KSQ Architects Announces Nine New Staff Members

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Firm joins elite 1 percent of architecture firms in the U.S. with 100 or more employees with the addition of nine staff members across the firm's five offices. New staff members include senior staff, engineering, architecture and marketing members.

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"People are the heart of our success, and recruiting talented staff is a key strategy as we grow," said David W. Short, AIA, a principal with the firm. "I'm so pleased to welcome nine new members to the KSQ team."

KSQ Architects has joined the elite 1 percent of architecture firms with 100 or more employees* with the addition of nine staff members across the firm’s five offices. The growing staff is indicative of KSQ’s overall growth on a national level with new project wins, and the addition of engineering services and a new focus on the healthcare market.

OKLAHOMA
At the firm’s office in Tulsa, Clint Frederick joins KSQ as Marketing Coordinator.
Mr. Frederick received an Environmental Design degree from Oklahoma University and has 14 years of experience in the AEC industry. He was previously the Marketing Manager at MATRIX. Christian Garcia-Arreguin, LEED AP BD+C, also joins the Tulsa office and offers the firm an international design background. She studied climate and sustainable design at both Oklahoma State University and University of Sheffield, and received her Bachelor in Architecture at Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla. She joins KSQ as an Architectural Intern.

NORTH CAROLINA
KSQ’s new Charlotte, NC, office (KSQ/Peterson) welcomes Doug Kopec, CDT, CSI, as Senior Construction Contract Administrator. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Mr. Kopec brings over 15 years of design and construction administration experience to the firm, and has extensive experience in healthcare projects and experience in clinical science buildings in the higher education design sector. Stefan Pinheiro joins as an Architectural Intern after recently receiving his Master of Architecture at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He gained experience in healthcare, commercial, residential and civic projects during previous internships–including rebuilding an entire community after its destruction in the 2004 tsunami. Scott Broadfield, LEED AP, joins KSQ/Peterson as a Mechanical Designer. Mr. Broadfield brings over seven years experience in both large and small healthcare projects to the firm, and received his degree from Illinois State University. Roger Edenfield is set to join KSQ/Peterson as a Plumbing Designer, and brings 16 years of experience in the field to the firm. Mr. Edenfield previously worked with Environmental Air Systems in Greensboro, NC, and is an active member in the American Society of Plumbing Engineering.

NEW YORK
The firm’s White Plains, NY, office has added three new staff members. Project Manager Marsha Leed, R.A., AIA, LEED AP, joins KSQ with 18 years of experience in architecture and project management. She is active in AIA, USGBC, and on the Dutchess County Environmental Management Council. She has been involved in over 30 New York City School Construction Authority Projects, and is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz. Ben Alling is an Architectural Intern who has worked on commercial, residential, naval, healthcare and community space projects. A cum laude graduate of the New York Institute of Technology architecture program, Alling has studied architectural history and design in The Netherlands and is currently focused on current K-12 projects at KSQ. Adam Lopes is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology and received his Masters in Historic Preservation at Pratt Institute. His participation in a summer studio in Venezuela resulted in his final project and presentation displayed at Casa Borges. He was previously with Prudon & Partners, LLP. He also joins KSQ as an Architectural Intern.

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ABOUT KSQ Architects
With offices in Colorado, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and North Carolina, KSQ Architects is a full-service architectural firm providing programming, planning, architectural, MEP engineering and interior design services. The firm specializes in healthcare, collegiate life, K12 and multifamily housing facilities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit http:// http://www.ksqarchitects.com and http://www.ksqthegarret.com.

*Source: The Business of Architecture: 2012 AIA Survey Report on Firm Characteristics, ©AIA

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