Our Team of Professionals

Not many firms afford you the privilege of working directly with the principal architect and owners.  With Modern Design Architects, our architect and designer are also the stakeholders of our company. You will have access to them as resources throughout the design process. Our Team brings a fresh vision and focus to each project they approach. With more than 40 years of combined experience, their proficiency and knowledge are put to work to serve you better.

  • Main Office

  • Robert J. Stensland, AIA

    Robert J. Stensland, AIA

    Principal Architect / Owner

    Get in touch with me

    Robert Stensland, AIA, has more than 25 years of architectural design and construction experience. He is a graduate of Iowa State University and a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He holds architect licenses in more than 20 states. Rob has worked on a wide range of projects in a variety of industries including: educational facilities, retail space, office centers, optometry clinics, and religious buildings. His work on performing arts centers and gymnasiums has earned him numerous industry awards. Because he also has a background in construction management, Rob is able to offer insight on all aspects of a building project, from the drawing board to the final touches.


  • Kevin McConnell

    Kevin McConnell

    Design Principal

    Get in touch with me

    Kevin McConnell has been working at Modern Design Architects since 2007. He has 20+ years of Design and Project Management experience and is NCARB certified. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture in 2000 after serving in the United States Navy from 1987-1993.


  • Jim Trunnell, AIA

    Jim Trunnell, AIA

    Senior Architect

    Get in touch with me

    Jim Trunnell, AIA has been working at Modern Design Architects. since 2018 and is NCARB Certified. He has 20+ years of Architectural and Design experience and is licensed in 6 states. Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Iowa State University in 2001. 


  • Daniel Halbach

    Daniel Halbach

    Lead Designer / Project Coordinator

    Get in touch with me

    Daniel Halbach started working at Modern Design Architects in 2008. He has 20+ years of Project Management and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) experience. Daniel graduated from Hawkeye Community College in 2002 with an Associates degree in Architectural & Construction Technology. 


  • Ashleigh Durant

    Ashleigh Durant

    Lead Interior Designer / Project Coordinator

    Get in touch with me

    Ashleigh Durant has been working at Modern Design Architects since 2016. She has 10+ years of Interior Design, Project Management and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) experience and graduated from Hawkeye Community College in 2010 with an Associates degree in Applied Arts & Interior Design. 


  • Victoria Corkery

    Victoria Corkery

    Interior Designer

    Get in touch with me

    Victoria Corkery has been working at Modern Design Architects since 2021. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2020 with a degree in Interior Design and has two years of Interior Design experience.


  • Courtney Chesmore

    Courtney Chesmore

    Interior Designer

    Get in touch with me

    Courtney Chesmore has been working at Modern Design Architects since 2021. She graduated in 2014 from Hawkeye Community College with a degree in Applied Arts and has 5 years of Interior Design experience.


  • John Stensland

    John Stensland

    Design Professional

    Get in touch with me

    John Stensland has been working at Modern Design Architects since 2020. He graduated in 2021 from Iowa State University with a degree in Community Regional Planning and has 3 years of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) experience.


  • Nathan Luzindya

    Nathan Luzindya

    CAD Specialist

    Get in touch with me

    Nathan Luzindya has been working at Modern Design Architects since 2021. He graduated from Kirkwood Community College with a degree in Architectural Technology in 2020 and has 2 years of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) experience.


  • Daniel Stensland

    Daniel Stensland

    Marketing Coordinator

    Get in touch with me

    Daniel Stensland has been working at Modern Design Architects since 2017. He graduated in 2018 from Iowa State University with a degree in Communications and has 5 years of Communications/Marketing experience.