Experts in Multifamily Design

Prime Design delivers creative architectural solutions that meet our clients’ goals while balancing the needs of residents, neighborhoods, and the community.

What sets us apart?

Multifamily Experts
As part of an integrated development firm, we’ve designed millions of square feet in the student, multifamily, and affordable housing markets and collaborated on construction projects ranging from $1-$100 million.

Creative Solutions
When challenging problems arise, we see an opportunity to come up with a unique solution. “Cookie Cutter” is never a description of what we do.

Vertically Integrated Team
We receive continual feedback from our in-house construction and management teams throughout the design process, resulting in superior outcomes. Traditional architecture firms are not afforded the same opportunity.

Focused on People
People are at the heart of our company. We hire exceptional talent, emphasize work-life balance, and treat our clients the way we want to be treated.

Culture of Giving
Whether it’s giving back financially or doing pro bono work, we’re passionate about making a big difference in the world around us.

Student-Focused Housing



Unrealized Dreams

Let's Design Together

For more information about our design services, call Bryan Elsey at 785.317.9352

We’re always looking for passionate people to join our design team.

Prime Design Team

Bryan co-founded The Prime Company in college in 2005 with his “wombmate,” Chris. He lives in the Little Apple (Manhattan, KS) with his wife Holly and their three children: George, Alice, and Emily. Bryan enjoys family time, serving at Grace Baptist Church, and exploring the world.

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Bryan Elsey

Harry is a Nebraska native, but he graduated from Kansas State University. He enjoys disc golf and spending time with his wife, two kids, and dog. His mere presence solves computer issues.

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Harry Staab
Project Manager

Joe graduated from Kansas State University with a Master’s of Architecture. He and his wife Bethaney have three kids. When not in the office, he is somewhere else. 816.294.0849

Joe Stock
Project Manager

Ryan has over nine years of experience in multifamily apartment design. Ryan is a native of Kansas, but has lived in Colorado and Texas. He has a passion for creating mixed use, human scaled places. He lives car free in Manhattan, Kansas and enjoys nerding out about architecture and urban planning, reading, dancing, and biking.

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Ryan Wilson
Project Designer

Emmy earned her Masters in Architecture at K-State and forgot to leave. After years in project management at KSU, she's excited to be designing again. Blessed to have a husband and son that she likes an awful lot.

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Emmy Chamberlin
Project Architect

Adrienne received her degree in Interior Design from K-State. She enjoys spending time with her husband Jason (even after 20 years together) their two daughters, and anything that involves their large extended families, travel, nature and animals.

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Adrienne Yoxall
Interior Designer

Chris received his Master’s degree in Architecture at Kansas State University in 2009 and lives in Manhattan, KS with his wife and son. He enjoys gardening, cooking, and building armor with his 3D printer for comic book conventions.

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Chris Chamberlin
Design Professional

Kazem holds a bachelors and two master’s degrees in architecture and has been a College instructor. He is a husband, father and an aviation and robotics enthusiast

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Kazem Namazi
Design Professional

Mitchel has been in the field for one year after completing his Master's Degree at Kansas State University. He currently resides in Olathe Kansas where he enjoys exploring the big city and surrounding trails with his new wife and 2 cats. He also collects shoes and tattoos.

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Mitchel Yarnall
Design Professional

Zain graduated with her Master's Degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She has worked at AECOM and has also taught architecture abroad. In all, she has about 5 years of experience. Being a military family, this has brought her, her husband, and her two young boys to Kansas. In her free time, she loves to make furniture!

Zainab Alaithan
Project Architect

Ian received his degree in Interior Design from Kansas State University. He and his wife, Gretchen, have two sons and two yellow labs. He enjoys powerlifting, roasting his own coffee, and home improvement projects on their 1911 Foursquare.

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Ian Hartsook
Design Professional

Alex graduated from K-State with a Masters of Interior Architecture and Product Design. She enjoys cycling, hiking, and hitting up the best doughnut shops around the country.

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Alex Marschman
Interior Designer

Aaron graduated with his Master's Degree from Kansas State University. He worked at Creal, Clark, & Seifert Architects and Engineers from 2014 to 2022. In all, he has about 13 years of experience. Aaron is currently spending all his free time renovating his house with his wife and two daughters.

Aaron Stutterheim
Project Architect

Ramin is from northeast Kansas and considers Manhattan home. He graduated from Kansas State University in 2014 with a Master of Architecture and worked nine years in multiple sectors from residential to single and multifamily, commercial, educational, and industrial. Ramin likes to paint, draw, and read, play old Nintendo video games, and loves camping and kayaking when the weather is nice.

Ramin Mahmoudian
Project Architect