Forum Phi Architecture | Interiors | Planning Welcomes New Employees
Forum Phi, Aspen-based architecture, interior design and planning firm, announced today that they have hired four new team members to bolster their design and administrative teams. An award-winning firm whose core values guide their direction: camaraderie, uniqueness, cleverness, enthusiasm and efficiency, each new employee exemplifies these beliefs and are welcome additions to the Forum Phi family.
Over the course of the year, Forum Phi has added new faces to its studios in Aspen and Basalt. Through dedicated training and an unbelievable culture, Forum Phi has been repeatedly recognized as Outside Magazine’s #1 Best Place to Work. As one of the most client-centric architectural studios in the Roaring Fork Valley, the firm is committed to constant improvement.
As Forum Phi continues to bring on additional projects nationally, the expansion to 36 employees has coincided. The studio’s newest employees come from around the country and bring valuable opinions, ideas, and talent that will further Forum Phi’s initiatives.
Forum Phi proudly welcomes Shana Broback, Claudia Kirby, Brett Lohr and Caeli Sullivan.
“We couldn’t be more excited about our growth and are looking forward to having more new faces in the office,” said Steev Wilson, Founding Partner of Forum Phi. “Such a positive trajectory bodes well for not only us but also for the Valley. With such a different approach to this profession, we have really achieved a departure from the atypical firm. The integration of planning, architecture, and interiors has been extremely rewarding, and as we bring on more people to each team it’s amazing to see our progress.”
Shana Broback, SHRM-CP, joins the team from Denver, CO. After visiting Ruedi Reservoir five years prior Shana made it a goal to move when the right opportunity presented itself, and she couldn’t be happier to be joining Forum Phi. She is thrilled to be a part of a team where business and cultural success exist victoriously. An accomplished staffing professional with comprehensive experience in the private sector, Shana will be responsible for managing all aspects of human resource operations at the firm.
Claudia Kirby joins the administrative team at Forum Phi. An integral part of the firm’s day to day business, she has an abundance of administrative experience in multiple industries ranging from advertising to legal and hospitality. She was drawn to Forum Phi’s productive team atmosphere as well as their emphasis on a work-life balance. Due to the influence and support of such an engaged community, Claudia has completed local trail marathons and is working toward her first full Ironman.
Brett Lohr, LEED AP, joins the architecture team at Forum Phi. With a tremendous amount of varied design experience from architecture to graphics and web design, Brett’s extensive background provides a solid new and exciting skill set to the firm. Brett’s desire to work for a firm that provides a great environment to grow as a professional accompanied with amazing mentorship, attracted him to Forum Phi. Originally moving to Aspen for the lifestyle and abundance of outdoor activities, Brett offers nearly a decade of experience and a broad understanding of the Aspen, CO area as well as nationally.
Caeli Sullivan joins the marketing team at Forum Phi. With expertise on both the agency and client side, her background in digital brand management and strategic business development from the private and public sector bring a new set of brand strategy skills to the firm. The collaborative and transparent environment that Forum Phi provides, led her decision to join the team. She is truly excited to be part of such a great firm, engaged in innovative and forward-thinking practices.