Staff News: 2021 Kicks Off with Promotions and New Staff
SK+I Architecture is thrilled to announce the promotions of Guclu Durusoy, AIA, Valerie Hochman, AIA and Eda Kaya, AIA! We also welcome to the team Robert Goodill, AICP, Peter Alcivar, Abigail Brady, Darwin Carre and Claudia Aguilar.
Guclu Durusoy, AIA has been promoted to Principal! Having been with SK+I since 2001, Guclu has shown tremendous growth and exemplary leadership skills. His project expertise encompasses a variety of new construction project types, including multi-family residential and mixed-use, mid to high rise projects. In addition, he has experience with the alteration, addition and renovation of existing structures. His ability to see projects as a whole and his attention to detail allow him to create unique and cost effective designs.
Valerie Hochman, AIA has been promoted to Associate Principal. Valerie has been with SK+I since 1999. Over the many years, she has grown into a leader in the firm and manages residential projects ranging from wood frame construction of single-family homes to high-rise concrete apartments. Valerie has been instrumental in creating many successful residential projects throughout the metropolitan area.
Eda Kaya, AIA has been promoted to Senior Associate. Eda Kaya joined SK+I in 2002 and has 25 years of experience in the industry. Her architectural career began in Istanbul, Turkey, where she gained professional expertise as a project architect working on a variety of commercial, hotel and residential projects. She specializes in multi-family mixed use residential projects in multiple disciplines such as interior, structural, mechanical and electrical coordination. Eda also has a detailed understanding of LEED requirements and solid experience with green building certifications.
Robert Goodill, AICP has joined SK+I as a new Principal! Rob brings with him over 25 years of planning and urban design experience. He will be an integral part of the leadership and growth of SK+I’s Planning and Urban Design practice. A proponent of mixed-use, walkable urbanism, his work includes neighborhood revitalization, sprawl repair, and transit oriented development. As Rob has shown his ability to contribute to creative solutions with respect to difficult design problems, we look forward to his collaborative involvement in projects involving visioning, programming, planning and urban design.
Peter Alcivar joins SK+I as a Staff Architect. Peter received his Master of Architecture from The Catholic University of America. Peter looks forward to working with SK+I and becoming an accomplished designer. He hopes to use architecture not only as a way to design the built environment, but to serve and strengthen the built community.
Abigail Brady, previously a summer intern with SK+I, has joined our team as a full-time Staff Architect after graduating with her Master of Architecture at The Catholic University of America. Abigail is forward-thinking, focused, has strong 3D modeling skills and looks forward to growing and expanding her knowledge in both the design and construction process.
We welcome back Project Architect, Darwin Carre. Darwin received his Master of Architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design. Darwin has over 15 years of experience in architecture with a particular focus on mixed-use, multifamily and military housing. His in-depth knowledge coupled with his drive to exceeding client expectations has become instrumental in the successful design development and coordination of complex, urban in-fill projects.
Claudia Aguilar joins as SK+I’s new accountant. Claudia has a successful track record overseeing the full accounting cycle and has successful trajectory in the implementation of special projects, including digital transformation strategies and accreditation and certification in the use and compliance of accounting systems.