Innovative Architectural Problem Solvers

For over 25 Years Kil Architecture Planning has been providing the highest level of design services and project management.  As a general practice design firm we have taken on a broad range of project types and are well prepared to handle most any design project, large or small, you may have.   Our professional staff pays specific attention to clients’ functional, aesthetic and financial goals.  We look forward to working with you.

Our Mission

Deliver outstanding architectural planning and design services in a professional way that ensure your project will run efficiently from start to finish

Core Goals

  • Understand your goals before we take action
  • Deliver ideas that meet your budget
  • Offer planning, admin. & construction support
  • Blend creativity & practicality in each design
  • Apply the right team members & skills for your job
  • Provide project leadership in all phases

Project Expertise

Our Team

As with any service organization the key to success at Kil Architecture Planning is our team of experts.  It’s a cohesive group that works well together to accomplish the goals of our company and clients.   We realize the best outcome of any project is a satisfied customer and everyone works for that purpose.

Gregory Kil, Architect, AIA, NCARB

Gregory Kil is the Principal Architect at Kil Architecture/Planning and directs the design for all projects. Kil attended Ball State University from 1977 to 1982, where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design at the College of Architecture and Planning. He became a licensed Architect in 1984 and has 32 years of experience as a registered architect. In 1987 Kil graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Master of Architecture, with a concentration in Urban Design. Kil served as an adjunct professor at the Notre Dame School of Architecture and also at Andrews University School of Architecture from 1989 through 1994. Kil has also been licensed in the State of Michigan since 1994.




Dan vonBergen, Architect, LEED AP

Dan graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1978 and has over 30 years of experience as a licensed architect. In addition to working for Kil Architecture and Planning in South Bend, Dan has worked for firms located in New York City and Upstate New York. Dan moved to Indiana in May of 1998 to work for the Troyer group in Mishawaka, Indiana, then in October of 2001, Dan joined the team at Kil Architecture and Planning. Since then, Dan has completed both commercial and residential projects throughout the state of Indiana and Michigan.




Eric Stalheim, Registered Architect

An Iowa native, Eric graduated from Iowa State University of Science and Technology’s College of Design with a Bachelors of Architecture in May of 2014. He subsequently graduated from the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture with a Master’s of Science in historic Preservation in May of 2017. He started working with Kil Architecture and Planning in 2017.




Lesley Annis, Associate AIA, Senior Project Architectural Designer

Lesley holds a Bachelor of Design from Clemson University and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, with a concentration in Urban Design. She has nearly 22 years of work experience, gained at firms in Charlotte, Atlanta, and in South Bend & Mishawaka; eight of those years have been here at Kil Architecture & Planning



Sam Lima, Graduate Architect

Sam graduated from Judson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in 2008 and a Master of Architecture in 2010. He subsequently graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Master of Architectural Design & Urbanism in 2012, with a focus on urban design. As a student, Sam placed in and won several national design competitions. He started working for Kil Architecture and Planning in 2012. Prior to working for Kil Architecture and Planning, Sam worked for firms in Florida, Wisconsin, and Illinois.





Jessica Snively, Graduate Architect

Jessica graduated from Andrews University in 2020 with a Master’s of Architecture. Prior to this she completed a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. As a student, Jessica was a student Librarian in the Andrews University Architecture Resource Center, an active member of SNU and AIAS board. She began working for Kil Architecture & Planning in May 2019 and has previously interned in South Bend, Indiana.






Angela Henry, Office Manager and Bookkeeper

A South Bend Native, Angela is the Office Manager and Bookkeeper for Kil Architecture and has worked at the firm since 2012. Angela graduated from Ivy Tech, South Bend in 1996 with an Accounting degree. Prior to Kil Architecture, Angela was Senior Bank Service Representative for Valley American Bank then did part time bookkeeping/accounting for a variety of clients, specializing in QuickBooks while she raised her 3 children and volunteered in their elementary school. Angela has also enjoyed serving as treasurer of son’s Cub Scout Pack, her church and POPS.




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