Mr. Hepler brings 31 years of experience to the Raleigh office serving as office leader.  His experience includes principal-in-charge and architect-of-record on a variety of project types including facilities in corporate commercial, retail, institutional, healthcare, and mixed-use project types throughout the southeast US, with a special interest in Science Centers and IMAX theatres.


Mr. Hepler is active in professional and community organizations serving as the 1993 President of the AIA Charlotte section, and a member of the AIA North Carolina Board of Directors in 1992. He also served 8 years as the Vice-Chairman of the Myrtle Beach, SC Community Appearance Board, and was a member of the Georgetown, SC Historic District Commission. He is currently an active member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Urban Land Institute, and a member of the Triangle Chapter CoreNet.

Key Information

1979 Recipient of the NCAIA Book Award for the “Greatest Promise in Design”; 1986 Co-Recipient SouthAtlanticRegion AIA “Young Architects of the Year” Award; 1992 Guest Speaker  ISTC, Singapore Conference; 1993 Guest Speaker  AIA National Grassroots Convention; 1997 Guest Juror  NC State University School of Design