On the Move: The Latest Hires Across the A&D Industry
From Perkins&Will to S9 Architecture, see the latest hires and moves across the architecture and design industry.
Lela Richardson has joined designONE Studio as design principal in the Atlanta office. She will lead the interior design practice. Richardson brings significant hospitality industry experience and counts Four Seasons, Renaissance, the Ritz-Carlton, Hilton, InterContinental, and more among past clients.
Buro Happold announced the appointment of Seattle-based Jennifer Price for a top role as US managing director and partner. She will serve as chief executive for a region with 12 offices and over 300 professionals. Price was elected by the firm’s 70-plus partners worldwide in mid-May, following the appointment of nine senior firm members the rank of partner. Price has held senior management or director-level positions with global building, engineering and consulting companies GHD, CH2M, and AECOM. Her background includes a senior consulting role with Deloitte and project experience as an environmental engineer.
Sean McCorry has joined NELSON Worldwide as vice president, national business leader in the retail practice. He brings over 25 years of experience managing global retail concepts, where he previously served as director of global store environments for Timberland. In his new role he will work closely with leadership and junior staff to improve architectural and design practices within the retail studio.
Additionally, Maya Wahyudharma has joined the company as workplace and asset strategy regional practice leader. She brings over 20 years of experience in a variety of building typologies and training in architecture, interior design, and landscape. Her new role focuses on expanding the NELSON portfolio, mentoring colleagues, and elevating the design of the firm’s projects across the Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Bay Area markets.
Perkins&Will has made two promotions in its New York studio. Maha Sabra has been promoted from associate principal to principal and Arjav Shah from senior associate to associate principal. Maha brings over 20 years of design and project management experience, with a portfolio that includes large scale projects comprised of prominent academic medical centers, clinical projects for high-profile healthcare systems and hospitals. Arjav has spent the last nearly 14 years of his career devoted to improving human lives within the built environment, with a specific focus on corporate interiors.
Stephen Alton has been named to the newly created position of director of interior architecture at New York design and planning firm S9 Architecture. His portfolio encompasses commercial, hospitality, retail, multi-unit and single-family residential projects in New York, across the United States and in China. He has also served as a faculty member of the Interior Design Department of Parsons School of Design.
Shaw Contract has appointed Carrie Edwards Isaac to the position of Vice President of Hospitality. Isaac is a 30-year Shaw veteran on the commercial side of the business who most recently served as Vice President of Strategic Accounts for the company’s residential division.
Joseph Berlinghieri has been promoted to the role of associate at RKTB Architects, a firm which focuses on sustainably designed, contextually sensitive market-rate and affordable multifamily residences. Berlinghieri joined the firm in 2017 and has been a driving force behind some of the firm’s most successful work in housing, such as 700 Manida Street in Bronx, NY. He brings considerable professional experience in the roles of senior project architect and senior architectural designer to the role.
Sasaki, a global design firm with offices in Boston, Denver, Shanghai, and New York, announced the promotions of Joshua Brooks, Anna Cawrse, and Andrew Gutterman to principal and Tamar Warburg to associate principal. The promotions reflect continued growth with a priority focus on community, climate, and client needs.
Marvel, the multi-disciplinary architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning firm with offices in New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico, has announced the opening of a third office in Richmond, Virginia. The Richmond office is headed by Tyler Silvestro, partner at Marvel. Silvestro is co-managing the office with director Mitch Crowder and senior architect Caroline Frantz. The office, located in the city’s historic Monroe Ward, will serve Richmond, Washington, D.C. as well as the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States.
Andrès Galvis has been promoted to principal in the Mexico City office of Ware Malcomb. He will be responsible for overall growth and management of the Mexico City and São Paulo offices, and all projects across Latin America. Galvis joined Ware Malcomb in 2008, was promoted to regional manager in 2010, director, Latin America in 2013 and regional director in 2021. He has been vital to the firm’s international development.
Seattle-based architecture and design firm MG2 has promoted Shannon Suess, Terry Odle, Mai-Lee Lam, and Mat Yeung to the role of principal. Shannon Suess is an award-winning interior and hospitality designer in the Seattle, WA office who has dedicated over 28 years of her career to crafting world-class environments. Terry Odle, an architect and designer in the firm’s Irvine, California office, has more than 35 years of industry experience with a highly diversified background. Mai-Lee Lam works with global teams leveraging her 28 years of experience in design, regulations, and navigating local cultures and jurisdictions. Mat Yeung has spent the last seventeen years of his career dedicated to the seamless unification of design and construction management.
Doug Meyer has been promoted to vice president, US sales at Teknion. Meyer has been with the firm since 1998, where he first joined as district manager.
COOKFOX Architects has announced the promotion of Arno Adkins and Susie Teal from senior associates to Partners. Adkins joined COOKFOX in 2010 and has worked across a variety of project scales and typologies, including a historical private residence in Garrison, New York and the design of a high-rise residential building in Manhattan. He was also the project architect for One South First on the Williamsburg Waterfront. Susie Teal joined COOKFOX in 2012. Her first assignment at the firm was as project architect for Phase Two of City Point, an award-winning mixed- use development in Downtown Brooklyn. She was also the project architect for an affordable housing building in Brooklyn and is currently the project manager of 378 West End Avenue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
New York City-based Kostow Greenwood Architects has elevated several key members of the firm. Lena Fan and Marian Prado have been promoted to associate principal. Jungin “Jay” Chang has been promoted to associate designer. Gary Li has been promoted to associate architect. The four individuals bring extensive project and client experience to the table having worked closely with Kostow and Greenwood and having benefited from the culture of mentorship embodied in the firm. They each have considerable tenure with the firm and have expanded their responsibilities with proven successes.
New York-based design studio Champalimaud Design has appointed Courtney Brannan and Jun Chun as principals. Courtney Brannan has worked with the firm for more than a decade on some of their most notable residential and hospitality projects, like the Beverly Hills Hotel Bungalows. Jun Chun is a distinguished interior designer known for his enchanting take on the luxury lifestyle. Jun first worked alongside Alexandra Champalimaud on a townhouse in Notting Hill, England. He has since helmed some of the studio’s most spectacular projects domestically and abroad.
The Dallas-based interior design, procurement, capital management, and project management firm Premier has hired Roland Mouly as senior vice president of strategic partnerships. In his new role, Roland will be tasked with seeking and negotiating renovation opportunities for Premier within North America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Before joining Premier, Roland served as the regional practice leader at HotelAVE, where he expanded and consolidated a growing portfolio of over 15 prominent assets in the Mexico/Caribbean region.
David Stoneley has been appointed to dwp’s health architecture and clinical planning team in Australia. Stoneley has extensive experience in the management and delivery of hospital architecture projects across Australia and has developed specialist skills in engagement with clinicians and stakeholders during the design of facilities for public hospitals and private health sector clients.
Boston-based architecture and design firm SGA has announced an internal transition of ownership and expansion of its leadership team. The firm will now be led by equal majority owners John Sullivan (President of Architecture), Gable Clarke (President of Interior Design) and Adam Spagnolo (CEO). Former SGA President and Founding Partner Al Spagnolo will move to the role of Chairman and Founding Partners Bill Gisness and Jeff Tompkins will transition from the firm.
Trish Steen has joined Resource Furniture as solution specialist of the contract division at Resource Furniture. In her new role, Steen will utilize her five years of experience working with real estate developers to create and maintain relationships, assist in business development, and aid in project management and production on behalf of Resource Furniture.
Jennifer Ruckel, 3form’s senior vice president of sales, has been appointed to IIDA’s International Board of Directors. She joined 3form in 2010 as a materials consultant in Denver, Colorado, and has since grown to take on 3form’s Architecture and Design, Dealer Partnerships, National Account, and International sales channels. She was inaugurated to IIDA’s International Board of Directors on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at IIDA’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, along with the organization’s new president, Angie Lee, and other board members.
M+A Architects is rebranding to MA Design to reflect the firm’s evolving mission and service offerings. MA Design will remain rooted in architecture and interior design, but now will also formally offer Experiential Design, Futurism, Sustainability and Productions. While 70% of the firm’s staff is architectural, 30% have core expertise related to these other services.
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