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Plunkett Raysich Architects Announce New Partners

PRA Announces two new partners to the firm

MILWAUKEE, WI – Leading architecture and interior design firm Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP (PRA) announced Mr. Mike Bahr and Mr. Devin Kack have been named as Partners and join the ownership of the firm.

“We continue to evolve our culture to focus on client-centered innovation and care.  We welcome Devin and Mike to our leadership team to continue their work championing the impact that design, project process, and communication have upon creating successful projects,” said PRA Managing Partner Scott Kramer. 

Devin Kack, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP joined PRA in 2005 as the recipient of the PRA design scholarship at the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning.  At his core, Devin is a project designer recognized for his design skills and ability to understand his client’s vision. He has contributed to projects in each of PRA’s studios and has focused on community building and advancing the design of learning environments.  He has recently brought forward innovative solutions for school districts in Beaver Dam, Brown Deer, Burlington, Franklin, Oak Creek, and Sussex, WI.  Devin is an engaged and active leader of our education studio and is regularly collaborating with communities throughout WI and IA.

“I am excited to contribute in a new way as a Partner at PRA,” said Devin Kack.  “I attribute my success to each of our clients and our team members, whether they have been with us for 3 days or 30 years. I am very excited to see what innovative solutions we will create and where we will all go together in the future.”

Mike Bahr, AIA has more than three decades of experience leading cross-functional teams.  Mike helped to develop and manage PRA’s Civic Design Studio from 1999 through 2014.  He left PRA in 2014 to explore workplace research, consult on client engagement tasks and develop tools to apply evidence-based techniques to master planning efforts.  Mike has managed award-winning projects, lectured in the design, management, or marketing colleges of several universities, been published in a wide variety of topics, and presented at national and local conventions.  Mike has provided leadership within a wide variety of industry groups and committees.  Mike returned to PRA in 2019 to lead the firm’s Business Development and Marketing efforts and leads several internal initiatives focused on increasing PRA client services.  

“I am sincerely honored to become Partner,” said Mike Bahr.  “The people of PRA are some of the best people I have ever known.  This is a group of energetic and talented professionals that look for ways to do better every day.  It is energizing and enormously fulfilling to work with people you respect this much.  I look forward to every day!”

“Mike and Devin join our leadership group after following different career paths, but they each have the same drive toward innovative design and increasing the impact buildings have on user experiences.  That’s always our goal – seeking ways to make our client and end-user experiences better,” said Partner Nicholas Kent

“They are each talented in their own areas and have similar outlooks on finding solutions for the client benefit,” said Kramer.   “We look forward to their voices joining our leadership conversation as we continue to evolve PRA to deliver the highest and best client design services available.”

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