Renee has over 13 years of experience in architecture and community development in New Hampshire, Japan, France, Massachusetts, and Texas. Most recently, Renee worked for Metalab in Houston where she assisted with design development and construction documents for a variety of architecture, planning, product design, and public art projects, including numerous rehabilitation projects. Her work at Metalab included collaboration with professional artists in the fabrication of large scale components for a number of public art installations. While at MIT, she was a photographic assistant to Andrea Frank in the MIT Program of Art, Culture and Technology. She is an ICC Certified Plans Examiner and worked on design, planning, and historical research projects for the City of Nashua, New Hampshire for 10 years. Since joining AOS, she has contributed to our projects for Los Poblanos Historic Inn, Siler Yard Arts + Creativity Center, and the Palace of the Governors.
Ryan worked on a variety of large institutional and public works projects prior to joining Atkin Olshin Schade Architects and has experience in all phases of design and construction He has specialized expertise in master planning, 3D modeling and rendering.
Ryan earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Drexel University where he studied in Barcelona, South Korea & Japan. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was awarded the bronze medal in the prestigious Michael Pearson Prize for his thesis.
Joanne has experience in schematic design and 3D modeling for multi-generational housing. Her expertise with many digital representation techniques support her work in all phases of the design process. Joanne has also worked as a music editor, teaching assistant and architectural marketing intern.
Born in Singapore and raised in Beijing, Joanne is passionate about travel, food, and the built environment. She studied Urban Design and Architectural Studies in New York City and Florence, Italy while at New York University and received her Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute where she graduated with honors.
Aaron is currently studying Architecture at Drexel University and working with us full time on several projects including Azalea Apartments, Lafayette Gateway Student Housing, and the Student Center at Loomis Chaffee School. Aaron is the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship and the Distinguished Young Architect Honor. He recently completed a study abroad program in Florence, Italy which focused on Renaissance Architecture and field sketching. Aaron is also an active member of the American Institute of Architecture Students.
Aaron is an expert at Revit modelling and documentation. Prior to joining our firm he gained experience in educational, healthcare, and transportation design projects.
Nestor is a multi-discipline designer with experience in the fields of Architecture and Graphic Design. Nestor manages the development of our firms marketing materials including proposals, portfolios, and other promotional items. He is in charge of website maintenance, developing news articles, and maintaining our social media. In addition to his marketing role, he also provides support on our project work when needed.
Nestor studied Architecture at Drexel University and has a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences from Rutgers University where he was honored for his achievement in Independent Study and Research.
Elizabeth McKeon works alongside our Comptroller and provides administrative support to coordinate our firm's human resources and financial management. She has a wide range of experience including administrative and bookkeeping positions at Philadelphia Tour Guides and CompusolveUSA. Elizabeth obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Lesley College.
Gustaf Kamp specializes in managing complex projects for civic institutions, public infrastructure, and emergency service facilities. He has an extensive understanding of historic construction techniques, significant experience in documenting existing facilities, and he uses his technical acumen to seamlessly integrate design strategies with cost effective, efficient, and appropriate systems upgrades. His broad project experience is testament to his ability to decipher complicated challenges. His work is focused on creating functional, efficient, and sustainable solutions for public and private institutions, while creating appropriate responses for dynamic user-groups. His primary asset in complex projects is to bring the broad spectrum of issues, knowledge, and interests to the table, and to quickly pinpoint solutions that serve the diverse demands of project managers, administrators, employees, and user groups.
Gus received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a LEED Associate, Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator, and a Volunteer Firefighter for the Conshohocken Fire Department.
Jennifer has experience in commercial interiors and in model fabrication for professional projects and exhibitions. In addition to her professional work, she served as an AmeriCorps Assistant Team Leader in Denver, where she was nominated 2013 Corps Member of the Year and worked with several affordable housing and community improvement organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Rebuild Together and The Cezar Chavez Foundation. Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from The Cooper Union. She is the recipient of the Abraham E. Kazan Award given to a graduating student whose thesis demonstrated excellence in urban design.
Tony Atkin, FAIA who founded our firm in 1979, passed away in 2015 after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. During this time he continued to work, teach, and support those around him. He approached architecture as a way of making places that engaged people in meaningful activities. Tony had a passion for helping our clients find fulfillment and joy in the spaces we design for them. Tony led the design for many of our firm’s projects, which have ranged geographically from an eco-hotel in China to academic buildings in New England and the Southwest. He had extensive education, museum and arts experience; many of these projects have won significant design awards.
Tony was a natural teacher in our practice, at his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, where he was on the faculty of the Graduate School of Design, and at the University of New Mexico.
He authored and edited three books, including Structure and Meaning in Human Settlements (2005), for which he contributed a chapter on the evolution of settlement at the Zuni Pueblo. He supported the completion of the master plan for Colorado College and began designs for Santo Domingo Pueblo, Los Poblanos, and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden—wonderful projects that are being realized by our Santa Fe office. His vision and humanity continues to inform our practice as it grows and thrives.
Garron Yepa was born and raised in New Mexico and brings his cultural and regional knowledge to every architectural project. As the son of a Navajo (Dine) mother, and a Jemez Pueblo (Towa) father Garron has a unique perspective on architecture and design. Being a fluent Towa speaker has given him insight into another way of describing the world around him. He has continued his learning with extended stays in New Hampshire, Alaska, and New York City - always returning home to restore his grounding in his communities.
He has worked on a wide range of projects including commercial interiors, affordable housing, hospitality, and preservation.
Garron has a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Engineering and Native American Studies from Dartmouth College and a Master of Architecture from the University of New Mexico.
Walt Stevens has over 30 years of office and accounting management experience and is responsible for contract management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and the overall financial management of our firm. Walt is also the human resources and benefits coordinator. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University.
Sara is an experienced Project Manager and has worked on many of our significant projects for academic institutions. She was the Project Architect for the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and for Brown Hall at Princeton University, both of which received awards for their design. Her experience includes multiple projects at Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania, the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, and the Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA.
Sara holds a B.Arch. from Drexel University, summa cum laude. She is the 2009 recipient of the Henry Adams award given by the American Institute of Architects to the top student from each accredited university’s architecture program.
Mason has experience working on a variety of institutional projects. His documentation ability - including hand sketching, digital modeling, and construction documentation brings value to all phases of design. He has supported our work on the Lehigh University Police Station, the Music Department at University of Delaware, Root Hall at Hamilton College, and the Santiago Christian School in the Dominican Republic.
Mason earned a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University where he was a winner of the Louis Sullivan Masonry Competition.
Phil has great proficiency in project design, documentation, and management and has worked on a variety of large institutional projects including the Student Center and a new residence hall at the Loomis Chaffee School, and renovations to Louis Kahn’s historic Richards Medical Laboratories at the University of Pennsylvania. He has additional experience in preservation and affordable housing design.
Phil graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Drexel University where he was awarded the Rose Ashe Award in 2012 and was a finalist in the 2016 John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture. He also received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal which is presented to a graduating student who has shown an ability for leadership, performed willing service for his school, and gives promise of real professional merit through his attitude and personality.
Evan has over 14 years of architectural design, project management, and construction management experience. Prior to joining Atkin Olshin Schade Architects he was part of the prototyping team Starbucks’ initiative to build all new, company-owned stores to achieve LEED certification. As principal of IE Architecture he oversaw the award-winning Irving Gill-Morgan House historic restoration, a number of ground up custom homes and the restoration of several celebrated mid-century modern architectural landmarks of Los Angeles.
Since joining our firm he has managed the sustainable design and certification process for the LEED Silver certified Miller Campus Center at SMU-in-Taos, a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit development for Santo Domingo Pueblo, the first project in New Mexico to utilize the 2015 Enterprise Green Communities Standards, and renovations and additions to Los Poblanos.
Evan has a Master of Science in Real Estate from the University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
Ruthie enjoys being involved in all aspects of architecture design and documentation and has worked on a variety of project types including preservation, new construction, and master planning. She is currently Project Architect for several of the firm’s preservation projects, including the Eastern State Penitentiary Archives, Building 57 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and the Metropolitan Opera House. The Met is being restored as 4,000 seat concert venue and is seeking Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives.
Ruthie graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Ruthie is the recipient of the Anthony Nicholas Brady Garvan Award for an Outstanding Thesis for her Master’s thesis focusing on the design of architectural reconstructions and historic sites.
Miriam was born and raised in New Mexico and is a member of the Navajo Nation with additional family roots in the Hopi Tribe. In addition to her experience in architectural design, Miriam has traveled the region working on a range of commercial, institutional and tribal interior design projects.
Since joining Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, Miriam has worked on the preservation plan for Las Vegas, NM City Hall and new housing for Santo Domingo Pueblo. She has also worked on GIS mapping for the Pueblo de Cochiti Plaza Revitalization Plan and Kewa Pueblo Historic Building Inventory. Miriam is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Planning and Design.
Paul enjoys the challenges of project management for architecture and planning projects. He takes a thoughtful approach to resolving the myriad complexities encountered during planning, design and construction, because he finds that success is ultimately defined by meeting client expectations while producing something visionary.
Paul has been the project manager for many of our educational clients such as Friends Select School, Santiago Christian School, The Episcopal Academy, Camelot Schools of Pennsylvania, Russell Byers Charter School and the Loomis Chaffee School.
Paul received his Bachelor of Architecture cum laude from Drexel University, where he was a finalist for the Michael Pearson Thesis Prize and the John Stewardson Memorial Competition in Architecture; he also received the Anthony and Lewis Marzullo Traveling Scholarship. Paul has been involved with many volunteer activities that have advanced our profession and that support other young architects. He is currently a Board Member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and is the recipient of the 2016 Young Architect Award from the Philadelphia Chapter AIA.
Shawn has learned that architecture performs best when it comes from a deep engagement with the community it serves. His goal is to untangle the many issues that can impede the vision and execution of a project, so communities have a voice in the process.
Shawn is the principal in charge of our Santa Fe office and the director of preservation and cultural projects. He has led master plans for many large and complex historic communities, including the pueblos of Cochiti, Ohkay Owingeh and Santo Domingo in New Mexico, Fort Apache in Arizona, and Eastern State Penitentiary and the Penn Museum in Pennsylvania. Shawn recently managed our projects for the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Colorado College, and the Corbett Center Student Union at New Mexico State University.
Shawn studied architecture at Texas A & M University as an undergraduate and received his Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught architectural design at Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of New Mexico. Nationally recognized as a leader in historic preservation, he has spoken at numerous regional and national preservation and museum conferences, and is the current vice-president of the New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance. In 2010, he received the prestigious James Marston Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship, through which he collaborated with Pueblo tribes of the American Southwest on a study of their contemporary preservation and rehabilitation efforts.
Mike enjoys solving problems through the practice of architecture. He likes the daily experience of translating what he hears from clients and other team members into action, be it through understanding technical issues or by building consensus.
Mike coordinates the sustainable design initiatives for Atkin Olshin Schade Architects and is the firm’s technical and quality control director, where his skills in facilitation and promoting knowledge across the practice come to the fore. He has led the design and documentation phases on a variety of projects, including the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the LEED Gold Certified North Philadelphia Law Center for Community Legal Services, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, and Richards Medical Labs at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mike received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a regular speaker at design and sustainability conferences and is active in several committees of the Center City Residents Association.
Sam believes that the practice of architecture is about finding the balance between the history that informs the site and the people who use it. He enjoys forging a personal connection with his clients to best understand how a building will function over its lifespan. Sam likes drawing by hand to visualize projects and communicate ideas, and believes that sketch concept drawings express the spirit and potential of a design concept.
Sam is responsible for a wide range of educational, religious and preservation projects. He has led the design of many of the firm’s award-winning projects, including the multi-phase renovation project for Temple Adath Israel’s well known Pietro Belluschi-designed synagogue, and renovations to Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church and Brown Hall at Princeton University. Other recent or current work includes projects at University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, Franklin and Marshall College, Hamilton College, and Lafayette College.
Sam received a Bachelor of Arts in Design of the Environment and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is an assistant lecturer at Bryn Mawr College. He is a past recipient of AIA Philadelphia’s Young Architect Award and currently serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Youthbuild Philadelphia Charter School, and the Philadelphia Carpenter's Company Management Committee.
Lisa enjoys bringing people to common ground and helping them solve the difficult problems that arise in architecture, planning, and design. For Lisa, managing a project is about determining our clients’ goals and making sure they are communicated and carried through, from early planning through construction completion. Lisa fine tunes the vision of the design team to each client’s unique situation and organizational context.
She manages many of our projects for educational and religious institutions including the award winning renovations to Brown Hall at Princeton University, renovations to Temple Adath Israel in Merion Station, PA, and additions and renovations to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, IN.
Lisa received a Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College and Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the Spruce Hill Civic Association Zoning Committee.