ABOUT THE PRINCIPALS

WSKF Architects principals (left to right) Rick Kuhl, Dalyn Novak, Vince Magers and John Freshnock

WSKF Architects principals (left to right) Rick Kuhl, Dalyn Novak, Vince Magers and John Freshnock

Our Leadership

Rick Kuhl has more than 35 years’ experience in the architectural profession and has been part of the WSKF Architects staff and leadership for 20 years. He has led much of our work on fire stations and public safety facilities including the development of many of our related innovative design strategies. Other areas of depth include senior care facilities, higher education and a range of private commercial facilities. He brings a designer’s sense of creativity and a business owner’s thinking about practicality to each project. He is active in the Knights of Columbus and a variety of other community and business organizations. He adds his voice to those cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers and he serves as a lector at his parish.

John E. Freshnock has practiced architecture for 30 years and has been part of the WSKF Architects staff and leadership since 1996. He leads our work on auto dealerships/fleet maintenance facilities and churches. Other areas of depth include higher education facilities, hospitality and a range of commercial projects. He produces highly detailed designs and excels at finding creative solutions to clients’ facility needs and goals. He is active in Rotary in Kansas City, Kan., and has served as a local leader in Boy Scouts including troop and council leadership roles, camp sessions at H. Roe Bartle and fundraising. He is a steadfast supporter of the Kansas State Wildcats

Dalyn Novak has been a key member of WSKF Architects staff for 14 years since graduating from Kansas State University. She joined our leadership team as a principal in late 2019. She has played a critical role in building our expertise in public safety facilities acting as a project architect and project manager. She collaborates with Rick Kuhl in leading our senior care design work. Other areas of depth include higher education and commercial projects. She is active and has served in leadership roles in Rotary. She has volunteered for the Women in Design organization and serves to advance the architectural profession through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Her family tends bees and produces small-batch honey at their home in the Northland of Kansas City

Vince Magers is our marketing director. He joined our leadership as a principal along with Dalyn Novak in late 2019. For the past 10 years he has led our marketing and communications with responsibility for client interaction and branding across online, print and other touch points. He brings great passion and doggedness to telling the story of WSKF Architects, our work and our people. He represents our firm in a wide range of community and business organizations. He volunteers his time and talent for a variety of organizations and causes in metro Kansas City. He has supported local youth soccer for 20 years as well as Sporting KC. He also does his part to sustain KC’s long heritage of live music.

ABOUT WSKF ARCHITECTS

We are WSKF Architects. A firm of designers, thinkers, planners, problem solvers, innovators, business people and advocates for our clients. Each day we dedicate ourselves to designing projects of enduring value and pursuing the highest standards of quality, craftsmanship, and service to our clients and community.

North Kansas City, Mo.
110 Armour Road
North Kansas City, Mo., 64116
816-300-4101 (P)
816-300-4102 (F)

Kansas City, Kan.
707 Minnesota Ave., Suite 506
Kansas City, Kan., 66101
913-287-1900 (P)
816-300-4102 (F)

North Kansas City, Mo.
110 Armour Road
North Kansas City, Mo., 64116
816-300-4102 (F)

Kansas City, Kan.
707 Minnesota Ave., Suite 506
Kansas City, Kan., 66101
816-300-4102 (F)