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February 28, 2018

HKS Announces Three Promotions in Detroit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2018

HKS Announces Promotions

(DETROIT) – HKS rewards outstanding performance, drive and ambition with the promotion of the following individuals in the Detroit office.

Kendall Ruhberg, AIA, LEED AP, was promoted to associate principal; Steve Stroman, IIDA, LEED AP, was promoted to vice president; and Jacqueline Colaianni, WELL AP, was promoted to associate.

Ruhberg is a project manager with experience managing large, complex design teams. He is a registered architect in Michigan and a graduate of Lawrence Technological University.

Stroman is a senior interior design with over 24 years of experience with healthcare and hospitality projects. He is a graduate of Lawrence Technological University.

Colaianni is an architect with experience in healthcare and commercial project. She is a WELL Accredited Professional and a graduate of The University of Michigan.

HKS, Inc. is a team of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. The firm has nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions. HKS has a dedicated research team that digs deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes for everyone. In everything HKS does, it is mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.

For more information, contact Judy Little at jlittle@hksinc.com

Categories: AIA Detroit News  
February 6, 2018

President’s Letter: February 2018

 2018 AIAD Programs Promote Diverse Professionals, Perspectives, and Paths

What will the City of Detroit and the architecture profession look like in the years to come?

If the excitement of the young visionaries in our first-ever K-8 outreach program are any indication, we will all be in great hands! This past Friday, February 2nd, we welcomed over 40 students from the Center for Success, and representatives of several City of Detroit departments, to the Butzel Family Rec Center in Islandview for the conclusion of the first iteration of Architecture Building Communities: Detroit [ABC:D]. I had the opportunity to see these young students, ranging from first through fifth grade, present their big plans for not only their neighborhood, but the broader community at-large to a panel of city officials. Fueled by young energy, unfiltered creativity, and a bit of sugar, each team presented their ideas for Butzel and the surrounding neighborhood of Islandview, addressing issues like adaptive reuse, new development, and streetscape placemaking. (more…)

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