SOM Congratulates Its New Associate Directors and Associates

SOM is proud to acknowledge the individuals who were promoted to become Associate Directors and Associates from October 1st, 2016 These 42 staff members, based in seven offices worldwide, have each excelled in their areas of expertise. As design, engineering, technical, and urban planning professionals, together they reflect SOM's integrated design approach. Along with the newly elected Partners and Directors, these individuals represent the next generation of leaders within the firm.

Associate Directors

  • New York: Marla Gayle
  • Chicago: Gregory Derrico, Kerry Galbraith, Benton Johnson, Iana Kolev, Kevin Rodenkirch
  • San Francisco: Alessandro Beghini, Rupa Garai, Jack Parker, David Shook, Michael Temple
  • Los Angeles: Kevin Conway
  • London: Christopher Wollaston


  • New York: Daniel Cashen, Joseph Chase, Kangsim Lee, Okan Oncel, Jennifer Pehr, Carol Ann Ruiz, Raymond Sweeney, Veronica Varela, Angela Wong
  • Chicago: Gregory Alpers, Kevin Chang, Brian DeYoung, David Kosterno, Tien-Yun Lee, Matthew Parkolap, Tanvi Parikh, Jerry Pilipowicz, Weiqi Wang
  • San Francisco: Kai Broms, Jisu Choi, Christine Derynck, Manson Fung, Athina Loumou, Daniel Maxfield
  • Los Angeles: Abel Diaz, Gunnar Hand, Hansol Park, Jennifer Williams, Tommy Zandi
  • Washington, D.C: Roger Weber
  • London: Luca Poian, Paolo Rossi
  • Shanghai: Justin Chen, Amber Jan, Ted Yu