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McCool Carlson Green Announces New Leadership


Anchorage, Alaska, March 11, 2016 – Anchorage-based design studio focusing on architecture, interior design, and planning, McCool Carlson Green (MCG), announces leadership developments focused on long term resiliency of the firm in support of our community’s future. Scott Brodt, Garrett Burtner, and Jason Gamache have joined MCG’s leadership. Principals John Weir, President and CEO, and Michael Carlson, Director of Design, enthusiastically welcome them into a partnership that focuses on service, innovation, and stewardship.

John McCool and Doug Green continue to serve clients and staff as practicing senior architects and mentors; however, they have stepped down from their tenure as principals. Doug and John’s vision and leadership have been an important part of MCG’s success, having founded the firm with Michael Carlson in 1983. MCG extends the greatest thanks to both for decades of leadership and guidance.
John Weir says this about the new leadership and the future of the firm: “Often times the focus of design is about the product; I believe it’s about the people and the process. When people are engaged and the process is comprehensive and inclusive the outcome will always be good… With MCG’s leadership changes we continue this rich tradition to build on valued outcomes with stewardship that fosters real and meaningful change.”

Scott Brodt, a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional, has over 35 years of experience in Alaskan design and construction. He is a thoughtful designer with a craftsman’s eye for detail and understands the fundamentals for developing successful, award-winning buildings. His current projects include UAA’s Bookstore Renovation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Warm Storage Hangar at Fort Wainwright, and Eielson Air Force Base’s Bowling Center and F-35 Training Facilities.

Garret Burtner, born and raised in Alaska, is a licensed architect and practicing artist. With over 10 years at MCG he has helped the firm evolve into Alaska’s premier educational design firm. Garrett is passionate about the intersection of building science, the needs of people, and the art of unique cultures and how these inform design solutions. He is currently working on Anchorage School District’s Airport Heights Elementary School, Sitka’s Harrigan Centennial Hall, and Master Planning Wake Island with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Jason Gamache is a licensed architect in Alaska, Hawaii, and recently licensed in the State of Washington. A LEED Accredited Professional he combines innovative building solutions with a commitment to long-term community vitality. He envisions a more sustainable future through transformation of the built environment. Jason has managed a wide variety of projects around the state, including major renovation and additions. He is currently working on a new hangar for Alaska Airlines and Anchorage’s first Living Building Challenge project for RurAL CAP.


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