From the Firms – November 26, 2013

By Posted on November 26, 2013

AE Works has been awarded a contract to provide design and engineering services to renovate and expand the existing Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders Center of Excellence (SCI&D COE) at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Providing critical care for veterans with spinal cord injuries, the Richmond facility is one of the largest of the 25 spinal cord injury centers in the VA Medical Center System. The project will renovate targeted areas of the existing facility and also provide a new 20,000 sf addition to optimize delivery of these specialized clinical services. Additionally, AE Works has hired Diane Glarrow, AIA as a senior project manager in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Glarrow brings over three decades of diverse A/E industry experience in design, project management, and executive roles. Also joining the Pittsburgh office is James Bischoff, RA, LEED AP BD+C. With over a decade of construction, design, and production experience, Bischoff joins the team as a Project Architect.

Astorino celebrated the grand opening of the Allegheny Health Network Surgery Center, for which they provided architectural, engineering, interior design, and construction management services. The 23,500 sf ambulatory surgery center in Monroeville contains four Class C operating rooms, three GI procedure rooms, pre-operative bays, post-operative recovery bays, a patient/family lounge area and support spaces.

evolveEA is facilitating initiatives led by primary tenant UPMC and building manager Winthrop Management to upgrade the iconic US Steel Tower in Downtown through a series of sustainability retrofits to LEED standards. Between 2007 and 2013, more than half of UPMC’s occupied floors in the US Steel Tower have achieved at least basic LEED certification, with floors 8, 9, 12, 25 and 55 achieving LEED Silver. The remaining floors are currently under construction and are targeting LEED Silver certification, expected in 2014. Winthrop Management has also signed the US Steel Tower on to the Pittsburgh 2030 District challenge.

w-IKM-trio-Nov2013IKM Incorporated has announced that Tami Greene, AIA, John Keelan, AIA, and Jon Lusin, AIA have been promoted to Associate. All three have exhibited significant skills and will be given new opportunities to lead corporate development initiatives, participate in marketing efforts, focus on firm operations, and mentor younger members of the staff.

Lami Grubb Architects, LP welcomes two more members to their growing team. Maria Kyriacopoulos, Registered Architect, is a graduate of the European Center for the Conservation of Architectural Heritage; she holds a Masters in Architectural Conservation. She joins the firm with more than 16 years of experience in corporate, medical, and institutional design. Chris Bonadio, Architectural Intern, joins the firm with a Bachelors of Architecture from Kent State University. He will act as a Project Manager within Lami Grubb’s retail group.

w-WTW-trio-Nov2013Three new principals – Thomas Wiley, AIA, Lawrence Payne, AIA, and Warren Bulseco, AIA – have joined the WTW Architects management team. Wiley joined the firm in 1982.  A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, he is a member of the American Institute of Architects, AIA Pittsburgh’s Committee on the Environment, Green Building Alliance, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Pittsburgh Technology Council. Payne joined the firm in 1986.  A graduate of Penn State University, he is also a member of the American Institute of Architects, Marshall Township Planning Commission, American Library Association, and U.S. Green Building Council. A member of the WTW team since 1991, Bulseco is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, he is a member of American Institute of Architects, National Intramural Recreational Sports Association, and Pittsburgh Technology Council. Additionally, WTW Architects have been selected by Texas A&M University-Commerce to design a major expansion of the Sam Rayburn Student Center.


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