Strategic Initiatives for Firm Leaders in Major Market Sectors

Date Posted: Aug 13, 2019
Location: Dallas, TX

JQ recently announced that it has formed four major market sector initiatives in response to the firm’s growth and momentum in key architectural market sectors, according to JQ’s CEO Stephen H. Lucy, P.E. Each initiative is led by a veteran JQ leadership team member with primary responsibility for developing and maintaining client relationships, and identifying and positioning for project pursuits within their respective markets.

“Economic indicators for Texas and the surrounding region remain very positive and that bodes well for continued growth in several of our key market sectors,” says Lucy. The firm serves commercial, K-12 and higher education, government and healthcare clients in the architectural market. “These are markets in which JQ has deep experience, engineering expertise and talented professionals,” says Lucy.

Lucy named the following firm leaders to oversee and expand these major markets:

Commercial Market Sector – Dallas, TX

John J. Hoenig, P.E., COO and partner will lead the commercial market for JQ. Hoenig is based in the firm’s downtown Dallas, TX office where he is the COO and provides strategic and operational leadership across the firm and oversees the Buildings group and its work across the country. He joined JQ in 2000 and has 19 years of experience. JQ has completed numerous commercial projects during his tenure, including the Toyota Music Factory, in Irving, TX; The Joule Urban Resort in downtown Dallas, TX; ROMCO Corporate Facility and Operations in Carrollton, TX; and Cummins Southern Plains Maintenance Facility in Dallas, TX, among others.

Higher Education and K-12 Market Sector – Fort Worth, TX

Carlo Taddei, P.E., LEED AP and principal will lead the higher education and K-12 market for JQ. Taddei is principal of JQ’s Fort Worth, TX office where he is responsible for the office’s performance, client interaction, and consulting and review of projects from design to construction. He joined JQ in 2004. Since that time, JQ has completed numerous educational projects, including Amon Carter-Riverside High School renovations and additions in Fort Worth, TX; Zachry Engineering Education Complex renovation and expansion at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX; Engineering and Computer Science West (ECSW) Building at The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, TX; Life Science Research & Engineering Building at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, TX; and Walnut Creek Elementary School in Azle, TX.

Healthcare Market Sector – Houston, TX

Akshai Ramakrishnan, P.E. and principal will lead the healthcare market for JQ. Ramakrishnan is principal in JQ’s Houston, TX office and has 18 years of experience working on a wide range of projects encompassing design, construction administration, and forensics. He joined JQ in 2005. During this time, JQ has completed work on numerous healthcare projects, including Parkland Health and Hospital System - Ron J. Anderson, MD Clinical Tower in Dallas, TX; John Peter Smith Medical Home Northeast Tarrant, Bedford, TX; Post-Acute Medical Rehabilitation Hospital of Centennial Hills in Las Vegas, NV, and several micro hospitals for Embree Asset Group at multiple locations across the U. S.

Government Market Sector – Dallas, TX

Stephen H. Lucy, P.E. and CEO of JQ will lead the firm’s efforts in the government market. Located in the firm’s Dallas headquarters, Lucy co-founded the office in 1994 and is responsible for the strategic growth of the firm. Lucy is a recognized leader in the A/E/C community and has an extensive portfolio of delivering award-winning projects using various project delivery methods for more than 30 years. He also has expertise in historic preservation and renovation projects and has worked on restoring more than 40 Texas county courthouses. Other government projects that the firm has completed include the Town Hall, Municipal Court and Library in Prosper, TX; Hopkins County Safety Rest Stop in Cumby, TX; Police and Public Works in Sunset Valley, TX; and Trophy Club Public Safety Building in Trophy Club, TX, among others.

“We believe it is the right time to align our resources to capitalize on these growing markets and to continue to expand our portfolio, staff and market presence,” says Lucy. “We are confident in the abilities of our team and look forward to their continuing contributions.”