Huntsman Architectural Group Expands Design Staff

NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO – Huntsman Architectural Group announces new additions to its New York and San Francisco offices.  These new team members expand Huntsman’s ability to meet the diverse real estate needs of its clients and help them meet the challenges and opportunities of the new economy.  Contributing to the firm’s strength in commercial interiors and building renovation, these individuals also add to its expertise in healthcare, mission-critical, residential, institutional, and higher education architecture and interior design.

With more than 27 years as an architect, Scott Brady, AIA LEED AP joins Huntsman’s San Francisco office as a Project Director focusing on healthcare, mission critical, and infrastructure projects. He has led the design and management of large-scale, mission critical facility projects ranging from data centers to hospitals and has coordinated emergency power and UPS systems as well as interfacing with OSHPD. Scott is also experienced in project delivery methods such as Integrated Project Delivery and Lean Construction, which was utilized for a new Sutter Health Medical Office Building project in Sacramento. Additionally, Scott has overseen new construction and renovation projects for AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, and Ellis Partners and recently completed a master planning study for the Blood Centers of the Pacific.

As Director of Architecture for Huntsman’s New York office, Olaf Coerper, AIA has led ground-up construction and renovation projects of commercial, mixed-use, and institutional buildings, private residences, and public spaces.  Throughout his 14 year architectural profession, he has served as project architect for various corporate headquarter offices located within Sony Center Berlin, a large-scale mixed-use urban renewal project.  His other projects include the renovation of a therapeutic rooftop garden for the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, a tenant space  at 2 Grand Central Tower, and the renovation of public area amenities at the landmark Belnord Apartments.

With over 12 years of experience in the interior design profession, Andrea Hurtado joins the New York office as a Senior Designer.  Her work is characterized by the dynamics of human interaction. She enjoys designing environments that people inhabit, and she strives to imbue each space with distinctive emotions in order to create a unique user experience.  Andrea’s experience encompasses corporate and retail projects, along with a substantial portfolio of headquarters and regional offices for leading law and financial service firms.  Her recent projects include office designs for GfK HealthCare, Aptalis Pharma, and Northern Trust as well as the corporate headquarters and retail stores for Tiffany & Co.

Florena Nemteanu has 10 years of experience in the interior design profession and adds to the San Francisco team. With extensive knowledge in FF&E sourcing, Florena is well versed in developing workplace designs for corporate and government office, hospitality, and higher education facilities.  She recently developed new standards for a division of the U.S. Coast Guard, which has now implemented the standards throughout its real estate portfolio across the country.  Florena’s current projects include a large-scale office relocation for the County of San Mateo, a relocation of Kaiser Permanente’s IT department, and an interior renovation for the City of Palo Alto’s Department of Public Works and Fire Department.

New to the San Francisco office, Andrew Volckens brings more than 10 years of experience as an architectural designer working on public sector, higher education, residential, mixed-use, restaurant, and retail projects.  He was part of the design team that devised the NEST House, the first self-contained, expandable prefab house transported for disaster relief housing aimed to be used globally. The design won a 2009 Progressive Architecture Citation Award and a 2009 AIA San Francisco Honor Award.  For BOK Modern, Andrew designed a sustainable and affordable metal railing for use in building applications.  His portfolio of recent projects includes the Essex Hollywood mixed-use development, a modernization of and addition to an historic carriage house in New York, and a building renovation design for 200 California Street in San Francisco.

Stephanie Schreiber, IIDA CID LEED AP ID+C specializes in planning, design, and furniture selection and coordination and joins the New York office. Stephanie brings a holistic approach to design and sees the role as designer as one that bridges the technical and the creative.  Her portfolio includes corporate, educational, institutional, and residential projects and clients such as Disney, ESPN, Barnard College, and Signature Bank.  Stephanie has also worked on two recent LEED Platinum certified projects: an office renovation for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and SAP Americas’ headquarters expansion.

Melody Schumacher, LEED AP ID+C joins the San Francisco office and brings over 20 years of experience in interior design.  An innovative designer, she has a proven track record of producing exceptional results within strict budgetary and schedule constraints. Her work for high tech clients has helped establish new FF&E product specifications to meet corporate environmental and sustainability criteria. Melody has also worked extensively on healthcare, retail, and hospitality, and residential projects.  Her body of project work includes the Mount Zion Adult Day Health Center, the San Diego Design Center, and offices for Lewis PR.

With 10 years of experience in architecture, Daniel Kunzmann specializes in project management and planning for healthcare, government, and university facilities. A new addition to the San Francisco office, he has worked with numerous local building and planning departments to relay current and changing code requirements to his clients and project teams.  Daniel also provides quality control oversight on projects, which he has performed on the Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego and the Student Recreation Center at UC Riverside.  His work also includes new building and renovation projects for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, California Pacific Medical Center, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and the California Department of General Services.

Kate Berezich, IIDA CID joins the San Francisco office as a project designer.  Her portfolio includes corporate office projects for Logitech and other leading high tech companies in the Bay Area.  Kate has worked on tenant improvements for the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati throughout their West Coast offices.  Her academic work includes the Butte College Student Services Center and on several projects for the Folsom Cordova Unified School District such as the new Mather Morrison Joint-Use Library and the District’s new Education Service Center, which received LEED Silver certification.  Her additional experience with LEED projects includes the Sacramento Housing Redevelopment Agency corporate office, the College of San Mateo Student Services/Faculty Administration Building, and the West Los Angeles Community College Athletic Complex.  Kate is also accomplished in the design of restaurant, retail, and residential projects.

Vincent Hoffmann brings over 20 years of experience as a designer of healthcare, commercial and telecommunications facilities to the San Francisco office.   His experience with healthcare facilities includes the design of medical office buildings, CT and MRI rooms, emergency power systems, and interior tenant improvements.  Vincent’s portfolio consists of a 13-bed triage unit for Saint Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, emergency generator modifications for Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, and a series of infrastructure upgrades for AT&T switching and plant facilities throughout Northern California.  Currently, Vince is working on interior remodels in Kaiser Napa’s medical office building and base building improvements at Embarcadero Center in San Francisco.

Founded in 1981, Huntsman Architectural Group is an award-winning 80-person architecture, interior design, and consulting firm with offices in New York and San Francisco. The firm’s recent work includes corporate offices for Fidessa, FXDD, and Lek Securities and an interior renovation of NYU’s Stern School of Business in New York.  In the Bay Area, recent projects include an office expansion for the County of San Mateo, new headquarters for TRX Training, and on-call architectural services for the California Department of General Services. For more information, please visit www.huntsmanag.com.

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