Watson Tate Savory is pleased to announce the promotions of Jana Gottlieb Hartenstine, AIA, LEED AP BD+C to Senior Associate and Chris Erario, AIA to Associate.
As team leader for the WTS Charlotte office, Jana has been responsible for higher education projects at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, Western Carolina University, Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Having lived in Charlotte for two decades, Jana has been active in the community, serving as past committee chair for AIA Charlotte Young Architects Forum, as a guest critic at UNC Charlotte, and as a juror for the 2016 AIA Rochester Design Awards. She was also recently appointed by City Council to serve on the Charlotte Historic District Commission, and has served as a volunteer leader for the Girl Scouts. Jana holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to joining WTS, Jana worked on many significant projects throughout the Southeast, including renovations to the Bank of America Executive Floors, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Virginia Tech’s Myers Lawson School of Construction and UNC Greensboro’s Quad Housing.
Chris celebrates his tenth anniversary with WTS this year. A graduate of UNC Charlotte, with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Chris has been responsible for projects in both North and South Carolina, in the higher education, government and health care market sectors. Chris has had major roles on numerous award-winning projects for WTS, including, of note, UNC Charlotte’s Johnson Band Center, the City of Columbia’s Water & Wastewater Division Facility, and the Florence County Museum. His responsibilities have included direct hands-on leadership through all phases of design, bidding and construction. Active in the community, Chris has participated in Forest Lake Elementary Career Day, presenting and working with students to encourage interest in architecture.