Celebrating Promotions! STR Expanding Leadership Team With Six New Associate Principals

STR Partners is pleased to announce the promotion of six employees to our leadership team. Sandra Moon, Paul Brock, Don Hansen, Andrew Phelps, Ken Shiokawa, and Scott Kuehn, will assume their new roles as Associate Principals effective immediately. An Associate Principal serves directly under the Partner/Principal and is the main point-of-contact for clients on projects they manage. In this role, Sandra, Paul, Don, Andrew, Ken, and Scott will provide design oversight, leadership, and mentorship for our internal design team while upholding STR’s values from the office to the project site.

Meet Our Associate Principals

Sandra Moon, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal. One of our most experienced architects, Sandra specializes in the design of K-12 schools. She will continue to lead many of our design efforts, while now serving as the main point-of-contact for those projects. Sandra is a strong communicator with a close attention to detail, keeping design standards high and making sure client needs are met. She often serves as a quality reviewer for many of our projects.

Paul Brock, LEED AP, Associate Principal. Paul leads many of our K-12 schools projects. With a background in construction and custom-build projects, he brings a unique understanding of the building process. He works closely with our design principals with a focus on high schools, and will continue in this role while now serving as the main point-of-contact for those projects.

Don Hansen, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal. Don successfully manages many of our district-wide improvement projects, often working on dozens of schools within a single district to complete projects over summer vacation. He has particular expertise working with municipalities to expedite the permitting and zoning process. Don will serve as the main point-of-contact for clients on projects he manages, and will advise STR design teams on permitting and zoning requirements, as well as life safety codes.

Andrew Phelps, Associate Principal. Andy manages many of our large school district clients. His significant experience in field observation and management, as well as life safety, makes him particularly skilled at helping clients update and enhance their existing facilities. Andy will serve as the main point-of-contact for clients on projects he manages, while advising design teams on field observation and management.

Ken Shiokawa, AIA, Associate Principal of Design. In his new role, Ken will lead efforts to maintain our design excellence across all projects. He will serve as a resource for design teams in the office, providing input and guidance across all projects. Ken has a long-tenured history at STR working closely with our principals to design schools to meet 21st Century education and community needs.

Scott Kuehn, Associate Principal of Operations. In this role, Scott will oversee STR’s standard of project delivery. Often serving as a quality reviewer, Scott will use his sharp focus on construction documents to make sure our drawings conform to the STR Way: Clear, Simple, and Easy-to-Understand. Scott is very experienced in designing additions and renovations to older existing buildings, creating 21st  Century learning spaces out of 20th Century facilities. He also serves as a co-chairperson for STR’s project management program.

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