Architecture. Interiors. Planning.


Quite simply, EWR’s employees are the foundation of our success. While not a large firm, our staff packs a big punch when it comes to industry knowledge and experience. In fact, our key employees have more than 199 years of combined industry experience, and an average of 15 years working for EWR! Our ability to provide a consistent, experienced, core design team has proven an invaluable asset that ultimately translates to time and money savings for our clients without sacrificing function, sustainability or aesthetics.

Continuing education is a fundamental part of EWR’s staff development. Employees participate in monthly in-house continuing education programs led by external experts well versed in the field of architectural design. Many of our staff are certified LEED Accredited Professionals and serve on village boards and zoning and building boards to remain current on local market codes. In 10 of the last 25 years, the position of president of the AIA Southern Illinois has been an EWR staff member, and we proudly serve on the Illinois AIA Executive Committee, Illinois Architects Licensing Board and numerous civic, business and not for profit charitable and social organizations.

Bill Reichert AIA

  • Firm Principal / President
  • Licensed Architect IL, MO and other states
  • Started firm in 1984
  • Illinois Architects Licensing Board – Dept. of Professional Registration
  • 32 years in business
  • 45 years experience

Steve Downen

  • Director of Project Management
  • Licensed Architect IL and MO
  • 26 years with EWR
  • LEED Accredited Professional

Rob Anderson

  • Project Architect
  • Masters of Architecture
  • Licensed Architect IL
  • 14 years with EWR
  • LEED Accredited Professional

Brian Wheeler AIA

  • Project Architect
  • Licensed Architect IL
  • 13 years experience

Stacie Vasquez
– Allied ASID

  • Interior Designer
  • Joined EWR in January 2015

Bill Hustedde

  • Senior Designer
  • 21 years with EWR
  • 40 years experience

Doug Buesking

  • Senior Designer
  • 25 years with EWR
  • 33 years experience

Jared Heller

  • Senior designer
  • 8 years with EWR

Lisa Meehling

  • Director, Business Administration and Development
  • 20 years with EWR