Hobbs+Black Architects Announces 2019 Staff Promotions


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.


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.  


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.


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.

Amanda Ciliberti