McMillan Pazdan Smith

McMillan Pazdan Smith

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McMillan Pazdan Smith Announces New Principal Leadership

By mcmillanpazdansmith1
Apr 24, '24 12:34 PM EST
McMillan Pazdan Smith Adds Four New Principals.
McMillan Pazdan Smith Adds Four New Principals.

McMillan Pazdan Smith (MPS) announces four new Principals to the firm: Brian Cook, AIA, NCARB; Josh Czerniak, AIA, LEED AP; Minta Ferguson, AIA, and Mark Gettig, CPA. 

MPS recognizes these four leaders for their impactful work and the examples they set as mentors, innovators, and collaborators.

Brian Cook, AIA, NCARB, is the Asheville, North Carolina Studio Director. He is an active member of ULI where he sits on the Innovation in Housing Council, with experience in adaptive reuse of office and retail projects, along with multi-family and mixed use. One of Brian's specialties is unique solutions to affordable multifamily living options.

Josh L. Czerniak, AIA, LEED AP, has more than 20 years of experience leading clients through complex educational and civic projects. Josh has responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the firm's K-12 Practice Area while continuing to help oversee McMillan Pazdan Smith's growth in North Carolina. 

Minta Ferguson, AIA, NCARB, ACHA, LEED AP, is the leader of the Advisory Services group at MPS. Minta leads efforts to help civic, healthcare, and education clients optimize facility assets for strategic development and operational efficiencies. She has extensive experience providing comprehensive strategic facility master planning, data driven programming, and facility assessments nationally. Minta also hosts a popular podcast, Ideas Shaping Healthcare. Her work has been published in SCUP’s Planning for Higher Education and Healthcare Transformers.

Mark Gettig, as Chief Operating Officer, is a licensed CPA who received his MBA in finance and accounting from Boston University. Mark’s experience includes finance, operations, and general management for multiple global companies. Leadership includes financial management, team development, and support services optimization firmwide.

“These leaders have made significant contributions to our firm’s growth and success,” said McMillan Pazdan Smith’s CEO, Chad Cousins, “They represent the leadership qualities and commitment to our purpose and values which enables our growing team to excel in supporting our clients and communities.” 

McMillan Pazdan Smith emphasizes professional development pathways to create opportunities for the advancement of industry leaders who are committed to serving their areas of practice and communities.

About McMillan Pazdan Smith

McMillan Pazdan Smith (MPS) is an architecture, advisory services, planning, and interior design firm. Practicing since 1955, the firm currently has eight studio locations throughout the Southeast. The firm’s purpose is to reimagine what’s possible and create meaningful and lasting impact for the good of all.