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From the Firms – May 29, 2020

By Marissa Dello Russo Posted on May 26, 2020

evolveEA has named Anna Rosenblum, Chris Guignon, AIA, and Elijah Hughes as Associates and Senior Project Managers. Founding Principals Christine Mondor, FAIA and Marc Mondor, AIA are pleased to recognize these outstanding employees, for their significant and far-sighted contributions to projects, client management, strategic direction and firm culture. As Associates, Anna, Chris, and Elijah will continue to advance evolveEA’s strategic consulting work in architecture and landscape design, mobility and water infrastructure, energy and community systems, and ecodistrict planning.

Read more about their accomplishments and contribution to architecture here.


In February, team members of DLA + Architecture & Interior Design, attended the American Heart Association Heart Ball to support medical advancements related to heart disease and stroke.


Anthony Pitassi, AIA, LEED AP, a principal at PWWG since 2016,  was recently elevated to Managing Principal, guiding the 45-year-old firm into its next generation of leadership.

Alan Weiskopf, AIA retired as shareholder and Managing Principal effective January 1, 2020 after 39 years of service.  Tony has been with PWWG for 22 years and is a leader in the firm’s hospitality, adaptive reuse, industrial training, and commercial office practices.  He is an expert in firm management practices with deep technical knowledge about construction.  Read the full press release here.



BCJ announced the promotion of seven individuals – three to the role of Principal and four to the role of Associate Principal. Congratulations to Daniel, Patreese, Kent, Patricia, Dave, Greg, and Denis for their leadership and valuable contributions to the practice. You can learn more about them here.


Strada is celebrating 20 Years of Designing with People in Mind™. As the firm’s projects continue to multiply and flourish, its leadership is expanding and adapting. Strada is delighted to introduce the firm’s newest associates, Aaron Bell, RA; Terrie Brightman, RLA, ASLA; and Mark Hensler, RA. Learn more about them here.



Six staff members at DesignGroup have been appointed to Associate Principal. These professionals successfully demonstrated a select set of criteria to qualify for the appointment. As Associate Principals, they will assist in elevating the financial, operation and cultural performance of the firm and participate in the development of projects, staff and client satisfaction. Please help congratulate them on this  accomplishment!

1. Chris Haedt, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Designer | 2. Angela Kolosky, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Healthcare Planner | 3. Joe Mayer, AIA, Designer | 4. Ben Niebauer, RA, LEED AP BD+C, Education Market Leader | 5. John Ryan, AIA, LEED AP, Project Manager, Project Architect | 6. Nikki Wildman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager.



Jan Brimmeier, AIA, President/Owner of Architectural Innovations, LLC was honored during Women’s History Month for her commitment to the betterment of her community, excellence in her professional field, and outstanding accomplishments for the advance of women.



Please join R3A in congratulating: Carla Worthington, AIA, Bill Vernon, AIA, Jody Horn, AIA, Jozef Petrak, and Chris Gruendl, AIA, as R3A’s newest Associate Principals; John Michaels as the Director of Technology; and Bethann Eyth as the Manager of Financial Operations! Each person has demonstrated significant talent, passion and leadership necessary to be a catalyst for continued growth and management of the firm now and into the future.

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  1. as the Emeritus Principal, I wish you the best for the future of R3A and the your efforts in furthering quality Architecture in the Pittsburgh region

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