kpb architects, a leading architecture and interior design firm based in Anchorage, Alaska recently expended its staff with the hiring of Kamu Kakizaki and Martina Parrish for the positions of intern architects.
“We are proud to have gathered such an excellent team at kpb and are excited about the skills and creativity Kamu and Martina bring to our firm, “said kpb architects Principal Mike Prozeralik. “We are extremely fortunate to be in the position to expand our staff at a time when growth isn’t the general industry trend.”
In their new positions at kpb architects, Kakizaki and Parrish will collaborate with the architectural and design team on all projects in a variety of capacities including construction administration; conceptual design; construction documents; and presentation and graphics. Thanks to a collaborative work environment at kpb, every member of the architectural team has the opportunity to work on all aspects of a project from conception to completion.
Parrish received her master’s of architecture from Montana State University, where she also earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental design. She spent time studying abroad in Rome, Italy and has developed a keen interest in vernacular architecture and sustainable design through her travels. Prior to working at kpb architects, Parrish worked as a freelance design consultant in Montana.
Prior to his employment at kpb, Kakizaki worked at Chelsea West Architects in New York City and HDR, Inc. in Seattle, where he gained experience on various building typologies, from small healthcare facilities in rural Oregon to net-zero energy office buildings in India. Kakizaki received his B.A. in architecture from the University of Washington and studied as an exchange student at the University of Liverpool. He is a LEED Green associate.