JILL VAN AUKEN AKINS AIA

PRINCIPAL

 

As Principal and majority owner of VAA, Jill oversees all aspects of firm activities and is responsible for delivering exceptional design solutions and maintaining high quality service to clients. She brings over 30 years of project management and design expertise to the team, including architectural design, interior design, construction management, and planning for clients across a variety of market sectors, including non-profit, institutional, education, healthcare, commercial, public, industrial and retail. She has served in the roles of architect, construction manager and design consultant, and has a deep understanding of the interconnection between the design and construction process. Her portfolio of experience includes a combination of new construction, renovation, rehabilitation, interior improvements and assessment/master planning for clients across a variety of industries.

 

  • Registered Architect - Ohio
  • USGBC and NEO Chapter of USGBC Member
  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Member
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) Past Treasurer
  • Beaumont School Past Board of Directors Vice Chair
  • Cuyahoga County Harvest for Hunger Campaign Cabinet Member

 

jakins@vaakins.com

CHRISTOPHER P. DEWEY AIA, LEED AP BD+C

PRINCIPAL

 

As Principal at VAA, Chris is responsible for managing projects from conception through completion, including coordination of staff and integration of client goals. He has extensive experience serving on project for clients across a variety of market sectors, including non-profit, institutional, education, healthcare, commercial, public, industrial and retail. Chris functions as the day-to-day contact to the owner and project team, and oversees all architectural and engineering efforts through construction administration. He works collaboratively with CM’s and subcontractors on-site to ensure the design intents are met and to resolve any issues that may arise.

 

  • Registered Architect - Ohio and New York
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certified (NCARB)
  • USGBC and NEO Chapter of USGBC Member
  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Member
  • American Institute of Architects Member
  • Past Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Ohio Program Director
  • Cleveland Restoration Society Member

 

cdewey@vaakins.com

MELISSA A. FLIEGEL RA

ASSOCIATE

 

Melissa, who has been with VAA her entire career, is a Registered Architect with over 20 years of project design experience. Melissa is integral at every stage of a project, from programming through construction administration. She serves as the technical expert as it relates to design and construction activities, and works to resolve problems of major scope and complexity. She follows the project through construction administration, working with the contractor and subcontractors on-site to ensure the design intents are met and to resolve issues which may arise. Her portfolio of experience includes a combination of new construction, renovation, rehabilitation, interior improvements and assessment/master planning for clients across a variety of industries, with a specialty in Pre-K through 12 education projects.

 

  • Registered Architect - Ohio
  • USGBC and NEO Chapter of USGBC Member
  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Member
  • Cleveland Heights Architectural Board of Review Member

 

mfliegel@vaakins.com

JUSTIN FLIEGEL AIA, LEED AP BD+C

ASSOCIATE

 

Justin Fliegel is a Registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional with over 20 years of design experience. Justin is responsible for managing projects from conception through completion, including coordination with staff and integration of client goals. He has extensive experience serving as the project management lead and construction administrator on a variety of education, healthcare, public and commercial projects. Justin functions as the day-to-day contact to the owner and project team, and oversees all architectural and engineering efforts through construction administration. He works collaboratively with contractors and subcontractors on-site to ensure the design intents are met and to resolve any issues that may arise. His portfolio of experience includes a combination of new construction, renovation, rehabilitation, interior improvements and assessment/master planning for clients across a variety of industries.

 

  • Registered Architect - Ohio
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • USGBC and NEO Chapter of USGBC Member
  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Member
  • American Institute of Architects Member
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Member

 

jfliegel@vaakins.com

Julie A. Aune NCIDQ,
LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP

Interior Designer

jaune@vaakins.com

Danielle M. Becker

Interior Designer

dbecker@vaakins.com

Eli Crisafio

Architectural Designer

ecrisafio@vaakins.com

Rachel M. Diehl, LEED
Green Associate, WELL AP

Interior Designer

rdiehl@vaakins.com

Holly H. Grambort RA, NCARB, LEED AP

Architect

hgrambort@vaakins.com

John P. Kaminski RA, LEED AP BD+C

Architect

jkaminski@vaakins.com

Taylor A. Killen

Architectural Designer

tkillen@vaakins.com

Thomas R. Kurtz LEED AP

Project Engineer

tkurtz@vaakins.com

Alexandra V. Luckwitz

Marketing Coordinator

acyr@vaakins.com

Jeanne M. Lytell NCIDQ

Senior Interior Designer

jlytell@vaakins.com

Michael J. Maglic RA

Architect

mmaglic@vaakins.com

William P.K. Mann

Intern

wmann@vaakins.com

Mario J. Martinis, Jr.

Graphic Designer

mmartinis@vaakins.com

Isaac Ocasio

Architectural Designer

iocasio@vaakins.com

Hannah C. Tuma

Intern

htuma@vaakins.com

Jackie A. Vaugh

Administrative Assistant

jzikeli@vaakins.com

Milka Vranic

Office Manager

mvranic@vaakins.com

JILL VAN AUKEN AKINS AIA

PRINCIPAL

 

As Principal and majority owner of VAA, Jill oversees all aspects of firm activities and is responsible for delivering exceptional design solutions and maintaining high quality service to clients. She brings over 30 years of project management and design expertise to the team, including architectural design, interior design, construction management, and planning for clients across a variety of market sectors, including non-profit, institutional, education, healthcare, commercial, public, industrial and retail. She has served in the roles of architect, construction manager and design consultant, and has a deep understanding of the interconnection between the design and construction process. Her portfolio of experience includes a combination of new construction, renovation, rehabilitation, interior improvements and assessment/master planning for clients across a variety of industries.

 

jakins@vaakins.com

CHRISTOPHER P. DEWEY AIA, LEED AP BD+C

PRINCIPAL

 

As Principal at VAA, Chris is responsible for managing projects from conception through completion, including coordination of staff and integration of client goals. He has extensive experience serving on project for clients across a variety of market sectors, including non-profit, institutional, education, healthcare, commercial, public, industrial and retail. Chris functions as the day-to-day contact to the owner and project team, and oversees all architectural and engineering efforts through construction administration. He works collaboratively with CM’s and subcontractors on-site to ensure the design intents are met and to resolve any issues that may arise.

 

cdewey@vaakins.com

MELISSA A. FLIEGEL RA

ASSOCIATE

 

Melissa, who has been with VAA her entire career, is a Registered Architect with over 20 years of project design experience. Melissa is integral at every stage of a project, from programming through construction administration. She serves as the technical expert as it relates to design and construction activities, and works to resolve problems of major scope and complexity. She follows the project through construction administration, working with the contractor and subcontractors on-site to ensure the design intents are met and to resolve issues which may arise. Her portfolio of experience includes a combination of new construction, renovation, rehabilitation, interior improvements and assessment/master planning for clients across a variety of industries, with a specialty in Pre-K through 12 education projects.

 

mfliegel@vaakins.com

JUSTIN FLIEGEL AIA, LEED AP BD+C

ASSOCIATE

 

Justin Fliegel is a Registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional with over 20 years of design experience. Justin is responsible for managing projects from conception through completion, including coordination with staff and integration of client goals. He has extensive experience serving as the project management lead and construction administrator on a variety of education, healthcare, public and commercial projects. Justin functions as the day-to-day contact to the owner and project team, and oversees all architectural and engineering efforts through construction administration. He works collaboratively with contractors and subcontractors on-site to ensure the design intents are met and to resolve any issues that may arise. His portfolio of experience includes a combination of new construction, renovation, rehabilitation, interior improvements and assessment/master planning for clients across a variety of industries.

 

jfliegel@vaakins.com

JILL VAN AUKEN AKINS AIA

PRINCIPAL

 

As Principal and majority owner of VAA, Jill oversees all aspects of firm activities and is responsible for delivering exceptional design solutions and maintaining high quality service to clients. She brings over 30 years of project management and design expertise to the team, including architectural design, interior design, construction management, and planning for clients across a variety of market sectors, including non-profit, institutional, education, healthcare, commercial, public, industrial and retail. She has served in the roles of architect, construction manager and design consultant, and has a deep understanding of the interconnection between the design and construction process. Her portfolio of experience includes a combination of new construction, renovation, rehabilitation, interior improvements and assessment/master planning for clients across a variety of industries.

 

jakins@vaakins.com

CHRISTOPHER P. DEWEY AIA, LEED AP BD+C

PRINCIPAL

 

As Principal at VAA, Chris is responsible for managing projects from conception through completion, including coordination of staff and integration of client goals. He has extensive experience serving on project for clients across a variety of market sectors, including non-profit, institutional, education, healthcare, commercial, public, industrial and retail. Chris functions as the day-to-day contact to the owner and project team, and oversees all architectural and engineering efforts through construction administration. He works collaboratively with CM’s and subcontractors on-site to ensure the design intents are met and to resolve any issues that may arise.

 

cdewey@vaakins.com

MELISSA A. FLIEGEL RA

ASSOCIATE

 

Melissa, who has been with VAA her entire career, is a Registered Architect with over 20 years of project design experience. Melissa is integral at every stage of a project, from programming through construction administration. She serves as the technical expert as it relates to design and construction activities, and works to resolve problems of major scope and complexity. She follows the project through construction administration, working with the contractor and subcontractors on-site to ensure the design intents are met and to resolve issues which may arise. Her portfolio of experience includes a combination of new construction, renovation, rehabilitation, interior improvements and assessment/master planning for clients across a variety of industries, with a specialty in Pre-K through 12 education projects.

 

mfliegel@vaakins.com

JUSTIN FLIEGEL AIA, LEED AP BD+C

ASSOCIATE

 

Justin Fliegel is a Registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional with over 20 years of design experience. Justin is responsible for managing projects from conception through completion, including coordination with staff and integration of client goals. He has extensive experience serving as the project management lead and construction administrator on a variety of education, healthcare, public and commercial projects. Justin functions as the day-to-day contact to the owner and project team, and oversees all architectural and engineering efforts through construction administration. He works collaboratively with contractors and subcontractors on-site to ensure the design intents are met and to resolve any issues that may arise. His portfolio of experience includes a combination of new construction, renovation, rehabilitation, interior improvements and assessment/master planning for clients across a variety of industries.

 

fliegel@vaakins.com

JILL VAN AUKEN AKINS, AIA

PRINCIPAL

jakins@vaakins.com

MELISSA A. FLIEGEL, RA

ASSOCIATE

mfliegel@vaakins.com

CHRISTOPHER P. DEWEY, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

PRINCIPAL

cdewey@vaakins.com

JUSTIN FLIEGEL, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

ASSOCIATE

jfliegel@vaakins.com