Architects Ned Eller and Ralph Sounik of Design Associates (Founders of SEM Architects) Designed and produced the Construction Documents for The Kahiki, whose name literally translates as “Sail to Tahiti”. Construction began in June of 1960 at a cost of over a million dollars and the Kahiki opened her legendary doors in February of 1961. The design of the building was based on men’s meeting houses of New Guinea and the details featured along the curved roof were found on many of the war canoes of the region.


ISEM Architects in Association with Ned B. Eller AIA Designed and created Construction Documents for the Major Remodel of the Lewis Nissan facility per the, Nissan Retail Design Initiative dated 9/27/2010. In addition the current Suzuki Showroom and Wash facility at the SW corner of the site was demolished and a new wash facility was constructed on the property East of the current Suzuki Building.

REI Telecom

SEM Architects (SEM) in association with Elter Building Systems, Inc. prepared the Construction Documents for an office warehouse building consisting of approximately 3,600 square feet for the office portion and 8,000 square feet for the warehouse in accordance with the Owner's preliminary plan and space program needs.

L&S TOYOTA of Beckley, WV

SEM Architects in Association with Ned B. Eller AIA Designed and produced Construction Documents for Shawn Ball (Owner - L&S TOYOTA) for a Three Phase Project:
• PHASE 1 - Exterior Demolishing of the Existing Dealership Exterior EFIS and Toyota Image Portal;
• Exterior Renovation/ Construction of a new Aluminum Composite Metal Finish System and a new Translucent Portal. New Wall Panels 7,020 sq. ft.

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