Architecture and interior design firm Chicago Design Network has promoted Simon Paca and Brandon Simak, LEED AP, as new partners. The two will join principals David McCarty, Deborah Winchester, and Edwin Linn.
“Simon and Brandon are two very talented individuals, and it is with great pride that we invite them to be partners at Chicago Design Network,” McCarty said. “Both have proven themselves to be integral facets of our firm, as they are highly regarded by both colleagues and clients alike. We look forward to our solidified collaboration.”
According to the firm, Paca started his career with the firm as an intern and now provides creative critique and direction to ensure the design concepts generated firm-wide are developed and refined to their best potential.
Simak has served as project manager for some of the firm’s top clients and is involved in all aspects of each project from schematic design and feasibility through construction documents, detailing, and construction administration, the firm said. He implements best practices of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building design standard to create high performance, energy-efficient, and sustainable results.