A PASSION FOR DESIGN:

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 CHA 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 CHA receive multiple design awards year after year. 

Chris Hawley, AIA

Chris started CHA 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.

Principal Architect

Mike Dawson

Mike's experience working on various types of projects has made him an important player on the CHA 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.

Principal Designer

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 working in the Fargo-Moorhead commercial architecture world since 2002.  He is excited to be a part of the CHA team.  His attention to detail is applied to all projects from start to finish.  Kendall is looking forward to working with clients on their upcoming residential or commercial project.

Project Manager

Jill Kostolanyi

Jill brings experience from several building sectors and uses this knowledge to help deliver exceptional projects. She is passionate about being part of a team that aims to translate inspirational ideas into remarkable architecture.

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

Helen Johnson

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

Architectural Support

Sarah Hawley

​Sarah manages the financials and operations for CHA. Her keen attention to detail helps CHA run smoothly.

Operations Manager

Sara Larson

Sara brings her organizational skills to CHA 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. Before joining CHA, Travis worked with David, CHA’s Construction Manager, to build homes. Now, Travis coordinates sub-contractors, keeps construction on schedule, and applies his carpentry skills to CHA’s custom design elements.     

Field Superintendent

Riley Hancock

Riley has over 10 years of experience in residential construction and has a passion for creating memorable projects. His daily tasks include site management and making sure projects are moving forward in a timely matter. He loves a fun challenge and is proud to work with such a unique and progressive team. 

Project 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 CHA, 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