NEW SELSER SCHAEFER PARTNERS:
Hank Spieker and Bret Pfeifer will join Selser Schaefer Architects founders Robert Schaefer and Janet Selser as part owners of the growing architectural firm. From left in the photo are Bret Pfeifer, Robert Schaefer, Janet Selser and Hank Spieker.
“This is a historic and very exciting day in the history of our company,” says Selser. “Hank and Bret have proven themselves to be leaders within the architectural industry and have also emerged as true leaders within our firm.”
Spieker brings his own unique set of leadership skills to his new role at the firm.
“Hank possesses great intuition,” says Schaefer. “Ever since Hank joined the firm, Janet and I took note of his remarkable charisma and creativity. Combine those leadership traits with his eye for good design, and you have an individual that has great potential to take Selser Schaefer Architects beyond where it has ever been.”
Janet sites Bret’s design and management of large and complex projects as two characteristics that separate him from his peers.
“Bret has the ability to portray ultimate confidence and poise even when faced with daunting tasks,” says Selser. “Whether it’s designing the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa Hardesty Arts Center or developing a masterplan for an area school district, Bret develops a unique understanding of each client’s needs and has a list of very satisfied clients.”
“It’s a real honor to be asked to help lead Selser Schaefer Architects,” says Spieker. “I am a firm believer in what this firm stands for and the work that we do. The opportunity to continue to build our community and empower our team to do great things is very exciting.”
“This is truly a humbling opportunity for me,” says Pfeifer. “I have been privileged in my time at Selser Schaefer Architects to work with talented and remarkable individuals. I’m excited to continue to work hand-in-hand with Bob, Janet and Hank in moving our firm forward.”
Spieker is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. He is both a registered architect and a registered interior designer in Oklahoma. Since joining the firm in 1997, he has completed projects for Tulsa-based Church on the Move, Broken Arrow Schools, as well as 200 East Brady office building for Wallace Engineering in the Brady Arts District and the Hogan Assessments office building in nearby Greenwood, among many others.
Pfeifer is also a graduate of Oklahoma State University. He is a registered architect in Oklahoma and Texas. Recent notable projects include two new elementary schools for Stillwater Public Schools and the design of the OK School for the Visual and Performing Arts. His expertise was also key in the design and management of the Art & Humanities Council of Tulsa Hardesty Arts Center in the Brady Arts District.