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February 5, 2020
by AIA New York

Leadership and Firm Transitions

Formerly Managing Principal at Richard Meier & PartnersBernard Karpf, FAIA, has started his own practice, Karpf Khalili Architects, with Parsa Khalili, also from Meier & Partners.

Bjarke Ingels of BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, is no longer serving as Chief Architect for the shared office space giant WeWork.

Kaija Wuollet has joined WXY architecture + urban design as Director of City-Building.

Ryan Lovett has joined Lendlease as Director of Urban Design for the Americas.

Alexandra Polier has joined ODA New York as SVP Business Development and Communications.

Alexandra Pollock, AIA, has been elevated to Chief Technology Officer at FXCollaborative.

Promotions and Hires

Eric Epstein, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to Principal at Dattner ArchitectsRachel Ehrlich, AIA, LEED AP BD+C has been promoted to Associate Principal, and Emily Kotsaftis, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to Senior Associate. Earl Jones, Assoc. AIAHeather McKinstry, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC, and Shefali Sanghvi, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, have been promoted to Associates. Mia Lee, AIA, has been elevated to Studio Director.

Ronnette Riley Architect has elevated Yumi Moriwaki, AIA, LEED AP, to Design Director. Slavica Nikolic, AIA, LEED AP, and Stephen Tsou, AIA, LEED AP, have been elevated to Associates.

Wilson Associates has promoted Keiko Matsumoto to Design Director of F&B, Ninturat Robbamrung and Rafael Berkowitz to Design Directors, Michael Lawless to Project Manager of Wilson’s F&B design studio Blueplate, and Annie Huang to Designer of Branding.

Kliment Halsband Architects has promoted Adam Richards, AIABradley Sherburne, AIA; and KC Underwood, AIA, REFP, LEED AP, to Associates.

Spacesmith has promoted William Wong, AIA, LEED AP, to Principal, and Olga Anaya, AIA, to Senior Associate.

Dawne David-Pierre, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, has been promoted to Associate at RKTB.

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