Jackson Thilenius has been named senior vice president of hospitality and interiors at RDC, an architecture, planning and interior firm based in Long Beach, California. Thilenius has moved to RDC’s office in Rogers. He will focus on expanding the firm’s hospitality and interior design practice.
Thilenius' location in Arkansas, in the central United States, will help him foster collaboration between all RDC office locations, from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon, to Washington, D.C., to Shanghai. Thilenius will offer integrated design services and give clients an international advantage.
A licensed architect with more than 30 years of design experience in hospitality and interiors, Thilenius has created a broad range of award-winning projects around the world. His diverse and extensive portfolio includes hospitality design, branding, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, urban planning, public art installation, set design, interior design, residential design and bar and restaurant design. He has led projects all over the United States, as well as in Hong Kong, Manila, China, Portugal, Panama, England, Costa Rica, Trinidad, Italy and Spain.
Thilenius holds a master’s degree in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he has also served as a freehand drawing instructor and design critic. He teaches oil painting at his private studio and bridges the gap between art and architecture for every project with which he engages.
JoAnn Wickes has been hired as an interior designer for Cromwell Architects Engineers in Little Rock.
Wickes was previously an interior designer at Williams & Dean. She has worked on a wide range of projects, including corporate, health care, retail, hospitality and multifamily. She has received five design awards from the ASID South Central Chapter Excellence in Design competition, including the Best of Commercial.
Jessica Flake Dearnley is the new chief executive officer of Flake & Co. in Little Rock. Dearnley previously was an executive broker at Flake & Kelley.
Ben Reynolds has joined SCS Engineers as a senior project professional in the Little Rock office. His recent experience includes serving as a technical branch manager for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, where he led a team of engineers, toxicologists and site assessors to review and guide site assessments and remediation projects throughout the state.
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