EwingCole has a new president/COO: John Gerbner, who has been with the firm for 21 years. Outgoing president Jim Wilson was elected to chairman/CEO. And Mark Hebden was promoted to serve as executive vice president.

EwingCole has a new president/COO: John Gerbner, who has been with the firm for 21 years. Outgoing president Jim Wilson was elected to chairman/CEO. And Mark Hebden was promoted to serve as executive vice president. The company notes in passing, this continues its trend of “regularly injecting a renewed outlook and vision at the top,” as its founders, Stan Cole and Alec Ewing, both served single terms as president.

Shortly after opening another office in Madison, Wisc., Engberg Anderson Design Partnership (EADP), Inc., has named Paul Cuta managing associate. He is a Madison native who is returning to EADP after 11 years.

Jason Yuen, the force behind San Francisco International Airport’s recent expansion died on May 30 at age 69 of leukemia. A Chinese native, he arrived in this country in 1946, as a child. He served in the U.S. Army and later earned his architecture degree from UC Berkeley; he spent his career working in the Bay Area. Yuen began work for the city in 1963 and was named the airport’s chief architect only five years later, in 1968. In 1979, he was named the city’s director of planning and construction. In that capacity, he oversaw the masterplan for a roughly $3 billion expansion that opened in 2000. He served as advisor to several other major international airports, here and in Asia.

Steve Castellanos no longer reports to California’s new Republican governor. The former state architect has joined Chong Partners Architecture as an associate partner. He had served the state for the past four years, with a record for infusing green principles into design, especially public schools. His experience also included posts in state-level health/safety boards and nationally, was AIA secretary during Gordon Chong’s AIA presidency. A Cal-Poly SLO grad, Castellanos has returned to his alma mater and is currently pursuing an executive master’s in architecture. He was also former owner/principal at Derivi Castellanos Architects.

Three former senior associates at Chicago’s OWP/P have now achieved principal: Daniel J. Fagan, director of mechanical engineering; Meg Osman, corporate/commercial interiors leader; and Jocelyn Stroupe, director of healthcare interiors.
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Lee Scarfone, one of few, if not the only architect to also own a football team, has passed away at age 73 in Tampa, Fla. (May 28). Founder of Architect Lee Scarfone and Associates in Tampa, Scarfone was also known for his prominent and generous support of the arts. A New Jersey native who moved to Florida as a teen-ager, he earned his architectural degree from the University of Florida in 1959. In 1977, the school named the Lee Scarfone Gallery for him; he was a major benefactor and also designed the gallery’s interior. It is now the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. Scarfone was a co-owner of the short-lived Tampa Bay Bandits; a part of the United States Football League that disbanded in 1986.

DMJM Design’s Washington, D.C., office has promoted two employees to senior associate. Mark Woodburn has more than 10 years of experience in wide government work, including projects involving sophisticated security requirements, including a new centralized call center in the nation’s capitol that serves police, fire, EMS and other public safety calls. He also designed the new American Airlines International at New York City’s JFK airport. James Maitland’s recent work includes renovations and modifications to several high-profile sites including Union Station and the U.S. Capitol Building. He has nearly 30 years experience, and also deals with refitting buildings for better, if not universal, accessibility.

At Burt Hill Kosar Rittlemann, Wyck Knox II has been hired as a project architect. His 10 years of experience have centered largely around higher ed, justice and government projects.

Holly Mattson was recently promoted at FIDER. However, she was named deputy executive director, not executive director, as we reported in May. Kayem Dunn remains the holder of that title; we regret the error.

Charles Albanese, who retired from teaching at the University of Arizona three years ago, will return to become dean for the college of architecture and landscape architecture, effective July 1. Albanese had taught at UA for 36 years; the former dean was Richard Eribes, who earlier announced he planned to step down.