Congratulations to Kristin B. Colwell,
RID, NCIDQ, WELL AP, who has been named BarberMcMurry's new Studio Manager, and Drew Newman, AIA, LEED AP, our new Digital Practice Manager.
Colwell has been with BarberMcMurry for nine years, is
an Associate, senior interior designer and project manager. She earned her
Bachelor of Interior Design from the University of Tennessee.
She has been integrally involved in studio initiatives
related to Building Information Modeling (BIM) as well as sustainable design. She
is a tnAchieves mentor.
Newman worked for BarberMcMurry from 2015-2017 and
rejoined the firm in 2022. He is an Associate. He earned his bachelor’s degree
from the Maryland Institute College of Art and his Master of Architecture from
the University of Cincinnati.
He has been a core member of BMA initiatives related
to BIM project delivery methods and design process. Newman serves on the State
of Tennessee BIM Committee and the Board of Directors of AIA East Tennessee. He
is a member of Young Professionals of Knoxville and the Society for College and
University Planning, and volunteers as a head coach for Farragut Baseball Inc.
Congratulations to Matt Jordan, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP, on his promotion to Design Manager!
Jordan has worked at BarberMcMurry for fifteen years
on many of the firm’s most recognized and complex projects, including the UT
Student Union, Joint Institute for Advanced Materials, the Heart Hospital at UT
Medical Center, and a half-dozen Tennessee Board of Regents projects, including
buildings for Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community
College, TCAT Harriman, TCAT Chattanooga and TCAT Knoxville, among others.
He serves on the Board of Directors of PechaKucha
Night Knoxville and is a member of various committees of the East Tennessee
Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
“Matt’s incredible eye for design has benefited
BarberMcMurry and our clients for fifteen years, and his commitment to
mentorship and leadership of our studio — in terms of design process, culture
and results — is critical to our ongoing success. We’re extremely excited about
what Matt will bring to this new position in the office,” said BMA President & CEO, Chuck Griffin, AIA, NCARB.
Matt is a core leader of BarberMcMurry’s sustainable
design initiatives and R&D efforts — leading the charge in the firm’s use
of virtual reality, AI and other technologies and strategies that improve
Matt is a graduate of the University of Tennessee
College of Architecture + Design. He and his wife, Cara, have two sons, Xander