Davis Design announces promotions of Darin Horst and Brandon Sire


Davis Design is pleased to announce the promotions of Darin Horst, senior architect, and Brandon Sire, senior mechanical engineer, to principal. Both were promoted to associate principal in February of 2019.

Darin Horst, AIA, EDAC, ACHA, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture in 1994 and his Master of Science in Architecture in 1996 from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Since then, he has earned his professional architecture license and has gained over 25 years of experience in the industry.

Horst has been involved in a multitude of projects at Davis Design, but he especially enjoys those focused on healthcare. He says, “I’m most passionate about creating spaces that help heal people.” He notes the Bryan Health East Campus Ambulatory Surgery Center as one of his favorite projects because it was both challenging and interesting. Horst works with several healthcare clients such as Memorial Health Care Systems in Seward, Fountain Point Medical in Norfolk and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals. He also serves as the lead architect for Bryan Health projects. Horst is an EDAC (Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification) certified architect. He is also one of only three board-certified ACHA architects, (American College of Healthcare Architects) in the state of Nebraska.

Brandon Sire, PE, LEED-AP, earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2000 and joined Davis Design in 2006. Sire is a licensed professional mechanical and fire protection engineer with over 20 years of engineering experience.

When asked what he enjoys most about his work, Sire says, “I enjoy the varied projects I have been involved in over the years, and the people I have had the opportunity to work with. We provide services in multiple markets providing the opportunity to work on different project types with different clients which keeps my job interesting and challenging.” Sire notes the Greenhouse Innovation Center at Nebraska Innovation Campus as one of his favorites because it posed unique challenges and is now highly recognizable when entering campus from the south. Sire currently serves as the mechanical department manager for several project sectors such as military, corporate, education, and industrial. He has worked on Oxbow Animal Health in Papillion and the Nebraska Department of Corrections Reception and Treatment Center in Lincoln. Additionally, Sire has worked with the Nebraska Army National Guard on multiple projects throughout the state.