Architectural Drafting & Design Students Learn from These Industry Professionals

Building an educational program is a lot like building a strong high-rise. It all begins with designing a strong foundation that will allow the building to stand strong in the real world for years to come. Similarly, an educational program’s foundation begins with its instructors. NTI School of Technology/Globe University’s architectural drafting and design (ADD) program is made up of a team of passionate, experienced instructors looking to produce strong graduates who can stand strong in the ADD industry for years to come.

Meet Globe’s Architectural Drafting and Design Team of Instructors:

Globe University, Architectural Drafting and Design Program

Program Chair: Heather Scavo

Education: Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree from Philadelphia University

Professional Experience:  For more than 15 years at firms such as Paul Slowik and Associates, Vitetta, DLR Group, and HHSDR, Scavo has worked in all aspects of architecture including design, production, code research, shop drawings, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) national surveys and more.

Scavo is excited for this new found career path in education and hopes to make this a stronger program than it has ever been.  With great industry experts on staff, students will reap the benefit of their extensive background.  “As experienced professionals in our industry it is our goal to share our knowledge with our students so they can take it with them into the workplace throughout their future career endeavors,” said Scavo.

Architectural Drafting and Design Program


Instructor: Leon Grothe

Education: Bachelor of Design in Architecture (B.D.A) from the University of Minnesota

Professional Experience: Grothe comes to Globe University with more than 20 years of experience in the architecture industry where he has worked on a variety of commercial projects such as retail, office buildings, hospitality, healthcare, multi-family homes, senior housing, and custom residential housing. Being both member of the American Institutes of Architects (AIA) member and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), he brings a wealth of knowl

edge in all facets of the architectural process.

Globe University, Architectural Drafting and Design ProgramInstructor: Robert Ewert

Education: Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree from the University of Arizona; Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Minnesota

Professional Experience: With 15 years of professional experience, Ewert’s focus at Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. (MS&R) is in major renovations and ongoing updates to the campus headquarters of a Twin Cities Fortune 500 company.  Prior to joining MS&R, Robert gained extensive experience in residential design, construction and fabrication. For five years he was the design department director for Lazor Office/FlatPak House, a firm that specializes in designing and delivering custom, prefabricated buildings. Robert has also won a number of awards for furniture that he has designed and built, including an AIA Minnesota Young Architect’s Forum “Best in Show Award.”

Instructor: Eric KollaufGlobe University, Architectural Drafting and Design Program

Education: Associate of Science degree in Architectural Building Technology from Northwest Technical Institute (NTI) and Bachelor’s in Business Management degree from the University of Phoenix

Professional Experience: Kollauf began as a Senior BIM Coordinator at Gilbert Mechanical where he became highly knowledgeable in Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, AutoCAD MEP, and Navisworks. Currently, he works at PCS Residential in Eagan, Minn., as a Restoration Consultant where he manages projects in residential exterior construction. Overall, Kollauf is a highly motivated and energetic individual with a range of knowledge in leadership and sales.

Globe University, Architectural Drafting and Design ProgramInstructor: Paul Klevann

Educational Experience: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University

Professional Experience: Klevann began his career in engineering by working on the assembly line at Dana Corporation in the Spicer Off-Highway Axle Division and moved throughout the company’s divisions for the next decade where he built axles, created and modeled dynamic system simulations as well as performing FEA and creating solid models and prints and much more. He then worked for RFA/Minnesota Engineering as an analysis engineer until the company was affected by the economic downturn and he spent 15 months “in transition” until he made a career change and began teaching CAD and engineering design courses at Hennepin Technical College.

“I’ve had the opportunity to work at many stops in the design process and I believe that I have acquired a great appreciation for the overall design process and the work involved in creating and bringing a product to the marketplace,” said Klevann. “I know I have learned something new and useful at each stop which I hope to share with all of my students.”

Together, the instructors in Globe University’s architectural drafting and design program are working together to build a strong foundation that will produce strong architectural drafting and design professionals who can stand as industry professionals for years to come.

Click here to learn more about the programs Globe University has developed by working in partnership with employers in residential and commercial architecture and with Northwest Technical Institute (NTI).