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Architecture firm adds to team

July 26, 2017
| By Pat Evans |
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Tom Sturr
Tom Sturr. Courtesy TowerPinkster

A Grand Rapids architecture firm has added 10 employees to its team.

TowerPinskter, which also provides engineering and interior design services, said this week it added the employees to its offices in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo during the first half of this year.

“The growth of our team is directly correlated with our expansion and success in the Midwest marketplace,” said Bjorn Green, president and CEO, TowerPinkster.

“Our new team members are essential to our strategic plan, set in place to help us broaden our reach and expand our capabilities and services.”

Tom Sturr

Sturr was added to the TowerPinkster team as a senior project architect.

He has 32 years of architecture experience across the globe.

He works in government, health care, commercial development and education.

One of the most significant projects of his career was the $100-million expansion of the Nanjing Airport Terminal in Nanjing, China.

Nick Wallis

Wallis joined the firm as a architectural project coordinator.

While living in Beijing, he helped design the Nanjing Green Lighthouse.

He graduated from Lawrence Technological University. 

Karl Kinkema

Kinkema joined the firm as a senior project architect.

He has more than 25 years of experience.

He works on hospital facilities, medical office buildings, sports facilities and commercial buildings.

He holds a master of architecture from the University of Michigan.

Elizabeth Slaski

Slaski joined the firm as an architectural designer.

She holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Douglas Milburn

Milburn joined the firm as a project manager.

He has 15 years of experience and is an active member in the American Institute of Architects Michigan Mentoring Network.

He is a graduate of the University of Illinois.

Kyle Boston

Boston joined the firm as a mechanical designer.

He has 18 years of experience.

Angela Bowles

Bowles joinded the firm as an interior designer, returning to West Michigan from California.

She has a degree from the Art Institute of California in Sacramento.

Lindsay Gadbois

Gadbois joined the firm as a lanscape designer, returning to Grand Rapids from Washington.

She graduated from the University of Washington College of Built Environments.


Rosa Kelly was hired as an administrative coordinator, and Nick Covey was added as an IT support specialist.

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