MSR Design is pleased to announce the promotion of Kristilyn Vercruysse, AIA, LEED AP, to senior associate. MSR Design CEO and principal Traci Lesneski, CID, IIDA, LEED AP, Associate AIA, states, “As natural leaders, MSR Design senior associates contribute not only to individual projects, but also to the success of our practice. Kristilyn has deep passion for the making of architecture and dedication to honing her craft and the processes that improve our project work. This passion and her ability to shepherd a project to success—by every definition—inspire confidence in our teams and clients.”
For Kristilyn, the best projects combine her two passions: rehabilitating existing buildings and creating designs that support and anticipate the needs of the ever-evolving library. She has served as project manager or project architect for a wide mix of award-winning projects, including the transformation of the Tulsa City-County Central Library, winner of an American Institute of Architects (AIA)/American Library Association (ALA) Library Building Award, and the Urban Outfitters Corporate Campus in Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard, winner of a national AIA Honor Award, among other national honors.
“Kristilyn is one of those leaders who diligently moves all aspects of her work forward to great outcomes,” says MSR Design principal Matthew Kruntorád. He continues, “She combines intense professionalism with an engaging and bright personality. Kristilyn’s gift of listening perceptively and translating what she has heard into quality work benefits MSR Design, our clients, and the world around us.”
“Over the course of 15 years, MSR Design’s dedicated, inspiring team of designers and the innovative projects we have worked on together have helped me grow tremendously,” states Kristilyn. “I am excited and honored to be able to contribute to firm leadership as a senior associate and look forward to continuing to advance forward-thinking design together to make a more equitable world.”
“While tenacious in her pursuit of excellence, Kristilyn brings innate joy and good cheer to every interaction,” says Traci. “She’s an absolute pleasure to work with. I am so proud and pleased to welcome her as a new MSR Design senior associate.”