People

Maintaining an enjoyable workplace is important to us.  Our work would not be possible without the talent and expertise of the people that work here.  We enjoy meeting new people, forming relationships, and working with others to accomplish goals. 

 

Timothy M. Elliott, Principal

AIA, NCARB, RID

Tim has over 20 years of architectural experience that includes an internship at Frankfurt Short Bruza, Oklahoma City, internship and project manager at Architects in Partnership, Norman, Oklahoma, project manager and architect at Childers-Childers Architects, Ada, Oklahoma, founding partner of Redland Architects, Ada and principal of Redland Childers Architects, Ada.  He manages commercial projects with a focus on the sustainability and growth of the firm. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he received his Bachelor of Architecture in 1999.

 

Forrest J. Neal, Principal

Project Coordinator

Forrest has over 17 years of architectural experience with single and multi-family housing projects and an additional 13 years of construction experience.  He started his career in architecture by creating his own drafting company to provide single family house plans to clients and is a founding partner of Redland Architects, Ada and principal of Redland Childers Architects, Ada.  Forrest manages housing projects with a focus on federal housing. 

 

Kimberly S. Prater, Principal

Office Manager

Kim has over 15 years of experience with the firm in all functions of project administration and an additional 8 years of experience in accounting and administration with previous employers.  She is a founding partner of Redland Architects, Ada and principal of Redland Childers Architects, Ada.  Kim provides cohesion to the firm and manages the office with a focus on administration.

 

Kyle J. Taylor

Project Manager

Kyle has a background in Geotechnical and Consulting Engineering, where he worked for 11 years in Northwest Arkansas specializing in large scale commercial and public works projects as an inspector and project manager. He joined Redland Childers Architects in 2011, handling project administration and site inspection with a common sense approach to providing quality projects while maintaining contractor-friendly solutions.

 

Lashun L. Huff, Assoc. AIA

Project Manager

Lashun has 12 years of architectural work experience, beginning in 1994, which includes a 10 year break to raise her son. Her experience includes an internship with Clements+Poellot & Associates in North Little Rock, Arkansas where she was an intern architect and project manager. While at home with her son, she started her own interiors company. She joined Redland Childers Architects in 2014 as a project manager for commercial projects and provides expertise for the interior finishes and designs. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where she received her Bachelor of Architecture in 1997.  

 

Thomas Williams

CAD Technician

Thomas joined the team at Redland Childers in 2006. He earned his CAD (Drafting Tech) certificate through the Pontotoc Technology Center in September, 2003. He has also completed course work from OSU-Okmulgee Technology Center. He has 10 years of experience with AutoCAD in preparing construction drawings and 3D modeling/rendering as promotional drawings for the firm.



 

Donald R. Childers, Founder

RA

Don has over 45 years of architectural experience with a variety of project types and scale.  He is a former partner of Nicek-Childers-Sherman, Oklahoma City, founder and principal of Childers-Childers Architects & Associates, Ada, and founding partner of Redland Architects, Ada.  Don manages and collaborates on various projects. 

 

Glen F. Childers, 1937-2013

Retired RA

Glen founded the firm in 1979 and had over 46 years of architectural experience with an emphasis on federal housing projects.  He was a former partner of James-Childers Architects & Associates, Ada; Founder of Glen Childers Architect, Ada; founder and principal of Childers-Childers Architects & Associates, Ada, and founding partner of Redland Architects, Ada.  Glen passed away in June of 2013.  He was a great teacher with a focus on family, friends, and relationships.