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Robert Kellner, AIA has over 30 years of progressive and diverse experience, and he managed and designed projects in the U.S. totaling over 25 million square feet.
His projects include major mixed-use developments, commercial, public, hospitality, residential, healthcare, interiors, and adaptive re-use and city/master planning for sustainable growth. He also has experience internationally in Asia, The Middle East, and India, as well as having worked with the country’s leading names in finance and retail development, and Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Kellner’s strength is in the management, design, and direction of teams to produce complex projects. His experience combined with his leadership and team-management skills keeps his projects aligned with their goals.
His roots are design-based and his experience and responsibilities have always been with the entire process, operations and financial operations of the work, as well as those of entire segments of firms and firms themselves. He has both designed and directed the development of some of the largest projects in the country including the 57-floor Republic Tower in Denver for SOM, the 4-city-block James Center in Richmond, Bank of America Florida Headquarters Tower in Tampa and the master plan for Bank of America’s Corporate Headquarters in Charlotte. He has also done substantial work in healthcare, higher education, public assembly, hospitality and residential, in addition to the large amounts of high-level interiors and account work.
We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our friend and colleague, John Gilmore. His passion for architecture and his unwavering friendship will be missed by all of us.
T. John Gilmore, AIA, LEED GA, was the President of Spiezle’s Carolinas division, managing the architectural projects for both our Spartanburg and Greenville offices. Prior to joing Spiezle, John served as the Managing Partner of McGarity Gilmore Forrester Architects, Inc. since 1995. Previous to 1995, he was the Managing Partner of O’Cain Gilmore Forrester Architects, Inc. Mr. Gilmore devotes his time to managing the South Carolina operations, quality control and quality assurance for South Carolina Projects.
Steve Krug is responsible for all day-to-day client services and is spearheading the team’s strategic growth initiatives in the Pennsylvania market.
Steve is a 25 year-veteran in the field of architecture; possessing an extensive breadth of knowledge and experience in sustainable design and planning. Steve’s work has been recognized with numerous design awards for excellence, incorporating high performance building design principles. His areas of specialty include public sector facility design, business development, and administration.
Prior to joining Spiezle, Steve served as the Chief Architect and Senior Vice President of facilities for a multi-office A/E firm. In addition to his work at other design firms, Steve has run his own company and served as an adjunct professor at Penn State University.
2010 - AIA Pennsylvania - President
1985 - Architectural Engineering Graduate Studies - Penn State University
1983 - Bachelor of Architecture - Syracuse University
Innovative thinking combined with a strong service orientation has earned Scott Downie an excellent reputation among clients and colleagues alike.
He has demonstrated extensive knowledge in the adaptation of fundamental planning principles to produce unique, and responsive, solutions to a diverse range of clients and projects.
Through a range of regional and national, public and private, including academic and commercial clients among others, Scott enhances each problem solving process by creating an informed long term context for early project decision making.
Overall, Scott is an artist with a unique eye for design; add his gracious personality and you see why he is a significant asset to our team. He is developing creative strategies to expand the benefits of early, creative, and sustainable planning to business throughout the region.
1989 - Masters of Architecture, University of Michigan
1987 - Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Michigan
Tom specializes in architectural design and management for a wide variety of clients. He is highly experienced in the design of high-profile public and higher educational facilities.
Tom’s experience encompasses all aspects of a project, from conceptual design through project closeout.
Other areas of proficiency include programming, planning, public presentations, project management, and construction administration.
Over the years, Mr. Perrino has been responsible for numerous projects involving the design of corporate, higher educational, institutional, residential, hotel, public housing, office facilities, and historic renovations; including multiple projects and master planning of New Jersey’s Rider University and historic renovations to Nassau Inn located in Princeton, New Jersey.
1992 - Bachelor of Architecture, Temple University
Steve Leone is an award-winning design professional with over twenty years of experience in the field of architecture. He has an extensive background in senior living/ care environments and sustainable design.
His passion and depth of experience consistently secured a repertoire of special projects and speaking engagements. Steve is a highly creative designer with strong communication and management skills.
Leone received his Bachelor of Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Debbie is a member of the Executive Committee and currently holds the position of Human Resources Officer and Director of Organizational Development for the firm.
She collaborates with team members to create and promote an ownership culture to improve performance of the firm.
She oversees major people and business initiatives including leadership development, employee education, talent acquisition, employee participation and engagement, and a total rewards plan that recognizes achievement of specific strategic goals and objectives.
Debbie is an experienced business and HR practitioner having experience with several domestic and international companies including banking, mortgage, healthcare, and software development.
Bachelor of Art, Organizational Management
Associate of Art, Business Administration & Finance
Brian, who has almost 20 years of experience with professional services firms, directs all of Spiezle’s marketing and business development functions. He has extensive experience in marketing management and strategic planning.
His expertise encompasses developing and implementing marketing programs, business development, media planning and buying, external and internal public relations, database/direct-marketing, consultant and vendor management, and creative development.
Brian has particular skills in coordinating programs among the marketing, sales, and operational staff to maximize the impact and return on investment of focused initiatives.
Prior to joining Spiezle, Brian was the National Director of Marketing for a large professional services firm where he led the marketing function through significant growth periods, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate rebranding, community foundation formation and rollout, and ownership transitions.
Brian is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), as well as active in his local community with youth athletics and activities.
1999 - Masters of Business Administration, International Business, Rutgers University
1994 - Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University
Brian oversees all of the firm’s finance and accounting functions, as well as all banking and vendor relationships.
Brian is an experienced accounting professional who brings considerable real estate management and development experience to the firm having prior experience with several residential and commercial homebuilders, as well as multi-family and commercial management companies.
Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Masters of Business Administration, Finance
Scott has more than 25 years of experience creatively designing municipal, healthcare and science, academic, and commercial building, both for new facilities and renovations/additions.
His expertise in visual arts and software support programs and adoption of sharing of best practices with his fellow team members and clients creates an environment for continued quality delivery of projects, on time and on budget, unmatched by other firms. He is responsible for the management of all phases of design and construction for projects undertaken by the Media, PA office.
Tony has extensive experience with design, documentation, and construction administration with a variety of building types ranging in size, cost, and function.
As Project Manager, he offers clear communication and goal-oriented leadership. In addition to his project oversight responsibilities, Tony also oversees the 3-D modeling photo-realism work and BIM technologies for the firm.
Tony has produced numerous virtual “walk-throughs” of new buildings that transform flat, one-dimensional drawings into images with depth, height, and width to aid in clients’ visualization.
1992 - Bachelor of Architecture, Drexel University
John has exceptional design skills and the ability to coordinate and develop a project successfully through the construction administration phase.
His attention to detail and creative nature combine to result in fully documented, ingenious solutions that minimize change orders.
John’s responsibilities include the design and selection of materials for projects, along with the direction of both in-house staff and consultants.
1977 - Bachelor of Architecture, Temple University
Associate in the firm since 1999, offers a broad range of experience in educational design as well as retail, hotel, religious, and commercial experience.
Mr. Siegel has provided clients with leadership and guidance from the initial planning stages of design through construction documents and construction administration.
Steve has more than 15 years of comprehensive experience in the States of New Jersey and Georgia. His ability to manage multiple projects, his attention to detail, and his commitment to his clients make him a valuable asset to our team.
1993 - Bachelor of Architecture, Wentworth Institute of Technology
1990 - Associate of Architectural Engineering Technology, Wentworth Institute of Technology
John has diversified experience in the design and construction of academic, commercial, municipal, and religious buildings.
His balanced understanding of design and construction practices, coupled with his ability to manage multiple projects, makes him an important member of the Spiezle team.
Mr. Wright has a focused interest in sustainable design and “green” building practices, and is well versed in applying a holistic project methodology. This attribute allows him to develop creative design solutions that are sensitive to their environment, in addition to being attractive and highly functional.
Frank is a highly recognized and accredited professional in the field of Sustainable Design.
Frank is recognized as an expert on green building technology & design methodology and is a champion of the LEED Rating System. He has worked in the design profession as well as in the construction industry. Frank has spoken extensively about green building and LEED at conferences and meetings, both public and private throughout the country. He is a past Director of the U.S. Green Building Council and served on their executive committee. He has been active in the growth and development of the Council for over 10 years and was instrumental in developing USGBC’s National Chapter Program. Frank served as the founding Chair of USGBC-NJ, has served as chair of the national Chapter Steering Committee, chair of the Board’s Governance Committee, and has served on numerous Board task forces and sub-committees.
1988 - Bachelor of Architecture, Syracuse University
Todd has been involved with all aspects of construction for over 10 years and consistently manages projects to completion on schedule and on budget.
Todd’s direct involvement in the value engineering and cost estimating of projects results in improved cost control. He combines historical project data with current cost trends to produce project estimates.
Todd also conducts “build-ability reviews” to ensure that potential construction problems can be corrected prior to the bidding process, thus reducing change orders and project delays and participates in the development of construction and phasing planning.
1997 - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Penn State University