KSS Architects Promotes four Employees to Senior Associate

KSS Architects, a national architecture, interior design, and planning firm, is proud to announce the promotion of Elizabeth Emig, Don Kim, Rocky McClure, and Andrew Sniderman to Senior Associate. Each of these individuals have made a unique impact on the firm and continue to elevate its success through their contributions.


Elizabeth Emig, AIA has a diverse range of experience on a variety of project types including educational, corporate, medical, and industrial. Beth thrives when working collaboratively with clients to understand their needs and the hidden design potential in the challenges they face whether the project is a renovation, new construction, or a study of existing conditions. At KSS for nearly 10 years, Beth is a dedicated member of the firm and Creative Team Leader.


Matt McChesney, Partner at KSS says, “Over the past few years, Beth has grown her contribution to KSS beyond the individual project level to a guiding force within our Learning marketing, applying her expertise across the K-12 and Higher Education markets. Her drive for excellence in everything she does inspires all of us to work more successfully to create the impactful environments that inspire and elevate the human experienc


Don Kim, AIA is driven by a desire to enrich the human experience and believes in the power of architecture to meaningfully contribute to this pursuit. Over the past 20 years, Don has created beautiful, healthy, and durable built environments ranging from 50,000-square-foot healthcare, science/technology, and educational facilities, to one-million-square-foot mixed-used developments. He is a passionate designer and dedicated Creative Team Leader.


Merilee Meacock, Partner at KSS says, “Don’s greatest strength is his ability to develop the emotional connection between our clients and design. For him, Architecture is not a career, it is a mission and lifestyle. He is talented and relentless in his pursuit to elevate design and continue to bring value to every project, regardless of the level of complexity, through his design led approach to management.”


Rocky McClure has led teams delivering a wide range of industrial work since joining KSS in 2015. His  passion, curiosity, and dedication extend past architecture into the complex industrial processes and integration that elevate places of and for industry. His strength in forging client relationships, his leadership and mentorship of younger staff, and his experience living and working internationally make Rocky an exceptional architect and invaluable project team leader.


Scot Murdoch, Partner at KSS says, “Rocky came to KSS as a junior architect with international experience, eager to help lead and elevate the design of our industrial work.  He’s done that through his work, in the daily mentorship of his teams, in interactions with clients, and navigation through complex problems towards beautiful and functional solutions.  As a leader in the firm, he collaborates ably and unselfishly, weaving humor, patience and thoughtfulness with his talent as an architect.”


Andrew Sniderman, AIA has worked on a wide variety of complex, culturally significant, and award-winning architectural projects for institutional, academic, and governmental clients throughout his 23-year career. As a Creative Team Leader, Andy leads with earnest enthusiasm, positivity, and creativity, guiding team members to meet client and project goals with grace under pressure.  


Petar Mattioni, Partner at KSS says, “Andy’s incredible leadership and design-first mindset bring tremendous value to a wide body of work at KSS. His well-rounded approach to design, deep awareness of complex issues across multiple markets, and significant technical expertise have elevated design and greatly contributed toward the successful delivery of some our most complex projects. Andy is a proven mentor that brings a calming voice and steady leadership presence to our clients and our practice.”