evolveEA Promotes Three New Associates
evolveEA has named Anna Rosenblum, Chris Guignon, and Elijah Hughes as Associates and Senior Project Managers. Founding Principals Christine Mondor, FAIA and Marc Mondor, AIA are pleased to recognize these outstanding employees, for their significant and far-sighted contributions to projects, client management, strategic direction and firm culture. As Associates, Anna, Chris, and Elijah will continue to advance evolveEA’s strategic consulting work in architecture and landscape design, mobility and water infrastructure, energy and community systems, and ecodistrict planning.
LEED AP, EcoDistricts AP, LFA
Anna Rosenblum is advancing sustainability between the building scale and the district scale with strategic high performance design and planning recommendations. Anna excels at leading communities through ecodistrict planning processes, helps organizations think strategically about sustainability initiatives, and guides building owners to achieve framework certifications. Anna takes a creative approach to problem solving and has a deep commitment to collaborative relationships; she is skilled at working with the “c-suite,” including company executives as well as community members.
Anna’s work has been recognized with national planning and design awards and she successfully guided the Etna community to become the world’s first Certified EcoDistrict. Anna enabled the Cleveland Clinic to achieve its first WELL Certified project and elevated the USS Tower as the second largest building to ever achieve the LEED Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (v4) certification.
“Our work catalyzes communities, people, and organizations and creates real outcomes. I am proud to lead processes that enable transformational change.”
AIA, LEED AP, EcoDistricts AP
Chris Guignon is continuing evolveEA’s design leadership by advancing the firm’s design initiatives through creative solutions for projects across the country. Chris’ design efforts have led to diverse projects, from innovative “missing middle” affordable housing in Montana, to one-of-a-kind park structures that create new ways for communities to engage with large scale infrastructure projects.
Chris also demonstrates how design can alleviate environmental issues through his projects and partnerships addressing the Pittsburgh region’s air quality and healthy, efficient buildings. His work has won local, state level, and national awards for projects like Breathe Easy: Millvale Air Quality Planning and Penn Station Transit Plaza.
“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. I enjoy cultivating team expertise and community energy to create inspirational spaces that will serve for years to come.”
Elijah Hughes is cultivating the firm’s infrastructure and urban systems work, building upon his successful project management of stormwater and mobility projects for agencies, private sector clients, and nonprofit organizations. Elijah’s work synthesizes the technical, administrative, and spatial issues for complex systems and makes them easier to comprehend, visualize and manage.
Elijah addresses system-wide design and policy with a keen eye for how solutions can build upon a sense of place. Elijah’s work has advanced urban systems with awards from the AIA and APA for Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s City-Wide Green First Stormwater Plan and the Greenways Policy and Plan.
“I am privileged to work with so many dedicated team members, partners, and clients. I look forward to tackling infrastructure and development challenges and to building a more sustainable, equitable, and just future.”