Hastings+Chivetta has recently hired four new staff members to join our St. Louis office.

Rabia Bajwa serves as a Junior Architectural Designer. As a member of the architectural graphics team, she develops 3D renderings for Hastings+Chivetta’s clients, as well as 2D drawings and elevations during the design development process. In May 2017, Rabia completed a five-year Master of Architecture program at The University of Kansas. She is working towards becoming a licensed architect.

Nancy Burns joined Hastings+Chivetta as an Accountant. In her new role, she will provide project financial analysis, billing and general accounting services for the firm. Nancy earned her bachelor of science degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Kurt R. Kruger is the firm’s Director of Client Development. He will guide and direct client development activities across the firm and work with Hastings+Chivetta’s team to build relationships with both current and potential clients. Kurt brings experience as a senior client development executive responsible for hiring, training and developing individuals and teams in the design and construction industry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from Syracuse University.

Arlene Vespa, NCARB, LEED® AP BD+C, has joined the firm as a Space Utilization and Planning Specialist. In her role, Arlene will work on master planning and space programming activities for a range of clients. She will guide the research and decision-making process that leads to the development of an architectural program, and she will work closely with our clients and design team to meet current and future needs. Arlene has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies, a Master in Architecture and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Certified Construction Documents Technologist (CDT), a Registered Architect in the States of Illinois and Oregon, holds a certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is a LEED accredited professional.