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Staff News

Steven Schaefer Announced as New Shareholder

The leadership of Christner is pleased to welcome Steven Schaefer, AIA, LEED AP, CSI-CDT as its newest shareholder. As Director of Technical Services, Steven works on some of Christner’s most technically-complex projects and oversees quality assurance reviews firm-wide. Steven is a graduate of Kansas State University and joined the firm in 2002. […]

Who’s Coming to your Emergency Department?

I had the opportunity this week to participate in a workshop "Reimagining the ED" that was part of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium taking place in Austin. The workshop was organized and led by Durell Coleman of DC Design.

The goal of the workshop was to identify issues common to emergency departments and then offer creative solutions for those problems. The effort was on behalf of the Federal Guidelines Institute (FGI) in support of incorporating new ideas into the design guidelines that would improve the efficiency and effective ness of hospital emergency departments. Roughly a hundred clinicians and designers participated, assisted by architecture students from Texas A&M University. […]

Christner Builds on Science and Research Portfolio

Christner is advancing its commitment to science and research with a dedicated focus on laboratory planning and design.  As Science and Research Market Leader, Paulina Bugyis, Intl. AIA, will be integral in growing this area of work.  She brings over 18 years of planning and design experience, working with higher education and corporate clients regionally and nationally.  Some of Paulina’s previous experience in the region includes work with Washington University School of Medicine and School of Engineering, University of Kansas, St. Louis University, University of Kansas Medical Center, Monsanto, Patheon Biologics and Millipore Sigma. […]

Employee Spotlight: Stacey Wehe

At Christner, we believe that our employees are our greatest asset.  In this feature, we profile some of the team members who contribute to our success.

Recently named Christner’s newest shareholder, Stacey Wehe is Education Market Leader and a project manager in the firm.

Where did you attend college?

University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

What organizations are you involved with?

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
APPA, Leadership in Educational Facilities
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Building & Grounds Committee at City Garden Montessori
Central West End Planning & Development Committee […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

On this International Women’s Day, I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt appreciation to all of the women in our firm. Christner is progressive in that well over 50% of our professional staff is women; however 100% of our administrative professionals, marketing department, accounting department, and IT department are women.  This morning I was reflecting on the concept of A Day without a Woman; in our office that would mean that elevators to our office space would not be unlocked for business, the phones would not be answered, the couriers would not be called to pick-up packages, there would be no support if our computer system or copiers were to fail, no invoices would be sent, no bills would be paid, no marketing proposals would go out. Thank you to all of the women who make our office a great place to work and all of the men in the office and at home who support us. […]