyed communicating through drawing since before I can remember. When I was younger, I was always sketching, doodling and drawing cartoons. This explains why many of my architectural drawings today have doodles all over the pages. As an architect, I have the opportunity to learn how people live, work or play, and then…
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EXPOSED | Schemmer Civil Engineer Matt Sutton, P.E., LEED AP

I have always been self-motivated to be better at something tomorrow than I am today. For me, success is measured by believing that it’s possible to make the world a better place, simply based upon your outlook on life and the way you choose to live it out. I see myself as a calm, level-headed…
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SYP (Schemmer Young Professionals) Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity

The development of the internal Schemmer SYP group (Schemmer Young Professionals) has been officially in the works since January, when a small group of Schemmer employees presented the idea to Frank Comisar, AIA, President and CEO. After this initial meeting, the group’s goals, mission and year one schedule were refined and finalized. SYP was then presented to the…
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Congratulations to Schemmer Associates

The Schemmer Associates Inc. recently named Shane Swope, E.I., Shane Larsen, AIA, NCARB, and Loras Klostermann, P.E., as the newest associates of the firm. “We are happy to name three new associates. Our organization is fortunate to have successful leadership founded on the philosophy of promoting architecture and engineering excellence through commitment, leadership, mentoring, team…
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Quality: Who’s Responsible for it?? By Steve Kathol, P.E., S.E.

Every entity that produces a work product is challenged by it.  Engineers and architects strive to perfect it.  Clients demand it.  Attorneys often get involved if one fails to produce it.  What is it?  Quality! The quality of our work product is often the difference between a great client/architect-engineer experience and a good or perhaps…
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SAME Mentoring Program Competition

Since its inception in 1994, Schemmer has supported the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Student Mentoring Program with providing volunteer mentors, competition judges and by sponsoring team awards. This year, on competition day (March 29), there was a total of 19 High School Teams and 10 Middle School Teams that competed. Terry Wood, AIA,…
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How Do You Build a Successful Team?

Though many of us resist the idea, greater things can be accomplished by teams than by individuals.  Often we feel it's easier to do it ourselves due to the effort it takes to ask for help or to instruct others.  We lose the feeling of our own importance spreading the work around. It takes effort…
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