About Us

Established in 1985 by Ron Spangenberg and Randy Phillips, Spangenberg Phillips Tice Architecture has over 34 years of experience in a variety of project types. Our varied experience includes civic, corporate office, education, entertainment, financial, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, multi-family residential, real estate development, recreation, religious, retail, senior living and custom single-family residential projects.

Our firm is mid-sized by design ensuring our partners, who include Ron Spangenberg, Randy Phillips, Greg Tice, Rebecca Gates, Brad Teeter, Gina Loomis and Dave Wells, maintain involvement in project design and not just firm management. At least one partner is personally involved with every aspect of a project, from start to finish.

As well as partner involvement, we employ a team approach to ensure that projects are completed on schedule and within budget. The project team consists of the partner-in-charge, a project manager who ensures that designs meet client requirements and sees the project through construction, and a technical team that prepares the project for construction.

In addition to typical design services, we also offer services in interior architecture and design. Through our experience in space planning and specification of color, finish materials, lighting and furniture, we provide design solutions that create unique and personalized interior environments.

Using the client’s needs and desires for a project as our foremost design tool, we examine every aspect of a project through the client’s perspective. Through services customized to each client’s unique design program and facility needs, we ensure total client satisfaction. We enjoy repeat client business, which we believe is a great testament to our work and reputation. Our ability to provide creative, innovative, cost effective and timely services lends to our overall excellence in customer service and to successful project completion.



Facility Planning/Programming

  • Identification of end-user facility needs (current and future), project design criteria and objectives
  • Development of facility spatial relationships, space requirements and site needs

Master Planning

  • Development of comprehensive site plan and overall site analysis studies

Feasibility Studies

  • Evaluation of various indicators (economic, regulatory, environmental, etc.) and end-user requirements to determine viability and identify critical criteria of proposed project

Site Selection/Planning/Analysis

  • Evaluation and documentation of existing site conditions to determine potential and greatest land use
  • Investigation of proposed sites and parcels, analysis of site advantages and limitations
  • Development of area plans showing potential building placement, site circulation and basic site amenities


Architectural Design

  • Evaluation and validation of Owner’s building program
  • Exploration of design solutions and generation of schematic design drawings (floor plans and exterior elevations) from Owner’s program
  • Investigation and selection of building systems and materials
  • Coordination with subconsultants and jurisdictional approval agencies

Architectural Renderings/Models

  • Development of “real-life appearance” 3D drawings and/or scale representations

Construction Documents

  • Generation of final contract document drawings and specifications for project permitting and construction

Landscape Design

  • Layout and specification of plantings, grasses, walkways, seating/gathering areas, outdoor art and amenities

Bidding & Negotiation Coordination

  • Assist Owner in identifying and selecting qualified General Contractors
  • Distribution of bid documents and response to bidder inquiries
  • Receipt, examination and summary of Contractor bids
  • Construction costs negotiation and pricing with selected General Contractor
  • Value engineering as required to meet project budget (optional)
  • Preparation of the Owner-Contractor agreement

Construction Administration

  • Periodic observation of construction progress
  • Review and processing of Contractor’s Application for Payment
  • Review of shop drawings and submittals
  • Final walk-through and observation for substantial completion

Interior Architecture

Space Planning

  • Development of interior spatial relationships, adjacencies and circulation flow
  • Development of preliminary furniture and equipment layouts

Interior Architecture

  • Development of design and construction drawings for the interior building envelope
  • Development of interior detailing and custom millwork

Color & Materials Selection

  • Research and analysis of finish products
  • Selection of colors, materials and finishes

Lighting Design

  • Development of interior lighting layout with fixture types
  • Specification and selection of specialty lighting fixtures and engineering coordination of types

Furniture & Equipment Selection

  • Specification and selection of furniture, fixtures and equipment
  • Coordination of furniture and/or equipment with Owner’s selected vendor(s)

Audio/Visual Equipment Coordination

  • Assistance with coordination of audio-visual equipment and installation

Project Types