A collection of our work from past and present.

St. Anthony Computer Lab
Dan Hecht Cheverolet Toyota
UAA New Office
SBLHS Toledo Clinic
West & Company Accountants
Pet Wellness Center of So. IL.
Copper Creek Cottages
Teutopolis State Bank - Effingham
St. Anthony High School Addition
Effingham City Hall





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William Utz

President, Owner, Architect

Mr. William (Bill) Utz is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a BS in Architectural Studies and a Masters of Architecture with concentration in Structural Engineering. He is an architect licensed in the states of Illinois, Montana, and Kentucky. He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Bill serves as Architect and Project Manager of all types from initial design concept, through construction observation and beyond. He was formerly the President of Hance, Utz and Associates architectural firm and ArchiTextures Design Center. His vision is to provide his clients with a high standard of design in one location by providing Architectural / Engineering and Interior Design Services in house.​

Colton Davis


Mr. Colton Davis is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he earned a  BS in Architectural Studies and a Masters of Architecture. He is a licensed Architect with experience in a diverse mix of project types including education, retail and healthcare. Colton also has experience in designing energy efficient buildings, and he is a certified LEED Green Associate.

Michael Kasdorf


Mr. Michael (Mike) Kasdorf is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he earned a  BS in Architectural Studies and also a graduate from University of Illinois where he earned a Masters of Architecture. He has been working in architecture or construction related fields for over twenty years with expertise in architectural programming, development, construction documents, codes, scheduling and construction observation. Working exclusively in higher education facilities providing specific expertise since 2002.

Taylor Hecht

Interior Designer

Mrs. Taylor Hecht is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she earned a BS in Interior Design. She is currently working towards her NCIDQ certification and has 3 years of experience within the design industry. Taylor has knowledge in space planning , finish selection, and furniture specification.



""My experience with working with UAA has been excellent. They are true professionals who bring knowledge and creativity to our projects."

- Tim Kastl, Director, Facilities Services, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System

""It was a pleasure to work with UAA's responsive and professional team. They have a deep understanding of our goals while balancing the architectural vision and project realities to create beautiful projects."

- Todd Wegman, President, Stevens Industries, Inc.

"Utz and Associates staff have not only exceeded our customer service expectations, but they continue to find solutions to every challenge presented them.  Each encounter with an Utz staff member has been professional, friendly, courteous and solution based."

- Hank Koester, President, Teutopolis State Bank

“We highly recommend Utz + Associates Architects! Bill and Taylor were great to deal with, had very creative ideas that both saved us money and enhanced our look, and were able to help us overcome obstacles that occurred during our commercial construction.“

- Kevin Hoene, Gopher's Grill



15878 North 1400th Street

Effingham, IL 62401

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