Press Release

Announcing the Promotion of Three New Associates

NEW HAVEN, CT (April 2016) — Pickard Chilton is proud to announce the promotion of Jonathan Aprati AIA, LEED AP; Michael Hensley AIA, LEED AP BD+C; and Seung Hwan Namgoong AIA, LEED AP BD+C to Associate. 

Further augmenting the firm’s next generation of leadership, these three architects were recognized for their commitment to design excellence, dedication to client service, and mentorship. Exemplifying professionalism, technical and design expertise, and leadership, they have consistently distinguished themselves for key contributions to their projects as well as the success and growth of the studio.

Mr. Aprati, Mr. Hensley and Mr. Namgoong have collaborated in the design of many of the firm’s highly successful and notable projects, including the ExxonMobil Campus Project in Houston, Texas; the Devon Energy Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; The Atrium in Dubai; Northwestern Mutual’s Tower and Commons in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Eaton House in Dublin, Ireland; and the Y2 Development in Tokyo, Japan. Additionally, they serve as mentors to local high school students as volunteers with the New Haven Chapter of the ACE Mentor Program.

“These new firm leaders have demonstrated a consistent commitment to design excellence at the highest level,” said Jon Pickard FAIA, RIBA Principal of Pickard Chilton. “We are confident that they will continue to deliver the degree of service that our clients have come to expect and, more importantly, deserve.”

“Each demonstrate exceptional talent and have been at the forefront of the firm’s efforts to implement the latest technologies and advance our efforts in sustainable design,” noted Principal William D. Chilton FAIA, RIBA. “Each project they have touched has been elevated as a result of their unique contributions.”

“These designers have appropriately earned the respect and trust of their clients as well as their colleagues,” said Principal Anthony Markese AIA, RIBA, LEED AP.  “They have embraced our studio culture and will ensure a transformational future with renewed vitality and innovation.”