About LWPB

LWPB first launched in 1962 as a full-service architectural firm specializing in K-12 facilities. Founding partners Wendell Locke and Bob Wright set the standard for excellence with their creative problem solving approach.

Over the decades, our practice broadened into a range of project types, including healthcare, higher education, government and community projects. With 2000+ completed projects in  Oklahoma and the surrounding region, LWPB is an established leader in providing personalized services which result in unique solutions tailored to client’s needs.

Today, LWPB maintains a practice that extends to 22 states and three foreign countries. With offices in Oklahoma City and Norman, LWPB licensed architects and designers have built a strong reputation based on creativity and smart design.

Meet Our Team

Dan Pruitt, AIA, LEED AP


Dan is our President, CEO and perpetual artist-in-residence. His wide experience across private and public industries is unmatched. Through hard work and ingenuity, he played a key role in building LWPB’s outstanding reputation with various Department of Defense agencies throughout the United States. Over his prolific career, Dan has seen it all and tried it all – but he never stops looking for that next, big idea. Dan is an out-of-the-box thinker, consistently embracing new technologies and systems, and continues to look for new ways to communicate ideas and solve problems.

Jeff Wegener, AIA, ALEP


Looking for an expert in school design? Jeff has nearly 40 years of specialized experience for educational facilities. In his 20 years with LWPB, Jeff has been responsible for planning and designing hundreds of education projects in Oklahoma. Jeff’s work has run the gamut from master plans to sports design, STEM environments to student safety. When searching for an architect with more knowledge and experience, you’ll be hard-pressed to find one. Educators and administrators rely on Jeff’s ever-present creativity, programming expertise and insistence on high quality design and contract documents. Jeff has a passion for working with educators and is an Accredited Learning Environment Planner or “ALEP,” one of only three in the state. As founder of the Oklahoma Green Schools Program, Jeff has become known as “the green schools guy,” pursuing his other passion of promoting environmental stewardship for students across the state.



In 20+ years with the firm, Rick has been the lead architect on many of LWPB’s most significant federal and education projects, exceeding $400 million in total construction value. Most recently, his primary emphasis has been the development of our federal and design-build portfolio. As one of only a few certified Design Build Professional (DBIA) architects in Oklahoma, he is uniquely positioned to deliver cost effective design-build projects without sacrificing good design. As a principal design architect and project manager, Rick brings a vast range of experience and deep passion for architecture to every project. A rarity for a true “design architect,” Rick has a sixth sense for managing costs, schedule and constructability issues. This unique balance of high design and practicality has made Rick a favorite with design build contractors, government clients and construction managers alike.

Dennis Ward, AIA


Dennis has served as Principal-in-Charge on numerous multimillion dollar healthcare and government projects over his career. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he has programmed and designed more than one million square feet of medical, laboratory and office space.
Dennis is the guy you want in a high-stress situation – he’s seen it all and has the answer to nearly any problem. Clients and colleagues alike rely on his open communication skills and cool-headed style. A gifted space planner, Dennis has an impeccable track record for high-quality design and practical problem solving.

Craig Foster, AIA


Craig is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and has been a licensed Architect since 1995. He has extensive experience in higher education, cultural, athletic, recreation and commercial projects. Clients and design partners alike have come to rely on Craig’s construction knowledge, design sensibility, and responsiveness to changing project demands to make their projects successful. The consummate contract manager, Craig shepherds his projects from programming through construction, skillfully troubleshoots with designers, engineers and contractors, and never loses sight of the original vision for the project. Craig is that rare blend of “big picture” and “detail” guy – he has mastered the art of making smart design decisions, while still keeping an eye on potential pitfalls further down the road.

James Howard, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP


As the newest Principle, James Howard is an important part of the LWPB team. With over 20 years of professional experience, James has effectively led the design and production of multi-million dollar projects while satisfying complex program requirements and meeting the budget goals of our clients through skillful communication and attention to detail. This experience has been applied in a wide range of project types including educational, federal, municipal, and commercial facilities. James is also a civic volunteer having served on the Norman Planning Commission and a variety of City of Norman coalitions to study community needs. He is currently serving on the Board of Adjustments. Beyond his passion for architecture, James finds great personal satisfaction in helping people achieve their professional and personal goals.

Brian Winterscheidt, AIA


Brian first came to LWPB in 1999, and has been here ever since. He graduated from Oklahoma State in 2003 and quickly distinguished himself as a thoughtful, meticulous designer and natural strategist. Brian is a licensed Architect, leading many of our Federal and Design/Build projects, and brings skill, dedication and a professional approach that clients and team partners alike have come to rely on. In addition to his talent as a project manager and architect, Brian led the development and implementation of LWPB’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) strategies since the firm began using in 2005. He supervises BIM protocol and quality for all of the firm’s projects, with a particular focus on staff education, engineering coordination, and collision detection.

Dave Ebersole

Construction Administrator

Dave is a long-standing member of the LWPB team and holds degrees in Business Management and Architecture, with a minor in Construction Science. In his time at LWPB, Dave has provided construction administration support on over 50 educational projects in the state. Specific responsibilities include site observation, submittal review, RFI responses, and pay application review. His construction project experience has included a full range of education facility types, including new and renovation projects for early childhood centers, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

Mija Nam, LEED AP BD+C

Architectural Intern

Mija has earned multiple degrees in design and construction. She came to Oklahoma from Busan City, South Korea, having first earned degrees in Architecture and Industrial Engineering from Busan National University – she was licensed as a registered architect in Korea in 1995. Mija came to Oklahoma in 2006 to further her education and earned master degrees in Architecture and Regional & City Planning from the University of Oklahoma. After graduating at OU, she began working full time in our Norman office.

Tim Suggs


Upon receiving his degree from the University of Oklahoma, Tim became licensed in the states of Texas and Oklahoma. He moved into his position at the Norman Office bringing over 30 years of architectural experience. Tim’s career has provided him the opportunity to be involved in a large variety of projects but his broad experience with federal and educational projects has become a great asset to the firm. Born and bred in Oklahoma City, Tim has made Norman his home for the last 35 years. His wife Laura is a substitute teacher for Norman Public Schools. Their daughter Christina is a nurse at Baptist Hospital while their son Matthew will be starting his first semester at The University of Oklahoma. In his time outside the office, you will find Tim restoring vintage motorcycles and making custom knives.

Errin McKnight

Architectural Intern

As an architectural intern, Errin McKnight eagerly assists in the production of many of LWPB's educational projects. After almost a decade of working with elementary students in Special Education, she is well-suited to the project goals and designs. When she is not enjoying the design of thoughtfully planned spaces, Errin spends her free time baking, painting, and joyfully struggling with the Chinese language.

Jason Hukill, AIA, LEED AP BD+C


Jason is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He is a registered architect in the State of Oklahoma and a LEED Accredited Professional. In addition to his busy roles as project manager and architect, Jason heads up the sustainable design efforts for the firm. Jason has a diverse background to include municipal, commercial, federal, and educational project types and brings his passion for design and functionality to his projects. Jason likes to design in the moment, but knows how to bring form and function together for a creative and optimal end result that is favorable with LWPB clients.

Amber Sarmiento

Architectural Intern

After spending most of her life on both coasts, Amber acquired her Masters of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma. While attending OU, she was the recipient of an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. She has established herself as an insightful designer with well-honed analysis skills and a dedication to detail. In her free time, Amber can be found in the garden or reading a book. She believes in the pursuit of perfection.

Howard Kossover

Information Technology Manager

Between supporting the current network infrastructure and delving into new technologies, Howard is kept very busy at LWPB. With dozens of workstations and servers to maintain, we rely on Howard every day (and night). He moved to Oklahoma back in the 1970’s to escape the “hustle and bustle” of New York City, and we have no intention of letting him get away.

Chris Bunal, Associate AIA, LEED GA

Architectural Intern

Chris earned his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Oklahoma State University and has been with LWPB his entire career. Chris quickly found a role working with municipal, school and government clients. He is often the guy called on to jump in and quickly build complicated BIM models for corporate and educational facilities. At every opportunity, Chris brings his unique brand of problem solving and creativity to a project team.

Pat Cunningham

Administrative Assistant

If you’ve ever called or stopped by our main office, odds are good that you’ve talked to Pat, our official greeter and gatekeeper. A longtime member of the LWPB family, her outstanding organization skills and experience in construction and contract documents make her essential in so many ways. Don’t kid yourself – if Pat’s out of the office, more than one person is feeling her absence!

Heather Applegate, ASLA

Landscape Designer

Heather is a talented landscape designer with an eye for playful yet practical design solutions. Heather earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Oklahoma State University in 2009. Since joining LWPB, Heather has prepared site plans, designed playgrounds, and developed landscaping schemes for many of our school projects. She often works hand-in-hand with our interior design team, and has proved herself invaluable in the office and on the job site.

Jeff Siegel


Jeff holds the title of Controller in the office, and no one is quite sure what that means. We do know that we continue to receive our paychecks and the lights stay on, so we don’t question it much! All jokes aside though, Jeff’s financial background and analytical mind are essential to the LWPB operation. Jeff handles the business side of things, giving our principal architects the freedom to devote their mental energies to our clients.

Angie Clarkson, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C

Interior Designer

Angie graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2001 (Go Pokes!). An NCIDQ Certified Interior designer since 2006, Angie has established herself as a versatile interior designer for K-12 and higher education, corporate, federal and healthcare projects. Angie has extensive experience in programming, space planning, interior architectural design, and furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E). In all her work, Angie looks for ways to fully merge form and function. She believes that the best interior environments project a sense of energy and purpose and should reflect each client’s unique identity. With her skill and creativity, Angie is an integral part of the project team during all phases of design.

Rebekah Ulm, AIA, NCARB


Rebekah earned a bachelor’s of science in Environmental Science and a masters of architecture from the University of Oklahoma. Growing up on her family’s Indian allotment and working farm instilled a special connection to Oklahoma’s land and people. Rebekah’s insatiable curiosity and creativity carries over into her work. She quickly distinguished herself as a thoughtful designer, problem-solver, and natural project manager.

Tracy Wood, NCIDQ, IIDA

Interior Designer

Tracy graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Interior Design and a minor in Art. She joined the LWPB team in the fall of 2015 and became an NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer in 2017. With her hospitality design background and extensive experience in millwork and custom furniture design, she fit in immediately. Since joining LWPB, Tracy has gained experience in K-12, Corporate and Federal projects working from Schematic Design thru Construction Administration. Her strong design sensibility, dovetailed with a meticulous attention to detail and conscientious nature, has made her a valuable member of the LWPB family.

Dana Bordenave

Interior Designer

Dana comes to us with a unique range of design experience, gained an international presence and has lived and worked in numerous states across the US. This California native earned her degree in Design from California State University Long Beach and is currently pursuing a Masters in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art University. Her passion for learning and colorful personality bring an innovative spark and unique design eye to the LWPB team. Dana is a proud Navy wife, who loves spending time with her German shepherd and enjoys exploring everything her new home state has to offer.

Jeff Osborn, Associate AIA

Architectural Intern

Jeff earned his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Oklahoma in 2012. After a couple years of design experience in the Dallas market, he joined the LWPB family. Jeff came to the firm with solid technical design skills and quickly found a niche working in our K-12 design sector. He immediately jumped into several complex, phased renovation projects, and Jeff’s attention to detail and critical thinking skills has been vital to those projects’ success.

Brian Farley, AIA, LEED AP BD+C


Brian has been an integral part of the LWPB team since he graduated from Oklahoma State in 1999. He has a long history of excellence in renovation and new construction projects, with his experience spanning higher education, athletic facilities, corporate and government work. Brian is a LEED Accredited Professional with great constructability and design sense, and puts this knowledge to work in all stages of design – from programming and design documentation through construction. Education, corporate and government clients consistently count on Brian to deliver high quality design, exemplary project documents and a superior finished project.

Andy Berky

Contract Administrator

Mechanical Engineer from the University of Florida with over 40 years’ experience in the fields of Architecture, Engineering And Construction. Past roles have included Program Management and corporate executive positions.

At LWPB he oversees the business operations and has been involved in Golf Course Development as a Project Development Director. When he is not in the office you may find him at the golf course.

John Brown

Architectural Intern

Born and raised in northwest Oklahoma City, John began working in the construction industry at a young age. He previously worked as a carpenter and assisted with several high-profile jobs including the Devon Tower Rotunda, Lingo Construction Offices, the Falls Creek Convention Center, and the Colcord Hotel. John graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. His experience in both design and as an individual contractor make him a valuable member of the LWPB team. Outside of the office John is a craftsman, and can often be found working on one of his many creative endeavors.

Randy Brooks, AIA


Randy is one of the firm’s most experienced architects in educational facility planning and design. Randy’s steady hand can be seen in our more complicated renovation projects. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he makes sure to sport a healthy amount of OU crimson. In over three decades of practice, he has been responsible for the design of scores of new construction and renovation educational projects. He draws on this experience, as well as his natural talent for precise detailing and thorough documentation, to ensure a successful project.

Roger Barton, AIA


A 1989 graduate of Oklahoma State University’s architecture program, Roger has been a registered professional architect since 1993. Roger is an uncommonly effective multi-tasker – he manages multiple ongoing indefinite delivery contracts (IDIQ) for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Roger is such an effective “fixer” that he often knocks out small task orders before the rest of the office has a chance to jump in. He is a vital part of our Design-Build and federal design sectors, and his communication and technical skills are impressive by any measure.