Architectural Course, Ball State University
Associates Degree, Architectural Engineering ITT Technical Institute 1980
After obtaining his Associates Degree, Mr.
Helmers began his Architectural career as a detail draftsman for a steel company.
After one year, he relocated to a small architectural firm and began designing and
drafting for buildings of concrete tilt-up construction. At that office, he was the
draftsman for many projects, including a nine-story office building near the Dayton Mall,
and a historical renovation project in the Oregon District of Dayton. After two
years, Mr. Helmers was the first employee of another small architectural firm, where he
remained for nearly 18 years. At this firm, he was the primary designer/drafter for
many projects of various types. After complying with the requirements for
registration for Architects in the State of Ohio, Mr. Helmers sat for the Architects
Registration Exams. Later, in 1996, he passed all parts of the State Board Exam and
has since practiced as a Project Architect.
As Project Architect, Mr. Helmers will be
responsible for the following:
Miami Valley Cardiologists, Dayton, Ohio:
Mr. Helmers was Project Architect for a new two-story addition and remodeling of the
existing building for the private offices of 12 doctors, including 16 exam rooms, 8 nurses
offices, business offices, and space for a nuclear medicine service.
United Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Center, Riverside, Ohio:
Mr. Helmers served as Project Architect for remodeling and a new addition for an existing
building. The design included administrative offices, physical therapy, and
occupational therapy spaces. The building also required specialized spaces for
children and adults with severe disabilities.
Washington Church Office Buildings, Washington Township, Ohio:
Mr. Helmers was responsible for producing preliminary and zoning design drawings for a 4
building, 100,000 square foot office complex in the south Dayton area.
St. Philip's Catholic Church, Morrow, Ohio:
Mr. Helmers served as Project Architect for a new two-story addition to an existing church
building. The project provided space for pastor and staff office areas, a new
narthex, and a new nave. Mr. Helmers provided preliminary design development and
construction documents. He was also responsible for all needed documents for all
disciplines required in the construction of the addition, coordination with the engineers
and specification writers, and oversaw the project through the construction administration
Early Beginnings Child Care & Educational Centers, Various Locations, Ohio:
Mr. Helmers provided site planning, zoning and code analysis, and modifications to plans
for new facilities being constructed in the Dayton area for this private child care
Days of Discovery Learning Centers, Xenix, Ohio:
Mr. Helmers served as Project Architect, providing extensive code research for an existing
building, to bring it up to date in fire protection and present code standards in order to
utilize the building for a new purpose.
U.S. Precision Lens, Cincinnati, Ohio:
Mr. Helmers provided construction documents for the original 60,00 square foot
manufacturing building in 1984. In 1988, and again in 1994, Mr. Helmers was the
Project Design/Draftsman for two 100,000 square foot additions to the original facility.
The expansion projects required extensive research of building codes and planning
for the manufacturing process.
Residential Experience, Dayton, Middletown, and Lima, Ohio:
Mr. Helmers was Project Designer and Architect for various projects covering all types of
residential buildings, including apartment buildings, production type housing, and private
custom-designed residences from $150,000 to $1.5 million.
Alliance for Education, Dayton, Ohio:
Mr. Helmers provided preliminary space planning and floor plans for this elementary
charter school in the Dayton area. This prototype design would serve as the basis
for other similar schools in this area. The charter school is an experimental
concept for administration and teaching techniques in the public school system.
Additional Project Experience:
GTE Distribution Center, Columbus, Ohio
Various Medical Facilities, Dayton Area, Ohio
Various Office Facilities, Dayton Area, Ohio