We are excited to announce the promotion of Aaron Brumo to associate principal and Xander Ellenbogen, Richard Funk, and Julie Leary to associate. These promotions recognize the significant contributions each has made to Clark Nexsen’s growth as a leading architecture and engineering firm.
Promoted to Associate Principal
Aaron Brumo, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Architect, Asheville
Aaron believes great design begins with listening to clients’ end goals in order to create thoughtful, functional, and exceptional spaces. His experience spans a variety of project types including K-12 and higher education, commercial, and community and cultural. Aaron has led teams to design the Carolina Day Lower School and Edneyville Elementary School in western North Carolina and the new City Hall in Forsyth, Georgia. He is currently working on Jonesborough Elementary School, the firm’s first significant project in Tennessee.
Promoted to Associate
Xander Ellenbogen, AIA, LEED AP
Xander has overseen and managed projects through design and construction and was instrumental to the transformational renovation of Owen Hall at UNC Asheville. As an emerging practice technology leader within the firm, Xander leads CNCPT’s drone group and was the first person at Clark Nexsen to become a commercial drone pilot. He has served as BIM job captain for numerous projects and has helped make time-saving process improvements related to BIM, Newforma, and Revit.
Richard Funk, PE
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Macon
Richard joined the firm in 2010 and has more than 30 years of engineering experience. He sets a rigorous standard for his work and is trusted by clients to manage all facets of the projects – from scope and fees through design and construction. He often brings a different perspective to project issues and generously shares his knowledge with younger engineers and architects.
Julie Leary, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Architect, Raleigh
Julie is passionate about creating learning environments that positively impact both students and teachers. She has successfully taken on project responsibilities at every level – from design to production into construction administration. Julie is a graduate of the AIA Triangle Chapter Leadership Forum program and now serves as a mentor for young professionals. Within the firm, she is a member of the Raleigh office’s Community Collective, a group that plans volunteer and giving efforts in the community.