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nounced that Luke Des- mone is the recipient of the 2013 James Kling Fellowship Award. Desmone is the found- ing partner of Desmone & Associate Architects , a full-service architectural and interior design firm located in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh. The James Kling Fellowship Award was established by the AIA-MBA Joint Committee to recognize those individuals who best exemplify collabora- tion between the design and constructor professions. These individuals, through their ac- tion and example, provide both members of the AIA and the MBA standards of excellence to strive for in an effort to bridge the gap between both professions. To qualify for this award, individuals must be nominated by the opposite profession. The namesake of this award, James Kling, is af- ter a longstanding figure on the AIA-MBA Joint Com- mittee. Kling passed away in November of 2008. The AMBLER, PA — Precis Engineering, inc. has added five new engineering and ad- ministrative staff members. The eight-year-old engineer- ing firm has grown from a staff of three in 2005 to 42 total employees. New hires include mechani- cal engineers Priscilla A. Sager, PE, LEEDAP BD+C; Justyne neborak, Eit; Katherine Sitter, Eit; and Mark Zuidema, Eit. Beth Fayant joined the firm as ad-

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plaque to commemorate this award features a picture of Three Rivers Stadium, one of many projects designed over the highly regarded career ofKling. The award plaque will be displayed in the MBA headquarters, where the Joint Committee meets monthly. ABOUT theAIA-MBAJoint Committee: Chartered in1965, theAIA-MBAJoint Committee consists of Architects, General Contractors, Legal Counsel and Owners, who collectively represent the best interests ministrative assistant. Sager brings a decade of experience to Precis; she holds a B.S. inMechanical Engineer- ing from Georgia Institute of Technology. Zuidema has two years of professional experience spe- cializing in HVAC design; he holds a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from the Pennsyl- vania State University. Neborak holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State

of the American Institute of Architects Pittsburgh Chap- ter, the Master Builders’ As- sociation of Western PA and the region’s entire design and construction community. The AIA-MBA Joint Commit- tee provides a unique forum that promotes the exchange of ideas between industry stakeholders. These activities have advanced the cooperative working relationship enjoyed by both associations and the commercial construction in- dustry at large. n Developments Construction Renovations Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal Contact: Elaine Fanning 800-584-1062/781-871-5298 Ext. 212 EFanning@mareJournal.com University and was a past mechanical engineering intern for Precis. Sitter holds a B.S. in Ar- chitectural Engineering from Drexel University and gained co-op work experience for sev- eral mid-Atlantic engineering firms. Fayant has nearly two de- cades of experience as an ad- ministrative professional and project coordinator. She holds a B.S. from the University of Missouri. n

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