HMA Architects (formerly Hicks-Messick & Associates) has been providing professional Architectural services since 1969 when it was founded by Walter J Hicks. HMA is a small office with licensed architects, and we work to develop close client-architect relationships. The result is a project solution that meets both the needs and hopes of the owners as well as the budget. Throughout this time span, we have taken pride in providing personal service to all our clients regardless of the size of their project. We provide careful and thorough work and our projects typically have very few change orders required during the construction process.

HMA Architects has a strong reputation as a consensus builder and problem solver. Our ability to bring differing opinions and needs together stems from many factors. A great part of this ability comes from our design philosophy. Simply stated, our goal is to create quality architecture that meets both the owner’s scope and budget while enhancing the fabric and integrity of its environment. In addition, the size of our firm allows us to give our clients personal attention. This personal attention is also demonstrated through our involvement in professional and civic organizations. We strive to have HMA's commitment to the community translate into successful projects not only for the owners and users but also for the community as a whole.


Mark Stogsdill

Mark is president of HMA Architects and an honest to goodness Lawrence native. Mark obtained his professional degree from Kansas State University. After graduating in the early 80's from K-State he moved to San Diego to work for a few years. Family ties and raising three sons brought him back to the Midwest, and Lawrence seemed to be a great choice. Mark believes in giving back to the community and has served on a variety of civic and professional boards. He is currently a board member of Camp Bromelsick Foundation. Mark served two terms on the City of Lawrence Building Code Board of Appeals. His work with Broken Arrow Elementary School earned him the Friends of Education Award for 2002. He is a member of Indian Hills Neighborhood Association and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

A lot of Mark's extra time is associated with Boy Scouting and he has been awarded the Silver Beaver for his efforts. He has spent a number of years in the scouting program and is a former Scoutmaster of Troop 59 and former Cubmaster of Pack 3052. Currently he is serving as a Unit Commissioner and Assistant Scoutmaster. He still enjoys the opportunities to go camping, with or without scouts. Mark’s other passion is woodworking and creating new pieces of functional art. He also loves to travel with his wife and visit their three grown sons. With trips to South America, as well as the East Coast, it isn’t always easy to keep up with his adventuring sons.


Jeff Messick

Jeff is recently retired as president of HMA Architects. He now works as a consultant to HMA Architects from time to time. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Architecture. He has lived and practiced his profession in Lawrence since graduation. As a resident of Old West Lawrence his interest in Historic Preservation is only surpassed by his love of sailing. Jeff is enjoying the additional time to travel, visit grandkids, and of course, sail.


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