Who We Are

Since 1992, Wright and Associates, Inc. has provided Architectural, Construction Management and Design/Build Services for a variety of clients and project types.  We provide services for New Facilities, Remodeling and Renovation projects for Educational, Municipal, HealthCare, Criminal Justice, Institutional, Industrial and Agricultural Clients.

Wright & Associates works closely with our Clients to provide innovative design solutions to meet their specific needs, budget and schedule.  Quality Design, Efficient Solutions and Quality Construction are a requirement for all our Projects.  Our primary concern is that the final design and finished building project complies with the Owner’s Program and Intent.

We place emphasis on the success of the Team Approach that closely involves the Client in the planning and decision making process.  Mr. Wright leads our Team from the Project Inception through Final Project Completion and Warranty Periods.

We work diligently to provide detailed Preliminary Estimates of Project Costs.  This enables the Owner to successfully Budget for the Project.  In most cases, the result of both an accurate budget and quality Construction Documents are bids that are within or below the Preliminary Estimates of the Project Costs.

Wright and Associates can provide Sustainable Design Solutions for your Project.  We emphasize quality Mechanical and Electrical Systems for our Projects.  Mr. Wright has worked with members of our Mechanical/Electrical Consultants for over 40 years.

We have developed long-term relationships with our Clients by providing quality and efficient solutions for their Projects.  Members of our Team have worked with some of our clients for over 36 years.

Wright and Associates Team Members have over 260 combined years of experience in Architecture and Construction to accommodate your Architectural, Engineering and Construction needs.  Individual Members of Our Team have worked in the Architectural and Construction Business for almost 50 years.

We welcome your interest and look forward to the opportunity of meeting with you to discuss your Project.  We invite you to contact us at your convenience.

Craig W. Wright

Craig is a graduate architect with a degree from the University of Illinois. He is President of Wright & Associates, Inc. Craig is a licensed architect in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio and Arizona. He has over 49 years of architectural and construction experience. He has been the lead architect on over six hundred (600) projects

During the 49 years, he worked for the largest Architect in Central Illinois and one of the largest General Contractors. He brings a unique background of architectural and construction experience to W&A projects. This experience has proved invaluable in providing the highest quality Architectural Services and project for W&A clients. Craig has worked on the design and construction of educational, institutional, religious, governmental, criminal justice, industrial, commercial and private projects.

Craig is a LEED – Accredited Professional for Sustainable (Green) design of facilities. Craig is also a Certified Building Commissioning Provider accredited through the University of Wisconsin.

He is a:

- Member of the American Institute of Architects
- Member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board
- Member of the Construction Specification Institute
- Certified Construction Specifier
- Service Member of the Illinois Association of School Boards
- Member of the National Fire Protection Association
- Member of the International Code Council

Donald D. Westlake

Don is a graduate architect with degrees from the University of Illinois and Bradley University. He is a licensed Architect with over 45 years experience in Architecture, Design-Build Construction and Corporate Management. He was most recently the Manager of Construction for Methodist Medical Center of Illinois and responsible for over $60 million of construction during his career there.

Don served as a Senior Corporate Architect for Federated Department Stores (Macys) and managed design and construction for 4 divisions of department stores in New York and Boston.

Don practiced for 15 years as an in-house Architect for one of the largest Design-Build General Contractors in the Peoria area, Florida, Texas and Arizona.

Don is a:

- Board Member at the Peoria South Side Mission
- Board Member of Morton Planning Commission

John Vaughn

John is an On-Site Construction Manager and Construction Observer (Inspector) for Wright & Associates, Inc. He has 26 years experience in the Construction Industry including On-Site Observation, Construction Management, Construction Administration, Estimating and Mechanical Contracting. He was a journeyman and superintendent for a Mechanical Contractor working on educational, industrial, institutional and medical facilities.

John was the Mechanical Contractor’s Superintendent on a $9.0 million Law Enforcement Center. He has also be the On-Site Project Observer/Construction Manager for a $12.0 million University Building Renovation and over $25.3 million of primary and secondary educational work.

Maurice H. Schafer

Maurice is a graduate of Bradley University. He has over 49 years experience involving all aspects of the construction industry including cost estimating, field representation, specifications and project management.

He was Chief Estimator for a large Central Illinois Architect/Engineer estimating over $300 million of construction per year. He developed estimating computer programs and cost indexes. His Quality Assurance Reviews result in fewer Change Orders and increased constructability of W&A Projects.

Brent R. Wassi

Brent has an Associates Degree in Architectural Technology from Illinois Central College. He has over 26 years experience in producing Architectural and Structural Construction Documents. He has 16 years experience with AutoCad computer aided drafting platforms.

Brent prepares architectural and structural construction documents for Educational, Medical, Office, Industrial and Governmental Facilities.

Linda J. Clark

Linda is a graduate Interior Designer with a degree from Brigham Young University. She has designed a variety of projects across the States of Illinois, Missouri and Arizona. Project types range from new residence halls, food courts, recreation centers, faculty and administrative offices, classroom and auditorium design, lounge areas and residence hall dining areas.

She has worked on a variety of commercial interiors including museums, corporate, religious and hospitality projects. Projects located in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Ms. Clark won a national award in 1993 for Public Spaces Interior Design.

Steve C. Smith

Steve has an Associates Degree in Architectural Technology from Morrison Institute of Technology. He has over 21 years experience in producing Architectural and Structural Construction Documents. He has 16 years experience with AutoCad computer aided drafting platforms including BIM and 3-Dimensional AutoCad. He developed office drafting standards and enhanced computer drafting programs.

Mr. Smith prepares architectural and structural construction documents for Educational, Medical, Office, Industrial and Governmental Facilities.

Susan L. Oyer

Susan has prepared Construction Documents, Construction Contracts and Specifications for over 14 years. She has been responsible for checking, reviewing and processing over $200 million per year of Construction Pay Requests.

Sue works with Owners, Contractors and Construction Field Representatives on a daily basis for all changes in the scope of work, preparation of Requests for Proposals, Change Orders and Field Bulletins and Punchlists. She is responsible for and checks Lien Waivers, Close Out Documents, Certificates of Insurance and all Project Correspondence.

Sue completed the CDB Project Management for Architects/Engineers Course and Certification.

Lisa R. Catton

Lisa has prepared Construction Documents, Construction Contracts and Specifications for over 14 years. Lisa works with Owners, Contractors and Construction Field Representatives on a daily basis for project shop drawings, changes in the scope of work, preparation of Requests for Proposals, Change Orders, Field Bulletins and preparing and administering Punchlists.

Lisa is also responsible for Guarantees, Warranties, Certificates of Insurance and Project Correspondence.