Ann Barolak

STV, a professional services firm that plans, designs and manages infrastructure projects across North America, recently announced that Ann Barolak, AIA, has joined the firm as vice president and market sector leader for education within the firm’s national buildings group. In this role, Barolak will lead design teams, manage key projects and drive client management efforts, while spearheading the expansion of STV’s higher education practice.

“Ann’s expertise and commitment to elevating the student experience through human-centric design align seamlessly with our mission to provide architecture that promotes well-being and enhances lives,” said Kim Vierheilig, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, president of the national buildings group at STV. “She brings exceptional skills from planning and design to project management and client service, along with a collaborative and strategic mindset that will help deliver innovative teaching and learning environments for our clients.”

Barolak is an architect with more than 35 years of experience and a career-long focus on service to the higher education market. Prior to joining STV, she was a principal and project executive at an international design, architecture and engineering firm, where she spearheaded business development, client management and project team leadership for the higher education sector across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.

Barolak holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University, a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Drexel University. She is a longstanding member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Society of College and University Planners (SCUP), the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) and Professional Women in Construction (PWC).