Our Team

Rob Kistler AIA, NCARB
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Rob is the Principal of The Facade Group and is responsible for the direction and operations of the firm. He has over 30 years of experience as an architect and consultant with over 15 years as a contractor. Rob’s unique combination of hands-on knowledge and architectural expertise allows him to assist clients in obtaining their design goals while ensuring a functional enclosure. Rob has extensive experience with curtain wall systems. His expertise includes glass, stone and terra-cotta applications. His portfolio is diverse—ranging from commercial towers such as the Washington Mutual Center in Seattle and Plaza 66 in Shanghai to public buildings such as the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse and the Seattle Art Museum.

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David Altenhofen AIA
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David is a Building Enclosure Consultant and Manager of The Facade Group East. He has extensive experience with masonry, windows, glazing, aluminum curtain walls, skylights, metal panel systems, precast concrete, roofing, waterproofing, building science, sustainability and forensics. Project types range from residential to high-tech, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and applied research facilities. Rounding out his experience, David has been a developer, a licensed general contractor.  David is active in the architectural community at several levels, focusing primarily on reinforcing the architect’s role in building science and tectonic integrated design.

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Kenneth Roko AIA
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Ken is a Building Enclosure Consultant and Principal with over 18 years of experience. He has a diverse background—encompassing both architecture and structural engineering. His project experience is equally diverse—ranging from commercial towers to residential towers, public buildings to institutional buildings. Ken is The Facade Group’s in-house roofing, waterproofing and air barrier expert and head of the Hygrothermal Analysis team. He is responsible for project coordination, analysis, detailing, production and construction services and existing buildings performance reporting. Ken’s portfolio includes historic preservation projects, exterior restoration, cladding systems, curtain walls, roofing, air barriers, below-grade and horizontal waterproofing systems, and expert witness testimony.

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Jasha Kistler
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Jasha is a Building Enclosure Consultant who has worked locally and internationally in a variety of building sectors. He has experience with all aspects of the building enclosure from below-grade waterproofing to vertical enclosure systems and roofs. Jasha has a passion for modeling and testing high-performance building enclosure systems. He has extensive technical expertise in building energy analysis and strives to improve energy performance on each project he is a part of. Jasha has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA from the University of Oregon. He has received extensive training and is certified in Infrared Thermography and Hygrothermal Modeling (WUFI). Jasha has expertise in static and dynamic water pressure testing, whole-building air testing, and building enclosure assessments.

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Jim Dossett
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Jim is a Building Enclosure Consultant with 17 years of experience assessing and designing repairs for buildings and monuments, with 5 years of experience as a carpenter. He has expert knowledge of the materials and enclosure systems found in buildings from the 19th through the mid-20th century, as well as familiarity with current construction methods used in their repair and restoration. Jim has done extensive research on transitional building technologies – construction types that rely on past practices while introducing new materials and methods. His work includes diagnosing enclosure failures in recent construction.

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Mike Williams
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With over 35 years in the construction industry, Mike has spent the past 22 years devoting his career to safely accessing, investigating and maintaining building enclosure systems. His experience ranges from extreme on-site building access and providing onsite fall protection and rescue services, to locating and evaluating water and air infiltration concerns in building enclosures. Because of Mike’s specialized focus, experience, and training in forensic evaluations, he stands out as a top expert in the country. Combining a thorough understanding of building science with an advanced toolbox allows him to technically evaluate any complex building condition.  

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Jillian Burgess
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Jill is a Building Enclosure Consultant with a strong technical background and 15 years of experience. She is a skilled project manager—assisting architects, contractors, developers and other building professionals in all phases of the design process. Jill specializes in Building Performance Modeling. She has extensive experience with schematic massing analysis, detailed facade investigation, solar insolation studies, daylight/glare optimization and CFD modeling. Most of her research focuses on balancing daylight and heat gain for glass facades. Jill’s work spans the globe, having studied shading strategies in multiple building climates. She believes strongly in the impact energy analysis can have in improving building performance.

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Gerhard Bamler, LEED AP
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Gerhard is a Building Enclosure Consultant with more than 13 years of experience in health care and more than 5 years in high-end residential and commercial work. He has lived in Germany and New Zealand where he worked with several award-winning practices. Gerhard has a holistic project approach with solid technical knowledge. His experience enables him to follow projects from conception through to close-out.

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Anthony J Golebiewski, AIA
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Anthony is an Enclosure Consultant with over 30 years of design, construction documentation and construction administration experience. He is a skilled Project Manager - assisting contractors, developers and other building professionals in all phases of the design process. He is able to translate complex designs into practical exterior wall systems without compromising aesthetic intent. He is a steady and knowledgeable addition to any team.

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Michael Falstad
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Michael is a registered Architect and LEED accredited Professional with almost 20 years of experience in architecture, design, planning, and preservation. His work focuses on the assessment of building enclosures to identify sources of air and water infiltration and to determine appropriate solutions for repairs. His portfolio includes a diversity of projects varying in size and scope for buildings and sites throughout the greater mid-Atlantic Region. His approach to identifying appropriate solutions encompasses both historically-sympathetic and sustainable design philosophies.

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Monica Maragos
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Monica is a Building Enclosure Consultant with training and experience in the building sector in Sweden and Greece. Her expertise lies in designing energy-efficient and sustainable buildings and identifying solutions for the existing. She is experienced in energy, hygrothermal and daylight modeling and has utilized simulation tools in a wide range of projects.

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Kyung Yoon
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Graduated from Drexel University with Architectural Engineering degree, Kyung Yoon has knowledge of both structural and mechanical side of the building. He also has a good understanding of different phase of construction based on his experience in construction management and structural inspection. Kyung’s passion for façade industry seeks out for innovative solution for each and every job he works on. His primary interest is researching newest materials and technologies to bridge the gap between aesthetic and performance of the building.

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John Suter
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John has over 38 years of corporate and institutional architectural practice. His experience includes organizing and directing large teams in the design, documentation, and construction of large or multiple building campuses. For the past 13 years, John was a principal and Director of Quality for Kling and Jacobs with responsibility for company policy on Quality as well as technical review of all Architectural deliverables for multiple offices.

John has extensive experience with masonry, windows, glazing, aluminum curtain walls, skylights, metal panel systems, precast concrete, roofing, waterproofing, and building science. Project types range from residential to high-tech at all scales and complexities.

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