Architecture Firm Moves Offices to Support Growth – SiouxFalls.Business

August 22, 2022

Nearly two years after merging with an Omaha architectural firm, Schemmer’s Sioux Falls office has a new location.

The company moved from 625 S. Minnesota Ave. at the Hegg Building at 1300 W. 57th St.

The Sioux Falls office was started by Robin Miller as RJ Miller Associates in 1989, and it added partners in 1996. It was MSH Architects when it merged with Schemmer in early 2021.

This took the company from nine people to a combined team of 150 people.

Schemmer was founded in 1959 and is a full-service architectural, engineering and construction field consultant. Besides Omaha and Sioux Falls, there are five branches in Nebraska, Iowa and Oklahoma.

“The merger was a great success. This has allowed Schemmer to expand into a new geographic market and provided Sioux Falls staff with opportunities to work on larger, more diverse projects,” said Katie Ashmore, who leads business development in the Sioux Falls office. .

“Our five-year business plan includes strategies to grow our Sioux Falls office in terms of headcount and service offerings.”

A key move brought South Dakota native Matt Sutton home to work from the Sioux Falls office, she added. Sutton is a civil engineer specializing in civil/site design.

“His leadership and technical expertise as a civil engineer adds to the versatility of the Sioux Falls office and expands the services we can provide to existing clients and new prospects,” Ashmore said. “By having a full-service architecture and engineering firm, we are able to expand our customer base and work with many more companies than before.”

This year has been “fantastic,” she added, with projects including a design for Mitchell High School.

“We have more projects in our backlog than we have seen in some time. Schemmer continued to stay very busy with new projects and recruiting new employees. »

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