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    Rockford · 2006.0906
    Jennifer McInnis, AIA, has joined the Rockford, Illinois, firm Buckley Architects as an architect. McInnis has over ten years of experience working on a variety of projects, including commercial, retail, residential, and educational. She is a licensed architect in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Buckley Architects is an affiliate of The Buckley Companies, a real estate services group.

    Hershey · 2006.0906
    Ground has been broken for a new outpatient care center at Pennsylvania State University's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The two-story, 165,000-square-foot (15,300-square-meter) facility will combine multiple specialties, and is expected to serve over 150,000 patients in its first year. Omaha, Nebraska-based HDR is providing architecture and engineering services for the project. Construction is scheduled for completion in January 2008.

    San Francisco · 2006.0905
    International design firm HOK has formed a strategic alliance with Advanced Environmental, a division of Australia-based Lincolne Scott consulting engineers, to advance HOK's sustainable design expertise. As part of the alliance, environmental design consultant Andrew Corney has relocated from Sydney to work with the architectural design practice at HOK's San Francisco, California, office. Corney has served as principal environmental design consultant for Advance Environmental on a number of high-profile projects, including the development of an Environmentally Sustainable Design rating scheme for the A$6.6 billion Melbourne Docklands Project. HOK is currently collaborating with Advanced Environmental on the conversion of heritage-listed aircraft hangars in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) Pacific Region Center.

    Chicago · 2006.0831
    Loebl Schlossman & Hackl of Chicago, Illinois, has hired seven new architectural designers: Roseann Lugo, Kristine Carpenter, Elizabeth Campbell, Padma Priya Bollini, Megan Gallagher, Brian Unser, and Mary Lou Raz Ibadlit. Lugo has over 20 years of experience and returns to the firm after working, most recently, as a project architect at Areté 3 Ltd. in Tinley Park, Illinois. Carpenter is an interior designer with experience working for Chicago firms Michael Richman Interiors and TKA + Partners. Campbell previously worked for Brubaker Architects in Chicago, and has experience with healthcare, retail, corporate, and historic preservation projects, and with building information modeling (BIM). Bollini previously worked for two architecture firms in India and, most recently, as an intern at Stephen Rankin Associates in Chicago. Gallagher has internship experience working on healthcare, residential, and design-build projects. Unser interned at Chicago firms, working on residential, corporate, and mixed-use projects. Ibadlit interned with the Frank Lloyd Wright Unity Temple Restoration Foundation in Oak Park, Illinois.

    Austin · 2006.0831
    Austin, Texas-based architecture firm Graeber Simmons & Cowan (GS&C) has promoted four staff members to associate principal: Joseph N. LaRocca, Paul E. Meyer, Elizabeth Guillot, and Mary Bledsoe. LaRocca has over 18 years of professional experience with a focus on healthcare and commercial architecture, including eight years as a principal at another Austin-based firm. Meyer's focus is architecture for advanced technology, as well as commercial and industrial projects. Guillot specializes in K-12 education projects. Bledsoe is an interior designer, involved in all of GS&C's interiors services.

    Singapore · 2006.0830
    Construction is underway on the new St. Regis Hotel & Residences Singapore, designed by international hospitality design firm Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG). The design's crescent-shaped forms and profiles, with translucent glass cladding, echo the crescent moon on the nation's flag. The 20-story, 299-room hotel is slated for completion by 2007. The two adjoining 23-story residential towers are scheduled for completion in 2008.

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