Pfluger Architects Announces Promotion of Six Individuals

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Pfluger Architects, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of six individuals whose talents, experience, and leadership exemplify why "Our people are the difference."

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Pfluger Architects, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of six individuals whose talents, experience, and leadership exemplify why "Our people are the difference."

The Board of Directors has promoted Derek Pennant-Jones, MBA, to Senior Associate. Derek is Pfluger's controller and has over 20-years of experience in accounting and finance. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, then received an MBA with a focus in Business from Indiana University. Derek is an exceptional strategic financial planner, and Pfluger is benefitting from his financial reporting, analysis, and forecasting expertise.

The Board of Directors has also named the following individuals Associates of the firm.

Frank Amaro Jr., AIA, is a construction administrator in Pfluger's San Antonio office whose teamwork and communication skills are evident in every project. Frank's historic preservation and adaptive reuse work includes the 1857 General Land Office Building in Austin, the oldest surviving state government building in Texas. A graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Architecture, Frank brings 38-years of experience to Pfluger. He has served many Bexar County-area clients, including North East ISD, Northside ISD, and Comal ISD.

Heidi Collins, AIA, is a project architect in Pfluger's Austin office. Her passion is environmentally responsible design, evident in her work on projects like the LEED Gold San Gabriel Campus for Austin Community College. Heidi received her Bachelor's in Environmental Design from Miami University and has worked with Pfluger for over ten years. Her broad experience includes education, commercial, historic preservation, residential, and renovation projects.

Lindsey Milligan, RID, IIDA, is a senior interior designer who has worked on some of the most acclaimed projects our firm has produced. Lindsey received a Bachelor's in Interior Design and a minor in Art History from The University of Texas at Austin, then went on to get a Master's in Architecture at The University of Texas at San Antonio. In her 14-years with Pfluger, Lindsey has developed an understanding of color relationships that make her designs timeless and inspirational.

Heather A. Rule, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a project architect in Pfluger's Austin office and brings more than a decade of experience in phasing, research, and international project design. Heather graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Architecture and then received her Master of Architecture with a Latin American Architecture Certificate from The University of Texas at Austin. She was a Fulbright Research Fellow and worked with women in Ecuador to investigate "Women's Agency in the Built Environment."

Joan Silva is the office manager for Pfluger's San Antonio office and has been with the firm for 20 years. Her support of our San Antonio team and extended corporate responsibilities make her an invaluable team member. Joan's project knowledge is encyclopedic, and her organizational skills make that knowledge readily accessible. In addition to her many hats, Joan also plans all corporate events, including the annual, company-wide Pfluger Pfamily Retreat.

Founded in Austin, Texas in 1973, Pfluger Architects plans and designs educational facilities that engage and inspire. With offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, Pfluger has completed more than 450 projects totaling more than $1 billion in the last five years alone. Pfluger is committed to the responsible use and management of energy and natural resources by recommending locally sourced products and efficient building systems that meet client needs and budgets.

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