Sean McFarland

Sean migrated from central Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. Sean joined the KOMA family in April of 2019 and brought with him his structural and architectural experience in wastewater, industrial, commercial, residential, mixed-use, and education markets.   What about design led you to pursue a […]

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Kong Xiong

Kong is a Wisconsin native who graduated with an associates in drafting from Chippewa Valley Technical College.   What do you enjoy most about working at KOMA? The people here are great and the projects challenge my abilities. Favorite food? I cannot say no to a thick burger and a hoppy IPA. Favorite quote? Remember […]

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Samantha Baierl

Samantha graduated from North Dakota State University in May of 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture and went on to complete her master’s degree in 2017. She spent the summer of 2016 as an intern at KOMA and returned in June after her masters program as a full time employee.   What do […]

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Meghan Strunk

Meghan graduated from North Dakota State University in 2009 with a B.S. in Environmental Design and a Master’s degree in Architecture. She did architectural design work for a construction company and on her own in St. Cloud before moving to the cities.   What do you enjoy most about working at KOMA? The friendly team. […]

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Luke Smith

Luke started his professional career learning HVAC design at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. After two years of  working primarily on Education and Healthcare facilities he moved to western Wisconsin and migrated to the architectural design side of the industry. Since 2000 he has been working on the architectural design for commercial, industrial, residential, with a strong emphasis on healthcare design. […]

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Chris Fix

Chris joined Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates in 2015. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2015 with a degree in civil engineering and energy engineering.   What about  structural engineering  led you to pursue a career in this field? I enjoy puzzling out the challenges that come with putting things together.  It’s also […]

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Leanne Freed

Leanne graduated with a BFA in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin Stout. “When I was younger and told people I wanted to get a degree in Interior Design, I heard a resounding response: ‘Well then you’ll go to Stout – right!?!’  It seemed clear to me that the local reputation was there and […]

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Alisha Simones

Alisha graduated from North Dakota State University in 2012 with a B.S. in Environmental Design and a Master’s degree in Architecture.  Soon after graduating, she packed up and moved to the Twin Cities where she joined Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates. Why architecture? I think our 3 fields have this in common – We’re hired […]

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Matt Van Hoof

Matt graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering and has been practicing structural engineering ever since. Matt joined the firm in 2001 after working in Chicago for four years.   What do you enjoy most about working at KOMA? I enjoy the people I work […]

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Brian Riley

Brian graduated from Northwest Technical Institute with an Associates in Applied Science and started in career in 1995. After 4 years of battling it out in the trenches of Engineering vs Architecture, he found a home with KOMA in May of 1999. KOMA offered both disciplines for him to practice and succeed.   What led you to […]

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