SCHRADERGROUP Welcomes Nine Additional Team Members to our Growing Team!
In recent months, our team at SCHRADERGROUP (SG) has grown by leaps and bounds. We’ve welcomed some truly exceptional individuals and we’re eager to shine a spotlight on each of them.
Drexel University – Bachelor of Architecture
David is an accomplished Architectural and Project Designer with more than seven years of experience in both existing and ground-up building design. He specializes in conceptual design and analysis through construction documentation and contract administration for mixed-use commercial buildings, hotels, community centers, religious facilities, retail buildings, public buildings, industrial buildings and multi-unit student housing. He graduated from Drexel University and acquired a NAAB accredited Bachelor of Architecture. David has extensive experience from projects located in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Texas, and Virginia.
At SG, David is actively involved with our education projects. His responsibilities encompass project design, project management, as well as liaising with consultants and clients. While fulfilling his current role, David is also preparing for a future transition into construction administration.
“The eventuality of space, the finished product, becomes exceptionally rewarding when you were a part of the design.” – David
Kate McKenna, Associate AIA
Pennsylvania State University – Bachelor of Architecture
Kate is a recent Pennsylvania State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. During her time in school, Kate had the opportunity to study abroad in Rome for a semester. Additionally, she pursued three minors in Landscape Architecture, Fine Art, and Architectural History. Prior to her graduation, Kate gained architectural experience by completing an internship at WEBBER/SMITH Associates. Post graduation, Kate gained more architectural experience at Benchmark Group, Inc.
At SG, Kate assists with the schematic and design development of projects such as Davis County EOC, the Garnet Valley Pennington Building, and Northern York Middle School. Kate has also helped master planning layouts with the Abington School District and Owen J. Roberts School District. Post graduation, Kate had the intention of pursuing school design and is excited to finally start learning about it.
“-we’re constantly learning every day! New situations come and go and there are always other ways to do something.” – Kate
Pennsylvania College of Technology – Bachelor of Science & Associate of Applied Science
Craig is an accomplished individual with eight years of experience in the Architecture and Construction industries. He has worked with various building typologies and construction methods, and he holds a strong passion for creating sustainable and timeless architecture.
At SG, Craig collaborates with his team to ensure the timely completion of projects, within budget, and meeting the desires and needs of SG’s clients. His primary aim is to create inspiring environments for the people who use them. Craig’s main focus is on SG’s academic buildings, where he designs spaces that cater to students of all ages, facilitating both learning and enjoyment.
Craig is thrilled to advance his career with SG, as he firmly believes that “SG consistently produces innovative, well thought out designs that prove to be both functional and creative.” Upon joining SG, he immediately recognized the firm’s commitment to exceeding client expectations. Furthermore, he is delighted to be part of a team comprised of hardworking, skilled, and creative individuals, making his experience at SG truly enjoyable and rewarding.
“The spaces that we design have a great impact on the way that we experience our environment.” – Craig
Senior Interior Designer
The Art Institute of Philadelphia – Bachelor of Science in Interior Design
Colleen is a constant professional with over a decade of experience in the field of Interior Design. During this span, she distinguished herself as an assistant kitchen designer at Kitchen Technology, where her collaboration with the chief designer led to the development of innovative kitchen and bathroom designs. Utilizing AutoKitchen, Colleen adeptly produced 3D computer-generated renderings that played a pivotal role in helping clients visualize proposed spaces—an indispensable component of the design process.
Afterward, Colleen transitioned to the role of an Interior Designer at Bernardon. Her responsibilities included providing interior design services for a variety of project types, with a primary focus on multifamily projects. Collaborating with colleagues including designers, architects, consultants, and vendors, she played a key role in guiding projects from initial concepts to completion.
In addition, Colleen provided valuable assistance to the FF&E procurement manager, helping with tasks like quoting, tracking, updating internal databases, and coordinating installations. Colleen’s tenure at Bernardon showcased her multifaceted skill set and her commitment to contributing across various dimensions of the interior design process.
Within SG, Colleen is responsible for delivering interior design services for a diverse set of projects, starting from the initial concept and seeing them through to completion. Her role involves close collaboration with the SG team as well as playing a key part in supporting and mentoring fellow members of the interiors team.
“It is very rewarding creating a space that helps the individual have a better day and experience due to the way the space is designed.” – Colleen
Temple University – Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture
Wiley is a highly accomplished individual who recently earned his Master’s degree in Architecture. He had previously interned with us at SG and has now joined our team as a full-time employee!
During his internship, Wiley’s responsibilities centered on conducting facility assessments, with a primary emphasis on modeling the existing structures of numerous schools across diverse school districts. Now, as he transitions into full-time employment, he is gaining a deeper level of involvement in the overall project processes.
In his recent role at SG, Wiley has been extensively involved in the task of integrating new programmatic elements into pre-existing buildings, often necessitating the reprogramming of these structures for fresh purposes. Concurrently, he has made significant contributions to SG’s Fieldhouse and athletic facility projects, lending his expertise to the intricate detailing and precise production of drawings.
“Being able to see something that I worked on get built and then used is something that I think about a lot and what keeps me on this path.” – Wiley
Brenda Cass, LEED AP
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology – Associate of Art and Sciences, Architectural Technology
Brenda is an exceptionally meticulous Architectural Designer, possessing a strong aptitude for resolving intricate technical and design challenges, all while adhering to and actively enhancing established standards. With over 25 years of experience, Brenda excels in BIM modeling and construction documentation for an array of projects, including high-end custom homes, luxurious amenities spaces for multi-family developments, retirement cottages, and country clubs. She possesses extensive proficiency in Revit BIM modeling and is well-versed in the art of Enscape live rendering.
At SG, Brenda has been involved in various assignments, including the creation of Revit families for interiors casework and trim for a wedding venue. Additionally, Brenda has initiated the furnishing of a model for a middle school to develop an engaging presentation for the staff and School District. Moving forward, she will continue to excel in her role, focusing on Revit modeling, construction documentation, as well as producing Enscape still renderings and immersive 3D live walk-through presentations.
“I love the problem-solving side of things, the technical nitty-gritty working out the puzzle of making things fit together in the intricacies of building construction and detailing.” – Brenda
Samantha Yaros, Associate AIA
Penn State University – Bachelor of Architecture
Samantha, a recent graduate from Penn State University, holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture. Throughout the past couple of years, she has gained practical experience by interning at Baglivo Associates as an architectural intern. Additionally, Samantha showcased her passion for art and served as an art ambassador at Penn State University. These experiences have undoubtedly enriched her skills and knowledge in the field. Samantha possesses proficiency in a range of essential architectural software and design tools. She is well-versed in utilizing Rhinoceros, AutoCAD, Lumion, Adobe Creative Suite products, and Word Productions. With her comprehensive skills in these applications, Samantha is equipped to effectively tackle architectural projects and bring innovative design ideas to life.
At SG, Samantha actively contributes to various projects by assisting with surveys and gaining insight into a diverse range of project scales and types, including additions and renovations. Additionally, she diligently documents any modifications that occur throughout the design process to ensure thorough documentation.
“Taking something from a concept all the way through to a full modeled design is exciting to see take place before your eyes.” – Samantha
Thomas Jefferson University – Bachelor of Interior Design
Sabrina is a recent graduate from Thomas Jefferson University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Sabrina gained almost a year of experience as an intern at BEAM Illuminating architecture. Sabrina proficiently utilized Revit and AutoCAD software to strategically position lighting fixtures in Reflected Ceiling Plans (RCPs) and developed lighting control intent plans. She skillfully compiled specifications for fixture schedules and lighting manuals using Excel and InDesign.
Additionally, Sabrina renders lighting plans and creates captivating concept renderings using Photoshop. She employs AGI software to construct models for accurate photometric predictions. Furthermore, she diligently conducted construction submittal reviews and maintained regular communication with representatives to obtain estimates for potential fixtures in projects. Sabrina also contributed to marketing efforts by updating the company portfolio with completed projects.
At SG, Sabrina is involved with handling furniture and finishing schedules, as well as creating detailed interior drawings and organizing sheet layouts. Additionally, she takes charge of ordering finished samples and communicates with representatives to procure materials for various projects.
“-the process of turning a design concept into reality. It really pays off going through all of the work a project requires and seeing it come to life at the end.” – Sabrina
Geroge Mason University – Bachelor of Criminology
Currently, Caitlyn is in the final stages of completing her undergraduate studies at George Mason University. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major in Criminology and a minor in forensic psychology. Caitlyn is driven by her aspirations to acquire extensive knowledge and contribute to promoting SG to the best of her capabilities. She is committed to continuous learning and dedicated to maximizing her efforts in advancing the goals of the company. Caitlyn exhibits a strong sense of self-motivation and possesses notable skills in writing and research. She is driven to excel in these areas and consistently demonstrates a high level of dedication and proficiency.
At SG, Caitlyn focuses on creating engaging content to promote the company. She takes charge of crafting captivating blog posts that highlight awards, events, conferences, and other relevant topics. Additionally, Caitlyn plays an active role in curating social media content, developing posts for platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Her contributions help maintain an active and engaging online presence for the company.
“I have always had a deep appreciation for architecture and interior design. Watching professionals embark on projects and seeing their remarkable journey from start to finish is endlessly inspiring.” – Caitlyn
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your unwavering dedication and hard work. Your contributions are deeply valued, and we are eagerly looking forward to our continued growth together at SG. Thank you for being an essential part of SG.
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