We are thrilled to kick off the new year by recognizing the accomplishments of our team. Today, we celebrate the promotion of several firm leaders, including Starr Ashcraft, AIA to Associate Principal.

“As a firm, we know our success is dependent on that of our staff so when we see talent, we recognize it,” said Mark Ramirez, Principal and Managing Director. “By promoting a culture of recognition, we seek to empower our staff to take on new challenges and growth opportunities. The individuals we celebrate today exude the kind of dedication and passion we strive for as a community and our work is that much better for it.”

Starr Ashcraft has been with Hickok Cole since 2008 and leads wood frame projects for our housing group. She specializes in urban multifamily and low-rise mixed-use buildings that combine wood frame efficiencies with high-design aesthetics to distinguish these projects in the marketplace. Her most notable projects include The Current, Kite House at Walter Reed, Charlton at The Mile, and Block Eye at West End, part of the Landmark Mall redevelopment.

“Starr has been instrumental in driving and developing our wood frame project work, a major growth area important to Hickok Cole and the housing market at large,” said Laurence Caudle, Principal and Director of Housing. “Her commitment and care go beyond what is expected to encompass improving design standards, elevating detailing, and educating the next generation of architects. Starr’s impact directly correlates to our roster of repeat clients, and I have full confidence that her vision will continue to build upon our success and position us favorably for future opportunities.”

We are also proud to promote Jamie Mitchell and Rosa McTaggart, AIA, LEED AP BD+C to Senior Associate and Ava Busler and Randy Stogsdill to Associate. These firm leaders are recognized for both their project excellence across market sectors as well as their involvement in extracurricular staff-led initiatives that strengthen and support our firm culture and values.