Who we are and what we do
Established in 1948, AHTS Architects is a registered, mid-size architectural firm located in Waterloo, IA. As a multi-disciplinary team of design professionals, AHTS offers quality, client-centered architectural and landscape design, planning and construction administrative services throughout Iowa and surrounding states.
Over the years, ownership of the firm has transitioned from one generation of architects to the next and this strong history of generational ties has continued the founder’s commitment to excellent service while building on the diversity of services we are able to provide. Our firm has successfully completed over one-thousand projects, ranging in scope and type. Our projects include religious and educational facilities, historic renovation, commercial, residential, landscape designs and, an area of special expertise, continuing care retirement communities and senior housing.
The firm is managed and owned by architects Mardy Holst, Duane Svoboda, Steve Trost, Jamie Castle and landscape architect, Larry Kurtz.
Whether planning new construction, rehabilitation or historic reconstruction, our working partnerships, creative problem-solving skills, knowledge and experience lead to successful projects.
Capturing your vision, we will help you shape ideas into reality.
Larry Kurtz, Jacob Bauer, Mardy Holst, Steve Trost, Andrew Bell
& Duane Svoboda
Jamie Castle, Linda Hedding & Ann Rock