Congratulations Shane Swope, E.I., Shane Larsen, AIA and Loras Klostermann, P.E.

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 building, public advocacy and professional involvement,” said Schemmer President and CEO Frank Comisar, AIA. “Being named an associate at Schemmer involves acquiring ownership in the firm and provides us an opportunity to recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to the firm.”

Shane Swope of Gretna, Neb., has been with Schemmer for more than 18 years. He is an experienced civil engineer who has worked on a variety of transportation and civil engineering projects. His primary roles include transportation engineer and project manager, with an emphasis on the technical aspects of project delivery. This includes project design, application of client standards and software support. Swope also shares business development responsibilities within the engineering group. He is a committee member of the Nebraska User group – an organization that meets annually to learn and exchange ideas on engineering and software advancements. Swope graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He also graduated from Schemmer’s internal Leadership Academy.

Shane Larsen of Johnston, Iowa, began his career as a college intern for EGA Architects. He progressed to owning and operating his own firm prior to joining Schemmer in 2010. His professional career began within the senior living market sector and has expanded to include a variety of projects in commercial, retail, residential and consulting markets. He maintains an open dialog throughout his projects from start to finish. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Architectural degree. Larsen is active in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, writing questions for the Architectural Registration Exam. Larsen recently developed an American Institute of Architects “Design for Aging Knowledge” community – a committee, which gives the opportunity for design professionals in the senior living community, and those who serve, it a forum to share ideas and discuss new trends in the senior living world today.

Loras Klostermann of Omaha, Neb., has more than 29 years of related geotechnical and materials testing experience within the central U.S. and is well-respected within his profession and by his clients. He is skilled in coordinating and conducting a wide range of soil behavior analyses, as well as monitoring the design of soils related to foundations, earthen structures and improvements. Klostermann also has extensive experience with construction testing of soils, concrete and asphalt, as well as evaluation of foundation elements. He is a past officer of the Nebraska Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and currently serves as a national representative.

Over the past half century, Schemmer has developed into a comprehensive, single-source multidiscipline firm prepared to offer clients a complete range of architectural, engineering and planning services. Headquartered in Omaha, Neb., Schemmer has regional offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla., Des Moines and Council Bluffs, Iowa, as well as in Lincoln, Neb.