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Archi+etc.llc offers service with Ayars & Ayars, Inc.’s design-build solutions. Our focus is architecture, professional consulting and master planning. Our design team believes quality is built on details. With diverse professional and personal experience, we endeavor to reveal the unique character of each project.

Mission Statement

It is our mission to consistently understand our clients and exceed their expectations with inspirational design in a diverse, respectful and balanced environment.

Our Commitment

We’re committed to thoughtful and thorough architectural services ensuring the performance and durability of your project. Throughout the design and construction lifecycle, we establish long-lasting relationships with our clients. We generate designs that feature creativity and constructability; We provide timely and responsible communication that continues through the completion and celebration of your project!

Our Team

CRISTY K. JOY, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

PRINCIPAL / MANAGING PARTNER

Passionate about her field and deeply committed to her clients, she is known for her boundless energy and personal responsiveness to the needs of every project. Cristy focuses to integrate both innovative and traditional materials and methods into intelligent and well-developed spaces, and successfully managing the collaborative process of construction. Her reputation for sustainable design and technical competence has led to many repeat clients.

cjoy@archi-etc.com

*AIA – American Institute of Architects
NCARB- National Council of Architectural Registration Board
LEED AP- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional

Richard B. Hawks, AIA, NCARB

PRINCIPAL / MANAGING PARTNER

Rick has a strong background in the development of various educational, religious, commercial and industrial facility projects. Rick’s strong client focus allows him to take the projects design to the next level. He bases each decision on the specific needs of each individual project.

rhawks@archi-etc.com

*AIA – American Institute of Architects

NCARB- National Council of Architectural Registration Board

Rob Mierau

Project Manager

Rob is highly detail-oriented and has a vast knowledge of building construction with a solid architectural background. He is responsible for design development, construction documents, and construction solutions. Rob develops construction solutions with drawings that construction firms find easy to understand and price accurately. He focuses to integrate construction techniques with design, creating a successful project outcome. He also facilitates the architectural process with his strengths in constructability, site design, and project delivery systems. He tailors the projects in a manner that accommodates multiple Contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers.

rmierau@archi-etc.com

Todd L. Ommen, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Assoc.

 

An experienced project architect who is steadfastly dedicated to servicing the needs of his companies’ clients in a variety of capacities. A passionate architect with creative ideas and approaches, coupled with logical, efficient methods to provide the client with the best value possible in each and every project. Todd has been involved as project team administrator on LEED projects, the latest being Wenger World Headquarters, in Sabetha, KS, which led to LEED Silver Certification in December of 2017.
Areas Of Interest: Environmental Sustainability, AIA Volunteer work, Biking, Hiking, Golf

tommen@archi-etc.com

*AIA – American Institute of Architects
NCARB- National Council of Architectural Registration Board
LEED Green Associate – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate

Monte Taylor, Associate AIA, LEED AP

Project Manager

Monte Taylor has a background in the design and construction of various manufacturing, commercial, pharmaceutical, laboratories, and industrial facility projects. His experience includes many large size projects across North America. Monte’s cross-discipline background allows him to develop projects that function efficiently along with having a design presence. Monte’s volunteerism is very strong in the Omaha community and with Boy Scouts of America.

mtaylor@archi-etc.com

*AIA – American Institute of Architects
LEED AP- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional

Luz Marina Cabra, Associate AIA

Luz Marina (Luzma) Cabra is originally from Colombia, South America. She received her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Piloto University in Bogota, Colombia. Luzma moved to the United States in 2003 and started her architectural career working for an architectural group in West Palm Beach, FL. There she worked in commercial interior and exterior renovations as well as commercial building design. After moving to Lincoln, NE, Luzma began working for Architectural Etcetera where she has worked since 2013. Luzma is creative, professional, hardworking and detail oriented. Her strong work ethic combined with being bilingual helps her as she works closely with clients, engineers and construction personnel to complete designs successfully and see projects to completion. Luzma has extensive experience with AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office and Sketchup.

lcabra@archi-etc.com

*AIA – American Institute of Architects

Trevor Watson, Associate AIA

Architectural Technician

Trevor has a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Trevor grew up in Wilber, Nebraska. After graduating from architecture school which also included a semester of studying abroad, he chose to move back to Wilber and raise his family. Complementing his drive for architecture, Trevor has many talents and skills making his resume diverse and filled with many types of projects. His accomplishments are extensive in the development and implementation of his work. Trevor also is very active in the Community, serving on the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Lincoln Board, AIA Central States Emerging Professionals Committee, Wilber Planning and Zoning Commission, Clinton Elementary Food Bank Market Volunteer, Nebraska Czechs of Wilber committee chair and an active member of the Wilber-Clatonia Czech Alumni Band.

twatson@archi-etc.com

*AIA – American Institute of Architect

Mitch McCormick

Architectural Technician

Mitch is a highly motivated and hardworking individual with experience in a wide range of project types. He has been involved in many areas of Commercial Drafting for over 15 years. With this in mind, he makes decisions that are not only in the best interest of the project for today but also in the future. Mitch has lived in Nebraska all his life, growing up in Battle Creek, Nebraska. He graduated from Wayne State College with a degree in Planning and Design. In his spare time, Mitch likes to spend his time outdoors with family and friends, at the lake fishing/waterskiing and hunting.

mmccormick@archi-etc.com

Roy Reumann

Architectural Technician

Roy has a strong background in the construction and design of various commercial, medical, religious, industrial and residential projects. He focuses on the owner’s needs and desires to deliver accurate, individual and detailed drawings. Roy likes to involve himself in the design-build process with owners to facilitate their needs and changes to help make their vision’s come to fruition. In his spare time not spent with family, Roy is involved with the Springfield Masonic Lodge with fundraising and community support. As a member of the Tangier Shrine Center, he enjoys raising funds for the Shriners Hospitals for Children and any project that involves support for our Veterans and includes membership with the Sons of the VFW.

rreumann@archi-etc.com

Teresa Hawks

Administration

Teresa has her degree in Business from Bellevue University. She grew up in Elmwood Nebraska and after school and working in other communities Teresa has chosen to come back to Elmwood and watch her family experience the community she adores. Complementing her drive for business, Teresa has many talents and skills making the perfect fit to be the Office Manager and accounting guru for the company. Teresa is also is very active in the community, serving on the Cass County 4H council, Fair supernatant, Booster Club and on the Pastor Committee for the Local Methodist Church.

thawks@archi-etc.com

David Huismann

Intern

David is our student intern who is working on his degree in Architecture from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and brings to the table his diverse experience and background. He is a lifetime Nebraska resident spending his youth in Madison Nebraska.   In addition to his drive for architecture, David is also passionate about design and art. He is a wood carver and his work is published. His skills complement the firm’s commitment to providing more in-depth artist and architectural services.

Cristy K. Joy

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

PRINCIPAL / MANAGING PARTNER

Passionate about her field and deeply committed to her clients, she is known for her boundless energy and personal responsiveness to the needs of every project. Cristy focuses to integrate both innovative and traditional materials and methods into intelligent and well-developed spaces, and successfully managing the collaborative process of construction. Her reputation for sustainable design and technical competence has led to many repeat clients.

cjoy@archi-etc.com

*AIA – American Institute of Architects
NCARB- National Council of Architectural Registration Board
LEED AP- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional

RICHARD B. HAWKS

AIA, NCARB

PRINCIPAL / MANAGING PARTNER

Rick has a strong background in the development of various educational, religious, commercial and industrial facility projects. Rick’s strong client focus allows him to take the projects design to the next level. He bases each decision on the specific needs of each individual project.

rhawks@archi-etc.com

*AIA – American Institute of Architects
NCARB- National Council of Architectural Registration Board

ROB MIERAU

PROJECT MANAGER

Rob is highly detail-oriented and has a vast knowledge of building construction with a solid architectural background. He is responsible for design development, construction documents and construction solutions. Rob develops construction solutions with drawings that construction firms find easy to understand and price accurately. He focuses to integrate construction techniques with design, creating a successful project outcome. He also facilitates the architectural process with his strengths in constructability, site design and project delivery systems. He tailors the projects in a manner that accommodates multiple Contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers.

rmierau@archi-etc.com

TODD OMMEN

AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Assoc.

An experienced project architect who is steadfastly dedicated to servicing the needs of his companies’ clients in a variety of capacities. A passionate architect with creative ideas and approaches, coupled with logical, efficient methods to provide the client with the best value possible in each and every project. Todd has been involved as project team administrator on LEED projects, the latest being Wenger World Headquarters, in Sabetha, KS, which led to LEED Silver Certification in December of 2017.

Areas Of Interest: Environmental Sustainability, AIA Volunteer work, Biking, Hiking, Golf

tommen@archi-etc.com

*AIA – American Institute of Architects
NCARB- National Council of Architectural Registration Board
LEED Green Associate – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate

 

MONTE TAYLOR

Associate AIA, LEED AP

Project Manager

Monte Taylor has a background in the design and construction of various manufacturing, commercial, pharmaceutical, laboratories, and industrial facility projects. His experience includes many large size projects across North America. Monte’s cross-discipline background allows him to develop projects that function efficiently along with having a design presence. Monte’s volunteerism is very strong in the Omaha community and with Boy Scouts of America.

mtaylor@archi-etc.com

*AIA – American Institute of Architects
LEED AP- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional

LUZ MARINA CABRA

Associate AIA

Architectural Technician

Luz Marina (Luzma) Cabra is originally from Colombia, South America. She received her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Piloto University in Bogota, Colombia. Luzma moved to the United States in 2003 and started her architectural career working for an architectural group in West Palm Beach, FL. There she worked in commercial interior and exterior renovations as well as commercial building design. After moving to Lincoln, NE, Luzma began working for Architectural Etcetera where she has worked since 2013. Luzma is creative, professional, hardworking and detail oriented. Her strong work ethic combined with being bilingual helps her as she works closely with clients, engineers and construction personnel to complete designs successfully and see projects to completion. Luzma has extensive experience with AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office and Sketchup.

lcabra@archi-etc.com

*AIA – American Institute of Architects

TREVOR WATSON

Associate AIA

Architectural Technician

Trevor has a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Trevor grew up in Wilber, Nebraska. After graduating from architecture school which also included a semester of studying abroad, he chose to move back to Wilber and raise his family. Complementing his drive for architecture, Trevor has many talents and skills making his resume diverse and filled with many types of projects. His accomplishments are extensive in the development and implementation of his work. Trevor also is very active in the Community, serving on the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Lincoln Board, AIA Central States Emerging Professionals Committee, Wilber Planning and Zoning Commission, Clinton Elementary Food Bank Market Volunteer, Nebraska Czechs of Wilber committee chair and an active member of the Wilber-Clatonia Czech Alumni Band.

twatson@archi-etc.com

*AIA – American Institute of Architect

MITCH MCCORMICK

Architectural Technician

Mitch is a highly motivated and hardworking individual with experience in a wide range of project types. He has been involved in many areas of Commercial Drafting for over 15 years. With this in mind, he makes decisions that are not only in the best interest of the project for today but also in the future. Mitch has lived in Nebraska all his life, growing up in Battle Creek, Nebraska. He graduated from Wayne State College with a degree in Planning and Design. In his spare time, Mitch likes to spend his time outdoors with family and friends, at the lake fishing/waterskiing and hunting.

mmccormick@archi-etc.com

ROY REUMANN

Architectural Technician


Roy has a strong background in the construction and design of various commercial, medical, religious, industrial and residential projects. He focuses on the owner’s needs and desires to deliver accurate, individual and detailed drawings. Roy likes to involve himself in the design-build process with owners to facilitate their needs and changes to help make their vision’s come to fruition. In his spare time not spent with family, Roy is involved with the Springfield Masonic Lodge with fundraising and community support. As a member of the Tangier Shrine Center, he enjoys raising funds for the Shriners Hospitals for Children and any project that involves support for our Veterans and includes membership with the Sons of the VFW.

rreumann@archi-etc.com

TERESA HAWKS

Administration

Teresa has her degree in Business from Bellevue University. She grew up in Elmwood Nebraska and after school and working in other communities Teresa has chosen to come back to Elmwood and watch her family experience the community she adores. Complementing her drive for business, Teresa has many talents and skills making the perfect fit to be the Office Manager and accounting guru for the company. Teresa is also is very active in the community, serving on the Cass County 4H council, Fair supernatant, Booster Club and on the Pastor Committee for the Local Methodist Church.

thawks@archi-etc.com

David Huismann

Intern

David is our student intern who is working on his degree in Architecture from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and brings to the table his diverse experience and background. He is a lifetime Nebraska resident spending his youth in Madison Nebraska.  In addition to his drive for architecture, David is also passionate about design and art. He is a wood carver and his work is published. His skills complement the firm’s commitment to providing more in-depth artist and architectural services.

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Available Positions

Archi+etc.llc is always interested in hearing from people looking for a career in architecture. If you aspire to work in a casual, family oriented work environment, enjoy working hard, meeting challenges, and growing personally as well as professionally, we invite you to send your resume or apply for employment considerations.


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