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Architecture firm names president and CEO

January 7, 2016
| By Pat Evans |
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Bjorn Green
Bjorn Green. Courtesy TowerPinkster

A local architecture firm has picked its next leader.

TowerPinkster said today that it has named Bjorn Green its president and CEO, effective immediately.

Green most recently served as TowerPinkster’s senior principal and planner and has helped lead the firm’s efforts in business development, health care and the Kalamazoo market.

The firm has offices in downtown Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

Green is succeeding Arnie Mikon, who has held the position for the last decade and plans to retire at the end of 2016.

Prior to his retirement, Mikon will retain his position on the firm's board of directors and continue working with the firm as a consultant.

“Bjorn has demonstrated his management abilities and strengthened the firm’s presence as a design leader in architecture and engineering throughout Michigan,” Mikon said. “He has excelled at leading TowerPinkster’s collaborative team-based approach to design, which has resulted in significant and enhanced growth for the company.”

Green said Mikon has been “a great mentor to me and our firm’s team.”

“I am honored to lead TowerPinkster well into the future,” Green said.

Green has been with TowerPinkster for eight years.

He was also a designer with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago, which included a master plan for property on Detroit’s riverfront near the Renaissance Center, and has worked with Walt Design Imagineering and The Chicago Consultants Studio.

Green's professional involvement includes the American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association – American Institute of Certified Planners, as well as the boards of the Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and Southwest Michigan First.

Green holds a degree in architecture from the University of Miami in Fla. 

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