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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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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

Wayne Chubb honored as one of 20 under 40!

Congratulations to Vice President Wayne Chubb who was awarded the ICSC CenterBuild’s 20 Under 40 awards program, which recognizes rising architects and designers showing leadership and dedication to their firms and communities. A ceremony was held to celebrate the honorees on December 3 at the Centerbuild Conference held in Phoenix, AZ . During the conference, Wayne was also a panelist on a roundtable discussion titled “Don’t Get Cast Away: Strategies for Successful Island Retail Developments,” which highlighted his experience in creating destination retail developments.