BANGOR, ME, Dec. 31, 2013 – WBRC Architects ⋅ Engineers, a full-service architecture and engineering firm with offices in Maine and Florida, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Chambers, Michael Johanning, Laura Adcock and Mat Ward to Senior Associate and Shareholder, and Paul Monyok and John Kenney to Associate.
“These promotions recognize the achievements of our talented professionals and are critical to our future success,” says WBRC president Doug Whitney.
The promotions span all three offices – with four individuals appointed in Bangor, one recognized in Portland and another promoted in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
Among the Senior Associates announced is 30-year WBRC veteran Mark Chambers. The Bangor-based Senior Engineering Designer graduated from Eastern Maine Community College with a degree in Building Construction Technology, and became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2005. Among his many community contributions, Chambers has served on the Brewer School Board for 12 years and is a current board member of the Brewer High School District Trustees.
Laura Adcock, AIA, CDT, joined WBRC’s Lakewood Ranch office in 2005 after achieving a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Mississippi State University and an Associate in Arts degree from St. Petersburg Junior College in 2000. She became licensed as an architect in 2009 and was selected as WBRC Associate in 2011. She has the distinction of being the firm’s second female shareholder in its history. (WBRC’s first was Gertrud Ebbeson, who retired from WBRC 35 years ago.) Adcock is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Air Force Sergeant’s Association. She is actively involved in the Sarasota-area community, serving as a Goodwill Ambassador and member of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) for Lakewood Ranch, volunteer for The Miracle League of Manasota and member of Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch.
Portland-based Michael Johanning, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CDT, NCARB, achieved his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, and spent a semester studying in Warsaw, Poland. He joined WBRC in 2000 and became a licensed architect in 2007. He has the distinction of having worked in all three of WBRC’s Bangor, Florida, and Portland regional offices and was the founding Associate of the Portland Office in 2006. As a Project Architect for WBRC, he has overseen such projects as the Ocean Avenue Elementary School in Portland and Cumberland County Civic Center Renovation.
Mat Ward, AIA, NCARB, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1996, and brought 11 years of experience in architecture when he joined WBRC in 2007. As a Project Manager for WBRC, he has overseen such projects as the University of Maine’s Offshore Wind Laboratory and Hannaford Augusta, the world’s first Platinum LEED-certified supermarket.
John Kenney, PhD, PE, LEED AP, has a Doctoral Degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota and worked nine years as a wildlife biologist before joining WBRC. Kenney has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine, received his LEED AP certification in 2006, and became a licensed professional engineer in 2008. He is a current member of the Bangor Planning Board, the Bangor Humane Society Board of Directors, and is a former trustee for the Bangor Water District.
Paul Monyok, PE, LEED AP, graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He became a licensed professional engineer in January of 2009, and later that year achieved his LEED AP certification.
“We congratulate all of these individuals,” says Whitney. “They have exhibited exceptional leadership abilities and are instrumental to our growth strategy and commitment to long-standing, exemplary service to our clients.”
WBRC has achieved numerous awards for its sustainable design and leadership practices. Most recently, it was awarded the AGC Build New England Grand Honor Award as part of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences building team. For details on the firm, visit wbrcae.com.
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About WBRC Architects ⋅ Engineers
WBRC Architects ⋅ Engineers provides architecture and engineering design services for education, healthcare, corporate, government, and retail clients throughout the U.S. and Atlantic Canada from offices in Bangor and Portland, Maine, and Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Founded in 1902, WBRC is one of the oldest architecture firms in Maine and has been recognized for its design and sustainable practices. For more information, visit www.wbrcae.com.
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