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MSR Design announces five new associates

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Simona Fischer, Ben Lewis, Patrick Lynch, Beth Roloff, and Jacklyn Vollema to firm associates.

Simona Fischer
“Simona is truly inspiring in her ability to shape multiple dialogues within our firm, and in the greater professional sphere, around sustainability. She is passionate about the values of sustainability and equity, and she gets deeply involved leading efforts to make the world a better place for all. It fills me with pride to see her fiercely press us to always do more good in the world, in any way we can, through design.”
—Paul Mellblom, Principal

Ben Lewis
“Ben has demonstrated exceptional design leadership on his projects and brings a wonderful rigor to his work. His insatiable curiosity and willingness to take on new project roles and test new design tools have been a huge benefit to our firm. In addition to a very deep talent, Ben demonstrates a thoroughness and attention to detail—all with a positive spirit and collegiality. We congratulate Ben as a new firm associate and look forward to his continued growth and contributions.”
—Traci Lesneski, Principal

Patrick Lynch
“Patrick brings a thoughtful and deliberate perspective to design thinking, continuing an MSR design tradition rooted in an academic approach. This focus is exemplified by the connections he has made within academia, as well as the professional community. Patrick’s use of new technologies and traditional methods in design exploration positively influences design excellence within the office. I always enjoy discussing his ideas and the possibilities they inspire.”
—Matthew Kruntorad

Beth Roloff
“Beth is a talented architect who elevates every project she is involved in. Both her positive attitude and her commitment to design excellence have been recognized and prized by our clients. A passionate and driven individual, Beth is also a delight to work with. Her dedication and attention to detail can be seen in every aspect of her work. We are very pleased to acknowledge Beth’s contribution and her importance to our firm by promoting her to an associate.”
—Dagmara Larsen, Principal

Jacklyn Vollema
“Jacklyn has continually demonstrated a rigorous approach to our profession and a maturity beyond her years. She has taken on leadership roles on several projects and has led them with inspiring clarity and thoroughness. In addition to her excellent project stewardship, Jacklyn brings her very steady and pleasant personality to her work, adding to the joy of our office. I look forward to seeing her continued growth as an architect and the great work she will continue to bring to our projects.”
—Jack Poling, Principal

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