Craftwell Architecture + Construction, previously CHA Architecture + Construction, was founded in 2011 based off the principles of a passion for design, architecture as storytelling, it's all about the details, and North Dakota design excellence. Your benefit in working with Craftwell is that we are inherently good listeners as a result of our design background. Good listeners translate vision. We begin each project with a friendly, intimate dialogue. You get the honest, constructive feedback you expect but with the bonus of our design expertise to help lead the way. This unique skill is how we begin architecture as  storytelling. It is one of many factors that helped Craftwell receive multiple design awards year after year. 

Chris Hawley, AIA

Chris started Craftwell Architecture + Construction because of his passion for timeless design. As Principal-in-Charge, Design Lead and primary point of contact, Chris' job is to help guide the client and design team to a cohesive and inspiring end.


Mike Dawson

Mike's experience working on various types of projects has made him an important player on the Craftwell team with a keen eye for design.​ In addition to design, Mike is responsible for supporting client relationships, material selection/coordination, and the production of project graphics.


Wayne Schommer

​Wayne's thorough understanding of the constructability of buildings, anticipation of construction sequence, and willingness to ask questions make him a huge asset to any project. He has 30 years of experience working in all phases of project development in residential and commercial architecture. 

Project Manager

Kendall Radke

Kendall has been supporting building owners in North Dakota and Minnesota since 2002.  He is excited to be a part of the Craftwell team.  His attention to detail is applied to all aspects of a project from start to finish.  Kendall is looking forward to gaining your trust on an upcoming residential or commercial project.

Project Manager

Grant Simonson

Grant studied Architectural Technology & Design  at Northland Community & Technical College. His knowledge of the design process as well as his ability to pay close attention to details helps translate design into thorough construction documents.  

Project Manager

Tyler Gefroh

Tyler is a graduate architecture student at NDSU. He assists with design work, communicates with clients, maintains the website, and produces marketing material.

Intern Architect

Sarah Hawley

​Sarah manages the financials and operations for Craftwell Architecture + Construction. Her keen attention to detail helps Craftwell run smoothly.

Operations Manager

Sara Larson

Sara brings her organizational skills to Craftwell after 25 years in the medical field. As the Construction Administrator, she manages the design-build process to help daily operations run smoothly. She manages invoices and spreadsheets, and improves overall office efficiency.

Construction Administrator

Scott Biewer

Scott has been working in the construction industry for over 25 years.  His experience ranges from ground-up new construction to renovations.  Scott provides construction estimates, manages field operations and works with subcontractors.    

Construction Manager

Travis Pender

Travis studied carpentry at Minnesota State Community and Technical College. He coordinates sub-contractors, keeps construction on schedule, and applies his carpentry skills to Craftwell's custom design elements.     

Field Superintendent

Johan Joubert

Johan received an Honors Bachelor in Architecture from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He collaborates with the design team, suppliers, and trades to estimate construction costs and assists in field operations.

Project Manager

Alex Huber

Alex is a senior in Construction Management at North Dakota State University. At Craftwell, Alex works closely with the team to apply what he learns in school. Alex brings his attention to detail and strong communication to every project.   

Construction Management Support