Suzan M. Lami, R.A., AIA, NCARB
In 1993, Suzan's client-centric attitude and strong work ethic compelled her to start Suzan Lami Architects. Two years later she joined forces with Bob Grubb to form Lami Grubb Architects. Today, her client-focus and positive energy continues to be the driving force behind the firm's reputation as a trusted partner with outstanding commitment to personal service.
Suzan earned her Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and has spent 30 years designing a variety of buildings and interior spaces. A significant amount of her work has been in retail, affordable housing, senior housing and medical facilities. She is passionate about creating places that improve quality of life and draw out the best in the people living and working in the spaces she designs.
Suzan's passion for improving the lives of others extends to her involvement in the community.
She is a board member of the Women and Girls Foundation, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the Edgewood Appeals Board. She is also a past president of several nonprofit boards, including PowerLink, which helps woman–owned businesses grow profitably by assembling advisory panels, and The CLFund, a nonprofit loan fund promoting economic development in the Pittsburgh region.
Robert W. Grubb, R.A., AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Bob has been a principal and partner of Lami Grubb Architects since 1995. His strength as a key facilitator on complex projects has been instrumental in the firm's continued growth. Bob leads a team that focuses on the design and construction of restaurant and retail projects at transportation hubs including airports, train stations and bus terminals. Through his leadership, Lami Grubb Architects has gained national recognition as one of the top 10 architectural firms in the airport concession market.
Bob earned a Bachelor of Engineering from Lafayette College and a Master of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University. He draws on 30 years of experience to anticipate the direction of each project as well as the direction of the market.
Bob shares his skills as an architect, a facilitator and a visionary with his community. He has served for more than 20 years on the Edgewood Zoning Board, 15 years on the Edgewood Planning Commission and on the Board of the Edgewood Club.
Paulette T. Burns
Paulette joined Lami Grubb Architects in 2004 and specializes in the management of approximately 100 new and remodeled retail projects each year. Her combined background in fashion and architecture provides in-depth knowledge for retail clients. In addition to working in the high-paced retail market, she is also the Principal in charge of office management at Lami Grubb Architects, overseeing human resources. To successfully handle both roles, Paulette draws on her passion for working with people and her strong organizational skills. Paulette graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.
James D. Noe, RA, NCARB
Jim has worked in the fast-paced housing market since he graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1978. With Lami Grubb Architects since 2000, he specializes in the design of custom residential, senior, tax credit funded and affordable housing. He draws on his creative and technical ability to introduce new concepts to projects; taking his experience from designing and building high-end custom housing and using it in crafting affordable housing, and in turn, bridging concepts from the affordable housing industry back into custom homes.
Christian A. Pegher, AIA, LEED AP+BD&C
Chris's first project at Lami Grubb Architects was a green design project. Since then, he has focused on sustainable and green design for all project types. His knowledge of building systems, green design and regulatory guidelines are an invaluable asset to the firm and its clients. To design and build spaces that are environmentally responsible, Chris draws on his personal experience as an Eagle Scout and his professional experience as a LEED accredited architect.
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Architecture, Chris is a member of AIA and Green Building Alliance. He is on the Troop Committee for Boy Scout Troop 195 and on the Long Range Planning Committee of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh.
Wayne thrives in the fast-paced retail and restaurant world, always innovating to keep up with new trends. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Wayne holds a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture. For more than 5 years Wayne has played an integral role at Lami Grubb Architects as both a Designer and Project Manager for retail & restaurant projects across the country. Wayne is always ahead of the curve and "in the know" regarding new products and materials; making him an excellent resource for clients pursuing a unique and effective end result. He draws on his love of design and innate sense of curiosity to bring innovation and creativity to each and every project.