Sam Beckman, Principal

Sam joined ACI Boland Architects in 2002 and has over 18 years of experience.  As a principal of ACI Boland Architects, Sam is a visionary, energetic leader and articulate communicator who has led teams through unprecedented successful projects. Having worked with numerous clients in his 20 years of experience, his professional portfolio includes a long list of clients comprised of large healthcare systems, real estate developers and brokers, school districts, as well as both public and private clients.  

Sam’s design work has been recognized in numerous publications including:  Healthcare Design Magazine, American School and University, Learning by Design, Modern Builder, and multiple others.

Outside of the office Sam enjoys working on his 90 year old house, golfing, fishing, and has a competition BBQ team.  Sam loves spending time with his family, his wife and daughter who are the joy of his life.


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Rick Clawson, Principal

With over twenty seven years in the architectural profession, Rick has had the opportunity to design a wide range of projects throughout the United States.  His work has incorporated both small and large projects ranging from land planning, lifestyle centers, corporate offices, retail, industrial, hospitality, multifamily, student housing, healthcare, senior living and parking structures. Rick has been involved at all project stages from design through contract administration, as well as extensive experience leading clients through the municipal zoning approval process.

Architecture is much more than designing beautiful buildings or spaces; it is also about making a space or building function, flow to enhance the activity it is designed for. The design should provide a great experience for the people utilizing the space whether they are working, healing, living or shopping. His biggest passion comes from the process of meeting with a client to hear their dreams, passions and desires for a new or better facility and then leading them through the process of pulling together the pieces necessary to make their dream a reality.

Outside of the office, Rick enjoys time at the lake water skiing, fishing and spending time with his wife, daughter and son. Weekends during the spring and summer Rick enjoys drag racing and attending car shows in his 1969 Mach 1 and lazy weekends at the lake.



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Michael Kautz, Principal

As a principal at ACI Boland Architects, Michael is the director of the firm’s education market and brings over 33 years of experience in the architectural profession.  He has extensive experience in all areas of education planning, design, budgeting and project management and specializes in servicing those clients. 

He and his team has successfully collaborated with more than 100 clients addressing all aspects of educational facility development.  As a visionary, dynamic leader and good communicator, he has led his team through unprecedented successful renovation and new construction projects.

When not at the office, Michael is a husband, father of 2 and more recently became a grandfather.




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Doug Loveland, Principal

Doug has nearly 19 years of architectural experience of which most has been focused on academic design.   As a K12 facility specialist he has completed nearly 90 projects for both private and public schools across the region.  Doug has had the privilege to lead numerous clients through the development and delivery of exceptional project designs and management of the design process through construction completion and occupancy.

Doug has a passion for exceeding client expectations.  He understands industry trends and knows what similar facilities are like and shares his experience to help each client make educated decisions specific to their project.   He has developed trusted relationships with his clients and recognizes the importance of a solid plan that acts as a tool to move facilities forward.




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Vic Mosby, Principal

Vic has over 25 years of experience in the architectural profession, 35 if doodles and day dreaming can be included.  As principal, he has had the pleasure to develop relationships with some of the regions most respected clients.  These personal connections have been built on three main traits;  Knowledge, Discernment and Integrity.  He has used these skills to develop a large number of projects, starting with master planning, and continuing through design, project management, contract administration for various clients and developers.  His ability to handle both small and large projects is shown throughout his portfolio.  But it all starts with “what if we did this?” and ends in the clients vision.

One of his most memorable experiences was based on one of these same visions.  A client found out that his building visibility was a significant draw to new business.  Therefore, the theme of "Building as Billboard" became the design focus.  It's success is testament to staying simple and true.

When outside the office, Vic enjoys every minute he can spend with his wife and 4 daughters.  On the lake, in the seats watching their musicals, or at dance concerts, no place better to be.  And if your family can find more diverse mascots than Kewpies, Tigers, Timberwolves, Horned Frogs, Razorbacks, and the best, Jayhawks, let him know.