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Ballinger Announces Expanded Firm Leadership

In the spirit of continued firm growth and evolution, Ballinger is proud to expand our leadership. We are delighted to announce seven new Principals and shareholders of the firm.

Since joining Ballinger in 1999, Steve has served in a variety of firm leadership roles including Architectural Studio Leader and Senior Project Designer. He has worked in diverse market sectors and collaboratively led the design of some of the firm’s most prestigious commissions. He is a frequent speaker at industry forums across the country and will continue to advance the firm’s design portfolio in higher education.

Erin joined Ballinger in 2011 and has served as Director of Project Management as well as Senior Project Manager for many of the firm’s most significant healthcare projects.  Erin has been a spokesperson for Ballinger and the healthcare industry in print and on-air forums, and a mentor for women in design. This year she was named to Healthcare Design Magazine’s HCD 10. In her role as Principal, Erin will continue to cultivate the firm’s healthcare practice.

Angie joined Ballinger in 2000 and emerged as a leader within the firm, first as the Structural Group Manager and now as Chief Structural Engineer.  Her focus on technical expertise, interdisciplinary coordination, and quality control has been key to the successful completion of many complex building and renovation projects. In addition to her engineering leadership, Angie will be expanding her role in client engagement across market sectors.

Tom joined Ballinger in 1997 and has served in leadership roles including Architectural Studio Manager and Senior Project Manager. He has guided diverse healthcare clients through complex renovation and expansion initiatives, orchestrating project teams and facilitating creative design solutions. Tom will continue to manage important client relationships while furthering the expansion and evolution of Ballinger’s healthcare portfolio.

Since joining Ballinger in 1996, Dennis has become a leader in sustainable systems design, applying his expertise to the corporate, academic and healthcare sectors.  Having served as Director of Engineering, he has cultivated the skills of junior engineers, promoted cross-disciplinary collaboration, and been a champion of flexible, efficient engineering solutions. As Principal, Dennis will be expanding the firm’s engineering portfolio across market sectors.

David joined Ballinger in 2019 as Principal after 20 years with KieranTimberlake, where he led many award-winning projects at colleges and universities across the country. He has been published widely, is a frequent lecturer, and has been a juror for multiple award programs. David will concentrate his efforts in the firm’s higher education sector with particular emphasis on client relationship and design management.

Rob joined Ballinger in 1996 and as Associate Principal and Studio Leader has provided leadership through innovation in design and project delivery for some of the firm’s most prestigious academic commissions. His approach to design balances aesthetics and functionality with local context to create enduring solutions. Recognized by clients as a collaborative and engaging leader, Rob will be continuing to advance and expand the firm’s higher education practice.

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Ballinger Announces Promotions

Ballinger is proud to announce recent staff promotions. These individuals have distinguished themselves in their whole-hearted embrace and leadership of our quest for excellence in what we do.

To Associate Principal:

Christina Grimes, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC

To Senior Associate:

Stuart Mardeusz, AIA, LEED AP

To Associate:

Christopher Bratz, PE, LEED AP
Todd Costain
David Hood
Brent Ellmann, PE
Timothy Yoder, PE, LEEP AP BD+C

Ballinger Announces Promotions

Ballinger is proud to announce recent staff promotions. These individuals have distinguished themselves in their whole-hearted embrace and leadership of our quest for excellence in what we do.

To Associate Principal:

Erin Nunes Cooper, AIA, LEED AP

To Senior Associate:

Richard Dengler
Nicolas Hollot, AIA, LEED AP
Euphemia O’connor, LEED BD+C
Louis Menapace III
Robert Morrisette
Rick Piecara, LEED AP

To Associate:

Jennifer Cappella, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C
Nicole DeMuro, LEED AP, NCIDQ
Eugene Eidenzon
Brad Hubbard, LEED AP
Phil Kerschner, PE
Christine Larsen
Kate Lyons
Leonard Mecca
Alexander Savekov
Andrew Sniderman
Whitney Wexler

Philadelphia World Heritage Day

Today Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Philadelphia’s First Annual World Heritage Day and raised the flag of the Organization of World Heritage Cities. Following a two-year campaign by the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA), Philadelphia was designated the nation’s first and only UNESCO World Heritage City. Ballinger is a sponsoring member of the Global Philadelphia Association. The group’s mission is to promote the Philadelphia region internationally and develop international consciousness within the region.

Ballinger Builds Canstruction Sculpture to Benefit Philabundance

Ballinger participated in Canstruction, a charity competition that unites the design, engineering and construction industries to feed the hungry. Since its founding in 1992, Canstruction has become one of the largest and most consistent canned food contributors to food banks in the world.

Canstruction Philadelphia, now in its 10th year, took place in conjunction with the 2016 National AIA Convention. Participating firms created sculptures from canned food which were displayed in the Shops at Liberty Place during the Convention.  Ballinger’s entry was an infographic about this year’s theme: “DECADES: CANstruction Philadelphia’s 10th CANniversary.”

Ballinger’s employee-run community engagement group, B::Engaged, led the effort. With a focus on design, B::Engaged is an opportunity for staff members to lend their skills to the community and gain a broader perspective while enriching the built and social fabric of their surroundings.

Ballinger Announces Promotions

Ballinger is proud to announce recent staff promotions. These individuals have distinguished themselves in their whole-hearted embrace and leadership of our quest for excellence in what we do.

To Associate Principal:

Patricia Cosgrove

Trish joined Ballinger in 1986 after studying accounting at Pierce College and has spent her 30-year career with the firm. She began as an accounts payable administrator, and over the years became increasingly knowledgeable about the practice. She assumed greater firm-wide responsibilities for finance, human resources, project controls and office operations when she was named Assistant Director of Operations in 2007. Since then, she has continued to grow in operational leadership and has become an important contributor to managing the practice.

Bradford Crowley, PE, LEED AP

Brad joined Ballinger as a mechanical engineer in 2005. Since then, he has been a persistent and guiding force in developing a sustainable, yet practical, approach to mechanical systems design. He has contributed significantly across the range of engineering services from master planning, energy planning and conceptual design through detailed design, construction and occupancy. His most recent completed project was the award-winning Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories at Johns Hopkins University. He regularly presents at national forums and is an adjunct professor at Drexel University where he teaches HVAC to architectural students.

Josh Levy, AIA, LEED AP

Josh Levy joined Ballinger in 1998 with a BA from Brandeis University and a Masters of Architecture from Syracuse University. Josh has been the senior project architect and technical lead on some of the firm’s most complex projects, including the Johns Hopkins Chemistry Building, the Brown University Sidney Frank Hall for Life Sciences, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Colket Translational Research Building. As the firm’s Director of Technology, he has established building performance standards, advanced the firm’s knowledge of complex envelope systems, and served as a critical technical resource providing mentorship and advice.

To Director of Healthcare Planning:

  • Dwight Smith, AIA, EDAC

To Senior Associate:

  • Ed Antolick
  • Roberto Carretero, AIA, LEED BD+C
  • Stephen Miller, PE
  • Sean M. Pulsifer, AIA, LEED AP
  • Michael Radio, PE, CEM, LEED AP, BEMP
  • Jonathan Struthers

To Associate:

  • Joshua Abbell, RA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Shawn Billiard, RA
  • James Bowman, LEED AP
  • Justin Coleman
  • Geoffrey Fountain, EIT, CPD
  • Daniel J. Howard, AIA
  • Joshua Klopsic, PE
  • Chao-Chi Lin, RA, LEED AP
  • Geoffery Loo, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Kevin Shanley, PE
  • Jacob Shoemaker, RA
  • Gina Weckel
  • Elizabeth Young