New president, new office location for DTW Architects
DURHAM – DTW Architects & Planners has announced leadership changes at the firm.
Robert Sotolongo has taken over as president of the firm following the retirement of John Thompson, who had more than 30 years as a partner with the firm.
While Thompson will still be in the office working on some projects, he is leaving the partnership and is seeking a more unhurried pace, according to a news release.
Paul Young, who has 14 years of experience with the firm, is joining
Sotolongo as a partner. He is the firm’s corporate treasurer.
The firm relocated its offices to Gregson Street at the first of the year.
Architecture firm announces promotions
DURHAM – The Freelon Group announced that Teri S. Canada, John Foley, Dennis Freeland, and Janene Winstead have been promoted to senior associates.
Canada, a project manager at the firm, is currently project manager for projects including the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, the Auburn Avenue Research Library, and the Historic Emancipation Park project.
Foley, a senior project manager, is on the project team for the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Freeland, a senior project architect, is currently on the project team for District of Columbia Public Library, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, and the Historic Emancipation Park project.
Winstead, an interior designer, is currently on the project team for N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Cherry Hospital, and the Durham County Human Services Complex.
The Freelon Group is a 60-person architectural firm founded by
Philip G. Freelon in 1990. Its design portfolio centers on projects in higher education, science/technology, libraries and museum and cultural center projects.
Healing Waters announces cosmetic clinic director
DURHAM – Sandy McManus, a registered nurse, has been hired as cosmetic clinic director at the medical aesthetic clinic Healing Waters Spa & Cosmetic Clinic.
In her position, McManus will be responsible for overseeing all clinical operations, including scheduling, patient care, consultations and meeting location goals, according to a news release.
Additionally, she will work alongside nursing staff to promote the medical esthetics expertise that the clinic offers its patients.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in psychology, McManus went on to complete her registered nurse certification at Wake Technical Community College. She worked part-time with Healing Waters during nursing school.
Durham man graduates from Davey training
KENT, Ohio – Anthony Wright of Durham has graduated from the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences, a training program of the The Davey Tree Expert Co.
Wright is a foreman at Davey’s Raleigh office. He completed a month-long training program that has been conducted by the company since 1909, according to a news release.
The program includes classroom and field exercises in climbing and safety procedures, tree and plant care, disease and pest diagnosis, management practices and team building.
Institute attendees were drawn from Davey operations throughout North America and had to be nominated by their field managers and approved by corporate management to be admitted into the program. This year’s class included almost 50 students.
BBH Design announces hires
RALEIGH – Michael Weiser-Ward has joined BBH Design as a project architect who specializes in education and healthcare design, according to a news release.
In addition, David Spain has joined BBH Design’s administrative staff. He will be involved with the firm’s accounting.