North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship, for HH Architects
North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship

Looking to relocate amongst the corporate campuses in North Dallas, NDCBF utilized this opportunity to create a new identity that speaks to its new found surroundings. This 1,300- seat, multi-purpose performance venue includes a multi-purpose rehearsal space. Seeking to create a destination spot to recharge through fellowship and worship, the buildings are nestled within the natural vegetation helping to develop a sense of “retreat”. With high visibility from the adjacent highway, the primary building elevation utilizes a window-wall façade for a sense of transparency and openness.

Completion

2013

Location

Plano, Texas

Scope

86,900 sf

Services

Strategic Planning

Master Planning

Architecture

Interior Design

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John Main

Specifications, Registered Architect

Education

Bachelor of Architecture
Ball State University

Professional Affiliations

AIA

Strengths

Focus
Discipline
Maximizer
Achiever
Relator

Hometown

Hobart, IN

Melanie Hanna

Melanie Hanna

Creative Director, Registered Interior Designer

Melanie N. Hanna is Creative Director at HH Architects. In her tenure with HH, she has served as a creative resource and lead interior designer on multiple projects and is an integral part of the firm’s Business Development and Marketing efforts. Melanie has over 14 years of design experience which started with a Hospitality Design internship in Thailand. She has a deep-rooted passion for servant leadership, building relationships, and transforming clients’ core visions into impactful design solutions. Melanie has served her community through various organizations including Centenary College Chi Omega House Corp Board, Louisiana State Exhibit Museum Board, NORLA Historic Preservation Project Board, Make-A-Wish, Junior League, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, NEWH, AIA, and ASID. When Melanie is not designing, she’s supermom to two vibrant girls, curating a new house project, or being a wanderlust.

Education

Bachelor of Human Sciences
Double Major | Interior Design & Hospitality
Stephen F. Austin State University

Personal Affiliations

AIA Shreveport (Past Member)
ASID (Past Member)
Networking Executive Women in Hospitality (Past Member)
USGBC (Past Member)
Junior League of Shreveport Bossier
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum Friends of the Board (Past Board Member)
Make A Wish Foundation Wish Granter

Professional Affiliations

RID, NCIDQ

Strengths

Relator
Strategic
Activator
Input
Responsibility

Hometown

Texarkana, TX

Bruce Woody

President, CEO

Bruce is CEO and President of HH Architects, coordinating the firm’s activities. He brings to the project 31 years of design experiences in master planning and campus design, and is able to intuitively navigate the client’s needs. He believes in mission driven spaces, and understands it’s impact on the user experience. In addition to his role as President, he serves as Principle-in-Charge on multiple projects, while developing creative solutions to keep projects on time and on budget. His attention to architectural design and quality details helps clients bring their dreams and vision to reality.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture
University of Arkansas

Professional Affiliations

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Dallas Chapter

Texas Society of Architects (TSA)

Board Member for University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design “Dean’s Circle” Advisory Board

Board of Directors & Financial Council for Sunny Glen Children’s Home

Board Member for Dallas Academy | 2004-2008

Committee Member for AIA Design Awards Committee | 1999-2001

Vice President Lake Cities Girls’ Fast Pitch Association; Representing Regional Coaches Associations for ASA, NSA, and USSSA League Regulations | 1997-2003

Strengths

Futuristic
Significance
Command
Focus
Achiever

Hometown

Bossier City, LA

Mark Ashcraft

Senior Associate, Director of Design Strategy

Mark R Ashcraft is a senior associate of HH Architects, currently serving as the Director of Design Strategy for the firm. During his 20-year tenure, Mark has cultivated his belief in a collaborative approach design helping to ensure a projects successful completion with design excellence. He is passionate about sharing the strategic thinking behind design, how it shapes the user experience, and the importance of being mission (impact) driven in those efforts. Coupled with his passion for creating spaces to connect people together, Mark quickly discerns the client’s needs and transforms them into conceptual designs for inspiring and impactful spaces.

When Mark is not spending time outdoors with his family, he is finding new avenues of expression through art, tooling leather, woodcarving, building – basically anything he can make with his hands.

Education

Bachelor of Environmental Design
Texas A&M University 

Strengths

Context
Connectedness
Strategic
Relator
Belief

Hometown

Beaumont, TX

Lon Braselton

Associate, Registered Architect

Lon joined HH Architects in 2014 after working for over 10 years in other architectural offices and an additional 10 years in private practice. Responsibilities have extended from project concept and zoning/code research to master planning, schematic design, design development, construction documents, specifications, and construction administration. Specialties include pay application reviews for financial institutions on projects as well as serving as the Owners representative for multiple projects.

Education

Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice
Sam Houston State University

Personal Affiliations

Texas Registered Architect (TBAE)

Professional Affiliations

RA

Strengths

Individualization
Harmony
Deliberative
Context
Learner

Hometown

Lubbock, TX

Ann Colsanto

Administrative Assistant

Education

EMT
Central Texas College

Strengths

Harmony
Discipline
Consistency
Achiever
Responsibility

Hometown

Garland, TX

Sharon Cowart

Registered Interior Designer

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Interior Design
Pratt Institute

Personal Affiliations

National Charity League, PTA

Professional Affiliations

RID

Strengths

Positivity
Woo
Maximixer
Communication
Strategic

Hometown

Odessa, TX

Hillary Davis

Design Professional

Education

Bachelor of Environmental Design
Texas A&M

Strengths

Includer
Developer
Restorative
Adaptability
Connectedness

Hometown

San Antonio, TX

Joel Diehl

Marketing/Finance

Education

Bachelor of Human Resources
Purdue University

Personal Affiliations

Purdue Alumni Assocation

Strengths

Harmony
Analytical
Deliberative
Consistency
Intellection

Hometown

Chicago, IL

Bevin Douglas

Design Professional

Education

Bachelor of General Studies
Southern New Hampshire University

Strengths

Responsibility
Relator
Belief
Consistency
Strategic

Hometown

Phoenix, AZ

Nan Gammon

Senior Associate, Registered Interior Designer

Nan Gammon has been shaping spaces for as long as she can remember, first as a dancer / choreographer and then as an Interior Designer. Both are means of creative expression intended to enhance the impact of being in a space. Her Interior Design experience spans Corporate, Medical, Government, Education, Multifamily and Religious, with projects as diverse as a Heart Hospital in Albuquerque to a warehouse lofts conversion in Chicago to Gothic cathedrals in Texas. Her projects in various states have been recognized with multiple BOMA Toby and WFX Awards. Ms. Gammon is a Senior Associate with HH Architects, joining the firm in 2006.

Education

Associate Degree, Interior Design
El Centro College | 1981

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Southern Methodist University | 1974

Personal Affiliations

Certified Pilates Instructor

Professional Affiliations

RID, NCIDQ, LEED Green Associate

Strengths

Maximizer
Connectedness
Strategic
Input
Arranger

Clay Kinney

Principal, Registered Architect

Clay Kinney is a LEED AP certified architect and principal of HH Architects. He has over 26 years of work experience with the firm. Clay brings quality design to every project. He led the way in implementing the BIM process at HH Architects. This program promotes value-added digital visualization, simulation and optimization technologies to increase quality and efficiency throughout the project lifecycle. It has helped our clients by being a reliable source of information with reduces the need for regathering and reformatting information. His advanced technology skills and attention to quality design detail make him a valuable asset to the project team.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Architecture
UT Arlington

Professional Affiliations

AIA, LEED AP BD+C, USGBC

Strengths

Responsibility
Deliberative
Developer
Adaptability
Arranger

Hometown

Kilgore, TX

Gary Kirchoff

Principal, Registered Architect

Gary Kirchoff îs a principal with HH Architects and is presently serving in the capacity of a Project Manager and Quality Assurance for the firm. Gary has been at HH Architects for 20 years throughout an overall 40 year presence in the profession of Architecture. Gary has been involved in the management, master planning, design and production of projects during the majority of his tenure as an architect. Special attention to detail in projects has also opened doors for Quality Assurance input. That attention to detail permeates throughout the planning, design and production process.

Gary enjoys involvement in the mentoring process of developing young and aggressive intern architects and interior designers. A collaborative approach to project management, design and production fosters this opportunity for close communication and continual feedback with young professionals. When not engaged in the work environment, Gary is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys the natural environment and pursues opportunities for hiking, backpacking, camping and other outdoor events. Involvement in scouting both currently and in the past with now adult children has been an important part of community service and additional opportunities for mentoring and youth development.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture
Texas Tech University

Personal Affiliations

BSA, BSA-Woodbadge, BSA-OA, NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, GOA (Gun Owners of America)

Professional Affiliations

AIA, LEED AP, CDT, RA, TSA

Strengths

Context
Belief
Connectedness
Adaptability
Achiever

Hometown

Lubbock, TX

Jim Konowitz

Director of Contract Administration

Jim is a Senior Associate with HH Architects and is the Director of Contract Administration Services. He has served as the Contract Administrator on a wide variety of projects for the firm for 30 plus years, including religious, educational, municipal, recreational and corporate. Prior to joining HH Architects, Jim’s experience also includes work on city and county government offices, health care facilities, low-rise office buildings and warehouses as well as sports and recreational facilities.

Jim’s past experience as an Architectural Draftsman in the preparation of construction documents and his knowledge and experience with construction methods make him ideally suited to the role of Contract Administrator. He joined the firm in 1990 and has proven to be a valuable asset to the owner and project team, providing excellent construction project administration skills as well as a keen attention to details.

Education

Associates Degree in Architecture Technology
Indiana Vocational Technical College

Strengths

Responsibility
Focus
Deliberative
Analytical
Maximizer

Yoosook Lee

Registered Architect

Education

Bachelor of Architecture
University of Texas at Austin

Professional Affiliations

AIA, LEED Green Associate

Strengths

Discipline
Analytical
Harmony
Achiever
Responsibility

Hometown

Seoul, Korea

Loc Nguyen

Design Professional

Education

Bachelor of Architecture
University of Arkansas – Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design

Professional Affiliations

LEED AP BD+C

Strengths

Belief
Responsibility
Developer
Futuristic
Connectedness

Hometown

Allen, TX

Mitch Harding

Principal, Registered Architect

Mitch Harding is a principal of the firm who has been working in the religious field of design for 20+ years, and with HH Architects for 15+.  Mitch works with almost all new clients on strategic planning and positioning, master-planning and design efforts.  His desire to serve with his local church in AV, Youth, and Leadership has also allowed him to have a unique viewpoint when working with clients.  Small project or large, Mitch is dedicated to using his talents and abilities in a way that furthers our client needs and desires.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Business Administration
Minor in Mathematics

Texas Tech University

Professional Affiliations

Architect, 2001, Texas, #17405
LEED® Accredited Professional, 2001
N.C.A.R.B. Certification (pending)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Texas Society of Architects (TSA)
United States Green Building Council, member at large
AIA Dallas Sustainable Design Committee
Member at large AIA Dallas Communities by Design Committee
Member at large Garland ISD
Facilities Committee Bond Input 2017

Strengths

Woo
Communicator
Positivity
Achiever
Strategic

Hometown

Alice Springs, Australia

Ray Thomas

Senior Associate, Registered Architect

Ray Thomas is a project architect at HH Architects starting in 2004. Before HH, Ray worked in his home community of Bryan/College Station for 10 years working on an eclectic mix of project types ranging from high-end restaurants to university projects, a few of which also included construction management. This “hands on” approach and wide-ranging diversity in projects set the basis for Ray’s real desire to use his skills and experience to participate in advancing God’s kingdom. While studying architecture at Texas A&M University Ray was exposed to the concepts of passive design and sustainable architecture which fueled a desire for smarter building design. Ray’s hobbies include music (especially in the form of percussion), woodworking & construction, and sports recreation. Ray has taken the role of servant in his community at Church, serving with Habitat for Humanity & Elder Aid organizations.

Education

Bachelor of Environmental Design
Texas A&M University

Personal Affiliations

Deacon at Grace Bible Southwood

Professional Affiliations

LEED AP, AIA

Strengths

Empathy
Harmony
Relator
Developer
Positivity

Hometown

Bryan, Texas

Katya Yoder

Architectural Intern

Education

Associates in Interior Design
El Centro College

Strengths

Context
Discipline
Deliberative
Restorative
Intellection

Hometown

Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Rebecca Woody

Administrative Assistant

Education

The University of Oklahoma

Hometown

Lindsay, Oklahoma

Tom Willis

Senior Associate, Registered Architect

Tom is a senior associate of HH Architects and serves as a Project Manager for the firm. He is dedicated to each and every project, has a passion for his work, and more importantly the impact it has on community. He has a clear insight to faith-based work and religious facility design which guides him in leading a project to a successful outcome. Tom has many client partnerships over multiple project phases. His attention to detail and quality design make him a valuable asset to the Design Team.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture
Auburn University

Personal Affiliations

Member of First Baptist Church Dallas

Professional Affiliations

RA, TBAE

Strengths

Intellection
Responsibility
Connectedness
Learner
Achiever

Hometown

Huntsville, Alabama

Johanna Williams

Senior Associate

Johanna Williams joined HH Architects in 2006 and serves as Project Designer. She has a passion for BIM and strives to inspire others to use the technology to its fullest capabilities. As the office BIM leader, she enjoys researching and implementing new ways to improve efficiency, timelines, and consistency in al aspects of design. She thrives on order and brings a methodical, common sense approach to the documentation of each project. In her free time, Johanna enjoys live music and road trips with her husband and son, seeking out great burgers, off-the-wall attractions, and historic architecture.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture
Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University

Strengths

Input
Responsibility
Intellection
Relator
Learner

Hometown

Lubbock, TX

Robert Watters

Design Professional

Education

Bachelor of Architecture
University of Oklahoma

Strengths

Competition
Responsibility
Restorative
Communication
Strategic

Hometown

Wilburton, OK

Brandon Walls

Design Professional

Education

Bachelor of Environmental Design
Texas A&M University

Personal Affiliations

Member of Woodcreek Church

Strengths

Relator
Ideation
Communication
Context
Restorative

Hometown

Murphy, TX

Tyler Thayer

Design Professional

Education

Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Masters in Architecture

Undergrad at Portland State University, Class of 2018. M. ARCH at Texas A&M University, Class of 2020

Personal Affiliations

Member of Watermark Community Church

Strengths

Context
Restorative
Responsibility
Activator
Belief

Hometown

Sherwood, OR

Laura Taylor Nickell

Senior Associate, Registered Interior Designer

Laura joined HH Architects in March of 2011 after gaining five years of experience in Healthcare and Senior Living at another firm. Her ability to coordinate with the architectural team and effectively communicate design intent with the client make her an invaluable team member.

Education

Bachelor of Science of Interior Design
Harding University

Professional Affiliations

RID, LEED AP

Strengths

Developer
Empathy
Maximizer
Connectedness
Belief

Hometown

Grand Prairie, TX

Tyler Shafer

Design Professional

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy
Masters in Architecture
The University of Texas at Arlington

Personal Affiliations

AIA, NCARB, Texas Society of Architects, UTA School of Arch Alumni

Professional Affiliations

Assoc. AIA

Strengths

Ideation
Strategic
Command
Relator
Self-Assurance

Hometown

Dallas, TX

Nikki Self

Design Professional

Education

Bachelor of Architecture – Minors in Business and GIS
University of Oklahoma

Strengths

Ideation
Developer
Restorative
Woo
Positivity

Hometown

Oklahoma City, OK

Yelena Ptashinskaya

Project Architect

Education

Bachelor of Architecture
Belarus State Technical University

Professional Affiliations

RA, Texas Registered Architect (TBAE)

Strengths

Context
Responsibility
Intellection
Input
Adaptability

Hometown

Minsk, Belarus

Jax Powell

Design Professional

Education

Bachelor of Architecture
University of Arkansas – Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design

Professional Affiliations

Assoc. AIA

Strengths

Learner
Individualization
Strategic
Intellection
Analytical

Hometown

St. Louis, MO

Gail Pilling

Senior Associate, Director of Finance

Education

Art/Accounting
State of University of New York DCCCD

Strengths

Achiever
Consistency
Maximizer
Relator
Responsibility

Hometown

Buffalo, NY

Shanthi Pardieu

Associate, Design Professional

Education

Bachelor of Architecture
University of New Mexico

Strengths

Empathy
Archiver
Positivity
Maximizer
Developer

Hometown

Moriarty, NM