Tom is the Regional Mixed Use Leader for the Southeast specializing in Mixed-Use and Multi- Family Residential Design and Development. He has a broad knowledge of retail / mixed-use planning and construction as well as strength in strategic thinking and relationship management. For Tom, collaboration and gathering input from various sources is the best approach to innovative design, building his teams around that approach – crossing timelines and sometimes the globe to deliver best in practice solutions.
Jason Ross, AIA, LEED Green Associate is a Technical Designer & Senior Associate for Gensler. Jason’s knowledge of cutting-edge design, delivery, and construction technologies makes him an invaluable asset to delivering high-quality work with a focus on maintaining the functional integrity to make that biggest impact for his clients. Jason has served project teams in both the project architect and project manager role on projects of varying size and scope. His experience with complex buildings gives him unique capabilities in all aspects of the architectural practice from early conceptual design to construction documentation and administration.
Kat Chan is a Senior Associate at Walter P Moore where she focuses on the development of façade design from an integrated approach. After graduating from Columbia University with a degree in structures and discovering the multifaceted discipline of façade engineering, she has taken her passion for the built environment and honed it for successful design team collaboration and project delivery. Her strength lies in realizing design intent, while emphasizing the user experience and juggling complex geometric configurations. A self-propelled desire for thorough analysis and a propensity for detail has enabled her to advocate for innovative approaches and materials. Kat has a degree in Structural Engineering from Columbia University, where she teaches as part of Adjunct Faculty in GSAPP. Past project experience includes Safdie Architect’s Singapore Changi Airport newest terminal, Grimshaw’s Sustainability Pavilion for the Dubai World Expo, and Studio Gang’s Gilder Center, expansion to New York City’s American Museum of Natural History. Current projects include the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Tower and Headquarters in Atlanta, GA by Gensler and Omaha Performing Arts Center by Ennead in Omaha, NE.
We provide quality custom architectural metal products to curtain wall contractors, general contractors and installers nationwide. I enjoy bringing the architect’s vision to life with our custom metal products – nurturing it from design into reality.
I spent the first part of my career in the creative world – working at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and then moving onto a marketing and advertising professional path for the next decade. I entered the world of manufacturing and was amazed at the artistry and effort that goes into each piece, each project. I feel like this gives me a unique perspective in merging the aesthetic goals for a project with the nuts and bolts of bringing it to fruition.
I purchased American Metalcraft, Inc. from my family in 2017 and am honored to carry on the legacy that my father in law started in 1986. Our rainscreen systems, custom sunshades, infill, perforated and shadowbox panels, brake metal and column covers grace the LG Headquarters in New Jersey, Philly Live in Philadelphia, PA, The Research Center at the University of Idaho, Fort Bliss Hospital in El Paso, Texas and the 14th Street Bridge in Atlanta just to name a few. With AMI’s thirty-six years of experience and work nationwide, clients trust American Metalcraft and I am excited to be part of its story.
Shaped by her degrees in mathematics, philosophy and a masters in architecture, Tracey sees the built-world as an intrinsic design problem to solve. Making spaces rooted in intentional engagement has been a focus for Tracey, whether it be at the scale of the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center or the complexity of the Bento Nashville’s “Aparthotel”. For her, buildings must connect to their community and their site. Tracey’s local designs have focused on high-profile urban infill and mixed-use, multi-family projects, as well as leading the team for the Smyrna Ready Mix Corporate Headquarters. Her most intimate scale project was the reconstruction of her 1913 historic home on Fatherland Street after a devastating fire in 2016. The Phoenix on Fatherland, as it is called, has become a hub for celebrating musical and culinary events. Tracey became a firm Principal/Owner in 2015 with EOA becoming majority woman-owned in 2019.
Jay is a design director at Duda|Paine Architects. His approach to design inspires and integrates the ideas of team members from all disciplines and levels of experience. Jay’s leadership across all phases of complex, large-scale projects is enhanced by his strength as a conceptual and analytical thinker. He recognizes the reciprocal relationship between ideas and making: the process of making can inform an idea, just as an idea can inform the process of making. Together, the two allow for new ideas and unexpected results to emerge.
Mo has worked in the precast industry for nearly 20 years in a wide variety of positions including precast sales and marketing, estimating and project management. He has also been involved in several design-assist collaborations on large public and private projects. As marketing director, he is responsible for corporate communications as well as an education program for architects, owners and contractors regarding the unlimited options of using architectural and structural precast systems and the advancements made within the digital realm. His most recent speaking engagement was on the use of 3D printing within the precast industry and the workflow used to generate printed forms for use in prefabrication.
Natasha is a project architect with specialties in project management and team leadership and a strong aptitude for mentoring young professionals. She enjoys leading projects from design through construction, and her strengths include coordinating stakeholders, and negotiating winning design solutions.
Michael Wasyliw, AIA is an Associate Principal with EOA Architects. Growing up in Nashville, Michael has experienced the growth of the city firsthand and contributed to it since joining EOA Architects in 2014. Michael has worked on a variety of projects ranging from Nashville’s first modular multi-family project, Alloy at Tech Hill, to charter schools, mixed-use developments, and civic projects. He was the project architect for the Smyrna Ready Mix (SRM) corporate headquarters. Michael enjoys the collaborative nature of the profession and is constantly learning about new construction processes and materials that can further push a project to meet a client’s needs.
Rebecca is a Senior Project Manager at NELSON Worldwide. She specializes in Mixed-Use and Office design, overseeing projects from schematics to construction. Rebecca’s diverse background has led her to be a Speaker at the Venice Biennale in 2016 while also winning numerous awards such as “AIA GA Design Student Award” 2020. During her time at NELSON, she has managed numerous projects including The Interlock and Trilith Live. Rebecca’s approach to design is shaped by electric experiences in varying fields within architecture. She is driven by an interest in how design affects our environment at different scales and strives to improve our built environment.
Lauren Abernethy is the Vice President, Marketing of Braves Development Company with the Atlanta Braves. She is responsible for the creation and implementation of the overall strategic marketing direction of The Battery Atlanta including development of compelling marketing and special events programming in efforts to increase customer traffic, tenant sales, digital footprint, and create mutually beneficial relationships with asset partners, retailers, advertisers, sponsors, grassroots organizations, and the surrounding business community.
Lauren has over 20 years’ experience in program development, public relations, and strategic marketing for property management across the Southeast with Simon Property Group serving in various positions including: Regional Vice President of Marketing, The Mills; Director of Marketing & Business Development of Lenox Square in Atlanta, GA; West Town Mall in Knoxville, TN; St. John’s Town Center in Jacksonville, FL, Melbourne Square in Melbourne, FL; and Biltmore Square in Asheville, NC.
Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Lauren has lived in Atlanta for 12 years. She is a graduate of Mars Hill University in North Carolina, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications/Public Relations & Art with a minor in Business Management.