SEATTLE, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global architecture and design firm Callison announced today that Sam Spata, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the firm as Principal in charge of the New York office. Mr. Spata brings more than 25 years of experience as an executive architect and designer across a wide range of industries and has managed significant divisions for leading, globally recognized firms in New York and London over his distinguished career.
"I am excited to be a part of this high quality organization," said Spata. "Callison services the best brands across so many industries and regions."
Mr. Spata joins Callison from STV, where he served as Executive Vice President of the Building + Facilities Division. Over the course of his career, Spata has been recognized as a thought leader in practice and project delivery. He is co-chair of LeanNYC - the New York chapter of the Lean Construction Institute. Mr Spata is active with the Urban Land Institute and sits on the boards of the Salvadori Center and the City College of New York alumni association.
"We believe Sam's experience and talents will offer great value to our clients and we are proud to welcome him into the Callison family," said John Jastrem, Callison Chairman and CEO.
Mr. Spata holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from City University of New York City College. He is a registered architect in multiple states and a LEED accredited professional for more than 10 years.
Founded in 1975, Callison is a global architecture firm in retail, corporate, mixed-use, urban planning, residential, hospitality, mission critical and healthcare in markets worldwide. With offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Dallas, Scottsdale, New York, London, Dubai, Beijing and Shanghai, Callison is one of the largest design firms based in the United States. For more information, visit www.callison.com.