October 12, 2021
by: AIA New York

Firm Transitions

The engineering firm Buro Happold has expanded its sustainability capabilities with the acquisition of the sustainability consultancy Paladino and Company.


New Hires and Promotions

STUDIOS Architecture appointed Marnique Heath as Board Chair and Marc Pfenninger as CEO, effective January 1, 2022.

Kavitha Mathew, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, longtime advocate for diversity and inclusion in the architecture profession and the Special Projects Director at AIA New York, has joined Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates as the firm’s Global Diversity Office based in the New York office.

Perkins Eastman has promoted Jennifer Beggiato, LEED AP; Samantha Belfoure, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C, IIDA; Tim Bertschinger, AIA; John Graham, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Salema Gumbs; Mathew Hart, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP; Sonya Julian Lester, AIA, LEED AP; Ty Kaul, AIA; Jessica Knapp; Nathaniel Koschmann, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Errol Maynard, AIA; Rebecca Milne, LEED GA; Ann Neeriemer, AIA, LEED AP; Shefali Raichaudhuri, AIA, LEED AP; Phillip Templeton, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Emily Woods Weiskopf, AIA; and Tamer Youssef to Associate Principals.

Sean Flynn and Matt Melody, LEED AP, have been named Partners at Curtis + Ginsberg Architects. The firm also promoted Tamar Kisilevitz, FARA; Crystal Ng, LEED AP, CPHC, C+GA; and Van Tsao, AIA, LEED AP, to Senior Associates, and Christine Berry, LEED AP, CPHC, to Associate.

WRNS Studio has promoted Melissa Babb, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Ninoshka Henriques; Kayleen Kulesza, AIA; and Jeremy Shiman to Associates.

Travis Heim, AIA, has joined Alison B. Hoffmann Architects as Senior Staff Architect.

Laura Morris, CHID, IIDA, has joined Perkins & Will as an Associate Principal.


Institutional and Academic

Simeon Bankoff has stepped down as Executive Director of the Historic Districts Council.

Suzy Genzler, Senior Associate, NK Architects, will assume the role of Program Director for the Master of Professional Studies in Healthcare Interior Design (MPSH) at the New York School of Interior Design.

Susannah C. Drake, FAIA, FASLA, Founding Principal of DLANDstudio, is now an Adjunct Professor at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.


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