PRA’s Sarasota Office Welcomes Jedd W. Heap, AIA, LEED AP as Senior Project Architect

SARASOTA, FL – Innovative architecture and interior design firm Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP (PRA) announces that Jedd W. Heap, AIA, LEED AP has joined the firm’s Sarasota office as a Senior Project Architect. Mr. Heap’s wide-ranging experience features thoughtfully designed, sustainably focused project types including animal welfare, education, government, commercial, medical office and recreational projects.

With more than 20 years of Florida design and construction experience, Jedd has led teams on landmark projects like Sarasota Military Academy, Sun N Fun Resort Wellness Center, Sally & Sam Shapiro Babies & Children’s Medical Center, The Finish Tower at Nathan Benderson Park, and the much anticipated expansion of the Humane Society of Sarasota County.

“I enjoy working closely with clients and contractors who are passionate about their projects, the impact they will have in the community and the people the projects will serve,” says Jedd. “The PRA team embodies those qualities, and I am excited to be a part of it.

“Our diverse design portfolios and varied project experiences complement each other nicely,” said John Holz, Managing Partner of PRA Sarasota. “Jedd’s multi-disciplinary experience is a welcome addition to future PRA projects with the Tampa Bay Rays, North Port Fire and Police, Dioceses of Orlando and Venice, as well as dental, veterinary, medical, and senior living projects across Florida and the country.”

Additionally, Mr. Heap takes an active leadership role in the community, serving as the State Director for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the AIA, is a sitting member of the Manatee County Planning Commission, and volunteers his time for local non-profits and his daughter’s elementary school.

Author: PRA Partner John Holz. John is an award-winning designer and leads PRA’s Sarasota office.

Envionments for Aging Profiles PRA Senior Partner Gregg Golden

Environments for aging

Environments for Aging (EFA) recently published a profile of Gregg Golden, and his fond childhood memories visiting with his Grandfather in a 1970’s care center. Gregg shares personal insight into how this experience, and others, became the spark that drove him into a career providing resident-centered environments for the aging. Read more at Environment for Aging’s Gregg Golden profile

PRA Senior Partner Gregg Golden co-leads PRA’s Senior Living Studio, the Hospitality Studio, and the Residential Design Stuio.

Golden To Aid During Disasters

In effort to give back to his community, Our own Gregg Golden, AIA is now certified thru AIA WI using the State of California Office of Emergency Services Safety Assessment Program, as a Disaster Service Worker and will be assigned essential Emergency Duties during times of Disaster or State of Emergency. 

We are hopeful his service will never be needed, ……but know he will be ready if called upon. 

PRA Wins ASID Design Excellence Awards

Four recently-completed facilities designed by Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP (PRA) were honored by the Wisconsin Chapter of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) at the organization’s 2019 Design Excellence Awards on March 21.

Duluth Trading Company’s new headquarters in Mount Horeb, WI was given a Gold Award for the category of Office/Corporate 100,000 square feet and over. The five-story, 108,000 square foot building is designed to be an extension of Duluth Trading Company’s brand of hardworking clothes for hardworking people.

Residence by Rennes was presented a Silver Award in the Senior Living category. The 24-unit memory care community-based residential facility is an addition to an existing campus in De Pere, WI. The new addition provides a contemporary vision for the campus while supporting the Rennes Group’s level of quality care.

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Health & Wellness Center earned a Bronze Award in the Healthcare/Medical – 100,000 square feet and over category. The 109,000 square foot facility in DeKalb, IL provides a unique combination of health and fitness in a comfortable, contemporary space.

Plum Media was presented a Bronze Award in the category of Office/Corporate 15,000 to 34,999 square feet. The project created a vibrant and eclectic new headquarters for the company in the historic, 1929 former home of the Milwaukee Casket Company.

Interior design services for these projects were provided by Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP.

Scott Kramer is Appointed Managing Partner

Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP (PRA) announced that Scott A. Kramer, AIA, NCARB was appointed Managing Partner. In addition, David J. Raysich, AIA has moved from Managing Partner to Chairman of the Board.

“Dave has played a huge part in the success of our firm for the past 43 years and I’m thankful for his mentorship,” said Kramer. “The great people I get to work with, the clients, and our consulting engineers have helped make PRA my home away from home for 33 years.”

Kramer first joined PRA in 1986 and was named Partner in 2003. Last year, he was named a Senior Partner as part of a long-range leadership transition plan the firm has been following for several years. In his time with PRA, he has been involved with projects in each of the firm’s studios.

“I love the opportunities my job has given me to solve different challenges every day,” he said. “I’m honored and excited to move into the role of Managing Partner and work with our staff to keep our positive momentum going and continue to solve challenges for our clients.”

Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP Announces Senior Partners

Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP (PRA) announced the promotion of four to the title of Senior Partner: Scott Kramer, Gregg Golden, Michael Sobczak, and Steven Kieckhafer.
“As a mentor to Scott, Michael, Gregg, and Steve, it’s been rewarding to see their personalities and architectural skills grow and blossom into leaders with our clients and staff,” said David Raysich, AIA, Managing Partner. “They have played a huge part in the firm’s success and I am excited about the firm’s future as they take on Senior Partnership roles.”

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Award Winning Corporate Interior Design

Perhaps contrary to popular perception, Architects are not typically driven by the prospect of winning design awards. Creating environments that meet the diverse needs of our clients is our raison d’etre, and if we happen to be recognized for achieving that goal in an artful way, we are grateful. We are also happy for our clients, because good design is a result of a collaborative effort and a lot of work for all involved. Great design involves innovation and creativity that often requires not only a shared vision, but also a profound trust between clients and designers.

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LindenGrove Communities Celebrates a New Addition to the Waukesha Campus

LindenGrove Communities invites the public to an event on Tuesday, April 10 to celebrate the grand opening of a new high-acuity Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF). The event runs from 3-6 p.m. at LindenGrove Waukesha, located at 425 N. University Drive, Waukesha, WI.

The celebration is free and open to the public and will include a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. and tours of the facility immediately afterward. Hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and a prize drawing will also be available to guests.

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Kevin Broich joins Partnership

Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP announced the promotion of Kevin Broich, AIA, NCARB to Partner, effective as of January 1, 2018.

“Kevin has been a tremendous addition not only to our healthcare studio, but to the firm overall,” said David Raysich, AIA, Managing Partner. “He brings a number of positive attributes to our team, including his leadership, expertise, and level of care for our clients and their end-users. He’s a great fit for our partnership and I look forward to seeing where his leadership can help take our firm moving forward.”

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PRA is a Top Workplace

At Plunkett Raysich Architects we know we are a great place to work, but based on a recent employee survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics we are officially a Top Workplace as listed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The staff is engaged, challenged and effective.

The flexible work environment allows you to have a life outside the office while also contributing to our clients’ success. + Read more