Tevis Architects has been working on a series of projects for the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. The first construction project is now out for bids, due Wednesday October 12, 2016. This project is a remodel of the existing site at the front entry of the building. RFP and drawings are currently located on the library's website here. Below is a rendering of this fun project, which plays off of the radius from the Michael Graves designed rotunda and removes curbs to simplify ease of access for all people. Planters have been incorporated to soften up the entry, provide a vehicular barrier to protect pedestrians, and also allow for more seating options.
Tevis is excited to announce a new addition to our staff. Chris Schupp joined our team in September and will be serving as a Designer in our Lenexa Office. Chris comes to us after 3 years at Black and Veatch in their Telecom studio. Chris is excited to be working towards licensing and has been a valuable addition to the Tevis team, Welcome Chris!
Tevis has had several staff changes recently with Zach Sage joining our accounting staff in January and Jennifer Ortega joining our production team in February!
Jennifer came to us from Lickel Architecture and her talents and abilities have been a great addition to our staff. Her friendly personality and strong experience have made her a valuable asset to our team and she has fit in well in the midst of our rapid growth. We are proud to have her on board and look forward to utilizing her experience and expertise in our studio!
Zach and his company Sage Business Solutions partnered with our office in January to lead our accounting and payroll departments. He has helped us streamline our process and has filled a valuable and sometimes difficult position in our team structure. We very much value this partnership and have enjoyed everything Zach has brought to our leadership and staffing team.
We are also sad to announce the departure this month of Samantha Bodine. Sam joined Tevis Architects in 2013 immediately after graduation from Kansas State University. It became apparent quickly to everyone at Tevis, that Samantha was going to be a great fit. She not only learned amazingly fast, she is outgoing, offered great feedback on how to improve existing standards, is a great designer that we all grew to respect and who's opinion we greatly value, and most importantly, all our clients loved her. Normally when a young architect joins a firm for the first time, you expect her to learn from her older, more experienced peers. In Samantha’s case, I believe we learned just as much from her as she did from us. We are all disappointed to be losing her, but we know that she has a very bright future ahead of her. All of us here at Tevis wish her the very best.
Over the last year, Tevis has been working with this amazing owner and are excited about what is going on in downtown Tulsa! As this project nears completion we couldn't be more honored to have been a part of this incredible restoration and re-purpose of such a beautiful and historic building. As work wraps up, the new exterior lighting has been installed and the owner opted to install full color LED fixtures. What an incredible way to show off the beautiful accents and features of this historic building. What do you think?
To learn more about this project, check out the article from the Oklahoma's News on 6!
From everyone at Tevis Architects, we wish you the happiest of holidays and warm wishes for the coming new year.