FKP Increases Staffing in new Ohio office

10/30/2014 | FKP Architects

FKP Increases Staffing in new Ohio office

With the recent announcement of FKP’s strategic expansion into Columbus, Ohio, the firm continues to build its office roster. Architectural designer Julia Dutton Jude joins the firm working alongside Mitch Levitt, Principal, and Joe Kuspan, Senior Vice President, who have been cultivating and serving clients in Central Ohio and across the country.

Dutton Jude’s experience in the higher education and healthcare sectors complements the capabilities of the Columbus office. Her work over the past nine years includes design, documentation, project management, building information modeling (BIM) coordination and education, and sustainable design research. Dutton Jude also has a passion for sustainability and is experienced working on all aspects of LEED design and certification. She will work with the FKP Columbus team on the Dayton Children’s Hospital project, the New Orleans Children’s Hospital Project and support the pursuit of additional clients.

Prior to joining FKP, Dutton Jude served on the architectural design team for WD Partners, a national retail and consumer goods brand and architectural design firm. Her BIM skills allowed her to help clients innovate national retail brands using BIM prototypes for facility design. She also worked as a designer, project manager and BIM champion for URS Corporation, where she was a key team member for Westpoint Academy’s recent 330,000 square-foot Science Center.

Levitt remarks, “We’re really excited to be growing even more, and hiring Julia was an easy decision for us. Her interests and passions for design and sustainability mirror FKP’s values of holistic design processes, quality and client service. Julia clearly cares about the end users, and how the space will affect them as individuals and as an organization. She undertakes each part of the design process with care and attention at every step; no challenge is too big.”

Dutton Jude earned her Master of Architecture degree from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan and her Bachelor of Architecture from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

About FKP Architects
FKP Architects delivers more than architecture in the healthcare, research and education market sectors. The firm engages its promise of Transforming business by design® across all core services of architecture, interior design, equipment planning and operational consulting. FKP clients include top-tier pediatric healthcare institutions, community and academic medical campuses, and life science and higher education institutions. Current, ongoing projects include Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands in Houston, TX; Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children Expansion in Wilmington, DE; Boston Children’s Facilities Master Plan in Boston, MA; Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Expansion in Katy, TX; Harris Health Facility Master Plans for Ben Taub and LBJ Hospitals in Houston, TX. Our Science and Education market sector is currently working with The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Sam Houston State University, University of North Texas and The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. For more information, visit