Meet the Team: Shaye Horacek

It’s been a whirlwind of a first quarter and it’s high time to introduce you to Shaye Horacek!  Shaye came on board at the end of 2021, and is an architectural drafter with a degree from Southeast Technical Institute.  Read on and get to know a little about Shaye!

What is your favorite architectural style?
More modern, something with lots of glass that flows with the contrasting materials, exposed interior wooden beams and structural components.

What is your favorite phase of design?
Favorite phase would be the fine details, doing the wall types, wall sections, finishing up everything needed to send off to a contractor to be able to get this building built.  But I also love working on the original design of a building and being able to build something that someone has dreamed of and help them with that.

Describe RSA in one word:

What is your vision of architecture/interior design 10 years from now?
Something that is always changing, pushing the limits of what we can do and still designing and building houses and buildings that people love and want to get built.

What is your favorite tool of the trade?
Revit is by far my favorite thing, I love the software and how it works, but am also excited to hopefully dig into Formit in the future.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Favorite thing to do outside of work is go to the gym and lift, but I also enjoy working on and building my own car, and helping other people with their cars.  I also enjoy photography and hiking.

What was your latest adventure?
My two latest adventures would be going to Arizona for a weekend trip to hike, I went to Red Rock National Park and then drove to Joshua Tree, California for a day.  And my spring break trip to Las Vegas and California, where I went to the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Yosemite, and enjoyed the West coast and the city of Las Vegas.

What is your ultimate dream vacation?
The ultimate dream vacation for me is hiking in either Alaska or I want to take a month or so off work and travel and hike Europe, and see all the beautiful wonders it has to offer.

Where is your favorite place in South Dakota?
Vermillion, SD because it is a place where I made a lot of memories and had the best times of my life.

What TV show could you binge on all weekend?
The Office

What is something people might find surprising about you?
I am a mother’s boy and will do anything my mother asks or tells me to do for her.