IKM Proudly Promotes 4 to Principal, 7 to Associate

IKM Proudly Promotes 4 to Principal, 7 to Associate

Pittsburgh, PA – IKM is thrilled to announce the advancement of four key individuals to the role of Principal at IKM Architecture: Tami Greene, Matt Hansen, John Keelan, and Jonathan Lusin. The group will join the five existing principals in market sector development, client relationship development, thought leadership and strategic visioning of the firm.

John Schrott, President, is confident in the positive change they will bring: “As IKM continues to evolve, it is paramount to mentor leaders at every level. These four individuals have demonstrated significant skill and leadership necessary to take the next step and contribute to our growth and management in new and exciting ways. I am thrilled to have them take this position and look forward to their transformative influence.”

 

IKM has also selected seven individuals to advance into the role of Associate:

Bob Bailey, Specifications & Constructability Specialist, AIA, CSI, CCS, LEEP AP

Mindy Coblentz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Ryan Gorscak, AIA, LEED AP

Melanie Como Harris, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Jason Hindes, AIA

Allison Wertz, AIA

Samara Wheaton, Interior Design

 

Tami Greene, Principal, AIA, NCARB

 

 

Ms. Greene joined IKM in 1997 as a Graduate Architect and now leads many of IKM’s most complex healthcare projects with a specialized focus in Outpatient Care and Surgery Centers. As a designer, Ms. Greene combines a strong visual awareness and keen eye for detail to develop successful building designs. Previously an Associate, Project Manager and highest-ranking female in the firm, Ms. Greene advocates for a balanced work environment and fosters an award-winning mentoring culture for the Emerging Professionals at IKM.

“I came to IKM over 20 years ago as a Kent State grad aspiring to one day become a principal at this firm. The opportunities and support I have received from IKM leadership, our clients, and an extremely supportive husband and family have shaped me over those years. Because of these strong influences, I am proud of the Architect I have become and excited for the next 20 years.”

What project has had the biggest impact on your career thus far?

“The project most influential on my career is the St. Clair Hospital Breast Center. It was the first time I looked at the patient experience from gender-specific eyes, understanding the subtle differences in how men and women perceive the color, shape, and texture of their care environment has encouraged me to invest a great deal more time in understanding the psychological needs of the inhabitants of a space.”

Describe an effective leader in one word:

“Empathy.”

 

Matt Hansen, Principal, AIA, NCARB

 

 

A Washington State University graduate, Mr. Hansen joined IKM in 2005 and has spearheaded the firm’s efforts in growing its K-12 education market while continuing to make significant contributions to their Healthcare and Civic practices. Matt is passionate about applying current learning and teaching theory to educational planning and design. Invited to speak at the National Green Schools conference, he is an expert at realizing sustainability and energy efficiency to maximize the value to building owners. Matt employs an energetic, collaborative approach to engage the communities that he works with and facilitates discussions on values, beliefs and researched-based approaches that are paramount to the IKM design process.

“My favorite thing about IKM is that we don’t pretend to have figured this thing out yet. Because of that, everyday presents an opportunity to do things differently, challenge assumptions, and improve upon our process. Everyday, we get a chance to be better.”

 What project has had the biggest impact on your career thus far?

“The Chartiers Valley High School and Middle School project was a turning point in my career. It brought a chance to engage an entire school district and work with a wide range of stakeholders to discover the important characteristics that define their community. It gave me a deeper understanding of learners, but also a broader sense of the kind of tools our educators need. This project was also more personal than any other because my daughters, Maddie and Katie, are students in this district and will get to experience these projects first-hand.”

Describe an effective leader in one word:

“Curiosity.”

 

John Keelan, Principal, AIA, ACHA

 

 

After graduation from the University of Cincinnati in 1993, Mr. Keelan began his career at Reid & Stuhldreher where he was introduced to healthcare facility design. After completing a variety of projects working at large and small design firms, John joined IKM in 2000 where he advanced into the role of Associate, Project Manager. Continuing to lead some of IKM’s most significant healthcare work, John expresses immense pride in having the opportunity to be part of a team of amazing architects who work with the highest standards of service to our clients.

What project has had the biggest impact on your career thus far?

West Virginia University Medicine’s new Southeast Patient Tower was the highlight of my career, but even smaller, more intimate design projects like the Heinz Endowments were incredibly satisfying experiences that define what it means to design for a community. The most impactful projects are those that connect design to daily experience in a purposeful way.”

Describe an effective leader in one word:

“Example.”

 

Jonathan Lusin, Principal, AIA, LEED AP

 

 

Mr. Lusin received his Bachelors of Architecture from Virginia Tech in 1999 and spent the first six years of his career at Astorino working on sports and healthcare projects including PNC Park and Children’s Hospital of UPMC. He eventually moved to Philadelphia to work with EwingCole in 2006 to continue his work in Sports design and back to Pittsburgh in 2007 to join Perkins Eastman. Jon started at IKM in November 2008, earning distinctions as a Project Manager in 2012 and Associate in 2014. Managing projects in workplace design, healthcare, and science and technology, he now leads the Workplace Design Market sector and oversees technology innovation within the organization.

“I’m very excited to be part of a growing and thriving organization like IKM. I’m hopeful that my future involvement in the management of the organization will further enhance the creativity of our office.”

What project has had the biggest impact on your career thus far?

“Leading a design team to create an innovative solution to the behavior health program for WV State Hospital in Weston, WV, was a fun and rewarding project. Our team focused on the humanity of behavioral health patients and found some opportunities to create a thoughtful environment for healing.”

Describe an effective leader in one word:

“Listener.”

 


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