CSHQA has announced the new leadership position of Associate Principal. The firm has named Jason Brunson, PE; Robert Martinez, PE, LEED AP; Scott Hopkins, AIA, LEED AP; Katie Butler, AIA; and Danielle Weaver, AIA. These individuals will be able to expand their leadership knowledge and responsibilities related to corporate leadership. CSHQA looks forward to the ideas and fresh perspective they continue to offer the company and is excited to see how they maximize the performance of their designated studios.
Jason joined the firm in 2013 as a Senior Engineer and was elected to CSHQA’s Board of Directors in 2022. He is a licensed Engineer in Idaho along with twelve other states. He has more than two decades of experience in industrial, commercial, and nuclear power distribution design, working in a variety of other sectors, including aviation, corporate and government offices, retail spaces and more. He is also a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Model Law Engineer (NCEES MLE). Jason received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho.
Robert joined the firm in 2022 as a Senior LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP). He is a licensed Engineer in Idaho, California, Colorado, and Oregon with 30 years of experience in many different sectors. Robert is responsible for mechanical/HVAC systems design and conceptualization, including building automation and control systems design and operation sequences. He is also a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Model Law Engineer (NCEES MLE). He is affiliated with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Robert received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.
Scott joined the firm in 2005 as an architect in training and was promoted to senior architect in 2019. He is a licensed architect in Idaho and is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) with over a decade of experience working on multi-family and affordable housing, aviation, and government projects. He is also affiliated with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), US Green Building Council (USGBC), and Leadership Boise (LB), Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and then a Master’s in Architecture from the University of Idaho.
Katie joined the firm in 1995 as an Architect in Training and became a licensed Architect in 1999; after that, she went on to work through the different levels of architecture until 2019, when she was promoted to Senior Architect. She is a licensed architect in Idaho and has nearly three decades of experience working on corporate office spaces as well as healthcare and government buildings. She is also a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and previously received the TWIN honoree from the Women’s & Children’s Alliance (WCA) in 2001. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design and her Minor in Art from the University of Idaho.
Danielle joined the firm in 2000 as an architect in training and was promoted to senior architect in 2014; she then joined the firm’s Board of Directors in 2020. She is a licensed architect in Idaho and certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). She has over two decades of experience working on government, education, and automotive projects, specializing in historic preservation and restoration projects. She also is affiliated with several organizations, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI), Boise City Historic Preservation Commission, Preservation Idaho, and National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP-Forum) to name a few. Danielle earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Montana State University.
“We wanted to create a position for the next leaders with specific focuses/sectors (i.e. Engineering, Government, Historic Preservation, Multi-Family) to assist in their transition from leading projects, to leading teams, to leading vertical business markets,” said Amy Dockter, Engineer Principal and VP of Engineering. “There are many steps leading up to running a studio; developing expertise, learning, and understanding responsibilities are all parts of the transition, and having a method to deliberately grow and develop the next leaders led us to create an interim position between Senior Associate and Principal.” “The new Associate Principals announced today were strategically selected based on leadership, performance, and experience, as well as the business and succession planning needs of CSHQA,” said Mark Gier, Architect Principal and VP of Architecture. “They will support each other and work to maximize the performance of each studio.”