Kathy Sorkin, Vice-President of Rosemann & Associates, P.C. (pictured second from right) joined a midwestern delegation of affordable housing professionals in Washington D.C. to advocate for the preservation and expansion of programs that support the development of quality affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization. Joining her in the photo (from the left) were Andrew Danner of North Star Housing, LLC, Perre Smalls, Counsel to U.S. Congressman Lacy Clay, Erica Dobreff of the Kansas City Equity Fund, Jeff Smith of Missouri Workforce Housing Association and John Kennedy of the St. Louis Equity Fund. This sub-group visited every member of the Missouri Congressional delegation and found significant bi-partisan support for the key programs that are currently under threat of budget cuts and other legislation that could impair the goals of enhancing the opportunities for quality affordable housing. A very positive private meeting with U.S. Senator Blunt was held as well. Senator McCaskill has also demonstrated strong support for affordable housing initiatives and programs.
Brittany Layton recently joined Rosemann & Associates’ St. Louis Studio.
She is a native of Missouri and earned her Master’s Degree at Drury University’s Hammon’s School of Architecture. Her focus has ranged from small scale civic to large scale hospitality as well as historic preservation. The diversity of these projects has provided her with a well-rounded set of skills to tackle projects of varying scale, type, and complexity.
As co-founder of a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, Formm, Brittany volunteers her time to create innovative and cost-efficient designs contributing to the construction of schools in Africa and other communities in need.
She enjoys running and other fitness regimens in addition to spending time outdoors. With lots of planning underway, Brittany is looking forward to her wedding day this summer.
This week Rosemann & Associates P.C. is taking part in the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference
held in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit us on the exhibit floor, booth 1415.
From left to right, Gabe Vogl, Nathan Rosemann and Don Rosemann.
Andrew Kloppenburg recently joined Rosemann and Associates in our Denver Studio. Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Andrew enjoyed creating art and solving complex puzzles, thus architecture seemed like a natural career choice. He studied at the University of Kansas and spent five months as an intern for a St. Louis based firm. During his internship he was able to fulfill the Health and Wellness program that he was enrolled in at KU. Andrew focused on assisted living and memory care facilities during that time and gained hands on experience transferring hand drawn red-lines into Revit. He is currently working on senior living communities in New Mexico and Florida.
In Andrew’s free time he enjoys photographing people and his travels. He also loves spending his time exploring the Denver museums and trying new gluten-free baking recipes.
Tony DiMartino recently joined Rosemann and Associates. A native of Kansas City, Tony brings with him 11 years of experience, most recently as a Project Manager for a San Francisco architectural firm. His focus has been in retail design, construction administration and Revit training and implementation. Tony graduated from Kansas State University in 2003 with a degree in architecture.
In Tony’s free time he enjoys training in sword combat and hanging out with his dog Comet and cat Oliver. He’s currently in the process of unpacking after moving back from San Francisco and figuring out how to move furniture on a motorcycle.
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.