KNBA Elevates Two Firm Leaders to Principal

Norman Berry Associates Architects is delighted to announce the elevation to Principal of two senior architects, Carole Yocum, AIA, KYCID, LEED AP, and Tim Doelling, AIA, LEED AP. Both have been instrumental in realizing some of KNBA’s most significant projects and elevating our ability to further serve our clients.

Carole displays a deep level of design and technical knowledge on every project she undertakes. She has significant experience leading design teams on commercial and government projects, focusing on adaptive rehabilitation, and restoration. Carole is a co-founder of Kentucky Women-in-Architecture, a non-profit mentoring and networking support group, designed to increase the viability and visibility of women in the field of architecture. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky, and a Master of Architecture, History & Theory degree from McGill University.

Tim brings over 25 years of experience to KNBA.  Throughout his career he has managed large design teams on a wide range of complex projects including medical, commercial, civic, and athletic facilities, with a strong emphasis on higher education.  Tim enjoys the challenge of translating a client’s needs into a functional and affordable built solution that enhances its environment and the people who use it. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Current Principals, Bob Haffermann, Ed Krebs, Harry Dumesnil and Christopher Fuller, are pleased to formally acknowledge Carole and Tim’s leadership roles and welcome them as new principals. “It is significant that we elevate Carole as KNBA’s first female principal. We are growing and evolving our firm to reflect the reality of the profession today, and the makeup of our staff,” Managing Principal Bob Haffermann said. “We pride ourselves on the long-term investment we make in all our staff. Tim Doelling started his career at KNBA as a college graduate, and we consider ourselves lucky that he brought his considerable skillset back to KNBA in 2019.”

The expanded partnership broadens and diversifies the firm’s leadership, building on the firm’s expertise in higher education, cultural institutions, hotels, office and multifamily developments, historic renovation and adaptive reuse, and social services clients.

“Each new principal will bring their own perspective and approach to our practice, while nurturing and expanding our focus on three founding principles – Creating timeless architectural design, restoring historically significant structures, and sustaining our communities, environment, and the profession through our commitment to service. “

At KNBA, we look forward to sharing our continued success with our clients, collaborators, and the communities with which we work.

KNBA was established in 1971 by the late founder and Principal Emeritus Norman Berry, FAIA, who laid the foundational principles of client service and civic engagement of the firm. Over the course of the firm’s history, KNBA has received numerous awards, most significantly two Distinguished Firm Awards from their peers in AIA Kentucky in 1990 and 2016.

The firm has been in business for over 50 years with offices in Louisville and Lexington. KNBA has an accomplished, diverse portfolio with a primary focus in preservation and adaptive re-use. Other areas of focus are higher education, community living and state government projects.

KNBA is proud to have current projects with the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University and Eastern Kentucky University. Recent notable and active projects are the American Printing House for the Blind; University of Kentucky College of Design; Franklin County Animal Shelter; City Center Apartments, Bowling Green, KY; Old Forester’s Paristown Hall; The Galt House Renovation; The Speed Art Museum; 111 Whiskey Row; University of Louisville Belknap Academic Building; and the Historic Fayette County Courthouse. KNBA staff are members of the American Institute of Architects, LEED and WELL Accredited Professionals and the firm is a member of US Green Building Council (USGBC), and an Energy Star Partner firm.

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