Susan Richards Johnson, AIA

Senior Principal

Susan Richards Johnson is regionally recognized for her expertise in the area of historic preservation and architecture. As a Women-Owned Business, she has owned and operated her architectural practice since 1987. Susan specializes in historic rehabilitation, restoration, building assessment and survey and adaptive re-use projects. She has successfully consulted on numerous significant National Register and National Historic Landmark properties throughout Missouri and Kansas. Her extensive knowledge includes every phase of the architectural practice from planning and project management, to design and client collaboration through construction administration. She enjoys her work and has lectured on historic preservation and design related issues. Susan is passionate about our culturally and architecturally significant historic properties and believes in the value of preserving our heritage while planning for future growth and development.

Angie Geist Gaebler, AIA, LEED AP BD+C


Angie Gaebler leads the firm in their preservation efforts. Her award-winning work includes a diverse body of preservation, rehabilitation and adaptive use projects throughout the Midwest and East Coast regions. After earning her Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania, Angie has developed methodologies for analyzing historic properties through detailed assessment and research. Her technical expertise has proven beneficial when designing sensitive and creative solutions for architecturally and culturally significant historic properties. Angie has experience working with a variety of clients, including governmental entities, private developers, community groups and individual owners She often provides preservation consulting to other architectural practices and developers for rehabilitation, additions and new construction projects when historic context may be impacted by the proposed changes. Her experience includes every phase of the architectural process, including historical research, building assessment, design, bidding and site observation. Angie believes that quality construction is achieved through quality detailing and enjoys working in the field with contractors to achieve exceptional results.

Trudy Faulkner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C


Trudy Faulkner has gained a wealth of expertise, primarily in the Midwest region, in the field of historic preservation. Her diverse work experience includes adaptive reuse and new construction projects with a specialty in designing for historically significant buildings and contexts. Trudy’s design sensibilities along with her technical knowledge of the built environment have produced many successful and award winning projects. Her skills range from initial concept drawings through construction documents, technical survey of existing structures and report writing. She excels at project management and working with contractors in the field to create a positive, lasting impact in our community.

Claire Ashbrook, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Architect

Claire Ashbrook has a diverse range of experience in the design and construction industry with knowledge extending across the fields of architectural design, construction project management, and research documentation, with specialization in historic preservation. She has worked on large international high-rises to James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange, Virginia. In addition to her architectural and preservation expertise, Claire has managed construction projects, developing detailed bids, cost analysis assessments, and generated construction sequencing/phasing scenarios. This experience has provided her with a strong understanding of the challenges that arise throughout the development and construction phases of a project.

Amanda E. Moore, Assoc. AIA

Project Architect

Amanda E. Moore combines her passion for history with a diverse range of experience in in architectural design and historic preservation. She has been involved in every phase of the architectural processes, specializing in restoration, rehabilitation and historically compatible new design projects. After graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University, she gained valuable restoration and preservation experience while working on the restoration of the Kansas Statehouse. She earned her Master of Historic Preservation degree from the University of Maryland where she expanded her knowledge of historic building research and documentation. She is adept at performing existing building assessments and developing treatment recommendations that are compliant with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards.