Craft by design

about The LKA Partners

What We Do

The LKA Partners, Inc. is a Colorado based architectural firm that specializes in Educational K-12 facilities. But that isn’t the only thing we do…

Structures

Services

Sustainable Design

Fully Integrated Environmental Design is not new to our firm – it’s a process we have embraced since the firm was founded. From experience we know that an integrated design team needs a strong leader to be successful. Not a dictator, but leaders skilled at eliciting the best and timely efforts from the team members. We are that leader!

Buildings That Work

As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, we firmly believe that a successful project is more than just great design, meeting the budget and the schedule – it’s about a building that works. The key is constant communication. It’s regularly scheduled meetings. It’s prompt conference records. It’s verifying that everyone always know what’s going on.

Our Team

Our success depends on our ability to collaboratively and creatively approach the unique design requirements of our clients. Our team is more than up to the challenge. We are a passionate and dedicated team of talented architects, design specialists, specification writers and field administrators, as well as active members of the AIA , A4LE, CSI, LEED Accredited Professionals, and NCARB.

Jim Strange

Co-President

Ted Trzos

Co-President

Doug Hahn

Principal

Todd Kimes

Associate

Frank Kaiser

Associate - Licensed Architect

Kreg Obergfell

Licensed Architect

Sara Hill

Licensed Architect - BIM Manager

Steve Duncanson

Contract Administrator

Work With Us

We’re hiring! If you share a passion for the built environment and are ready to join a creative and dynamic team, click the Apply Now below to start the conversation!

Architect

Architectural graduate. License not required, but working toward licensure desirable. Minimum of 5 years of commercial building experience. AutoCAD proficient. Revit experience not required, but would be a plus. LEED AP desirable. Full time position

Architectural Intern

Architectural graduate. Zero to 3 years of commercial building experience. AutoCAD proficient. Revit experience not required, but would be a plus. Proficiency in 3D rendering programs desired. Full time position

The LKA Partners, Inc.

430 N. Tejon Street, Suite 208
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

phone: 719-473-8446
toll-free: 800-843-5529
fax: 719-473-8448

Jim Strange

Co-President

Jim has over 40 years of professional experience. He is a licensed Architect in the State of Colorado, a graduate of Kansas State University (B ARCH) and has a professional affiliation with A4LE. As a Co-President of the board of directors his expertise runs the full range of architectural experiences from project management, programming, design, and construction administration.

Doug Hahn

Principal

The full range of Architectural Services – project programming, facility planning, design, construction document preparation, contract administration, quality control and project management – represent the extent of Doug’s experience in his profession.  The practice of Architecture is satisfying because it allows us to join with others to create the places in which their goals can be achieved.  Since he began his career in 1979 Doug has focused on serving clients.  It is important to him that the firm’s clients have confidence that their project needs are being met and resources respected.  He pursues these goals by leading a team through a collaborative, interactive process to create facilities that satisfy program requirements and perform well as buildings.  This pursuit is undergirded by listening effectively and carefully documenting the project requirements.  It is Doug’s view that comprehensive, carefully coordinated construction documents presenting forward looking design concepts incorporating current established building science is an essential element in serving clients well.

Todd Kimes

Associate

Todd has over 30 years of professional experience. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University (B ARCH) and has assumed roles in project management, production leadership, and construction administration. He is well-versed in the programming, design and execution of projects with difficult sites and complex construction types.

Frank Kaiser

Associate - Licensed Architect

Frank offers over thirty years of professional experience managing educational architectural projects with LKA Partners, Inc.  His experience includes all aspects of basic architectural services with additional strengths in the areas of feasibility studies, accessibility analysis, code review, construction document production, and regulatory agency review.  Frank is dedicated to bringing high quality documents throughout the design process and excels at providing consistent project team coordination and leadership on projects of any size and complexity.  His experience in the design and production phases of a wide range of building types provides him with the capability to effectively organize and coordinate a project’s many facets.

Kreg Obergfell

Licensed Architect

Kreg has more than 30 years of professional experience. He has practiced architecture in both Colorado and Connecticut. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects. With other Architecture firms, Kreg has served in various roles including designer, project architect, project manager and firm president. Kreg is motivated to produce great design solutions and will seek opportunities to enhance the environmental quality of his projects.

Kreg has successfully managed projects of up to $100 million with complicated programs and multiple stake holders. He is a proponent of a collaborative design process and believes forming strong working relationships is the key to achieving an excellent project.

Sara Hill

Licensed Architect & BIM Manager

With over 20 years of professional experience, Sara’s ultimate goal with any project is to ensure the client has a facility that enables them to fulfill their mission, whether that is educating students, maintaining utility services, or serving the community.  When interacting with clients, consultants or the LKA design team, Sara uses a variety of problem-solving techniques to evaluate a project’s needs and provide effective solutions to meet those needs. Sara’s lifetime passion for learning means she is eager to pass on her knowledge as well as seeking to discover something new every day.  She embraces a well-rounded life perspective through health, fitness, music, and ministry activities that interweave with her work at LKA Partners.

Steve Duncanson

Contract Administrator

Steve has over 30 years of combined experience in Architecture and Construction. He is an accomplished Construction Administrator and Specification Writer for large scale projects who is able to keep a constant flow of critical information to owners, contractors and the design team during the construction phase. Steve is a member of the Construction Specification Institute, has a ICC Class A-GC certification and an AA degree in Design/Drafting.

Ted Trzos

Co-President

Ted Trzos Bio