Modern Craftsmen

From concept to construction

Meet Our Team

We are planners, architects, managers, carpenters and builders. We are your partners.

Partner

John Behal

Partner

Tom Sampson

Partner

Jim Dietz

Partner

Nathan Sampson, RA, LEED AP

Partner

Daniel Morgan, AIA, LEED AP

Partner

Mike Sampson, LEED AP

Partner

Kevin Nimon

The Firm

Passionate people, collaborating with passionate people

Our History

Partner

John Behal

ARCHITECT

John Behal joined BSD in 1986 and leads a mixture of the firm’s residential and small commercial projects through Design and Detail Development phases.

Outside BSD, John holds positions on the Bexley Architectural Review Board, The Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation Board, and The Jefferson Center for Learning and the Arts. John is fluent in Italian and loves to travel.

jbehal@bsdarchitects.com

Partner

Tom Sampson

ARCHITECT

Tom Sampson is the founder of BSD and acts as Managing Partner. Backed by the experience he gained starting a construction company at 18, Tom continued his architectural career designing passive solar homes in response to the energy crisis in the late 70’s.

When he’s not working, Tom enjoys sports, cooking (especially BBQ), travel, restoring historical buildings, and taking his grandkids camping. He’s also a past President of the Upper Arlington LaCross Association.

tsampson@bsdarchitects.com

Partner

Jim Dietz

ARCHITECT

Jim Dietz has been with BSD since 1985 and manages both the firm’s design and construction services. His knowledge of construction management makes him an expert in leading fast-tracked projects.

Outside of the office, Jim enjoys family events, travel, sports, and outdoor adventures. Jim serves on the Hilliard Sports Commission, and was past President of the Hilliard Davidson Touchdown Club.

jdietz@bsdarchitects.com

Partner

Nathan Sampson

RA, LEED AP

Nathan Sampson, a Partner and Project Manager at BSD, is a Columbus native who brings an array of experience from his time spent working in NY, Barcelona, and St. Louis throughout his professional career.

On his free time, Nathan also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Wellington School and is a member of the Columbus Art Museum Contemporaries group.

nsampson@bsdarchitects.com

Partner

Daniel Morgan

AIA, LEED AP

Daniel Morgan has been a Partner at BSD since 2011 where he has focused mostly on the firm’s residential design-build projects. He’s a past board member of the American Institute of Architects, and a current Commissioner on the City of Columbus Historic Resources Commission.

Outside of the firm, Daniel enjoys exploring central Ohio’s parks and historic sites with his wife and two daughters. A transplant from Michigan, he often travels North for fishing and skiing with family and friends.

dmorgan@bsdarchitects.com

Partner

Mike Sampson

LEED AP

Mike’s Sampson’s expertise at BSD is in project management, estimating, and resource allocation in his role as a Construction Partner. He worked for a year as a structural engineer before entering the construction industry.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife and kids. He’s a Columbus native, and is an avid hiker who once trekked from Pamplona to Santiago, Spain with his brother and sister.

msampson@bsdarchitects.com

Partner

Kevin Nimon

Kevin Nimon graduated with a BS in Architecture from The Ohio State University. After founding Nimon Collier, a successful remodeling company, also in Columbus, he recently joined BSD as a Partner and brings a history of construction management experience to BSD.

Kevin a Cleveland native who enjoys spending time with his family and two sons, coaching youth sports in his community, gardening, cooking and woodworking when away from the office.

knimon@bsdarchitects.com