Thomas McCormick

THOMAS MCCORMICK

Architectural Associate

Bio coming soon!

EDUCATION
University of Michigan, Master of Architecture, 2021
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura del Vallés, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, 2016-2017
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, 2017

40 Years in 40 Seconds

Melita Balic

MELITA BALIC

Architectural Associate

With over six years of architecture, interior, and civil engineering experience, Melita brings both technical and graphic design proficiency to the project team. Melita started her professional career as an architectural designer in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2016, she relocated to the US, working at several different architecture and engineering firms in Michigan and Illinois before joining Pappageorge Haymes Partners in March of 2021.

EDUCATION
Faculty of Archtiecture, Master's Degree in Architecture, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2011
Faculty of Archtiecture, Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2009

Justin Palmer

JUSTIN PALMER

NCARB, Project Architect

A former student intern at Pappageorge Haymes Partners, Justin re-joined PH as a project architect, assisting with BIM model management and producing coordinated contract documents for various project types including: 8870 W. Sam Houston Pkwy, a new 157-unit, affordable, seniors only residential apartment development in Houston, TX.

Justin brings significant technical expertise, honed through his position as a junior-level architect at Wiss, Janney, Elstner & Associates restoring historic and non-historic masonry structures. Justin earned his Master’s of Architecture degree at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he worked as a Teacher’s Assistant for building construction and BIM. He has also partnered with the faculty research group to design 3D models of historic university buildings to map the development of the campus over time.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Master of Architecture, 2017
Judson University, School of Art, Design, & Architecture, Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies, Minor in Business, 2013

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois
Licensed Architect, State of Indiana
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Landmarks Illinois
Association for Preservation Technology (APT)
Congress for New Urbanism (CNU)

Todd Depukat

TODD DEPUKAT

LEED Green Associate, Senior Project Architect

Todd offers over twenty years of professional experience in the spectrum of project typologies. As senior project architect, Todd is actively involved in the initial concept design through construction documentation and construction administration for most of his assignments. His extensive technical knowledge, design, and management skills have contributed significantly to the success of such award-winning projects in Chicago as: The Shops and Lofts at 47, a mixed-income redevelopment of an entire city block in the city’s Cottage Grove Corridor and K2 Apartments, a LEED© Silver certified apartment tower.

Other major projects include: Alta at K Station, a LEED© Gold certified apartment complex with a ground floor retail area that spans nearly the entire east-west length of its two towers; 600 N. Lake Shore Drive, a contemporary-styled residential complex distributed over two towers; The Grant, the tower companion to the flagship tower One Museum Park, located at the south end of Grant Park and Alta Roosevelt, a 33-story, 496-unit luxury apartment complex nestled in Chicago’s Printer’s Row.

Prior to joining Pappageorge Haymes Partners (PH), Todd spent five years at FGM Architects and Engineers, Oak Brook, Illinois, where responsibilities included schematic design, construction documents, and construction administration. Earlier experience included project work at Wight & Company, Darien, Illinois, and at Caprio Prisby Architectural Design, Hinsdale, Illinois.

EDUCATION
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1999
Marquette University, Milwaukee,Wisconsin, Engineering, 1993-94

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Green Associate


SELECTED PROJECTS

Kathryn Katz

KATHRYN KATZ

Human Resource Generalist

Kathryn joined Pappageorge Haymes Partners in November of 2019. Partnered with the Leadership Group, she provides guidance and expertise in developing and implementing strategic initiatives, best practices and refining our organizational culture. Kathryn is responsible for managing the firm’s Human Resource Operations; maintaining compliance with employment laws and regulations; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance, recruiting, succession planning, staff mentorship/counseling and payroll management.

EDUCATION
Michigan State University, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textile Design and Bachelor of Arts in Communication, 2010

Luke Marczewski

LUKE MARCZEWSKI

Associate

On staff at PH since 2007, Luke’s extensive technical knowledge and design skills have been key to the success of major building projects and large-scale developments nationwide. He has served as project manager, actively involved in the initial concept design through construction documentation, on many of his assignments and offers special expertise in computer imaging and 3D rendering.

Major project experience in Chicago includes: K2 Apartments, a LEED® Silver certified, 33-story, 496-unit luxury apartment complex located in the city’s popular River North community; 465 N. Park, a modern 48-story, 444-unit apartment tower with 12,000 sq. ft of retail space; Luxe on Chicago, a low-rise, mixed-use apartment complex with 14,000 sq. ft. retail; and Backyard Andersonville, a contemporary two-story row house development in the city's popular North Side neighborhood.

Large-scale work outside of Chicago includes: River Oaks District, a 15-acre, mixed-use development that includes retail, restaurants, premier office space, and upscale apartments in Houston, Texas; Buckhead Atlanta, a 10-acre, mixed-use development comprised of boutique retail and premium office space, deluxe high-rise apartments, and over a dozen restaurants in Atlanta, Georgia; and Iowa River Landing, a 180-acre residential, retail and entertainment district overlooking the river along the I-80 corridor in Coralville, Iowa.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, Master of Architecture, 2010
University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, Bachelor of Arts and Architecture, 2007

RECOGNITION/ACHIEVEMENTS
Young Talent Tuition Award, 2006, 2007

David Mata

DAVID MATA

Architectural Intern

David joined Pappageorge Haymes Partners (PH) as a full-time student intern in January of 2020 as part of his university program. He has maintained this position part-time as he completes his final year of schoolwork. David plans to graduate from Ball State University in May of 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in architecture and a minor in sustainability.

Since joining PH, David has been a hard-working and skilled addition to both new construction and adaptive reuse projects including: 808 North Cleveland, a 23-story, 200-unit residential mixed-use tower; and 4637 N. Ashland, a 14-unit residential conversion from a convent at Our Lady of Lourdes parish.

EDUCATION
Ball State University, Class of 2021

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), Member
National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS), Member

Dami Soh

DAMI SOH

Marketing Coordinator

Since joining the firm as a marketing coordinator, Dami has spearheaded various new marketing efforts to expand the firm’s outreach and engagement programs, both online and offline. She supports the team in the development of marketing strategies, creation and management of marketing collateral, award submissions, website maintenance, and social media content creation and coordination. Dami serves as the primary contact for all marketing and PR related activities.

Dami graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies. She worked as a BIM coordinator at a construction consulting firm prior to pursing a career in marketing and business development in the AEC industry, bringing experience and working-knowledge of the industry to her role at PH.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, 2012

Cesar Chavez

CESAR CHAVEZ

Senior Project Architect

Cesar graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in 1996. Upon relocation to Chicago, Illinois, his career began at Primera Engineers, Ltd., where he worked on a variety of educational and institutional projects, for such clients as the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Metra, and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).

Since joining the staff at Pappageorge Haymes Partners (PH) in 2004, Cesar has been extensively involved in all aspects of construction documentation and construction administration, including complex consultant/contractor coordination. He has worked on a diverse portfolio of high-rise residential and commercial projects.

EDUCATION
University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Bachelor of Architecture, 1996

Heather Faircloth

HEATHER FAIRCLOTH

Associate

Since joining Pappageorge Haymes Partners (PH) in 1997, Heather’s astute design and technical aptitude has earned her a key role on such major projects in Chicago as: Museum Park at Central Station, a multi-phase development that includes nearly 3,000 residential units encompassed within high-rise and townhouse components; Walton on the Park, a 400-unit, mixed-use residential high-rise located in the city’s Landmark Gold Coast neighborhood; Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, an extensive redevelopment and renovation of the former Hotel 71 in the downtown area; and 465 N. Park, a stylistically modern, 48-story residential tower between Navy Pier and the iconic Tribune Tower.

Project involvement outside Chicago includes: Arlington Downs, the 25-acre mixed-use redevelopment located just west of Arlington Park International Racetrack in Arlington Heights, Illinois; and The Collection, a multi-phase, mixed-housing mixed-use development that includes high-rise, mid-rise and townhouse components in Honolulu, Hawaii.

EDUCATION
University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Architecture, 1994

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Old Irving Park Association, Member
The Harper Family Foundation, Trustee

Tracee Cottle

TRACEE COTTLE

Office Assistant

Tracee has been an integral part of Pappageorge Haymes Partners since 2010. Tracee started as a part-time receptionist and quickly worked her way to full-time. Her computer skills and attention to detail recently landed her a new position as an Office Assistant. In Tracee’s new role she is responsible for a wide range of day-to-day administrative tasks to ensure a functional and efficient office environment, providing administrative support the the firm’s management team and assisting the Accounting Department.

Carissa Davis

CARISSA DAVIS

Assistant Controller

Carissa joined Pappageorge Haymes Partners in 2003 as a Project Accountant, was promoted to Staff Accountant in 2014, and advanced to the role of Assistant Controller in 2019. An integral part of the Accounting team, Carissa is responsible for maintaining accurate financial activities of the company to assure the firm’s records accurately reflect and support the operations and growth of the firm. Her duties include preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements, daily monitoring of the firm’s cash position, management of sub-consultants invoicing and other accounts payable, maintaining general ledger accounts and activities, communication with the firm’s bank and CPA and insurance management, in accordance with the firm’s organizational policies and strategies.

EDUCATION
Kennedy King College, Accounting and Finance

Sofia Ramos

SOFIA MARITZA RAMOS

Architectural Associate

Sofia graduated from Virginia Tech in May of 2019 with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture. She interned at BEA Architects in Miami, Florida for several summers while still in school. In her fourth year, Sofia travelled abroad to over 50 cities in Europe studying the different urban conditions in each city, and spent the latter half of the year participating in an academic internship in Chicago at VonWeise Associates. Sofia's final year at school was spent back in Virginia with her thesis focusing on the complexities of the urban environment.

On staff at Pappageorge Haymes Partners since January of 2020, Sofia has been a valuable team member on a variety of projects ranging from banking facilities to single family and multi-family residential Planned Development projects. Sofia has taken on responsibilities in nearly every facet of project development from early site plan and floor plan development to assisting with consultant coordination, 3D modeling and construction documentation.

EDUCATION
Virginia Polytechnic University, Bachelor of Architecture, 2019

Scott Schultz

SCOTT SCHULTZ

NCARB, Associate

Scott began his professional career as intern architect at Pappageorge Haymes Partners in 2006, and presently serves as associate, involved in the masterplanning, schematic design, design development, and construction document phases on projects of varying size and scope nationwide. Throughout his tenure, he has contributed significantly to the firm’s technical and design credentials.

Project involvement has included: River Oaks District, a mixed-use development in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria neighborhood that includes residential apartments, boutique retail shops, and restaurants, Houston, Texas;, Buckhead Atlanta, a luxury, mixed-use neighborhood that includes 370 residences and 470,000 sq. ft. of retail space, Atlanta, Georgia; Iowa River Landing, a multi-phase, 180-acre, mixed-use development along the I-80 corridor in Coralville, Iowa; EV (East Village) Apartments, a 200-unit, mixed-use apartment complex in downtown San Diego, California; SALT, a 265-unit, luxury low-rise residential development, Tempe, Arizona; and a 34-story, 387-unit luxury residential tower, part of the massive new mixed-use redevelopment at Fifth and Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Architecture, 2010
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, 2006

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois, 2020
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), 2020

Peter Evanich

E. PETER EVANICH

Project Architect

While pursuing his degree, Peter worked as a teaching assistant, and completed summer internships at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Chicago, Illinois and Behles + Behles, Evanston, Illinois. Special coursework included a summer program in Kyoto, Japan, where he studied Japanese Landscape Architecture and participated in the redesign of a city center.

Since joining PH in 2013, Peter has been involved in such major Chicago projects as: Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront; the complex re-branding and renovation of the former Hotel 71, including a renovation of the exterior entrance, ground floor and lobby along with the creation of a new restaurant and tavern, the updating of hospitality areas and existing hotel rooms, a newly constructed Grand Ballroom, and a newly renovated Penthouse Ballroom with terrace, Christopher House Charter School; a modern, newly constructed 2-story building offering an Infant & Pre-School, Elementary School, After School and Parent Education Program, and Clybourn 1200, a new mixed-use, mixed-income complex in the River North community. Recent project involvement includes Wolf Point East, a 60-story residential tower in the highly visible setting where the north and south branches of the Chicago River converge.

Project involvement outside Illinois includes: The Collection; a new multi-phase, mixed-use development comprising high-rise, mid-rise and townhouse components in Honolulu, Hawaii, and 20 East Fulton; a mixed-use, mixed-income, residential mid-rise in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Peter is actively involved with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) as a member of the Future Leaders Committee (FLC), where he serves as Communications Manager.

EDUCATION
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, Bachelor of Architecture, 2012

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois, 2017

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), Future Leaders Committee, Communications Manager

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
Habitat for Humanity (construction), Volunteer

Ovi Olariu

OVIDIU DAN OLARIU

Senior Project Architect

Ovi began his professional career as an architectural junior designer at S.B.Ruben and Associates, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, where he expanded the firm’s capabilities to include 3D rendering and BIM modeling. In 2009 he decided to spend several years gaining experience in architectural building systems through apprenticeships at various construction companies, including Sylvio Home Improvements, Libertyville, Illinois, ServioPro, Palatine, Illinois, and Ted Construction, Deerfield, Illinois. Projects included the renovation of his 60-year old home, which furthered his hands-on experience in carrying a project from design concept to construction completion. He later joined J. Hershey Architecture, Libertyville, Illinois as an architectural associate, involved in various residential, commercial, retail and mixed-use projects, including: Exercise Coach™ fitness facilities throughout Chicagoland and Dallas, 416 N. Milwaukee retail space restoration, and various single family residential renovations. Additionally, he led the firm in developing 3D renderings in ArchiCAD and formulated reserve studies for residential condominiums.

Since joining PH, Ovi has been involved in a diversity of residential and mixed-use projects in Chicago, including: NEXT Apartments; a 28-story, 310-unit residential tower, 465 N. Park; a 48-story, 444-unit residential tower, Kenect Apartments; a 14-story and 4-story residential mixed-use complex with 227 dwelling units and 14,000 sq. ft. of retail, Alta Roosevelt; a 33-story, 496-unit, residential tower, 1400 Museum Park; a 34-story, 260-unit residential tower, Walton on the Park; a 31-story, 189-unit residential tower, and Alta Grand Central; a 14-story, 346-unit, residential tower.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor in Architectural Studies, 2009

SPECIAL ACTICITIES
Volunteer Initiative (architectural services to the impoverished), Juarez, Mexico, 2008

Kevin M. Klimek

KEVIN M. KLIMEK

Senior Project Architect

Kevin offers over 20 years of experience as an architect and project manager with core expertise in developing creative solutions at every stage of the design process, including feasibility analysis, concept exploration, scheme development and project execution. Since joining PH in 2006, he has contributed his expertise to such major projects in Chicago as: One Museum Park; a modern 62-story, 289-unit residential tower, and its companion The Grant a 54-story, 292-unit tower, at the south end of Chicago’s renowned Grant Park, and Michigan Avenue Tower II; a 28-story, 257-unit mixed-use complex. Major project involvement outside of Chicago includes: Park Lafayette; an award-winning, 282-unit development comprising twin 20-story towers and ten townhouses in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and River Oaks District; a new 15-acre luxury mixed-use development comprised of designer shops, restaurants, premier office space, and upscale apartments in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria neighborhood in Texas.

Kevin began his professional career in 1993 at Carl R. Klimek Associates Architects/Planners, Chicago, Illinois, where he worked as project architect/manager responsible for planning and permitting activities, proposal preparations, and contract negotiations. Special areas of expertise included confirming compliance of project design with applicable Building Codes through extensive peer reviews. He later worked as owner’s representative/senior design consultant for various components of the El Camino Del Sol Residential Resort Community, in Nicaragua. Kevin served at Schroeder Murchie Niemiec Gazda-Auskainis Architects, Chicago, Illinois, as senior project manager with the Public Building Commission (PBC), engaged to provide project delivery services for the 2013 School Investment Program on behalf of the Chicago Public Schools.

EDUCATION
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, Bachelor of Architecture, 1993

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Registered Energy Professional, City of Chicago

Georgi Todorov

GEORGI RUMENOV TODOROV

AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate, Associate

Georgi began his professional career at Tzonkov Architectural Group LTD, Sofia, Bulgaria, where he worked as a student intern, and later, as project architect. During this time, he was involved in various projects and constructions including single-family homes, office and commercial buildings, historic renovations, and urban design. In addition, Georgi worked independently as lead project architect, managing several small residential, hospitality, and industrial projects in Bulgaria.

Georgi is a licensed architect in the states of Illinois and Florida, as well as in his home country Bulgaria. He has been involved in a diversity of typologies in and around Chicago, including: Wheaton Senior Living, a new Senior Living Community in Wheaton; 1338 W. Belmont, a modern, 4-story, mixed-use condominium building in Lakeview; Alta Roosevelt, a 496-unit residential tower in the South Loop; and Wolf Point East - 60-story, 698-unit residential mixed-use tower in River North. As an associate at Pappageorge Haymes Partners, Georgi takes charge in BIM management of significant high-rise projects in the firm and helps to navigate and coordinate the design process utilizing VDC technologies.

EDUCATION
University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy /UACEG/, Sofia, Bulgaria, Master of Science, 2008
Professional Technical School of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy "Lubor Baier", Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, 2002

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois, 2019
Licensed Architect, State of Florida, 2017
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), 2018
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Green Associate, 2015
Bulgarian Chamber of Architects, Full Design Capacity License, 2012
Certified Passive House Designer, Passive House Institute, Darmstadt, Germany, 2014

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member
Bulgarian Chamber of Architects, Member, 2012 - present

RECOGNITION/ACHIEVEMENTS
AIA Chicago Disruptive Design Competition for Affordable Housing, Finalist, 2019
AIA Chicago Tiny Home Chicago Design Competition, Honorable Mention, 2016
Sense Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria: The City Media Group, Building of the Year, First Prize, 2013
Crystal Business Centre, Sofia, Bulgaria: Fundació Mies van der Rohe, The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, Honorable Mention, 2011
Satellite Village, Bulgaria, Elin Pelin Municipality: Montainview Estates LTD, Second Prize, 2008

Elliot Schwarz

ELLIOT A. SCHWARZ

Project Architect

Elliot earned a Bachelor of Architecture with a Double Minor in Construction Management and Business at Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He offers significant post graduate experience with multiple project types in many phases of project realization including: site analysis, design, construction management and administration, and quality assurance tracking.

Early experience in Philadelphia included an internship at Turner Construction Company, where he gained experience as a field engineer, and later as a design/build team member at Women of Change, a human services organization. He spent two months in the Republic of Honduras as lead project designer/intern at Global Architecture Brigades, the world’s largest student-lead health and sustainable development organization. Prior to joining Pappageorge Haymes Partners (PH), he worked at Landon Bone Baker Architects, Chicago, Illinois, as an architectural intern where he expanded his construction management and administration, and drafting experience.

EDUCATION
Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Architecture, 2012

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois, 2021

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Participated in ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Mentoring Program, 2005-2007

Donald Mouch

DONALD L. MOUCH

Associate AIA, Senior Project Architect

Since joining Pappageorge Haymes Partners (PH) in 2014, Donald has been involved with some of the firm’s most visible work, including: Buckhead Atlanta, a six-block, luxury mixed-use development in Georgia; Iowa River Landing, an expansive residential, retail and entertainment district in Coralville, Iowa; and River Oaks District, a 15-acre mixed-use destination in Houston’s Uptown Galleria neighborhood. His portfolio as a project manager at PH has grown to include work in both the residential and commercial sectors, with specialization in single-family and multi-family residential, planned development, retail, office, and financial. This array of projects has also included work related to Historic Tax Credits, Low-Income Tax Credits, Green Communities, HUD Funding, and LEED certification.

Donald’s work experience prior to Pappageorge Haymes includes employment at firms in Cincinnati, Chicago and New York City. While pursuing his Master of Architecture at the University of Cincinnati, Donald worked as a graduate assistant for six academic quarters and served as his professor’s chief-editor in the published textbook, Environmental Issues for Architecture.

Along with his wife, daughter, and puppy, Donald enjoys virtually anything outdoors. Donald is a fervid runner and triathlete, having completed 9 marathons and 5 half-Ironman triathlons. He is avidly involved in the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance and various AIA events and lectures, having served as a panelist in 2020.

EDUCATION
University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP), Cincinnati, Ohio, Master of Architecture, 2009, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2007

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associate Member

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
Chicago Food Depository, Volunteer
Ronald McDonald House, Volunteer
KCB, Community-based art installation volunteer
Students for Ecological Design, Former Treasurer and Chairman
Co-founder of Youth Environment Edition After-School Program

Christopher Chiu

CHRISTOPHER E. CHIU

Project Architect, LEED GA

Christopher attended school at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture. He received scholarship nominations for his work, and one project also earned a third place award in a national student design competition for the innovative use of precast concrete in a facade.

Chris offers significant professional experience with multiple project types, in most phases of project development, product research, regulation research, design, construction documentation, bidding and construction administration.

In 2008, while pursuing his studies, he worked at Thomas Brock Architect, Chicago, Illinois, where he remained for seven years focusing primarily on institutional and commercial renovation work, including public and charter school renovation projects. Responsibilities included site research, 3D modeling and rendering, physical scale model construction, design development assistance, construction documentation, permitting, construction administration and project closeouts.

In 2010 Christopher was also selected by Arturo Vittori (co-founder of Architecture and Vision) to join a collaboration for a competition entry - The City+ The Arch+ The River-2015, St. Louis - among a seasoned team of professionals including Architecture & Vision, RFR Engineers, POLA Landscaping, and Keller & Damm Urban Design.

Since joining Pappageorge Haymes Partners in 2015, Chris has been involved in a wide range of mixed use/residential projects, including high rise construction projects. Ongoing responsibilities include assistance with schematic design, 3D modeling and rendering, design development, construction documentation, permitting, consultant coordination and construction administration.

EDUCATION
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, Master of Science in Architecture, 2010
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, Bachelor of Architecture, 2009

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois, 2020
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Green Associate

Elizabeth Becker

ELIZABETH BECKER

Director, Marketing & Business Development

Elizabeth’s entrepreneurial background and extensive multi-disciplinary experience in the architecture and design industry has earned her an integral role in expanding the organizational growth of Pappageorge Haymes Partners. Spearheading business development initiatives that have served to strengthen existing partnerships and expand the firm’s internal processes, she is also responsible for oversight of contract administration and proposal development.

Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Beginning her career as an interior designer specializing in commercial and office design. Elizabeth was fortunate to work with such notable firms as WDG Architecture, Washington, D.C.; Howard Sneed Architecture and Design, and The McCulley Group, San Diego, California; and PEH Architecture, Boulder, Colorado.

In 2008, Elizabeth co-founded a wine import company in San Francisco, California, and successfully built a distribution network at a regional scale. Prior to joining PH in 2015, Elizabeth was an independent consultant, assisting small business clients in creative industries to analyze and improve their operational systems.

EDUCATION
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies, 1999
Wine and Sprits Educational Trust, Advanced Certificate, 2006

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
The Professional Organization for Design (AIGA)
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Michael Henning

MICHAEL HENNING

AIA, LEED AP, Associate

Michael offers over 30 years of experience in architecture and design with a diverse aesthetic sensitivity, and strong technical proficiency. His comprehensive understanding of building design considerations and the construction process through to completion, is visible in a substantial body of work and demonstrated achievements as a project architect/designer.

Since joining Pappageorge Haymes Partners in 2013, Michael has served as project lead on such acclaimed projects as Clybourn 1200, a mixed-income, mixed-use development in Chicago’s Near North side. The project received 2 Green Globes® and has been honored with multiple national awards, including the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable Housing Award. Project involvement outside of Chicago includes: The Collection, a mixed-use, mixed-housing complex in Honolulu, Hawaii; the Telegraph District, a collaboration with the City, engineers and local entrepreneur to develop the design and planning guidelines for the redevelopment of a disused industrial site in Lincoln, Nebraska and; Indian Wells, California, a high-end condominium product within a 15-acre high-end residential and hospitality development.

Prior to joining PH, Michael spent over five years as Associate and Senior Designer at Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) in Chicago, Illinois, where he worked on a wide variety of planning, commercial and residential high-rise projects including: The Oakwood 200, a residential tower in Chicago, Illinois, and; the Riverbend Development in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a 75-acre masterplan, multi-phased, mixed-use development. Additionally, he founded his own design and architectural consulting firm, where he specialized in high-end residential projects. Earlier in his career, Michael built his experience with notable Chicago architecture and design firms including; Scott Himmel and Darcy Bonner; Jordan Mozer & Associates; and Gibbons Fortman. While in school, Michael served as a year-round Intern with Environ Inc. (now HED), and Florian Wierzbowski Architecture.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Bachelor of Architecture, 1991
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Minor: History of Art and Architecture, 1991
Fellowship recipient, UIC/University of the Aegean Urban Planning Project, Lesvos, Greece, 1989
École Nationale Superieure D’Architecture De Versailles, France, UIC/UIUC Study Abroad Program, 1986

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois, 1992
Accredited Professional by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP), 2009

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member


SELECTED PROJECTS

Christopher D. Woodfin

CHRISTOPHER D. WOODFIN

NCARB, Associate

Chris offers over twenty years of multi-national architectural and design experience from conception through construction supervision in a diverse range of project typography including; mixed-use, institutional, hospitality, commercial, retail, and multi-family residential.

Since joining Pappageorge Haymes Partners (PH) in 2014, Chris has served as project lead on some of the firm’s most visible out-of-town work, including; The Collection, an innovative, multi-phase, mixed-use development comprised of residential high-rise, mid-rise, townhouse, and commercial building components, in Honolulu, Hawaii; 20 Fulton Street East, a modern, mixed-use, mixed-income high-rise complex in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and a new contemporary-styled mixed-use residential tower in Duluth, Minnesota.

Earlier in his career, Chris worked as an intern at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago, Illinois, and later as a designer at The Glave Firm and at Bond, Comet, Westmoreland and Hiner Architects, Richmond, Virginia. In 1997, he joined Tecny Group, New York, New York, as senior designer/project manager, and later worked as senior designer/project architect at IA-Interior Architects, and at Solomon Cordwell and Buenz Architects, in Chicago, Illinois, prior to moving to Athens, Greece in 1999. During this time, Chris worked as designer/project architect at K. Kyriakides & Associates S.A. Architects, and continued to work for the firm on a project-by-project basis after he left to become a partner at MWArchitects, Athens, Greece. Chris returned to the states in 2011 and worked as senior designer at BHDP Architects, Cincinnati, Ohio, and later at bKL Architecture, Chicago, Illinois.

EDUCATION
Columbia University, N.Y., N.Y., Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design, 1997
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, Bachelor of Architecture, 1993
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, Survey/study of modern German architectural practice, 1993
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, One semester travel/study program,Venice, Italy 1991

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Robert B. Brolin

ROBERT B. BROLIN

NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Associate

Robert offers over twenty years of professional experience in new construction, adaptive re-use and historic renovation projects of varying size, scope and function, from initial planning through construction administration. His extensive design and project leadership skills are reflected in such award-winning projects in Chicago as Basecamp River North, a contemporary-styled, mixed-income row house development, and Basecamp SFH, a community of 48 single-family homes that offer a modern, stylized aesthetic inspired by traditional vocabularies.

Recent work in Chicago includes; Alta Grand Central, two conjoined, cast-in-place concrete high-rise buildings that will provide 346 apartment residences, and in Nashville, Tennessee; Fifth + Broadway, a 387-unit apartment tower that is part of a massive mixed-use redevelopment situated in the heart of one of the country’s fastest growing downtown districts.

Prior to joining Pappageorge Haymes Partners (PH) in 2012, Robert worked as senior project architect at Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, Chicago, Illinois, where he was responsible for the planning, schematic design and development of such projects as: Superior West, a 12-story, 70-unit mixed-use building, and multiple other mixed-use residential projects. Later, at Lucien LaGrange Architects, Chicago, Illinois, he worked as senior project architect on such major work as: The Elysian Hotel and Private Residences, Chicago, Illinois; Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Public Areas Expansion, Michigan City, Indiana; and JW Marriott Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

EDUCATION
Arizona State University, College of Architecture/Environmental Design, Master of Architecture, 2003
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies, 1999
École d’Architecture de Versailles, Study Abroad Program, Versailles, France, 1998-1999

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois, 2005
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), 2005
Accredited Professional by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C), 2003
Registered Energy Professional, City of Chicago

Jon Young

JON YOUNG

AIA, Associate

Since joining Pappageorge Haymes Partners (PH) in 2005, Jon has worked as an architect and project manager on a diversity of the firm’s most visible work. Recent award-winning projects on which he served as lead project architect include; the 65th Infantry Borinqueneers Apartments, an innovative affordable housing development designed to re-integrate at-risk veterans with their families and the community; The Stewart School Lofts, the renovation and conversion of the landmark Graeme-Stewart Elementary School (c.1907) to residential apartments, and most recently; the Park West Cooperative Nursery School, the adaptive re-use of a 3-story Victorian (c.1896) single-family home to a nursery school that accommodates sixty children and administrative space.

Jon’s core experience in adaptive re-use and historic preservation may also be seen in such celebrated projects as; Metropolitan Tower (310 S. Michigan Avenue), the historic redevelopment that transformed an obsolete office building into a residential mixed-use complex along the city’s Michigan Avenue “street wall” fronting Grant and Millennium parks; The Pomeroy Apartments, the LEED® Platinum renovation of a 1920’s limestone and masonry building for the Chicago Housing Authority’s flagship senior living center, and; Infinite Apartments, the redevelopment of three historic buildings (including the landmark Steger Building) in Chicago’s Loop into a mixed-use student housing and retail complex.

Project involvement outside of Illinois includes; The Collection, a new pedestrian-friendly residential mixed-use district located in Honolulu, Hawaii that includes high-rise, mid-rise, townhouse and commercial building components.

Jon’s community involvement includes a nearly fifteen-year tenure as a board member of the Grant Park Advisory Council, where he brought awareness of Open Space, Architecture and Urban Planning to the public by helping to organize symposiums and fostering public debate, leadership, discourse, and resolution on important civic issues.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago, Graduate School of Architecture, 1999 - 2001
Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Marketing, 1995

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Wisconsin, 2020

Greg Klosowski

GREGORY L. KLOSOWSKI

AIA, Senior Associate

Greg offers over twenty-five years of professional experience in single-family and multi-family residential, commercial, hospitality, and mixed-use developments, from pre-design through construction administration.

After earning his degree at Ball State University, Greg moved to California where he worked as a project manager at Berger Detmer Architects and Zack de Vito Architecture, San Francisco, California, and as a part-time consultant at Gray Architecture / GHA, Oakland, California. In 2001, he founded his own Oakland-based architecture and design practice, ellipsis a + d. He earned local accolades for the Michelin rated Spruce and two San Francisco Prize awards while collaborating with Veronica Hinkley Reck (IA). Continuing this collaboration, he later earned acclaim as the Architect of Record and Principal-in-Charge of the award-winning Octavia Court, San Francisco, California, a modern affordable housing complex for the developmentally disabled, partially funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Greg returned to the Midwest, joining Pappageorge Haymes Partners (PH) in 2013. Projects include Kenect Chicago, a 227-unit residential complex consisting of a 14-story high-rise fronted by a triangular shaped low-rise and including 14,000 sq. ft. of commercial space between the two sites; 465 North Park, a modern, elliptically shaped, 48-story, 444-unit residential tower set atop a 4-story podium with 12,000 sq. ft. of commercial space; Fifth + Broadway, a 25-story, 387-unit contemporary residential tower situated atop a 7-story parking and retail structure in downtown Nashville, Tennessee; and 4400 Grove, an 84-unit, mixed-use, mixed-income development in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.

EDUCATION
Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning, Muncie, Indiana, Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, 1994. Graduated with Honors and Distinction
Voted top thesis student by the faculty. (Thesis extracts published in American Institute of Architects Students (AIAS) magazine.)

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of California, 2004

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member
AIA Chicago Knowledge Community for Design, Chair
Fitwel Ambassador

Robert Harris

ROBERT HARRIS

Associate AIA, LEED Green Associate, Associate

Robert has specialized in residential historic renovations since joining Pappageorge Haymes Partners (PH) in 2000. His deep appreciation of quality architecture supports a design approach that seeks to preserve the historic integrity of existing buildings while seamlessly integrating new development.

Robert served as project lead on Cornerstone Apartments, a multi-site, mixed-income artist-oriented housing development involving new construction and adaptive re-use in the Washington Park neighborhood of Bronzeville, and as project manager on such visible projects as: The Park Monroe Condominiums, a multi-phase adaptive re-use of ten floors of a 49-story office structure into luxury residences; the award-winning LEED® Platinum Pomeroy Apartments, the restoration and adaptive re-use of a 1920’s vintage building to a flagship senior living center for the Chicago Housing Authority; Metropolitan Tower, the adaptive re-use of an obsolete high-rise office building into a mixed-use luxury condominium complex overlooking Millennium Park; University Station, the historic renovation and adaptive re-use of an historic cold storage warehouse to 230 loft-style dwellings and Domain, the historic renovation of a former Montgomery Wards and Company warehouse complex that includes 292 loft-style units, retail spaces, parking and a riverwalk and marina at the Chicago River. Projects outside of Chicago include; 30 Hop, Pullman and Big Grove Brewery, exciting restaurant and taproom projects in Iowa featuring contemporary design and sophisticated interiors.

In addition to his contribution to the firms historic renovation credentials, Robert serves as the firm’s Information Technology lead, responsible for overseeing the firm’s technical initiatives, systems research and quality assurance/quality control practices. Pursuant to this, he recently published a case study on an ArchiCAD blog which highlights the firm’s use of BIM on the recently completed Alta Roosevelt.

Early in his career, Robert worked at Sente & Rubel Architects, Northbrook, Illinois, where his focus was graphic/3D design and the preparation of construction documents. During this time, he also performed free-lance architectural design and construction, commercial consulting and residential design services.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Program
University of Miami, Florida, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Program
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Program

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Green Associate

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associate Member
Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), Member

Adam Lavey

ADAM LAVEY

Senior Associate, AIA, NCARB

Adam offers more than 30 years of professional experience in commercial and residential building projects. Additionally, Adam’s unique mentoring skills serve to empower team members with both the tools and inspiration to advance toward future leadership roles.

As senior project architect, Adam’s extensive technical knowledge and design skills have been integral to the success of such major high-rise work in Chicago include: Wolf Point East, the highly publicized 60-story, 698-unit residential mixed-use tower in Chicago’s River North; Green Globe® certified Alta Roosevelt, LEED® Silver certified K2 at K Station; LEED® Gold certified Alta at K Station; and the iconic 600 North Lake Shore Drive. Other significant work includes The Shops and Lofts at 47, a mixed-use, mixed-income infill development recognized with multiple local and national awards, including: a Merit Award from the Chicago Building Congress; an Outstanding Neighborhood Real Estate Project Award from the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards; and the Grand Award from Multifamily Executive magazine. Recent projects in Chicago include: 808 North Cleveland, a 23-story, 200-unit residential mixed-use tower and 1400 South Wabash, a 30-story, 393-unit residential mixed-use tower.

Major work outside of Chicago includes: SouthShore (P1); a 143-unit, 21- and 24-story condominium complex in Newport, Kentucky, the award-winning Glen Town Center; a 45-acre, mixed-use redevelopment that includes 300 residential units and 460,000 sq. ft. of retail in Glenview, Illinois, and Wheaton Senior Living; a craftsman style, low-rise neighborhood complex comprised of 84 dwelling units in Wheaton, Illinois.

Early in his career, Adam worked at Benkert Associates, Inc., Palatine, Illinois, as project designer on various townhouse and single family home projects. He expanded his experience at Warren Johnson Architects, Inc., Palatine, Illinois, as project architect on residential, commercial, retail, and mixed-use projects.

Adam is actively involved with various charitable organizations and is Chairman of Buddha’s Big Hitters for Rett Syndrome.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor of Architecture in Design

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois
Licensed Architect, State of Indiana
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member

Kathryn Offerman

KATHRYN OFFERMAN

Senior Associate

On staff at Pappageorge Haymes Partners since 1987, Kay is among the firm’s most tenured associates. As Chief Administrative Officer, Kay’s notable experience, intellect, and unique personal commitment are key to the firm’s organizational development and efficiency. She has extensive project accounting and management experience in the A/E/C industry, and has been instrumental in the design and implementation of the firm’s administrative structure; including archive system and project libraries, accounting procedures and human resources program. She manages the firm’s accounting and administrative staff and assists in overseeing general office policy and procedures.

Kay participated in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Program at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

Her professional activities have included; American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter (AIACC), Secretary/Treasurer; Society of Design Administration, Convention Special Events Chair; and Society of Architectural Administrators, Convention Display Booth Coordinator.

EDUCATION
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Program Participant

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago Foundation, Secretary/Treasurer, 1993-2000
Society of Design Administration, Convention Coordinator, 1994
Society of Design Administration, Convention Special Events Chair, 1993
Society of Architectural Administrators, Convention Display Booth Coordinator, 1988-1989

Timothy Kent

TIM KENT

TIMOTHY KENT

Partner, AIA, NCARB

Tim joined Pappageorge Haymes Partners in 1994 and quickly earned a key role in many of the firm’s prominent early work in Chicago including; The Whitney, Riverwalk Lofts, Kinzie Park, Plaza Azteca, and Lakeview Commons. He later provided leadership in the planning and design of the award-winning Glen Town Center in Glenview, Illinois, and was senior project architect for two of the buildings there.

Tim has participated in design charrettes for large-scale planning and residential projects in Chicago and elsewhere, including: Troy, Michigan; Salt Lake City; Everett, Washington; Irving, Texas and Honolulu. Recent work includes; Buckhead Atlanta; an upscale, mixed-use neighborhood that includes 370 residences and 470,000 sq. ft. of retail space in Atlanta, Georgia, SALT; a 265-unit, apartment complex in Tempe, Arizona, Pullman Park; a 200-acre mixed-use development in Chicago, Iowa River Landing; a multi-phase, 180-acre, mixed-use development in Coralville, Iowa, EV; a 200-unit mixed-use apartment building in downtown San Diego, River Oaks District; a large-scale, mixed-use development that includes designer shops, restaurants, and upscale apartments in Houston, and Fifth + Broadway; a 34-story, 387-unit apartment tower that is part of the $400 million redevelopment project at the former site of the Nashville convention center.

His professional career began in 1985 at MSKTD & Associates in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he worked on a variety of institutional and commercial projects. After moving to Chicago in 1990, Tim joined Thomas Hickey & Associates as a staff architect on multi-family and single-family residential projects in the city and the North Shore. He later expanded his experience at Midland Studio in Oak Park, Illinois, working with Herman Miller on its Holland, Michigan corporate headquarters.

Professional activities include appearances as guest critic at Illinois Institute of Technology, Andrews University, Ball State University, Kansas State University, and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

EDUCATION
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, 1987

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois
Licensed Architect, State of Texas
Licensed Architect, State of Iowa
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member
Executive Advisory Board, College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University

Jeff Renterghem

JEFF RENTERGHEM

Partner, AIA, NCARB

Jeff joined Pappageorge Haymes Partners (PH) in 1994 and quickly became involved in some of the firm’s most celebrated work in Chicago including; Willow Court, Kinzie Park, Park Terrace, and Old Town Square. He later became the senior designer and project manager for Museum Park; the highly acclaimed, multiphased Chicago lakefront residential development comprising townhouse, mid-rise and high-rise components, including One Museum Park East, the third tallest all-residential tower in the United States and its companion building One Museum Park West. Other notable projects include; SouthShore, a $165 million luxury mixed-use riverfront project located in Newport, Kentucky; and the highly acclaimed University Commons, an adaptive re-use and historic renovation of six landmark buildings from warehouse structures into 929 residential loft condominiums.

Some of Jeff's work includes; Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront (formerly Hotel 71); an extensive rebranding of the flagship boutique hotel which included a full renovation of the exterior entrance, ground floor and lobby, the creation of a new restaurant and tavern, and the design of a new penthouse level with outdoor space, Arlington Downs; a $250 million mixed-use redevelopment in Arlington Heights, Illinois, which will include luxury high-rise residential apartments, hotels, retail and restaurants, Waihonua at Kewalo; a new 43-story, 345-unit luxury residential tower located in the epicenter of urban renewal in Honolulu, and The Collection; a mixed-use complex comprised of high-rise, mid-rise, and townhouse components in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Jeff began his professional career at CF Campbell Architects/Contractors, Detroit, Michigan, working as project architect on single-family projects. He later worked at Schervish Vogel Merz, P.C., Detroit, Michigan, and Garnet Cousins and Associates, Royal Oak, Michigan where he expanded his experience with multi-residential and entertainment facilities work. He moved to Chicago in 1993 and worked at Muller & Muller Architects as project architect on various public and commercial projects, including park renovation, athletic, and educational facilities before joining PH.

EDUCATION
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Master of Architecture, 1990
Lawrence Technological University at Southfield, Michigan, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1986

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois
Licensed Architect, State of Michigan
Licensed Architect, State of Hawaii
Licensed Architect, State of Massachusetts
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
Registered Energy Professional, City of Chicago

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member
Urban Land Institute (ULI), Member

Steven Rezabek

STEVEN REZABEK

Partner, AIA, LEED AP BD + C

Steve offers more than 33 years of experience managing a broad spectrum of work, ranging from publicly funded in-fill housing projects, to large-scale high-rise and mixed-use planned developments.

As senior project architect, Steve has played a leadership role in projects that have positively shaped and revitalized many urban neighborhoods in Chicago and the suburbs. Recent work includes; Oakley Square Apartments; a complete rehabilitation and renovation of an existing mixed-housing complex on Chicago’s Near West Side which provides 247 fully reappointed affordable housing units and amenity space for community and outreach functions, Cornerstone Apartments; part of an infill development of mixed-income apartments in the arts community of Washington Park on Chicago’s South Side, and Emerson Square; an award-winning two-phase redevelopment of a 5-acre former brownfield site that provides 60 new homes and apartments in Evanston.

Major work outside of Illinois includes; Buckhead, Atlanta; a multi-parcel, $700 million mixed-use development encompassing commercial, retail, and residential components in Georgia, and River Oaks District; a new 15-acre mixed-use destination within Houston’s Uptown-Galleria neighborhood in Texas.

Steve’s early career began in Denver, Colorado, where he worked at Engle Keiding Design Associates as an intern while attending undergraduate school. Shortly after earning his undergraduate degree, he returned to Chicago where he resumed his education and worked as a project designer on a variety of commercial assignments at MPS, Inc. He later expanded his experience at A.M. Kinney Associates in Evanston, Illinois, as project architect/designer for large corporate research facilities before joining Pappageorge Haymes Partners in 1987.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Architecture, 1983
Bachelor of Environmental Design, College of Environmental Design, University of Colorado, 1980

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois
Accredited Professional by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Building Design and Construction (LEED BD + C)
Registered Energy Professional, City of Chicago

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member

Kenneth Demuth

KENNETH DEMUTH

Partner, AIA

The firm’s most tenured partner, Ken offers unique expertise in the design and execution of technically complex projects, particularly in the category of adaptive re-use and historic renovation. His leadership on such projects as, The Midway Technology Center, the Armour Institute, Stewart School Lofts, the Motley School Apartments, the Peabody School Apartments, Residences at 202 E. Walton, ARC at Old Colony, Infinite at Steger Gibbons Apartments, Metropolitan Tower (Chicago), The Buckingham, and the LEED® Platinum Pomeroy Apartments, has been recognized with such distinguished awards as the J. Timothy Anderson Award for Historic Rehabilitation, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award, the Urban Land Institute Chicago’s Vision Award, and the Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence.

Early in his career, Ken was a part of the original Donohue Studio Group in Printer’s Row, founded by Harry Weese in 1977. He later worked with many local architects and artists, including: Holabird & Root, Ken Schroeder, Baus & Dring, Verginio Ferrari, and Robert Gordon. Prior to joining PH, Ken worked at H.S. Nathan & Associates as an engineering consultant specializing in electrical reconstruction and code compliance.

Ken presently serves an advisory panel to the AIA & City of Chicago that reviews building code and policy. He co-chaired the Existing Buildings Technical Working Group serving the City of Chicago Code Modernization effort in 2019. Additionally, he sits on the local Revere Park Advisory Council and is a member of the Spring Creek Stewards of Barrington actively working to restore 4000 acres of historic prairie. Presentations and Lectures include events for Landmarks Illinois, American Institute of Architects, Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Open House Chicago, the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the Barrington White House.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor of Architecture, 1982

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois
Registered Energy Professional, City of Chicago

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member
Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, Member
Landmarks Illinois RealEstate Business Investment Council, Member
AIA Chicago and The City of Chicago, Department of Buildings Working Group, Member
Advisory Board for the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies in Mount Carroll, IL
Revere Park Advisory Council, Chicago, IL, Secretary
Spring Creek Stewards, Member

David A. Haymes

DAVID A. HAYMES

Founding Partner, AIA

As co-founder and principal of Pappageorge Haymes Partners, David has played a significant role in the firm’s expansion by contributing both design expertise and unique business acumen. As Chief Operations Officer, he oversees all major administrative activities, including asset management, contractual negotiations, and staff development, while being responsible for the coordination and design of some of the firm’s most ambitious architectural projects.

He has been widely regarded for his work as the principal-in-charge on such award-winning work in Chicago as; Museum Park at Central Station; the complex, multi-phase development that includes nearly 3,000 residential units encompassed within twelve high-rise buildings and multiple townhouse configurations, The Pomeroy Apartments; the adaptive re-use/renovation of a vintage apartment building that achieved LEED® Platinum Certification and became the Chicago Housing Authority’s flagship senior living center, University Commons; the residential loft conversion and historic renovation of six landmark buildings formerly comprising the city’s wholesale fresh produce marketplace, Metropolitan Tower; the ambitious adaptive re-use project that transformed an obsolete office building into a mixed-use facility integrating retail, parking spaces and luxury residential condominiums at a downtown site overlooking Grant and Millennium parks, and Infinite Apartments; the adaptive re-use/renovation of three historic commercial buildings into a mixed-use student housing and retail complex at the center of Chicago’s largest higher education campus.

Projects outside of Chicago include; Waihonua at Kewalo; a modern 43-story, 345-unit luxury residential tower located in the epicenter of urban renewal in Honolulu, Hawaii, The Collection; an innovative multi-phase, mixed-use development comprised of high-rise, mid-rise, and townhouse components in Honolulu, Hawaii, and SouthShore; a luxury high-rise condominium complex in Newport, Kentucky.

David is actively involved with various professional organizations and makes regular appearances as guest lecturer and panelist at conferences and symposia. Speaking engagements have included, Roosevelt University Chicago School of Real Estate, Fair Housing Amendment Act Conference, Annual Real Estate Conference (Illinois CPA Society), and National AIA Conference on Housing.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor of Architecture, James Scholar, 1978

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois
Licensed Architect, State of Minnesota

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member
Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC), Member
Adjunct (Former) Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago

George Pappageorge

GEORGE PAPPAGEORGE

Founding Partner, NCARB, FAIA

As Founding Partner, George has been the guiding spirit behind the firm’s signature aesthetic and divergent body of work since 1981. At the age of 39, he earned the distinction of being one of the youngest members to be elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. Under his leadership the firm’s work has won national acclaim for its transformative influence and has garnered numerous awards for design excellence.

Early in his career, he worked in Chicago as a designer and urban planner while learning the rigor of residential development through several small projects with David Haymes. By 1981, when both were in their late 20’s, he and Haymes decided to start their own firm. The firm’s innovative work on such projects as City Commons, Embassy Club and Willow Court inspired a new architectural language, expanding the growth of a new urbanism in neighborhoods both at home and in cities outside the Chicago area.

Known for his collaborative leadership style, creative design approach and genuine passion for improving the quality of life in urban environments, George continues to fuel the commitment of the firm’s new generation of talent. He provides design oversight on large-scale planning and significant residential, mixed-use and retail projects in locations throughout the United States. He has been named in Crain’s Chicago Business “Who’s Who in Chicago” each year since 2015.

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor of Architecture, 1978

ACTIVE LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, State of Michigan
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Fellow
Adjunct (former) Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago