Museum Team

The Armenian American Museum has assembled a team of experienced museum and industry professionals to provide guidance and expertise in construction, design, programming, and development for the landmark center.

Design Team

Alajajian Marcoosi Architects | Architect

Alajajian Marcoosi Architects is an internationally acclaimed architectural firm based in Glendale, California. Aram Alajajian and Sako Marcoosi founded the firm by bringing together their combined experience in the field of architectural and planning services. The award-winning architectural firm has received regional and international recognition for excellence in design.

Robert P. Goodwin Consulting | Construction Manager

Robert Goodwin of Robert P. Goodwin Consulting will be serving as the Construction Manager for the project. Goodwin brings years of construction management experience to the museum, most recently serving as the Construction Manager and Owner’s Representative for The Broad in Los Angeles.

IMEG Corp | Structural Engineer

IMEG is one of the nation’s largest design consulting firms with nearly 1,200 team members across 40 offices providing forward-thinking infrastructure design and engineering. The Pasadena-based team will be led by Principal Edwin Najarian.

Rhyton Engineering | Civil Engineer

Rhyton Engineering is a reputable firm providing civil engineering and design services to architects and developers. The firm’s major partners and projects include the Staples Center, Kaiser Permanente, USC, and CSUN.

Glumac | Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineer (MEP)

Glumac specializes in sustainable building technologies and creating systems that optimize energy efficiency and minimize environmental impact. Glumac will be serving as the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineer (MEP) for the project.

Courtland Studio LLC | Landscape Architect

Paul Lewis and his team of landscape architects at Courtland Studio LLC bring over 20 years of experience specializing in landscape design, landscape architecture, and site planning. The firm’s project portfolio spans commercial, retail, mixed-use, entertainment, recreational, residential, and educational facilities.

Applied Earth Sciences | Geotechnical Engineer

Applied Earth Sciences is a leading firm in the engineering geologic and environmental services industry. The Los Angeles-based team is led by Founder/President Caro Minas and General Manager/Engineering Geologist Shant Minas.

MATT Construction | Pre-Construction General Contractor

MATT Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor that has built some of the most memorable buildings in California. The firm prides itself on helping museums build on- budget and on-schedule structures that align with their missions and celebrate their collections and programs.

Wood Corp | Advisor

Wood Corp is a global leader in project delivery, engineering, and technical services. Perry Maljian of Wood Corp is providing valuable feedback, guidance, and support for the design team as a valued advisor.

A. Zahner Company | Architectural Metal Cladding Consultant

A. Zahner Company is a leading facade design and engineering firm with more than 120 years of experience in developing advanced metal surfaces and systems for both functional and ornamental architectural forms. Notable projects include the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, de Young Museum in San Francisco, Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park in Chicago, and more.

JB & Associates LLC | Traffic Engineer

JB & Associates is a traffic engineering consulting firm with more than 35 years of experience in the public and private sector. The Glendale-based firm conducted the museum’s parking demand analysis to ensure that the museum’s proposed plans will provide sufficient parking to museum attendees.

Design Team

Alajajian Marcoosi Architects | Architect

Alajajian Marcoosi Architects is an internationally acclaimed architectural firm based in Glendale, California. Aram Alajajian and Sako Marcoosi founded the firm by bringing together their combined experience in the field of architectural and planning services. The award-winning architectural firm has received regional and international recognition for excellence in design.

Robert P. Goodwin Consulting | Construction Manager

Robert Goodwin of Robert P. Goodwin Consulting will be serving as the Construction Manager for the project. Goodwin brings years of construction management experience to the museum, most recently serving as the Construction Manager and Owner’s Representative for The Broad in Los Angeles.

IMEG Corp | Structural Engineer

IMEG is one of the nation’s largest design consulting firms with nearly 1,200 team members across 40 offices providing forward-thinking infrastructure design and engineering. The Pasadena-based team will be led by Principal Edwin Najarian.

Rhyton Engineering | Civil Engineer

Rhyton Engineering is a reputable firm providing civil engineering and design services to architects and developers. The firm’s major partners and projects include the Staples Center, Kaiser Permanente, USC, and CSUN.

Glumac | Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineer (MEP)

Glumac specializes in sustainable building technologies and creating systems that optimize energy efficiency and minimize environmental impact. Glumac will be serving as the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineer (MEP) for the project.

Courtland Studio LLC | Landscape Architect

Paul Lewis and his team of landscape architects at Courtland Studio LLC bring over 20 years of experience specializing in landscape design, landscape architecture, and site planning. The firm’s project portfolio spans commercial, retail, mixed-use, entertainment, recreational, residential, and educational facilities.

Applied Earth Sciences | Geotechnical Engineer

Applied Earth Sciences is a leading firm in the engineering geologic and environmental services industry. The Los Angeles-based team is led by Founder/President Caro Minas and General Manager/Engineering Geologist Shant Minas.

MATT Construction | Pre-Construction General Contractor

MATT Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor that has built some of the most memorable buildings in California. The firm prides itself on helping museums build on- budget and on-schedule structures that align with their missions and celebrate their collections and programs.

Wood Corp | Advisor

Wood Corp is a global leader in project delivery, engineering, and technical services. Perry Maljian of Wood Corp is providing valuable feedback, guidance, and support for the design team as a valued advisor.

A. Zahner Company | Architectural Metal Cladding Consultant

A. Zahner Company is a leading facade design and engineering firm with more than 120 years of experience in developing advanced metal surfaces and systems for both functional and ornamental architectural forms. Notable projects include the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, de Young Museum in San Francisco, Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park in Chicago, and more.

JB & Associates LLC | Traffic Engineer

JB & Associates is a traffic engineering consulting firm with more than 35 years of experience in the public and private sector. The Glendale-based firm conducted the museum’s parking demand analysis to ensure that the museum’s proposed plans will provide sufficient parking to museum attendees.

Programming Team

Gallagher & Associates | Exhibition Design & Master Planning

Gallagher & Associates is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary design studio with over 20 years of experience in museum planning and design. The firm has established its reputation in the museum industry for bringing transformative experiences to life. The firm integrates interactive design and media with the physical environment to produce immersive experiences that engage, entertain, and create measurable impact.

Carolynne Harris Consulting | Project Management

Alajajian Marcoosi Architects is an internationally acclaimed architectural firm based in Glendale, California. Aram Alajajian and Sako Marcoosi founded the firm by bringing together their combined experience in the field of architectural and planning services. The award-winning architectural firm has received regional and international recognition for excellence in design.

Museum Operations | Museum Operations Consulting

Museum Operations offers consulting services that leverage two decades of experience in museums and non-profits along with three decades of technology and operations experience. Founded by Rich Cherry, the firm has run and revitalized existing institutions and designed and built new museums and non-profits from the ground up and have overseen more than $400 million in construction and capital projects.

Lord Cultural Resources | Concept Development Plan

Lord Cultural Resources is the world’s largest cultural professional practice with the successful completion of more than 2,500 projects in over 57 countries on 6 continents. The firm has earned an international reputation for industry leadership, innovation, and excellence. Lord’s mission is to collaborate with people and organizations to plan and manage cultural places, programs and resources that deliver excellence in the service of society.

Development Team

The MAK Group | Major Gifts Consulting

The MAK Group is a leading fundraising consulting firm based in California. The MAK Group provides comprehensive fundraising and donor relations support for organizations. Principal Mary Khayat serves as the major gifts consultant for the museum and brings over 25 years of fundraising expertise to the project.

Aly Sterling Philanthropy | Financial Capacity Consulting

Aly Sterling Philanthropy is a partnership-driven consulting firm powering fundraising, strategic planning, and board leadership solutions for the well-positioned non-profit. The firm leads non- profits through a thoughtful assessment to align goals with organizational values and create a bold plan of action.

Metropolitan Research & Economics (MR+E) | Economic Feasibility Consulting

Metropolitan Research and Economics (MR+E) is a Los Angeles based consulting firm concentrating on economic analysis related to urban planning, real estate, economic development, and public policy.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP | Legal Counsel

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is a leading real estate and development law firm with more than 50 years of experience and offices across the country. As legal counsel, the firm successfully negotiated the museum’s $1-per-year Ground Lease Agreement with the City of Glendale.

Development Team

The MAK Group | Major Gifts Consulting

The MAK Group is a leading fundraising consulting firm based in California. The MAK Group provides comprehensive fundraising and donor relations support for organizations. Principal Mary Khayat serves as the major gifts consultant for the museum and brings over 25 years of fundraising expertise to the project.

Aly Sterling Philanthropy | Financial Capacity Consulting

Aly Sterling Philanthropy is a partnership-driven consulting firm powering fundraising, strategic planning, and board leadership solutions for the well-positioned non-profit. The firm leads non- profits through a thoughtful assessment to align goals with organizational values and create a bold plan of action.

Metropolitan Research & Economics (MR+E) | Economic Feasibility Consulting

Metropolitan Research and Economics (MR+E) is a Los Angeles based consulting firm concentrating on economic analysis related to urban planning, real estate, economic development, and public policy.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP | Legal Counsel

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is a leading real estate and development law firm with more than 50 years of experience and offices across the country. As legal counsel, the firm successfully negotiated the museum’s $1-per-year Ground Lease Agreement with the City of Glendale.