The Tiffany Crossings project in Boardman, Ohio, designed by Phillips|Sekanick Architects, was awarded the Boardman Civic Association, 2019 New Building Award. The project was recognized at the association’s Annual Awards Dinner on March 18th. Owner representative Brad Whitman noted that redesign is a “landmark piece” for the Boardman Community.
Firm principal Bruce Sekanick, FAIA recently declared his candidacy as for the 2020 AIA First President/ 2021 AIA President-elect. Addressing nearly 650 members at the AIA Grassroots Conference in Washington, DC, Bruce provided members with his view of the needs and concerns of the Institute. The campaign will continue this spring with the elections scheduled for the A’19 Conference and Annual Business Meeting in Las Vegas in early June.
Working with Cherubini Designs over the past month, Phillips|Sekanick Architects is pleased to announce the launch of our new website that showcases recently completed designs and projects of the firm. As we continue to add projects, we look forward to highlighting our feature work and the impact they have on the communities we serve. For more information on our firm, our staff and the our approach, visit us at www.phillips-sekanick.com.
Stephanie Gula, Assoc. AIA, BIM Manger for Phillips|Sekanick Architects was appointed as the AIA Ohio Associate Director on the AIA Ohio Board. Stephanie is a 2012 graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design and is the current President-elect of AIA Eastern Ohio. She previously has served as the AIA Eastern Ohio Associate Director as well as AIA Eastern Ohio Treasurer.
Firm principal Bruce Sekanick, FAIA, OAA was recognized by the AIA Board of Directors for his service as the 2017-2018 AIA national secretary as a Richard Upjohn Fellow. The honor is awarded to individuals who complete their term of service as a member of the AIA National Board of Directors. Sekanick has twice before been recognized with this recognition, once for service as an At-large director on the national board for the Ohio Valley Region, and once for his service as an inaugural member of the AIA
Strategic Council. The Bethune Fellowship has since been created to recognize those who serve on the Strategic Council.
Bruce has been an active member of the AIA for more than 28 years. His service includes multiple leadership roles at AIA Eastern Ohio, including director, secretary and president. He has held the same positions at AIA Ohio, with his service at the state level spanning a period of 23 years. His national service began in 2011 as a member of the AIA Board Advocacy Committee, progressing to board service in 2013, the council in 2015, and then his election at the AIA National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016
as Institute Secretary.