DWL ARCHITECTS PROMOTES NITHYA RACHEL JEBARAJ TO VICE PRESIDENT
Phoenix, Ariz. – August 7, 2018 – DWL Architects + Planners, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Nithya Rachel Jebaraj, AIA, LEED AP to Vice President. Her promotion demonstrates the firm’s ongoing commitment to exceptional service and leadership in architectural design.
“Rachel came to us 15 years ago as a Master’s Degree student with an interest in construction management and we quickly realized that she excelled in just about everything. A consummate professional and a joy to work with,” says Steve Rao, President of DWL.
“I have always been passionate about innovative design and in enhancing it through exceptional execution,” says Jebaraj. “DWL shares that dedication and I am honored to serve as a principal.”
Jebaraj’s focus has been the inventive design of large and technically challenging buildings prevalent in healthcare education and aviation. In the last five years alone, she has led the design and construction of more than 12 new facilities on the Midwestern University campus in both Glendale, Arizona and Downers Grove, Illinois, with the award-winning buildings helping to shape the University community and implement their vision.
Serving as DWL’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) Director for the last seven years, she leads the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) effort across all projects at DWL, using it to design, simulate, coordinate and refine all aspects of the firm’s projects before committing to construction. She has helped establish DWL as an industry leader in BIM and in providing personalized post-occupancy services to owners.
Jebaraj is a graduate from Arizona State University, with a Master’s Degree in Science in Building Design with a focus on architectural development and management. She is also a graduate from Anna University in India with a Bachelor of Architecture.
About DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.
Founded in 1949, DWL Architects + Planners, Inc. is one of the region’s premier architecture firms, bringing expertise and strategies from a range of industries such as aviation, higher education, civic, and healthcare. Since 1949, DWL Architects has drawn from their design experience to create welcoming environments that respond to function, form, and innovation. DWL Architects’ work has been consistently recognized locally, nationally, and internationally. For more information: http://www.dwlarchitects.com/.