The Architectural Studies Advisory Board supports and facilitates the Department of Architectural Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia in fulfilling its mission. Members advise in the areas of (1) Academic Program Development, (2) Student Career Development, and (3) Financial Development. Members from professional, government, and business communities are appointed by the faculty for a three-year term. An Advisory Board member may serve up to two 3-year terms.
Advisory Board functions play a major role in the department. Emphasis of the Board is on the continuous improvement of the design program and how architectural studies can further enrich the specialized undergraduate program.
Board members come to campus during the fall and spring semesters for full-day meetings. The fall meeting includes mock interviews of senior work and the spring meeting includes critiques of thesis projects. The Advisory Board meeting agenda has a morning key note lecture and an afternoon student forum with a panel of all Board members sharing ideas and answering questions. Individual Board members are also engaged off campus in the “Day in the Life of a Designer” program, internships, employment, and being ambassadors for the program.
- ongoing advocacy in public relations
- undergraduate recruitment
- facility improvement with gift in kind and financial support
- advisement in keeping our program current
- strengthening linkages with professional community
- field trips
- meaningful interaction with students as part of every semi-annual Advisory Board meeting
- "Day in the Life of a Designer" program places students with sponsors at design firms (fall)
- mock interviews (fall)
- participation in studio critiques
- mid-semester and end-of-semester senior thesis critiques
- notification of internships and job openings
- oncampus interviews for internships and jobs
- hiring Mizzou alumni
- advising for financial development
- investing in student scholarships
- naming a place at Mizzou
- advancing facilities and technology
- improving facilities with gift in kind
- honoring faculty members with named assistantships & scholarships
- achieving excellence with endowments
Last updated: March 2016
Brian Ayres (2016-2018)
(314) 324 0086 (cell) (866) 629-4332 (fax)
Regional Account Executive for Tandus Centiva - a Tarkett Company. Manages the eastern Missouri, and central to southern Illinois region. Working with architects, designers, and end users to position "Fit For Purpose" flooring solutions including Powerbond, Modular Tile, Broadloom, Woven, Luxury Vinyl and Solid Vinyl Tile. In the construction related industry since graduating from ITT Tech with an architectural studies degree, and with Tandus Centiva since 2002. Associate member of IIDA, MSPMA, GSLA-SPMA, APPA and serves as a board member of Living Word Christian School in O'Fallon, MO.
Allison Heikens Azevedo (2015-2017)
GSA Regional Commissioner
2300 Main Street, 7th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108-2416
Allison H. Azevedo serves as Regional Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service (PBS) based in Kansas City, MO. She heads real estate operations for the U.S. in the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Azevedo oversees the facilities management, portfolio planning, and project management of more than 24 million square feet of government workspace across 400 federally owned and leased assets.
A 1988 graduate of MU-Columbia, College of Human & Environmental Sciences, Allison first joined GSA in Chicago as a Space Planner. She went on to develop expertise in leasing, asset management, and held director-level positions in Design and Construction, Client Service, Leasing and Facilities Management. She is an innovative leader with a proven track record of success.
Most notably, Allison led the execution of an $825 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program and nearly $100 million in Energy Savings Performance Contract Awards during her tenure as Regional Commissioner in the Chicago-based region from 2011-104. On the national level, she has initiated and lead several performance improvement initiatives for GSA Headquarters including Integrated Occupancy Services and Global Project Management. She received the Junior Citation of Merit Alumni award from MU in 1999, and is a 2003 graduate of GSA’s Advanced Leadership Development Program. She returned home to the Heartland Region in October of 2014 as the PBS Regional Commissioner.
Scott has worked with numerous clients across a variety of industries including: education, collegiate, mixed-use, hospitality, retail, office, municipal and faith-based. He has been instrument on several notable projects with Hollis + Miller, which have been recognized by education and design industry leading organizational awards, including: Joplin Soaring Heights and Joplin East Middle School (Association for Learning Environments) and Liberty North High School Addition (AIA Kansas).
True to his generous nature, Scott believes in giving back. He is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Lee’s Summit. He has served as a guest lecturer and adjunct design professor at The University of Kansas and at other area schools in his dedication to mentor others and elevate design thinking. His involvement in the design industry and in the education industry includes serving as a member of the Olathe School District’s 21st Century Academies District Advisory Group, mentoring architectural design students at local universities as well as students at local area high schools in the Greater Kansas City Area. Scott joined Hollis + Miller Architects in 2009 and is a member of key industry organizations including the Association for Learning Environments, the American Institute of Architects, and the International Interior Design Association. He graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS.
Samuel Beckman, NCARB (2015-2017)
ACI Boland Architects
1421 E. 104th Street, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 763-9600 (office)
Bachelor of Science – Environmental Design, University of Missouri 1994; Masters of Architecture, University of Kansas 1997. Sam is a registered architect with his M Arch from the University of Kansas (1997) and his BSHES Environmental Design from the University of Missouri (1994). Sam joined ACI Boland Architects in 2002 and has over 18 years of experience. As a principal/partner of the firm, he has been involved in a variety of project types. ACI Boland Architects is an architectural, planning and interior design firm with more than whose designs respond to the unique journey of each project and client with 45 professionals located in Kansas City and St. Louis Missouri. The firm’s portfolio of work includes healthcare, academics, retail, hospitality, senior living, corporate, multi-family, industrial, and specialty projects. Sam is known by his colleagues as the project orchestrator and team player. Outside of the office Sam enjoys working on his 90 year old house, golfing, fishing, and has a competition BBQ team.
Charles 'Chuck' D. Bouse, Jr., AIA, LEED AP BD+C (2013-2016) (2017-2019)
UM System Architect
Facilities Planning and Development
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Drury University in Springfield, MO; licensed architect in Missouri; member of American Institute of Architects. As the UM System Architect, Chuck provides professional services to the four campuses of the University of Missouri System; maintains the University architectural design standards, and the design and construction policy and procedures; reviews and approves architectural plans and specifications; and performs code consulting. Prior to his current position, Chuck was the Campus Architect at Missouri University of Science and Technology for six years, responsible for designing and overseeing construction of campus renovations. Chuck has also worked in the private sector managing his own architecture practice and construction company. He has a diverse design and construction background ranging from subdivision-land development planning, residential, corporate, retail, restaurants, Fire dept. and EMS facilities, medical, industrial, factory, and religious facilities.
Randy Bredar, AIA (2011-2013) (2014-2016)
Senior Vice President, Director of Corporate Development
JE Dunn Construction
(816) 292-8500 (office)
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Iowa State University, and post-graduate studies at The University of Texas-Arlington. As the Director of Corporate Development for JE Dunn Construction, Randy is responsible for growth strategies and development for the 5th largest construction company in the United States. A registered architect, Randy has designed stadium and arena facilities on collegiate campuses around the country, including Mizzou Arena and improvements to Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field on the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri. Twelve of his projects have received local and state awards for design excellence from the American Institute of Architects.
Robert M. Buckman (Bob), AIA, NCARB (2014-2017)
Educated with a Master of Architecture 1995, California State Polytechnic University and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design 1992, University of Missouri Columbia-Cum Laude, Bob is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, and Colorado. His design philosophy advocates the highest possible aspirations for a project that work well at all levels- functional, aesthetic, and economic. With a variety of building types including Higher Education, K-12 Education, Parks and Recreation, Corporate, Cultural/ Civic, Residential, and Mixed-Use experience, he has worked as a Designer, Project Architect, and Project Manager. Notable award winning projects include Maryville University’s Student Center, the Walter Coulter Science Center at Westminster College, Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, Express Scripts Corporate Headquarters, The Jewel Box restoration in Forest Park, and an off the grid Ranch in Colorado. Bob is currently practicing at KWK Architects as a project design manager for Higher Education Projects. His previous office experiences include The Sutton Studio, Christner, and DHA in St. Louis along with several smaller design firms in Missouri and California, in addition to serving as the architectural acoustics instructor at Washington University in St. Louis.
Barbara Buffaloe (2014-2017)
City of Columbia
(573) 817-5025 (office)
Barbara Buffaloe is the City of Columbia’s first Sustainability Manager. There she is responsible for integrating short and long term sustainable comprehensive action plans, resource conservation, and related sustainability programs and operations to advance a more sustainable, vital and well-planned future for Columbia, Missouri. As a result of her successful administration of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the Department of Energy (DOE), the City of Columbia realizes over $100K in annual energy savings. She has presented on these realized savings and additional sustainability programs and projects at national conferences, such as the DOE-sponsored Better Buildings Summit, the Institute for Sustainable Communities’ Leadership Academy, and multiple local and regional meetings. Buffaloe also serves as leadership for the Heartland Local Government Sustainability Network, a network of sustainability managers and directors from seven states whose charge it is to create additional momentum for promoting sustainability throughout the Heartland. She joined the City from the University of Missouri where she was an instructor in the Department of Architectural Studies and a Housing and Environmental Design Specialist with MU Extension.
Anne Kramer (2011-2014) (2015-2017)
721 Emerson, Suite 600
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 392-2626 office
(855) 829-4219 fax
Bachelor of Science in HES Architectural Studies, University of Missouri – Columbia. Anne is a project and design manager at DTZ (Formerly Cassidy Turley) with 10 years of experience in commercial design. She joined Cassidy Turley in 2004 and currently is the project manager for multiple national and fortune 500 companies which include layout design, branding, bid and contractor review, construction document coordination and review, schedules and management of the construction. She is active in the community with CANstruction, IIDA, ASID and Ronald McDonald House.
Joe Meyer (2012-2015) (2016-2018)
(314) 242-1585 (office)
(314) 231-0816 (fax)
BS Environmental Design 1997 University of Missouri. Joe is the director for Lawrence Group Color’s Retail Studio and a stockholder with the company. Joe joined the Lawrence Group in 1997 and has successfully managed over 3,500 projects in more than 30 different states for major brands such as Edward Jones, National Vision, Baskin Robbins, and AMC Theatres. Joe’s broad experience in retail and restaurant projects allows him to balance the programmatic planning, legal code requirements, local jurisdiction details and the retail or restaurant brand with each unique location. Joe has recently completed over 140 AMC Theatre concession stand locations nationwide and has in depth knowledge of the kitchen equipment needs and demands on a project. In 2011, Joe and his team were named the Architectural Design Vendor of the year award from Cassidy Turley, one of his key client relationships for over 15 years.
Jody Miller (2014-2017)
Simon Associates, Inc., Architecture
(573) 874-1818, ext. 208 (office)
BS Environmental Design at the University of Missouri in 1999. An architect at Simon Associates, Inc. in Columbia, MO, she has 15 years of experience in the field of architecture working on a variety of projects in Mid-Missouri including multi-family residential, retail, office, industrial and worship spaces. She has served on the board of directors for Nora Stewart Early Learning Center. Jody is a member of AIA Mid-Missouri.
Jennifer Miranda (2017-2019)
1950 Craig Rd. Suite 300
St Louis, MO 63146
(314) 415-2400 ext 278
Robert B. Price (Robbie), AIA, LEED AP (2011-2014) (2015-2017)
Simon Oswald Architecture
2801 Woodard Drive, Suite 103
Columbia, MO 65202
BA Economics, Duke University; M. Arch, University of Miami, Florida; Registered Architect in Missouri; Associate with Simon Oswald Architecture in Columbia, Missouri, an architectural and interior design firm specializing in higher education, healthcare, financial and corporate projects. Board Member of AIA Missouri; Past-President and Board Member of AIA Mid-Missouri; Board Member of the Boone County Community Trust and Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture.
Ashley Rau (2017-2019)
Senior Project Manager
Gray Design Group, Inc.
Nine Sunnen Drive, Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63143
Ashley Rau, NCIDQ : 024192, is an alumna of the MU Architectural Studies program Cum Laude (2005) and Senior Project Manager/Designer and 12 year veteran of Gray Design Group. Gray Design Group, is a firm of 38 architect’s and designer’s that work within a variety of project sectors including corporate interiors, hospitality, senior living and industrial. In 2016, the firm was named by Interior Design Magazine as a Rising Design Giant. Ashley is a Senior Project Manager responsible for design and management of projects from start to finish. She focuses on achieving client objectives through function and attention to detail. The majority of her work is for corporate clients, but the firm’s diverse clientele allows for experiences outside the corporate sector. Noteworthy projects include University of Missouri Student Center, Watlow Electric Advanced Technology Center, Nestle Purina campus renovations, Rawlings Sporting Goods, The Crossing Church and Lambert International Airport.
Shelley Simon, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB (2014-2017)
10 South Broadway, Suite 1150
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 439-1601 (office) (314) 439-1602 (fax)
Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame; licensed architect in Missouri and New York. She is a principal in charge of Higher Education and K12 Education projects for FGM Architects, a design firm of 90+ professionals dedicated to serving communities in Missouri and Illinois through design of Higher Education, PK-12 and Municipal / Civic projects. FGM’s offices are located in St. Louis, Missouri and O’Fallon, Oakbrook, and Chicago, Illinois. Shelley was a co-founder of Columbia and St. Louis based Simon Oswald Architecture, where she grew the firm for 23 years, and was responsible for corporate, higher education and other commercial projects. Prior to joining FGM, she served two and a half years as the executive director of Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation and a year and a half as Principal and Director at Beardsley Architects and Engineers in upstate New York. Shelley currently serves as a judge and mentor for the University of Notre Dame Business Plan Competition and serves on the Advisory Board for the university’s Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship. Previously, she was President of AIA Missouri and AIA Mid-Missouri, and served on the boards of directors of numerous non-profit, professional, and community organizations, including Chairperson of Columbia’s Comprehensive Plan Task Force, and member of the Auburn NY planning board. She also served as the Chair of the Architectural Division of Missouri’s licensing board for architects, engineers, and land surveyors.
Amy J. Slattery, AIA LEED AP BD+C (2011-2014) (2015-2017)
Owner | Odimo LLC
Amy is a registered architect with 15 years’ experience on some of the most notable projects in the Kansas City region. She created Odimo (ah-di-mo) to bring design leadership and business acumen to better serve her clients with a hands-on approach to architecture. A graduate from the University of Kansas with international internship experience, Amy earned her Bachelors in Architecture in 2001. She is a registered architect in the states of Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska and holds her NCARB Certificate. Amy has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2004, achieving Building Design and Construction specialty in 2011.
An established leader and advocate for diversity in the profession of architecture, Amy was recognized by Engineering-News Record as a Midwest Top 20 under 40 in 2012 and was an American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Young Architects Award recipient in 2011. Amy has been a guest lecturer in professional practice at Yale School of Architecture, the University of Kansas School of Architecture and several other regional universities. In addition to the MU Architectural Studies board, she currently serves on the University of Kansas School of Architecture Advisory Board and the Olathe East Environmental Design Advisory Committee. She continues to impact the conversation toward diversity in all professions influencing the built environment through volunteerism with Women in Design Kansas City and the AIA National Women’s Leadership Summit. She is a founding board member of the Kansas City Chapter of International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) and is a past president of Kansas City CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women).
Mark Stegeman (2012-2015) (2016-2018)
Senior Interior Designer
HOK, St. Louis
BS, Environmental Design, University of Missouri - Columbia. Mark has worked for both Arcturis and Lawrence Group in the past. Through opportunities with local and national projects that range in the facility management, strategic planning, corporate interiors, hospitality, and sports & recreation markets, Mark has developed a well-rounded understanding of the practice and created award winning environments.
Kate Medin Stockton, AAIA, LEED GA (2017-2019)
Interior Designer & Architect-in-Training
305 West Commercial Street
Springfield, Missouri 65803
(417) 720-1577 (office)
BS Environmental Design, University of Missouri-Columbia; M.Arch, University of Kansas. Interior Designer and Architect-in-Training for the Vecino Group. She currently works on affordable housing and student housing projects across the nation. She has a background in construction, interiors and architecture and participated in the University of Kansas’ Studio 804 Design-Build program where she helped design & construct a 30,000 SF net zero Alternative Energy Research Facility in Lawrence, Kansas. After graduating with her M.Arch she took a fellowship in Dallas, Texas at buildingcommunityWORKSHOP where she worked on community projects ranging from permanent supportive housing, senior affordable housing, outdoor educational facilities and other neighborhood revitalization projects. She is currently active with For Burkina (Formm) and Just One Humanity, two organizations working to build sustainable schools, community centers and resources on the African continent and in other parts of the developing world. While working towards her architectural licensure she is also involved with the S.A.V.E. Coalition for Disaster Relief, serving on the AIA Springfield Board of Directors, participating in Springfield Creatives and serves as co-chair of the local Young Architects Forum.
Reeves W. Wiedeman, FAIA (2015-2017)
Helix Architecture + Design
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
As a founding principal of Helix, Reeves Wiedeman has been a driving force behind the firm’s success and design leadership within the Kansas City community. The firm’s diverse, award-winning practice spans academic, civic, cultural, workplace, hospitality and residential markets. Reeves’ portfolio of work reflects his passionate dedication and inspirational commitment to the clients and community he serves.
Reeves is an alumnus of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design. His commitment to design excellence and advancement of the profession is evident in his continued involvement with the American Institute of Architects and his selection for Fellowship Status. In addition to serving terms as the Treasurer and President of the AIA Kansas City Chapter, Reeves founded the Editorial Advisory Board and served on nearly a dozen committees throughout his career. He currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of Kansas City Young Audiences and is engaged in civic organizations, including Kansas City Area Development Council, Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City Police Foundation, Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Agency, Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, Economic Development Council, Historic Kansas City Foundation and the Society for College & University Planners.
Cynthia Adams Francis, IIDA
Director of Interior Design
The Austin Company
13723 Riverport Drive, Suite 101
St. Louis, MO 63043
Design Director - Interiors for a major design organization that designs healthcare projects throughout the United States. BS University of Missouri – Columbia – 1982: Sr. Interior Designer, Jacobs Engineering, #6 in the Interior Design Magazine – Design Giants in 2007. National Certification of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified. Cynthia has been in the Commercial Interior Design profession for over 25 years with experience in all facets of the profession including project management, construction administration of corporate design including facilities design and healthcare nationwide. Her projects include Jacobs Engineering, Houston, TX; Herman Miller Showroom, Atlanta, GA; Bingham Dana, LLP, Hartford, CT; Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon, IL; St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Junction, CO; Ernst & Young in St. Louis, and Monsanto in St. Louis. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and a recipient of the Linda Wellons Richichi Award.
Group Vice President
Director of Interior Design
HOK North Central Region
Hellmuth, Obata, and Kassabaum
(314) 421-2000 (office)
BS, Interior Design, Southern Illinois University. Joined HOK in 1980. Has remained in the St. Louis office, concentrating on workplace issues and corporate interiors.
Dave R. Griggs
Color World, Inc. dba Dave Griggs’ Flooring America
(573) 449-2619 (office)
(573) 442-5020 (fax)
Owner of Dave Griggs' Flooring America and Mid Missouri Tile Supply, founded in 1975, Columbia, Mo.; specializing in residential and commercial floor coverings, ceramic tile, stone and related materials. Attended UMC, Past President of the Columbia Mo. Chamber of Commerce, Former Boone County Commissioner, Missouri Economic Development Volunteer of the Year in 2003, Jefferson Club Distinguished Fellow. Named the 2005 Outstanding Citizen of the Year by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
Nick Peckham, FAIA, LEED AP
BS, Engineering, US Merchant Marine Academy; B.Arch and M. Arch, University of Pennsylvania; licensed architect in Missouri and seven other states; NCARB; member of American Institute of Architects, Design Futures Council, U.S. Green Building Council – LEED Accredited Professional; member of the Board of Directors of AIA Missouri, UMC Museum of Art & Archeology, Alzheimer's Association. Broad architectural practice since 1978.
Anthony Randazzo, L.C.
(314) 606-6442 (office)
(314) 531-3737 (fax)
University of Missouri BS, HES Alum. Works with the architectural and engineering community to design a lighting system on many different types of building projects. Through the use of lighting calculation software a lighting scheme will meet the client’s requirements, current lighting standards and current energy codes.
Marathon Building Environments
(573) 875-7115 (office)
(573) 875-7116 (fax)
BS Business/Marketing, University of Missouri, Columbia. Partner, Marathon Office Interiors. Skilled in technical areas of Manufacturing Management and strategic planning. Areas of expertise include: Educational and Organizational Development Programs, Recruitment and Succession Planning, Compensation / Benefits Design and Administration, Labor / Management relations, and Health and Safety. Past positions include Collins & Aikman Human Resource Manager; Textron Automotive Company, Trim Operations Human Resource Manager, Employee Relations Supervisor, and Senior Human Resource Specialist; May Department Stores, Famous Barr Division, Executive Training Program.
300 West 22nd Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108-1938
(816) 472-2000 (office)
(816) 531-3388 (fax)
University of Missouri BS, HES Alum. Principal, Heinlein Schrock Stearns Architecture. Developed expertise in the interior design of sports, hospitality, retail and residential projects around the world; known for ergonomic approach and concept identity design. Member of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Formerly instructor at Parkville College, Kansas City, Missouri.
For more information contact:
Dept. of Architectural Studies
University of Missouri
137 Stanley Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Dr. Ruth Brent Tofle, Chair (573) 882-6035