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Rich Yanusaitis

ASSOCIATE

Rich has been a part of the KAI team for over 23 years. His dedication, loyal service, hard work ethic, and attention to detail are remarkable assets to our design team providing quality experiences to our clients from the inception of Projects to ribbon cutting ceremonies. Rich is a thoroughly focused employee and takes a great amount of pride in what he does.

EDUCATION:
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Bachelor of Architecture | Kent State University

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:
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RA
- LEED AP BD+C
- CDT

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
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American Institute of Architects

CONTACT:
rich@kaczarch.com


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Dave Kaplan

ASSOCIATE

Dave has been a part of KAI since 2004. He’s an excellent communicator and very efficient project manager. Dave’s thoroughness and attention to detail are an invaluable resource in all code review as well the identification of all construction regulations in each of our unique projects. His outstanding performance has resulted in consistent repeat projects with large-scale organizations including Sherwin-Williams, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and Cleveland Veteran Affairs Medical Center.

EDUCATION:
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Bachelor of Architecture | Syracuse University

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:
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State of Ohio
- National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
- LEED AP

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
- LEED Accredited Professional

CONTACT:
dave@kaczarch.com


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Kiera Szytec

ASSOCIATE

Kiera has been with KAI since 2005 as a Project Architect. She is a passionate designer on a continual search for new ideas and energy from the Design World. Kiera provides inspiration by presenting successful project examples to our design team. This information is a catalyst for new design ideas appropriate for each of our unique projects. She is also highly efficient at 3D realistic modeling software which assists in our client's vision coming to life. In her spare time she is a mother of two energetic boys.

EDUCATION:
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Bachelor of Architecture | Syracuse University

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:
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State of Ohio
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National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
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Revit Professional

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
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American Institute of Architects

CONTACT:
kiera@kaczarch.com


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Jacob Wetherill

INTERN ARCHITECT

Jake is a recent graduate from The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, though he’s always called Cleveland his home. He has experience working at firms in Cleveland and Portland, as well as a background in Architectural Millworking. Jake is an enthusiastic and ambitious young designer working towards licensure, with skills in a wide range of 3D Modeling and Rendering programs.

EDUCATION:
- Bachelor of Architecture | The Pratt Institute

CONTACT:
jake@kaczarch.com


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Katie Kaczmar

ARCHITECTURAL INTERIOR DESIGN DIRECTOR

Katie has grown up with the family firm and has always experienced design as an integral and passionate part of her life. Katie's strengths include assisting the design team with creating a balance of appropriate colors, mix of dynamic finish materials layering depth and interest into each unique project creation.

EDUCATION:
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Bachelor of Architecture | Kent State University;
- Bachelor of Science in Architecture | The Ohio State University

CONTACT:
katie@kaczarch.com


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Katy McNamee

BUSINESS MANAGER

Katy has been a part of the KAI team since 2005. Her organization skills, attention to detail and creativity assist the team in seeking out appropriate design opportunities. She is an integral part of the team as she generates proposals and oversees contract and accounting administration.

EDUCATION:
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Bachelor of Science | University of Notre Dame

CONTACT:
katy@kaczarch.com


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Michelle Yannerella

ASSISTANT OFFICE MANAGER

CONTACT:
terry@kaczarch.com