FKP Architects Broadens Its Base of Design Technicians, Adds Three in Houston Office

FKP Architects continues to add employees at all levels to support the growing number of projects the firm is completing across the country.

Houston, TX, September 16, 2015 --( FKP Architects is pleased to announce the recent hires of three new Design Techs in the firm’s Houston office. In this role, early design professionals build their experience on project teams executing documentation, performing design studies, translating sketches into 3D computer models, and producing visuals for project meetings and presentations. The Design Tech role is a growth-oriented position, and many who begin in this role are on the path to becoming a licensed architect. FKP supports all of its Design Techs through the licensure process by providing study time and materials, and a hands-on learning environment to build a professional portfolio.

The newest Design Techs to join FKP Houston are Nichole Bryant, Gauri Nadkarni and Kelsey Sulik.

“We are pleased to employ these creative and hard-working young professionals,” commented Richard M. Harris, Chief Operating Officer. “They bring a fresh and unique perspective to our culture; we like to say we seek the best young minds for qualities beyond their portfolios, like innovation, commitment to excellence, and teamwork.”

Nichole Bryant completed her interior design degree with a concentration in facility management at Oklahoma State University. During college, Nichole held multiple positions as a nurse’s assistant at major medical institutions. She is now looking forward to using her training in evidence-based design on projects for FKP’s Houston office. In her free time, Nichole enjoys creating art via photography, drawing or painting.

Gauri Nadkarni earned her architecture degree from the University of Pune, India, where she also received the trophy for best outgoing student. She went on to Texas A&M University to obtain her Master of Architecture degree. Gauri became licensed and worked for several firms in India before relocating to the United States and focusing on healthcare design, employing a research-based approach. At FKP, her initial project will be the Texas Children’s Hospital Pediatric Tower E.

Kelsey Sulik also joins the Houston office. She earned her Bachelor of Interior Design with Honors from Louisiana State University, where she received an art and design academic scholarship. Out of 40 designs submitted for the Baton Rouge General Hospital renovation, Kelsey’s design was one of four highlighted in the LSU Art + Design news. As she dives into the Memorial Hermann Katy Expansion project, Kelsey plans to create functional, comfortable and health-conscious design that enhances the well-being of all users.

About FKP Architects
FKP Architects delivers more than architecture in the healthcare, research, and education market sectors. The firm engages its promise of Transforming business by design® across all core services of architecture, interior design, equipment planning, and operational consulting. FKP clients include top-tier pediatric healthcare institutions, community and academic medical campuses, and life science and higher education institutions. Recent representative projects include Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands Campus in The Woodlands, TX; JPS Health Network Medical Home in Arlington, TX; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, Philadelphia, PA; and The University of Texas Medical Branch Education Center Programming, Galveston, TX. For more information, visit
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