About Us

In 1986, Accord Architecture was created as a separate design corporation owned by Henkel Construction and comprised of architects and interior designers in Mason City, Iowa. Now an award-winning firm in two Iowa locations, Accord is thriving. This successful longevity is the direct result of talented employees that focus on the delivery of quality designs and the customer’s experience.

In 1999, Accord and Henkel opened a central Iowa office in Aspen Business Park at the south side of Ames. Growth of that office has been steady and strategic to capitalize on a central Iowa market of customers. In 2017, Accord and Henkel purchased and renovated an existing building in Ames at 2500 Ford Street. That move has proven beneficial; it has allowed expansion for both companies.

We believe our diversity of experience designing many different building types improves the results of every project. Our senior leadership is involved from start to finish on nearly all projects, which we believe sets us apart from many firms.

Our Design Professionals

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Scott T. Blum, AIA, LEED AP


A graduate of Iowa State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Architecture (B-Arch) degree, Scott spent time at Henningson, Durham & Richardson (HDR) in Omaha, NE before joining Accord as the Director in 1997. He was named President five years later. Drawing on years of experience in many project delivery systems and building types, Scott provides architecture and planning for Accord’s clients to help them navigate their growth through partnership and a common vision for success.


Tel: 515.218.1854

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Joshua R. Brueggeman, AIA

Senior Project Architect

Joshua is a 2002 graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Architecture (B-Arch). After graduating near the top of his class, he joined Architect’s Collaborative in Spencer, IA and then Ryan Company in Minneapolis, MN. Joshua joined Accord in 2007. Joshua has experience in many building types and project delivery systems. His design-build experience bolstered a strong team at Accord in this delivery method, while his attention to high-quality design is noticed and appreciated by Accord’s customers.


Tel: 641.494.5693

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Randy D. Kibbee, AIA, NCARB


Randy started with Accord immediately out of college in 1991 after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree from Iowa State University. He is a licensed architect in the states of Iowa and Wisconsin.

Randy’s career consists of design work on many different building types in the design-build, design-CM, and traditional design-bid-build delivery methods. He strives to bring this wealth of knowledge to each project through his design ideas when working with Accord’s clients.


Tel: 515.218.1854

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Kevin Stromert, Assoc. AIA

Architectural Associate

Kevin graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Architecture (B-Arch) degree in 2015. Working on all facets of the design process, he has spent his career managing several small and large projects including many building types. Valuing the involvement from Accord’s clients, Kevin focuses on providing functional & creative designs that match the client’s vision.


Tel: 319.213.3606

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Michael A. Knorr

Project Designer / Construction Administrator

Michael graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College with an A.S. Degree in Computer Aided Drafting in 2001 after attending South Central Technical College where he received a degree in Architectural Drafting and Design in 1997. He worked fifteen years for Skott & Anderson Architects in Mason City, IA before joining Accord in 2016. His experience assists Accord’s clients through carefully prepared construction document preparation and attention to detail through his construction administration efforts.


Tel: 641.494.5694

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Casey Tiedman, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Associate

Architectural Associate

Casey is a 2016 graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Architecture. Helping to bring buildings from concept to completion, he has worked on a variety of commercial, multi-family, healthcare, and adaptive reuse projects. He enjoys learning from clients to help achieve their goals through careful design solutions.


Tel: 515.735.4024