The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community.
PDS Hires Landscape Designer
Trevor Schmitt has joined the Planning Design Studio team as a Landscape & Urban Designer. Trevor received his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from Ball State University with a minor in Construction Management.
Most recently Trevor worked as a Landscape Design consultant for a regional Landscape Contractor, consulting with Clients to assess their wants and needs regarding their property; developing comprehensive landscape plans; and managing landscape crews to complete the construction of his design projects.
PDS is an employee owned design firm offering professional consulting services to public and private clients. For more information visit www.planningdesignstudio.com
November 4, 2016
Ken Kruse Elected President of Home Builders Association (HBA) of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri
Ken Kruse, president of Payne Family Homes, has been elected the 83rd president of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri. The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry.
November 4, 2016
Preston Scott, RA, LEED AP BD+C, Becomes Registered Architect
Hastings+Chivetta Architects is pleased to announce that Preston Scott, RA, LEED AP BD+C, has become a Registered Architect in the state of Missouri. Preston joined the firm in 2014 as a Junior Architectural Designer after graduating from the University of Notre Dame where he majored in Architecture. He currently serves as Architect for the University of Louisville’s Student Activities Center Renovation and Addition.
HASTINGS+CHIVETTA ARCHITECTS, INC. provides architectural planning and design services to clients throughout the United States.
Richard Kinsey Recently Joined HBD Construction, Inc. as Project Engineer
HBD Construction, Inc. is a general contracting and construction management firm, headquartered in the city of St. Louis. HBD has strong experience in historic renovations and construction of senior living facilities, retail, office buildings, parking facilities, healthcare and multi-unit residential projects.
Oculus Inc. Adds Marketing Assistant
Oculus Inc., a full-service architecture and interior design firm, is pleased to announce the addition of our new Marketing Assistant, Sarah Kreider.
Sarah brings over eight years of experience working as a Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer at a boutique photography studio where she assisted the marketing needs and provided administrative support. Her duties consist of developing and maintaining marketing information systems, assisting in preparation of proposals, marketing correspondence and marketing material, and researching target markets and potential clients. Her skills include implementation of public ¬relations campaigns, preparation of brochures and mailings. Sarah’s job related software skills include experience in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
To compliment Ms. Kreider’s work experience, she holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from McKendree University.
“We are thrilled to have Sarah join the St. Louis office,” said Lisa Bell-Reim, Oculus Inc. President. “She has an outstanding work ethic and a creative flare for graphic design and should prove to be a great asset to our team.”
Oculus Inc. is a nationally, WBE-Certified, full-service architecture and consulting services firm with offices in St. Louis & Dallas.
Richard Paist Joins Integrated Facility Services (IFS)
Richard Paist of Springfield, Missouri, has joined Integrated Facility Services (IFS) as Senior Project Engineer. Paist is working on multi-family and senior living projects in Kansas City, MO, and Stillwater, OK, for IFS, a St. Louis-based HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm.
Paist has more than 40 years of experience in industrial, commercial and government construction projects. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Geneva College and studied Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University.
Integrated Facility Services (IFS) is a full-service HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm with more than 240 professional and trade employees.