Principal Keith Peacock, AIA, AAA Principal Geno Schiavo, AIA, PP Senior Associate Susan Nurge, AIA, LEED®AP BD+C Principal Stephen Finkelman, PE, LEED®AP, CEM Principal Alkesh Taylor, PE, LEED®AP Associate Claudia Bitran, PP, AICP Associate Ryan Wolfe, PE Senior Associate Keith Peacock, AIA, AAA Our People Our People The Principals, Associates and Directors of K&A The Principals, Associates and Directors of K&A
A Second Generation of Leadership

Our Principals

A Second Generation of Leadership

Our Principals

Matthew Bartner, AIA, LEED®AP BD+C

Managing Principal

As Managing Principal at K&A, Matt is responsible for maintaining the firm’s position as a leader of integrated design services across key markets and verticals. Matt and the executive leadership team are particularly focused on growth in the affordable and student housing sectors, where K&A already has a sizable presence, as well as increasing the firm’s presence in other key markets.

Stephen L. Schoch, AIA, LEED®AP

Principal / Director of Housing

As Principal and Director of Housing, Steve has provided leadership in the fields of mixed-use/mixed-income developments, neighborhood revitalization, and affordable and supportive housing for more than 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


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.

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 / Senior 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.

Keith Peacock, AIA, NCARB

Principal / Director of Firm Technology

As a Principal, 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.

A Talented & Professional Staff

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The Next Generation of Leaders

Associates & Directors

The Next Generation of Leaders

Associates & Directors

Andrea Garland, RA, LEED®AP

Senior Associate

Andrea is a Senior Associate and a Project Architect at K&A with over twenty 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

Senior 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. A Senior Associate and project engineer, Ryan has had opportunity to design for a wide variety of building typologies.

Jason M. Lutz, AIA, NCARB

Senior Associate

Jason M. Lutz, AIA, is a licensed architect with oversight of the Student Housing studio, leading all of the studio’s projects with a high level of professionalism, expertise, and quality.

Claudia Bitran, PP, AICP

Senior Associate / Director of Planning

Claudia leads the Planning studio here at K&A. 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.

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 of knowledge and technical oversight positioned her to become head of K&A’s Quality Assurance / Quality Control Department.

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.

Christopher J. Panella


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.

Tammy Schiavo, AIA


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.

Al DeLuca, RA, LEED® AP

Associate / Director of Project Services

Al has been with K&A for over 13 years leading design and construction across a wide variety of project typologies. Ever seeking to improve the quality of our work, with a targeted emphasis on consistency and efficiency to improve our project delivery process, Al is addressing these challenges as our Director of Project Services.

Nina Simonetti, AIA


Nina Simonetti is a licensed architect with over twenty years of experience. She is a well-organized leader with steadfast attention to detail. Nina brings a broad knowledge of building technology, building codes, accessibility standards, and construction processes to the work she undertakes at K&A.

Rich Carbone

Senior Director of Business Strategy

With over 20 years of strategic marketing and business development experience in the A/E/C industry, Rich is responsible for strategies to further K&A’s growth opportunities, marketing, and brand identity as Senior Director of Business Strategy.

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