April 15, 2024

Architecture / Design / Engineering

AiC Architecture, Tampa

Camila Sainz de la Peña, IIDA, NCIDQ, has recently been promoted to Partner of AIC Architecture. Camila has led as Studio Director for the past several years and also serves as a mentor to junior staff. She has a Bachelor's Degree in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University and a Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design. Read more »
Published on 1/24/2024


Santiago (Sandy) Amores was named South Florida local business leader at WSP, a leading engineering, environment and professional services consultancy managing some of Florida's most complex infrastructure projects for clients including FDOT, Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and Florida's Turnpike Enterprise. Based in Miami, Amores will work throughout South Florida. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2023

TVS, Tampa

Ken Cowart has joined global architecture and interior design firm, TVS, as Principal of its Tampa office. Ken's addition to the firm complements the growing body of work that's currently underway in Florida and further demonstrates a commitment to provide remarkable design that matters to Floridians beyond traditional architecture. Read more »
Published on 9/27/2023

Ytech, Brickell, Miami

Ana Despres, a seasoned Creative Director specializing in Real Estate, drives Ytech's impressive brand identity. Her expertise has elevated the company's Art Direction to new heights. With 15+ years of experience, Ana excels at orchestrating visual identities, and steering art direction. She goes beyond mere brand exposure, crafting comprehensive digital strategies that yield tangible results. With a knack for Design Thinking, Ana adeptly navigates the complex landscape of business challenges, constantly pushing the envelope with groundbreaking ideas. Her career includes a notable stint at a prestigious New York branding firm, where she led projects such as 60 White, St. Regis Bahia Beach, Ocean Bleu, and Turnberry. Read more »
Published on 8/23/2023

Rhodes+Brito Architects Inc., Orlando

Rhodes+Brito Architects recently named Lori Godbold, AIA, NCARB, as a Project Manager with the firm. In this role, Godbold will lead and coordinate design teams in providing architectural design for various municipal projects in Central Florida and throughout the state. Read more »
Published on 7/19/2023

CHW Professional Consultants, Alachua

CHW Professional Consultants, a leading planning, ecological, surveying, engineering, landscape architecture, and construction services firm announces Anthony "Tony" Caggiano, Jr., PE, as Principal. With 14+ years of unique experience across diverse sectors, Tony will continue to lead the CEI department and foster CHW's strategic growth. Read more: bit.ly/TonyCaggiano Read more »
Published on 6/7/2023

CHW Professional Consultants, Alachua

CHW, a leading planning, ecological, surveying, engineering, landscape architecture, and construction services firm announces Laurie F. Hall, ASLA, PLA, ISA, as Principal. With a remarkable 17+ year career shaping the Southeastern US, Laurie will continue to lead CHW's Landscape Architecture department and foster CHW's strategic growth. Read more: bit.ly/LaurieHall Read more »
Published on 6/7/2023

CHW Professional Consultants, Alachua / Greater Gainesville Area

CHW Professional Consultants, a leading planning, ecological, surveying, engineering, landscape architecture, and construction firm, announces James Condon, PSM, as Director of Surveying + Mapping at our Southwest Florida office. With 33+ years' experience, James will lead the Ft. Myers office, enhancing our diverse service offerings in the region. Learn more: chw-inc.com Read more »
Published on 4/12/2023

Dix.Hite + Partners Inc., Longwood

Dix.Hite + Partners - a leading landscape architecture firm based in Longwood - today announced the appointment of Kody Smith, PLA to Chief Executive Officer. In his role as CEO, Smith will oversee implementation of Dix.Hite's Blue Sky Vision and strategic plan. Kody is known for his intense respect and passion for the environment and culture of the places he designs. Read more »
Published on 3/22/2023

CHW Professional Consultants, Alachua

CHW welcomes Dave Dagostino, PSM, as Shareholder and Vice President and announces its expanded presence in Southwest Florida with the acquisition of Dagostino Geospatial. This expansion will create a comprehensive network of integrated services, allowing us to better serve the community with a strong team of surveying and ecological services staff. Learn more: chw-inc.com Read more »
Published on 2/1/2023

The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects, Tallahassee

AIA Florida, Tallahassee Beverly L. Frank, AIA, LEED AP, of Tampa, is the new president of AIA Florida. Frank is an architect whose work spans multiple universities, municipal and civic work, and projects for Tampa Bay Lightning. "Architects commit to building a world that is more beautiful and more resilient," she said. "We are also entrusted with the health, safety, and welfare of our communities." Frank, a first generation Korean American, is the first graduate of the University of South Florida and the first Asian American woman to lead AIA Florida. AIA Florida, the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects, represents more than 3,900 members. Read more »
Published on 1/25/2023

CHW Professional Consultants, Alachua

CHW Professional Consultants announces the addition of a new Ecological Services Department. Andy Woodruff joins CHW as Vice President + Sr. Ecologist, bringing 30+ years of ecological and environmental expertise to manage the department and staff, help drive business opportunities, and manage multiple ecological and environmental contracts with public and private clients. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2022

CHW Professional Consultants, Alachua

CHW welcomes Randall Olney PE, MBA, Director of Engineering, leading the Land Development department. Randy has 18+ years of engineering experience. His knowledge of land development and entitlement processes will enable him to lead our clients, projects, and staff, while providing strategic direction to significantly focus CHW's growth for the land development team. Read more »
Published on 8/9/2022

Barge Design Solutions Inc., Nashville

Barge elected two new members to the Board of Directors at their 2022 Annual Meeting: Doug Hooker and Ben Adams. Doug Hooker, one of the firm's three external board members, has been a prominent leader in both the public and private sectors, recently retiring after 10 years serving as Executive Director of the Atlanta Regional Commission. Ben Adams, PE, joined Barge in 2013 and is a Vice President leading the company's Client Service function in the Georgia market. Ben and Doug join current board members Bob Higgins, Shannon Lambert, Steve Edwards, Dan McConville, Chris Provost, Nancy Schultz, and Carrie Stokes. Barge Design Solutions, Inc., is an engineering and architecture firm with diverse in-house multi-disciplinary practice areas. Read more »
Published on 6/6/2022

CHW Professional Consultants, Alachua/Greater Gainesville

CHW announces the promotion of Kevin Smith, PSM, CH, to Director of Surveying + Mapping. Kevin has over 11 years of experience managing civil + utility construction projects, subsurface utility engineering, and hydrographic survey operations. Kevin will help lead our expansion into new markets and technologies by streamlining scheduling and onboarding new scanning systems. Read more »
Published on 3/21/2022

CHW Professional Consultants, Alachua

CHW promotes Aaron Hickman, PSM, CQM to Vice President leading Surveying + Mapping. Aaron's career with CHW spans 20 years growing + managing the team and expanding CHW's services offering. Aaron will be an integral part of the team overseeing our growth whilst leading the team, operations, client relations, and expansion into new markets. Read more »
Published on 2/23/2022

Universal Engineering Sciences, Orlando

Universal Engineering Sciences appointed Michael Dear as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Dear is an experienced finance leader with 30 years of global expertise in engineering services and construction. He most recently served as CFO for PLH Group. Prior to that, he worked at John Wood Group. Originally from Scotland, Mike is a six-time World Pipe Band Champion. Read more »
Published on 1/25/2022

AIA Florida, Tallahassee

Lourdes Solera, FAIA, of Miami, is the new president of AIA Florida. She is a third-generation owner at architecture, planning and interiors firm M.C. Harry Associates. "AIA Florida provides opportunities for mentorship, learning, leadership skills, advocacy and much more," Solera said. She is a Cuban who was raised in Panama and Mississippi, and a graduate of Mississippi State. "We are fortunate to have Lourdes' insightful leadership at this critical juncture in the practice of architecture in Florida," AIA Florida Executive Vice President/CEO Becky Magdaleno, CAE, said. "She is a tireless advocate for our membership." AIA Florida, the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects, represents more than 3,900 members. Read more »
Published on 1/3/2022

American Institute of Architects, Tallahassee

Becky Magdaleno is the new Executive Vice President and CEO of AIA Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/6/2021

FINFROCK, South Florida

Design-builder FINFROCK is expanding the company's South Florida presence with the construction of precast concrete manufacturing facilities and administrative offices in Belle Glade. As business development director with more than a decade of experience, Scott Zdroik will lead this South Florida expansion through client outreach and strategic partnerships. Read more »
Published on 8/3/2021

TLP Engineering Consultants, Orlando

Yassi Myers, PE, President of TLP, was appointed to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Read more »
Published on 7/20/2021

CHW Professional Consultants, Jacksonville

Cody Cash has joined CHW's Transportation Engineering team as Project Manager, bringing experience in roadway & geometric design, plans production, and digital delivery processes for FDOT and other governmental entities. Cody will manage projects while assisting in the growth of CHW's professional services and client relations in the Northeast Florida Region. Read more »
Published on 6/7/2021

CHW Professional Consultants, Gainesville

CHW welcomes James "Jim" K. Harriott Jr., PE, Director of Engineering, leading our Transportation department. Jim has over 25 years of engineering experience, bringing his wealth of knowledge in public transportation. His extensive management experience and history of guiding multi-disciplined teams make him a key team leader for the transportation engineering department. Read more »
Published on 5/10/2021

Baker Barrios Architects Inc., Orlando

Baker Barrios Architects welcomes Wanly Parra, R.A., NCARB to our team! Wanly will be Associate Principal and Co-Practice Leader of our Entertainment and Hospitality Market. His 21 years of experience, most recently as senior facility design manager for Universal Orlando Resort will bring consistent quality and standards to our team and clients. Read more »
Published on 1/18/2021

Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects, Tallahassee

Ignacio Reyes, AIA, NCARB, is the president of the 3,9000-member Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects. Reyes, son of Cuban immigrants, of West Palm Beach, has practiced architecture for more than 25 years. He is the vice president and chief development officer at LEO A DALY. "I believe architecture plays a fundamental role in culture, whether by responding to a particular cultural experience or helping to shape new cultural expressions," he said. "The architecture of ancient societies helps us gain insight into its people's culture in profound ways, perhaps more than any artifact. To a great extent, we are what we build." AIA Florida members are dedicated to shaping Florida's future through excellent architecture. Read more »
Published on 1/18/2021

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