Movers and Shakers Week Ending 04.26.19
Page Promotes Four Team Members in Denver
Page recently announced the promotion of four team members in its growing Denver office. These individuals are contributing to the office’s substantial portfolio and the firm’s brand promise of design that makes lives better. Page also values dedicated volunteerism, which they all do.
Stuart Crawford, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a senior design architect who was promoted to principal. Stuart’s decades of experience includes complex academic projects as well as private residences, urban spaces, corporate facilities and museums. His work has been honored with many local, state and national design awards. He is involved in all project phases to ensure design intent is maintained and realized in the completed project. Stuart is a registered architect who is licensed to practice in Colorado and New York. He is a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C and is a volunteer member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Colorado Chapter.
Jay Sabatini is a business development director who was promoted to principal. With more than two decades of AEC experience, Jay is expanding Page’s brand recognition throughout the Rocky Mountain region. He develops strategic relationships and leverages the firm’s brand, history, people, portfolio and process to create new business opportunities. Jay is an active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). He sits on the SMPS Colorado Board of Directors and won the 2017 SMPS Colorado Chapter Business Developer of the Year Award.
Chet Weber, RA, is a senior interior architect who was promoted to senior associate. With more than 30 years of experience, Chet’s portfolio includes a wide range of projects across the Page market sectors, including a Fortune 100 communications project, The Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum Udvar Hazy Center, United States embassies, student housing and aerospace infrastructure.
Michael Reilly, AIA, is an architect and was promoted to associate. As one of Page’s emerging leaders, Michael works across the firm’s seven market sectors. He is an active volunteer for Colorado’s ACE Mentor program, which helps the next generation of architects, engineers and builders learn more about a wide variety of career opportunities available to them. He served
as lead mentor at UC Denver in 2018. AIA Colorado invited Michael to participate in the 2019 Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program, a competitive program aimed at training Denver’s next generation of architectural leaders.
Elsy Studios Hires Interior Designer Natalie Skramstad
Elsy Studios, a Denver-based, full-service commercial interior design firm, recently welcomed Natalie Skramstad to its interior design team. Natalie brings an extensive background in design, project management and client service to Elsy Studio’s commercial design practice. In her new role, Natalie will contribute her talents to Elsy Studios clients including Cresset, ICR, Elbert County
“Natalie brings a keen eye for design and a strong ability to translate a client’s vision into a well-designed space,” said Lynn Coit, president and founder of Elsy Studios. “As we continue to see the lines between commercial and hospitality design blurring, we view Natalie’s particular expertise as a valuable asset to our client teams. Just as importantly, she’s adept on the project management side, with a reputation for successfully overseeing multiple complex projects at any given time. We look forward to adding her talents to the Elsy team.”
Skramstad previously worked as a design associate at national residential design and merchandising firm TRIO, where she primarily focused on interior design for multifamily communities and model homes. During her time there, she honed her craft while developing floorplans and elevations for furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) presentation packages. Prior to that, she worked at HBC Design Group, where she supported project management of furniture selection, lighting and FF&E, and provided design model schemes for a variety of property types.
“I’ve always seen the role of interior designer as an opportunity to create unique experiences, and I believe that applies across project types,” said Natalie. “I was drawn to Elsy because of the care they clearly put into making sure each space is a true reflection of that client’s wants and needs. They take the time to think through every aspect of the experience, and it shows in the end result. I look forward to growing my creativity in this environment.”
Natalie has a bachelor’s degree in interior design from The Art Institutes International Minnesota and is a member of Women in Design.
Cynthia P. Martinez joins CBRE | Heery’s Denver Office as Director of Design
CBRE | Heery a full-service architecture, interior design, engineering, construction management, program management, and commissioning firm, announces the hiring of Cynthia P. Martinez as Director of Design for CBRE | Heery’s design office in Denver.
Cynthia will be responsible for providing design strategy and leadership for CBRE | Heery’s clients, as well as inspiring her internal team, by drawing from her 20 years of professional experience as a creative and analytical thinker.
“As a leader who takes a holistic and client-centric approach to design, she will establish the overall design direction and implement innovative solutions that will generate increased value to our clients,” said Russ Sedmak, Managing Director at CBRE | Heery. “She has a keen ability to reimagine the environments that enhance the user experience to meet tomorrow’s demands.”
In addition, Cynthia will foster and strengthen industry and community partnerships, and leverage her market knowledge to develop new relationships.
GE Johnson Appoints Manager Dedicated to Corporate Citizenship
GE Johnson announced the appointment of Stella Hodgkins to the role of corporate citizenship manager. This role supports GE Johnson’s increasing focus and intentionality around philanthropy and corporate citizenship activities. As a company, GE Johnson believes these activities are beneficial for employees, clients and partners, and the communities in which we live and work.
Hodgkins has 14 years of industry experience including more than six years with GE Johnson, most recently as sustainability specialist. She is highly-involved with many community organizations, including serving on the Associated General Contractors of Colorado’s Board of Directors; Careers in Construction Colorado Board of Directors; El Pomar Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Development Program Asian Advisory Council; Pikes Peak United Way’s Community Impact Committee; and many, many more. Hodgkins was recently recognized as the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs’ Builder Member of the Year.
Hodgkins is also a Green Building Initiative Green Globes Professional, a WELL Accredited Professional, a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C, O+M and an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Associate.
Zocalo Hires Nelson Laux as Community Director for Coda Cherry Creek, and Nicole Courter as Community Director for Downtown Denver’s Premier Lofts
Zocalo Community Development announced that Nicole Courter has joined the company as community director at Premier Lofts, a LEED certified apartment community in downtown Denver and Nelson Laux has joined as community director for Coda Cherry Creek, a luxury, high rise apartment community in Denver’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood.
Nelson Laux brings more than 12 years of experience in operational and managerial functions for high end luxury apartment communities.
“Nelson has built a reputation for creating programs that encourage resident engagement and delivering five-star service to residents and team members,” said Kellea Jeffrey, director of Real Estate for Zocalo. “We are excited to welcome him into the Zocalo family and bring his leadership to Coda.”
In his role as Community Director at Coda, Laux is responsible for the overall operations of the community, including leading the onsite team, monitoring financials, operational performance, and maintaining positive resident relations.
“Working for a company that places an emphasis on doing good for others while supporting their team members’ professional and personal goals has always been important to me,” said Laux. “I’m excited to join the Zocalo team and look forward to being back in the Cherry Creek area where I plan to build strong, lasting relationships within the community.”
Nicole Courter has extensive experience in the multi-family industry and a solid track record of maximizing revenue and property operations.
“We are excited to welcome Nicole to the Zocalo family as our community director for Premier Lofts. She is a strong addition to our team with wide-ranging experience in Colorado’s real estate market,” said Kellea Jeffrey, Zocalo’s director of Real Estate. “I am confident that she will help Zocalo continue to grow in areas of resident and community relations.”
In her role as Community Director, Courter is responsible for the overall operations of the community, including leading the onsite team, monitoring financials, operational performance, and maintaining positive resident relations.
“I was first attracted to Zocalo because of their implementation of sustainable initiatives around the Denver Metro area,” said Courter. “I look forward to bringing my strength and experience to Zocalo to foster and mentor employees as they grow within the company.”
Courter is joining Zocalo with more than five years of property management experience across the Front Range. She has led various property management projects, working to fulfill business goals and implement marketing strategies. Courter has contributed to the success of organizations including Roscoe Properties, Alliance Residential and Greystar.