September 05, 2023

2023 Firm Advancements

Left to right: David Trapp, Christy Choi, Kendra Heimes, Shelley McDavid, and Alex Olevitch.

We are excited to announce the advancement of five staff members who are working to question, explore, and improve the built environment.

Our new Associates and Senior Accountant demonstrate exceptional commitment to KieranTimberlake's mission and values. Advancement recognizes each person's leadership qualities and valuable experience.

New Associates

Kendra Heimes, Assoc. AIA Kendra's interest in complex problem solving has led to her involvement in a variety of projects, including a study for the US Embassy in Prague, a new science building at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and the completion of a new café at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. She is currently leading a nuanced residence hall renovation at a prominent research university. Kendra's passion for collaboration extends to her roles in KieranTimberlake's mentorship and knowledge management groups and the Philadelphia Women in Architecture (WIA) executive committee. 
Shelley McDavid, AIA Shelley brings attention to detail and design sensibility honed through previous residential experience to diverse projects in the office. She contributed to the final completion of the John A. Paulson Center at New York University, addressing complex field issues and coordinating punch listing of 735,000 gsf. Currently, she is the project architect for the Miller Theater, a multi-faceted renovation that will reinforce the theater's historic and cultural significance. 
Alex Olevitch, AIA Alex brings curiosity, rigor, and an emphatic belief in the value of collaboration to architectural practice. He has worked on several academic projects from the earliest design phases through construction, including the new Scaife Hall at Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently leading the architectural side of a design-build partnership of the new Interdisciplinary Engineering Building at the University of Washington.  
David Trapp, AIA David seeks to thoughtfully mediate scale between planning and detailing, building consensus among a myriad of stakeholders from programming through construction. He recently guided the completion of a new permanent exhibition at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is currently working with the St. Paul's School in New Hampshire on a comprehensive campus plan and performing arts study.  

New Senior Accountant

Christy Choi As a key member of KieranTimberlake's finance team, Christy interacts with staff, consultants, and clients on key areas such as expenses, consultant invoicing, and billing. She also assists the team with various financial reporting, audit, and tax deadlines. Christy's attention to detail enables her to find new ways to optimize and streamline our processes to lead to better outcomes for everyone we collaborate with. 
See the rest of our interdisciplinary team of architects, researchers, communicators, and business professionals here