EYP announces several key firmwide promotions and new hires.

Patrick Markley, PE, RCDD, LEED AP BD+C, CPQ, was promoted to Electrical Engineering National Discipline Lead. In this elevated role, he oversees technical teams on high-profile projects, provides QC review, guides training and standards development, mentors and staffs electrical teams, and supports business development opportunities. Markley is based in EYP’s Washington, DC office.

As Managing Principal of EYP’s Boston office, Michael Collard, AIA, oversees office operations and design leadership teams to leverage EYP’s external presence to clients, recruits, and the overall A/E industry.

Carl Claus, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CGC, was promoted to National Mechanical Engineering Discipline Lead. In his new role, he oversees teams in developing integrated strategies and solutions for clients and mentors staff. Claus  is based in EYP’s Washington, DC office.

Phuong “Foon” Nguyen, SEGD, was promoted to Lead Designer, Experiential Graphic Design. Her national leadership role involves strategic planning, goal setting, and serving as the coordinator for Experiential Graphic Design experts firmwide.

Matthew Kim, SEGD, joined the firm’s Atlanta office as a Lead Designer, Experiential Graphics. In this role, he leads Experiential Graphic Design projects, including wayfinding and signage, across all of EYP’s offices and sectors. 

Portia Ellis, AIA, was promoted to Studio Design Principal. She oversees all design out of EYP’s Atlanta location, including architecture, interior design, and experiential graphic design. 

Trevor Walker was promoted to Operations Lead. In this key role, he facilitates the implementation of EYP’s project delivery procedures firmwide. Walker is located in EYP’s Atlanta office.

Jodi Smits Anderson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, was promoted to Managing Principal of EYP’s Albany office. In this role, she oversees office operations, provides project leadership, and serves both as an advocate for staff and a strategic planner to ensure the firm’s Albany office and overall firm’s continued growth and success.

Quentin Pegram, AIA, joined EYP’s Atlanta office as a Project Architect. He is involved in all phases of projects from preliminary design through construction administration.


EYP is a people-first, integrated design firm specializing in higher education, healthcare, government, and science & technology. Our integrated teams offer planning and design, high-performance engineering, environmental graphics, preservation and modernization, interiors and workplace, and rapid response projects to tackle your pressing challenges. And together, we begin every project by asking, “What’s Possible?” EYP has interdisciplinary offices in 11 cities across the United States and projects in more than 100 countries. And across our community of designers, we have diverse perspectives and life experiences yet are united by our curiosity — about you, where you’re going, and what you imagine.