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Our Team

Who We Are

Our success depends on the strength of our team. Our team is comprised of quality professionals that are dedicated to providing the highest quality possible for your project.

Shannon Reith, AIA, LEED AP

President

I was born and raised in Fort Smith and still love this town! As a kid I worked in my dad’s cabinet shop. Soon discovered I would rather draw things than have to put them together.

I attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and earned my BARCH degree. I started working for Studio 6 Architects before I even graduated in 1993. Been here ever since, doing mostly design work and project management. And I guess if you stay anywhere long enough they’ll end up putting you in charge! It’s been fun having an impact on the built environment in my hometown. I have loved working and building a career in Downtown Fort Smith!

My favorite place is the historic site here in Fort Smith. Okay, my real favorite place is Rome, Italy. But I’ve only managed to get there twice so far. I love quiet mornings on the patio with a coffee, and a good book in the evenings! I own three bikes. My favorite is a Specialized Allez Comp road bike. Let me know if you want to go for a ride! Or if you have any other excuse to get outside for awhile!

Marty Cormier, Associate AIA

Vice President

I was born and raised in south Louisiana. I knew from an early age that I wanted to go into architecture. There was just something about seeing a project go from concept to reality. I learned a lot from my Dad, who built both homes that I grew up in. He always had a project going on, so I received some valuable hands-on experience about construction and work ethic. We also spent a lot of time out in the Gulf, deep sea fishing and scuba diving.

After graduating from Louisiana Tech, I moved to Fort Smith and married a girl from Van Buren. We spent several years in Austin, Texas, but moved back to be closer to her family and raise our 3 wonderful children.

When I’m not playing tennis or thinking about playing tennis, I am usually spending time with my family or in the kitchen cooking up something Cajun.

CHIP JOHNSON

Vice President

Raised in Fort Smith, I graduated from Southside High School and went on to earn my BARCH degree from the University of Arkansas. After college I moved to the “big cities” of Dallas and lasted through two Chicago winters. We decided it was best for us to raise our kids in a big, small town and moved back home when opportunity knocked.

The firm has always encouraged community participation and as such, I have enjoyed being involved in civic groups Our family loves going to Siesta Key Beach every chance we get. You have to see the white sand to believe it.

A passionate hobby of mine for 25 years was officiating football. The crew was my fall family, traveling the state and giving back to the game. Our best games were when nobody knew we were there. Lots of stories to tell.

David Conyers, CSI/CCS

Principal

Influenced by a wonderful teacher and mentor while in junior high school in the mid 1970s, I knew architecture was my calling. I couldn’t think of anything else I wanted to do or loved other than becoming a legendary rock star (which was not highly likely).

After attending Oklahoma State University & studying Architectural Construction Technology, I transferred to the University of Oklahoma’s School of Architecture to complete my studies, grow up a little, and embark on a career in architecture.

Although I never made it as a legendary rock star, I still enjoy playing guitar, and on occasion the drums. My band these days consists of me and my granddaughter performing solo gigs in my home studio. In her eyes, I am a rock star.

Along with music, I enjoy competitive shooting sports and cooking for family and friends. A lot of my spare time is spent watching our oldest son peddle his drag car down the race track and watching our granddaughter play competitive fast pitch softball.

Having more than 30 years in this profession, I am as excited about architecture today as I was back in junior high.

Kalvin Cundiff, AIA

Associate Architect

I was born in Germany in the late ’80’s and moved to the US when I was 13. At an early age, I was exposed to the world of arts and partook in sculptures and paintings which laid out my foundation to pursue a career in architecture.

I received my master’s degree in Architecture from Drury University in 2015 and moved to Fort Smith to work for another local firm. I joined the Studio 6 Team in 2018. During this time, I got married and became the father of 3 sons. In April of 2020, I became a Licensed Registered Architect in the State of Arkansas.

I am a project manager working on various projects for Studio 6 with an emphasis on Healthcare.

Jodi Reith

Business Manager