On the heels of the Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering, LLC, announcement that it is moving into the Western Michigan University
Business Technology and Research Park, the firm has said it has made two new hires.
Jeremy Berg has joined the firm as director of architectures.
Kristine O. Parsons is the new transportation engineering and planning manager.
Berg will oversee the firm’s growing architectural practice and assist in the expansion of its federal programs. He also will collaborate with team members to support the firm’s strategic business direction in design/build and construction services.
Before joining Seven Generations, Berg was the architectural department manager of Wiley|Wilson’s Alexandria, Va. office, where he oversaw the architectural department. He was responsible for business developments, proposal writing, project management, technical guidance and mentorship of young professionals.
Berg also has been director of Nika Architects + Engineering, a U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) firm, The program helps
small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. The firm successfully graduated from the program and is now a diverse provider of design services in the government and private sectors. He also spent seven years running his own boutique architectural practice.
There he was both architect and general contractor, leading projects from concept to completion. He says his experience running his own firm gave him a love of building green as well as an appreciation of the design/build approach to project delivery.
Berg earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Architecture from SUNY at Buffalo and a Masters of Architecture from University of Michigan. He enjoys an eclectic taste in music and when away from the office, spends time with his wife and five children.
Parsons will oversee the firm’s growing transportation sector and assist in entering the Michigan (MDOT), Indiana (INDOT), Ohio (ODOT) and Illinois (IDOT) state transportation department markets.
As a member of the firm’s Board of Managers, she also will collaborate with team members to support the firm’s strategic business direction in planning, design, and construction services for federal agencies – with an emphasis on Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Services and Indian Education.
Before joining Seven Generations, Parsons was a transportation project manager at AECOM in Raleigh, N.C., where she managed a variety of complex and high profile transportation planning projects and feasibility studies. She was responsible for client coordination, stakeholder engagement, transportation business development, proposal writing, project management, technical guidance, and mentorship of young professionals.
Parsons also previously was a planning project manager at the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), where she managed preconstruction highway projects throughout the eastern part of the state, including the 182-mile I-95 Corridor Planning & Finance Study, the largest proposed interstate reconstruction and rehabilitation project in the nation. She also spent several years employed with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) as the assistant stormwater manager, learning the ins and outs of highway drainage design and construction.
Parsons earned a Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering with a concentration in Natural Resources from Clemson University. Away from the office, she enjoys hiking, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband and son.
"Jeremy and Kristine are seasoned industry executives well known for their leadership abilities," says Troy Clay, chief executive officer at Seven Generations. "Jeremy is an active principal in all phases of the practice of architecture, including master planning, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration, while Kristine is known to actively engage owners, stakeholders, consultants and community members in all phases of a project. Their collective experience in leading complex teams, coordinating competing perspectives, and directing major projects will add further dimension and strength to the Seven Generations team."
Source: Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering, LLC,