owerPinkster has promoted the firm’s senior principal and planner Bjorn Green to be the company’s next president and CEO. Green is succeeding Arnie Mikon, who has held the position for the last 10 years and plans to retire at the end of 2016.
"Bjorn has demonstrated his management abilities and strengthened the firm’s presence as a design leader in architecture and engineering throughout Michigan," says Mikon, who will retain his position on TowerPinkster’s
board of directors and continue working with the firm as a consultant. "He has excelled at leading TowerPinkster’s collaborative team-based approach to design, which has resulted in significant and enhanced growth for the company."
For the past eight years, Green led TowerPinkster’s business development efforts as well as the health care and Kalamazoo-area commercial market efforts.
TowerPinkster is known for its work in architecture and engineering design firm specializing in the K12, higher education, health care, commercial and government sectors.
Before joining TowerPinkster, Green worked for Walt Disney Imagineering
where he designed and developed a range of master planning initiatives for Walt Disney World. Before moving to Michigan, Green worked as a senior associate with The Chicago Consultants Studio, Inc., serving as a member of the firm’s master development collaborative that was created to respond to strategic planning, urban design and development opportunities across the United States and internationally.
Previously, he had served as a senior designer with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
in Chicago where he worked on several international and domestic projects, including the development of a master plan for property on Detroit’s riverfront adjacent to General Motors’ Renaissance Center.
Green earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture at the University of Miami (Florida).
Green is a member of the American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association – American Institute of Certified Planners, and is on the board of directors at Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and Southwest Michigan First.
TowerPinkster is an architecture and engineering design firm with offices in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Recent work includes projects for Spectrum Health, Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kent County, Kalamazoo County and the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.