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News - 01.08.18

Dattner Architects 2018 Promotions

We are proud to announce our 2018 promotions. In recognition of her tremendous contributions to our firm and her evolving role in the practice, Catherine Selby has been elevated to Principal. Our new Senior Associates are Keith Engel and Jing Xiang. Jillian Crandall, Rem Garavito Bruhn, Yohan Kim, Emily Kotsaftis, Nathan Kozlowski, and Karyn Lee have become Associates. These nine promotions reflect demonstrated leadership, dedication to our firm and our values, and passion for civic architecture.

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Clockwise from top left: Rem Garavito Bruhn, Yohan Kim, Nathan Kozlowski, Karyn Lee, Jing Xiang, Keith Engel, Catherine Selby, Jillian Crandall, Emily Kotsaftis


In Catherine Selby’s new role as Principal, she will lead projects in Dattner Architects’ Healthcare, Educational, and Housing Sectors and continue to serve as a mentor within the office. Motivated by a commitment to civic architecture, Catherine’s ability to develop and apply creative and thoughtful design solutions for each project allows her to add value to complex projects across multiple sectors.


Driven by architecture’s ability to affect change and provide meaningful and equitable experiences, Keith Engel AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD joined Dattner Architects in 2013. He has dedicated his career to practicing socially responsible design and maintains a focus in urban, sustainable affordable and supportive housing.

Jing Xiang, Controller, directs the firm’s finances and is a critical part of the senior management team. Jing joined Dattner Architects in 2004 with over 15 years of experience ranging from global 500 companies to the architectural and engineering industry.


A practicing architect and urban designer, Jillian Crandall AIA explores local and global networks in architecture, infrastructure, and urbanism. With a social and physical infrastructure research background, she approaches design with a technical rigor and enjoys the challenge of incorporating civic architecture into facilities with high functional requirements.

Rem Garavito Bruhn AIA, OAQ, LEED AP BD+C joined Dattner Architects in 2015, eager to work in a mission-driven firm, designing projects that positively influence people’s lives each day. Passionate about residential design in the urban context Rem approaches each project as an opportunity to contribute to the sustainable evolution of our cities through design.

In the five years since joining Dattner Architects, Yohan Kim AIA has focused his passion in civic architecture, creating public space that is accessible without conditions, and available to all. Coming to the firm with a diverse background in retail, institutional, and residential design, Yohan has a keen ability to turn a challenge into the source of great design.

Emily Kotsaftis AIA, LEED AP has developed an expertise in the design and construction of innovative transit stations and the integration of infrastructure into each community. Fascinated by the complex networks that impact people’s lives every day, Emily approaches each project motivated by a deep interest in creating transportation architecture that truly serves as civic space.

Nathan Kozlowski AIA, LEED AP has always had a strong desire to design buildings with prominent social, environmental, and urban components. At Dattner Architects, Nathan combines these interests with his background in community-based design and an eagerness to explore new and evolving cities—and develops urban housing projects, holistically integrated into their communities.

With experience practicing in both New York and Hawaii, Karyn Lee AIA came to Dattner Architects in 2013, drawn by our reputation of creating design that promotes the health of our communities. Through her work on a variety of typologies, Karyn has found that the most personally rewarding projects have been those where she felt there was a larger purpose, an ability to create change for the public good.


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