Powers Brown Architecture Promotes Bruce J. Walck to President
Powers Brown Architecture
Bruce J. Walck, AIA, MRAIC, has been promoted to president of Powers Brown Architecture, an international professional services firm practicing architecture, interior design, programming and urban design. Principal Lauren Amber Prestenbach, RID, LEED AP ID+C, EDAC, IIDA, a LEED and Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification-accredited commercial interior design professional, relocated to Houston.
Walck, responsible for the firm’s operations and efficiencies, will develop strategic initiatives to expand its multifamily, manufacturing, medical and industrial work. He will continue to work closely with clients in corporate office, mixed-use, multifamily, government and industrial design.
“He is the rare architect who really is a collaborator,” said Jeffrey Brown, FAIA, Founding Principal and CEO. “Many of his clients consider him not only a colleague but a friend. Internally, he has developed into the shepherd of our leadership team, guiding us all in finding innovative, logical solutions to day-to-day and long-term challenges.”
Walck joined Powers Brown in 2003 and became the firm’s first new principal in 2008. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture and a Minor in Construction Management from Drexel University.
“Not only does Lauren Amber create innovative corporate spaces, but she also has the technical know-how to work though the intricacies related to health-care design,” said Brown. Engineering News Record named her a 2021 “20 Under 40” honoree for her work to help pass Colorado legislation for interior design professionals to become legally recognized and licensed to ensure their design qualifications and education. She is affiliated with NAIOP, CoreNet, National Council for Interior Design Certification and IIDA.
With offices in Houston, Washington, D.C., Denver, Toronto and St. John’s, the award-winning firm maintains a diverse architecture design, space planning and urban design practice with a reputation for specialized design and technical superiority.
Susan Farb Morris,