Friday, December 18, 2015 – Omaha, Nebraska – Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture (APMA) today announced changes in leadership designed to support the firm’s rapid growth over the past year. Founding Principal, Perry Poyner has stepped down from the leadership responsibilities he has provided over the past 28 years of the now 50-person architecture, interior design and planning firm’s history. Although semi-retired, Perry will continue to work on special projects and offer his knowledge and experience as a valuable resource to the firm.
“Albert and I are extremely grateful and fortunate for our 28-year partnership with Perry,” said Principal Michael Alley. “His leadership, passion and energy have massively impacted the success of our firm, but his larger than life personality, commitment to our clients, the care he gives to his colleagues and his abiding friendship is what I treasure most. That is Perry’s lasting legacy to us all.”
“The business is strong and we have a great group of talented, caring people in place,” said Perry. “This is an appropriate time for me to step aside and pursue other interests, including time with grandkids, and continued work with local and international non-profits that help underserved communities.”
The firm has announced the recognition of the next generation of leadership by welcoming a new group of shareholders.
“The shareholder group represents a diverse cross-section of our firm; people who bring unique ideas and perspectives to the way we do business. They are a dedicated and passionate group of people who are masters of their craft,” stated Albert Macchietto, principal. “This group has taken ownership – literally and figuratively – of the firm and its continued success and growth.”
The new APMA shareholder class includes:
Laura Alley: business development and marketing
Dan Dolezal: architecture
Martin Kluck: architecture
Nancy Novak: interior design
Daric O’Neal: architecture
Jay Palu: architecture
Stuart Poyner: construction administration
Katrina Stoffel: interior design
Erin Trofholz: interior design
In addition to the new shareholders, the firm has welcomed eight new employees over the past 12 months. New team members include:
Adam Andrews: architecture
Joe Eisma: architecture
Monica Erickson: architecture
Jaime Lewis: interior design
Todd Moeller: architecture
Seraphim Carlson Mullins: human resources and administration
Brenda Nelson: architecture
Denise Powell: marketing and business development
Maureen Strahl: finance and administration
These new hires join at a pivotal point in the studio’s trajectory. Over the past year the firm has undertaken an array of major projects, including Dial’s Aksarben Senior Living Center, the University of Nebraska University Health Center / UNMC College of Nursing and the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, The Highlander at 75 North, Blackstone District Apartments, Countryside Community Church (part of the Tri-Faith Initiative) and the new Security National Bank building on Farnam Street, among others. The firm has recently won projects as diverse as a new library and cultural arts center in Columbus, Nebraska, the conversion of the historic OPPD Power Plant into an urban residential development on the Missouri Riverfront, and the design of a mixed-use building on 13th and Cass Street in downtown Omaha.
“It’s a good time to be at Alley Poyner Macchietto. We have the best talent, work with an incredible group of clients, and we are poised for growth in the years to come,” said Michael Alley.