The American Institute of Architects granted honorary membership to Dr. Gail Thomas, president and CEO of The Trinity Trust Foundation in Dallas. It is one of the highest honors the AIA bestows on a person outside the profession of architecture. Thomas’ efforts to improve cities and her support of the arts and architecture were keys to her election.
LEO A DALY in Dallas named John Kraskiewicz its new COO. He is also a vice president of the firm. Kraskiewicz holds a bachelor’s of architecture, a master’s of architecture and a master’s of business administration with a specialization in real estate and finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
KAI Texas in Dallas announced its president and COO Darren James is 2010 chair for the Dallas County Big Brothers Big Sisters board of directors. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Architecture. The firm also announced that Nestor Infanzon, FAIA, RIBA, LEED AP, will run the Education and Health Care Studio in Dallas. He received a bachelor’s degree in environmental design and a master’s degree in architecture from Texas A&M University.
HDR in Austin named Shay Ralls Roalson, PE, North Central Texas water lead as senior project manager for the Austin water and wastewater design group. Roalson received a bachelor’s of engineering degree in civil and environmental engineering from Vanderbilt University and a master’s of science degree in environmental and water resources engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
PageSoutherlandPage named associate principals Robert E. Burke, Arturo Chavez and Thomas C. McCarthy to principal. Burke joined the Austin office in 1987. He earned a bachelor’s of science in architectural engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Chavez joined the Houston office in 1995. He is a graduate of the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. McCarthy joined the Houston office in 1997. He earned a bachelor’s of business administration from the UT-Austin and a master’s of architecture with honors from the University of Houston College of Architecture.
Andrews Myers Coulter & Hayes PC in Houston established a labor and employment practice led by attorney Anthony “Tony” G. Stergio, who joins the firm as senior counsel. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut.
Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Austin, added Andrew Martin as general counsel. He is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. He will be responsible for legal matters such as policy review, public records compliance, procurement and contracting, property acquisition and legislation review.
EDI Architecture Inc. in Houston announced that Dennis Thompson, principal in charge of international commercial projects, will join another firm. Andre Landon, principal, will take over the day-to-day role of project leadership.
Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Jeff Austin, III, of Tyler to the Northeast Texas Regional Mobility Authority for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2012. Austin received a bachelor’s degree and master’s of business administration from the University of Texas at Tyler. He is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University Southwestern Graduate School of Banking and Intermediate School of Banking and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
Parsons Brinckerhoff in Dallas named Prentiss Reves to construction manager and supervisor for maintenance of traffic for the DFW Connector. He holds a bachelor’s of science in physics and a bachelor’s of science in mathematics from Texas A&M University.