We’re delighted to announce the expansion of the firm’s leadership with the promotion of Michael Maza AIA, LEED AP and David Whitehill AIA to Partner. Their commitment to providing excellence in design and oustanding service to our clients has been invaluable to the firms’ success. They join the firm’s four current partners: Frances Halsband FAIA, Alex Diez AIA, LEED AP, Michael A. Nieminen FAIA, and George K. George AIA.
Michael Maza AIA, LEED AP joined the firm in 2005 and became an Associate in 2010. He has distinguished himself as a designer and expert manager of construction for complex projects, from new buildings to the renovation of historically significant structures on college and university campuses. Michael’s recent accomplishments include serving as project manager for the renovation of historic Welch Hall Library at The Rockefeller University in New York City, and the complete reconstruction of the iconic modernist Humanities Building at SUNY Purchase College. He is currently managing teams for the conversion of two townhouses into active learning spaces for The Allen-Stevenson School, an independent K-9 school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and the renovation of a nine-story historic building for flexible academic office space for New York University. Michael is a registered architect in New York and New Jersey. As a LEED accredited professional, Michael provides leadership in the office for sustainable design. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts from the College of William & Mary, and a Master of Architecture from The School of Design at North Carolina State University.
David Whitehill AIA joined the firm in 2008 and became an Associate in 2011. In 2013, he opened KHA’s Massachusetts office in Northampton. David has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the design and management of diverse projects for higher education, cultural, and religious clients. His recent accomplishments include serving as project manager for the transformation of a historic theological seminary building into a multidisciplinary research incubator at the University of Chicago, and the renovation of and addition to South College, one of the oldest buildings on the University of Massachusetts/Amherst campus to provide office and instructional space for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. He is currently managing a multi-disciplinary team for the expansion and renovation of Friends Seminary, an independent K-12 school in New York City, as well as researching the restoration of a Richard Neutra house in Litchfield, CT. In addition, David is a presenter at professional conferences, collaborating with college and university educators, planners, and administrators to share his experiences with designing collaborative learning spaces. David is a registered architect in New York and Massachusetts. He is a member of the Community Preservation Committee in Northampton, MA. David holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland School of Architecture, where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Thesis Prize, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics also from the University of Maryland.