Charles Banister, AIA, LEED AP, CCA CCCA
Bachelor of Architecture, 1981, Washington State University
Arctic Engineering, 1982, University Alaska Anchorage
Chip is an owner and principal at Kumin Associates and has been with the firm for more than 25 years. His experience includes all project phases - facility programming, site selection studies, planning studies, design, contract documents, bidding and construction contract administration. Chip regularly manages complex remote projects where an understanding of climate demands and scheduling accuracy is critical. Examples of his work can be found throughout the state of Alaska, the Arctic and the Russian Far East.
As principal-in-charge of many of the firm's projects, Chip is a detailed, analytical thinker and a disciplined leader. He has an established record of successfully managing multi-disciplinary design teams, fortifying their creative talents while keeping focused on the budget and schedule. Involvement with many project scenarios, technical challenges, and logistical difficulties has taught Chip how to evaluate situations quickly and identify workable design alternatives.
Angela Barr, AIA
Bachelor of Architecture, 1981, Kansas State University
Arctic Engineering, 1978, University Alaska Anchorage
Angie has been with Kumin Associates for 24 years of her 27 year architectural career. As an owner and principal-in-charge at Kumin she has worked on projects from the Arctic Circle to the South Pole and is an expert at arctic design.
Angie has a diverse list of past projects that includes award-winning schools, industrial buildings, senior housing, peer reviews and studies, clinics and medical facilities, community centers, and child care facilities. She is expertly familiar with every project phase and particularly strong at collaborating with the client and design team to develop workable solutions for our climate and meet the precise needs of the owner.
When not at work Angie can, most likely, be found on her boat in Prince William Sound or at her cabin in Girdwood.
Jon Stolle, AIA
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon, 1990; Arctic Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1994
Jon Stolle is a firm principal and 20-year member of the Kumin family. He has direct experience in every phase of a project including programming, design, development, and construction administration and has successfully managed projects of all sizes. One of Jon's strengths is his superb ability to quickly to establish an open line of communication with clients to ensure that he understands their goals. Jon's technical and managerial skills are excellent. His methodical approach, efficient organization, and consistency result in projects that meet the test for being constructible and performing as intended. He has a firm understanding of the importance of cost control and works closely with a design team, continuously monitoring their efforts to ensure efficiency, keep communication flowing and to stay on schedule.
His creative ability matched with a technical eye and ability to bring the client's vision into focus result in well-functioning, aesthetically pleasing, practical solutions that precisely meet the needs of every project he takes on.
Kumin is led by three Principals: Charles (Chip) Banister, AIA, LEED AP, Angela Barr, AIA, and Jon Stolle, AIA. All three started at the firm more than 20 years ago and, over the past two decades, they've fostered a close family of talented staff.
Chip, Angie, and Jon are all "hands-on" principals, extensively involved in each and every project the firm takes on from inception to project close-out.
They seek to promote a culture of collaboration and learning around the office through design guidance and monthly inter-office design critiques.