Dave Heater (center) is flanked by AMA founders Tom Moisan (left) and Stewart Ankrom (right).
Ankrom Moisan Architects (AMA) has announced that Dave Heater will become President of the firm, effective July 1, 2015. Heater most recently served as Managing Principal for the firm’s Seattle office, a position he has held since opening that office in 2006 and building it into a team of more than 80 architects and staff. Heater joined AMA in 1990, beginning his career with the firm as an intern.
Heater will work closely with the firm co-founder Tom Moisan, who will assume the position of Board Chairman. In his new role, Moisan will continue day-to-day client engagement while fostering growth among the firm’s current and future leaders.
In addition to the leadership change, AMA has announced plans to move into its new 42,000 square foot headquarters in Portland’s Old Town, in Spring 2016. As the project’s architect and investor, AMA is developing the six-story mixed-use building on the corner of NW First Avenue and NW Davis Street in partnership with Gerding Edlen. The new building will be home to the firm’s 200-member Portland office.
AMA’s Seattle staff will also relocate this year into a new and larger space, 24,000 square feet, just one block from Westlake Park in the heart of downtown Seattle.
“This is a big year for Ankrom Moisan, and I am honored to help lead the firm through these exciting transitions,” said Heater. “We have incredibly talented people in our organization, and I look forward to continuing the traditions that have led to our success over the past 30 years.”
“Dave has been a visionary in our organization, and a natural leader, and I am proud to work with him as he assumes the day-to-day leadership duties of the firm,” said Moisan. “His guidance will enable Ankrom Moisan to continue our mission of creating places where people and communities thrive.”
About Ankrom Moisan Architects
Ankrom Moisan Architects, Inc., was founded in 1983 by Stewart Ankrom and Tom Moisan, two friends who quickly learned from their clients that they could build a different kind of architectural firm. Since those beginnings, the firm has flourished, designing buildings in developing urban communities throughout the U.S. Well-known projects along the West Coast include Mirabella Senior Housing in Portland, Rollin Street Apartments in Seattle, MacArthur Station Affordable Housing in the Bay Area, and Luma & Eleven Condominiums in Los Angeles.
Today, AMA ranks among the largest architectural firms in the western United States. With an international client base, AMA provides architectural, interior design, urban design, and branding services to both small and large development groups that serve seven specific market sectors: mixed-use, hospitality, student housing, senior housing, affordable housing, workplace, and healthcare.