The Holladay Design Services

Holladay Construction utilizes its partnership with Holladay Properties, a nationally recognized commercial real estate developer and property management firm. Holladay Properties has a dedicated team of architects and designers on hand to assist in the planning, design, and management of our projects.

The Holladay design team has numerous architectural awards and accreditations as well as individual degrees and certifications that set us apart. Architects are licensed in Indiana, Illinois and Tennessee, and have RID, AIA®, ASID and LEED® affiliations.

What We Offer

Holladay provides Architecture and Design aimed at building a distinctive image for your business and providing clients with functional facilities that are also beautiful and award-winning. Their experienced and dedicated staff takes the time to program and understand the requirements and needs of your business in order to deliver a custom design solution catered to each individual client.

The team at Holladay understands the delicate balance between following a dream and meeting the bottom line. Whether it’s the design of a 40,000 square foot corporate headquarters or a smaller warehouse support office, our staff of architecture and design professionals will work with you to design an environment perfectly suited to your needs and budget.
Holladay Construction Group works with Holladay Properties to provide an array of design services, including:

Sample Projects

Together, Holladay has completed over 1,000,000 square feet of construction for third-party clients. Some of our featured projects include:

Grand Park Events Center

Superior Construction Co., Inc.

Sheds on Charlotte

Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport

Fronius USA North American Headquarters

Michiana Hematology & Oncology

The Holladay Design Team

Ryan Kelly, LEED® Green Associate
VP - Planning & Design

Ryan Kelly joined Holladay Properties in 2000 as a Project Designer, where he developed a reputation for exceeding client expectations in the design and development of new tenant spaces. To date, he has designed over 150,000 square feet of interior office space, including general office, medical office and corporate headquarters.

Ryan is currently responsible for all planning and design activities in Holladay’s NW Indiana/Chicagoland market. He has extensive experience in land planning and entitlement for master-planned mixed use business park developments, having played a significant role in the shaping and design of three of Northwest Indiana’s premier master planned developments; AmeriPlex at the Port, AmeriPlex at the Crossroads and LifeWorks Business Park. With a specialized knowledge of “green” building principals, he is able to work with clients to understand and achieve land development and building sustainability goals. 

Ryan attended Ivy Tech State College and Ball State University, studying both graphic design and architectural design. He is a member of the United States Green Building Council, Indiana Wildlife Federation and Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve.

Joy Yoo, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, RID
Director of Design Services

Joy Yoo joined Holladay Properties as an architect in 2011. She works out of our Indianapolis office and is responsible for maintaining and improving AmeriPlex-Indianapolis' park quality, developing site plans, building design, and marketing tools for available lots in AmeriPlex-Indianapolis. Joy also performs architectural design work and project coordination for Holladay's construction projects and feasibility studies for the nationwide Holladay development projects.

Prior to joining Holladay, Joy worked as an architect for an architectural company in Indianapolis for seven years as well as multiple architectural design companies in Korea for nine years. Her unique experiences in both Korea and the United States were involved with various fields such as commercial, hospitality, healthcare, residential, transportation, and educational facility designs. 

Joy holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Hong-ik University in Seoul, Korea and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jessica Vargas, LEED® AP
Project Architect

Jessica Vargas joined Holladay's Portage team in 2013 as a Project Architect, after spending over a decade working in traditional architecture firms. She is a licensed Architect in the States of Indiana, Illinois, and Tennessee, as well as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional associated with the USGBC and GBCI.

Jessica performs in-house architecture and project management as well as third party design work, taking projects from initial concept through post occupancy. Prior to joining Holladay, Ms. Vargas worked for Gerometta & Kinel Architects in Chesterton, IN for seven years. 

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design from Ball State University. She is a current Board Member of the National Association of Women in Construction’s NWI Chapter #311, the Porter County Building Trades Corporation, Habitat for Humanity of Porter County, and Junior Achievement of Chicago. In 2016, Jessica received the Influential Women of Northwest Indiana’s Up and Coming Woman in Construction award.

Lauren Quiett, RID, NCIDQ
Project Designer

Lauren Quiett joined Holladay Properties in 2014 as an in-house Interior Designer for the South Bend office. Her primary responsibilities include hospitality design and project management, tenant improvement documents, and construction administration.

Prior to joining Holladay, Lauren worked as an interior designer for a development company in Carmel, Indiana for seven years. Her unique experiences in a variety of development projects including retail, office, restaurant, and residential design allow her to work with a range of clientele. 

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design degree from Michigan State University. She has been active in various activities in her children’s school, her church, and her professional communities. In addition, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children sharing their love of sports.

Lori Kappel
Project Designer

Lori Kappel is a Project Designer in Holladay's LaGrange, IL office. She performs space and site planning as well as interior design work for projects at AmeriPlex at the Port and AmeriPlex at the Crossroads, as well as various other projects in Northwest Indiana and Chicago.

During her time with Holladay, Lori has been responsible for all aspects of project design for existing portfolio projects, as well as speculative and build to suit projects for both internal and external owners. Most notably, she has been the lead Holladay designer for The Promenade at Founders Square in Portage, IN, and Burlington Station in Downers Grove, IL.

Lori has over 10 years of experience in interior design and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in interior design from The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg. She earned the Registered Interior Designer Certification from the National Council for Interior Design Qualification in 2018.

Laura Small, LEED® AP
Project Architect

Laura Small joined Holladay’s Portage Team in 2019 as a Project Architect after spending years in traditional architectural firms and owning her own firm. She is a licensed architect in Indiana, a LEED Accredited Professional, and NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) certified.

Laura works on projects from inception thru post-occupancy and is responsible for design development, CAD construction documents, project specifications and construction administration. She brings over 30 years of experience in design and engineering of educational, medical, municipal, governmental, commercial, custom residential, and industrial projects to her role with Holladay.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design from Ball State University, where she graduated with honors distinction and received the Alpha Rho Chi Award. She is a current Board Member of the Lake Courthouse Foundation and the St. Mary Pastoral Council. 

Ben Dance
Architect

Ben Dance joined Holladay Properties in November 2019 as an Architect. He works out of the Nashville, TN office on a variety of projects including industrial, multi-family residential, and medical office. 

Ben earned his degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia. He has accrued over six years of experience in the practice, working on a wide range of building types from project inception to completion.

In  his role with Holladay, Ben provides design, project management, and construction administration coordination.

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