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
Current Re-design and renovation of Jefferson City High School
Current Design of the new Capital City High School
Lincoln University Wellness & Parks Multi-Purpose Recreation Center, Jefferson City, MO
Boys & Girls Club of the Capital City Frank & Billie Railton Center, Jefferson City, MO
Jefferson City Fire Museum, Jefferson City, MO
Cole County Law Enforcement Center, Jefferson City, MO
Etta & Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center (JCPS), Jefferson City, MO
JC YMCA New West Facility Master Plan, New Facility, and subsequent Addition/Renovations, Jefferson City, MO
Toyota Scion New Dealership, Jefferson City, MO
Honda of Jefferson City New Dealership, Jefferson City, MO
Pioneer Trail Elementary School (JCPS), Jefferson City, MO
New Church Facility Quinn Chapel AME Church, Jefferson City, MO
Helias Catholic High School Athletic Stadium
Jefferson City Public Schools Adkins Stadium
The Missouri Theater, Columbia, MO
Blair Oaks Middle School
Calvary Lutheran High School
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.

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


Abigail Steck Flippin


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

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

Community Service and Leadership:
Callaway Hills PTO Member and City Wide Representative
Holts Summit Planning and Zoning Commission
Member of Fairgrounds Road Church of Christ and Bible Schools Teacher for 3 year old class
City of Jefferson Existing Building Code Review Committee 2016-2017

Prominent Projects:
Jefferson City High School and Capital City High School
The Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson City
YMCA West Phase 2 Addition
Blair Oaks Sports Complex
JCPS North, South, East, West, Belair Elementary School Renovations
Eldon School District Fine Arts Building Renovations, FEMA Safe Room Multi-Purpose Building, and Sports Complex
Adkins Stadium Renovation

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.



Robert Boessen, RRC, CDT

Roofing Consultant

Chris Neff

Intern Architect

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. 

Michelle Girard

Draftsperson/Project Manger

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

Prominent Projects:
State Technical College Activity Center
Blair Oaks Middle School
Jefferson City Area YMCA

  • YMCA West
  • Daycare
  • Knowles & Firley Locker Room Renovations

Calvary Lutheran High School

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


Julia Gampher

Office Administrator

BS English, Central Missouri State University
MA English, Central Missouri State University
MS Education Administration, Lincoln University
Specialists in Administration, Curriculum, and Instruction, University of Missouri

Work Experience:
Blair Oaks Middle School Principal
Jefferson City High School Assistant Principal
Knowles Suspended Student Classroom, Program Coordinator
ALICE school safety certified

Each life experience has prepared me for the next.  Having been a public school administrator, and having opened a new middle school, my thoughts on building, design, and the eventual occupants give me a unique perspective. 


DiAnne Brandhorst

Assistant to the Office Administrator

Work Experience:
Office Manager-Sears Roebuck
Manager-U Frame It
Owner-Capitol Plaza Gift Shop
Reception/Office Manager-Heads Up Spa & Salon
Branch Agent-Frontline Identity

Community Service and Leadership:
Outstanding Jaycee of the Year
Served as an Officer of the Jaycees for 10 years
Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary President 2016-17 and 2018-19