Bill Tabberson graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1988 receiving his Masters of Architecture degree. He gained experience working for commercial firms in Minneapolis, Atlanta, and South Carolina, where he became a licensed architect. In 1996, Bill moved to Indiana where he transitioned to residential design and formed Tabberson Architects. In 2016, Tabberson Architects celebrated their 20th anniversary of operation. The firm has grown and evolved to the present day and has earned a national reputation for remaining at the forefront of the design industry.

What We Do

Tabberson Architects is a full service architectural firm. We can guide you from your first project idea through the final construction. We provide consultation throughout the jungle of decisions that need to be made to complete a project: design options, building codes, permitting, vendor and contractor choices, and so on. We offer services in:

  • Residential Design- Homes of all sizes, styles, and price points
  • Commercial Design- Restaurants and retail establishments
  • Timberframe Design- Homes, businesses, and pavilions, big or small

Beyond our traditional styles of architecture, we also specialize in timberframe design.

We are experts in the timberframe market and are familiar with all of the major vendors and their techniques in the industry. Work with us to make your timberframe dream come true!
We have also designed architecture for several quality housing developments with spec, semi-custom, and full-custom unit strategies. If you are a developer, contact us!

How We Do It

Our customized approach ensures that your home reflects everything that is unique to you and your family. Our team will collaborate with you and translate your ideas into drawings and imagery for you to review throughout the design process:

  • Schematic Design Phase- Sketches of initial design concepts
  • Design Development Phase- 3D views with refinement of building character
  • Construction Document Phase- Detailed and dimensioned blueprints

In addition to local clients, we serve clients across the country and are experienced with remote communications. We also communicate with vendors and contractors to keep everyone informed and involved throughout the entire project.

Meet Us

Bill Tabberson

William Tabberson

Principal / Owner
Bill is a leader in residential architecture with over 30 years of professional experience. He has a passion for carpentry and quality craftsmanship, and has designed and constructed multiple homes for his family in Minnesota, South Carolina, and Indiana. Since founding Tabberson Architects, Bill has earned a reputation for his inspirational design concepts and is recognized as an expert in timberframing by his peers.

Chris Simmons

Rendering Specialist
Since joining in 2011, Chris has been mastering his techniques of rendering our projects with such detail that people often mistake them for photographs. Chris’s highly skilled digital artistry allows everyone the chance to see photo-realistic views of a project before it is ever built. Chris is an expert of materials, finishes, lighting, and landscape design in addition to timberframe design and modeling.

Ray Wilk

Project Designer
A vital part of Tabberson Architects’ design team, Ray joined the office in 2014. Ray has a passion for bricklaying and stone masonry, and worked through a masonry apprenticeship after receiving his architecture degree. Ray brings valuable construction experience and knowledge into the office and specializes in construction documents, construction detailing, and timberframe design.

Miguel Ramirez

Project Designer
Miguel joined Tabberson Architects in 2016. He specializes in the schematic and design development design phases. Miguel is highly skilled in the rapid production of three-dimensional models and imagery, using techniques that allow design changes and multiple design options to be quickly analyzed. Miguel also advises the office on passive solar building techniques.

Chuck Nelson

Detail Specialist
Chuck has been a part of the firm since 2000. During his time Chuck has worked on hundreds of projects and gained immense experience that is invaluable to the firm. Chuck’s techniques in drafting plans and details has set the office standards at a very high level of quality. Alongside drafting construction details, Chuck builds professional hand-crafted models that provide clients a three-dimensional representation of their project.

Nick Staab

Project Designer Assistant
Nick has been instrumental in broadening the exposure of the firm through social media and tradeshow marketing since joining the firm in 2017. He works closely with project designers to assist in the design process and construction documents. Nick is a highly skilled designer with a strong enthusiasm for residential design. Outside of architecture, Nick enjoys watching and umpiring baseball.

Zach Herbst

Project Designer Assistant
Exposed to various project types prior to joining the office, Zach has tackled a couple restaurant and commercial projects during his time at Tabberson. His experience has allowed him to work closely with project designers to develop an architectural language within the commercial realm. Zach’s vision for architectural spaces strengthens his ability to develop drawings.

Brittany Williams

Project Designer Assistant
Brittany joined the Tabberson office in 2017 after graduating and receiving her Architecture degree.  Her solid comprehension of design and her proficiency in architectural drawing techniques are an important asset to the office. Brittany’s intuitive approach to solving design problems and eagerness to learn more and gain experience will benefit her development as her skills rapidly continue to grow.

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