Promotions at Mackey Mitchell Architects

Cindy Petzoldt By: Cindy Petzoldt

Four new Associates were recently announced at the firm including (alphabetically top to bottom) John Brown, Avik Guha, Lea McRoberts and Beth Kutterer-Sanchez.  Each person brings a special talent and extraordinary energy to the firm.

John Brown grew up outside Boston with a passion for all things historical. A graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Design in 2009 followed by a Masters of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, John joined the firm in 2012.  He’s been working on the new Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and the new residence halls at Miami University Oxford, Ohio.
John develops smart construction details and helps create office-wide BIM (Building Information Modeling) standards to improve the firm’s workflow.

Avik Guha graduated from the University of Florida with Bachelor of Science degrees in Architecture and Psychology. He then received his Master’s degrees in Architecture and Construction Management from Washington University in St. Louis. He came to Mackey Mitchell in 2012 and has demonstrated keen technology skills which have been applied to Washington University’s Olin School of Business, a new office building for Centene corporation, and student housing at Eastern Kentucky University. Actively involved with the Young Architects Forum, he is one of twelve intern architects nationwide serving on NCARB’s 2014-2015 Intern Think Tank. He regularly contributes to mentoring and organizing firm activities.

Architect Lea McRoberts, AIA, LEED BD+C graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Architecture and joined the firm in 2012. She has 10 years of architectural and interior design experience and is working on the Old Cathedral renovation and the $84 million Student Housing Village for Coastal Carolina University. She’s skilled at developing interior finish palettes and confidently communicates design solutions. She sits on the AIASTL board as an Associate Director and serves as a mentor for Art in Schools to promote architecture, art, and design in local schools.

Beth Kutterer-Sanchez graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. Joining the firm in 2012, she quickly embraced the challenges of student housing design and construction, and has worked on Rubelmann Hall and Olin School of Business at Washington University, and Coastal Carolina University Student Housing. Interested in renovation and historic preservation, she chairs the Columbia (Illinois) Historic Preservation Commission and is a member of the Columbia (Illinois) Architectural Review Board.

We acknowledge and recognize all their contributions to Mackey Mitchell’s success. Congratulations to each of you!