40th Anniversary Starts a New Era for CDH Ensuring a Strong Foundation for Future Growth

CDH Partners celebrates 40 years of architecture and promotes 8 staff members.

Marietta, GA, August 15, 2017 --(PR.com)-- CDH, one of the largest architectural, engineering and interior design firms in metro-Atlanta, announces exciting new developments in conjunction with the company’s 40th Anniversary. Among these developments include a new brand identity, a new company tagline and eight (8) key promotions.

For 40 years CDH has delivered a client-centered design approach to prestigious clients such as WellStar Health System, Kennesaw State University, Mount Paran Church of God, and several metro-Atlanta school districts. Founder and CEO, Bill Chedwiggen, proudly states, “The buildings we design support the most fundamental human needs: hospitals where people heal, classrooms where our children learn and churches where communities come together to rejoice.”

Known for having original design ideas that push the envelope of conventional thinking, CDH has adopted the tagline – Imagine More. It serves as a reminder to its employees to explore new ideas that can improve end results and promises customers that CDH will push themselves to bring creative and innovative solutions to their design challenges. CDH has also revealed a new company logo, a more modern representation of the brand mark.

To continue the company’s legacy into its 5th decade of business, eight (8) star employees have been promoted. “I could not be more pleased with the additions to our leadership team. Each of these individuals embody our firm’s core values of being client-centered, purpose-driven, service oriented, creative and innovative,” shared Principal and Education Studio leader, Melissa Cantrell. The individuals who have been promoted include:

Mary Lindeman, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, CSSGB, has been named Principal. Mary joined CDH in 2004. She has more than 20 years of dedicated healthcare design experience, encompassing more than 1.5 million square feet and $300 million in construction. Mary is an advocate for patient and family-centered design and has been featured as a national speaker on the topic, as well as, in a PBS documentary on the care of the aging population.

Rhea Jeanne “RJ” Starnes, LEED AP BD+C, has been named Senior Associate. RJ joined the firm in 2003 and works directly with some of the firm’s largest healthcare clients.

Mark Hufstetler, PE, LEED AP, has been named Senior Associate. Mark joined the firm in 2008 and serves as the company’s Director of Structural Engineering.

Jonathan Fallin, AIA has been named Senior Associate. Jonathan joined CDH in 2013 and focuses on religious projects as a key member of the Worship and Community Studio.

Stephanie Murray, AIA, EDAC, CDT, has been named Associate. Stephanie joined CDH in 2015 and works within the firm’s Health and Wellness Studio.

Loren Samuel has been named Associate. Loren joined CDH in 2012 and works within the firm to shepherd the design process.

Christopher Riddell, CSSGB, has been named Associate. Joining the firm in 2012, Christopher provides expertise in BIM delivery efficiencies and execution.

Gregg Kidd has been named Associate. Gregg joined CDH in 1998 and specializes in contract administration and quality assurance.
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Kerrie Kounalis