Business Development Leader Falynn Schmidt Joins OTJ Architects

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Leading Architecture and Interior Design Firm Expands Senior Leadership Team through Strategic Hire

OTJ Architects is pleased to welcome Falynn Schmidt, Associate AIA, LEED AP, as Principal and Director of Business Development. A recognized connector, community and consensus builder, Falynn partners with design teams to nurture both established and nascent client relationships through transparency and earned mutual trust. At OTJ, Falynn will spearhead the expansion of our firm’s Culture and Performing Arts, Higher Education, and Academic Arts practice areas. She will work in close conjunction with Chief Growth Office Laura Kennington, LEED AP, and acclaimed architect Gary Martinez, FAIA.

Chief Growth Officer and Partner Laura Kennington, LEED AP, remarked: “The addition of Falynn to our business development team represents the culmination of a holistic effort to mature our practice and increase both our geographic reach and our service offerings. Falynn’s values are also uniquely aligned with our firm’s own agile and client focused spirit.”

Falynn joins OTJ at a time when our work in the area of Culture and Performing Arts architecture is garnering national attention and accolades. Our renovation of New York City’s iconic Webster Hall and the Cincinnati Music Hall both recently received AIA awards in the field of Historic Preservation while our reimagining of Washington D.C.’s Mies van der Rohe-designed Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is nearing completion. Prior to joining OTJ, Falynn led business development efforts for DLR Group’s Cultural, Performing Arts, and Higher Education practice. Falynn holds a Master of Architecture from Georgia Tech.

About OTJ Architects:
OTJ Architects is a premier architecture and interior architecture firm that partners with nationwide leaders in the commercial real estate, corporate, government, arts and entertainment, as well as nonprofit sectors. With offices in Washington, D.C., New York, N.Y., San Francisco, CA, and Boston, MA, OTJ delivers enduring human centric solutions that drive optimal staff performance, promote wellness in the workplace, and maximize each organization’s real estate investment. Signature recent projects include workplaces for Adobe, Anheuser-Busch, BMW, Yelp, and United Way, Innovation Centers for Booz Allen Hamilton and Capital One, as well as the renovation of the iconic Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Ne York’s iconic Webster Hall, and the Cincinnati Music Hall. For more information, please visit

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