Weldon Bowman, AIA, NCARB
Weldon Bowman, AIA, NCARB is owner of W Design, an Architecture, Interior Design & Planning Firm located in Tulsa, OK, which he founded in 2010. Weldon graduated in 2001 with Bachelors in Architecture from the University of Oklahoma and received his Master's in Architecture & Urban Design from University of Oklahoma in 2003. Some of his involvements include the Tulsa Arts Commission, Tulsa Chamber Small Business Connection Advisory Board, American Institute of Architects Eastern Oklahoma Chapter, Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa, Oklahoma State Home Builders Association, Monte Cassino Board and OU’s College of Architecture Professional Advisory Board.
Daniel Butko, AIA
As an architect, educator, and acoustical consultant, Daniel Butko combines interests in music, design, and science. His experience spans 30 years in all phases of design and acoustical consultation with a range of firms on projects such as recording studios, broadcast facilities, restaurants, office buildings, residential, healthcare facilities, and educational spaces. Notable recognition includes Walt Disney Dreamers and Doers Award, EPA P3 Award, Gibbs College of Architecture Outstanding Educator Award, ASA Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education, and AIA Interior Architecture Award. Since joining OU Gibbs College of Architecture in 2010, Daniel has fulfilled various administrative roles; taught design studios, materials courses, and acoustic seminars; led research focused on architectural acoustics and data-driven design; and advised students on award-recognized projects.
Hans E. Butzer, AIA, LEED AP
Hans is the co-founder of BAU_Butzer Architects and Urbanism, which focuses on creating places of identity. He is responsible for architecture, urban design, and community planning. Hans earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas-Austin, and a Master of Architecture Post-professional degree from Harvard University. Among projects that he conceived with partner Torrey Butzer are the international competition-winning Oklahoma City National Memorial, the national competition-winning Oklahoma City Skydance Bridge, SLIVR, and Scissortail Park Cafe. His built works have received awards from the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association, Urban Land Institute, American Institute of Steel Construction, and Engineering Record News. He is the recipient of the American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture. Hans also serves as the Dean of the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma. He has been twice recognized amongst the Top 30 Educators in the United States by Design Intelligence.
Torrey Butzer, Assoc AIA
Torrey is the co-founder of BAU_Butzer Architects and Urbanism, which focuses on creating places of identity. She is responsible for design, interior design, construction administration, and office management. Torrey earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas-Austin. Among projects that she conceived with partner Hans E. Butzer are the international competition-winning Oklahoma City National Memorial, the national competition-winning Oklahoma City Skydance Bridge, SLIVR, and Scissortail Park Cafe. Her built works have received awards from the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association, Urban Land Institute, American Institute of Steel Construction, and Engineering Record News, and were recently listed among the Top 50 Best Public Art Projects by Public Art Network Year in Review by Americans for the Arts.
Torrey and Hans joined Chief Harvey Pratt to submit the competition-winning entry for the National Native American Veterans Memorial, and are responsible for its architecture, site architecture, and detailing.
L. Wayne Edgar
Wayne is a Professional Engineer, MBA, as well as an attorney. He spent almost 15 years as an engineer before becoming an attorney. His engineering experience includes environmental mitigation, transportation engineering, hydrology, and commercial/residential/industrial development. In law school he was Managing Editor of Law Review and his student case theory on water rights was heard in US Supreme Court and adopted as the law governing interstate water agreements. He was Sr. Counsel for Fortune 500 companies and a research university supporting architects, engineers, and scientists in multinational agreements and project delivery, classified operations and federal contacting compliance, ITAR/EAR Certified Export Controls Officer, FSO, data and personnel security, and Insider Threat Compliance. He is a trial lawyer with over 500 court appearances in complex litigation.
Weston DeHart is Owner/President at CMSWillowbrook, Inc. and represents the fourth generation of construction professionals in his family. He has spent his entire life learning to lead his company and his industry. He is a hands-on principal who prides himself on being readily accessible to each member of every project team. His primary function is to assist with sustainable construction, value engineering, cost control, scheduling and project safety management. Weston is an experienced collaborator with a wealth of technical expertise. He sits on several construction industry boards and foundations, and stays abreast of current trends and innovations in all aspects of the way buildings are built.
Milton Hime, AIA
Milton Hime creates spaces that enhance day-to-day life, tying together his sense of stewardship, community engagement, and service. In 2003 he founded Studio8 Architects, an established design firm of 45 employees with offices in Austin and San Antonio. Having collaborated with more than 25 non-profits on architectural projects, Milton has served on governance boards during high-profile capital campaigns for the People’s Community Clinic and the Central Texas Food Bank. In 2015, Studio8 became the first Texas company to receive a JUST Label from the International Living Future Institute, disclosing practices related to employee well-being, equity and diversity, operations. and community investments. AIA Austin awarded Milton the 2013 AIA Austin John Nyfeler Community Service Award, and in 2015, People’s Community Clinic honored him with the Neal Kocurek Healthcare Advocacy Award. Studio8’s projects have earned national recognition for excellence in design and construction, as well as contributions to health and wellness.
Eric is a senior executive for the largest steel fabricator and erector in the nation, W&W|AFCO Steel. He is responsible for national sales in the commercial building sector, management of key corporate accounts and overall corporate marketing. He is a seasoned professional with 30 plus years of experience in commercial and residential construction.
Brian Phillips, FAIABrian Phillips, FAIA is Founding Principal of ISA, and serves as Creative Director across all aspects of the firm’s work. He earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and BS from the University of Oklahoma. He has lectured widely on urbanism, housing, and the work of ISA. Brian was awarded a 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts and was named an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York in 2015. He is a Lecturer at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, and has taught visiting studios at the University of Miami and Parsons the New School for Design.
Alan Kirkpatrick. P.E.
Mr. Kirkpatrick is one of three principal owners of KFC Engineering and is a structural engineer with a passion for building design. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Kirkpatrick has designed a wide variety of steel, concrete, masonry and wood structures and he recognizes the importance of cooperative collaboration in the construction industry. Mr. Kirkpatrick daily oversees all phases of technical details related to structural work, including analysis, design, detailing and preparation of construction documents, submittal review, and structural inspections during construction. In addition, he passionately pursues the development and guidance of KFC Engineering’s long-term plans and strategic goals. Always an advocate for structural engineering, Mr. Kirkpatrick has served as president of the Central Oklahoma Structural Engineers Association (OSEA) and of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Concrete Institute. He currently serves on the SE Licensure Committee for the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations and the Structural Engineering Licensure Coalition. He knows just enough French to get him into trouble and loves to imagine he’s a better tennis player than he really is.
Stephen Hopkins launched Shield in 2014, bringing his unique blend of business and design experience to innovate the furniture industry. Since launching, Shield has garnered numerous international design awards, from Red Dot to IDA Gold Medals. An intensely creative leader with an eye for detail and an ear for communication, Stephen ran an award-winning product design studio and worked for several international architecture firms prior to starting Shield. His entrepreneurial spirit drives innovation for his company and, more importantly, his clients. Whether guiding his team or working with clients from MD Anderson to the Los Angeles Clippers, Stephen is an engaging and dynamic source of ideas and inspiration. Stephen holds an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and an architectural degree from the University of Kansas. He is AIA, NCARB, IDSA, and LEED AP BD+C accredited. His speaking experience includes the American Institute of Architects; the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators; the Association of Luxury Suite Directors; and the Sports Business Journal. His industry-leading thinking can also be found featured in Fast Company and Becker’s Hospital Review.
Zach Maggia, AIA
Zach Maggia has partnered with Daniel Butko since 2017 and has worked on various phases of acoustical research and consulting. He is also a recently licensed Architect at TAP where he has worked on a wide variety of projects, an ASA Newman Medal recipient and an OKC Mine Fellow.
Daniel Overbey, AIA, NCARB, LEED Fellow, LEED AP (BD+C, ID+C, O+M), WELL AP, EcoDistricts AP
Daniel Overbey is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Ball State University and the Director of Sustainability for Browning Day in Indianapolis. His work focuses on high- performance building design and construction, environmental systems research, green building certification services, energy/ life-cycle assessment modeling, and resilient design. Daniel has offered sustainable design leadership on a number of high-profile green building projects including the first certified zero net energy (ZNE) building in Indiana. Daniel is also a committed volunteer at the local, state, and national levels of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and U S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Lynda Ozan is the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for Oklahoma. An Ohio native, she has degrees in both history and historic preservation; and brings over 25 years of preservation experience to the State of Oklahoma. Lynda’s research interests span architectural and cultural history and colonial America. She has conducted research in the area of westward expansion; settlement patterns; indentured servitude; and modern architectural styles. Her research contributes to the understanding of the relationships between people and place, as well as the character of different places. Currently she is working on a Cultural Landscape Study of the Threatt family property in Lincoln County along Route 66.
Harvey Pratt, the designer whose concept was selected to create the Smithsonian’s National Native American Veterans Memorial for the National Museum of the American Indian, is a Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal member. He is a self-taught artist from El Reno, Oklahoma, and a forensic artist. Pratt works in oil, watercolor, metal, clay and wood. His works include themes of Native American history and tradition and the Cheyenne and Arapaho people. A Marine Corps veteran, Pratt served in Vietnam from 1962 to 1965 in the 3rd Recon and was stationed at Da Nang Air Base. Pratt is the chairperson of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Pratt is an inductee to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame, Oklahoma State Bureau Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Creativity Ambassador. He is recognized by the Cheyenne People as an outstanding Southern Cheyenne, and he was inducted as a traditional Peace Chief—the Cheyenne Nation’s highest honor.
Mark Seibold, AIA
Mark is an architect, city planner and serial entrepreneur. With extensive experience in design and construction, Mark has worked in a variety of industries with a close relationship to the built environment. Mark received his BArch from Oklahoma State University in 2001.