Team Members

Meet the team members at BCA Architects, Ltd.

Principals

Graduating from the University of Illinois in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural studies, Kurt went on to receive a Master Degree in the Architectural practice option in 1992. While at the University of Illinois Kurt received various awards including the Hastings Memorial Fellowship and was a nominee for the Edward C. Earl Prize for Excellence in Architectural Design. He was inducted into the Gargoyle National Architectural Honor Society where he served as an Executive Board Member. Kurt worked summers at the Peoria firm of LZT Associates. He started working part-time for Fredericks & Basalay Architects in 1992 and was hired on a full-time basis in 1993. Kurt was promoted to partner in 2006. Since that time, Kurt has worked on a variety of project types with an emphasis on Public and Private Multi-Family Housing and Illinois Capital Development Board Projects.

Mr. Rimmele has worked extensively as a project architect for developers working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Rural Development) and the Illinois Housing Development Authority to rehabilitate over 40 housing projects throughout Illinois. Furthermore, his participation in handicapped accessibility seminars has enabled him to complete over 100 Accessibility Surveys/Transition Plans for Apartment Complexes in five states.

As a project architect for state-funded Capital Development Board Projects, Kurt has worked with Using Agencies such as the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to address accessibility concerns. Kurt has attended seminars and conferences on site accessibility. He has surveyed/designed accessibility improvements for State Parks throughout Central Illinois including:

  • Wildlife Prairie State Park Facility Analysis, Peoria, IL Accessibility survey for the 2000-acre facility
  • Accessibility Modifications at Illini State Park, Marseilles, IL Survey and design of accessibility improvements for the 510-acre facility
  • Accessibility Modifications at Buffalo Rock State Park ,Ottawa, IL Survey and design of accessibility improvements for the 298-acre facility
  • Accessibility Modifications at Big River State Forest & Delabar State Park, Keithsburg, IL
  • Survey and design of accessibility improvements for the 2900-acre facility

AFFILIATIONS

 

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EXPERIENCE

• 28 years

EDUCATION

• University of Illinois
-Masters of Architecture

REGISTRATION

• Licensed Architect
-Illinois
-Wisconsin

While at Southern Illinois University, Matt served on various student organizations including American Institute of Architectural Students.  Matt worked summers as a head carpenter for Lamps Home Improvement, Inc., located in Peru, IL. During this time he was involved in construction of new homes and home renovation projects.

Matt started working for Basalay, Cary & Alstadt Architects in 1999. Since that time, Matt has worked on a variety of projects. Matt became a licensed architect in 2005 and LEED Accredited in 2009.  Matt was promoted to partner in 2014. He has performed key project roles on:

  • City of Ottawa River Crossing Sanitary Lift Station Facility – Ottawa, IL
  • City of Peru Public Safety Complex – Peru, IL
  • Donovan School District – Donovan, IL
  • First National Bank of Ottawa Remodeling – Ottawa, IL
  • Grand Ridge School District #95 Building Addition & Remodeling – Grand Ridge, IL
  • Harding School Addition & Remodeling – Harding, IL
  • Illinois Valley East Campus Renovations – Oglesby, IL
  • Illinois Valley Community College Community Technology Center – Oglesby, IL
  • Illinois Valley Community College Campus Wide Renovations – Oglesby, IL
  • Indian Creek Community School District #425 – Shabbona, IL
  • LaSalle Elementary Schools District #122 – LaSalle, IL
  • Montmorency CCSD #145 Additions – Rock Falls, IL
  • Ottawa Township High School Addition – Ottawa, IL
  • Rutland Grade School Window & A/C Replacement – Ottawa, IL
  • Salem Lutheran Church Building Additions – Sandwich, IL
  • Sandwich Hotel and Conference Center – Sandwich, IL
  • Serena School Addition & Remodeling – Serena, IL
  • Spring Valley Elementary School District C.C.S.D. #99 – Spring Valley, IL
  • Tonica Community Consolidated School District #79 – Tonica, IL
  • UAW Hotel – Ottawa, IL
  • Wallace Grade School Addition – Ottawa, IL

AFFILIATIONS

Matt Lamps

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EXPERIENCE

  • 22 years

EDUCATION

  • Sothern Illinois University
    -B.S. Architectural Studies

REGISTRATION

  • Licensed Architect
    -Illinois

Angela began working part-time, as a student intern, for Fredericks, Basalay & Cary Architects in 1998. After graduation, she was hired on a full-time basis in 2000. Angela became a licensed Architect in 2009 and was promoted to partner in 2018. Throughout her tenure Angela has worked on a variety of project types with an emphasis on corporate municipal offices, space utilization and programming. Since being hired, Angela has performed much of BCA’s interior design and has performed key project roles on a variety of projects, including:

  • Blackley Cleaners – Ottawa, IL
  • City of Peru Municipal Building – Peru, IL
  • City of Peru Public Safety Complex – Peru, IL
  • Crossbridge Community Church Remodeling – Ottawa, IL
  • Covia (Fairmount Santrol) Office Remodeling – Wedron and Ottawa, IL
  • Fieldcrest Community Unit School District #6 – Minonk, Wenona and Toluca, IL
  • First Federal Savings Bank Remodeling – Morris, Ottawa, Shorewood and Walnut, IL
  • Insurance & Investment Planning Offices – Ottawa, IL
  • LaSalle County Farm Bureau Office Remodeling – Ottawa, IL
  • LaSalle Elementary Schools District #122 – LaSalle, IL
  • Lone Buffalo Brew Pub and Restaurant – Ottawa, IL
  • Ottawa City Hall Remodeling – Ottawa, IL
  • Ottawa Township High School  – Ottawa, IL
  • PCS Phosphate Administration & Training Facility – Marseilles, IL
  • Serena Community Unit School District #2
  • Spring Valley Elementary School District C.C.S.D. #99 – Spring Valley, IL
  • Streator Public Library Addition and Remodeling – Streator, IL
  • Tangled Roots Tap Room – Ottawa, IL
  • UAW Hotel – Ottawa, IL

AFFILIATIONS

Angela Kalsto

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Experience

21 years

EDUCATION

  • Southern Illinois University
    -B.S. Architectural Studies
    -Minor in Landscape Design and Horticulture

REGISTRATION

  • Licensed Architect
    -Illinois

Team Members

Graduating from Kansas State University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Architecture Alstadt began his career with Booker Associates, Inc., 1982-1984; Yarger Associates, Inc. 1984; Fruco Engineers, Inc., 1985; and Charles E. Bell Architects, Inc. September 1985. He then joined Amato/Reed Associates in 1989 where he was responsible for schematic design, design development and construction administration. Project type experience includes education facilities, retail shopping centers, banking facilities, a branch library, a municipal swimming pool, a munitions manufacturing facility addition for the military, a multi-story public housing, office warehouses, an employees’ credit unit for a major brewery, a manufacturing and warehouse facility for a major paper products manufacturer, a corporate office building, and miscellaneous repairs and construction administration for the U.S. Postal Service in the Midwest region. Mr. Alstadt joined Fredericks & Basalay Architects in July 1993 and was promoted to Partner in 1999. Mike retired from full-time work January 1, 2021. He remains on staff and continues to assist BCA as a consultant.

Since joining the firm, he has performed key project roles on a variety of projects, including:

  • Earlville Community Unit School District #9 Life Safety Work – Earlville, IL
  • Grand Ridge Elementary School District #95 Life Safety Work – Grand Ridge, IL
  • Illinois Valley Community College District #513 New Technology Center – Oglesby, IL
  • Indian Creek Community Unit School District #425 Life Safety Roof Replacement – Shabbona, IL
  • Lincoln Elementary School Additions and Remodeling – Oglesby School District #125 – Oglesby, IL
  • Marseilles Elementary School District #125 Kitchen Cafeteria Addition – Marseilles, IL
  • Montmorency School District #145 Music Addition – Rock Falls, IL
  • Montmorency School District #145 Administrative and Classroom Additions – Rock Falls, IL
  • Ottawa Township High School District #140 $19,000,000 Construction Grant Program
    -Vocational Building and Life Safety Work
    -Manual Arts Building Addition and Life Safety Work
  • Ottawa Township High School District #140
  • Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 Miscellaneous Work – Paw Paw, IL
  • United Auto Workers Headquarters – Ottawa, IL
  • Wallace Grade School District #195 New Addition – Ottawa, IL

Matt Alstadt

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EXPERIENCE

  • 39 years

EDUCATION

  • Kansas State University
    -Bachelor of Architecture

REGISTRATION

  • Licensed Architect
    -Illinois
    -Missouri

Rachel joined the BCA team in July 2020. She is a recent graduate from the University of Illinois and focused her studies on architectural design and historic preservation, and was nominated for several design prizes while at U of I; including the Chicago Studio Prize and Edward C. Earl Prize. During an independent study, Rachel worked on the documentation and production of historic marker signs for the Downtown Historic District in Urbana, Illinois.

As a student architectural intern, Rachel worked for the Association for Preservation Technology in Springfield, Illinois working with old documents for the Building Technology Heritage Library as well as researching historic ceiling details, and how the production of tiles can be modernized. Rachel also counts student intern experience with a Peoria based Architectural Firm working on a historic office building renovation prior to joining the BCA team. She also has experience working with the National Park Service and State Historic Preservation Office.

AFFILIATIONS

  • LEED Green Associate, 2020

Rachel Sloan

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EDUCATION

  • University of Illinois
    -Masters of Architecture
    -B.S. Architectural Studies
    -Minor in Spanish

Peggy Fieldman is the Office Manager for BCA Architects, Ltd. She joined the BCA team as office manager in Spring of 2021. She manages and oversees office operations, the administration of HR policies, programs and practices within the firm and she maintains accounts payable, receivable and monthly billing. Peggy also assists with all project specifications and AIA documents.

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