YHR Partners, Ltd. Principals

YHR Partners is committed to quality service that provides our clients with creative design and technical excellence. We are committed to building solutions that respect the decisions of our clients, provide innovative solutions, and establish long term relationships. YHR Partners respects the context for projects, whether it's a green piece of land or an existing structure, responding with architecture that is environmentally responsible and compatible with the traditions from previous generations. We are committed to life-long learning and are prepared to share with our clients new ideas, new technologies, new products and new trends that can influence the built environment and shape the future of buildings in the years to come.


Julie Newman Rokke

Julie Newman Rokke AIA
Principal/Project Manager


Julie provides leadership in the firm in planning and design. She is a creative planner, facilitating planning process that provide clients with a long term vision and goals towards securing quality built environments. She leads many of the design efforts in the office and has designed several projects to receive design excellence awards. She is active in many community organizations in long term care, historic preservation and education. Julie has been with YHR Partners since 1985 and is a licensed architect, interior designer and master gardner.

James P. Welch

James P. Welch AIA
Principal/Managing Partner


Jim oversees the administration, financial and operations within the office. In addition, he has a key role in providing technical expertise and construction administration service for numerous projects. He has extensive experience in construction documents and specifications and supports quality efforts within the office and leads the estimating team. Jim joined the firm in 1989. He provides volunteer service to the profession, being a past president of NDAIA and is an active volunteer in the community as secretary in the Vikingland Kiwanis Club, Chairman of the Fargo-Moorhead Area Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Moorhead Economic Development Authority.

Richard L. Meier

Richard L. Meier AIA
Principal/Project Manager


Rich has been with YHR Partners since 1993, serving as a project manager and a construction administrator on numerous projects. Rich currently leads the production department coordinating drawings both in-house and with consulting engineers. He has experience with numerous project types and various delivery methods. Rich as a good working relationship with contractors and provides value engineering for projects.

Margaret K. Follingstad

Margaret K. Follingstad AIA
Principal/Project Manager


Margaret Follingstad joined the firm in May of 1990 as an intern-architect, and in 2003 returned to YHR Partners as a registered architect. Margaret brought 6 years experience from the west coast in design of high-rise mixed use, hospitality, retail centers, and corporate design. She is a Project Architect/ Project Manager in predesign planning and on through the supervision of the building construction with experience in development of religious facilities, educational facilities, nursing homes, historical restoration/replication, hospitality, retail centers, mixed use, and urban design.

Mark D. Lundberg

Mark D. Lundberg AIA
Principal/Project Manager


Mark Lundberg joined the firm in 2003 as a creative architect with excellent design skills and over 23 years of experience encompassing the full range of architectural services. He has been the designer and project manager on numerous institutional, academic and educational facilities. Mark leads the firm’s efforts in Green Architecture. He is certified by LEED as an accredited professional. Mark has worked to certify one of the state’s first LEED skilled nursing facilities.