Our Experience

Robert F, Vanney, NCARB, OAA, AAA, AIBC, MAA, SAA, Maine Licensed Architect

Robert F. Vanney, RA, brings more than 30 years of architectural and interior design experience to the firm he founded in 1987.  He is well known for his strong design ability and in-depth knowledge of building technology.  This knowledge enables the firm to more thoroughly translate design concepts into built form.

As owner of Robert F. Vanney, Architect, Bob has guided the firm through the design and construction documentation efforts on restaurants, national retail stores, multi‑screen movie theaters, retail shopping centers and office buildings.  The expertise he brings to these projects includes an in-depth knowledge of national retail design & process, city planning processes, appropriate design aesthetic to match the client's needs, building technology and developing lease-able, manageable building space.

Education:     Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction, 1983             
                      University of Minnesota                               
                                                      
                      Associate Degree in Architectural Design & Technology, 1974 
                      NTCI, Wisconsin                                       
           

Registrations & Society Memberships

Member – NCARB, OAA, AAA, Architect AIBC, MAA, SAA
Registered Architect - Minnesota – Base State
Registered in 47 US States,
Washington, DC,
5 Canadian Provinces

Co‑Instructor for NCARB, 1984
Former National Director of the Student Association Of AIA
Former Board Member of the MSAIA
Lecturer ‑ University of Minnesota, School of Interior Design
Former Chairperson ‑ Architectural Advisory Board, Dakota County Vocational College

Dean Kruger

Dean has been with Vanney Associates since September, 1993. He attended Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, MN where he earned an A.A.S. degree in Architectural Technology. Dean has been a project manager on the REI account since 2003. Prior to that he had been part of the Eddie Bauer, Nine West, AT&T and commercial building teams.

Outside of the office, Dean enjoys coaching/watching his three sons' baseball and hockey teams, spending time with his family at the cabin in Northwestern Wisconsin, snowmobiling and other outdoor activities.

Eric D. Grambow

Eric has worked at Vanney Associates, Inc. since 2001, specializing in Construction Documents for International Dairy Queen/Orange Julius and AT&T. Eric also has experience in other national retail accounts such as REI, Eddie Bauer, Treza, BCBGMAXAZRIA and Suncoast Motion Pictures. Eric has extensive experience in AutoCAD drawings, including layer systems, formatting and organization of drawings.

When not at work, Eric enjoys the outdoors, fishing and camping with his wife and daughter.

James J. Hoepfl

Jim has worked at Vanney Associates, Inc. for thirteen years and has been a Project Manager for seven of those years.  Jim has specialized in International Dairy Queen /Orange Julius and AT&T. Jim has also been a member of the Eddie Bauer, Treza, Nine West and Red Wing Shoes teams. Jim has extensive experience in AutoCAD drawings, including layer systems, formatting and organization of drawings.

When not at work, Jim enjoys bowling, softball and time spent at his cabin with his wife and two sons.

Jeffrey Schuerman

Jeff has been an employee at Vanney Associates, Inc. since December, 2003. Jeff came to VA with twenty years of experience in Architecture after graduating with an Associate Degree. Jeff works on Building projects including Theaters, Mini Storage Facilities and Light Commercial Building projects. He has worked on retail projects for clients such as Scandia Down, Eddie Bauer, Golf Galaxy, BCBGMAXAZRIA, IDQ, AT&T and is particularly interested in CAD Management.

During his free time, Jeff enjoys hunting and fishing, most sports and outdoor activities, especially during the fall season (GO PACK GO).

Ryan Reinardy

Ryan has been an employee at VA since February, 1997. Ryan has an Associate of Applied Science in Architecture at Dakota County Technical College. Ryan has specialized in Carter's Babies and Kids. He has worked on variety of projects for clients such as REI, Eddie Bauer, Carter's, AT&T, and Nine West.

During his free time, Ryan enjoys the outdoors: hunting, fishing, hiking, etc.

Todd Gabriel

Todd first started with VA in November of 1988 and stayed until March 2001; he rejoined VA in December of 2004. Todd attended Dakota County Technical College with a degree in Architectural Technology and attended Inver Hills Community College concerning Building Inspections and code related courses. Todd has been a project manager on many retail stores over the past twenty years such as Best Buy Mobile, Brownshoe Company (Famous Footwear, Naturalizer), Nine West Group, Seattle’s Best Coffee, AT&T Wireless and BCBGMAXAZRIA as well as other commercial and residential projects.

During his free time, Todd enjoys time with his children and their sports, hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, snowmobile and Minnesota Wild hockey games.

Xai Khang

Xai has been an employee at Vanney Associates since May, 2007. Xai came to VA as in intern while completing his Associate Degree in Architectural Technology from Dakota County Technical College. At Vanney Associates, Xai works on retail projects for Nine West and has worked on building projects and REI.

During his free time, Xai enjoys spending time outdoors.

Zach Swenson

Zach has been at Vanney Associates for six years as of the beginning of this December of 2012. He graduated from Dakota County Technical College in May. He has been a member of the Eddie Bauer and AT&T project teams, as well as lending a helping hand wherever needed.

Outside of work he likes to relax and hang with family and friends and play frisbee golf, bike, and play board games.

John Lavik

John Lavik graduated from St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. He has worked in architecture since 1979 and has been a registered in the State of Minnesota since 1988. In that time he has worked on a variety of building types, including medical, municipal, hospitality and retail. He started at Vanney Associates in 1993. He has specialized in retail since 1985 and has been account manager for various national retail accounts since 1994. John has a variety of interests and took a two year sabbatical to learn glass craftsmanship at a local art glass shop.

Joshua Pemble

Josh has been an employee at VA since Sept. 2011. Josh spent ten years in the field as a residential and commercial carpenter before getting his Associates Degree in Architectural Technology from Anoka Technical College. Josh went through LEED GA training and is experienced with Revit and Autocad. Since joining VA, he has been working on Carter’s and OshKosh kids clothing stores.

During his free time, Josh enjoys fishing, hunting, remodeling his house, spending time at his family cabin in Nisswa, and spending time with his family.

Kent Roemhildt

Kent first started with Vanney Associates in April 1993 and stayed until March 2003. He rejoined VA in October of 2010. He attended Dakota County Technical College where he earned an A.A.S. degree in Architectural Technology. He has worked on a variety of projects for Carter's, AT&T, Eddie Bauer and Nine West. Kent also has 6 years of experience with casino/hotel projects.

During his free time, Kent enjoy golf, softball, hunting and fishing.

Andrea Beecher

Andrea started at Vanney Associates as an intern in May 2008. She was here for just under a year working mostly on AT&T Wireless and some other miscellaneous projects. After a short time away from the company she returned in January 2010 to work mainly on Carter’s (Babies and Kids) projects. She also helps out with other retail projects when needed.

During her free time, Andrea enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to Twins games, and spending time at the cabin.

Mike Tiedman

Mike first started with Vanney Associates in March of 2000 and stayed until August 2002. He rejoined VA in August of 2010. Mike is a registered architect in Minnesota and is a LEED Accredited Professional. His education includes a Masters of Architecture degree from North Dakota State University and an A.A.S. degree in Architectural Technology from Dakota County Technical College. Mike currently works on REI projects. In the past, he has worked on AT&T and building projects including Theaters.

During his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, softball, and being outdoors.

Therese Gilles

Therese has been an employee at VA since June 2011 as the Office Administrator. She has many years of experience providing office support. She enjoys staffing the front desk at VA, where her organizational skills are put to good use.

When not at work, Therese keeps busy with multiple properties. She also very much enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, sons-in-law, and three grandchildren.

Lucas Gustafson

Lucas graduated from Northwest Technical Institute in 2003 with an AAS degree in "Architectural Drafting and Design". After spending some time as a concrete form designer in Chicago, IL, Luc joined VA in early 2006. Here he helps with creating architectural and interior design construction documents, site surveys and anything else he can help with. His primary projects are retail stores for Brown Shoe Company, Best Buy Mobile and Eddie Bauer.

When not at work, Luc enjoys time with his wife and two kids, kayaking and cooking.

Troy Kolstad

Troy has been with Vanney Associates since October 2012. He attended Anoka Technical College in Anoka, MN, where he earned an A.A.S. degree in Architectural Technology and a certificate in Construction Estimating.

When not at the office, Troy enjoys spending time with his wife and granddaughter, trail riding ATV's with his family, and other outdoor activities.