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Our Professionals

Our Professionals

Jack Berry

Owner/Lead Architect

With a solid base of over thirty-five years of training and experience, and a firm belief that an architect is to serve the client (not the architect’s ego); Mr. Berry established the architectural firm, “Jack Berry, Architect” in 1994. Prior to starting his firm, Mr. Berry gained valuable experience working with award winning architectural firms in Boston, MA, Nashua, NH, and Newark, OH.

Since 2001, Mr. Berry has also collaborated with Brown Church Development Group and directed the architectural firms for two design-build companies (Aspen Group and Midwest Church Design) specializing in church design and construction.  Mr. Berry now owns and directs ArchitektOne.

In private practice as well as in other firms, Mr. Berry has designed and managed a wide range of projects including, commercial, financial, industrial, religious, restaurant, retail, residential, and healthcare projects. Because each project has unique requirements, the firm also utilizes talented and highly trained engineers and consultants trained in structural, mechanical and electrical engineering as well as fire protection and other areas. This assures that each discipline is afforded the care it deserves.

Mr. Berry is nationally ceritfied with the National Council or Architectural Accreditation Board (NCARB), along with being a registered architect in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Colorado, and Missouri. He also holds professional membership in the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the International Code Council (ICC) and the Christian Architectural Assistance Association (CAAA).

In order to emphasize the unique approach utilized in design and project delivery, the name was changed from “Jack Berry, Architect” to “ArchitektOne” in 2012.

Our Professionals

ArchitektOne is more than just an architectural firm. We are part of a much larger team of professionals that we carefully and thoughtfully assemble to address the specific and unique needs of each and every project. The needs can range from interior design, architecture to technically challenging engineering disciplines and financial consulting. We often team with consultants provided by the Owner… or we can recommend our own (some of which are highlighted below). Our vast experience working with these experts assures that each aspect of every project will get the attention it deserves. Our consultants represent years of training and experience in their respective fields – and are dedicated to make sure your project achieves the best possible outcome within the parameters of your requirements and budget.

Gavin Haverstick

Acoustician

Gavin Haverstick is the primary  Acoustical Consultant for Haverstick Designs. His degree is in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University with a focus in robotics. In his career, Gavin has been involved in the acoustical design/analysis of over 5,000 challenging spaces including recording studios, houses of worship, home theaters, gymnasiums, restaurants, conference rooms, edit suites, museums and industrial facilities. An accomplished musician, Gavin has always had a passion for great music and quality sound. He enjoys collecting vinyl records, going to concerts, traveling, playing basketball/tennis/golf and spending time with his wife, son and daughter.

Gavin has been a featured writer in numerous industry magazines including Mix, Luxury CE, InAVate, Sound & Communications, Technologies for Worship, Religious Product News, Performing Songwriter, EQ, among others. He is often a speaker at events around the country focusing on topics such as Acoustics for Houses of Worship, Recording Studio Design, and Acoustical Testing Methods.

Jeff Krouse

Design and Visualization

Jeff is a talented Designer and Visualization expert.  Jeff earned a B.S. in Architecture & Environmental Design and a Master’s degree in Design Visualization and Communication, both from Bowling Green State University before he joined Brick Street Studios as Design Director. He is experienced in Themed restaurants, museum exhibits, theme park attractions, hospitality spaces and other guest-centered environments highlight the list of specialized applications. His skills include business development, building design and construction documentation, project management, visualization and client relations.

At heart, Jeff is a teacher who is a passionate driver for the human experience and a better built environment. His witty outgoing nature makes him an effective communicator bringing energy and enthusiasm to the client experience. His background in the entertainment industry, offers a unique worldview to design solutions. Jeff enjoys interactive media and utilizing various forms of visual thinking to guide clients through the design process.

Abby Schnipke

Interior Designer / Architect

Abby is a licensed architect and gifted interior designer.  Abby earned a Masters in Architecture from Miami University after earning dual B.S. degrees from Lawrence Technical University in Architecture and Interior Architecture. She has obtained experience in a variety of building types such as community centers, historical adaptive reuse, offices, restaurants & retail environments. She is also skilled in client communication, programming, conceptual design, interior design, project management and construction documentation and administration among others.

Abby’s skills range from complex building code analysis to artistic architectural renderings. Her pleasant nature puts clients at ease when working through the design sequence. She’s rather soft-spoken but her creative vision and approach to the design process are clever and bold. We think she’s a tremendous talent and stands out as one of the industry’s leading young Architects.

Joseph Hermiller

Professional Engineer

Joe is a professional engineer with a depth and breadth of experience as a facilities director and engineer.  He obtained his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Ohio Northern University. His experience includes overseeing the facilities for two major colleges, managing numerous building projects, project manager for campus infrastructure projects and serving as a professional consulting engineer in private practice.

Joe is a most experienced technical thinker who enjoys the collaborative process and passes on his knowledge by coaching a team through the technical aspects of a building’s components. His gentle way makes it more enjoyable to work through the tedious details of plumbing, heating and electrical specifications. He enjoys spending fair weather weekends aboard his boat on Lake Erie, and occasionally you’ll find him working there!

Oscar Otero

Acoustician

Oscar graduated from Purdue University in 2019 with a degree in Acoustical Engineering. While at Purdue, Oscar received a Theatre Design & Production Minor, performed in Heart & Soul Gospel Choir, and served as President of Purdue’s chapter of the Acoustical Society of America. Having interned at Haverstick Designs for two years during college, Oscar is excited to join as a full-time consultant and looks forward to contributing to the team! True to his Colombian heritage, Oscar enjoys playing soccer, making/listening to music, dancing, spending time with his family, and eating great food.

Lincoln VerMeer

Church Banking Team, Cass Commercial Bank

Lincoln VerMeer is vice president for Cass Commercial Bank in Missouri.  He  has an undergraduate degree from the Central University of Iowa majoring in Economics; after which he earned an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. After a 21-year career of helping privately owned businesses with their banking needs, Lincoln joined the Cass Commercial Bank “church banking team” in 2008. There he specialized in helping churches and ministries with their banking needs, including, loans (construction loans, term loans and refinancing); deposits (insured to $50,000,000), electronic giving platforms and credit cards.

Lincoln is very committed to helping churches, with roughly 46% of his team’s current loan portfolio assigned to churches and ministry clients. Typical loans sizes range from $1,000,000 to $10,000,000 (with the ability to go higher). Lincoln and Cass Bank have church clients in over 30 states.