DIGroup Architecture Names Two New Associates to Leadership Team

by Jeff Shaw

PHILADELPHIA — DIGroup Architecture has appointed Kate Haas and Debbie Koehler to the role of associate.

Haas, who has been with DIG for a total of eight years, has risen through the ranks from interior designer to senior interior designer to being named director of interior design last year. Her areas of specialization include interior architecture design strategy, concept development, programming, space planning, 3D modeling, rendering, detailed construction documentation, finish material and furniture selections.

In addition, Haas directs, manages and mentors a team of interior designers. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Haas has earned the following industry certifications and qualifications: Certified Interior Designer – New Jersey; LEED AP; and National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).

Koehler, an architecture engineering and construction (AEC) industry veteran who has spearheaded the firm’s marketing and business development initiatives for nearly six years. A University of Lynchburg graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business management and Spanish, she spearheads new client development and strategic partnerships.

Koehler has developed a number of award-winning nominations, including the firm’s AIA-NJ “Firm of the Year” award in 2022. She oversees public relations, content marketing and strategic proposal development. Koehler also is credited with being instrumental to DIG’s expansion into Philadelphia a few years ago. In their new role as associates, Haas and Koehler will continue overseeing their interior design and marketing departments, respectively, as well as be involved in firm decision making and strategy.

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