KSQ is pleased to announce the recent promotion of the following senior associates and new associates.
Rachel Birnboim-Kochman, AIA, LEED BD+C, Project Manager, has been promoted to senior associate. She joined KSQ in 2005 and leads KSQ’s New York studio where she specializes in managing projects for New York City multifamily housing developers as well as university student housing. Rachel received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of the New York AIA and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Jamie Cali, AIA, LEED AP, Design Director, has been promoted to senior associate. He joined KSQ in 2010 and offers more than 30 years of experience in institutional, K-12 and higher education master planning and design. Jamie received his Bachelor of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) and the USGBC.
Juana Gomez, Associate AIA, Project Manager, has been promoted to senior associate. She joined KSQ in 2009 and leads KSQ’s Oklahoma studio where specializes in the project management of collegiate dining, healthcare and K-12 facilities. Juana received her Master’s in Architectural Design from Florida International University and is an Associate AIA member as well as a member of the Project Management Institute of America and the National Association of College & University Food Services.
Monica Roberts, Communications Manager, has been promoted to senior associate. She joined the firm in 2012, offering expertise in public relations, client relationship development, strategic planning and creative thinking as part of the firm’s marketing team. Monica received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Oklahoma Christian University, is a member of the Oklahoma chapter of SMPS and serves on the board of Sustainable Tulsa.
Leslie Zimmerman, Director of Operations & Human Resources, has been promoted to senior associate. She joined the firm in 2009, bringing expertise in revenue analysis and maintaining operating budgets. She specializes in the operations, office policies, and employee benefit administration for all of KSQ’s five regional offices. Leslie received her Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University.
Chad Lukenbaugh, BIM Application Specialist, has been promoted to associate. He has been with KSQ since 2010 and specializes in design visualization, building information modeling (BIM), and developing and implementing new technologies for the firm. His experience includes the development of early Revit projects and creating design visualizations to support multifamily, mixed use and educational projects. Chad received his Bachelor of Architecture from Oklahoma State University.
Jon Pontious, Designer, has been promoted to associate. He joined KSQ Architects in 2012 and specializes in architectural design and software, sketching and graphic design. His experience includes master planning, K12, collegiate and mixed-use design work. Jon received his Bachelor of Architecture Design from Oklahoma State University. He volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and is a member of Tulsa Young Professionals.
Robin Styles-Lopez, Manager of Marketing & Creative Services, has been promoted to associate. She joined the firm in 2012 and oversees the day-to-day marketing activities of KSQ and specializes in graphics, branding, marketing communications and collateral materials. Robin received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology and is a member of the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).
“The promotions are very deliberate as we look towards the next generation of leadership at KSQ Architects,” said David W. Short, AIA. His managing partner of the firm, Armand S. Quadrini, AIA, LEED AP, added; “In the near future, our senior associates will help us further solidify our infrastructure to accommodate the growth and opportunities we’ve experienced in recent years.”