Clark Nexsen Names Eight New Associates

New Associates at Clark Nexsen

Clark Nexsen is pleased to announce eight outstanding design professionals have recently been named associates and shareholders of the firm. Each of these individuals continue to make significant contributions to the success of Clark Nexsen and have shown a consistent commitment to excellence. As new owners in the firm we look forward to their partnership in driving our pursuit of innovation and transformation. As a privately held company, our shareholders are integrally involved in guiding the firm’s client-focused strategy to provide innovative, sustainable design solutions.

Becky is a senior architect specializing in K-12 education design and a leading advocate for the creation of safe, engaging learning environments. She is a frequent blog author on our website and a member of the national taskforce created by the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) to update A4LE’s Safe Schools’ Best Practices Guide.

Chris Lindenfelser, AIA, CDT
Chris is a senior architect who joined Clark Nexsen in 2009 and has experience with federal, higher education, and science and technology projects. He is an expert within the firm regarding technical standards and has been instrumental in improving process and quality for client deliverables.

Steve Lowe, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C
Steve is a senior mechanical engineer focused on complex heating and cooling systems, ventilation systems, and temperature controls for many types of facilities. His experience designing efficient building systems has benefited US and global clients in our Federal/DoD, Education, and Commercial markets. Steve’s work contributed to Ferguson HQ3 being named the 2020 GBI Sustainable Project of the Year Runner Up and to Davis Barracks at West Point receiving a 2018 ACEC National Engineering Excellence Honor Award.

Katelyn Ottaway, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Katelyn is a senior architect who brings thoughtful and creative solutions to her work and excels at building strong relationships with team members and clients. She leads the Raleigh office’s Community Collective, a group that plans volunteer and giving efforts in the community. She is also a member of the Triangle CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) professional network.

Angie Ritter, AIA
Angie is a senior architect with more than 20 years of experience focused on design for higher education, K-12, and commercial clients. Known for her attention to detail, Angie consistently delivers high quality design solutions and serves as a valuable mentor to younger designers. She has a special interest in historic preservation projects, which complements her expertise in the design of libraries, residence halls, and academic buildings.

Derick Ritter, LEED AP
Derick is a senior project manager in our Charlotte office who is focused on large projects for educational, commercial, and industrial clients. He enjoys the process of collaborating with team stakeholders to create innovative and cost-effective solutions. As a project manager, Derick provides strategic insight by leveraging his previous mechanical engineering design experience. He is known for his hands-on approach and is often able to pinpoint potential problems before they occur.

Dorothea Schulz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Dorothea is a senior architect with extensive experience designing projects for our community, educational, and commercial markets. She led the design of Blue Ridge Orthodontics, a serene and memorable office space that has garnered multiple awards and was featured in Architectural Record. Dorothea views every project as a new opportunity to discover the potential for architecture to improve upon and transform the lives of clients, users, and their communities.

Anna Traylor, AIA, WELL AP
Anna is a senior architect who brings thoughtful and creative solutions to her work along with positive energy that is contagious. She has taken on project responsibilities at every level and is always interested in finding new ways to use technology to improve efficiency. Active in the community, Anna is a recent Leadership Raleigh graduate and active in the Raleigh Chamber’s Young Professionals Network. Internally, Anna is a member of Clark Nexsen’s Sustainability Group and the Raleigh Community Collective.