Over the years, we’ve been honored to welcome some of the most talented minds in the industry to our team, and our partners benefit from their knowledge, guidance, and expertise.

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Steven Hoecherl


Eau Claire, WI

"Steve and Raivo (Balciunas) were great to work with. They worked very well with our building contractor. You hear horror stories from other people, but ours just went like clockwork. Whenever Ayres was needed to figure out something or make adjustments, they were there."
Kyle Deno
Jackson County, WI

As a member of Ayres' architectural staff since 2000, I have experience in a wide variety of commercial, industrial, and municipal projects. I've been involved in all phases of the project life cycle, including facility needs studies, conceptual design and planning, construction and bidding documents, and construction administration. As project architect, my roles and responsibilities include planning and programming, preparing construction documents, conducting code research, preparing cost estimates, performing construction phase services, and working with regulatory agencies while maintaining a direct relationship with clients and project team members.

My areas of expertise include:

  • Commercial building design
  • Industrial building design
  • Municipal building design
  • Computer simulation
  • Code research for commercial building design
  • AS, Architectural Commercial Design, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
  • Registered Architect, WI