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09.26.2017 — MKA staff, friends, and family joined together on Saturday, September 23rd, to complete another successful community service project! This year we worked with the YWCA on several projects at their downtown facility. We had 60 volunteers in all, an MKA Community Service record!

Projects included painting, purchasing and assembling 72 pieces of furniture, potting succulent planters to brighten resident’s rooms, and designing and building 3 standing planter boxes for the resident’s rooftop garden.

This year’s co-leaders, Jennifer Diggs and Kelsey Price, made sure everything ran smoothly from day-one to build day. Additionally, individual team leaders planned logistics, design, and lead their teams on build day.

Thanks to everyone who participated — you are truly #MKAwesome!

» MKA Community Service Day 2017

03.17.2017 — Continually raising the bar and always striving for better at MKA, the following six individuals have been promoted to new heights:


Sean Clifton, P.E., S.E. LEED AP — Sean is focused on the unique design aspects of residential, hospitality buildings, and mixed-use developments.  Current projects include the Marriott AC/Le Meridien in Denver and the McCormick Place Marriott in Chicago.

Adam Theiss, P.E., S.E. — Adam has led the design of office and residential high-rise projects throughout the U.S.  Current projects include the River Point Office Tower and Wolf Point East Residential Tower, both in Chicago.


James Mahoney, P.E., LEED AP — James is an active member of MKA’s Healthcare Specialist Group, currently working on the UW Medicine Phase 3.2 project.

Peter Range, P.E., LEED AP BD+C — Peter is an active member of MKA’s Sports Specialist Group, currently working on the Detroit Redwings Event Center.

Griffin Smith, P.E., S.E., LEED AP — Griffin is an active member of the Cultural Specialist Group, currently working on the Seattle Opera Expansion at Seattle Center.

Jana Tetikova, P.E. — Jana focuses on high-rise residential towers and luxury hotels, and is currently working on the Trinity residential development in San Francisco.

» 2017 MKA Promotions

01.26.2017 — MKA is pleased to announce that Kevin Carroll, AUTODESK CP, AIA, and Sarah Moline, M.B.A., have joined MKA’s management team. Kevin, Building Information Model (BIM) Manager, will lead MKA’s BIM department, and Sarah, Communications and Marketing Manager, will lead the marketing department.

Kevin brings 28 years of experience as an AEC professional with a passion for design technology and its effective use to further collaborative projects. He is a licensed architect and has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Pierce College teaching Revit and 3D modeling.

Sarah has 15 years of marketing, communications, and management experience, most recently with Crane Aerospace & Electronics. She will be working closely with firm leaders to hone MKA’s strategic communication and marketing vision and goals, leveraging the firm’s rich 97-year history.

» Department Head Additions at MKA

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