• Trey Wheeler

    Trey Wheeler

  • Thomas Palmer

    Thomas Palmer

  • Jared Hueter

    Jared Hueter

  • Vanessa Vereschak

    Vanessa Vereschak

  • Dawn Snyder

    Dawn Snyder

  • Jason Ennis

    Jason Ennis

  • Michael Prater

    Michael Prater

  • Lindsay Ford

    Lindsay Ford

Lindsay Ford

Associate AIA

A native to the Southeast, Lindsay graduated with a Bachelors degree in Industrial Design from Auburn University in Alabama.  She has lived in Chattanooga for the past five years with her husband, and they both enjoy the outdoor scene that the city has to offer.  Lindsay has always felt drawn to a career path that allows for much creativity, and hands on work.  Her work experience includes point of purchase display design, lighting design, restoring antique architectural elements and most recently decorative concrete design.  What draws Lindsay to this world of design is making things that last – things that cannot be replaced.  Pairing Architecture with what she’s learned as an Industrial Designer is a new and exciting approach to problem solving, and making objects that are irreplaceable.

 

Notable Projects Include:

Cogent Studio Desks: Design and Fabrication
Chattanooga, TN

Glass House Collective: Furniture Design
Chattanooga, TN

Trey Wheeler

AIA, NCARB

A graduate of Auburn University, Trey excels in technically sensitive projects. His work has been published in American School & University and Architect magazine, and he has been awarded an AIA Tennessee Award of Merit. A natural mentor, Trey is a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga and has served as president for both AIA Tennessee and AIA Chattanooga. He is also on the boards of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga and Wild Trails.

Notable Projects Include:

Precept Ministries Technology Building
Chattanooga, TN

Herman H. Battle Academy
Chattanooga, TN

Ocoee Olympic Whitewater Center
Polk County, TN

Community Engagement:

Wild Trails:  Board Director

SORBA: Board Advocacy Director

Thomas Palmer

AIA, NCARB, LEEP AP

An artist at heart, and a graduate of Auburn University and the Rural Studio, Thomas believes that creativity and responsibility to the community and the environment are essential for design of the built environment.  As a member of the USGBC and a LEED Accredited Professional since 2003, he leads Cogent’s sustainable design initiatives and continues to research and develop new ways to design and build smarter. Thomas has served on the local AIA board as Vice President and on the Chattanooga Historic Zoning Committee and has been published in Architecture Magazine, Architectural Record,  Timber Home Living and Environmental Design + Construction. Thomas founded Palmer Built Environments in 2007 and, through new opportunities with Cogent, is excited to continue elevating design and construction.

Notable Projects Include:

The Flying Squirrel
Chattanooga, TN

Habitat for Humanity ReStore (LEED Certified)
Chattanooga, TN

green|spaces (LEED Platinum)
Chattanooga, TN

Clyde’s on Main
Chattanooga, TN

Michael Prater

ASSOCIATE AIA

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Michael is a recipient of the AIAS Award. He has worked with Palmer Built Environments and has advanced knowledge in the field by teaching architectural drafting at Howard High School. He coaches the Howard Robotics Club and East Lake Architecture Club and also serves as Chairman of the Chattanooga Historic Zoning Commission.

Notable Projects Include:

Walk to Campus
Chattanooga, TN

Joseph H. Warner House Historic Renovation
Chattanooga, TN

Glass Street Urban Park
Chattanooga, TN

Jason Ennis

ASSOCIATE AIA

A California native, Jason graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2007. Afterwards, he spent summers exploring the backcountry of Yosemite National Park, where he lived and worked seasonally while traveling in-between. While he enjoyed his time spent wandering the wildernesses of the world, his desire to construct and to create led him to Oakland, California where he worked in high-end fabrication for both residential and commercial projects. Jason and his family visited Chattanooga for the first time in June of 2014 where he fell in love with the easy-going culture of the mid-sized outdoorsy city and the lush green landscape of East Tennessee – he and his wife immediately started to devise a plan to relocate. In October of 2014, Jason and his family moved to Chattanooga where he took a position with Cogent Studio. His path toward architecture, while unconventional, leaves him with a better understanding of people, a greater sense of place, and a stronger sense of community. Each plays an important role in Jason’s approach toward architecture and his passion to create better environments for generations to come.

Cogent Notable Projects Include:

Bluff Creek Residence
Signal Mountain, TN

Calvary (Concept) 
Chattanooga, TN

Previous Notable Projects: 

Roka Akor Restaurant (feature wall)
San Francisco, CA

Outerlands (bar design and fabrication)
San Francisco, CA

Martis Camp 1 (residential)
Truckee, CA

Zazzle HQ (commercial counters)
Redwood City, CA

Community Engagement

Passageways: Co-Curator

Jared Hueter

AIA

A graduate of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, Jared was actively involved in the rebuilding of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Jared worked as the Program Manager of the CITYbuild Consortium of Schools, Design Corps Fellow, and Dean of the Priestley Charter School of Architecture and Construction. He has served as AIA Gulf States Regional Associate Director, AIA National Associates Committee Director, and Board Member of the Gert Town Revival Initiative. Jared has been awarded the ACSA Collaborative Practice Award, the Design Corps Design for the Underserved Award, Congress for New Urbanism Charter Award, Alpha Rho Chi Medal, and has been featured in Architect Magazine.

Cogent Notable Projects Include:

East by Main
Chattanooga, TN

TechTown Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN

Previous Notable Projects Include:

Habitat Trails Sustainable Residential Community
Rogers, AR

Miss Gloria’s Cafe
New Orleans, LA

North Kenilworth Park Pk-8 School (LEED Silver)
New Orleans, LA

Deutsches Haus
New Orleans, LA

Community Engagement: 

Passageways: Co-Curator

AIA Chattanooga: Board Vice President

AIA Tennessee : 2017 Convention Co-Chair

 

Dawn Snyder

AIA, NCARB

As a Chattanooga native, Dawn grew up in the Ooltewah-Collegedale area.  She has seen the city grow from her childhood into a place she is proud to call home once again.  She graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2002.  After graduation, she spent two years in Washington, D.C. working at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.  As part of the Facilities Design and Construction Management team, she worked on creating animal habitats through collaboration with animal keepers, education advocates, landscape designers, and facility and maintenance teams.  She then moved to Knoxville, Tennessee to practice in an architecture firm with The Bullock Group. Her experience focused on restaurant, retail, community driven civic projects, historic preservation, and multi-family housing. Back in Chattanooga, she has found new beginnings with the Cogent Studio team.  She advocates for quality design and collaboration while helping clients navigate the building process and always remembering to have a bit of fun in the process.  Dawn is a licensed architect who is active with providing mentorship for the ACE Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia program and AIA – STEM school partnership to propel the education of architecture by working with local high school students.

Notable Projects Include:

100 @ South Broad
Chattanooga, TN

City Homes 1435 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN

Boyd-Buchanan High School Expansion
Chattanooga, TN

Farragut Building Apartments
Knoxville, TN

Lineberger’s Restaurant and Plaza
Gatlinburg, TN

Community Engagement

ACE Mentor Program: Mentor

AIA-STEM School Partnership: Volunteer

Vanessa Vereschak

AIA, LEED AP

Vanessa is a highly creative and skilled designer who recently moved here from the Greater New York City area. After earning her Bachelors’ of Architecture from California College of the Arts, she gained experience working in high-end residential architecture. Her interest in the potential connection between traditional technique and digital process has expanded while working on her personal architectural restorations. If Vanessa isn’t outdoors enjoying nature or doing water sports you can find her searching for her next revival project. Vanessa quickly built a portfolio of numerous impressive projects utilizing digital design, custom fabrication and residential construction.

 

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