Cary Gampher

Architect, Principal

Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 1987
Architectural Delineation Seminars, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1996
Cultural/Language Training-Center for Rural Technology & Develop, Philippines 1987
Competitive Honors Courses, Design Theory, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 1983 – 1987

Professional Associations:
Member, Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce 1996 – Present
Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors 2008
President, Mid- Missouri Chapter, American Institute of Architects 2002 – 2003
Missouri Board of Directors, American Institute of Architects 2002 – 2003
Board of Directors, Central States Region, American Institute of Architects 2002 – 2003
Grassroots Leadership Conference, AIA, Washington D.C. 2001 – 2002

Prominent Projects
Blair Oaks High School – New Construction
Fulton High School Gymnasium, Administrative Offices, Theater Addition
Jefferson City High School – Renovations and Additions ($40M)
Capital City High School – New Construction ($80M)
Missouri Soybean Association – Center for Soy Innovation
Mid America Bank – Jefferson City
Capital Region MU Health Care Amphitheater
McClung Park – Pavilion Renovation
Lincoln University Wellness and Parks Multi-Purpose Recreation Center
Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson City – Frank and Billie Railton Center
Cole County Law Enforcement Center
Eldon School District – Performing Arts Center
Jefferson City School District – Etta & Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center
Jefferson City YMCA West – Facility Master Plan, New Facility, Additions/Renovations
Riley Toyota Scion – New Dealership
Jefferson City School District – Pioneer Trail Elementary School
Quinn Chapel AME Church – New Church Facility
Helias Catholic High School – Athletic Complex
Jefferson City School District – Adkins Stadium Renovation
Missouri Theater – Restoration and Expansion
Blair Oaks Middle School – New Facility
Calvary Lutheran – New High School Facility
Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel

I take great pride in exceeding expectations to improve the built environment. During a project I like to identify multiple options for clients to consider.  When I design for a client, I strive to create architecture that enhances the clients’ mission and promotes a positive connection to community.

Abigail Steck Flippin

Architect, Principal

University of Kansas, Master of Architecture 2012
University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, School of Built Environment Spring 2010

Prominent Projects:
Helias Catholic High School New Sports Complex, Jefferson City
Missouri Soybean Headquarters and Education Facility, Jefferson City

I love that I get to help shape the spaces people spend their time living, working and learning in. I also love helping a client work through the process and challenges of bringing their dream to reality.


Leslie Backstrom

Project Manager, Principal

Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2004

Prominent Projects:
Jefferson City High School and Capital City High School
The Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson City
YMCA West Phase 2 Addition
Southern Boone Area YMCA
Blair Oaks High School
Blair Oaks Sports Complex
Eldon School District Fine Arts Building Renovations, FEMA Safe Room Multi-Purpose Building, Sports Complex, Middle School Addition
Adkins Stadium Renovation
Jefferson City High School
Capital City High School Athletic Improvements
Fulton High School Addition

Community Service and Leadership:

JC Schools City-wide PTO Secretary
Member of Fairgrounds Road Church of Christ and Bible School Teacher for 3-year old class
Holts Summit Planning and Zoning Commission 2017-2020
City of Jefferson Existing Building Code Review Committee 2016-2017

I take great pride in seeing clients get excited for new spaces that we provide for them.
A satisfying part of my job; aside from the flexibility, client relationships, and seeing buildings and spaces around town that I helped take part in; is that it is constantly evolving.

Larry Brandhorst

Architect, Principal

Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 1974
Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1968-70
Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1968

Professional Associations:
American Institute of Architects, since 1981
Mid-Missouri Chapter AIA; Board of Directors 1982-83 & 2010, Sec/Treasurer 1985, Scholarship Chairman 1985-1988 & 1990-2018, President 1994
Missouri Council of Architects; Director 1991-1993 & 2016-2019
Construction Specification Institute (CSI), Central MO Chapter; Charter Member/Director – 1998-2000, Director 2006-2013
Association of Licensed Architects, since 2013

Prominent Projects:
1st , 5th  , 6th ,7th ,8th Floor Improvements, Broadway State Office Building, JC, MO
City of Fulton Public Works Campus, Fulton, MO
Algoa Correctional Center Roof Replacements, State of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO
St. Peter School Addition, Jefferson City, MO
MO State Highway Patrol, Troop F Headquarters & Maintenance Facility, JC, MO
City of Jefferson Street Maintenance Building, Jefferson City, MO
New Moniteau County Jail, California, MO
City of Jefferson New Animal Shelter, Jefferson City, MO
Martin Luther King Hall and Founders Hall Restroom Renovations, Lincoln University




Michelle Girard

Project Manger

Associate’s Degree – Drafting & Design Engineering Technology, Missouri State Technical College

Professional Association
Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Jefferson City 2018

Community Service
2008 Graduation Commencement Speaker, State Technical College
Boy Scout Merit Badge Presenter
CANstruction for Central Missouri Food Bank
Career Day Panelist, Helias High School and Blair Oaks High School
Skills USA, Architectural Drafting Judge

Prominent Projects
State Technical College Activity Center
Blair Oaks Middle School
Jefferson City Area YMCA West
Opies Transport Addition and Renovation
St. Joseph Cathedral School Gym and Performing Arts Expansion
Missouri Farm Bureau Restroom Addition and Renovation
Jefferson City Area YMCA Daycare
Southwest Dental Suite Expansion
City of Jefferson City Hall Expansion
Helias High School – Miscellaneous Projects
Lincoln University Student Housing and Commons
State Technical College Student Housing
Lake Ozark Christian Church Expansion and Renovation
St. Peter Parish School Expansion

I love working with the clients in our community and the pride of seeing our firm’s work all across Mid-Missouri.


Chris Neff

Project Manager

1997 Bachelor of Architecture Degree, Kansas State University

Prominent Projects:
Jefferson City High School Renovation
Multiple Premier Bank Facilities
Whaley’s East End Renovation
Assessor’s Office in the Carnegie Building
Rotary Centennial Park
Cook Vetter Doerhoff & Landwehr Renovation.

I love working with the clients in our community and the pride of seeing our firm’s work all across Mid-Missouri. 

Susanne Lake

Project Manager

Master of Architecture, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
Bachelor of Applied Arts, Interior Design, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
Grayling High School, Grayling, MI

Professional Association              
American Institute of Architects

Community Involvement
Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce


Robert Boessen, RRC, CDT

Roofing Consultant