Clark Nexsen Announces Promotions

Clark Nexsen 2021 Firmwide PromotionsWe are excited to announce the promotion of Rob Harkey and Brian Snyder to associate principal and James Meadows 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

Rob Harkey, AIA

Prior to pursuing architecture, Rob studied studio arts and trained to be a designer and an artist. With the belief that architecture is as much an art as it is a science, he is dedicated to creating inspiring spaces and finds opportunities to make the most out of each project. Rob is a thoughtful listener who genuinely cares and respects everyone he interacts with. He sees architecture as a highly collaborative endeavor and never runs short on energy or enthusiasm.

As an architect, Rob brings conceptual ideas to life while taking into account the technical aspects of construction, energy conservation, and building resiliency. He has led the design effort on recent notable projects including the Alexandria Center for AgTech, the Fort Fisher Visitor Center, and the Virginia Beach Sports Center.

Brian Snyder, PE

Brian’s proactive and collaborative approach to problem solving has resulted in many successful projects as a structural engineer and project manager. Upon graduation from Virginia Tech, Brian joined Clark Nexsen as a structural engineer focusing on a variety of projects, including historic renovations and design work in Spain and Italy. As his passion for leadership grew, his career naturally transitioned to his current role in project management in 2019. His project management style leverages technology, open communication channels, and results-focused processes. In addition to project related work, Brian serves as a Lean leader in the firm, presenting at the 2019 Lean Construction Institute Congress and leading CN Kaizen, Clark Nexsen’s continuous improvement practice.

Leveraging his positive attitude and optimism, Brian is passionate about making a difference for project users, clients, and the wider community. Brian is a 2016 Master’s graduate of Old Dominion University’s Engineering Management program, a 2018 Inside Business Top 40 under 40 recipient and a graduate of the 2018 Class of the LEAD Hampton Roads leadership development program.

Promoted to Associate

James Meadows, PE, PMP

James is one of those rare individuals with strong people, project management, and technical skills. He is a natural at building connections with clients and peers. As an advocate for clients, his “can do” attitude has resulted in repeat work with many industrial and manufacturing clients. James is a proactive project manager who collaborates with internal engineers and controls integrators to provide innovative solutions for clients. He values the contributions of everyone on the team and works closely with all stakeholders to make sure each project is successful.