Natalie is our Graphic Designer who leads branding and environmental graphic design projects, ranging from design guidelines and community preservation plans to wayfinding strategies, signage and graphics for campus and healthcare clients.
With degrees in both Architecture and Visual Communication Design, Natalie is a critical thinker and creative problem solver with an eye for visual storytelling to communicate a client’s vision, brand identity and messaging. She approaches every project with professionalism and creativity, and manages each project detail from concept production to final design installation.
Natalie recently led the collaboration and development efforts for the design and implementation of our new brand and website redesign. Her clear communication, patience and ability to garner consensus were pivotal to that successful process.
Polly is the strategic planner for our Historic Architecture practice. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and has had a successful career working in senior leadership, communications, and marketing positions. Having recently earned her MA in Historic Preservation, she is impeccably suited to her role defining long-term strategic goals and leading our historic studio forward.
Polly is a practical and strategic thinker with a drive for quality and results. She brings great enthusiasm to her role and works tirelessly, hand in hand with leadership and the historic studio to implement creative strategies that guide long-term business decisions and provide superior client service. Polly is friendly, articulate, well-informed and has exceptional networking skills that have enabled her to both nurture existing relationships and foster new business opportunities for our historic studio. She is also an accomplished writer, which coupled with her deep knowledge of historic preservation, makes her an excellent resource for project, proposal and presentation writing.
As a Principal, Peter brings his professionalism and focus on the client to every project he is a part of. He has an extensive portfolio of complex and challenging projects, but his goal has remained the same throughout his career: design spaces that support and further a client’s vision. Peter concentrates on understanding a client’s mission and delivers simple yet innovative design solutions to their most complex problems.
He specializes in the planning, programming and design of medical facilities of all scales, yet his diverse design portfolio includes projects ranging from corporate headquarters and campus projects to fire and public safety facilities for municipal clients. His strong project management and critical thinking skills make him an indispensable project leader....
Going beyond the call of duty, Peter has been an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity for more than 20 years, and served on their board for several years. He frequently donates his time and expertise and has provided architectural designs for both renovations and new homes that have been implemented on at least 75 sites around Cleveland. Peter’s creativity and eye for detail reaches beyond the built environment and into his passion for photography, for which he has received multiple AIA Cleveland Design Awards.
Brian is a Senior Project Director in our Historic Architecture studio. His passion for historic preservation and rehabilitation signifies his commitment to enhancing and revitalizing communities and preserving historic landmarks and structures. He is particularly knowledgeable about restoration and adaptive reuse of numerous historic building types and is federally qualified by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines in Historic Architecture. He is adept at leading clients through the historic structures eligibility certification process and working with State and Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits.
Brian is also an active member of Historic Resource Committees in Cleveland and has been recognized with design awards for multiple historic restoration projects.
Lauren is a Principal for our Historic Architecture studio and a nationally recognized leader in the field of historic preservation. Her portfolio of award-winning projects is a testament to her talent for improving design in a manner sensitive to historic structures, reprogramming existing spaces for adaptive reuse, and solving unique construction problems old buildings can present.
As an industry thought leader, Lauren routinely lectures on historic preservation, design guidelines, and preservation technology at regional and national conferences. She is an active member and past national chair of the AIA Historic Resources Committee, a peer reviewer for the Association for Preservation Technology International’s scholarly journal, The Bulletin, and was part of the advisory group that helped established the Ohio Historic Tax Credit application process.
As a Senior Project Director, Rachel tackles complex, fast-tracked projects, while collaborating closely with clients and coordinating multi-disciplinary project teams. Her knowledge and insight allow her to deliver Lean project management practices, reducing project risk and providing lasting value for clients.
Rachel’s enthusiasm for person-centered design, led her to become EDAC certified (Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification) with The Center of Health Design. Rachel has helped to shape significant healthcare projects throughout her career, and she embraces complex design challenges across a wide variety of environments including work for corporate and commercial clients.
Chris has experience with various project types, but as a Project Director, healthcare design is what he is most enthusiastic about. Each project poses new challenges, that when solved, provide an ultimate feeling of reward.
Chris is always eager to take on new projects and learn more about healthcare design. With a master’s degree in both architecture and urban design, his expertise encompasses a variety of building types and project sizes, including both renovation and new construction. His intent is to stay on the cutting-edge of healthcare design trends so he can continue to produce thoughtful, patient-centered designs that offer comfort to people in their time of need.
Chris is actively involved in AIA Cleveland as well as the US Green Building Council and Cleveland based charities. He is also responsible for organizing regular in-house presentations for architects and designers to present topics for Continuing Education Credits.
Robbie’s passion for design extends beyond the built environment; he sees the opportunity for architecture to promote wellness and equity in the community through new design ideas and challenges.
Joining the Perspectus team full time after first working with us as a summer intern, Robbie brings a high level of digital literacy to our visualization and rendering capabilities. His skills in experience design, diagramming and analysis strengthen our project teams for a variety of healthcare and civic projects. His clear communication style and dedication to growth as an emerging professional make Robbie an excellent addition to the Perspectus team.
As a Principal, Bradley is a respected leader with a process-oriented approach to design. He collaborates closely with clients on an array of project types to correlate design intent to the unique goals of each project. Bradley has led complex multi-disciplinary project teams and implemented innovative design solutions for numerous award-winning projects in the healthcare field and beyond. Additionally, he contributes his time to various community-focused design initiatives in Cleveland including design review committees and public realm improvement projects.
Gwendolyn is a motivated Project Architect with experience on a variety of project types including healthcare with a range of clients. Her organized style and attention to details propels her to find the best solution for any design scenario. Combined with her big picture outlook on project execution, she is a valued team member.
Gwendolyn also has a passion for supporting the development of emerging professionals by assisting their transition to professional life and sharing strategies for testing preparation. To that end, she was elected as the AIA Ohio Associate Director, 2021-2022. She is also a dedicated member of the Cleveland Chapter of AIA, serving as a member of the Young Architects + Associate Members Committee and the AIA Cleveland Design Awards committee.
As our Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager, Bernard oversees the quality control process for construction documents across our practice areas. BIM is critical to providing the highest quality service to our clients, and Bernard creates documents that allow construction teams to extract quantities and properties of materials and permit the isolation of building systems to avoid construction conflicts before they make their way to the field.
Bernard’s attention to detail directly impacts design procedure by allowing all team members to work more efficiently, and his clear communication style helps bring project ideas to life. He has been the driving force behind implementing standardized BIM practices across the firm and he uses BIM skills to create accurate and highly technical documents that are critical to the building design and construction process.
As Accounting Manager, Jenna is a valuable resource to project teams and clients alike. She uses her strong background in public and private accounting to manage our systems for tracking, billing and reporting financial information, Jenna has an in-depth understanding of our software systems and works hand-in-hand with our project managers to invoice clients efficiently.
Jenna also manages all general accounting tasks, including payroll. She is extremely competent and always focused on timely and accurate delivery of the financial information needed to keep the firm running smoothly.
As a Senior Project Director, Rhonda has a diverse design portfolio of healthcare, performing arts, civic and academic projects. Her dedication to design is rooted in creating healing environments through a person-centered approach. She is readily able to reconcile the complex pieces of any project to satisfy requirements while keeping the patient experience at the forefront. Rhonda has exceptional project management skills and is a master at collaborating with clients, colleagues, and consultants to solve complex design and technical issues. She is a respected leader and a valuable contributor to some of our most notable, award winning projects.
Rachel is a Drafting Technician who is actively involved in a variety of projects ranging from retail spaces to complex healthcare facilities and interior fit-outs. She uses her strong background in computer drafting and design with AutoCAD and Revit, to help architects communicate their ideas through all stages of document production. Rachel’s innovative problem-solving and production abilities make her an indispensable team member for every project she touches.
Rob is the Perspectus Information Technology Manager and is responsible for maintaining and advancing our technology strategy to handle our firm-wide computing needs. With nearly two decades of experience in IT, primarily specializing in system administration, network administration, information security, and IT management, Rob has a detailed knowledge of the industry’s best practices, an impressive track record of effective technical management, and a meticulous understanding of computer hardware and software systems. He does everything from monitoring daily operations to planning out our hardware & software infrastructure and everything in between.
He is also committed to ensuring the security of all our systems and mitigating technological risk. Rob lays the groundwork for our success by ensuring our team is equipped with the latest necessary applications and equipment. In addition to his expertise, Rob’s coolheaded demeanor and serious multitasking abilities make him a truly invaluable member of the Perspectus staff.
As a Principal, Tim has dedicated his career to design, planning, and project management for government and healthcare clients. He has specialized experience in serving federal agencies and is particularly knowledgeable about agency operations, policies and procedures. He has also been instrumental in the successful development of strong commitments and mentoring relationships with several Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) partners. Well-accustomed to leading complex projects, Tim maintains an active role working collaboratively with clients and consultants throughout all stages of a project.
Tim’s attention to business and management detail has led him to his current position as Director of Operations, responsible for facilitating high staff productivity. He establishes production standards and monitors projects to ensure that standards are met for all design and contract documents, and plays a leading role in coordinating firm-wide project staffing.
Patrick has established a reputation for design excellence and thought leadership throughout his two decades of nurturing client relationships with campus, academic and cultural institutions.
As a Senior Project Director, Patrick’s planning, programming and design expertise spans a variety of practice areas from performing art venues, museums and interpretive centers to many types of campus buildings. His detailed communication style and collaborative approach to problem solving allows him to work closely with clients to create designs that are both functional and inspirational.
Patrick graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from the Yale School of Architecture. He also served as graduate faculty for Kent State University’s College of Architecture & Environmental Design and Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative.
Thom, who is a Senior Project Director here at Perspectus, has over 20 years of project management, planning and design experience for healthcare, laboratory and academic projects of all scales and sizes.
In addition to his exceptional design and problem-solving skills, Thom is a leader in Revit interchange strategy for large scale projects and has helped implement standard BIM practices across the firm.
Drawing upon his large cache of knowledge about BIM/CAD, standardization, networking and technology implementation, Thom has also worked as an adjunct professor of Computer Applications in Architecture at Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design for many years.
As a Senior Project Director, Eric has experience with all project phases for hospitality, senior living, government and healthcare clients, but his main focus has been commercial retail projects. He has worked for regional and national retail and real estate developers on construction and renovation projects for new shopping centers, renovations of existing shopping centers, build-to-suit tenant spaces and re-demising empty tenant spaces. He is particularly knowledgeable about building codes, permitting, and building envelope standards and requirements.
In his additional role as our Director of Architectural Operations, he leads the firm’s quality assurance efforts with a focus on code research and technical development. He has also updated project management strategies across the firm that have improved team coordination and increased project efficiency.
As Managing Principal, Mike provides sound leadership not only on projects, but for key decisions and important initiatives that shape the future of the firm. Coupled with his reputation for service excellence, Mike has been instrumental in positioning the firm as a leader in healthcare design.
With more than three decades of design and management experience, Mike has led projects for some of our most highly respected and sought after healthcare clients.
His ability to transform a client’s vision into reality is exceptional. His knowledge and understanding allow him to implement design solutions that enhance connectivity, improve operational efficiencies and elevate the patient experience. He is also known for his expertise facilitating technical equipment installations in complex medical environments and coordinating communications between multiple team members.
Clint is a Senior Project Director who has focused his practice on the design of person-centered environments for senior living and healthcare clients. His experience encompasses all phases of project implementation, with an emphasis on construction document preparation and construction administration.
As an EDAC certified professional, (Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification) Clint is dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the built environment. His expertise spans the full continuum of care, ranging from independent living and skilled nursing to memory care facility projects.
Clint’s collaborative leadership style and in-depth knowledge of codes and regulations for senior living environments is invaluable. He can expertly lead clients through approval processes with health departments, planning and zoning boards, city councils and building departments, and his extensive experience in construction administration allows him to guide the project team through design and implementation to meet the clients’ financial and operational goals.
Ray is a Principal whose talent and ambition have contributed to the firm’s growth and reputation as a leading healthcare design firm. As a strategic thinker and problem solver, he is particularly skilled at delivering inventive and modern design solutions that improve and advance healthcare delivery. His project management style is hands-on, and his detailed technical skills enable him to coordinate and execute project assignments with quality and efficiency.
Ray is committed to the profession’s advancement and public image. He recently worked with AIA Cleveland to create and implement the ‘Cleveland Connect’ mentorship program and was recognized with the Emerging Professional Award by the Cleveland chapter for his contributions to the workplace and leadership in the profession.
Laura is an Interior Designer who strives to integrate architecture and interior design seamlessly. She has several years of experience prior to Perspectus focused mostly on senior living environments, multifamily residences, and other specialized housing services for the chronically homeless such as permanent supportive lodging, behavioral health facilities, and shelters. With experience in all project phases from design development (including finish selection, furniture specification, and procurement) to construction administration, she is an integral addition to our interiors team. Laura believes that high quality interior design goes far beyond finishes and is passionate about delivering exceptional service and people-centered creative solutions on every project.
With an enthusiasm for leadership, Laura is an active volunteer with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and is currently serving as the Director of the Cleveland Akron City Center for the Ohio Kentucky Chapter of IIDA.
As a Principal of our Historic Architecture Studio, Elizabeth is dedicated to preservation and restoration technology and design. She consults with building owners and architects regarding state and federal rehabilitation tax credits, design and adaptive use related to old or historic structures, detailed restoration specifications, historic interiors and design guidelines for historic urban centers. Her specialized talents in preservation, restoration, technology and design often overlap with several of our market sectors including academic, government, hospitality and even healthcare.
Elizabeth is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and recipient of the AIA Ohio Gold Medal, the highest honor bestowed on an individual in the profession. As past president of AIA Ohio and past chair of the AIA National Historic Resources Committee, Elizabeth is a strong advocate for the architectural profession. She also enjoys sharing her wealth of knowledge and guiding younger architects. She serves as a Professional Peer for the GSA Design Excellence and First Impressions programs and frequently speaks at historic preservation conferences.
Vlad is a Principal who excels in design leadership across multiple practice areas including healthcare, education and laboratory design. He is highly skilled in the design of complex laboratory environments that utilize LEAN planning and design strategies that have contributed to our thriving laboratory practice. His ability to envision operational efficiencies and maximize departmental adjacencies has made him an excellent resource for our laboratory clients.
Vlad is always excited to lead innovative projects with maximum design potential and has been recognized throughout his career for his thought leadership and contributions to the architectural community.
Vlad is also an active Partner with the Cogence Alliance which strives to unite the Cleveland AEC community to elevate the design and construction industry. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate-level architecture students and is well situated as the leader of our mentorship program for newly registered architects and those pursuing registration.
Tom is a Senior Project Director with 25 years of design and project management experience. The majority of his work has been focused on the healthcare industry and his acute understanding of industry standards, trends and initiatives allow him to smoothly navigate the complex challenges that can arise during project planning and programming. He is particularly good at interpreting technical requirements associated with the Facility Guidelines Institute and U.S. Pharamacopeia. His knowledge and understanding of these healthcare-related standards allow him to plan projects logically to meet all guidelines and achieve maximum functionality and efficiency.
Tom is also a highly effective leader with a positive attitude and dry sense of humor that make him immediately likable to anyone he works with. He is thorough and organized, and believes that responsiveness and transparent communication are crucial to creating innovative healthcare environments that successfully deliver each client’s unique goals.
Meg is a Project Director who is a devoted advocate of sustainable design and construction practices. She is an integral member of the Perspectus team with experience in planning and design for a broad range of clients, including dialysis care facilities and clinical laboratories. As a WELL AP, Meg takes a people-focused approach, advancing health and wellness through design.
Meg readily embraces challenges, tackling new opportunities with optimism. She is the driven and dedicated leader of our Perspectus team for the annual CANstruction design and build competition that benefits the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. She is also an active member of the Cleveland chapter of AIA, holding positions on both the Young Architects + Associate Members Committee and the AIA Cleveland Committee on the Environment.
With over 30 years of experience in architecture, our Senior Project Director, Amie brings a wealth of knowledge and an energizing vision to our project teams. She has a successful track record completing projects in a variety of areas including healthcare, higher education, laboratory and government clients.
In addition to her architectural design expertise, Amie’s leadership, reputation for client service, and excellent communication skills are invaluable to clients and team members alike. She works closely with clients to establish programs, schedules and budgets for projects, and oversees the entire project team to assure quality and client satisfaction. Amie also works closely with our firm’s interior designers to further strengthen Perspectus’ interior architecture studio.
Sal is a Managing Principal with extensive design and project management experience, leading some of the firm’s largest and most notable healthcare projects. As a skilled communicator, he is particularly adept at working with clients to establish clear consensus on highly specialized and complex projects.
He draws upon that same experience to decisively lead Perspectus forward and solidify plans for the firm’s growth. His depth of knowledge and design acumen also position him as a valued mentor among staff at all levels.
Sal is committed to delivering leading-edge designs focused on patient care. He also believes great buildings are the result of many creative individuals working together. Always encouraging teamwork, Sal uses his keen ability to identify goals and define challenges, and actively engages all team members to brainstorm creative solutions, and ensure the most innovative design ideas are cultivated.
As our Marketing Coordinator, Cheryl uses her strong marketing background within the AEC industry to help our firm maintain well-coordinated and effective communication materials across all market sectors. She is an excellent writer and is savvy with our design software, allowing her to develop quality proposals that are produced with efficiency. Her knowledge and experience of the industry allow her to quickly evaluate opportunities, and effectively coordinate with our technical team to ensure all material is well written and client focused. Cheryl also maintains our marketing collateral so that it’s easily accessible for whatever our next pursuit may be. Her professionalism, thoroughness, and attention to detail are huge assets to our small marketing team.
Cheryl’s proficiency as our Administrative Assistant, ensures the smooth day-to-day operation of our office. She is an essential part of the administrative team, handling a wide variety of administrative and clerical tasks from answering the phones and greeting visitors, to providing accounting and project-based support to our entire team. Cheryl also assists with construction administration for numerous projects and with financial record keeping along with various other special projects. Her friendly demeanor, organization and competency make her an excellent resource for our staff and clients alike.
Our Senior Drafting Technician, Don, offers 35+ years of experience preparing detailed and precise construction documents utilizing the latest design software including AutoCAD and Revit. At any given time, Don is involved with multiple new construction and renovation projects from clubhouse additions to complicated laboratory or healthcare facilities. He works closely with the project team and coordinates with consultants to ensure the accuracy of the documents he produces. Don’s experience and efficiency are vital to the success of every project on which he works.
Terry has provided consulting architectural services for more than three decades. His body of work spans numerous practice areas and includes corporate, healthcare, industrial and retail projects. His extensive design and project-management capabilities allow him to serve in both a lead designer and project manager capacity.
Having fostered long-term relationships with various clients on local, national and international levels, Terry elevates the design capabilities of every project he works on. His strong problem solving skills and creativity make him an invaluable member of our team.
Our Office Manager, Mary keeps Perspectus running smoothly while juggling multiple crucial responsibilities and overseeing the day-to-day administrative functions of the office. From answering pressing questions to processing essential employee and project information, her outgoing personality and attention to detail keep us functioning with maximum efficiency, organization, and friendliness.
Mary also serves as our construction coordinator, efficiently coordinating hundreds of construction-related administrative details surrounding almost every project, logging RFIs and shop drawings, preparing CCDs and change orders, and handling contract agreements. Mary’s professional qualifications also include OAKS-CI Training to coordinate administration of State of Ohio projects.
Always willing to go above and beyond, Mary’s impact far exceeds basic office duties, as the cement that truly keeps us going.
As a Technical Preservation Specialist, Alice’s breadth of experience spans more than a decade. She can contribute to any phase of a project, but she has expansive knowledge regarding preventive architectural conservation, which she uses to prepare restoration and preservation plans, technical building assessments and historic community design guidelines.
She is a skilled researcher and also works closely with the State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service in the preparation of National Register nominations for State and Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.
Alice directs our partnership with the Tablet PC Annotation System (TPAS®), an add-on program for AutoCAD© used in building assessment, and she regularly shares her specialized knowledge on our blog, at conferences and through webinars. She is an active member of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) Eastern Great Lakes Chapter and serves on the Outreach Committee for the APT International Conference.
Scott is a Senior Project Director with a focus on healthcare, educational and commercial design. His experience covers all project phases from schematic design and site planning to construction documentation and construction administration.
Scott is problem solver and critical thinker and invests his time in finding unique solutions that will improve design challenges. He thrives in a collaborative environment and enjoys working with clients as well as the project team. Having a thorough understanding of and commitment to sustainable design, Scott often serves as our LEED Project Administrator on projects and verifies that strict energy management and conservation measures are achieved.
Andrew is a Project Architect and dedicated young professional who takes pride in his work. His architectural experience is diverse having worked on healthcare, country clubs and an extensive amount of senior living work in several states. Andrew also creates a wide variety of renderings for our projects, bringing the clients vision together as one comprehensive image that quickly and accurately presents our design for clarity and understanding. His proficiency with the required software and equipment has also allowed him to assist with 3D printing and modeling for various projects, which is a critical step in our design process. Recently licensed, Andrew is always willing to jump in to help with any project at hand and enjoys gaining experience with a variety of project types.
As our Business Development Manager, Katelin is responsible for identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, building and maintaining relationships with clients, and working with the firm’s design and project teams to develop proposals and secure new projects. Prior to Perspectus, she had a successful career working in retail management, and will now focus on assisting our Healthcare Design team with their business development goals.
Katelin graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Her background in psychology provides her with a strong understanding of human behavior that will allow her to assist clients and get a clearer understanding of their needs. Her direct approach to strategic planning and go-getter attitude make her a crucial addition to Perspectus team.
As Director of Design, David approaches each project as an opportunity to explore design solutions that provide value to the client, create vibrant experiences, and advance our understanding of the potential of the built environment.
His design leadership is rooted in creative problem solving that incorporates a broad spectrum of voices and the belief that the best outcomes are fully integrated; with site, enclosure, systems, interiors and environmental graphics all playing critical roles. He is a proponent of a creative environment that supports an ambitious team looking to do great work.
His commitment to thoughtful planning and rigorous material evaluation creates compelling environments that enhance the building’s purpose and are responsive to its user’s evolving needs. David’s detail-oriented approach recognizes that ambitious concepts and clients’ aspirations deserve relentless follow-through to create thoughtful buildings and spaces that are innovative, functional, lively and enduring.
Dave is a Senior Project Director whose enthusiasm for architecture shines through in his highly collaborative, team-oriented work style and his diverse architectural portfolio. He brings 20 + years of experience and provides quality design and administrative leadership for all types of projects from concept and design through programming and construction administration. He is a skilled communicator and is admired for his calm demeanor and genuine disposition when working with clients to translate their vision into reality. He efficiently manages all project phases while working closely with consultants and clients to ensure that every detail is properly incorporated into a project.
Dave’s architectural career has been largely informed by his extensive travel experience. For him, travel enables him to frame his view within a much larger context. His exposure to divergent forms, materials, cultures, landscapes and environments fuels his creativity and excites his passion for architecture.
As our Marketing Assistant, Madeline specializes in developing digital content, maintaining and updating marketing materials, planning social and philanthropy events, and assisting with proposal strategy and production. She provides support to our marketing and project teams to ensure information is accurately and effectively presented.
Madeline graduated from the University of Cincinnati with her BA in Business Administration, with a focus on Marketing. Along with her degree and prior experience, Madeline has a self-driven work ethic comprising strong communication skills and organizational expertise. She has an elevated desire for career development and growth, which makes her an essential addition to the Perspectus team.
Erin is an accomplished Project Designer whose combination of experience and talent have earned her clients' projects multiple design awards. Using her eye for detail and keen design sense, Erin adds value to the built environment by designing functional and beautiful solutions through the careful integration of architecture and interior design.
Often challenged to work within tight budget and schedule constraints, she consistently delivers high-quality interior designs for all types of projects. Having focused much of her career on healthcare environments, Erin is capable of managing even the most complex interior design efforts. She is especially adept at building use programming, interior detail development and documentation, and furniture specification/bid package management.
John brings three decades of experience in design and construction to his role as a Senior Project Director here at Perspectus. He has worked on projects of varying sizes and types, ranging from renovations of multi-functional, complex office buildings and various government buildings, to medical centers and large hospital renovations and expansions.
Well-versed in developing projects and procedures from the users perspective, his expertise in space planning and programming is a critical asset to any design team. He has extensive experience implementing large, complex, multi-phased projects within fully occupied buildings with minimal disruption.
A self-described techie, John is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about computer technology, especially as it pertains to architectural design. He takes an active role in collaborating with our IT manager to makes recommendations and decisions about the software and equipment used throughout the office.
Jim’s more than 30 years of experience in architectural design and firm management, position him well for his role as a Principal and leader of our Senior Living and Clubs + Hospitality studios. His original training as an artist led him to discover his love for architecture and solving problems through creating a synergy of art, design, engineering and construction. His work has also been honored with numerous design awards over the years.
His project experience also includes academic, municipal and healthcare projects, but as an EDAC certified professional (Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification) he is a dedicated proponent of innovative design for the aging and he excels at developing design solutions that are person-centered and rooted in research. His experience in Senior Living ranges from life plan communities, independent living, assisted living, and memory care to skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities.
Jim has also earned a reputation as a premier club architect by providing design services to more than 25 public and private golf, tennis and yachting clubs across the Midwest and Florida. He is a frequent speaker on country club and senior living design trends at conferences across the country.
As Marketing Manager, McKensey directs the day-to-day activities of the marketing team, focusing on business development, brand management, brochures and collateral, photography, and firm-wide marketing initiatives.
An articulate and detail-oriented professional, McKensey has an eye for creatively-designed and well-written marketing materials. She embraces the creative process with fresh ideas and is able to effectively communicate our firm’s mission through the compelling stories of our projects.
Her organizational talents are top notch and she upholds a deep commitment to advancing our firm’s strategic growth. McKensey has played a pivotal role in the strategy, development, and launch of our firm’s rebrand, and the promotion of our simultaneous office relocation. She is also active in supporting and attending SMPS Northeast Ohio Chapter programs and events.
Olivia is a Project Architect in our Historic Architecture studio. Beginning her career as an intern, Olivia’s passion and enthusiasm for architectural preservation has grown. She is a dedicated team member who is always willing to jump in and lend a hand in any aspect of a project. For Olivia, helping with design work and contributing to the restoration process brings satisfaction. She enjoys researching a building’s past to establish its current context, and appreciates the impact a revitalized historic building has on the community. Olivia also assists with the complex application process for federal and state rehabilitation tax credits and is actively involved in using Revit software to assist with modeling and creating drawings.