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Ryan D. Stearns, AIA Associate , LEED AP

Project Manager , Designer and Construction Administration

Education/Professional: Vocational Degree in Architecture Mid Plains Community College LEED Accredited Professional

Ryan is responsible for all phases of construction documents including working drawings, architectural specification writing, shop drawing reviews, and construction administration. His experience includes schools, municipal projects, commercial designs, churches, community centers, and housing.  He has a working background with HUD funded projects as well as for CDBG, and Weatherization Programs. Ryan has been certified as a LEED Accredited Professional.

Ryan’s experience includes facility audit assessments and life cycle cost analysis. His most recent experience includes work with the new Gering Lincoln Elementary School, which is Leed Certified, along with Ponca Public Schools, Schuyler Schools, and Bridgeport Schools.

Joseph R, Hewgley, AIA

Education/Professional: Bachelor of Architecture 1973 University of Nebraska

Registered: Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Illinois, Idaho, and Utah

AIA Western Chapter Past President Board Certified NCARBAs the founding principal of Joseph R. Hewgley and Associates, Mr. Hewgley has over 30 years of experience in the design and construction industry. Joseph’s professional architectural design experience includes educational facilities, churches, clinics, state, local, and federal government facilities, public and private housing, commercial design, and financial institutions.

Joe takes a very aggressive, hands on approach to each and every project. From initial client contact and interview, through the working drawings, construction administration and the final acceptance by the owner. Joe works closely and acts as the coordinator for the JRH staff and his consultants. He is also an experienced liaison between the owner and contractor to see that each and every project proceeds as smoothly as possible.

Conscious Design

Because our goal is not just to create a building that fills a present need but a facility that can serve the community for years in the future, Joseph R. Hewgley & Associates is committed to providing design services to sustain the environment. Our LEED certified green designs deliver immediate energy savings while ensuring that we’re doing what we can to protect the futures of the next generation. Our goal is to transform the way buildings are designed, built and operated for an environmentally responsible, healthy and prosperous quality of life. We are a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council and team members Ryan Stearns and Megan Hayward are LEED AP certified.

Our Process

At Joseph R. Hewgley & Associates our goal is to successfully realize our client’s ambitions within the scope of their needs and budget. We do the ground work to ensure that every project fulfills your needs through the implementation of  thoughtful, practical design.  To that end, we work diligently to exceed client expectations in all services provided, from initial concepts through finished construction. We believe educational facilities should be an example of a community’s unique personality as well as a catalyst for improving the quality of life for the entire community.  At the same time, educational facilities need to meet the needs of current students as well as anticipate the future needs of the next generation of students.

We will work closely with your board, the superintendent, building committee, staff and the community as a whole to create options that fit your priorities, needs, and preferences. We realize that community buy-in is crucial to the process and strive to create the kind of facilities that everyone can be proud of.