The award-winning architecture, planning, and historic preservation firm Page & Turnbull is building on its prominent success nationwide and in California’s largest markets with the elevation of senior-level personnel and newly added team members. On the heels of the firm’s opening of its fourth office, in San Jose, the promotions include director-level appointments for regional offices and specialized studios. Among those, Page & Turnbull is adding new team members to its notable Cultural Resources Planning Studio.
In the advancement of the firm’s senior team, architect James McLane, AIA, joins the company as director of technology, with top-level experience in a wide range of complex projects in California and internationally. As well, a senior expert in preservation technology, Lex F. Campbell, comes to Page & Turnbull with a background of leadership in building envelope technology and preservation.
Adding to the strength of Page & Turnbull’s leadership team are the elevations of Tara Ogle, AIA, LEED AP, to associate principal and director of the firm’s Architecture Studio, and James Mallery, AIA, LEED AP, to director of Page & Turnbull’s Los Angeles office. Mallery, who specializes in complex civic, corporate, adaptive reuse, and historical building projects, served as project architect for The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum that recently opened in his hometown of Riverside, California. Ogle has an international background in education, cultural, waterfront and parks projects, leading her teams to deliver exceptional projects from San Francisco to New York, Mexico, Ireland and South Korea.
Other key promotions include Christina Dikas, now director of the Cultural Resources Planning Studio, and David Roccosalva, director of marketing and business development, who becomes associate principal.
“The rise of our senior team’s members is a testament to their commitment to superior leadership in architectural excellence and historic preservation,” says principal and firm president Peter Birkholz, AIA, LEED AP. “It has been very rewarding to build on our team’s valuable guidance and the success of our firmwide strategies by elevating people who are essential in making them happen.”
In addition to elevating senior staff, Page & Turnbull has expanded its team of specialized historians, architects and designers, furthering the firm’s continuing success in architecture, historic preservation, and adaptive reuse work.
New cultural resource planners round out the firm’s growing Cultural Resources Planning Studio and its dominance in historic research and analysis, bringing in the architectural historians Walker Shores, Sarah Kefalas, and Maggie Nicholson. The architecture studio has added designers Anna Gruen, Darren Sun, and Kyungmin Hwang in the San Francisco office, Carolyn Geyer in San Jose, and in Los Angeles, Lauren Postlmayr and office administrator Jesus Martinez. Designer/project manager Nicola Gnes will join the Los Angeles office in October.
“It’s always exciting to expand our team. We believe it’s important to work with exceptional people who are passionate about improving communities through architecture and historic preservation,” says the principal John D. Lesak, AIA, FAPT. “We couldn’t be more pleased and more optimistic about the future.”