Meet our team of focused and creative professionals.

H. Craig Boone, AIA

Principal
Architect

craig@archplusinc.net

Education:

  • Bachelor of Architecture – University of Arkansas

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Architecture license in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kentucky, & Texas
  • NCARB Certification

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Architects, National
  • American Institute of Architects, Arkansas Chapter – Secretary
  • American Institute of Architects, Fort Smith, AR Section
  • CADD Advisory – University of Arkansas–Fort Smith
  • Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities, Arkansas Department of Education
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Kiwanis International

Awards:

  • Alpha Rho Chi Medal for Leadership – University of Arkansas School of Architecture

A native of Fort Smith, AR, Craig started his college career at Westark Community College (now the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith). He transferred to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and entered the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. Upon graduation he returned to Fort Smith to start his Architectural career in 1986 and later joined Architecture Plus, Inc. in 1990. Craig has worked on several building types including large scale multi-family housing, national and local government facilities, and both University and K-12 educational facilities during his 30-plus year career.

Michael G. Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, CPC

Principal
Architect

michael@archplusinc.net

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science – Kansas State University
  • Bachelor of Architecture – Kansas State University

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Architecture license in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, & Massachusetts
  • NCARB Certification
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Certified Professional Constructor
  • NCARB Certification

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Architects, National
  • American Institute of Architects, Arkansas Chapter
  • American Institute of Architects, Fort Smith, AR Section

Awards:

  • Excellence in Construction by Arkansas Builders Contractors
  • Design Award – Entertainment Ft. Smith Magazine

Michael founded Architecture Plus, Inc. in 1983, following his position as a staff Architect at IBM within their Real Estate and Construction Division in Tarrytown, New York. Michael’s 40-plus years of experience includes historical restoration, University and K-12 educational facilities, federal, state & local government facilities, healthcare facilities, restaurants, convenience stores, laundromats, retail, residential, agricultural, & religious.

Tony Leraris, AIA

Former Principal
Architect

tony@archplusinc.net

Education:

  • Bachelor of Architecture – University of Arkansas

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Architecture license in Arkansas
  • NCARB Certification

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Architects, National
  • American Institute of Architects, Arkansas Chapter
  • American Institute of Architects, Fort Smith, AR Section
  • Fort Smith Museum of History – Board Member & Past Board President
  • Leadership Fort Smith Alumni & Past Board President
  • Fort Smith Chorale – Board Member & Past Board President
  • Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House – Board of Trustees, Past President, Vice President
  • Listed in Who’s Who in America
  • United in Outstanding Young Men in America
  • Governor’s Arts and Grounds Commission

Awards:

  • Northern Florida Builders Association Coastal Award for Additions over One Million Dollars, and Best of Show
  • Spirit of the Frontier Award – City of Fort Smith

Tony joined Architecture Plus, Inc. as a Principal in 1984 and has been responsible for several major projects. His architectural duties include design, interior design, and production for various project types including healthcare, educational, retail, banks, historical restoration, offices, religious, and more. Tony is also responsible for approximately 90% of the residential commissions for the firm. His built designs have been featured in Southern Living, At Home in Arkansas, and About You magazines.

Jo Hardy, AIA LEED AP

Architect

jhardy@archplusinc.net

Education:

  • Bachelor of Architecture – University of Arkansas

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Architecture license in Arkansas
  • LEED AP

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Architects, National
  • American Institute of Architects, Arkansas Chapter
  • American Institute of Architects, Fort Smith, AR Section

Awards:

  • Barbara Crook Technology Award – University of Arkansas School of Architecture

Jo joined Architecture Plus, Inc. in May, 2011, following her move to Fort Smith. She previously worked for Architecture firms in Arizona and Tennessee. Jo has over 30 years of experience and has worked on projects including residential, K-12 Education, healthcare facilities, retail and commercial office space, banks, and nursing homes.

Gerianna England, AIA

Architect

gerianna@archplusinc.net

Education:

  • Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Architectural History & Theory – Oklahoma State University

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Architecture license in Arkansas and Oklahoma
  • NCARB Certification

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Architects, National
  • American Institute of Architects, Arkansas Chapter
  • American Institute of Architects, Fort Smith Section – Program Chair

Awards:

  • Metal Construction Association – Chairman’s Award
  • Illuminating Engineering Society of North America – Finalist
  • Pella Prize – Finalist

Gerianna joined Architecture Plus in 2010, after two summer internships, following graduation from Oklahoma State University. She has worked on projects including K-12 Education, restaurants, government facilities including post offices, residential, commercial office, & retail spaces.

Krista Liesch, Associate AIA

Intern Architect

krista@archplusinc.net

Education:

  • Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Geography – Oklahoma State University

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Certified in Autodesk AutoCAD

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Architects, National – Associate Member
  • American Institute of Architects, Arkansas Chapter
  • American Institute of Architects, Fort Smith Section
  • OSU Alumni Association

Awards:

  • AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit
  • Centennial Leadership Fellow

Krista worked as a Summer Intern at Architecture Plus, Inc. in 2017 before her final year at Oklahoma State University. She joined our team immediately following her graduation in May, 2018. She has been involved in projects including K-12 Education, Higher Education, retail, hotels, nursing homes, banks, healthcare, restaurants, & warehouse renovations.

N. Gabriela Baeza, Associate AIA

Intern Architect

gbaeza@archplusinc.net

Education:

  • Bachelor of Architecture – Oklahoma State University

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Architects, National – Associate Member
  • American Institute of Architects, Arkansas Chapter
  • American Institute of Architects, Fort Smith Section
  • Sigma Lambda Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Associate Director, Region 1
  • OSU Alumni Association

Awards:

  • Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values – Public Relations Award
  • US Stone Design Competition – Runner Up

Gabriela worked as a Summer Intern at Architecture Plus, Inc. in 2018 prior to her final semester at Oklahoma State University. She joined our team in March, 2019, and has been working on projects including K-12 Education, retail and warehouse spaces, and healthcare facilities.

Sara J. Rumple, Associate AIA

Intern Architect

srumple@archplusinc.net

Education:

  • Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Architectural History & Theory – Oklahoma State University

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Foreign Language Certificate, Chinese

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Architects, National – Associate Member
  • American Institute of Architects, Arkansas Chapter
  • American Institute of Architects, Fort Smith Section
  • Cherokee Nation

Awards:

  • K&D Adaptive Design Competition – First Place

Sara joined Architecture Plus, Inc. in January 2020 after her final semester at Oklahoma State University. She has been working on projects including K-12 Education.

Tedy B. Harper, Allied ASID

Interior Designer

tharper@archplusinc.net

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Interior Design – University of Central Arkansas

Affiliations:

  • American Society of Interior Design  – Allied Member of the South-Central Chapter
  • UCA Alumni Association
  • Cherokee Nation

 

A native of Fort Smith, AR, Tedy started her college career at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. She transferred to the University of Central Arkansas where she got her degree in interior design. In her senior year Tedy did an internship program with National Wallcovering. Upon graduation in May 2019, Tedy returned to Fort Smith to work with a local residential interior designer. She then joined our firm in November 2019. She has worked on projects including K-12 Education, Pre-schools, healthcare facilities, school arenas, indoor sports facilities and residential.

Zane W. Harrison

Digital Draftsman

zane@archplusinc.net

Education:

  • Bachelor in Animation Technology – University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
  • Associate of Applied Science in Graphics Technology – University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Drafting & Design – Architectural CAD
  • Certificate of Proficiency – Computer Graphics Technology-Mechanical

Awards:

  • Symposium Award

Zane joined Architecture Plus, Inc. in October, 2018, following two years of drafting experience at local manufacturers.

Hallie H. Smith

Administrative Assistant

hsmith@archplusinc.net

Education:

  • Associate of General Studies – University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Licenses & Certifications:

  • OSHA 30
  • Certificate of Proficiency – Office Management Technology – Office Management
  • Certificate of Proficiency – Office Management Technology – Human Resources

Hallie joined the staff at Architecture Plus, Inc. in April, 2017.

Renae Hughart

Office Manager

rhughart@archplusinc.net

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting – Arkansas State University
  • Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology – Westark College (now University of Arkansas-Fort Smith)

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Notary Public

Renae joined Architecture Plus, Inc. in September, 2017, bringing with her more than 35 years of office management and accounting experience.