PROFILE

designArc Group subscribes to the belief that quality work stems from collaboration and a continuous emphasis on open feedback. We strive to learn as much from each other as we do on our own. In doing so, an environment is fostered in which creative and motivated individuals can benefit from the expertise of their colleagues. It is this cumulative knowledge and energy with which we approach every project. It is our belief that the highly-motivated nature of our team is reflected in the architectural solutions we develop for our clients.

Founded in 2008, designArc Group is a close-knit, growing architectural office providing a wide range of design services for eastern South Dakota and the surrounding areas.  At designArc Group, we pride ourselves on the personal relationships we develop with each of our clients.  We seek to familiarize ourselves as best we can with the unique challenges that each new project presents.  Through working closely with our clients and maintaining an open dialogue of collaboration within our office, we are able to address these challenges with solutions that are sure to satisfy - or surpass - your expectations.  For most, employing the services of an architectural office is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and at DesignArc, we are acutely aware of this fact.  As such, we make every effort possible to maintain a sensible and fiscally-responsible attitude towards the design and construction of your project.

 

In the years since our office opened, we’ve been hard at work, diversifying our portfolio to accommodate the commercial, residential, institutional, and historical needs of the individuals and organizations within our community.  Whether your aspirations have matured into drawings in a notebook, or if you’re still in the “day-dreaming” stage, we encourage you to take advantage of our free consultation policy. Our team is eagerly waiting to apply the breadth of our knowledge and experience to your project!

LES ROWLAND

PRINCIPAL/CO-FOUNDER

Les is the co-founder, business owner, and stamp-holder for designArc Group. Les’ broad background includes more than 24 years of design experience for many commercial, hospitality, health care, education, religious, and residential buildings. His experience extends throughout South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Colorado.

 

Whenever he’s able, Les is out bow-hunting or fishing, but he usually is enjoying his time together with his wife Sarah and their two children, Gus and Ben.

MATTHEW WEISS

ARCHITECT/PROJECT MANAGER

Matthew graduated from North Dakota State University’s Master of Architecture program, class of 2014, and has been working at designArc Group ever since. Matthew is a licensed Architect in the state of South Dakota, and the designated Revit captain for the team. He has experience in the design and management of a broad range of project types, including multi-family, general commercial, and institutional facilities, as well as master site design and planning.

Matt enjoys spending his free-time with his wife, Jess, and energetic little son, Teddy. He also enjoys golfing with friends, jogging around town in the summer, and playing pool with the co-workers after hours.

THOMAS SQUIRES

INTERIM ARCHITECT/PROJECT MANAGER

Tom graduated from South Dakota State University with a Masters of Architecture, class of 2016. Tom’s knowledge of computers and his burgeoning design sense have been a welcome addition to the designArc team. Tom assists in design, graphic representation, and construction document drafting. 

 

Tom is also an avid hunter when time allows, enjoys spending time with his wife and twin girls, and attending local sporting events on the weekends.

NICHOLAS KUMMER

INTERIM ARCHITECT/PROJECT MANAGER

Nicholas has a Bachelor of Architecture from South Dakota State University where he is currently enrolled in the Master of Architecture program. He joined designArc Group in the summer of 2018 and is involved in assisting with design, graphic representations, computer modeling, and construction document drafting.

 

Nicholas spends his free time wood-working, restoring classic cars, working on his family farm, and spending time with friends and family.

TYSON VOGT

ARCHITECTURAL INTERN

Tyson is a current student at South Dakota State University, finishing up his years in the Masters of Architecture program. He joined the designArc Group team in 2019 and is of great help on many of the firm’s large projects. He assists with computer modeling and construction document drafting.

 

Tyson is an avid new golfer, and spends many evenings at the local golf simulator with friends and coworkers. He plans to graduate the spring of 2022.

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