Location: Midland Park, NJ
Industry: Professional services
VP Kim Vierheilig has helped many of LAN Associates’ educational, healthcare and hospitality clients develop new building sites and has designed improvements to make existing buildings more functional and dynamic. Her work has helped the firm win several awards, and has been published in a number of magazines, including Learning By Design and Modern Luxury DC.
Fun Fact: “Growing up an only child, I was always encouraged to participate in anything that was of interest, whether or not it was deemed appropriate for a girl. Weekends often involved household construction projects with my dad.”
Vierheilig oversees LAN Associates’ marketing department, which is responsible for business development and brand positioning. Her leadership in staffing the department, launching several targeted social media campaigns, redeveloping the company’s website and print collaterals, and initiating innovative public relations strategies has increased LAN Associates’ presence in the marketplace and led to the firm receiving several large commission projects within the past two years.
Vierheilig is involved at the local, state and national levels of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), serving as regional associate director for the AIA National Board based in Washington, DC, and as intern development chair for AIA New Jersey. She is also speaker chair and co-founder of East Coast Green, an annual conference on sustainability that has attracted noted environmentalists. This year marks Vierheilig’s 16th year of service on the board of trustees of the Architects League of Northern New Jersey.