April 1, 2019

On the Move: March’s Top Promotions and Hires

Valerio Dewalt Train

Valerio Dewalt Train has promoted two new senior associates. They are Matthew Gamache and Dana Stiernberg. Gamache joined the firm in 2007, and his projects include work with the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and the University Research Park Master Plan in Madison, Wisconsin. Stiernberg joined the firm in 2013, and her completed work includes renovations to Adobe’s offices and work with the Google Tech Corners and Google Pacific Shores campuses.

Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects

Two key team members have been promoted at MBB; Taylor Aikin has been elevated to associate partner, and Rebecca Arcaro has been named a senior associate. The promotions reflect growth across a range of sectors and a milestone 20th anniversary year last year.

TDG Architects

Ron Rader, Jr. has joined Pontiac, Michigan-based firm TDG Architects as lead designer. Rader brings 30 years of experience, including 20 as project lead for General Motors Corporation in architectural design and project management. His specialties include creative problem solving and innovative design solutions.

Pfau Long Architecture

San Francisco-Based Pfau Long Architecture has joined Perkins+Will. The partnership arises from a 15-friendship between Greg Johnson, managing director of Perkins+Will’s San Francisco studio, and Pfau Long Architecture founders Peter Pfau and Dwight Long. Pfau Long Architecture’s 26 employees will join Perkins+Will’s 68 staff members in the latter’s studio.

Read more: Pfau Long Architecture Merges with Perkins+Will Bay Area Studio

Home Furnishing International

Jane McCormac-Raab has joined Home Furnishing International as president of the company’s main US division. She most recently held the position of senior buyer for Bed Bath & Beyond for eight years. She will be based out of the Home Furnishing International showroom in New York.

Jones Plaza in Houston, redesigned by Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Rendering courtesy of Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

Rios Clementi Hale Studios

The Los Angeles-based firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios has opened a new office in Austin, Texas, the second for the firm outside the LA market. RCH already has projects in the works in Texas, including Jones Plaza in Houston, and Drake Bridge Commons and HomeAway in Austin, and a physical presence will allow the firm to connect with the local community and expand work in the area.

TPG Architecture

TPG Architecture has promoted two creative directors in its New York office. They are Jennifer Haney and Lisa Lombardy. Haney joined TPG two and a half years ago and has over 15 years of design experience, mostly in corporate interiors. Lombardy has a total of 13 years at the firm and returned in November after a short break. She is a design leader in TPG’s corporate interiors practice and has managed teams and projects of various sizes.

IA Interior Architects

Lynn Vandeberg has been promoted to co-managing director of IA Interior Architects’ Seattle office. Additionally, Kim Parsley has been promoted to account executive. Vandeberg has led accounts including more than 8 million square feet of work in Seattle as part of the leadership team. Parsley has more than 25 years of experience in account management and has completed extensive work globally for clients, delivering work in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

MBH Architects

Taylor Fahmi has joined MBH as project architect in its housing studio, headquartered in Alameda, California. She has over 20 years of experience in housing and construction and believes that creating affordable housing is the crucial component of the overall housing solution in the Bay Area.


Joe Soelberg has acquired the firm SONNY+ASH, taking the reins as owner and CEO effective immediately. Soelberg has been a commercial leader in two different Fortune 500 firms. The firm was established in 2006 as Studio Rendering Inc. and re-branded to SONNY+ASH in 2015. The team will remain in place, while co-founder Sonny Sultani will take on the role of consultant.

OLIVE Presents

Chicago-based communications firm Phoebe Stein has rebranded to OLIVE Presents. Founder and president Phoebe Stein decided to rebrand in order to reflect the fact that the firm’s business and client service offerings have expanded since its founding.

Read more: On the Move: Recent Top Promotions and Hires

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