SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK and CHICAGO (Feb. 26, 2019) — Huntsman Architectural Group announces the designation of a new leadership tier: Rene Calara, Frédéric Côté, Nicole Everett, Karen Feltham, Tiana Taylor, Andrew Volckens, and Alison Woolf have been named Associate Principals. “In order to promote broader leadership participation and ensure the continued success of the firm, we are recognizing senior team members who have been shaping our practice and enhancing Huntsman’s reputation as a strategic creative partner for today’s leading organizations,” shares President and CEO Sascha Wagner, AIA FIIDA LEED AP.
Rene Calara has been the lead architect on significant projects for Uber, Google, McKesson, Argonaut, and Shorenstein. He is dedicated to excellence in both the big picture and in the details and is a thoughtful mentor to emerging professionals as well contributing to our community by leading many of the firm’s philanthropy initiatives.
Frédéric Côté is an experienced designer, architect, and project manager for clients including Pixar, Dolby, Google, Emerson Collective, and Lucasfilm. Bringing his multi-faceted experience to each project, he is also committed to evolving Huntsman’s technical standards and project delivery process and to exploring ways to improve the firm’s collaboration with clients.
Nicole Everett is a passionate and effective project manager, currently spearheading the firm’s largest project, Uber’s Mission Bay 3 & 4 Campus and having led the design on projects for Deutsche Telekom, Piper Jaffray, YouTube, and several commercial landlords. A Certified Interior Designer and LEED Accredited Professional, her background in business management underscores her strong client advocacy and ability to build lasting relationships.
Karen Feltham is a senior designer, project manager, and workplace strategist for clients including McKesson, Kaiser Permanente, Wildcat Venture Partners, YouTube, and Sequoia Consulting. Karen is NCIDQ certified and both LEED and WELL accredited. Her focus on sustainability and wellness for people and the planet is integral to Huntsman’s mission.
Tiana Taylor is focused on supporting the commercial leasing process from both a landlord and tenant perspective. Her clients include Rockhill Management, Commonwealth Partners, Disney, Lucasfilm, and Forbes Media. A consummate mentor, Tiana is also an active member in AIA and NOMA, and the International Facility Management Association.
Andrew Volckens helped launch Huntsman’s Chicago office in 2016 and has been successfully building the firm’s Midwest presence. A registered Architect, Andrew is the Managing Director of the firm’s Chicago office where he has been spearheading projects for Golub, Tishman Speyer, Artisan Partners, Relativity, and Tarkett.
Alison Woolf has led the design on award-winning projects for Uber, Dolby, Tolleson, Argonaut, and YouTube. A LEED Accredited Professional, Alison seeks to create inspiring environments that authentically reflect a client’s mission. She has also focused on internships, recruiting, employee integration, and staff development for the firm.
About Huntsman Architectural Group
Founded in 1981, Huntsman Architectural Group is an award-winning 110+ person architecture, interior design, and consulting firm with offices in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago focused on elevating the human experience by designing meaningful places that connect, sustain, and inspire. www.huntsmanag.com.