JZA + D New talent for the integrated design team
The award-winning integrated design firm JZA + D, which has been continuously active during the pandemic, has exceeded the perceived limits for small to medium-sized architecture and interior design studios. As a result, the company expands its ranks.
Joshua Zinder and Mark A. Sullivan – managing partners and partners of JZA + D – have announced the addition of two new project designers to the list. Yadie Meko and Stewart Tillyer. According to Zinder, attention will be drawn to hiring and hiring as the company looks to expand its portfolio of hospitality, apartment buildings, retail, workplace and academic work.
The addition of two project designers is expected to aid business development efforts while enhancing service to current customers and reinforcing the company’s commitment to design excellence.
“Yadie and Stewart come from completely different backgrounds, but they’re both creative, hardworking, and talented,” says Zinder. “Shortly after starting with us, the company is better off for its contributions that complement our multidisciplinary approach to highly sustainable and contemporary design.”
He adds: “We are proud that you have found a professional home here, and we hope that you will benefit from JZA + D’s commitment to dedicated mentoring.”
Yadie K. Meko earned her B.Arch magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where she served on the board of directors of ARCHtank, the student association for architecture, and worked as an architecture assistant and intern. As a member of the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE), she studied at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands and obtained a Master of Science in Architecture. Meko’s architectural and interior design experience includes developing and delivering designs for multiple UPenn Libraries projects. She has software expertise in AutoCAD, Rhino, Revit, Sketchup, Vray, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Bluebeam, Lightroom and Premier Pro. Meko is a multilingual and is fluent in English, French, Amharic and Oromo.
Stewart Tillyer graduated from Syracuse University School of Architecture with a B.Aarch cum laude. There he took part in Syracuse University’s overseas program and studied in London, England and Florence, Italy. With the help of advanced computer skills, Tillyer brings a strong sense of architectural design and composition to the table. Prior to joining JZA + D, he gained professional experience including design development for outpatient departments in the Bronx, NY. Tillyer is proficient in Rhino, Revit, AutoCAD, vRay, DIVA, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and SketchUp.
Zinder, who currently serves as president of AIA New Jersey (the state professional architecture organization) in 2021, and Sullivan both have earned reputations for recruiting and developing emerging architects. Her commitment to mentoring and career development has been part of the company’s long-term growth strategy since it was founded in 2006.
About Joshua Zinder Architektur + Design (JZA + D)
JZA + D, an up-and-coming company based in Princeton, New Jersey, was founded in 2006 by Joshua Zinder, AIA, to provide multidisciplinary services for sustainable and contemporary buildings, interiors and product designs. The collective educational and professional experience of the employees of JZA + D spans more than 95 years in global markets. Employees are encouraged and inspired to be cooperation partners, good listeners and creative problem solvers. JZA + D has won numerous design awards and its work has been featured in publications around the world. The employees actively participate in trade and professional associations such as AIA, NCARB, USGBC, ACSA, IIDA, IOREBA, NJRA and Gotham Networking. More than half of the company’s architectural staff are LEED accredited. For more information, please visit www.joshuazinder.com.
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