Gabbert Architects Planners Hires Architect and Project Director , Adam Kushabi, AIA

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Adam Kushabi, AIA Joins Gabbert Architecture as Office Director and Associate Principal.

Adam Kushabi, AIA Joins Gabbert Architecture as Office Director and Associate Principal. Gabbert Architects and Planners was founded in 1978. The growing boutique firm employs eight staff. Marlin Gabbert is focusing on growing his firm to take advantage of the current positive business market in the Puget Sound area. GAP was looking for a broad spectrum leader to expand their existing capabilities and branch out into new markets such as workplace, retail and entertainment.

Adam Kushabi is a seasoned architect and project manager with extensive international experience on a variety of notable projects worldwide, including Shanghai Disney Resort’s Treasure Cove; Talan Towers, a mixed use high rise project in Kazakhstan; Ferrari World and Khalifa University (a 76-hectare master planned Science and Technology campus at Masdar) in Abu Dhabi. Adam’s recent local work includes overseeing design, permitting and construction administration for more than thirty shops and anchor stores at Westfield’s Southcenter Mall and Vancouver Mall.

Adam will be helping Marlin Gabbert build the firm's practice, and mentor his team of architects, master planners, landscape architects, construction administrators and project managers. Adam will also lead the business development efforts for the firm.

Adam’s skills are honed from working with firms such as ad Senior Project Engineer for Turner International, acting as Principal Project Design Manager for Walt Disney Imagineering, and as Project Manager for other companies such as Aldar Properties, Hines, Gensler, HOK and IBI Group.

When asked why he moved his practice to PNW from Chicago, Adam stated, “There is so much growth here coupled with a truly unique and thriving progressive community. You need to be a part and parcel of a community to make your business work. Gabbert Architecture / Planners in a great example of this unique capability. Working together we can work with strong growth markets such as healthcare, assisted living, worship facilities, education and multi-family housing. Also, I grew up just north of here in Vancouver BC, and missed the beautiful northwest.

This region is growing exponentially. Working with an established, well respected firm coupled with my overseas contacts in Asia and the Middle East, will help GAP achieve their goals of building a strong, sustainable future for the next generation of the business. I look forward to helping the firm move into a new era.”

Adam is excited about the growth in mixed use TOD’s, Hospitality and Co working and growth in student housing projects around campuses. He has a passion for place making, retrofitting suburbia, and mixed-use retail entertainment centers in urban infill sites. He will begin with working on adaptive reuse projects in and around the city presently on the boards in the GAP office.

Gabbert Architecture Planners focuses on outstanding client service and design. GAP services include: Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Project management, Owner Representation and Integrated Project Delivery.

GAP endeavors to create value, simple aesthetic order, and reflect of our most sophisticated cultural aspirations through design. Our mission is to develop and maintain long–term client relationships as a provider of premier design and project management services. We exist to fulfill our business partner and employee needs; through a commitment to value creation, excellent client service and by providing innovative and demonstrably workable solutions for our communities.

Gabbert Architects Planners
20011 Ballinger Way NE #211
Shoreline, WA 98155

For more information, contact:
Stephanie Mahan
Office Manager/Marketing at 425-482-7987

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