2023 STAFF PROMOTIONS
We are pleased to announce the promotion of several staff members in recognition of their hard work, dedication, and exceptional contributions to the firm.
In the Architectural Associates Group:
E. Peter Evanich and Donald L. Mouch have been promoted to Associate I.
Cesar Chavez and Scott Schultz have been promoted to Associate II.
Luke Marczewski and Christopher D. Woodfin have been promoted to Senior Associate.
Additionally, we are proud to announce the promotion of Gregory L. Klosowski to Partner.
These promotions reflect the firm's commitment to recognizing and nurturing talent from within the organization and building a diverse team dedicated to delivering the best design solutions to our clients. These individuals bring tremendous value to our firm, and we are confident they will continue to contribute to our collective success in their new roles.
Please join us in congratulating all members on their well-deserved promotions!
Peter Evanich, who has been with PH for 10 years now, is the new representative at PH's second office in Austin, Texas. Having recently relocated to Austin, Peter has taken the lead in establishing the new office and is actively contributing to the firm's business development efforts in Texas. Additionally, he is responsible for managing the firm's AIA 2030 Commitment, driving the firm toward sustainable practices and ensuring that PH stays at the forefront of innovative and environmentally conscious architectural solutions.
Donald Mouch is an accomplished and skilled architect with extensive experience working on numerous project types, including banks, retail, single-family homes, master planning, and multifamily residential projects. His expertise has contributed to developing many vibrant and sustainable communities that cater to the needs of diverse groups of people. With his ability to take charge of projects across a wide range of size and scope to clients’ satisfaction, he is an invaluable member of the PH team. Donald is currently leading a number of developments as Project Manager, including Congress Lofts at St. Elmo, a 5-story 149-unit condominium development in Austin, Texas.
With over 15 years of professional experience, Scott Schultz has demonstrated exceptional design skills in both building design and master planning, working on projects of varying sizes and scopes across the country. Scott has been instrumental in some of the firm's most high-profile projects outside of the Chicago area, bringing his expertise to diverse clients and projects. His contributions have been particularly noteworthy in designing the award-winning residential tower at Fifth + Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee, which has garnered industry recognition for its striking design and exceptional contribution to downtown Nashville.
Cesar Chavez is a seasoned architect with a proven track record of leading successful projects, particularly in the high-rise multifamily sector. During his 18-year tenure at PH, Cesar has amassed an impressive collection of projects in the Chicago area. He is a highly skilled professional who expertly navigates client and consultant relationships. His approach relies on consistent communication to build a mutual understanding with clients and teams to manage expectations, foster a collaborative team spirit, and deliver successful results on every project he undertakes.
Luke Marczewski's comprehensive knowledge of design and construction, combined with his exceptional leadership skills, has enabled him to oversee a diverse portfolio of projects, including new construction and adaptive reuse projects of varying scales. He is equally capable of taking charge of small-scale projects single-handedly, as well as leading a team to complete large-scale developments. Luke’s dedication to seamless project delivery, attention to detail, and design acumen have earned him a reputation as a skilled architect and a trusted advisor to clients.
Chris Woodfin leads his design team with 30 years of multi-national architectural and design experience. He has managed projects from conception through construction supervision in a diverse range of project typologies, including mixed-use, institutional, hospitality, commercial, retail, and multi-family residential. Chris has consistently demonstrated his ability to manage complex projects with high professionalism, working collaboratively with clients to bring their vision to life and delivering exceptional solutions that exceed expectations.
Elizabeth Becker is an accomplished and thoughtful professional, who has played a pivotal role in driving the growth and success of PH. As a skilled negotiator, Elizabeth is capable of effectively coordinating multiple project proposals and navigating complex contractual agreements. She is highly valued for her strong interpersonal skills and ability to foster trust and collaboration with clients and colleagues alike. Elizabeth’s exceptional communication skills and ability to cultivate key client relationships have been crucial to PH’s recent efforts in opening the new Austin office in Texas and ongoing leadership in business development in the Austin area.
As the Human Resource Manager, Kathryn Katz has been an unwavering advocate for the firm's success, especially during the challenging times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. She has effectively led the firm's human resource team in navigating the complex and rapidly evolving landscape of employment laws and regulations while ensuring the well-being of the staff. With her confident and reassuring presence, Kathryn has been a pillar of strength for the team and has provided invaluable support to the firm's leadership.
Beyond her outstanding work during the pandemic, Kathryn has also been a driving force in the firm's efforts to foster a positive and inclusive workplace. She has spearheaded initiatives to improve office culture and implement best practices that promote equity and diversity. Her exceptional leadership in these areas has been instrumental in helping the firm attract and retain top talent.
A gifted sketcher and creative leader, Greg Klosowski enjoys the design process, viewing it as an opportunity for exploration and evolution. His ability to balance creative vision with practical execution has yielded exceptional outcomes for his clients, with many of his projects earning industry recognition for their modern design and functionality. Greg has emerged as a trusted advisor to clients, developers, consultants, and cities, delivering dynamic mixed-use developments nationwide. Greg is currently leading the Paseo, a 48-story, 557-unit mixed-use residential tower at 80 Rainey in Austin, Texas.
Additionally, as a Fitwel Ambassador, Greg is committed to designing human-scaled spaces that promote walkability and public health. He recognizes the importance of pedestrian-friendly designs, especially in urban settings, and works with his team to incorporate these principles into his projects.
Greg's experience prior to joining PH includes founding his own architecture and design practice in Oakland, California, in 2001, where he received local recognition for his work. His entrepreneurial background allows him to bring a unique perspective to PH, which he leverages to enhance his business development strategies at the firm.
In addition to his design expertise, Greg is also a member of the HR committee and works closely with the next generation of PH talent to elevate design and redefine office culture. He brings a strong work ethic to each project, fostering creativity and a growth mindset among his team members. In his new position as Partner, Greg will continue to set office standards, leading by example and mentoring junior architects to ensure the highest quality and dedication to design innovation.
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