Greater Tulsa Reporter
ARCHITECTURAL FIRM LEADERSHIP: Leaders of Selser Schaefer Architects are, from left, Shane Aaron, Jeff Thomas, Janet Selser, Bob Schaefer, Whitney Stauffer, Hank Spieker and Nathan Koob.
Selser Schaefer Architects has promoted Shane Aaron AIA, Nathan Koob AIA, LEED AP, Whitney Stauffer, and Jeff Thomas LEED AP BD+C, RAS to Partners. These new Partners will join Hank Spieker, AIA as leaders of the growing architectural firm.
“This is a very exciting day for our company and the growth of our firm,” says Selser Schaefer Architects co-founder Janet Selser. “These new partners are designers, managers, and leaders with the ability to create and guide large and complex projects. Their leadership will continue to empower our team as they take this firm to greater heights.”
Shane Aaron AIA is a graduate of Drury University and is a licensed architect in Oklahoma and Texas. Since joining the firm in 2007, Aaron has completed projects for Broken Arrow Public Schools, Tulsa-based Church on the Move, as well as the H-E-B Grocery Company in San Antonio and the new ambulatory surgery center for Gastroenterology Specialists, Inc. in Tulsa.
Nathan Koob AIA, LEED AP is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and is a licensed architect with over 18 years of experience. Prior to starting at the firm in 2014, Koob managed many notable projects including the Multi-Purpose Event Center at Northeastern State University, Baylor University’s Simpson Athletics and Academic Center and the Spring Lake Public Works Complex in Sand Springs. Most recently, Koob’s experience in project management was key for the Tulsa Ballet’s Hardesty Center for Dance Education.
Whitney Stauffer is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She started her career in the corporate communications department for a large global entertainment company in Los Angeles before returning to her roots and ultimately joining the firm in 2013. Her experience in business development and corporate communications has been key to the success of the firm.
Jeff Thomas LEED AP BD+C, RAS joined the firm in 1998 and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. Thomas is a registered accessibility specialist and serves as a contract administrator for the firm. His experience has been instrumental in projects that include the H-E-B Grocery Company in San Antonio, Hardesty Center for Dance Education in Broken Arrow, the Phillips Auditorium Remodel for Tulsa Community College, Morton Comprehensive Health Center in Tulsa, as well as the Cherokee Nation’s Jack Brown Center in Tahlequah.
A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Hank Spieker AIA is both a licensed architect and a licensed interior designer in Oklahoma. He joined the firm in 1997 and was announced as partner in 2014. His leadership has been integral on projects for a range of clients including Hogan Assessment Systems, Church on the Move, Broken Arrow Public Schools, and Whataburger, among many others.
Robert Schaefer and Selser will continue to play an integral role at Selser Schaefer Architects. They will transition to a larger mentorship role, providing their industry and design expertise to the new partners and firm associates. Despite the change in leadership, the name and quality services of the firm will remain the same.
“Each of these partners possess a unique skillset,” says Robert Schaefer. “These individuals have proven themselves to not only be leaders within the industry, but true leaders within our firm. I know their collective expertise will serve our clients well.”