Watson Tate Savory (WTS) is pleased to announce the naming of a new Associate Principal, Jana Gottlieb Hartenstiene, AIA LEED AP BD+C CDT. WTS also welcomes new employees Joe Hiestand, and Danielle Clark, NCIDQ, to the firm’s staff.
Joe, a recent graduate of Iowa State University, joins the firm as an Intern Architect. Also a graduate of Iowa State, Danielle will serve as an Interior Designer for the firm.
Jana settled in Charlotte over 20 years ago and quickly realized she found a home in a growing, dynamic community. While her career has focused mostly on higher education, she has maintained a balance of work in learning and workplace projects, recognizing the direct correlation between the two. Jana has experience on campuses in the Carolinas, Virginia and Maryland, including significant additions to UNC Charlotte, Western Carolina University, Appalachian State University, Virginia Tech, UNC Greensboro and Duke University. She enjoys the variety of project types housed within higher education, working with clients and consultants to find solutions to design challenges, and following designs through with careful detailing and construction. Jana is a commissioner with the City of Charlotte’s Historic District Commission and the newest addition to AIA Charlotte’s Board of Directors. She is the recipient of the 2018 AIA Charlotte S. Scott Ferebee Service to the Section Award.
Originally from Minnesota, Joe is a 2018 graduate of Iowa State University and recently relocated to the Southeast to begin his Architectural career. Joe previously worked with RSP Architects in Minneapolis and Simonson and Associates in Des Moines as an intern. During those summers, he was able to gain experience in a variety of commercial and retail projects. In his free time, Joe enjoys traveling, photography, and exploring his new home in the Southeast.
Danielle is the newest addition to the Watson Tate Savory team. She comes to us from Iowa and is a recent graduate of Iowa State University. Previously, she worked for the furniture manufacturer Allsteel, working on interior designs and layouts for a variety of clients which included cost and resource management. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys singing and drawing with charcoal.
About Watson Tate Savory:
An award-winning architecture firm with offices in both Columbia, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina, Watson Tate Savory received the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) South Carolina Firm Award, the highest honor bestowed on an AIA South Carolina firm and presented only nine times in AIA SC’s history. Central to their design approach is a deep regard for the people who use their buildings and the contexts in which their buildings are placed. Since 1989, WTS’s projects have received more than 50 design awards and have been featured in numerous national and regional publications. For more information and to view their portfolio of projects, please visit www.watsontatesavory.com.