Unthank Design Group

As a dental office planning, architecture, and interior design firm, Unthank Design Group serves as your best advocate throughout the design and construction of your project. We will develop a space-efficient office appropriate for your practice, which projects the image you desire. Our experience indicates that our fee will be more than offset by what you will save in eliminating significant change orders, by not constructing wasted space, and by verifying that you receive competitive pricing for your project. Our goal for your office is to allow you and your team to finish each day with more money in your pockets, less stress in your lives and looking forward to returning to the office the next morning.

We would be honored to be of assistance in the development of your new office, remodeling or interior design makeover!  We regularly hear from successful practices around the country that Unthank Design Group’s involvement with their projects saved far more than their investment in our services!

Dr. Michael Unthank DDS

Owner, Architect, Dentist

As a registered professional architect and dentist, Michael Unthank, NCARB, DDS speaks both languages fluently. His experience and in-depth knowledge of these disciplines provides him an empathetic understanding of what constitutes successful dental office design. Since 1980, Dr. Unthank has designed over two thousand dental and dental specialty offices throughout the world and is owner of Unthank Design Group, a planning, architecture and design firm exclusively dedicated to the dental professions. Dr. Unthank served as Director of Architecture with the Pride Institute in San Francisco and as Architectural Consultant to T.H.E. Design, Austin, Texas. His work and writing has been featured in numerous professional dental publications and he is a featured speaker at major international and regional dental meetings.

Nikki Skomal, Associate IIDA

Director of Interior Design

Nikki Skomal, Associate IIDA, is an award-winning designer with over 10 years of experience in the industry, specializing in hospitality and healthcare design.  She received both her Bachelor and Master of Science in Design from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, with emphasis on brand identity.

Throughout her career, Nikki has blended her passion for branding with innovative planning and design to create spaces that are both functional and inspiring.  Since she joined Unthank Design Group in July of 2014, Nikki has provided design services for over 100 dental and dental specialty offices nationwide.  She is actively involved with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the Nebraska Women in Architecture (WIA) networking groups where she continues to develop lasting business relationships.

Most recently, Nikki was published as a contributing author to the ADA Practical Guide to Dental Office Design for her chapter “An Experiential Approach to Dental Office Design and Branding”.  In her free time, Nikki enjoys spending time with her husband Shawn and her 3 fluffy felines. She will take any opportunity to be outside with hobbies that include hiking, golfing and snowboarding. Above all it is her love for yoga that keeps her grounded and disciplined.

Kris Roberts

Architectural CAD Draftsman 

Kris Roberts joined us at Unthank Design Group in March 2014. He received his Bachelors degree of Interior Architecture from Kansas State University in 2008. He produces all of our construction documents, and reviews submittals for lighting, plumbing, casework, etc. Kris is our AutoCAD wizard and enjoys browsing forums to constantly increase his skill level. He resides in Lincoln with his wife Sara and their daughter Carolynn.

Unthank Design Group
5930 Vandervoort Drive
Lincoln, NE 68516

Lincoln Airport
12 Miles and 18 Minutes away
Omaha Airport
61.5 Miles and 66 Minutes away


Hampton Inn - 5922 Vandervoort Drive
1 Minute Walk - $96 Special Rate for Clients

Phone:  402.423.3300
Fax: 402.423.3377

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