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PBK Announces New Partner

HOUSTON – PBK, an architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce the promotion of Melissa Turnbaugh, AIA, NCARB, to Partner.

Melissa brings more than 15 years of specialized expertise in the planning, design and management of educational facilities for both public and private institutions.  She is driven by a belief that all students should have equitable access to innovative indoor and outdoor learning environments.   With her new role as the National Education and Innovation Leader, Melissa serves as a resource and advocate for research-based, student-centered, and purpose-driven learning environments.  In her career she has worked on a variety of projects ranging from the youngest learners in early childcare centers to advanced academics in career and technical high schools all while building meaningful, long-term relationships with clients.  Recently she has partnered with organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Children & Nature Network and Google to reimagine the educational environment of the future.

“Melissa is an incredible asset to our firm and exemplifies the qualities of a leader in the way she serves both her clients and her team,” said Dan Boggio, PBK Executive Chairman. “Her professionalism, integrity and character are an inspiration to our entire firm and she will be a tremendous resource in her new role as our National Education and Innovation Leader. We are proud to welcome Melissa to our Partner group.”

“I am honored to be a Partner at PBK and work alongside such kind, diligent and talented people all working toward a goal of providing exceptional architecture and client service,” said Melissa. “In my new role, I am excited to work with PBK, SIM-PBK and PBK-WLC and explore how new and innovative educational environments can help students thrive and foster a long-term love of learning.”

Melissa earned her Bachelor of Architecture from the Rice University in Houston, TX and is a registered Architect in the state of Texas. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Houston ACE Mentorship Program.

About PBK Architects

For more than four decades, PBK has served as an award-winning pioneer for architectural and engineering design solutions for clients in education, healthcare, sports and corporate business. With more than 500 professionals in 17 offices, the firm embraces a unique business culture that prioritizes customer service and approaches each project without preconceived notions in order to deliver custom solutions that effectively address the unique needs of each client. For more information visit: