June 12th, 2024
Announcing Associate Promotions

WRT is pleased to announce the promotion of Lauren Powers to Senior Associate and Shamilla Jensen, Peter Malandra, and Rohit Tak to Associates. WRT recognizes these individuals for having the passion and leadership to move our practice forward. 

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Lauren Powers AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Lauren is a problem solver, a connector, and a leader, attributes that distinguish her as a talented architect and project manager. Whether advancing a concept or building a relationship, Lauren demonstrates thoughtfulness and foresight. Her passion drives Lauren and her teams to consistently raise the standard of WRT’s work.

Lauren is a vocal advocate for advancing the firm's sustainability practice, spearheading WRT’s AIA 2030 Commitment, integrating sustainable principles and developing research initiatives across the firm. 

As a Senior Associate, Lauren invites the opportunity to collaborate across disciplines, and looks forward to mentoring talent, fostering teamwork, and nurturing creativity.

+ Associates

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Shamilla Jensen
Marketing Manager

Shamilla is a skilled collaborator and leader with nearly two decades of experience as Marketing Manager. Her vast experience, institutional knowledge, and firmwide engagement reflect her commitment to WRT's values. Shamilla advocates for an inclusive firm culture, and is dedicated to creating a workplace where everyone feels empowered and respected. 

Shamilla’s passion for WRT is demonstrated by her contributions to firmwide initiatives and the authentic, compelling storytelling she brings to each project.

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Peter Malandra
Landscape Architect

Since joining WRT in May 2023, Peter has made an immediate impact at the firm. As a licensed landscape architect with more than 12 years experience across a wide range of public and private work.

The social potential and ecological impact of place is paramount to his work. His calm demeanor and perceptive nature allow him to navigate the nuances of managing interdisciplinary projects while mentoring junior staff. His contributions have enhanced project outcomes and built trust and confidence among clients and team members.

Peter’s clear communicative and collaborative approach inspire a positive work environment nurturing growth and innovation. His ability to connect with people, promote shared values, and mentor others ensures that WRT will continue to thrive as a supportive and forward-thinking organization.

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Rohit Tak
Urban Designer

Rohit is a natural leader and connector with more than a decade of experience in urban design and planning. His expertise and dedication have been crucial in building a motivated team at WRT. Rohit encourages knowledge-sharing and resource-building across disciplines and skill levels, to help promote greater cohesion and professional development.

His proficiency in rethinking mobility infrastructure by putting people at the center, commitment to high-quality work, and balanced judgment have earned him the trust of clients and colleagues alike. Rohit embodies WRT’s values of collaboration and equity, aligning his practice with the firm’s ethos and supporting WRT's position as a leader in urban design and planning.