Kostow Greenwood Architects Builds Leadership Team

Kostow Greenwood Architects is excited to share news of the building of their leadership team with the promotion of several key members of the firm:

·      Promoted to Associate Principal are Lena Fan and Marian Prado

·      Promoted to Associate Designer is Jungin “Jay” Chang

·      Promoted to Associate Architect is Gary Li

In announcing the promotions, Founding Principal Michael Kostow says, “I’m extremely proud of our entire team.  In my 35 years of practice, I can truly say that the four talented individuals we are promoting exemplify what I value most – creativity, leadership and kindness – and that I enjoy collaborating with them everyday.”

Similarly, Managing Principal Jane Greenwood says, “Lena, Marian, Jay and Gary are talented individuals and together, a strong leadership team for the firm.  With these promotions, Kostow Greenwood continues to nurture and support diversity for the next generation of architects and designers as we have done since our founding in 2002.”

The four individuals bring extensive project and client experience to the table having worked closely with Kostow and Greenwood and having benefited from the culture of mentorship embodied in the firm.  They each have considerable tenure with the firm and have expanded their responsibilities with proven successes.

Lena Fan – Photo credit @Adrian Wilson

Lena Fan, AIA, joined Kostow Greenwood Architects in 2012. On reflecting on what the promotion to Associate Principal means for her, Lena remarked, “I look forward to continuing to invest in the growth of our team’s experience and success.  Just as I learned from being mentored by Michael and Jane, I plan to nurture the supportive culture of our firm so that we all continue to grow.”

Marian Prado – Photo credit @Adrian Wilson

Marian Prado, AIA, joined Kostow Greenwood Architects in 2014. On reflecting on what the promotion to Associate Principal means for her, Marian remarked, “Our collective contributions to the growth of the firm are noticeable in how we’ve grown individually as professionals and together as a team.  I look forward to welcoming new talent to the firm and providing similar growth opportunities.”

Jungin “Jay” Chang – Photo credit @Adrian Wilson

Jungin “Jay” Chang joined Kostow Greenwood Architects in 2015.  On reflecting on what the promotion to Associate Designer means for her, Jay remarked, “I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead the design direction on projects in partnership with our clients.  My passion for conceiving of, and realizing the experience for an interior space will scale up along with my role.”

Gary Li – Photo credit @Adrian Wilson

Gary Li, AIA, joined Kostow Greenwood Architects in 2017. On reflecting on what the promotion to Associate Architect means for him, Gary remarked, “This is a new step forward in my career.  I want to be more hands-on with projects in a broader sense from conception through to execution, expressing the big picture but responsible for every detail.”

About Kostow Greenwood Architects

Kostow Greenwood Architects is an award-winning firm recognized for a creative design-driven approach to architecture, interiors, historic preservation and urban planning.  With a focus on performing arts, media and creative workplace projects the firm’s design approach is centered on people; enhancing their experiences, optimizing their environments, supporting and inspiring them to excel in their creative endeavors.

Notable performing arts projects include the forthcoming James Earl Jones (formerly Cort) Theatre Annex and the completed renovation of the Longacre Theatre, both for The Shubert Organization.  Also forthcoming is the transformation of the legendary Apollo Theatre into the Apollo Performing Arts Center; a new headquarters for SmartDesign in the Brooklyn Navy Yard; a new community broadcast media center for Manhattan Neighborhood Network in the Hudson Yards neighborhood and a Media and Technology Center for BronxNet Television at La Central.

Founded in 2002 in New York City, recognition for Kostow Greenwood includes numerous awards for the firm’s projects and leaders including Founding Principal Michael Kostow and Managing Principal Jane Greenwood.


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