HLW International Announces Staff Promotions at New York Headquarters Promotions From Within HLW Build on a Long History of Excellence

NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HLW is pleased to announce several promotions in the New York office. Edward Shim was promoted to Principal and Elizabeth Burow, Lee Devore, RA, and Jaclyn Whitaker, RA, were promoted to Senior Associates. Matthew Bishop, John Crimmins, CPA, Khyati Dutt, RA, Patricia Duval, Deirdre Gould, Shehab Hossain, Carolyn Morin, RA, Tamar Moy, Katherine Richbourg, RA, Oscar Segal, PE, and Alvin Tabar, PE, were promoted to Associates.

"We are thrilled to have so many talented people on board," said Susan Boyle, Managing Partner. "We believe that if we are fostering a company culture that promotes individual initiative and innovation, that we are investing in the next generation of leadership in both our architectural practice and the design industry as a whole."

HLW has experienced significant growth in recent years in a number of sectors, including workplace strategy, sustainability, adaptive-reuse, and high-rise residential and mixed-use planning and design. The firm's tradition of grooming talent from within the company is indicative of this growth strategy. For example, recent hires and promotions within the Strategy & Discovery group reflect an ongoing investment in expertise related to workplace strategy, real estate portfolio planning, change management and global guidelines.

"HLW is committed to nurturing talent and leadership in our New York office and throughout our organization," said Jennifer Brayer, Partner and Director of the New York office, which serves as the international architectural firm's headquarters. "The ingenuity and creativity that these individuals exhibit on a daily basis are encouraged, supported and celebrated by management; at HLW, we are the sum of our people."

During the world-renowned architectural firm's 125-year history, HLW's tradition of grooming talent from within the company has yielded remarkable success for its clients.

Biographies of HLW New York Promotions


Ed Shim—Mr. Shim joined HLW more than nine years ago as a Senior Designer. During this tenure, he became the Design Director of HLW's Architectural Design Group. He accomplished this while building an impressive resume of built work and repeat clients, including the 27-story Hilton Grand Vacations Club on West 5th Street in Manhattan and the 450,000 –square-foot addition to the Liberty Harbor North Redevelopment District, 225 Grand, in Jersey City. In addition to designing multiple buildings in the Shanghai region, Mr. Shim has made significant contributions to the tri-state area, including projects for BMW, Hofstra University, Ironstate Development and Mack-Cali Realty Corporation.

Senior Associates

Elizabeth Burow—Ms. Burow plays a critical role in HLW's Strategy & Discovery group. Her strengths as a designer and workplace strategist include proficiency in bridging disciplines, creating unified solutions, and transforming the values of a client and end-user into successful projects. Projects for Google, Medicines Company and NBC number among her recent successes. 

Lee Devore, RA—Mr. Devore is a strong collaborator, communicator and innovator. As Project Architect, he has strengthened HLW's relationships with repeat clients, such as Google and Wells Fargo, through his hands-on, efficient and strategic management of multiple projects.

Jaclyn Whitaker, RA—Ms. Whitaker is highly adept at integrating sustainability goals and the architectural and client vision for a project. Her expertise includes sustainability and LEED administration. Since joining HLW in 2010, she has played a pivotal role in expanding the scope and impact of the firm's in-house LEED project certification initiatives and Google's Healthy Materials Program.

Headshots are available upon request.

About HLW International

Sustaining a successful practice for over 125 years, HLW remains a strong, innovative and progressive organization with offices strategically placed around the world to support our clients. The firm continues to design buildings and interior places for a diverse portfolio of clients ranging from broadcast and media, financial corporations, technology, academic institutions, and multi-family and mixed-use buildings.

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