Architecture and interior design firm Dyer Brown has appointed senior architect and Karen Bala, AIA, as the new director of design.
Bala’s advancement to this position reflects her increasingly high profile in the design community and her leadership on award-winning buildings, spaces, and products, the firm said.
Additionally, Kelly Conover, the firm’s marketing manager, Maggie Mitchell, IIDA, senior interior designer and leader of Dyer Brown’s Atlanta office, Charisse Marchesi Smith, senior project manager and studio coordinator for corporate services, and Lisa Hylton Lamothe, senior project manager and studio coordinator for the firm’s workplace, retail + hospitality studio have been elevated to associate.
Dyer Brown will also advance Heather Stanley, NCIDQ, to senior associate in charge of the asset design and support practice.
The firm also announced the appointment of two associate principals: Ashley Dunn, AIA, who also serves as director of workplace, and Sara Ross, LEED AP, director of corporate services.
“As we further build and expand the future of Dyer Brown, we also actively seek to foster and encourage emerging leaders and owners who will take the firm forward to the next 50 years,” said Brent Zeigler, AIA, IIDA, president of Dyer Brown. “This new structure enhances our ability to reward and recognize our top designers and collaborators.”