Three Promoted to Associate

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Christian J. Kronenwetter, PE

Associate

Christian has 16 years of professional experience in structural engineering. He has been responsible for the structural design of institutional and science research projects from schematics through construction. Since joining Keast & Hood in 2007, Christian has participated on several significant projects, including serving as the project manager for the new construction of both 3737 and 3675 Market Street at the University City Science Center. His design and problem solving skills are utilized on both new construction and sensitive additions to cultural buildings, such as the Mercer Museum addition and the mid-block insertion of Lenfest Hall for the Curtis Institute of Music. Christian holds a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in Architectural Engineering. He is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction, serves as Treasurer on the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers Board, and is a past ACE Eastern PA Mentor.

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Brian D. Wentz, PE, CDT

Director of Historic Preservation

Brian is promoted to the associate level and named Director of Historic Preservation. He has over 25 years of structural engineering experience. A member of Keast & Hood since 1993 and a project manager since 2006, Brian is a master at revitalizing old buildings and has worked on the firm’s most sensitive historic projects including the highly acclaimed Longwood Gardens Main Fountain Garden Restoration, Christ Church Philadelphia, Richard’s Medical Labs, and Hill College House Renovation for the University of Pennsylvania. Wentz holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and is a CSI Construction Documents Technologist. He is a member of the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers and Association for Preservation Technology International and its Delaware Valley Chapter. He is a former board member of both the Association for Preservation Technology International Board and Delaware Valley Chapter Board.

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Allison L. Lukachik, PE, SE, CDT

Associate

Allison joined Keast & Hood in July 2012 and has 15 years of professional engineering experience. She has managed structural design for a variety of projects and creatively adapts to complex challenges. High quality institutional projects comprise a significant portion of Allison’s portfolio. Examples include Wharton Academic Research Building currently in construction, the Student Commons Building for the Shipley School, and the recently completed Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Lukachik holds a B.S. in Architectural Engineering and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Drexel University, an M.B.A., in Business Management from Temple University, and is a CSI Construction Documents Technologist. She is a member of the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers, the Association for Preservation Technology, Delaware Valley Chapter, and a Founding Member and the Record Keeper for the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers, Women in Structural Engineering (WiSE) Committee. Allison is also an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University College of Engineering, Construction Management.

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Announcing Three New Associates

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More Openings! Seeking Structural Designer

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Job Openings: Structural Designer/Engineer

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Wharton Academic Research Building | University of Pennsylvania

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November 2018

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Join our team!

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Amelia E. Popovic

Marketing Manager

Amelia manages the firm’s Marketing and Communications efforts. She serves as a board member for SMPS Philadelphia and acts as Co-Chair of the Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance.

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Shoemaker Green | University of Pennsylvania

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Magill Library | Haverford College

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Forum on Architecture + Design Tours

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KH and APT Delaware Valley Chapter to host Ivan Strelbitsky

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Longwood Gardens Main Fountain Garden Awarded 2018 Best Project by ENR MidAtlantic

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Founding Partner, Nick Gianopulos passes away at age 93

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Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy Building Receives High Praise

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2018 Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers Awards

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Keast & Hood Presented with Dragon Exemplar Award

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Multiple Firm Projects Receive Preservation Awards

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Brooks Hall | University of Virginia

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Alex Stadel Named 2018 ENR MidAtlantic Top Young Professional

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Ari Seraphin Appointed as Chair of APT-DVC

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Announcing a Strategic Decision

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Firm Recognizes Multiple Team Members

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Happy New Year from Keast & Hood!

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3675 Market St. Tops Off

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November 2017

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Three Associates Promoted to Principal

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WWI Memorial Breaks Ground

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U. Penn Grand Reading Room Featured in Architectural Record

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Shipley School Project Honored with Preservation & Design Awards

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The Shipley School Old Main & Student Commons

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U. Penn Grand Reading Room receives Design Award

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Alex Stadel to Present at the Raymond Farm Center

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October 2017

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Brian Wentz to Lead Upcoming APT-DVC Event

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ASCE Magazine Feature Article

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KH to Present at Upcoming Conferences

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Fashion District of Philadelphia

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Three Projects Receive Recognition

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Recently Renovated Hill College House in the News

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ENR Mid Atlantic Merit Award for Museum of the American Revolution

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Volunteer Day at Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

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In Memoriam Carl A. Baumert, Jr, PE

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Tour the New Perelman Center at Penn with Philadelphia Emerging Architects

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New Grand Reading Room at UPenn wins two IIDA Design Awards

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Principal Matthew J. Daw named a DC Preservation League Trustee

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Keast & Hood Enjoys Annual Picnic

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Longwood Gardens | Main Fountain Garden Revitalization

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South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center Wins ULI Rouse Award

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Agricultural & Biological Engineering Building | Pennsylvania State University

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Job Opening in Charlottesville Office

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DVASE Honors Keast & Hood with Multiple Awards

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Ellicott City Emergency Response Honored with State Award

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K&H Presenting at 2017 Suburban Pro Con

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Firm Recognizes Multiple Engineers

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Haverford College VCAM

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UVA 1515 Ribbon Cutting

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Baltimore Center Stage Theater

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K&H Receives Multiple SEA-MW Awards

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Drexel University Korman Center

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Old Dominion University, College of Education

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Saint John Paul II National Shrine

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Brandywine Valley Specialty Care Center

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February 2017

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Rachel Tyler, PE Promoted to Associate

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Charlottesville Office Welcomes Third Full-Time Employee

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New York Times Covers George Washington’s Headquarters Tent

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Keast & Hood Welcomes New Hire

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Three Projects Make Best of 2016 Architecture Lists

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December 2016

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Charlottesville, VA Office Moves to New Location

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Temple Receives Trumbauer Award

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Design Philadelphia Media Coverage

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Principals to Present at Design on the Delaware 2016

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Casa Abierta Wins AIA VA 2016 Design Award

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Seeking Structural Engineers for All Offices

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Dana-Hallowell Residence Addition | Swarthmore College

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Craig Swift Presenting at SESAH Annual Meeting

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DOCOMOMO US Modernism in America Awards 2016

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Entry Level Designer/Structural Engineer Opening

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Museum of the American Revolution Building Dedication

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Design Philadelphia 2016 Event

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September 2016

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Ashlawn Elementary School

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Working to Save Historic Ellicott City

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Philadelphia Inquirer Covers Recently Completed Mormon Temple

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Robinson Residence Halls | Pennsylvania State University

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3675 Market Street

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A Decade of Volunteering at the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

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Teaming with Preservation Maryland

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Keast & Hood Summer Picnic 2016

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Esherick House Renovation Wins National Award

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Keast & Hood is Growing!

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