The group, led by Alex Price, and his father Brian, a Mechanical Engineer at the Ameren
Callaway County Nuclear Plant arrived to a warm welcome on the site’s sign. After a PowerPoint seminar, the group donned hard hats, safety glasses and badges and began to explore with escorts the behind the scenes world of the nuclear facility. Security protocols were extensive and included passing through a radiation detection device before exiting.
During the tour the group was able to visit not only the simulator control room and observe response to a simulated catastrophic event, but were also allowed in the actual control room. The entire facility was heavily guarded, equipped with redundant systems and back-up power to respond to potential problems such as seismic activity, etc. A pop quiz was conducted back at the education center where the 14 year old son of Kent Hoynacki, Parker Hoynacki, emerged as the winner.
After lunch at Fulton, Missouri’s famous Bek’s restaurant, the tour then focused on the Westminster College Campus, it’s famous chapel, the reconstructed London Church of St. Mary the Virgin of Aldermanbury and a part of the Berlin Wall. It was at Westminster College that Winston Churchill gave his famous Iron Curtain Speech in 1946.
Pictured Left to Right
Front Row: Ryan Montana, Meghan Cooper, Brittany Layton, Kent Hoynacki, Sidney Hoynacki, Krista Hoynacki, Kathy Sorkin, Richard Sorkin, Nancy Rodney
Second Row: Jarrett Cooper, Brian Price, Keith Kampschroeder, Michael Rodney, Parker Hoynacki, Kyle Aucion, Alex Price
Ben Mahala joined Rosemann in 2017 and brings a wealth of expertise to our firm’s newest office located in Atlanta, Georgia.
He obtained his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1999 from the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
After a stint as architect intern, Ben joined a large Atlanta-based firm in 2001 where he rose to the position of Project Manager. During his time there, he worked on numerous Multi-Family housing projects with an emphasis on Student Housing, Mixed-Use developments and Market Rate Apartments. He has extensive knowledge of the building codes and has worked on projects in many states and of many construction types. A member of AIA Atlanta Chapter, Ben is a LEED Green Associate and is a licensed Architect in the State of Georgia.
During his free time, Ben enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, watching Tennessee Volunteer football, and completing numerous DIY renovations on his home. He also enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Darnyl, and their dog, Luna.
Stephanie Stone, Kansas City’s newest employee, joined us in October. A native of Kansas City, Kansas Stephanie
decided to pursue architecture after touring architecture schools. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati and returned to her home state to earn her Masters in Architecture from the University of Kansas.
With a background in sports architecture, she worked for an architecture firm on the AMC Theater Remodels. The project that stands out most for Stephanie is the Galileo Pavilion at Johnson County Community College, she worked with her fellow classmates to construct the building. At Rosemann and Associates she is working on apartment design in Missouri.
When Stephanie has free time she enjoys hanging out with her twin sister, running races with her husband, Cory, and gardening.
Each year AIA Kansas City partners with the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri to put on Cookie Construction. This program is geared towards girls in 6th - 12th grade who are interested in exploring architecture or engineering. Rosemann and Associates partnered up with another local firm and was assigned 15 Girl Scouts. The mentors, who are also women architects, work with them once a month for six months. During these monthly meetings they discuss design, learn how to use Sketch-Up and go over construction documents. The theme this year for the build is “We are Girl Scouts, We Are Innovators” and the cookie box designs will be built and on display at Crown Center from March 4th-March 25th.
A special thanks to Erin McFarland, Mary Rogers, Stephanie Stone, and Marcia Trein for volunteering their time and energy to mentor the next
generation of architects.
This December, the Rosemann St. Louis Team was eager to participate in the Habitat for Humanity’s Adopt a Family Program, hoping to brighten the holidays of a family of four faced with a recent significant financial hardship. This family contributed 400 hours of sweat equity building their new home with the help of volunteers. Habitat finances their purchase and the family is responsible for making a mortgage payment, utilities, taxes, and insurance. While this family has shouldered these financial responsibilities during a time of unexpected hardship, they face a tough holiday, especially for the children.
Using the family’s profile information and wish list, along with the generosity of the Rosemann team, all the items that the family has hoped for have been purchased by staff, including warm clothes, fun toys, handy gift cards, and even several extra sets of clothes, shoes, and housewares!
The Rosemann team hopes to lift a weight off this family’s shoulders and bring happiness into their home on Christmas Day.
We are pleased to announce that Stonecrest at Burlington Creek Senior Living has received the Excellence in Construction President Award. Excel Construction received this award for the project on November 4th at Arrowhead Stadium. The award was presented by the Associated Builder and Contractors, Inc. at their annual award banquet. The grand opening took place on November 9th with community members, Stonecrest staff and the dedicated team that made this building a reality. Congratulations to Excel Construction, Northpoint Development and all those involved!
Featured in photo left to right: Jeremy Cuno, Superintendent with Excel Construction, Chris Bradley, Project Manager with Excel Construction, Scott Rosemann, COO and Structural Engineer with Rosemann & Associates, P.C., Del Kershner, Superintendent with Excel Construction, and Gabe Vogl, Project Manager with Rosemann & Associates, P.C.
Rosemann Kansas City's Project Manager, Michael Gaillard, had the opportunity to speak to three 2nd grade classes at the Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City on Veterans Day. It was a great opportunity to share his experiences with some very engaged and bright young people.
While in the United States Navy Michael served on the USS Vandegrift and learned the value of hard work and determination. He spent eight years serving our country, starting in 1992, as an engineer/fireman. Though Michael is no longer a fireman he still does a great job putting out fires here at Rosemann. Thank you Michael and all those who served this great country.
Alex Price, Rosemann St. Louis studio architect-intern and a resident of Downtown St. Louis, had the opportunity to work with the Downtown Neighborhood Association in St. Louis to design and create a rendering for a four-story mixed-use building in the Downtown West Neighborhood. The four-story building is designed as first floor retail, fronting the popular Washington Avenue, with three floors of apartments above and parking off the rear street. However, the simple design could easily be adapted for offices or other functions.
Leading Age Annual Meeting and Expo was held in Indy in 2016 – hence the “racing to Indy” racecar! Jarrett, Nancy and Kathy took
advantage of connecting with thousands of non-profit providers who share a passion and commitment to senior care, attending education sessions focusing on best practices as well as new ways to design and build – and living the Conference’s theme of BE THE DIFFERENCE. The EXPO hall offered further opportunities to meet and greet and find new materials and services for our clients.
The Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indy was a great venue with nearby hotels, restaurants and many museums. It was great to meet new people, explore how others are doing similar work, and expand our horizons.
On Saturday, October 22nd early in the morning, the Rosemann St. Louis Team, led by Patty Bommarito participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides 5K & 1 mile Fun Walk for Breast Cancer at Forest Park. Our team raised $560.00 and enjoyed the uplifting and energizing walk with over 1400 participants from 173 teams. The activities included survivor events, main stage entertainment, route performers, kids’ entertainment and more. Over $247,000 was raised on Saturday at one of the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation.