C2 Design Group, a regionally and nationally recognized architecture firm based in Schenectady, New York, is pleased to announce the promotion of three employees in recognition of their dedication, growth, and contributions to the firm.
“Despite continued external challenges, these staff members have showcased a resolute commitment and dedication to excellence at C2. Together, our team possesses the skills and character to continue elevating areas of our practice and operations,” said C2 Design Group owner and principal, Michael Roman, RA, AIA, NCARB.
Promoted to Project Manager/BIM Manager
Aupperle has been with C2 Design Group since 2013 and was the third employee to join the firm. He started as a designer with the company shortly after graduating from Hudson Valley Community College. Aupperle has been promoted to Project Manager/BIM Manager in recognition of his growth and role on several key projects for the firm. He has been integral to C2’s adoption and integration of 3D building information modeling. In his role, he will continue to implement modern technologies and develop processes to advance greater communication and collaboration.
Kathryn (Kate) Calder
Promoted to Director of Marketing & Culture
Calder has over 16 years of experience and has been with C2 Design Group for over three years. She was hired to lead the firm’s overall marketing efforts and increase the firm’s visibility as a leading commercial architect within the greater capital district. Calder has been promoted to Director of Marketing & Culture for her commitment to the creation of initiatives to ensure the firm attracts, develops, and retains top talent. She is responsible for championing the implementation of C2’s culture. She also serves on the board of directors for the Capital Region CANstruction and the Upstate New York Chapter of the Society of Marketing Professional Services.
Promoted to Office Manager
Lacona started at C2 Design Group as a part-time office administrator in 2017. She became a full-time employee later that year. Lacona has since been promoted to Office Manager in recognition of her continued dedication and increased responsibilities at C2. She regularly displays a positive outlook and faces challenges head on.