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March 20, 2017

Lord Aeck Sargent Promotes Three in Chapel Hill Office

Leading Architecture and Planning Firm Continues Nurturing Talent and Growth from Within

ATLANTA, Ga.March 20, 2017 – Lord Aeck Sargent recently promoted 19 associates and senior associates, including three within its Chapel Hill office. The leading architecture, design and planning firm has six offices that focus on responsive design, technical expertise and sustainable practices.

Its design staff represents a broad range of expertise including registered architects, preservation planners, interior designers, urban designers, material specialists, land planners, cost estimators, building performance analysts and zoning specialists.

  • With the firm since 2012, Kelly Yates, AIA, was promoted to Senior Associate after having worked on several projects including the
  • David Gange, RA, LEED Green Associate, was promoted to Associate and works on local projects including the Warren Wilson College New Academic Building in Asheville, N.C., and East Carolina University’s Life Sciences and Technology Building.
  • James Crissinger, RA, LEED AP, was also promoted to Associate and has recently worked as project architect at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C. The project is a partial renovation of their existing science building and a 30,000-square-foot addition and scheduled for completion in August 2017.

“As valuable members of the Lord Aeck Sargent team, these rising stars provide local expertise and years of invaluable experience to our Chapel Hill office,” said Joe Greco, President of Lord Aeck Sargent. “We are excited to see our colleagues excel and want to provide them with greater opportunities for growth. These are the emerging leaders who will continue to drive the passion and excellence of Lord Aeck Sargent in Chapel Hill.”

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Lord Aeck Sargent is an award-winning architectural and urban planning firm serving clients in academic, historic preservation, science and technology, interiors, arts and cultural, multi-family housing and mixed-use, and urban design and planning markets. The firm’s experts in these practice areas, who have deep regional and national experience and relationships, collaborate across six offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Lexington, Kentucky; and Washington, D.C. It has been named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle's Top 25 Architectural Firms 15 times, received American Institute of Architects’ National Honor Award and has been in Engineering News-Record Magazine’s Top 500 Design Firms list 10 times. Lord Aeck Sargent is No. 88 on ENR’s Top 100 Green Design Firms list, and has been named a Top Green Design firm by multiple publications 16 times. For more information, visit the firm at