Steve Hartke

Steve Hartke

Managing Partner / Healthcare Facility Planner
Steve has gained more than 33 years of experience in the architecture and construction field, concentrating solely on the healthcare industry for the last 28 years. His main project focus in recent years has been master facility planning, diagnostic / treatment-related facilities and inpatient units. Steve also serves as facility program manager at various healthcare facilities.

Steve is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Missouri Hospital Association (MHA), and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He earned his Bachelor of Science, Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis.


Michael Tchoukaleff

Michael Tchoukaleff

Managing Partner / Healthcare Facility Planner
Michael has gained more than 32 years of experience in a wide range of project types including medical, academic, recreational, children’s facilities, ambulatory and elderly-care facilities. His project involvement centers on planning, operational planning, programming, schematic and design development, with a special interest in pediatrics.

Michael is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and Foundation Board Member for Alton Memorial Hospital.  He earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas State University – Manhattan.


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Principal / Healthcare Facility Planner
Paul gained more than 42 years of experience exclusively in the healthcare field focusing on programming, conceptual planning and overall project management of healthcare facility projects. He has provided planning and design services to over 75 healthcare clients in 35 states, mainly on acute-care facility projects.

Paul is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and NCARB. He earned his Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis.


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Principal / Design Director
John has focused primarily on the planning and design of healthcare facilities over the last 51 years. During his career, he has served as principal-in-charge, project manager, programmer, planner and designer of hundreds of projects at numerous healthcare and educational facilities with a special interest in pediatric and children’s environments.

John is a member of NCARB and American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). He earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas – Lawrence.


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Principal / Healthcare Facility Planner

Jim has worked in the field of architecture for over 28 years with approximately 24 years concentrated specifically in healthcare design.  Specific project experience includes new and renovated medical office buildings, new hospital facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, cancer centers, diagnostic imaging centers, GI/Endoscopy centers and laboratory relations, expansions and renovations.

Jim is a member of American Institute of Architects (AIA). He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas – Lawrence.