WHO WE ARE

Since 1934, we have used close client interaction as the basis of an architectural practice built around imagination, integrity, and personal service. We use the latest design software to ensure rapid and reliable service, are great problem solvers, and we strive to bring the future of design trends.

OUR HISTORY

We can trace our roots back all the way to the 1920s with some of our original partners working on the original Reno County Courthouse before creating their own firm. Over the years we have had many partners and seen many name changes. In 1999 we officially became known as Landmark Architects.

OUR HISTORY

We can trace our roots back all the way to the 1920s with some of our original partners working on the original Reno County Courthouse before creating their own firm. Over the years we have had many partners and seen many name changes. In 1999 we officially became known as Landmark Architects.

HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1920’s

    • Smith & English establishes an architectural practice in Hutchinson.
    • Otho McCrackin comes to town and works for another local firm. He designed the Christian Science Church at 14th and Main
    • Ken Miller starts working for W.E. Hulse, Architects for the Reno County Courthouse at First and Adams.
  • 1930’s

    • McCrackin started his own office in 1934
    • In 1936, Otho was awarded the commission for Hutchinson Junior College, the building now known as Lockman Hall. Otho asked Rusty Hiett to join him as a partner, Ken Miller also worked with Otho and Rusty on Lockman Hall.
  • 1950’s

    • After World War II Ray Hockett and Ken Miller joined Smith & English and the name became English, Miller and Hockett. They primarily did hospital and commercial work.
    • The re-established McCrackin and Hiett firm was doing many of the Dillon Stores.
    • Marshal Walker joined Smith and English in 1952 and Dale Dronberger joined McCrackin and Hiett in the same year.
    • Harold English died in 1957, and in 1958 the two firms merged to become McCrackin, Miller, Hiett, Hockett and Dronberger, Architects & Engineers. The office was located in First Federal Savings and Loan Building at 9th and Main.
    • Bob Arbuckle graduated with a degree in structural engineering and returned to his native Hutchinson in 1956 after working in Denver, Colorado for several years.
  • 1960

    • Bob Arbuckle became a partner in the firm and Otho McCrackin retired so the firm name became Miller, Hiett, Hockett, Dronberger and Arbuckle.
    • Larry McLain joins the firm after earning his Mechanical Engineering Degree
  • 1963

    • In 1963 Marshall Walker was made a partner and the name became Miller, Hiett, Dronberger, Arbuckle and Walker.
  • 1974-1975

    • Larry McLain received his license and becomes a partner after joining the firm in 1969. He received his mechanical engineering degree from Kansas State University in 1964
    • Rusty Hiett retired after 50 years as an active partner and the firm name became Miller, Dronberger, Arbuckle, Walker and McLain.
    • Dan Link joined the firm and became licensed in 1974 after earning his architectural degree in 1971 and working a few years in Denver, Colorado.
  • 1978

    • The office remained at 9th and Main until 1978, when it relocated to the current Peoples Bank Building at 11th and Main, where it remains today.
  • 1984

    • Ken Miller worked full time until 1982 then half time until his death in 1984. The firm name was then changed to Dronberger, Arbuckle, Walker, McLain and Link.
  • 1989

    • Kelly McMurphy became licensed after joining the firm in 1986. He started as a summer intern in 1984 then graduated in 1986 with an Architectural degree from the University of Kansas
  • 1992-1994

    • Marshall Walker retired in December 1992
    • Dale Dronberger retired in December 1993
    • Kelly became a partner in 1994.
    • The firm became known as Architects and Engineering Consultant
  • 1999

    • In 1998, Larry, Dan and Kelly began a search for an office name more easily identifiable with the firm’s Central Kansas roots and work ethic. After it was pointed out the firm was often involved in the design of many landmark projects for our clients, Landmark Architects and Engineers became the logical new name for the firm.
    • On January 1, 1999 the name was officially changed.
    • Bob Arbuckle retired in 1999 after 39 years with the firm.
    • Sarah Sipe joined the firm full time after working as a summer intern in 1995. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Kansas State University
  • 2003

    • Larry McLain retired in 2003 after 34 years with the firm.
  • 2012

    • Sarah Sipe becomes a partner after receiving her license in 2008.
  • 2017

    • Dan Link retired after 44 years

 

OUR TEAM

D. Kelly McMurphy, A.I.A

D. Kelly McMurphy, A.I.A

PARTNER

Project Management, Architectural Design, Specification Writing, and Construction Documents

Sarah K. Sipe, A.I.A

Sarah K. Sipe, A.I.A

PARTNER

Project Management, Architectural Design, Specification Writing, and Construction Documents

Bob Lansdowne

Bob Lansdowne

Construction Inspector

Ellie M. Dozier, LEED-GA

Ellie M. Dozier, LEED-GA

Interior Design and Construction Documents

Whitney Knutson

Whitney Knutson

Interior Design, Construction Documents, Computer Renderings, Marketing & Social Media

Corey Young

Corey Young

Architectural Drafting

Angie Rodriguez

Angie Rodriguez

Office Manager

 

1020 N Main St Hutchinson, KS 67501

Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM

620.663.5421

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1020 N Main St Hutchinson, KS 67501

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620.663.5421

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