Huntsman Architectural Group Announces Four Associate Promotions

Huntsman Architectural Group announces four promotions in the firm’s San Francisco and New York offices. Promotions include two senior associates – Sandra Tripp and Shauneille Foster and two associates – Andrew Volckens and Tiana Taylor. “Each of these individuals demonstrates a commitment to our firm’s efforts to foster long-term partnerships,” shares President and CEO Sascha Wagner, IIDA CID LEED AP. “Their leadership, passion, and creativity strengthen the value we bring our clients, and they have all had an impact on our evolving practice.”

As managing director of the firm’s New York office, Sandra Tripp, NCIDQ IIDA LEED AP oversees business operations, manages the design direction of key projects, and is active in business development efforts.  Sandy approaches the practice of interior design with a focus on translating client goals into functional, sustainable, and branded built environments.  This perspective has been at the core of her work, which includes developing new workplace strategies for Aquent in its Boston headquarters, Moody’s information technology group in New York, and Google in its New York campus, in addition to building repositioning for Vanbarton Group in both New York and San Francisco.  Throughout her 25 year career, she has worked on a wide range of projects with clients including financial services, technology, media, healthcare, and retail companies. Sandy received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY and joined Huntsman in 2014.

An asset to the firm’s operations, Shauneille Foster oversees the administrative department and the facilities for the San Francisco office.  She assists the management team with administering ESOP and 401(k) plans. Additionally, Shauneille coordinates human resource efforts including recruitment, orientation for new employees, health insurance, and the firm’s wellness program. Shauneille has 16 years of experience as an office operations manager and has also worked in finance and accounting roles in architecture firms.  She prides herself on the ability to motivate staff through the use of humor and a positive attitude, while consistently promoting a high level of performance.  Shauneille holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration specializing in Operations Management from California State University Hayward and joined the firm in 2007.

A member of Huntsman since 2011, Andrew Volckens brings 14 years of experience as an architect working in corporate interiors, higher education, residential, hospitality, and retail. His recent projects include the headquarters expansion for YouTube in San Bruno, a campus master plan for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, new headquarters for Digital Insight in Redwood City, and a building renovation design for 200 California Street in San Francisco. Andrew was part of the design team that devised the NEST House, the first self-contained, expandable prefab house transported for disaster relief housing globally. The design won a 2009 Progressive Architecture Citation Award and a 2009 AIA San Francisco Honor Award.

Bringing 15 years of experience in architecture and interior design, Tiana Taylor, Associate AIA joined Huntsman in 2012 and has become an integral team member and project manager working with building owners and property managers.  Her current work includes building architectural services for 600 California Street in San Francisco, where she is also leading the design efforts for Federal Home Loan Bank’s office renovation.  Tiana’s portfolio includes base building and tenant services for One California Street, 180 Howard Street, and 100 Pine Street, all in San Francisco, as well as Bay Center Offices in Emeryville. She is an executive board member of the San Francisco chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, a professional organization focused on promoting diversity and career development.  In this role, Tiana plans educational programs and mentors minority students interested in the design and construction professions.

About Huntsman Architectural Group
Founded in 1981, Huntsman Architectural Group is an award-winning 95+ person architecture, interior design, and consulting firm with offices in New York and San Francisco focused on the transformative power of design to enhance well-being, culture, and productivity. The firm’s current Bay Area work includes collaborative workplaces for Weebly, Xoom, and Next 15 Communications Group, as well as a renovation of the building lobby at 50 California Street – all in San Francisco.  The firm’s recent work in New York includes corporate offices for Coffee America, IPsoft, Lek Securities, and interior renovations of NYU’s Stern School of Business. For more information, please visit www.huntsmanag.com.

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