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Cuningham Group Architecture Hires Key Personnel in Denver 

Ben Wilking

Cuningham Group, an award-winning architecture firm is growing its Denver office and has hired Ben Wilking, AIA, as senior project manager to help lead the firm’s K-12 Studio. Wilking brings more than 20 years of experience in architecture, design-build, construction, owner representation, cost estimation, and facility master planning throughout Colorado.

In his role, Wilking will be integral in leading Cuningham Group’s education projects. “We’re fortunate to have Ben join the firm,” said Principal Kari-elin Mock. “Not only does he bring valuable skills and experience, but he excels in creating meaningful partnerships while having a proven track record of achieving success by matching the design with constructability, cost, and schedule.”

Wilking’s experience at Denver Public Schools included facility planning, capacity analysis, and capital bond planning. In addition to traditional K-12 school work, he has completed a number of BEST Grant submittals while working with many rural and urban Colorado school districts.


Norris Design Appoints Principal in Denver Office

Norris Design, a national planning, landscape architecture and branding firm, has announced the promotion of Bill Mahar, AICP, to principal in the Denver office.

Bill has over 18 years of professional experience in urban planning, landscape architecture, active transportation, public health and the built environment, and community engagement in both the public and private sectors. As an advocate for the inclusion of public health into the planning process, he has led initiatives to foster consensus and promote the development of walkable communities, connected parks, and developing public policy integrating public health and planning goals.

His recent projects include the Town of Severance Transportation Plan, Jefferson County Trails Plan, Senderos Creek, and Clear Creek Transit Village. Bill also serves as a National Health Leader for the Urban Land Institute and as co-chair for the ULI Colorado Chapter’s Building Healthy Places Committee.



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