Clark Nexsen Announces Principal Promotions

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Chase Beshore, Scott Boyce, Whitney Duffy, and Jennifer Heintz to principal. These promotions recognize the significant contributions each has made to Clark Nexsen’s growth as a leading architecture and engineering firm.

Chase Beshore, AIA, GGP, LEED AP BD+C

Chase’s leadership, attention to detail, and work ethic have distinguished him in the eyes of clients, partners, and colleagues. He is a senior architect in the firm’s Virginia Beach office with extensive experience leading design teams for Federal DoD projects. His knowledge of our DoD market includes personal service; he has more than 25 years of joint Active Duty and Reserve military service in the U.S. Army and still serves in the Army Reserves today, with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Chase is a valuable mentor to junior team members and consistently elevates the quality of our work. Recent projects include the Davis Cadet Barracks at West Point, the Wholehouse Revitalization projects in Rota, Spain, and Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.

Scott Boyce, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Scott is a talented designer who seeks to create inspiring spaces by collaborating with clients and colleagues to develop integrated designs that respond to context and program. A senior architect in the Virginia Beach office, Scott is passionate about contributing to signature projects in the community and advancing the design profession. His recent projects include Ferguson’s Headquarters 3 and Buildings One and Two at Tech Center Research Park. Scott is active with his local and state chapters of the AIA, including serving on the AIA Virginia Board of Directors and as president of AIA Hampton Roads in 2018. He also leads the local steering committee for AIA’s Virginia Emerging Leaders in Architecture program, which recognizes and develops future design leaders.

Whitney Duffy, PE, PTOE, LEED AP

Whitney’s professionalism and expertise have made her a trusted partner for transportation clients and a valuable resource to her colleagues. She is the transportation department head in the firm’s Northern Virginia office and an expert in traffic and roadway engineering. Whitney specializes in traffic signal design, traffic analysis and modeling, traffic impact studies related to several types of development, and roadway design. Her recent projects include the West Market Street Sidewalk Replacement and the Woodman Road Extension. Whitney serves on the Board as Treasurer for the Virginia Section of Institute of Transportation Engineers (VASITE), is on the planning committee for the Southern District of ITE (SDITE), and is involved with other organizations such as the American Public Works Association (APWA) and Women in Transportation (WTS).

Jennifer Heintz, AIA, LEED AP

Jennifer is a senior architect and studio leader in our Raleigh office with extensive experience in public and private sector projects for higher education, K-12, recreational, and corporate clients. She has developed an expertise in complex multi-phased projects with programs requiring accommodation and sensitive blending of new and historical structures. Her recent projects include Joyner Park Community Center and the Craven and Crowell Quad renovations at Duke University. Additionally, Jennifer serves on the Clark Nexsen Foundation Board, which provides charitable community and institutional support locally, regionally, and nationally. She recently stepped into an executive committee role with her alma mater, NC State College of Design’s Leaders Council, and is active in both the AIA Triangle and North Carolina chapters.