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Meet the Team

Christopher D. Kidd

 AIA, ALA, RIBA

President

Chris began the firm in August of 1995 with a partner and since that time the firm has expanded in expertise and depth of staff. Chris is licensed in 45 States and oversees the daily operations of CKA and is responsible for marketing, financial, and project management. Chris works directly with our clients and is dedicated to the profession of Architecture and the Community.

Christopher Kidd

Nicki C. Shady
MBA

 

Director of Operations

Menomonee Falls

 

Nicki came to CKA in 2017 after almost three years working as a consultant for the firm. With over 25 years of practical business experience, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm.

Nicki Shady
Thea Watters

Thea Watters

AIA, ALA, LEED AP+

Director of Architecture  Milwaukee

Thea joined CKA in 2005 and during that time has formed many lasting relationships with her clients. She works closely with Milwaukee Public Schools, as well as with numerous commercial and medical facility developers around the country. Creative space planning for adaptive reuse is of particular interest to her. She is a Licensed Architect in eight states, including Wisconsin.

Steve Hagman

Steven (Steve) Hagman

Director of Engineering  Menomonee Falls

Aaron Phillips

Senior Project Manager 

Milwaukee

Aaron finished his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies in May 2008 and joined Christopher Kidd and Associates. His work ethic and drive is evident in his work and personal interests.  Aaron has a strong ability to manage several jobs in different phases all in which require detailed technical and engineering coordination.

Aaron Phillips

Brandon Rozga

AIA, ALA, NCARB

Senior Project Manager  Menomonee Falls

Brandon joined the CKA in 2007 and has designed and managed the creation of hundreds of dialysis clinics, medical office buildings, and other commercial projects throughout the country.  Brandon is a Licensed Architect in twelve states including Wisconsin.

Brandon Rozga
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Jason T. Pyne

Senior Project Manager  Menomonee Falls

With over 20 years of architectural experience at CKA, Jason has become an expert in the design and construction of commercial architecture including medical and retail offices, dialysis centers and car dealerships.  Although he enjoys problem solving and connecting with his clients, his real passion comes from rolling up his sleeves and spending hours at the drafting table.

Chad Tracy

Chad Tracy

Junior Design Associate  Menomonee Falls

Matthew (Matt) Luck

Senior Project Manager 

Milwaukee

Matt has been with CKA since 2011 and has more than 20 years of experience in the architecture industry.  He specializes in the design, detailing, and construction administration of shell construction.  His architectural knowledge spans a variety of genres, including medical, retail, business offices and educational facilities, consisting of both renovations and ground up construction.

Matt Luck

Chara L. De Smith

Design Associate 

Milwaukee

Chara came to CKA in the fall of 2017 after working in the real estate industry.  She enjoys getting to know her clients, so they can tackle their design challenges together.  Working on the Milwaukee Rescue Mission’s lobby renovation is a favorite of Chara’s.  She also works on a variety of educational and medical facilities.

Chara De Smith
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Jason (Jay) Rehm

Project Manager 

Milwaukee

Jason has been part of the CKA team since 2015 and focuses mainly on ground-up construction and renovations of medical facilities throughout the United States.  He also works closely with Milwaukee Public Schools and local municipalities on various civic projects.  His first two story building for American Renal Associates, Middletown Shell remains one of his favorite projects.

Josh Steinberg

Joshua (Josh) Steinberg

Senior Project Manager  Menomonee Falls

Josh joined CKA in 2007 and has since enjoys taking a client’s vision and drafting it into something that will eventually come to life.  Josh has played a key role in the design and construction administration of hundreds of commercial and medical facilities across the country.  One of his favorite projects is Fresenius Kidney Care’s Aurora Shell.

Not pictured:

Elijah Custer

Project Manager

Fort Collins

Dale Damrow

Senior Plumbing Designer

Sheboygan

Beth Eaton

Accounts Payable Specialist

Menomonee Falls

Benjamin (Ben) Shoemaker   

IT Administrator/Building Systems

Menomonee Falls

Connor Shady

Marketing Coordinator/Office Manager/Accounts Receivable Assistant

Menomonee Falls

Hytham Jaraba

Junior Design Associate

Milwaukee

Sarah Less

Director of Architecture

Fort Collins

Zachariah (Zach) Hanson

Senior Project Manager

Fort Collins

Julia Pipia

Architectural Intern

Menomonee Falls

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