HGA Promotes 15 Staff Members to Vice President and Associate Vice President


HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA) has promoted seven professional staff members to Vice President and eight staff members to Associate Vice President across its offices. The promotions recognize the considerable contributions each has made to HGA's growth as a leading national design firm.

Promoted to Vice President

Minneapolis Office

  • James Goblirsch, AIA, LEED AP, is a practice group principal specializing in arts, community and higher education work, with an emphasis on innovative learning spaces.
  • Victor Pechaty, AIA, is senior project designer in HGA's Corporate/Government Practice Group.
  • Linda Pederson, PE, is Operations Manager for HGA's six office locations. She is responsible for guiding and implementing best practices in project management.She coordinates workflow among HGA's practice groups and leads the firm's Knowledge Based Design processes.
  • Christine G. Vickery, CID, is a senior interior designer focused on healthcare. She leads HGA's Core Research Group, an interdisciplinary initiative that promotes and publishes Evidence Based Design research.
  • Dave Willer, AIA, LEED AP, is a principal in the firm's Healthcare Practice Group, specializing in programming, master planning and facility planning.

Los Angeles Office

  • James Matson, AIA, is office director and project manager in the Los Angeles office. His award-winning projects include the recently completed Arts Village at Chaffey College and the Net Zero Energy Science Complex under construction at Los Angeles Harbor College.

Sacramento Office

  • Brent Forslin, PE, directs HGA's Structural Engineering department in Sacramento. He has more than 25 years structural experience on a variety of projects, including the Sutter Medical Center Santa Rosa replacement hospital under construction.

Promoted to Associate Vice President

Minneapolis Office

  • Edward D. Clements, PE, LEED AP, is a mechanical engineer who specializes in cultural and arts-related projects.
  • Anne Farrell, CPSM, has led national Healthcare Business Development in Minneapolis since 2005.
  • Tao Y. Ham, PhD, LEED AP, specialized in lighting design and architecture for healthcare, corporate and cultural facilities.
  • Rebecca Krull Kraling, AIA, LEED AP, is a project architect whose current work includes the Valley Performing Arts Center nearing completion at California State University, Northridge.
  • Christine Peterson, AIA, is a project architect with experience working on a variety of projects, from corporate campuses to small renovations.

Milwaukee Office

  • Jenny Basile, has led national Healthcare Business Development in Milwaukee since 2007.
  • Mark Bultman, Associate AIA, is a project manager focusing on healthcare. His current work includes the 775,000-square-foot Owensboro Medical Health Center replacement hospital and campus in Kentucky.

Sacramento Office

  • Greg R. Osecheck, has more than 10 years architecture experience, with a concentration in healthcare design and project management.