Team

Every member of THP is committed to the success of our projects for all involved. Our team possesses a depth and breadth of knowledge that allows us to bring unique skill and perspective to every project.

Project Engineer

Matthew Baratz

LEED Green Associate

I have always been drawn to the visual side of life. Before studying engineering, I was on the path to becoming an art teacher and pursuing my passion. However, I also had an interest in math and physics, and during my freshman year I took a climate change and engineering calculus class where I found a new inspiration, leading me to pursue civil engineering. I wanted to see how I could hone my skills to help people on a larger scale. I graduated from Case Western Reserve University in the spring of 2021 with a bachelor’s in civil engineering and continued for another year to receive a master’s in civil engineering.

I started with THP in September 2022 after taking the summer to complete both the LEED Green Associate exam and the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. After meeting people at THP, I appreciated the love of learning and willingness to problem solve no matter how unique the project was. I also appreciated that this company was one that would be invested in my growth as an engineer and a professional. My goals are to be a sponge absorbing as much knowledge and diverse experience as I can, to always design with sustainability in mind, and to work with integrity and congeniality.

I currently live in Downtown Cleveland and have lived in the area from the age of eight, and before that time, I grew up in Israel. Outside of engineering, I enjoy dancing (Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, and Brazilian Zouk), making art, playing frisbee, hiking, lifting, and spending time with my family—including my two adorable dogs—and friends.

Senior Project Coordinator

Paul Bellman

My interest in Architecture and design began during my junior year in high school, when I enrolled in an architectural drafting class. This experience combined my artistic ability, creativity, and attention to detail to develop hand-produced drawings. The teacher pushed me to pursue a career in the design industry. I completed my associate’s degree in civil engineering technology — architectural major at Cincinnati State in 1993 and was introduced to Computer Aided Design (CAD). My career at THP began in 1995 when I was offered the job on the spot. I started immediately by preparing construction and presentation documents for some of the largest projects in the region.

After 25 years of experience at the firm, I’ve have had the pleasure of working on complicated and interesting projects with talented co-workers. I’ve become well-rounded in all aspects of the construction industry, specializing in large-scale site development, parking garages, concrete, and steel structures, along with architecture and restoration projects. In addition to CAD, I’ve mastered the latest Building Information Modeling (BIM) applications to better adapt to the changing needs of industry.

A Cincinnati native, I enjoy spending time with my wife and family in the Loveland area. There’s never a dull moment between home renovation projects, traveling, golfing, snow skiing, landscaping, and water features.

Most Memorable Projects

The Banks Central Riverfront Parking Garage and Public Infrastructure Development

University of Cincinnati Temporary Pavilion Removal and Site Restoration (Hargreaves Assoc./Vivian Llambi)

The Christ Hospital Main Campus Expansion (SOM/Champlin Architecture)

Principal

Tim Bennett

AIA, LEED AP

I’m a licensed architect specializing in the assessment and repair of all aspects of the building envelope. This includes designing systems that result in durable separations of the interior spaces from the elements. I take pride in detailing practical solutions that are simple, comprehensive, buildable, cost effective, and aesthetically appropriate. My building envelope work focuses on façade maintenance, diagnosing failures, and identifying liabilities to determine a recommended repair scope. Assessments are performed to identify project needs, prioritize scope, and budget for the repairs. I believe the construction administration presence is critical for quality assurance for the owner. A properly-maintained building envelope enables an owner to ensure occupant comfort, extend the building facade’s longevity, and protect the owner’s assets.

My career in the construction industry began with an infatuation with Waffle Blocks, which progressed to Bristle Blocks, Lincoln Logs, and ultimately LEGO bricks. A high school art teacher took one look at my sculpture project and proclaimed: “You should be an Architect.” With that sentence, my career path and future became clear.

On weekends you can find me acquiring a sunburn at one of my kids’ many sporting events or working on various home improvement projects. I enjoy craft brews in social settings and supporting the local sports teams despite their collective inability to win.

My professional involvements and awards include:

  • ICRI Cincinnati Chapter Board Member (Previous Chapter President and Secretary)

Most Memorable Projects

Taft Theater Emergency Parapet Restoration

Miami University Western Campus Pedestrian Bridge Renovation

PNC Tower Façade Inspections, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Ohio State University Hayes Hall Restoration

Project Coordinator

Mike Bowling

Revit Structure Certified Professional

I completed two associate’s degrees in civil engineering technology at Cincinnati State and began my career with THP in 2005. I’m a Revit Structure Certified Professional and an experienced project coordinator that excels in the development, organization, and production of project documents.

I grew up in southeastern Indiana on my family’s farm and currently reside in North Bend, Ohio. Most weekends I return to Indiana to help on the farm.

I like classic cars and enjoy taking the ones I own to car shows with my car club.

Most Memorable Projects

Mercy Health West Hospital (Champlin Architecture)

University of Cincinnati Fifth Third Arena Renovation (Populous/Moody Nolan)

Northern Kentucky University New Residence Hall (Moody Nolan)

Ohio University Russ Research Center and Clippinger Hall (BHDP Architecture)

Project Engineer

Evan Brannon

As long as I can remember, I’ve been drawn to city skylines and elaborate entertainment structures. Combining that with a mathematical way of thinking, my path led me to become a structural engineer. As a project engineer at THP, I collaborate with architects, contractors, owners, and team members to design sound, safe, and economical structures to satisfy the needs of my clients, while crafting solutions to complex construction problems to maintain project budget and schedule. I have always taken pride in the quality of my work and my ability to be an effective teammate, willing to work with project team members in order to reach our desired goal.

I grew up in Ft. Thomas, KY, where I lived for my entire childhood before heading away for college. I attended the University of Alabama for four years and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, with a focus in structural engineering, in May 2018. After my sabbatical from the area, I decided to return to Greater Cincinnati for graduate school at the University of Cincinnati, receiving a master’s degree in structural engineering in December 2019.

I’ve been part of the THP team since January 2020, focusing on new construction design work. I‘ve been fortunate to work on a wide variety of project types utilizing various structural material types including steel, reinforced concrete (post-tension), wood and masonry. In my free time, I enjoy golfing, theatre, watching and playing any sport with friends, being social with family and friends and meeting new people.

Most Memorable Projects

ICON Music Center (GBBN)

Montgomery Quarter Block 1 Garage

Factory 52 (MSA Design)

St. Elizabeth Florence – Orthopedic/Surgical Expansion (Champlin Architecture)

Project Engineer

Alex Branscome

Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve been fascinated by the construction industry and the engineering of massive structures. In addition to the popular cartoons of the late ‘90s and early 2000s, I also loved watching shows that focused on the design and construction of roller coasters, massive skyscrapers, dams, bridges, and other infrastructure projects. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a business administration minor in the spring of 2018. While considering the career path I wanted, I spent time working for a local government, a multinational entertainment and theme park company, and living overseas for a few months, before coming back to Cincinnati and joining THP in the summer of 2019.

Working for a structural engineering firm allows me to see all aspects of a project, from the early stages of planning to design to construction. One of the most gratifying aspects of the job is seeing something I’ve designed come to life, and then pointing to friends and family and saying, “I helped with that!” THP also gives me the opportunity to work with a variety of external parties, like owners, architects, and contractors. Through these partnerships, we are able to develop effective solutions for our projects while maintaining a project’s schedule and budget.

My biggest passion in life is traveling. I love exploring other cities and countries, trying new foods, seeing different cultures, and meeting new people. My dream is to either retire young enough to continue traveling the world, or, more realistically, travel for work. Either way, I’ll be planning my next stop! When I’m not heading to a new place, you can likely find me out in the woods hiking/backpacking, biking or running, cooking and baking, or cheering on our local sports teams.

My professional involvements include::

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Structural Engineers Association of Ohio (SEAoO)

Senior Project Technician

Joseph Breadon

I completed my associate’s degree in computer design and drafting from ITT Technical Institute. As a senior project technician I have acquired the necessary skills to develop complex BIM models and construction documents, while also keeping projects on schedule. My background includes steel, concrete, masonry, cold-formed steel framing, and wood structures. My goal is to utilize my experience and structural background to ensure all projects are coordinated along all trades while keeping our clients’ needs and goals my top priority.

I started my career in the building industry at a young age. Right out of high school, I started a job with a local residential framing company that worked on projects for multiple tri-state home builders. We eventually transitioned into a custom-building company that built pre-sold homes, home additions, and commercial restaurants which allowed me to be involved in all aspects of the building process and the coordination of all residential and commercial trades. That experience launched my passion for building and a desire to understand the process and coordination involved in all projects.

I grew up in Burlington, Kentucky, and currently reside in Walton, Kentucky with the director of operations (my wife), three kids, and our Great Dane where we all enjoy the peace and quiet of the country. During my down time, I love to golf, hunting, fishing, weight training, and TV time with the family.

Most Memorable Projects

Ziegler Park Garage and Aquatics Center (PWWG/glaserworks)

Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati (GBBN)

Salvation Army Camp Swoneky (Champlin Architecture)

Mercy Health West Hospital Medical Office Building (Champlin Architecture)

SEM Haven (Champlin Architecture)

The Banks Central Riverfront Parking Garage and Public Infrastructure Development

Factory 52 (MSA Design)

Senior Marketing Coordinator

LeAnn Briggs

MBA

As the marketing coordinator for THP, my goal is to take the intelligence our business development team has learned and transform it into something impactful to our clients. Whether it’s writing a proposal, taking photos of our projects or staff, or producing our next YouTube video, I try to show our clients THP understands their goals, needs, and wants. 

I started my career in the AEC industry when I co-oped for an architectural firm while studying for my master’s of business administration at the University of Cincinnati. It was there where I realized that I thrive in never having the same two days and enjoy being around creative people. I also like learning new things, so learning about the AEC industry and what goes into designing, constructing, and restoring buildings was very interesting to me. After graduating with my MBA in marketing, I knew I wanted to work in the AEC industry.

When not at work, I enjoy running, riding the bike that goes nowhere (#yougettocrew), and enjoying life with my goldendoodle, Walter.

My professional involvements and awards include:

Society for Marketing Professional Services 

  • Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Education Chair
  • Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Programs Chair

    Project Engineer

    Ariana Cabral Felix

    LEED Green Associate

    Born and raised in Los Angeles where seismic activity is prominent, I’ve always been intrigued with engineering structures that can withstand earthquakes. I’m the first in my family to graduate college, the youngest of six children of Mexican immigrants. I earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California State University, Fullerton, and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

    At California State, I served in multiple leadership roles such as Captain of the Heavy Civil Team of Associated General Contractors and Marshall Officer of Chi Epsilon. While at UC, I established the school’s Structural Engineering Institute Graduate Student Chapter (UC SEI GSC) in 2021 and led it as president. Through that group, I met many inspiring structural engineers including some who are now coworkers and helped others connect with professional engineers.

    As the daughter of a general contractor, I knew I wanted something more. I found my passion in structural engineering, specifically in earthquake-resistant designs, through academics (especially an undergraduate structural dynamics class) and internships in construction.

    I’ve always sought opportunities that help me grow and have always been up for a challenge; being told I can’t do something motivates me even more. Disappointments are opportunities to work harder and expand my knowledge. It’s that goal orientation and drive that led me to join THP, and that’s now helping me become the best structural engineer I can be.

    Away from my career, I love long walks and runs with my dog (Honey), exploring downtown Cincinnati (my home since moving to Ohio), being a barista on the weekends, lifting weights, getting sun, enjoying photography, spending time with friends, visiting family (when in LA), and traveling. I’m happy to be part of the THP familia!

    Senior Engineering Project Manager

    Jay Chamberlain

    PE, Parksmart Advisor

    I am an Engineering Project Manager with a focus on new structures. As a structural engineer, I have design and construction experience with both reinforced concrete and steel. My structural engineering design work includes parking garages, higher education, healthcare, commercial and federal facilities. However, my passion is cast-in-place post-tensioned structures. In order to do my part in providing a better world for my children I became a Parksmart advisor. I feel it is important that we do what we can to turn these monuments to fossil fuels into more than just grey boxes.

    I grew up in a neighborhood under construction on the west side of Cincinnati. Most of my free time was spent exploring construction sites, dumpster diving for scrap wood to build treehouses, or watching UC basketball. This led to a passion for construction and a desire to attend UC — where I completed both my undergraduate and graduate degrees — for the free student tickets to games. While in school I did a co-op term at a construction company. The project I was assigned to was a THP-designed post-tensioned parking garage. I was fascinated by the concept of post-tensioned concrete and decided that I wanted to make a career of designing it. I was lucky enough to be hired by THP for my next coop term and have been at the company ever since.

    When not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Clinical Services Pavilion (GBBN)

    Ziegler Park Garage and Aquatics Center (PWWG/glaserworks)

    Seven at Broadway (Al. Neyer)

    Project Engineer

    Riley Christolear

    I joined THP’s new structures and building envelope groups after graduating from the University of Cincinnati’s Architectural Engineering program. With a passion for structural restoration and historic buildings, I’m excited about my work. Preserving the historic properties of Cincinnati adds to our rich cultural heritage and strengthens our vibrant communities. Viewing projects as a part of the community with the potential to positively affect people’s lives has shaped my design goals to reach beyond simply function.

    The motivation I bring to every project comes from a desire to ensure spaces truly meet people’s human needs. Having been raised by two engineers, this seems like the field I’m meant to be in. I’m also glad I get to work at a firm that feels like it’s meant for me.

    In my free time, I get outdoors as much as possible for activities such as running, backpacking, and rock climbing. When Ohio weather won’t allow those pursuits, I stay inside to read, cook, or play the viola.

    Project Engineer

    Tessa Cooperrider

    I completed my undergraduate degree at Case Western Reserve University in the field of civil engineering with an architectural focus. As a project engineer at THP, I’ve gained experience in the restoration of masonry and concrete structures. I began my career at THP in 2019, working out of the Cleveland branch office focused mainly on building envelope restoration. Over the past couple years, I’ve worked mostly in the higher education sector on masonry restoration for university-owned buildings in Northeast Ohio. I divide my time between design in the office and site work in the field. 

     

    My passion for design in architecture and engineering started at a young age. I’ve always loved hands-on work which impacts people’s everyday lives. The restoration side of civil engineering has given me the perfect balance between the artsy side of design and architecture and technical engineering.

     

    I grew up in Loudonville, Ohio, a small farm town between Cleveland and Columbus, but have lived in the Cleveland area for the last eight years. I currently reside on the east side with my 3-year-old lab/pit mix dog, Cece. In my free time, I enjoy playing volleyball, hiking, and spending time with my friends and family.

    Most Memorable Projects

    St. John’s Cathedral and Chancery Façade Survey

    St. Bernard Building Envelope Condition Assessment

    Ohio Judicial Center Exterior Repairs

    Bowling Green State University Offenhauer Building Envelope Repairs

    John Carrol University Rodman Hall Façade Restoration

    John Carrol University Dolan Science Center Façade Repairs

    Kent State University Eastway Commons Exterior Masonry Repairs

    Senior Project Engineer

    Sam D’Alessio

    PE, SPRAT Level 1

    I completed my undergraduate degree at Case Western Reserve University and my graduate degree at Cleveland State University in the field of civil engineering with a structural focus. Throughout my four-year career at THP I’ve had experience in our Structural, Restoration, and Building Envelope Service teams, although most of my work is focused in structural design. I’m a certified member of the Society of Practicing Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) and a member of THP’s rope access team that utilizes rappelling for façade reviews.

     

    While my childhood passion for model making made it clear at a young age that I would be an engineer, it wasn’t until I took my first structural design class in college that I knew structural engineering and building design was the perfect career. Structural engineering allows me to be creative through design and problem solving. I enjoy working on projects with challenging architectural designs, in particular health care and higher education buildings, which require close coordination with the design team.

     

    I’ve always enjoyed being active, and my work on THP’s rope access team provides the balance of mental and physical challenge that I grew to value as a life-long baseball player. I currently live in Cleveland Heights with my girlfriend and two dogs. When we are not tackling the next home improvement project, we enjoy walking and hiking with the dogs, running, and rock climbing.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Cincinnati Music Hall Revitalization (PWWG/Martinez + Johnson)

    John Carroll University Rodman Hall Façade Restoration

    University of Kentucky Tennis Facility (GBBN)

    Project Coordinator

    Gary Donahue

    I received two associate’s degrees from Pittsburgh Technical Institute in 1990: one in specialized technology and another in CADD computer systems management.

    I was born and raised in north central West Virginia. An only child raised by my Grandmother, I grew up on well water with no phone, no washing machine, and a coal/wood-burning stove. My fondest memories as a young child were running around barefoot during the summer, and as I got older, riding my dirt bike everywhere as long as I could find gas to syphon.

    Not many people know how I became a part of THP. My ex-girlfriend at the time was working at THP while I was working at ATA Architects in Garfield Place (one block away). My ex kept talking about what it was like working there as well as day-to-day stories from her interactions with different people. I asked her to let me know if she ever left THP because I wanted her job. About three months into my stint at ATA Architects, she decided to move home to be closer to family. She gave my resume to Mike Seeley and we set up an interview. After more than 28 years I’m still here. So I knew quite a bit about THP before being hired, and quite a bit more about certain individuals

    Most Memorable Projects

    Aronoff Center for the Arts (Pelli Clark Pelli/GBBN)

    Ziff Residence Stone Façade Design

    Bank Tower Façade Review, Toronto, Canada

    Principal

    Frank Ellert

    PE

    My career at THP has spanned more than 30 years. I’ve designed and managed a wide variety of project types including concrete restoration, waterproofing, façade restoration, wood framing, new parking garages, and multi-story concrete and steel framed buildings.

    I enjoy the unique opportunities that present themselves each day, from difficult design challenges to solving immediate construction issues.  I strive to be a trusted and dependable team member who brings value to the design process and ultimately to the end user of the facility.

    Engineering came quite naturally to me since I was immersed in the field at an early age. My grandfather was a plant engineer at Procter and Gamble, and my father had a career of more than forty years in the profession with multiple engineering degrees.  I can remember “helping” on their construction projects as early as age five. No doubt repeated exposure to the construction process had an influence on my career path. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in structural engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

    I’m fortunate to have many outstanding mentors that make each day a learning experience.  As a principal in the firm, I’m devoted to making the THP staff the best in the region. For several years I have served in a formal capacity as a staff coach and mentor. Young staff members will always find me available to take their questions or review a design concept.

    My passion for mentoring extends beyond my profession, having spent more sixteen years volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America helping to develop future leaders.  My involvement in this organization continues long after my two sons have left the program.

    I’m proud to say that each of my sons have chosen engineering as their profession. Was there any doubt?

    Professional and Community Involvement:

    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
    • Post Tensioning Institute (PTI)
    • Boy Scouts of America (BSA)

    Most Memorable Projects

    University of Cincinnati Sheakley Athletic Complex (MSA Architects)

    University of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium Renovation (ARO/Heery)

    Miami University Athletic Performance Center and Indoor Sports Complex (HOK Architects)

    Great American Ball Park (HOK Sport/GBBN)

    Ziegler Park Garage and Aquatics Center(PWWG/glaserWorks)

    Washington Park Parking Garage (BHDP Architecture)

    Cincinnati Convention Center Expansion

    Riverfront East Parking Garage

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center North Parking Garage

    Professional and Community Involvement

    American Institute of Steel Construction

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    Post-Tensioning Institute

    Boy Scouts of America—Scoutmaster and Registered Merit Badge Counselor

    Project Billing Coordinator

    Nicole Everett

    As THP’s project billing coordinator, I’m responsible for optimizing the use of the company’s project management system. My primary focus includes financial administration, overall data uniformity, and accurate reporting.

    I grew up in Cincinnati and worked for over 20 years with a major retailer, where I gained extensive experience with invoice processing, reporting, data analysis, general liability, and workers’ compensation. Progressively more responsible positions prepared me well for my role at THP.

    When not at work, I enjoy painting, interior decorating, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family.

    Restoration Project Manager

    Luke Field

    AIA, LEED AP

    As a newer addition to THP, I’m excited to have recently joined the Building Envelope team. I was drawn to THP by the firm’s expertise with both contemporary building cladding systems, as well as our sensitive restoration work on historic and landmark structures.

    My passion for historic architecture and urban planning started at a young age. I’ve been fortunate to have had many opportunities to travel growing up, including several study abroad trips to France, Denmark and Germany. European architecture and urban planning was formative. I’ve enjoyed working with old structures and in layered, urban environments ever since.  

    I was born in Buffalo, grew up in Indianapolis, and attended the University of Cincinnati for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. As a student project manager for UC’s 2007 Solar Decathlon house, I gained hands-on construction experience, as well as a strong appreciation for quality contractors and craftsman.

    Since graduating, I have practiced architecture in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati for 13 years. I have an extensive background in adaptive reuse projects, and have worked on numerous historic tax credit projects, low-income housing developments, mixed-use buildings, and infill residential projects. I have also worked on a number of religious and housing projects throughout Cincinnati, northern Kentucky, and Lexington areas.

    I currently reside in Over the Rhine with my wife and two young sons. In 2019 we moved into a new, infill home that my wife and I designed near Findlay Market. Operating as both client and designer for the project, I now have a better appreciation for the challenges that owners face during construction projects. Specifically, how diligent upfront planning and budgeting, as well as careful bidding and scope review can help to avoid cost overruns.

    Outside of the office I like to spend time outdoors with my family — hiking, canoeing, camping and traveling. I also like to stay connected to the city’s design community, both as a member of the American Institute of Architects and as a co-chair of the Cincinnati Design Awards committee.

    Project Engineer

    Kevin Garred

    I completed my undergraduate degree at Ohio State University in 2018 and my graduate degree at Cleveland State University in 2020. Both of my degrees were in the field of civil engineering with a structural focus. I have always had a deep interest in structural engineering and the problem solving that comes along with it. Seeing the work that THP provides made it evident to me that I needed to join the team. Working at THP provides a challenging yet rewarding work environment that I am proud to be a part of.

    My passion for structural engineering started early on in my childhood when my family took a trip to Cedar Point amusement park. I was fascinated with how it was possible to construct roller coasters and other attractions to safely support the people that ride them every day. From this point on, I knew structural engineering was something that I would like to pursue as a career. As I grew older, I began to appreciate the design of all structures, but what interested me the most was building design. The coordination and planning that go into completing a fully functional building really fascinate me, and I knew it was something that I desired to be a part of.

    I am currently living in Cleveland with my wife and two dogs. In my free time, I can be found golfing, binge watching a Netflix series, or at a Cleveland sporting event.

    Project Architect/Project Engineer

    Linette Green

    AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Parksmart Advisor

    For as long as I can remember I’ve been interested in understanding how things work and are put together, and this eventually grew into a passion for buildings and the construction industry. Torn between whether I wanted to go into architecture or engineering, I attended the University of Cincinnati, where I explored both interests as part of the first architectural engineering graduating class. I completed all of my co-op terms with THP, where I found my passion and love for structures. Upon completion of my degree at UC, I moved to Clemson to pursue my master’s in architecture. The Community Build program at Clemson enabled me to go through the process of working with a client, design, detailing, and then building. This not only increased my enthusiasm for the industry, but also my appreciation for the craft of the workers and the skill it takes to make designs come from paper to reality.

    This ties into what has always been my underlying passion for the industry: problem solving. There is something about taking a super complex problem, such as a complicated design, and finding a way to make it a reality through engineering and craft that has always excited me. This eventually led me back to Cincinnati after I graduated from Clemson to work with THP.

    THP has provided me with the unique opportunity to work with both architectural as well as structural projects, pulling from both of my degrees. I received my architectural license in 2019 and I am on track to receive my engineering license in late 2023. Having both skillsets has been very helpful with work in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) projects. Most of these projects are very fast-paced and require team members to be highly collaborative. While we are typically the structural engineers on the projects, my architectural background gives me the necessary skills to be more collaborative when it comes to integrating all of the building systems and provide beneficial input for the team. My architectural background also is incredibly beneficial when serving as prime on projects or doing renovations where code analyses are an important component to the project.  I also hope to be able to draw from both of my areas of expertise in the future to provide innovative solutions to complex problems. My career goal is to be the engineer able to make any architectural design a reality — no matter how complex —without diminishing the vision the architect or owner has for the project.

    My professional involvements include:

    • Allied Construction Industries
    • LEAN Construction
    • Structural Engineers Association of Ohio (SEAoO)
    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    • The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
    • Parksmart Advisor (USGBC)

    Most Memorable Projects

    University of Cincinnati Fifth Third Arena Renovation (Populous/Moody Nolan)

    Northern Kentucky University Health Innovation Center

    Lunken Airport Mezzanine Study

    Paul Brown Stadium New Scoreboard Design

    Senior Principal

    Chris Hauke

    PE

    With a love of problem solving as my guide, I completed my undergraduate degree in civil engineering at Vanderbilt University and my graduate degree at the University of Cincinnati. I joined THP out of school in 1999 and started working on new structural projects, including Great American Ballpark. In 2003 I transitioned to our Restoration Service group, where I developed a wide range of skills in the assessment and rehabilitation of concrete and steel framed structures, with a focus on parking facilities. Since becoming part of that group, I’ve assessed or restored more than 200 parking garages nationwide. I became a Principal at THP in 2012 and then became the Restoration Service Lead in 2020, with a focus on managing our staff’s workload and operational procedures. In 2021, I jointed THP’s Board of Directors. With its “family first” environment and wide range of experienced co-workers and friends, I’m happy to call THP my only professional home for more than 20 years.

    My professional philosophy focuses on understanding a structure’s various issues, then working with our clients to execute a shared vision of needed repairs in a cost-effective and time-appropriate manner. I also believe communication and teamwork is the bedrock of a great project, not only for our internal team at THP, but for our clients, fellow consultants, and contractors.

    Each project is a new challenge as we assess a structure for our clients and help them plan and implement repairs that align with their current and long-term goals. Proper assessment is critical to identifying the magnitude of an identified issue, as well as the proper remediation and timeframe for implementation. Improper assessment can lead to repair and maintenance programs for facilities which are either too costly or too simplistic in their initial scope and understanding, which in turn leads to even greater long-term costs or operational needs.

    Southwest Ohio has always been my home. I grew up in Brown County and returned to Cincinnati after my undergraduate studies in Nashville. I currently reside in Milford, Ohio. For me, the sun rises and sets with my wife and two sons. When not focused on THP or my family, I enjoy photography, Marvel movies, family trips to Cape Cod, a good expresso, and the occasional round of golf.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Simon Property Group Parking Garages Assessments and Restorations

    The Taubman Company Parking Garages Assessments and Restorations

    Harvard University Parking Garages Assessments and Restorations

    Miami Valley Hospital Parking Garages Assessments and Restorations

    City of Iowa City Parking Garages Assessment and Restoration

    City of Roanoke Parking Garages Assessment and Restoration

    University of Cincinnati Campus Recreation Center (Morphosis/KZF)

    Great American Ball Park (HOK Sport/GBBN)

    Professional and Community Involvement

    American Institute of Steel Construction.

    IT Support Technician

    Nicholas Heath

    I began my career as an IT Support Technician at THP during my second co-op at Cincinnati State in December 2015. I had enrolled in late 2011 with the intention of just getting certified for computer repair, but was inspired by instructors to pursue an associate’s degree in computer support and software administration. My interest in information technology grew out of an interest in computer repair itself, from fixing personal desktops to the optical drive in my Xbox. My passion for computer and software support comes from the end user’s perspective, and I’m dedicated to resolving issues using clear communication, patience, friendliness, and efficiency. Most working history has been characterized by respect for coworkers and customers alike, teamwork, and friendly customer service — priorities which I believe apply in the world of IT as well.

    Personal successes include making Dean’s List at Cincinnati State and providing consistent network deployment installation of Autodesk software deployments — including AutoCAD and Revit — using the programs PDQ Inventory and PDQ Deploy. Notable IT accomplishments include assistance to help employees transition to work from home for more than a year as a result of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining software updates and assisting with local network security while doing so.

    My personal hobbies include video games, finding new restaurants with friends, and online sneaker shopping. I am currently working towards training for multiple Microsoft and other security-related software certifications by the end of 2021.

    Senior Engineering Project Manager

    Walt Heckel

    PE

    I’ve always been curious about how things work. I broke my first vacuum tube taking apart a cabinet television before I was in kindergarten. When new sewers were laid, I would go after school and watch for hours as they excavated, prepped joints and set pipe. A friend gave me a set of Audels Carpenters and Builders Guide from 1923. I studied everything in it from drawing and wood selection to framing and cabinet making. I started woodworking, bought tools, and learned the importance of sharp blades, practice, and skill to get good results. Dad taught me car repair, bought my first chain saw, and got me a job scaffolding and painting commercial buildings (before child labor laws). These early experiences taught me to appreciate watching, listening, and learning from others and the importance of team work to accomplish something big.

    I did a working retreat with Glenmary Home Missioners while in high school and have worked in construction ever since. I studied civil engineering at the University of Cincinnati and had great co-op experience as a field engineer doing construction layout, and as a draftsman/designer on road and sewer projects. I was a framing carpenter on a nursing home project, then worked at Purdue University and earned a master’s degree in structural engineering. I really enjoyed teaching a structures lab and being a TA for concrete design classes.

    After returning to Cincinnati, marriage, and kids, I have served as a Science Olympics coach, soccer dad and band booster. My kids worked with me as I led house building projects with Habitat for Humanity. We are active with our church building and grounds and festival. I learned a lot about human nature while visiting the Alzheimer home over several years as my mother aged. Nowadays I work on my kids’ houses and repair their appliances. My wife keeps us busy with her charity work.

    Professionally I have been structural group chairman for the American Society of Civil Engineers in Cincinnati, a director and a leader that helped shape the Structural Engineers Association of Ohio, collaborated on American Institute of Steel Construction design guides, the NCEES exam, and made presentations on special inspections.

    As a structural engineer at THP, projects have evolved with the industry from many new and straightforward commercial, retail and motel buildings during the boom years, to hospitals, schools, church and government buildings in multi-year, phased projects as funding sources and demand changed. I’m experienced with designing a wide range of construction materials, pre-engineered structures, building elements and many different types of foundations. I like the challenge of creating constructible and economical solutions for complex conditions. It’s rewarding to work with design teams, owners, facility managers and construction contractors to assess a project’s needs, develop and create the most appropriate design.

    I enjoy working on older structures where designs were hand-drawn and studying the history and evolution of construction techniques. Renovations include several buildings over 100 years old, and a few pre-Civil War from 1860. I have worked on some buildings over the years with different projects. My smallest project involved hanging a large painting in a historic ballroom. I apply my knowledge developing and maintaining THP’s structural design guides and technical specifications.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Fort Benning Army Tank Training and Maintenance Facility (Burgess & Niple)

    Riverfront Stadium Accommodations for Demolition

    Project Manager

    Frank Hessler

    Parksmart Advisor

    I’ve enjoyed drawing plans of buildings since I was a teenager. I remember sitting at the desk in my bedroom sketching floor plans of houses, arranging the rooms and fitting everything together. I attended the University of Cincinnati and graduated with an associate’s degree in civil and construction engineering technology. After graduation, I was immediately hired by THP in 1980 and began my career drafting using pencil and mylar.

    With more than 40 years in the industry — all of it with THP —  I’ve been exposed to every conceivable building type, use, structure, and project delivery method. The last half of my career I’ve focused on the design of parking garages as the structural or architectural/prime consultant. Working closely with owners, architects, and engineers, I develop functional and efficient designs that comply with the desire of the client, following famed architect Louis Sullivan’s maxim form follows function. I take pride in being able to think outside the box, see the big picture, and develop solutions that others had not considered. I focus on keeping the design clear, simple, and constructible to minimize cost and construction. During construction, I work closely with contractors to ensure that the project stays on time and within budget.  Working on a project from initial idea through the finished product gives me tremendous insight of the entire process as well as a particular level of personal satisfaction.

    I don’t have a list of memorable projects because I’ve worked on so many over my career. From projects as small as a one-bay maintenance garage to a Major League Baseball ballpark, each one is memorable for one reason or another. After each project is completed, I’m eager for the next challenge.

    I’ve been blessed with a wife of more than 25 years and three wonderful children. I use the technology expertise I’ve learned at THP in multiple volunteer positions with school extracurricular activities, coaching youth baseball and leading in many different positions with the Boy Scouts of America. I’ve been involved with our neighborhood HOA since 2004 and continue to serve my neighbors as HOA President. I enjoy being outdoors, whether I’m on a job site, playing golf with friends, taking a walk through the neighborhood, or working in the yard.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Duke Energy Convention Center Expansion (LMN Architects/CAC)

    Great American Ball Park (HOK Sport/GBBN)

    Children's Hospital (Multiple Projects)

    Western Kentucky University Parking Garage

    Bethesda North Hospital Parking Structure (GBBN Architects)

    Project Architect

    Mitchell Hoelker

    AIA

    I attended the University of Cincinnati, earning my bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering in 2018 and my master’s degree in architecture in 2020. I discovered my love for architecture and structures through UC’s co-op program and spent my co-op semesters at multiple different firms learning the trade. In the summer of 2019 I co-oped for THP, where I enjoyed the unique opportunity to work on famous buildings around the city and help shape the future of the Cincinnati Riverfront Park. I began a full-time position at THP a year later, continuing to work on the Cincinnati Riverfront Park and building envelope projects.

    I’m am a registered architect and Cincinnati native, currently residing in Oakley with my wife and our dogs Nala and Georgia.

    I enjoy playing sports such as basketball and sand volleyball while my knees are still good. I also love to fly fish, go on hikes, and play board games regularly with family and friends.

    Most Memorable Projects

    The Banks, Riverfront Park

    University of Cincinnati ERC Façade Restoration

    Project Coordinator

    Jesse Holman

    I grew up in a very handy family and experienced building and remodeling from a young age. After high school I decided to further my enjoyment of the building trades in a career I knew would be rewarding. I attended Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and graduated in 2008 with an associate’s degree in civil engineering technologies — architecture. During my time at Cincinnati State, I did a co-op with THP starting in 2006, and was offered a full-time position upon graduation. I started using Revit while in school and have become proficient in the software. A few years back I became Revit Structure Certified Professional.

    As a project coordinator with THP I’ve had the pleasure of working on significant and complex projects around the city. A few of my more challenging and memorable projects have been the Cincinnati Music Hall Revitalization, UC’s Nippert Stadium Renovation, Ziegler Park Underground Garage, ICON Music Venue at The Banks and multiple Cincinnati Children’s Hospital medical towers. With the experience of these projects under my belt I have the knowledge to help service the team on both new and existing structures.

    I grew up in quiet Brookville, Indiana and still live in my childhood home, which my wife and I fully remodeled ourselves a few years back. We have a daughter and spend a fair amount of time with close family who live just down the road on the same property. I have many interests and hobbies, including building and remodeling projects, wrenching on vehicles and farm equipment, boating, metalworking, 3D printing, paintball, hunting, and fishing.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Cincinnati Music Hall Revitalization (PWWG/Martinez + Johnson)

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Clinical Services Pavilion (GBBN)

    University of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium Renovation (ARO/Heery)

    Ziegler Park Garage and Aquatics Center (PWWG/glaserworks)

    Marketing Coordinator

    Madelyn Holman

    I am a recent graduate from the University of Cincinnati (UC) with a bachelor’s degree in English (creative & professional writing) and marketing. When writing, I have a special interest in understanding my audience and catering to them in a way that persuades and excites. I’ve had many roles in industries or fields that I had no experience in; by the end it can feel like I’ve learned an entirely new language. I have been writing since I was old enough to hold a pencil as a member of creative writing teams, school newspapers, and local magazines in my hometown near Cleveland.

    My other love is design, specifically layout and document functionality. I served as the Edition Designer for the University of Cincinnati’s student-run magazine, The News Record, from my sophomore to senior year at UC. My passion for both writing and design is utilized every day at THP, where I am learning the behind-the-scenes of proposal writing and document style as apart of the marketing team.

    When I’m not doing one of those things, I’m usually playing with my kitten, reading, or doing something around Cincinnati with friends. I frequently travel back home to spend some quality time with my family, including my little sister, who is a now a Bearcat herself.

    President

    Jason Jones

    PE, LEED AP BD+C

    As President of THP I’m responsible for leading the strategic planning efforts and internal operations of the firm. By working to create a culture of collaboration and innovation that empowers the creativity and abilities of THP’s talented staff, I believe we will create limitless opportunities for growth for everyone at the firm.

    I’ve been part of the building industry for much of my life, having grown up in a large family with a carpenter and a roofer for brothers. I worked my way through college as a laborer and residential carpenter and naturally began my schooling at the University of Cincinnati in DAAP seeking a degree in architecture. After a year in DAAP I realized my true design passion was on the structural side. I eventually transferred and completed both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Cincinnati in the fields of civil and structural engineering.

    I began my career with THP in 1998 and was immediately able to work on several complex and challenging projects that helped to fuel my passions for architecture and the built environment. Those projects taught me the value of every member of the team and made me aware of the creativity needed by everyone on that team to bring an architectural vision to life. Because of those early experiences I’ve always enjoyed learning and understanding all aspects of the design and construction of a building, as well as working with a team to bring a project from concept to completion. Team members working on a project with me will notice this desire to understand the entire design and construction process, my creative approach, and my attention to detail. These traits help me to assist my fellow team members so we can create the best project possible.

    My love of design and construction has given me a wide breath of experience across all four of THP’s service offerings, and even led me away from THP for a few years to found and run a residential contracting company with my brother. This adventure not only gave me the opportunity to run a business, but to be primarily responsible for the full design and construction of several homes and additions.

    After living for more than 20 years in our first renovation project in Mt. Adams, my wife and I recently moved back to the west side of Cincinnati, where I grew up, to take on another renovation challenge. When I’m not tackling the latest renovation effort or home project with my wife, you can probably find me golfing, but I do still enjoy a good run or bike ride from time to time.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Cincinnati Music Hall Revitalization (PWWG/Martinez and Johnson)

    University of Cincinnati Campus Recreation Center (Morphosis/KZF)

    Benjamin and Marion Schuster Center for the Performing Arts (Pelli Clark Pelli/GBBN)

    Rosenthal Contemporary Art Center (Zaha Hadid/KZF)

    Miami University Goggin Ice Center (360 Architecture/GBBN)

    Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Building 12 and 17 (Historic Renovation) (Butt Construction Co., Inc.)

    Professional and Community Involvement

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    American Institute of Steel Construction

    United States Green Building Council

    Hamilton County Board of Building Standards

    Artswave Campaign Cabinet

    Hobbies

    Jason enjoys golfing, running, biking, basketball, and remodeling projects.

    Senior Principal

    Bill Judd

    PE

    I’m a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, and was fortunate to grow up in a family-owned construction business that specialized in projects along the Ohio River. This experience provided the foundation for understanding how projects are constructed and fueled an interest in their design. The desire to become an engineer led me to the University of Cincinnati where I completed both my undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil engineering with a structural major.

    My career at THP started as a co-op student, which allowed me to experience each of the service areas the company specializes in. This led to a career at THP that spans more than 38 years so far, with a focus in structural restoration and building envelopes. I enjoy consulting on the unique challenges that come with existing structures and the opportunity to maintain a strong presence doing field assessments. I’m a firm believer in good communication, especially listening to the client and team members. Many of the clients I work with are long-term relationships that go back 30 years, which have grown into trusted friendships that I value and appreciate.

    Today as a senior principal, I sit on THP’s board of directors to help with the future vision of the firm. I’m also the service lead for our building envelope services, where I oversee the day-to-day operations of the staff. My goal is to continue the THP family culture that allows our team to enjoy their work, grow their careers and bring our high level of services to our clients.

    Time away from THP is spent with my family, travelling with my wife and catching time with my grown children and their families. You’ll also find me slipping away for some boating and fishing.

    Most Memorable Projects

    University of Cincinnati Parking Garages Assessments and Restorations

    Kent State University Utility Tunnel Design and Restoration

    University of Kentucky Parking Garages Assessments and Restorations

    Cincinnati Union Terminal Renovation (GBBN)

    Vanderbilt University Parking Garage Assessments

    Carew Tower Façade Assessment

    The Ohio State University Parking Garages Assessments and Restorations

    Professional and Community Involvement

    International Parking Institute

    Parking Consultants Council; National Parking Association

    Parksmart Advisor, USGBC/GBCI

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

    International Concrete Repair Institute

    Society of Protective Coatings

    Boy Scouts of America

    Project Engineer

    Devin Knott

    From an early age, I’ve had a love for buildings and known that I wanted to go into building design. During childhood, I’d spend hours building with LEGOs or drawing floor plans of ideas I had about specific structures. So, it’s understandable that I’m excited to begin my career at THP.

    Graduating from Case Western Reserve University in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, I started at THP as a project engineer in early 2022. When I met the team and learned about the types and quality of work, it confirmed that this is where I want to spend my career. The complexity and diversity of projects and the team’s expertise and passion convinced me. I’m looking forward to learning and growing as an engineer.

    Outside of THP, I’m an actor (had an acting minor at Case Western Reserve) and hope to become involved with the Cincinnati theater scene. I’m also an avid Cincinnati sports fan and enjoy hiking, exploring the community, movies/theater, and playing video games with friends.

    Business Administration Lead/Controller

    Tom Kriege

    I’ve been with THP for more than twenty years. I’m responsible for day-to-day administration, accounting, financial, employee benefits and risk management. I enjoy overseeing the internal operations of THP and working with the staff on a variety of issues. Every day is a great day at THP!

    My community involvement over the years has included serving as Mayor of Independence, Kentucky and Commissioner for the Northern Kentucky Area Planning. Professional Organizations include the Design Professional Risk Control Group and the Society for Human Resource Management.

    I graduated with a master’s degree from Northern Kentucky University and have lived in Northern Kentucky my entire life. My wife, Allison, daughter Hallie and I currently reside in Independence, Kentucky. When I’m not enjoying my days at THP, you may find me on a run or fishing.

    Professional and Community Involvement

    Design Professionals Risk Control Group Member

    Society for Human Resource Management Member

    Past Mayor—Independence, Kentucky

    Past Commissioner—Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission

    Designer

    Aaron Lacy

    VT Design Solutions

    I joined THP in 2019 through VT Design Solutions as a project technician. Prior to 2019, I was a drafter at EFCO Corp. in Atlanta, where I was responsible for drafting concrete forming and shoring designs on multi-purpose high rise buildings, luxury apartment buildings, and structural bents and bridges for road projects. I attended a two-year ABET-accredited college in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where I majored in mechanical engineering technology. Since my work not only reflects upon myself but also THP, I value hard work and dedication, which drives me to provide the best possible product in any capacity required by THP’s clients.

    I was born and raised in North Georgia. After briefly living and working in the Atlanta area, I moved to Cincinnati with my then-fiancé, who is attending law school. I currently live in the Cincinnati metro area with my wife and our two cats. When I’m not in the office, you can find me at local arts and music events, working out at SOTO Community Fitness, and exploring state and national parks.

    Senior Principal

    David Marshall

    PE

    As a child, I always enjoyed solving problems. Whether it was building with LEGOs or spending all-nighters playing video games trying to get to that next level, the challenge of solving a complicated problem really drove me. I greatly enjoyed calculus and algebra in high school. This led me into engineering, where I settled on structural engineering as a field where I could contribute most to this great city. My graduate and undergraduate degrees are from the University of Cincinnati in civil engineering, specializing in structural.

    I started at THP as a co-op in 1989, making blueline prints and learning beam design from firm founders Lou Tallarico and Mark Hoffman. I’ve been honing my craft at THP ever since. The variety of project types, sizes and materials keeps the work exciting and offers something different every week. The most rewarding projects for me personally have nothing to do with the size or location, but the people. I’m a firm believer that a good sense of humor goes a long way in this world. Working with team members and peers with a similar philosophy makes going to work enjoyable and leads to successful projects through positive team building and better communication.

    My first project at THP was the Clinical Tower at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 1989. I’ve been working with Children’s ever since, as well as numerous other healthcare facilities. I’m also been fortunate to have been involved with many other types of projects during my career at THP. I dabbled in restoration and industrial projects in the early ’90s and moved into commercial projects and sports facilities, including serving as project manager for the Great American Ballpark. By chance, in the late ’90s I was assigned to a new design-build parking garage project. I created a layout that saved the project more than a million dollars. Since then I’ve been heavily involved with parking projects, and currently lead our parking services group. I’ve had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Directors at THP for the past ten years to help guide our future.

    My wife and I are lifelong west side Cincinnati residents. When I am not driving one of our three kids to soccer, cross country, or their many other activities, I enjoy gardening, woodworking, and collecting baseball cards. Our entire family volunteers regularly at the Ronald McDonald House. We love travelling and call Walt Disney World our second home. To be able to design a project that solves a problem for Disney would be a dream come true.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Critical Care Building (ZGF Architects/GBBN)

    Jack Cincinnati Casino and Parking Garage

    University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital and Parking Garage (GBBN)

    Northern Kentucky University BB&T Arena (360 Architecture/GBBN)

    MadTree Brewery 2.0 (Al Neyer)

    Great American Ball Park (HOK Sport/GBBN)

    Encore Urban Living Apartments and Parking Garage (Al Neyer)

    Nationwide Arena District McConnell Parking Garage

    Cincinnati Financial Corporation Corporate Headquarters (Roth Partnership)

    Professional and Community Involvement

    Parking Consultants Council; National Parking Association

    Green Garage Assessor; Green Parking Council

    Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

    Post-Tensioning Institute

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    American Institute of Steel Construction

    Parent-Teacher Association

    Principal

    Jason Martin

    PE, SE 

    Growing up in Indiana and through my early travels, I became fascinated with large manufacturing complexes, skyscrapers, monumental buildings, bridges, dams, and rollercoasters. I was curious about how products were made, how structures were created and used, and how those structures impacted society. Using toy construction sets, I created many structures. Additionally, through experiences with flash flooding and tornadoes, I developed an interest in how they could withstand destructive forces. These fascinations and experiences led me toward civil engineering.

    My next step was attending the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, majoring in structural engineering and minoring in geotechnical engineering. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1994. During college, I also chaired the Community Service Committee of the Student Chapter of ASCE, leading various projects.

    Today, my passion is creating healthier project delivery systems through collaborative project delivery and enhancing the performance of structures during extreme events. I’m involved with progressing IPD and OS2 to foster a healthier environment, building certainty in delivering projects, and reducing risk to capital budgets and schedules. This includes developing structural solutions with processes and infrastructure by working closely with project stakeholders to implement multi-trade integrated modular systems design and construction. I use Lean Construction tools and practices to enhance project delivery and internal processes. My passion extends to sustaining the facility, and its operations and users.

    I’m blessed with a wonderful wife, four energetic boys, and our American Dingo. During my free time, I enjoy mountain biking, spelunking, kayaking, LEGOS, bookstores, vinyl record stores, and watching our boys compete in sports.

    PE (IN, ME, OH, WV), SE (IL)

    Most Memorable Projects

    Anchorage Marriott Hotel Downtown (Archiplan International)

    The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge (Studio Libeskind/GBBN)

    University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (Pei Cobb Freed & Partners/NBBJ/Roth)

    University of Cincinnati Fifth Third Arena Renovation (Populous/Moody Nolan)

    Great American Ball Park (HOK Sport/GBBN)

    Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower (Kennedy Associates)

    Imax Theater at Newport on the Levee

    Newport Aquarium (GBBN)

    Confidential Client Manufacturing Plant Seismic Upgrades

    University of Cincinnati Vontz Center for Molecular Studies (Frank Gehry/BHDP)

    Professional and Community Involvement

    American Institute of Steel Construction

    American Society Civil Engineers

    Anderson Township Park District (Boys Youth Basketball Coach)

    Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute

    First Baptist Church of Glen Este—Word of Life Olympians (Games)

    Indiana Karst Conservancy

    Maddux Runs (Parent Volunteer)

    National Speleological Society

    Steel Framing Alliance

    Structural Engineers Association of Ohio

    Western Indiana Grotto

    Principal

    Tony Mette

    PE, SE, RWC

    I grew up and continue to live on the west side of Cincinnati. My dad has a very strong background in mathematics, and enjoyed helping my four brothers and I in math-related school coursework. He never let us use a calculator when completing our homework. Based on this upbringing and many hands-on house and woodworking projects, I often thought about becoming an engineer. During my time at LaSalle High School I considered becoming a pilot, which involved tandem skydiving on my sixteenth birthday and two months later from 13,000 feet. In the end I chose to pursue structural engineering out of high school and have been working in the field ever since. All four of my brothers went another route — into business careers in either accounting or finance — so I’m the one who gets to answer all the engineering, home-related issues, and renovation questions for my family.

    I completed both my undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Cincinnati (UC) in civil engineering with a structural focus. I began my cooperative education through UC at THP in 2001. THP has given me many opportunities that have supported my long-term career and development. I’m a registered professional engineer, registered structural engineer, and registered waterproofing consultant. I’m also a principal in our restoration and building envelope service groups. Working in these two service groups has challenged me through work on many existing buildings and structures, solving problems related to structural renovations, deterioration, and waterproofing. My goal on these projects is to fully understand the problem at hand and implement a cost-efficient solution to help owners best utilize their buildings into the future. My most memorable renovation/restoration projects include the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium, Cincinnati Union Terminal, the Humana Tower designed by Michael Graves, and parking garage restoration projects at many great universities including the University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, Ohio State University, and Vanderbilt University.

    When not developing creative repair solutions, I’m blessed to be raising three young kids with my wife on the west side of Cincinnati. We enjoy exploring the region with our hiking shoes or on bikes from the many parks to great biking areas such as The Banks. I enjoy completing renovations and additions on our home, finding new restaurants with my wife, and travel.  I look forward to being involved in my children’s school activities and sports when they are older.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Cincinnati Union Terminal Renovation (GBBN)

    Miami University Geothermal Energy Center

    Roebling Suspension Bridge Masonry Structure Restoration

    Dodger Stadium Waterproofing and Façade Restoration

    University of Cincinnati Parking Garages Assessments and Restorations

    University of Kentucky Parking Garages Assessments and Restorations

    Principal

    John Millar

    AIA, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M

    My professional focus and passions are the repair, restoration, and design of building envelopes. Aspects of my services involve forensic investigations, condition assessments, wall and roof analysis, master planning, design, construction, and commissioning. I consider myself lucky to be working on buildings from the late 1800s to current construction with project locations coast to coast.

    My daily activities allow me to combine my love of history, architecture, and the outdoors. The overall goal with most of my projects is to provide a long-term repair that most people will never know was completed. To understand any problem, I feel you must go to it, and I truly love getting on the side of a building or climbing up on a roof. The work is never redundant, and I find myself constantly researching and learning about different buildings and systems.

    While most people think of architecture as drawings and calculations, I’ve found this to be an industry of people and relationships. I’m lucky that much of my work occurs with specialty restoration contractors and facility managers. Within this small world, I’ve worked with contractors and owners for more than twenty years, watching friends’ careers parallel my own.

    THP has been my home for more than twenty-five years. l attribute much of my success to my early and current mentors, who encouraged and supported my exploration of new projects and challenges. As I’ve transitioned from project architect to building envelope principal, I’ve found myself enjoying the role of mentor and watching the next generation of architects and engineers develop a passion for building restoration and repair.

    My family is at the core of my success. I met my wife in architecture school, and the kids know many of our vacations will include a stopover or tour of a building. With three children, much of our daily life revolves around sports, scouts, and church, so my life is always in motion.

    Most Memorable Projects

    800 Broadway Building, Cincinnati, Ohio—Façade Rehabilitation

    The Ohio State University Hayes Hall Restoration

    Vista Place, Dayton, Ohio

    University of Cincinnati Teachers College/Dyer Hall Renovation (Champlin Architecture)

    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Façade Repairs, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Building 65 (Butt Construction Co., Inc.)

    Old St. George Stabilization and Roof Repairs

    Smale Riverfront Park Waterproofing (KZF)

    Dodger Stadium Waterproofing and Façade Restoration

    Professional and Community Involvement

    LEED EB O+M certified

    LEED BD+C certified

    American Institute Architects

    AIA Cincinnati Vision Steering Committee

    Class of 2011/2012 Vision Leadership Program

    U.S. Green Building Council

    RCI, Incorporated (Professional Building Envelope and Roofing Organization)

    Senior Project Manager

    Murray Monroe

    AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    As an Architect and Senior Project Manager at THP, my primary focus is on complex, challenging civic and cultural projects such as the renovation of Cincinnati Music Hall, the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, and most recently phase six of the Smale Riverfront Park. I’m proud to contribute to the ongoing revitalization of Cincinnati and the region through projects that range from preserving historic landmark buildings to pushing the limits of modern design.

    With an undergraduate engineering degree from Stanford University and a master’s in architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, I bring a wide array of knowledge and skills to the projects I work on. During my 25-year career, project roles have included urban planner and designer, lead architect, structural designer, parking planner, and project manager. My strengths include design, managing large teams, coordinating multiple disciplines, and attention to detail.

    Architectural concrete, sustainability, and historic preservation are three of my favorite areas of professional interest. I pursue these as a member of ACI (American Concrete Institute) Committees 301-F and 303, as a leader of THP’s Sustainability Committee, and as a Board Member of the Cincinnati Preservation Association. In the past I’ve taught structures classes in the architecture school at the University of Cincinnati, and I continue to participate in architectural and engineering studio reviews at both the University of Cincinnati and Miami University. Outside of work, my hobbies include family, music, photography, travel, cycling, reading, and movies.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art (Zaha Hadid/KZF)

    The Banks Central Riverfront Parking Garage and Public Infrastructure Development

    Cincinnati Music Hall Revitalization (PWWG/Martinez + Johnson)

    Senior Restoration Project Manager

    David Morehead

    AIA

    As part of THP’s Building Envelope Group, I focus primarily on assessment and restoration of building façades and roofs, providing clients with condition studies, investigations, forensic assessments, development of repair documents, details, specifications, project management, and construction administration. My goal with each project is to understand how the building was constructed, identify the cause of the issues affecting it, and provide constructible repair solutions based on material science. I’m detail-oriented, thorough, approachable, and creative. I make it a priority to have good communication with clients, co-workers, and contractors.

    My career with THP began in 2016 when a desire to focus on the more technical and detail-oriented aspects of architecture led me away from an 18-year career as a residential architect specializing in designing high-end custom homes, additions, and remodeling projects. I grew up near Chillicothe, OH with an amateur mechanic dad and a carpenter grandpa, loving to build things or take them apart (aka breaking them) to figure out how they work and how to fix them. I realized a passion for design and decided to become an architect in middle school. In 1992, I left my small-town life for Cincinnati, earning a degree in architecture from the University of Cincinnati in 2000. I’ve called Cincinnati home ever since.

    I currently live in West Price Hill with my wife, teenage daughter and son. The design expertise gained from my previous career is currently being directed into various remodeling projects for our 1938 Tudor-style brick house. Working on this and other houses I’ve owned or lived in has given me valuable hands-on knowledge and construction experience, including an understanding of how difficult and frustrating it can be at times.

    I sincerely appreciate the time I get to spend with my family, including cooking and eating delicious food, listening to great music and hilarious stand-up comedy, and travelling. I’m a fan of car racing (particularly F1 and dirt track late models), Ohio State football, and the Cincinnati Reds. My hobbies include woodworking, golfing, running, and working on/riding my motorcycle.

    Most Memorable Projects

    800 Broadway Building, Cincinnati, OH—Façade Rehabilitation

    Diocese of Cleveland Façade Assessments

    Project Engineer

    Ken Orloff

    PE

    I completed my undergraduate degree in physics from Thomas More College and my graduate degree in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati. I began working at THP in 2021 with a focus on the design of new structures. Previously, I was a project engineer for The Dwyer Company, Inc. designing deep foundation systems utilizing micropiles and helical piles to support new buildings.

    I’ve always had a passion for engineering and knew I wanted to pursue this career from an early age. I enjoy the problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration required to be successful in this field.

    I grew up on the west side of Cincinnati in Delhi Township and still live there today. In my free time, I enjoy biking, hiking, working out, and attending sporting events. While at Thomas More College I was a member of the football team all four years.

    Administrative Assistant

    Mary Pat McQuaide

    I became THP’s Administrative Assistant in the summer of 2015. I welcome visitors to the office with a smile and a helping hand, direct calls, keep the office running smoothly, and with many other responsibilities that come my way on a daily basis.

    I grew up on the west side of Cincinnati, Ohio and I still reside there with my husband. I enjoy having my family close by.

    When not at work I enjoy attending sporting events, camping, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.

    Project Engineer

    Sarah Patterson

    I completed both of my undergraduate degrees at the University of Cincinnati in the fields of architecture and architectural engineering with a structural focus. As a project engineer at THP, I’ve gained experience in the design of new steel, concrete, and wood structures, plus the restoration of masonry and concrete structures. I began my career at THP in 2017, working out of the Cleveland branch office focused mainly on building envelope restoration. I relocated to the Cincinnati office in 2019 with a greater focus on new design. In the past several years I’ve worked mostly in the health care sector on steel and concrete additions to hospitals in Ohio and Northern Kentucky. I split my time between design in the office and site work in the field.

    My passion for design in architecture and engineering started when I was 10 years old. I saw a documentary about Maya Lin’s work and have spent every year since working toward becoming the best designer I can be. While in high school, I spent some time volunteering in New Orleans doing construction as part of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. I spent two summers while I was in college volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Greater Columbus, and with them helped build more than a dozen homes for local families. The hands-on construction experiences I’ve had were an invaluable part of my education.

    I grew up in Worthington, Ohio, a large suburb of Columbus, but have lived in the Cincinnati area on and off for more than a decade. I currently reside on the east side with my four-year-old mackerel tabby, Minerva. In my free time, I enjoy watching baseball, attending Broadway plays and musicals, kayaking, playing the oboe, and learning new languages. During quarantine I started learning American Sign Language and focused on my health, losing approximately 65 pounds in 2020.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Comerica Park Waterproofing and Façade Restoration

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Critical Care Building (ZGF Architects/GBBN)

    Ohio University Clippinger Lab Addition

    Principal

    Sara Peters

    PE

    As the daughter of an Air Force officer, I moved around a bit while growing up. While living in different homes — and in particular being exposed to a growing neighborhood with new homes being built each summer — I discovered my love of construction and detailing the pieces and parts of a building. I enjoy visiting structures throughout the various stages of construction, learning how the components work together, and how various materials perform.

    Since attending high school in Springfield, Ohio while my father was stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, I have called Ohio home. I attended the University of Cincinnati majoring in architecture. I discovered my passion for the technical design and detailing of structural and waterproofing repairs within the building envelope during a design studio, when a guest lecturer presented a façade restoration project, and geared my career accordingly. After earning my bachelor’s degree in architecture, I continued at the University of Cincinnati earing a master’s degree in structural engineering.

    I began at THP as a co-op student while finishing my undergraduate degree, and joined the team full time after receiving my master’s degree. Although I thought I would stay in Cincinnati forever, I moved to Cleveland a few years later to follow my heart and marry my husband. Two sons and more than 20 years later, it’s the longest I lived in one city and the one that I love calling home. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and biking in its numerous Metro Parks.

    I continued my career in façade restoration at several different firms but was very happy to return to THP in 2015, opening THP’s first branch office in Cleveland and serving as Branch Manager, Principal-in-Charge, senior project manager and building envelope specialist. My specialty is façade restoration for both historic and modern building facades, particularly those constructed of stone and brick masonry. I’ve enjoyed working on numerous college campuses throughout Ohio, evaluating and designing repairs to extend the service life of their building envelopes. The highlight of my career was the restoration of the Supreme Court of Ohio in Columbus and being selected to return 20 years later for the updated restoration and maintenance of the historic marble façade.

    Throughout my career, I’ve endeavored to serve and represent my clients to the best of my ability. I believe the key in doing so is to maintain communication throughout each project. I also believe in taking a collaborative team approach, working with the owner and the contractor to implement solutions that are successful, durable, and cost effective.

    I enjoy participating in technical organizations in my industry, and currently serve as Vice President for the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and serve on the masonry committee for the National ICRI. I’m also a member of the Building Enclosure Council and Women in Restoration in Engineering. Additionally, I love any opportunity to expose young girls to STEM and engineering.

    Most Memorable Projects

    John Carroll University Façade and Plaza Restorations

    Kent State University Building Envelopes Assessment and Restoration

    Progressive Insurance Company Building Envelope Assessments and Restorations

    Fifth Third Bank Building Envelopes Assessment and Restoration

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annual Façade Surveys

    Professional and Community Involvement

    Masonry Society

    International Concrete Repair Institute - Secretary

    Building Envelope Council—Cleveland

    Building Owners and Managers Association—Cleveland

    Cleveland Parking Association

    Regional Business Development Manager

    Tammy Polenz

    As THP’s regional business development manager in the northeastern Ohio market, I get to help connect great people to do great things. Their passions, innate gifts, and skills they develop over time are what intrigue me most about how people enable a business to operate optimally. The business development and marketing matrix brings people together in support of bigger objectives; it’s what makes my job so much fun.

    My business career started in the health and wellness industry many years ago. Over time, it evolved into entrepreneurship where I owned and operated holistic fitness facilities for over 20 years. Wellness is a big part of who I am; I believe the health of the individual must extend into the built environment for people to have a better quality of life. So, it was a natural transition for me to work in an industry that focuses on built environments where we humans spend about 90 percent of our time.

    Outside of work I enjoy tennis (almost an addiction), mountain biking, golf, hiking, traveling, gardening, and creating art.

    Professional and Community involvement:

    • ULI Outreach Committee
    • ULI REDI Committee Co-leader
    • Published author of “Think Fit 2 Be Fit”
    • Publications include Properties and Personal Fitness Professional magazines

    Senior Principal

    Chris Przywara

    PE

    As a Senior Principal at THP, and a Director since the 1990s, I’ve have seen our restoration consulting grow from a small regional focus in a local structural engineering firm to a nationwide footprint with an industry-leading role that now encompasses nearly half of THP’s business. Travels across the US for THP Restoration consulting, as well as mentoring and leading our Restoration staff, has defined my career for the last 33 years.

    Before joining THP in 1988 I already had a well-established focus in concrete forensic and restoration consulting. Three years of experience early in the early 1980s at the Portland Cement Association, working with people who “wrote the books” regarding concrete as a building material, easily helped me decide where my career path should be.

    Growing up in New Jersey, I never envisioned Cincinnati as my home. I went into architecture at Notre Dame, then completed a master’s in structures at MIT and moved to Chicago to start my career. I met and married my wife Kathy while in Chicago in the early 1980s, and her Cincinnati roots eventually lead me to THP.

    Our two sons are grown and married, and now live in the DC area. We spend a lot of time visiting with them and our grandsons, which also allows me the ability to maintain and further pursue THP’s East Coast Restoration consulting business.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Ball State University Parking Garages Assessments and Restorations

    Harvard University Parking Garages Assessments and Restorations

    Simon Property Group Parking Garages Assessments and Restorations

    The Taubman Company Parking Garages Assessments and Restorations

    Kauffman and Arrowhead Stadium Waterproofing and Restoration

    Oriole Park at Camden Yards Assessment and Restoration

    Everbank Field Concrete and Waterproofing Repairs

    Paul Brown Stadium Concrete and Waterproofing Restoration

    Great American Ball Park Concrete and Waterproofing Restoration

    Dodger Stadium Waterproofing and Façade Restoration

    Professional and Community Involvement

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    International Parking Institute

    Stadium Managers Association

    Restoration Project Manager

    Jeremy Reis

    I’m a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a degree in construction management. Being one of the few employees with THP who doesn’t have an engineering or architecture degree, I feel I bring a different perspective to the issues we deal with every day. I enjoy the challenges the construction industry brings, from finding innovative solutions to keeping projects on schedule and budget.

    I’m a lifelong Northern Kentucky resident and currently reside in Alexandria, Kentucky with my wife (Sarah), four children (Kaelyne, Nathaniel, Matilda, and Theodore) and two dogs (Alice and Rosie). I spend most of my free time volunteering for my kids’ various sporting activities, where I am the Assistant Director for the Campbell County Youth Football League. I’m also a board member for our homeowner’s association. When not at a sporting event, you can find my family and I enjoying the outdoors and spending time with loved ones.

    Some of my favorite projects with THP include working with Hamilton County overseeing the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals stadiums, to help maintain and restore their structures. I also enjoy any opportunity to work on the underground storage vaults beneath our city streets. I look forward to solving additional challenges and developing new relationships in the future. I strive to make a positive and profitable contribution to the construction and restoration industry.

    Project Engineer

    Matt Rigdon

    I’ve always been fascinated by the engineering marvels of the world. After my college graduation I was lucky enough to visit Rome and walk through the famous Colosseum. The structural engineering brilliance of the monument blew my mind after seeing it in person, and I was amazed at how it’s still surviving after thousands of years. We’re so used to living in a world of remarkable engineering feats that sometimes we forget how difficult it was to get there. From that day forward, I knew I had to pursue a career in structural engineering.

    Before joining THP in 2019, I completed my bachelor’s degree at Thomas More University with a major in physics and a minor in mathematics. I went on to pursue a graduate degree in civil engineering with a focus in structures at the University of Cincinnati. After hearing about THP’s impressive reputation in the AEC industry, I knew I had to join the team and that I’d have no problem finding inspiration in the scale and complexity of the design projects THP acquires.

    As a project engineer I’ve taken part in many different types of structural projects, including multi-story steel structures and pre-engineered metal building foundations. I have a strong passion for working on challenging projects that involve the structural design and analysis of steel, cold-formed metal, reinforced concrete, and masonry structures while applying my understanding of applicable building codes and standards. I enjoy taking on complex problems and working with our team to find the easiest solution to satisfy the needs of our clients. I’ve always appreciated the different challenges posed by each type of new construction or renovation project.

    In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, going out with friends and family, and doing physical activities such as hiking, golfing, wakesurfing, and snowboarding.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Miami (Ohio) University Dormitory HVAC Renovation

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Building 33 Renovation

    Restoration Project Manager

    Michelle Robinson

    As a new member of THP’s restoration team, I’m excited to join and collaborate with individuals who contribute to and help maintain Cincinnati’s amazing skyline.

    I completed my undergraduate work at Southern Illinois University — Carbondale, earning my bachelors in architecture. There I was mentored by amazing working professors who took us to their current jobsites, teaching us to visualize what we were drawing rather than just putting lines on the page. I currently attend classes at the University of Phoenix, earning my Masters, learning, collaborating, and navigating challenges with teams around the world. I’m also a member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and enjoy sharing my passion for construction.

    While Cincinnati hasn’t always been my home, it’s been an amazing place to put down roots with my husband, two boys, and our menagerie of pets. My family enjoys hiking and camping in the many parks in Ohio and Kentucky.

    & Marketing Chief Strategist

    Pamela Roebel

    Business Development

    Leading the business development and marketing functions at THP, I set client development strategies that align with firm growth goals across the industries and markets we serve. I enjoy market analysis, as well as understanding our clients’ business goals and getting to their “why”. Learning how a particular design project will help clients to achieve their goals is something I find interesting and impactful.

    This analysis allows our team to position THP’s four service lines appropriately across the five industries we serve in multiple markets, which is fun and challenging. It comes with a lot of considerations, and it seems as though I always have a spider web of messages and connections in my brain. This “spider web” helps our team to create dynamic messaging that demonstrates THP’s unique value across client types, while maintaining a consistent voice.

    One of my favorite ways to collaborate with our technical team is to talk with our engineers and architects about the projects they design. Together, we pull out the unique, special details and creative solutions they bring to projects to positively impact outcomes. These stories are fun to tell and evoke great reactions from clients and project partners.

    After working in this industry for most of my career, I decided to take a hiatus and give another industry a try. I worked at a corporate law firm for a few years, where I learned a lot about myself, business, and how companies that provide other professional services go to market. I’m very competitive and I like to win. Bringing this knowledge to THP and applying these outside perspectives to existing practices allows us to do just that.

     

    My professional involvements and awards include:

    • Society for Marketing Professional Services
    • Greater Cincinnati Chapter, past president
    • Headquarters 50th Anniversary Committee, current
    • Marketing Communications Award, winner

    Senior Project Engineer

    Andy Roenker

    PE

    I completed my undergraduate degree in physics from Thomas More College and a graduate degree from the University of Cincinnati. I began working at THP in 2017 and my experience has helped me develop a broad background in concrete, both for restoration and new construction. My primary focus is the structural design of parking garages and healthcare structures.

    Being the son of a structural engineer, it has always been a part of life. My passion for engineering has gone from playing with old drawing tubes as a young child to designing structures. I enjoy the collaboration, teamwork and hands-on experience that comes with the profession.

    I grew up in Northern Kentucky where I still reside. My wife and I bought my childhood home, which we’ve been renovating since 2018. When not working on the house, I enjoy coaching high school baseball and playing golf.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Northern Avenue Garage Expansion

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Critical Care Building (ZGF Architects/GBBN)

    Senior Principal

    Brad Saalfeld

    PE

    From my early years of swinging a hammer with my father and spending countless hours on the floor surrounded by a pile of LEGOs, I knew I was destined to have a career in the building industry. However it wasn’t until I participated in an engineering event sponsored by my high school that I knew I wanted to be a structural engineer. Being able to start with nothing but an idea and turn it into a finished product you could see, touch, and use is something I knew I had to do. I completed both my undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Cincinnati in civil engineering with a structural focus.

    Fast-forward many, many years, and I’m now proud to say that I’ve been a structural engineer at THP for over 20 years. I’ve been fortunate to work on a wide variety of projects, developing a broad understanding of steel, concrete, masonry, wood and cold-formed structures. Much of my career has focused on the higher education market, but I’ve also been able to work on federal, commercial, residential and private projects. In addition, I’m currently the Service Lead for THP’s structural service group and enjoy overseeing some of the best engineers in the region.

    The relationships I’ve developed along the way are just as important to me as the buildings I’ve designed. I truly enjoy collaborating with both the design and construction teams and will spend countless hours coming up with the best solution for everyone involved.  I’ve discovered that no challenge is too great, and look back on some of my most complex projects as the most rewarding. My goal on each project is to provide such a high level of service and expertise that everyone from the architect to the owner to the construction manager requests me on their next one.

    I’m extremely blessed to have a patient wife and four very understanding children. When not solving a crisis at work, I spend a lot of my free time on the sidelines of a soccer field or cheering from the stands at a basketball game. At home, I enjoy the simple pleasures of having a family dinner on Sunday night or taking a leisurely stroll through our woods. I believe in giving back to the institutions that have helped me become the person I am today, so I belong to many organizations and serve on several committees at my church and children’s school.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Wright Patterson Air Force Base Human Performance Wing (Cannon Design)

    University of Cincinnati Campus Recreation Center (Morphosis/KZF)

    University of Cincinnati Richard E. Lindner Athletic Center (Bernard Tschumi/glaserworks)

    The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge (Studio Libeskind/GBBN)

    Schuster Center for Performing Arts, Dayton (Cesar Pelli/GBBN)

    University of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium Renovation (ARO/Heery)

    University of Cincinnati Fifth Third Arena Renovation (Populous/Moody Nolan)

    Jack Cincinnati Casino and Parking Garage

    Professional and Community Involvement

    American Institute of Steel Construction

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    Structural Engineers Association of Ohio

    IT Manager

    Mike Schlosser

    I earned my associate’s degree in applied sciences from Cincinnati State, and have been at THP for more than twenty years. As an IT manager I oversee the IT budget while managing and developing the company’s IT systems and network. I support senior leadership in effectively managing network and data security to mitigate risk. I coordinate the training and development of the IT staff to adapt and evolve systems to meet THP’s operational objectives. I also support the development and execution of THP’s long-term IT plan to allow for efficient operations and growth of the organization.

    I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. After high school, I gained invaluable experience in the field of surveying, performing land surveys, CAD, construction layout and global positioning systems while completing my degree in applied sciences from Cincinnati State.  I’m active in a variety of technology support groups and advisory boards. Participation in these groups is invaluable for keeping pace with digital transformation. I’m also involved in my community, coaching and serving on youth sports league boards.

    I’ve been married to my lovely wife Jamie since 1998. We have two wonderful children, Evan and Emma. When not working, you’ll usually find me spending time with my family, working on a house project, or playing golf.

    Principal

    Thomas Shumate

    PE

    Growing up in Northern Kentucky, I had no idea what I wanted to do after high school. That changed during college when I worked on a survey crew at my brother’s civil engineering firm. I realized I wanted to be a part of the construction and engineering community, and so pursued a civil engineering degree at Northern Kentucky University and then the University of Kentucky. At UK, my passion for structural engineering was born and I earned both undergraduate and master’s degrees.

    Out of college, I began working for THP on a variety of projects that included designs out of all materials, but mostly steel, concrete, and masonry. Since then, I’ve honed my engineering skills, benefiting from the team’s vast knowledge and experience. I’m now a principal, leading our healthcare industry team. In that role, I develop/nurture client relationships through efficient, innovative solutions that extend through construction administration and project completion.

    I’ve managed a wide range of THP projects over the years. Highlights include Great American Ballpark, an iconic structure for the city and home of my beloved Cincinnati Reds; the Healthy Kentucky Research Building at the University of Kentucky; and the unique New Riff Distillery project.

    As healthcare industry team leader, I’m involved in several industry organizations such as TSHE and ASHE to stay current on industry trends and in touch with healthcare professionals.

    On the personal side, I reside in Northern Kentucky with my wife and three kids. One attends Northern Kentucky University, one is at the University of Kentucky, and one goes to Dixie Heights High School. I religiously follow my Cincinnati Reds and UK Wildcats, and love to hike, fish, and shoot.  And, of course, I’m a lifetime member of the UK Alumni Association.

    Most Memorable Projects

    University of Kentucky Research Building #2 (Champlin Architecture)

    Great American Ball Park (HOK Sport/GBBN)

    University of Cincinnati Vontz Center for Molecular Studies (Frank Gehry/BHDP)

    New Riff Distillery (glaserworks)

    Professional and Community Involvement

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    American Institute of Steel Construction

    Member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Lakeside Park, Kentucky

    Grade school basketball coach

    University of Kentucky Alumni Association Lifetime Member

    Senior Project Coordinator/BIM Manager

    Steve Tatro

    I’m the BIM Manager at THP. In addition to helping our staff use various Autodesk products productively and consistently, I’m also the project coordinator on many large projects. I have experience in a multitude of different building construction types, including concrete medical buildings, steel office buildings, post-tensioned concrete garages, and wood and light gauge framed buildings. To stay current with all things BIM, I subscribe to multiple newsletters, participate in various BIM groups, continuously increase my own knowledge through training exercises, and remain an Autodesk Revit Structure Certified Professional.

    I’m passionate about creating coordinated drawings and models that are usable by the entire design team in a true BIM environment. Seeing partner companies we work with succeed is an important measure of my own success. I also like to build relationships with my counterparts at partner companies, and never shy away from engaging in a great conversation. I feel having fun while completing work is a huge component in being successful. I also believe the people I work with at our partner companies trust that I will provide what we’ve promised, when we’ve promised it.

    I started working at THP in 1997, and my employment here came about almost by accident! While studying civil and structural engineering at the University of Cincinnati, a friend of mine who was a co-op at THP told me the company was looking to hire a draftsperson, and he knew I was passionate about it and good at it. Years later, I am so glad I jumped at the opportunity to work for such a great company. THP has helped me mature in ways I never expected, and I’m proud to have taken the opportunity by the horns and grown into my present role.

    I grew up in Monroe, Ohio and after moving around the area for a few years, my family settled back in my hometown. I’ve been married to my amazing wife since 1998 and together we have two daughters who we couldn’t be prouder of. We love vacationing as a family, watching movies or TV together in the evenings, playing games together, and generally just being around each other. In my free time I like to volunteer with a couple of local organizations that are close to my heart, and while I’m not as good at golf as I was in my youth, I still enjoy hitting the links from time to time.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Benjamin and Marion Schuster Center for the Performing Arts (Pelli Clark Pelli/GBBN)

    The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge (Studio Libeskind/GBBN)

    Jack Cincinnati Casino and Parking Garage

    Cincinnati Union Terminal Renovation (GBBN)

    University of Kentucky Research Building #2 (Champlin Architecture)

    Administrative Assistant

    Jackie Tessoff

    I’m an experienced administrative assistant who focuses on accounts payable and accounts receivable with other miscellaneous administrative jobs. I also answer front-end calls from clients, listening to their questions or concerns and guiding them to the best engineer who can help. I’m courteous and welcoming to visitors who come in the office for meetings, or other gatherings. I enjoy working for the THP family and I try to make every day a pleasant experience for both co-workers and clients.

    I began my career with THP in December of 2003 and am dedicated to assisting to all employees and clients. My biggest passion is striving to treat everyone as I would like to be treated.

    I grew up in Loveland, Ohio and currently reside in Amelia. Before joining the THP Family I worked for several banks in Cincinnati. The banking experience prepared me for working with clients, and co-workers on phone calls and face-to-face experiences. I’ve also been a notary public for Clermont County, Ohio since 1990. I was married for 23 years and have five teenage/older grandchildren, who keep me busy along with three dogs and a cat.

    My hobbies are mainly family-oriented: working on my home, interacting with my grandchildren, and my animals.

    Senior Restoration Project Manager

    Brad Walker

    LEED AP BD+C

    I’ve been in the design and construction industry since starting at THP after graduating Miami University with a degree in architecture. For several years, I’ve successfully met unique challenges for a wide range of clients such as Ivy League Universities, a “Top 5” children’s hospital, and an International REIT; all have shaped my approach to projects.

    Fellow team members notice that I build strong working relationships between owners, contractors, and design professionals — resulting in positive client experiences and outcomes. This dedication and hands-on style enable me to manage and deliver on-budget/on-time customized solutions in both the private and public sectors.

    I care about our planet and am committed to sustainability as a LEED BD+C accredited professional and a Parksmart certified advisor. Additionally, I’ve served as Parksmart chair for the local USGBC Board.

    Construction and real estate are my job and passion. During personal time, I’ve renovated and sold several homes in Cincinnati. I also enjoy spending time with my children and relaxing on the golf course.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's Lincoln Avenue Building Restoration

    Harvard University Soldier's Field Parking Garage Restoration

    Vanderbilt University Parking Garage Assessments

    Business Development Manager

    John Wellinger

    I’m an experienced business development manager in the architectural, engineering, and construction industry. My expertise enables me to help clients develop and build AEC project, design build, and IPD teams. For facility owners, I’m a trusted technical advisor in providing restoration solutions for parking facilities, building envelopes, and open-air stadiums.

    As a skilled practitioner of the needs analysis process, I provide solutions and project opportunities for a wide range of AEC clients and owners across a broad spectrum of industries. My passions are connecting and aligning project teams for new client opportunities, and providing repair solutions to facility owners regarding previously unrecognized deferred maintenance problems. Serving clients, I’ve become a three-million-mile road warrior.

    In my personal life, I enjoy cross training, fishing, golf, collecting antique fishing lures, and designing the ultimate surf fishing chair.

    Professional and Community Involvement:

    • Construction Users Roundtable
    • Design Build Institute of America
    • International Facility Managers Association
    • Stadium Managers Association
    • Society of Military Engineers
    • Society for Marketing Professional Services
    • International Parking Association
    • Ohio Parking Association
    • Pennsylvania Parking Association
    • Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association
    • Campus Parking and Transportation Association
    • Parking Association of Virginia

    Senior Principal

    Randy Wilson

    PE

    I’ve had the privilege of practicing as a structural engineer for more than 40 years, all at THP. In that span of time, we have both grown a lot and run the gamut of a structural engineering practice. Within the firm, my roles have included engineer, operations, and director.

    I grew up with a couple of generations of builders. I learned construction hands-on from foundations to roofing, and something of the trades in between. Even now I enjoy the opportunity to build something, though at a somewhat slower pace, and this hard-hat perspective colors my designs. It’s important to me to produce a structure that not only performs as expected by code, but that can be assembled in a practical and efficient manner.

    I studied engineering at the University of Cincinnati, which included co-op assignments at Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel (builder of the St. Louis Arch) and the Ohio Department of Transportation. I earned a bachelors in civil engineering, summa cum laude, in 1979 and an masters in structural engineering in 1991 (part-time course work took a while). My master’s project involved the documentation of floor vibrations during real-time events.

    As the Engineer-of-Record for many projects around the country, I am a registered professional engineer in 12 states, from the eastern seaboard to Idaho.

    This career has been both challenging and rewarding. What I enjoy most is the variety of projects which have come my way, including new office and retail buildings, performing art centers, a ballpark, re-purposing a couple of historic buildings into a hotel, implosions of a bridge and steel parking structure, renovations, failure investigations, a myriad of small structures, and much more. But regardless of a project’s size or purpose, each is put together from inception to ribbon cutting by a team of individuals with a common goal. The real job is interacting with people, to share perspectives, and develop solutions that fit each situation. This is what I look forward to with each new opportunity.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Duke Energy Convention Center Expansion (LMN Architects/CAC)

    Great American Ball Park (HOK Sport/GBBN)

    Macy's Department Store, West Palm Beach, FL

    Cooper River Bridge Demolition, Charleston, SC

    Aronoff Center for the Arts (Pelli Clark Pelli/GBBN)

    Jack Cincinnati Casino and Parking Garage

    Benjamin and Marion Schuster Center for the Performing Arts (Pelli Clark Pelli/GBBN)

    Professional and Community Involvement

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    American Institute of Steel Construction

    Restoration Project Manager

    Zach Wolcott

    Growing up I always enjoyed building structures, starting with LEGO bricks and Lincoln Logs. This admiration for building led to a fascination with the structures in different cities I visited. My curiosity about how they were built led me to discover Structural Engineering.

    I was born in Jacksonville, Florida, but spent most of my childhood in Dayton, Ohio. I attended the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and competing on the UC Swimming and Diving Team. I was hired on at THP after graduating in May. Starting in fall of 2019, I returned to the University of Cincinnati part time to complete a master’s degree in structural engineering, which I will complete in the spring of 2022.

    At THP, I primarily work in the Restoration Service Group. I collaborate with contractors, owners, and team members to restore and maintain existing structures to satisfy client needs. I craft solutions to complex problems to maintain project budget and schedule. I take pride in the quality of my work and my ability to be an effective teammate, willing to work with project partners in order to reach our desired goal. I also work with the Building Envelope group at THP where I have been trained through the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) to rappel the sides of buildings to inspect the façade for immediate repair needs and waterproofing issues.

    I currently reside in Anderson Township with my wife and our cat Kava. In my free time, I enjoy watching/playing sports with friends, going camping, hiking, traveling, and cheering on FCC and UC.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Confidential Client Manufacturing Plant Site Surveys

    Human Resources Coordinator

    Chermaya Woodson

    An experienced HR professional with a background in benefits, recruiting, and employee engagement, I joined THP in late 2021 as Human Resources Coordinator. My passion is ensuring that employees’ HR-related needs are met.

    After growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, I attended Xavier University in Cincinnati and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and an associate’s degree in English. Cincinnati has been my home ever since.

    During free time, I enjoy playing violin with the Cincinnati Community Orchestra, reading and writing fiction, spending time with friends, and walking my dog.

    Engineering Project Manager

    Ken Wurzelbacher

    PE

    Serving with THP for over 10 years, I’ve gained a wide range of experience through opportunities that include the design and analysis of structures in steel, concrete, masonry, wood, cast iron, stainless steel, and carbon fiber. My dual focus is on the challenges of analysis and renovation of historic structures. Additionally, I enjoy bringing engineering design efficiencies to new industrial structures.

    I completed my undergraduate degree in civil engineering and graduate degree in structural engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

    Cincinnati is my lifelong hometown and the reason I became a structural engineer with an addiction to historic structures. As a member of the Cincinnati Preservation Association and Cincinnati Preservation Collective, I’ve appreciated the recent drive to save historic places and enjoyed being part of several initiatives to achieve that goal.

    Most Memorable Projects

    Cincinnati Music Hall Revitalization (PWWG/Martinez + Johnson)

    Cincinnati Union Terminal Renovation (GBBN)

    The Global Tree Project at Holy Cross Church

    University of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium Renovation (ARO/Heery)

    Principal

    Jun Ye

    PE

    Upon graduating high school, I had the good fortune to be accepted to Tongji University, the best civil engineering school in China. After completing a bachelor’s degree in structural engineering I moved to the other side of the globe to attend the University of Cincinnati for my master’s degree. Soon after I joined THP, the best structural engineering firm in the area. Now I have lived more than my half of my life in Cincinnati.

    At THP I’ve had the opportunity to learn from the top engineering minds in the area. The experiences I’ve gained here have allowed me to design and manage a variety of projects ranging from large public facilities, to major hospitals, to university buildings, to industrial plants, to parking garages.

    As a principal, I am heavily involved with projects in our structural and parking group. I lead our higher education pursuit team and help coach our young engineers. I have a special interest in seismic engineering because of several projects I was involved with in the early 2010s. I’m fascinated with the process of designing “smart” structures to resist seismic activity, which require more flexible — but not necessarily stronger — structures.

    Today I strive to focus on my clients’ needs by providing the highest-quality designs possible. To achieve this goal, I make every attempt to understand the perspectives of owners, fellow consultants, construction managers, contractors, and all others involved. My philosophy is that structural engineering is inherently a field driven by creativity and collaboration. Looking back at my time at THP, my most enjoyable moment was figuring out a complicated and challenging situation of geometry, sequence, or coordination; coming up with a creative structural approach to a difficult issue; and helping my whole team out.

    Outside of work, I reside with my wife, son, and daughter in Mason, Ohio. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, solving sudoku puzzles, listening to classical music, and traveling with my family.

    Most Memorable Projects

    The Banks Central Riverfront Parking Garage and Public Infrastructure Development

    Great American Ball Park (HOK Sport/GBBN)

    Newport on the Levee

    The Christ Hospital Main Campus Expansion (SOM/Champlin Architecture)

    Cincinnati Financial Corporation Corporate Headquarters (Roth Partnership)

    Miami University North Parking Garage (360 Architects)

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Kasota Parking Garage and Office Building

    Mercy Health West Hospital (Champlin Architecture)

    Cincinnati Public Library – Reading and St Bernard (Champlin)

    DTE—Marietta Power Plant (Fosdick & Hilmer)

    Professional and Community Involvement

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    American Institution of Steel Construction

    Structural Engineers Association of Ohio

    Matthew Baratz

    LEED Green Associate

    Project Engineer

    Paul Bellman

    Senior Project Coordinator

    Tim Bennett

    AIA, LEED AP

    Principal

    Mike Bowling

    Revit Structure Certified Professional

    Project Coordinator

    Evan Brannon

    Project Engineer

    Alex Branscome

    Project Engineer

    Joseph Breadon

    Senior Project Technician

    LeAnn Briggs

    MBA

    Senior Marketing Coordinator

    Ariana Cabral Felix

    LEED Green Associate

    Project Engineer

    Jay Chamberlain

    PE, Parksmart Advisor

    Senior Engineering Project Manager

    Riley Christolear

    Project Engineer

    Tessa Cooperrider

    Project Engineer

    Sam D’Alessio

    PE, SPRAT Level 1

    Senior Project Engineer

    Gary Donahue

    Project Coordinator

    Frank Ellert

    PE

    Principal

    Nicole Everett

    Project Billing Coordinator

    Luke Field

    AIA, LEED AP

    Restoration Project Manager

    Kevin Garred

    Project Engineer

    Linette Green

    AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Parksmart Advisor

    Project Architect/Project Engineer

    Chris Hauke

    PE

    Senior Principal

    Nicholas Heath

    IT Support Technician

    Walt Heckel

    PE

    Senior Engineering Project Manager

    Frank Hessler

    Parksmart Advisor

    Project Manager

    Mitchell Hoelker

    AIA

    Project Architect

    Jesse Holman

    Project Coordinator

    Madelyn Holman

    Marketing Coordinator

    Jason Jones

    PE, LEED AP BD+C

    President

    Bill Judd

    PE

    Senior Principal

    Devin Knott

    Project Engineer

    Tom Kriege

    Business Administration Lead/Controller

    Aaron Lacy

    VT Design Solutions

    Designer

    David Marshall

    PE

    Senior Principal

    Jason Martin

    PE, SE 

    Principal

    Tony Mette

    PE, SE, RWC

    Principal

    John Millar

    AIA, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M

    Principal

    Murray Monroe

    AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    Senior Project Manager

    David Morehead

    AIA

    Senior Restoration Project Manager

    Ken Orloff

    PE

    Project Engineer

    Mary Pat McQuaide

    Administrative Assistant

    Sarah Patterson

    Project Engineer

    Sara Peters

    PE

    Principal

    Tammy Polenz

    Regional Business Development Manager

    Chris Przywara

    PE

    Senior Principal

    Jeremy Reis

    Restoration Project Manager

    Matt Rigdon

    Project Engineer

    Michelle Robinson

    Restoration Project Manager

    Pamela Roebel

    Business Development

    & Marketing Chief Strategist

    Andy Roenker

    PE

    Senior Project Engineer

    Brad Saalfeld

    PE

    Senior Principal

    Mike Schlosser

    IT Manager

    Thomas Shumate

    PE

    Principal

    Steve Tatro

    Senior Project Coordinator/BIM Manager

    Jackie Tessoff

    Administrative Assistant

    Brad Walker

    LEED AP BD+C

    Senior Restoration Project Manager

    John Wellinger

    Business Development Manager

    Randy Wilson

    PE

    Senior Principal

    Zach Wolcott

    Restoration Project Manager

    Chermaya Woodson

    Human Resources Coordinator

    Ken Wurzelbacher

    PE

    Engineering Project Manager

    Jun Ye

    PE

    Principal