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Ghafari Announces Three Promotions at Dearborn Headquarters

February 5, 2021
Dearborn, MI – February 5, 2020 – Award-winning global architecture, engineering, and consulting firm Ghafari Associates (Ghafari) is excited to announce the following promotions at its Dearborn headquarters:

·         Scott Hahn, AIA to Vice President

·         Ben Rowe, PE, LEED AP to Senior Project Manager

·         Chris Costis, PE to Structural Engineering Manager

“As an organization, our mission is to apply our passions for collaboration and innovation to help our clients succeed,” says Ghafari CEO and President Kouhaila Hammer. “Scott, Ben, and Chris embody the values that enable us to deliver on this mission each and every day. They are true leaders who will play an active role in our continued progress in 2021 and beyond.”

Scott Hahn, AIA joined the Ghafari team in 1995 as a project architect and soon transitioned to project management. In his 26 years with the firm, he has led a variety of projects, ranging from corporate headquarters and higher education buildings to industrial research laboratories and military facilities. Hahn holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Texas Tech University. He is a longstanding member of the American Institute of Architects.

Ben Rowe, PE, LEED AP started with Ghafari in 2011 as a structural engineer and later moved into a project management role. As a project manager, he has led some of the firm’s most complex, fast-track automotive sector projects for such clients as General Motors and the Mazda-Toyota joint venture. Rowe holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, both from the University of Michigan, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Walsh College.

Chris Costis, PE has been an integral member of Ghafari’s structural team since 2011. With 25 years of engineering experience, he has developed a diverse project portfolio that includes manufacturing, aviation, commercial, educational, and institutional structures. Costis holds a Master of Science in civil engineering from Wayne State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from University of Detroit Mercy.

About Ghafari

An innovator since 1982, Ghafari embraces an integrated design approach to deliver solutions that synergize building operations, systems, and people. This approach is made possible by the firm’s full complement of capabilities, including architecture, interior design, civil + structural engineering, MEP, ICT + security, and operations + systems engineering. Winner of Engineering News-Record Midwest’s “Design Firm of the Year” award in 2017, Ghafari supports the aviation, corporate / commercial, education, government and institutional, healthcare, and industrial / manufacturing sectors through 14 offices across the globe. To learn more, visit