HOUSTON – PBK, an award-winning architecture and engineering firm, recently celebrated the promotion of Jorge Tiscareno, Juan Lopez, Lorin Pargoud, Manny Torres and Michael Hessert to Partner from Principal.
“I am proud to welcome the new leaders into our Partner group,” said Dan Boggio, Executive Chairman and Founder of PBK. “Each of these brilliant leaders have demonstrated outstanding talent, teamwork and above and beyond dedication to client service that is the cornerstone of PBK.”
The firm is pleased to recognize its new Partners:
Gilbert Baez’s cumulative years of experience managing school projects has improved the overall efficiency of the delivery process for education facilities at PBK. Taking on different roles and responsibilities, he has been in charge of or contributed to the planning, design, project management, project coordination, construction administration, and production of numerous modernization, new construction, facility assessment, master planning, and high performance school building projects throughout California. Gilbert also provides expertise and advocacy with Best Practices for School Safety & Security.
Since 2014, Michael Hessert has helped lead the PBK Sports division. He manages projects from the planning phase through completion of construction and closeout phases with a philosophy that combines dedication to achieving client satisfaction through a positive, energetic attitude and focus on teamwork. Michael has more than 25 years of experience with architectural planning, design development and construction management services for collegiate and professional sports clients. He is a registered architect in the state of Texas with expert knowledge in all phases of project delivery including planning, programming, design, preparation of contract documents, specifications, contract administration and management.
Juan Lopez brings creativity, design expertise and innovative solutions together to optimize team performance resulting in the creation of dynamic, world-class athletic venues for both competitors and spectators. Since joining the firm in 1996, he has specialized in facilitating design through an extremely inclusive, collaborative process that showcases multiple solutions to accomplish clients’ unique visions and goals. Juan’s experience ranges from long-range master planning of comprehensive sports complexes to design of individualized competition and sport support facilities at every level of competitive play.
Lorin Pargoud joined PBK in 2006 with extensive experience in educational facilities including elementary, junior high and high school programming and design. He is responsible for construction documentation, coordination and administration. Through strong communication and organizational skills, Lorin is an expert at multi-project coordination. Lorin is reliable in maintaining a strong client-architect relationship, often serving as the day-to-day liaison between owner and project team.
Since 2013, Jorge Tiscareno has guided projects through architectural programming, design conception and design development at PBK. He is involved in every phase of the project coordinating and incorporating design intent into construction documentation. Jorge brings more than 25 years of architecture and design experience to his team with a practical, client-focused perspective to architectural challenges that support client expectations. His current work spans across Texas and state lines, establishing a diverse portfolio of corporate, educational and athletic facilities. His educational projects have achieved numerous awards along with national recognition.
Manny Torres joined the firm in 2003 and has served in a leadership role serving educational clients in all phases from master planning, through all phases of design and construction. As a studio leader he has remained actively involved throughout each phase of a project ensuring that each client is given the world class customer service that is embedded in the firm’s core values. Manny also serves in a leadership role to expand the firm’s portfolio into Corporate Commercial and has completed many major projects across several states to serve corporate clients.