Movers and Shakers Week Ending 03.05.21
Fentress Architects Director of Sustainability Deborah Lucking, FAIA, Elevated to AIA College of Fellows
Fentress Architects announced that the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Director of Sustainability Deborah Lucking, FAIA, to the prestigious 2021 College of Fellows, the AIA’s highest honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession. With 102 member-architects elevated to the College of Fellows this year, Deborah was the only AIA Colorado member to receive this honor.
“Deborah has single-handedly elevated and advanced discourse around sustainable design, leading Fentress Architects to constantly reach beyond our past achievements to place our firm’s work at the forefront of green and resilient design for large, energy-demanding structures,” said Fentress Architects Principal in Charge of Design Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA. “She is not only an important part of our firm, but to all the communities where she works.”
Throughout her 40+-year career, Deborah has been an advocate for sustainable, high-performance buildings and spaces that enhance user experience, contribute to the larger community, and model exceptional design. Her leadership in practice has resulted in the over 24 million square feet of diverse building types—including airports, courthouses, convention centers, and museums—designed for sustainability and resiliency through a variety of programs. Deborah has helped Fentress project teams achieve over 40 LEED certifications, including 18 LEED Gold and 5 LEED Platinum.
“I am deeply honored to have been elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows,” said Deborah Lucking, FAIA. “Sustainable design is all about good design that improves the human experience; I am committed to delivering good design and creating a better tomorrow for future generations. I have been extraordinarily fortunate to have been able to work on projects that have significant impacts, both locally and nationally. Most of all, I have benefited from the inspiration and collaborations among my peers, clients, and the communities where I have worked, and for this I am both grateful and humbled.”
Vertix Builders Announces Promotion of Brady McQuinn to Director of Healthcare Construction
Vertix Builders, a culture-focused construction company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Brady McQuinn to Director of Healthcare Construction. In this role, he will be responsible for continuing to deliver projects safely in occupied medical facilities, as well as the general oversight and training of Vertix Builders’ teams in Colorado and Wyoming.
“Brady’s unwavering commitment to medical construction is well known, interfacing with over 20 healthcare facilities through the past five years,” said Ryan Bonner, president of Vertix Builders. “As Vertix continues to grow, predominantly in the healthcare sector, it takes quality people to maintain our culture and high standards of excellence. Even through the difficult COVID times, Vertix continues to focus on service to our clients and trade partners, which has created the need to expand. Brady’s promotion will enable us to continue to maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of our company.”
CBRE Promotes Ryan Link in Denver to Senior Vice President
CBRE announced that Ryan Link has been promoted to senior vice president. Part of CBRE’s Advisory & Transaction Services, Mr. Link specializes in office tenant representation focusing the majority of his business on the technology and legal sectors, where he is a member of CBRE’s Law Firm Practice Group.
Since joining CBRE in 2013, Mr. Link has executed in excess of 5 million square feet of lease and sale transactions. He has worked on some of Denver’s most notable recent leases, including Vertafore’s headquarter relocation to Denver and Yes! Communities headquarter relocation to the Denver Tech Center.
Mr. Link is the youngest producer in CBRE’s Colorado offices to currently hold the title of senior vice president.
Atlas Announces New Hires
Atlas Real Estate, a Denver-based property management and real estate brokerage firm, recently announced three new hires.
Reggie Evans, Associate Broker
Reggie graduated from University of Texas El Paso, where he played on the defensive line and earned a degree in business. Prior to getting his real estate license, Reggie was a member of Amazon’s management team in Colorado Springs. Reggie calls working for Atlas his dream job. He fully believes that people can change their lives by learning to invest in real estate and he is passionate about teaching them how. In his spare time Reggie teaches piano, coaches boys’ varsity football and plays for a semi professional football team.
Sam Jameson, Inside Sales Associate
Sam has a background in sales and account management. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2018 and like most team members at Atlas he shares a passion for real estate investing. Sam’s focus at Atlas is to help others understand how they can use real estate as a tool to build long term wealth.
Wil Doolittle, Zillow Transactions Coordinator
Wil joins the Atlas Real Estate team with experience as both a commercial broker specializing in retail leasing and as a leasing agent for a property management company. Wil is joining the Atlas Zillow team as a transaction coordinator where he will assist with iBuying transactions throughout the Colorado market. Will has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont, where he graduated with honors.