A Second Generation of Leadership

Our Principals

A Second Generation of Leadership

Our Principals

Stephen L. Schoch, AIA, LEED®AP BD+C

Managing Principal / Director of Housing

As Managing Principal, Steve’s dedication and influence on the staff has helped to establish the firm’s leadership in the fields of mixed-use/mixed-income developments, neighborhood revitalization, and affordable and supportive housing for nearly three decades.

Eugene Schiavo, AIA, PP, AICP, LEED®AP

Principal / Director of Asset Preservation

As a Principal at K&A and Director of Preservation, Geno’s leadership reflects decades of experience and an approach to architectural design that is firmly rooted in a philosophy of sustainable design fused with a healthy respect for the past and a practical eye toward designing for the future.

Mary M. Johannesen, AIA, LEED®AP

Principal / Director of Senior Living

Mary is a Principal at K&A and Director of our Senior Living studio. Her attention to detail and her comprehensive knowledge regarding all aspects of designing successful environments for seniors has allowed the firm to become an industry leader in the marketplace.

Roger Keyser, AIA

Principal / Director of Student Housing

As a principal of K&A and Director of Student Housing, Roger has been a champion of design excellence in everything he does. As our lead designer, his experience spans a wide array of typologies from housing and urban revitalization to commercial, healthcare and higher education.

Stephen Finkelman, PE, LEED®AP, CEM

Principal / Director of Engineering

With over 40 years of experience, Steve is a Principal and Director of Engineering at K&A, leading our team of engineers and energy specialists. His attention to detail and high standards for performance drive his commitment to delivering quality design and services to our clients.

Claire A. Van Haren

Principal / Director of Interior Design

As a Principal and Director of the firm’s Interior Design studio, Claire is responsible for monitoring and controlling project resources in order to ensure that schedule and budget are maintained as well as managing every aspect of the interior design phases of any job.

Alkesh Taylor, PE, LEED®AP BD+C

Principal / Engineer

A Principal at K&A, Alkesh serves as a senior project manager responsible for managing and coordinating the day-to-day planning and design of the firm’s engineering and energy-related efforts. A successful team leader, his knowledge spans a variety of market sectors.

Matthew Bartner, AIA, LEED®AP BD+C

Principal / Director of Operations

A Principal and Director of Operations at K&A, Matt brings over twenty five years of both energy and experience to bear on projects of all sizes and typologies, and has a passion for integrating elements of energy-efficiency and sustainable design into every project which he is a part.

A Talented & Professional Staff

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The Next Generation of Leaders

Associates & Directors

The Next Generation of Leaders

Associates & Directors

Ray Rebilas, AIA

Senior Associate

A Senior Associate and Senior Project Manager, with over 35 years of experience, Ray’s primary professional focus has been on the Senior Living market sectors, including assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, as well as large-scale institutional projects.

Susan Nurge, AIA, LEED®AP BD+C

Senior Associate

A Senior Associate, Susan is one of our in-house experts in the interpretation and application of building and accessibility codes. Her broad portfolio allows clients to navigate the permitting and construction documentation process without losing sight of their original goal.

Milton Smith, RA

Senior Associate

As Senior Associate at K&A, Milton’s attention to detail and comprehensive design evaluations make him a valuable member of K&A’s management team. He is an expert in providing project management, cost estimating and specification-writing.

Keith Peacock, AIA, NCARB

Senior Associate

A Senior Associate and Project Manager, Keith brings an extensive knowledge of all aspects of architectural design and construction administration for large-scale, multi-phased projects. He is highly mindful of schematic concepts, code requirements and sustainable details.

Maria Carrion-Georges

Associate

Maria is an Associate at K&A and has focused her architectural skills on work for non-profit agencies and organizations, with extensive experience working with community stakeholder groups, as well as local organizations to develop successful design solutions.

Christopher J. Panella

Associate

An Associate, Chris leads the design and construction of affordable housing for seniors and families, and neighborhood community centers. He is deeply committed to revitalization and improving the lives of residents in their neighborhoods and communities.

Claudia Bitran, PP, AICP

Associate

Claudia is an Associate with K&A and leads the firm’s Planning studio. A native of Brazil, she started her career as an architect and urban planner developing neighborhood revitalization plans for underserved communities throughout her hometown of Sao Paulo.

Tammy Schiavo, AIA

Associate

An Associate at K&A with nearly three decades of experience in the architectural design field, Tammy brings a comprehensive and diverse array of skills to every project she works on, with one of her primary roles serving as Quality Control and Reviewer.

Andrea Garland, RA, LEED®AP BD+C

Associate

Andrea is an Associate and a Project Architect at K&A with over fifteen years of experience. She has worked on a wide variety of residential typologies, with a strong passion and professional focus on the design of affordable, senior, and student housing.

Ryan Wolfe, PE

Associate

With over a decade of experience designing plumbing and fire protection systems, Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge to K&A’s in-house engineering group. An Associate and project engineer, Ryan has had opportunity to design for a wide variety of building typologies.

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