Meet the Architectural Innovations Team


Brett Prather, Principal holds a BA in Architecture from Kansas State University. During his career, he has acted as the lead architect in a variety of projects, including scholastic, medical, liturgical, office, warehouse, restaurant, and kitchen design. His experience ranges from new construction to additions, remodels, and pre-engineered construction. He is a registered architect in the states of Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Georgia, Texas, Missouri, Michigan, Florida and pending in Oklahoma. 

"It's the moment after the official dedication of a project when you share in the client's joy; their expression, the way they touch the building. That's when I am reminded of exactly why I practice architecture."

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Dale Hermes, Principal holds a BA in Architecture from Kansas State University. He has been a partner in at Architectural Innovations since 1996. His career strengths are detailed design work, with a focus on religious and commercial projects. His sketches and hand renderings breathe life into every project. 

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 Butch McKinney, Project Manager knows that the design is in the details. He is well versed in construction methods. From the initial stages of any project, he is thinking about different parts of the design and how they will fit together. He knows when to be serious but can lighten up any situation - this makes him a great project manager. 

"Quality control is a very critical part of a project; attention to detail and quick thinking give the designer, and most importantly the client, peace of mind."

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Jeanne Phillips, Interior Designer is a talented designer whose skillset manages to tie an entire room together, giving each space it's own flair. She works hand in hand with each respective client from the beginning to ensure a seamless project. 

"Design is like cooking a fine food. It is exciting to look at options, organize it, collaborate, and then sit back and enjoy the results!"

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Kristi Hunter, Project Architect holds a BA in Architecture with a minor in Business from Kansas State University. She brings over 10 years of experience to the Architectural Innovations team. She enjoys working with both the Wichita and Colorado Springs offices.  She assists with all projects and truly finds fulfillment in bringing a client's dream to fruition.  

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Karla Miller, Office Manager She brings over 7 years of experience to the Architectural Innovations team.  She sends friendly reminders to keep everyone on track and making sure that they turn in their hours so we can get paid.  From billing to keeping track of everything from projects to birthdays. She is organized, efficient, and ready to throw a party at the drop of a hat. Don't let her size fool you - she is the ready, aim, fire! - providing focus for a quality business experience. 

"My job is behind the scenes supporting our owners and our staff to ensure that everything is running smoothly as they meet our client's needs!"

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