COOPER CARRY Names Five New Principals

ATLANTA, Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The internationally recognized design firm, COOPER CARRY, recently named five new principals to further broaden the reach of its hospitality, interiors, K-12 education and corporate specialty practice groups. The appointments demonstrate the company's continued growth and the success of its senior leaders.

Manny Dominguez and Andrea Schaub were named principals in the hospitality specialty practice group, which is recognized as one of the top five hospitality practices in the nation. The 1,175-key Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C., the Douala Hilton in Cameroon, the Arlington Capital View Hotel, the Hilton Cleveland Convention Center Hotel slated to open in 2016 and The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island are just a few of COOPER CARRY's many projects around the world.

Dominguez has worked on projects such as the Sea Pines Resort's Plantation Golf Club, which was recently named Clubhouse of the Year by Golf Inc. Magazine. Schaub, who has been with COOPER CARRY since 2005, is known for her work on the Capitol Point Hyatt Place in Washington, D.C. and The Main Hotel and Conference Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

Kim Rousseau, director of interior design, was named principal and currently leads the interior design of Park Center, where State Farm will be a lead tenant, promoting the most current workplace strategies in its design as a response to the influence Millennials are having on today's office buildings.

In the K-12 education specialty practice group, Bob Just was named principal. In the recent past, Just has worked on several headliner projects including the 11-story North Atlanta High School, which garnered national attention for its adaptive reuse design of a 1970's era corporate office building.

Bill Halter, director of corporate services, joined COOPER CARRY in 2010 and has been named principal of the corporate specialty practice group. Halter has led innovative office design efforts for projects such as Intergraph's Huntsville-based corporate campus, where the workplace strategy led the client to boldly eliminate all private offices in exchange for a more collaborative, open concept plan. Bill is currently leading the design team for Park Center with direct street and lobby access to an expanded Dunwoody, Georgia MARTA station.

"We're proud to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of these talented designers," said Kevin Cantley, president and CEO of COOPER CARRY. "Their work will continue to shape the future of the built landscape and serve as a model for timeless design. These additions to our senior leadership team will help to ensure that the firm is solidly grounded for years to come."

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