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Hobbs+Black Architects Announces 2019 Staff Promotions

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Ann Arbor, MI - Hobbs+Black Architects Announces 2019 Staff Promotions

Hobbs+Black Architects is pleased to announce the following staff promotions as we begin another successful year.

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Carolyn Corbett to Senior Associate (Ann Arbor, MI office)
As Senior Associate and an integral part of the Hobbs+Black team for over a decade, Carolyn’s workload currently includes new building construction for The University of Michigan Credit Union (Carpenter Road Branch), facility renovations at Centria Healthcare, and the new parish hall for St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. She has been instrumental in coordinating with project clients and all engineering disciplines to translate project and interior design into comprehensive contract documents for construction for a variety of religious, educational, retail, and work space projects. Additionally, her expertise in the bidding and negotiation process makes her a key associate during the life cycle of each project.

Carolyn’s past experience includes work on notable projects such as The Goddard School of Novi, Home Point Financial – Ann Arbor Headquarters, Plunkett Cooney Law Offices in Bloomfield, Fort Shelby Hotel, various projects at Macomb Community College, and Washtenaw Community College Student Center Building.

Dan Pierce, AIA, NCARB to Senior Associate (Ann Arbor, MI office)
After joining Hobbs+Black in 2015, Dan quickly proved himself a key player by providing support for team members during project development and construction phases. With the ability to adapt project scales from multi-million dollar commercial developments to house renovations, Dan has a plethora of major ventures on his resume that include RH Nashville, Partridge Creek: Cabin at the Creek, Bavarian Inn Cheese Haus, and LLamasoft Ann Arbor office fit-out.

Included in Dan’s skill set is the ability to navigate all phases of architectural design from the schematic phase to construction administration as well as project close-out. Additionally, his management of large sites with multiple buildings and varied building architecture has made him instrumental as a team member with current jobs that include Woodward Corners by Beaumont and RH locations in Edina and Columbus. His expertise in communicating client objectives and goals to ownership groups helps to achieve results for the client, and keeps information flowing to propel the project forward.  

ASSOCIATE

In the wake of continued growth and success, the following Hobbs+Black employees have been promoted to Associate:

Angel de la Calle Sanchez (Ann Arbor, MI office)

Kathryn Dobija (Ann Arbor, MI office)

Johanna Luke (Ann Arbor, MI office)

Josh Stasko (Ann Arbor, MI office)

Livius Zestrijan (Phoenix, AZ office)

Congratulations to all on a job well done and best wishes for continued success!

 

Photos available upon request. 

Learn more about the Hobbs+Black team at hobbs-black.com/team.

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About Hobbs+Black
Hobbs+Black Architects, founded in 1965, ranks among the top 300 architectural firms nationally. Hobbs+Black Architects offers a full range of architectural and interior design services and specializes in institutional work including hospitals, educational facilities, religious facilities and multi-family housing. With corporate headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI, Hobbs+Black Architects also operates regional offices in Lansing, MI and Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please visit hobbs-black.com.

Contact
Amanda Ciliberti
734.663.4189
aciliberti@hobbs-black.com

AIA Architecture Week 2018 - Spotlight: Nick Scarpone

National Architecture Week is here!

At Hobbs+Black, our dedicated and talented team of design professionals routinely bring ideas to life. During #ArchWeek18, we're taking this opportunity to introduce our key associates who make a shared vision reality.

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Getting to know the architects at Hobbs+Black

Nick Scarpone, AIA, NCARB, CSI

1. Who/what influenced your desire to become an architect?

My family would blame a set of Lego blocks for shaping my career goals toward architecture. At a very young age, my parents gave me a Lego set and found me so interested that it became “the gift of choice” for family and friends, which added to the my ability to spend long hours building ideas. Over the formative years expression continued through Lincoln Logs, an Erector Set, and Sky-Rail Monorail building set.

My closest cousin, Maria, who lived next door during this time, advises, “As a young child you were always curious as to how things were put together…and how they came apart. You always had this curiosity, an inquisitiveness which was much advanced for your age. Working carpentry projects with your Dad and Uncle fed into this natural ability.”
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2. How long have you been in the industry?

41 years this June.

3. Is there anything that inspires your work?

Organizing things has always been a prime tendency, but the sculptural and rustic quality of works by Le Corbusier have always been an inspiration. When the opportunity arises, I love the peaceful experience portrayed in Kyoto Zen Gardens – the importance of “entry” and the sequence of form experienced through movement.

4. Why did you decide to become an architect? What do you enjoy most about your chosen profession?

I became an architect because of my relentless inward need to organize and create, which is well expressed through the search to solve three-dimensional problems!

5. Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

My wife Connie and I love our two cats “Princess Misty” and “Prince Thaddeus”… hopefully we serve them well!




AIA Architecture Week 2018 - Spotlight: Wayne Chubb

National Architecture Week is here!

At Hobbs+Black, our dedicated and talented team of design professionals routinely bring ideas to life. During #ArchWeek18, we're taking this opportunity to introduce our key associates who make a shared vision reality.

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Getting to know the architects at Hobbs+Black

Wayne Chubb, AIA

1. Who/what influenced your desire to become an architect?

My parents and grandparents. Fortunate to have traveled often with them while growing up, I was exposed to architecture and people. It’s these experiences that opened my eyes to the built environment.

2. How long have you been in the industry?

This year marks 20 years since my first internship in architecture.

3. Is there anything that inspires your work?

Satisfied clients and seeing people experience the finished product.

4. Why did you decide to become an architect? What do you enjoy most about your chosen profession?

Architecture is the collaboration of art, history and engineering, all of which I enjoy. The thing I enjoy most about the profession is that there is never a repetitive day, each comes with a new client, a new project, and a new set of challenges.

5. Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I worked as a security guard at the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and was stationed at Centennial Park where the bombing went off. Luckily it was my night off, but was later interviewed by the FBI.




Hobbs+Black Announces the promotion of Thomas Chasty to Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 29, 2016

ANN ARBOR, MI – Hobbs+Black Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of Thomas (TJ) Chasty to Vice President of the Phoenix, AZ office, as of April 29, 2016. TJ first joined Hobbs+Black in 2004 and worked in the Ann Arbor office for 7 years, before volunteering to move to Arizona to help expand Hobbs+Black’s Phoenix office in 2011. TJ’s management of projects, and his understanding of contractual and code requirements coupled with a personable demeanor wins him the trust and respect of clients and coworkers alike. TJ has distinguished himself through his dedication, his service to his clients, and his long-term commitment to excellent work.  

Since being promoted to Associate Vice President in 2014, TJ has been the project manager or project architect on a variety of projects, large and small, and supervised project teams and consultants successfully. TJ was an instrumental component of the Tucson Medical Center (TMC) Orthopaedic and Surgical Tower. Currently he is Project Manager for the following: Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) ED/Lab Expansion, Sante at Westgate, and TMC Women’s Center Addition. During his years in the Ann Arbor office, he also worked on notable projects such as Mercy Memorial Hospital (Monroe), Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) Columbus Center, HFHS West Bloomfield Mainstreet, and City Creek Center.

In addition to the preceding, TJ has mentored numerous interns here at Hobbs+Black, and he is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Central Arizona Society for Healthcare Engineering.

Firm Information:
Hobbs+Black Architects, founded in 1965, ranks among the top 300 architectural firms nationally. Hobbs+Black Architects offers a full range of architectural and interior design services and specializes in institutional work including hospitals, educational facilities, religious facilities and multi-family housing.  With corporate headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI, Hobbs+Black Architects also operates regional offices in Lansing, MI and Phoenix, AZ 


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Project Photos available upon request. 

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please contact
Snezana [Sue] Stevanovic at 734-663-4189 or email at sstevanovic@hobbs-black.com