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Thomas K. Fridstein, FAIA, CEO of Hillier Architecture, recently announce the addition of four industry experts to the firm:

David Altenhofen, AIA, is a nationally recognized expert in architectural technology and a former principal with Kling, joins Hillier as a senior associate and technical director of the Philadelphia office. He will serve as a firm-wide resource on technical issues.

He has a national presence as a contributor to Architectural Graphic Standards, the National Institute of Building Sciences and national AIA committees. David has extensive expertise in the technical aspects of buildings, especially exterior wall assemblies, and is frequently invited to give lectures and presentations on the more complex aspects of building design. Altenhofen is a graduate of Kansas State University.

Hamid Kia, AIA, is the former director of Middle East operations for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Kia will assume the role of director, Middle East operations for Hiller and will be opening a business development office for Hillier in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at the end of the summer.

Kia's portfolio features many complex transportation, civil, government, institutional and urban projects including the Changi Airport Terminal 3 in Singapore and the Qatar Petroleum Headquarters in Doha, Qatar. Kia holds a Bachelor's degree from the City University of New York, School of Architecture and Environmental & Urban Design Studies and a Master's in business administration from University of Phoenix.

Malcolm Quinion, RIBA, LEED, formerly of Bower Lewis Thrower Architects, joins Hillier with extensive experience in large-scale commercial and hospitality projects.

As senior associate, Quinion will help build the firm's hospitality practice. Quinion's recent projects include the spectacular Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, the 30-story Cira Centre office tower in Philadelphia, and the adaptive reuse of the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Quinion holds degrees from Bristol University and Polytechnic of South Bank, London.

Wilson "Chuck" Woodridge, AIA, who served previously as president of Wilson Woodridge Architects, joins Hillier with over 20 years' experience leading efforts in Northern New Jersey and throughout the Northeast.

A senior project manager at Hillier, Woodridge plays an important role in strengthening the firm's presence in Newark, where Hillier is involved in the renovation of the Newark Public Library and the design of a new Museum of African American Music.

Woodridge received a Bachelor's in Architecture from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University.
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