Design Talent + Creative Thinking

About Us

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PFB Architects has been serving the Southeast and Midwest markets for over 70 years, specializing in architecture, interiors, and planning. Over the years, we have evolved our practice from a smaller local presence to a regional midwest practice to a firm with national and international projects, focused on the execution of healthcare, senior living, commercial, and institutional designs, ranging in size from single commissions to large master plan development and implementation.

In 2012, after many successful projects together, we partnered with KaziaLi Design Collaborative, whose research-based, cross-cultural design approach aligns with our own. They have dozens of high-profile projects, including headquarters for the Agricultural Bank of China, Changhong Electric, and Sichuan Media Group. They utilize our expertise in healthcare and senior living, and we benefit from their mixed-use and commercial focus. Together, we generate outstanding results.

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We serve clients across the nation.


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Leadership Team

As Managing Principal, Tom's depth of experience includes the management and execution of major commissions within the Midwest ranging from $10-$400M for such prestigious clients as Ascension Health, William Beaumont Hospital, The Wrigley Company, and The Royal Bank of Scotland.
Managing Principal
Thomas C. Jeziorski

Thomas C. Jeziorski

As Architecture Principal, Brian's experience includes extensive work in healthcare and senior living. He excels at coordinating large project teams, as well as the detailing and construction of buildings. His knowledge and attentiveness makes him an invaluable resource to the team.
Principal, Architecture
Brian Pugh, NCARB

Brian Pugh, NCARB

As Director of Interiors, Erika has expertise in healthcare, senior living, mixed-use, corporate, retail, and residential. She applies the philosophies of patient-centered care and the transformation of healthcare settings into healing environments.
Design Director
Erika Berkey, LEED-AP

Erika Berkey, LEED-AP

As Planning Director, Jeff has focused his career on healthcare design and implementation. In particular, he loves tackling large, complicated projects and presenting them in smaller, more manageable scales. His creativity and attention to function and aesthetics have led to successful and innovative spaces.
Director, Planning
Jeffery Reinke, NCARB

Jeffery Reinke, NCARB

We are committed to bringing a new level of accountability to the practice of architecture, interior design, and planning. Our design solutions are modeled around the desired outcomes identified by our clients for building technology, financial performance, safety, productivity, and satisfaction. These solutions are based on evidence obtained through research and is known as “evidence-based design.”

PFB conceptualized and aided in designing the new inpatient addition at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, the third Pebble Project in Illinois.

We share and compare knowledge with our peers through speaking, writing, and collaboration. We guide our clients through the process of measuring the performance of the buildings they construct and encourage them to share their findings within their industry.

We are committed to environmental awareness and are pleased to offer services for sustainable facility design. We believe sustainable design represents a greater commitment to the community and eco-region served by investing in the health of the environment, population and its resources.

In addition, sustainable design offers an increasingly sophisticated model for energy efficiency, building technology and material usage, all of which can have positive long term financial and operational benefits.

Our goal is to help facilitate a vision for sustainable design by establishing best practices and measurement for success and branding. Avenues considered might include LEED certification, self-certifying Green Guide for Health Care or simply creating a customized level of sustainable design and practice.

We have successfully completed multiple IDIQ contracts with the Department of Veterans Affairs. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with excellent service, which has led to repeat IDIQ contracts. Our breadth of experience, including challenging multi-phase projects, allows us to meet any challenge your facility may have.

PFB VA IDIQ Experience includes:

2006 Jesse Brown VA Medical Center IDIQ - $2M fee

2008 Jesse Brown VA Medical Center IDIQ - $2M fee

2011 Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital IDIQ - $2.5M fee

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