Two Long-Term Employees Lead the Move and Take Ownership
of AE Firm with 40-Year Legacy
In the wake of Covid-19’s impact on workspace needs, Warehaus is transforming their workplace environment with a move to a new location that maximizes space and sustainability and provides flexibility for collaboration and remote working.
In 2020, like many businesses across the US, Warehaus’s work force went exclusively remote for more than 6 months. The change was seamless, in that they were equipped with the technology and software to keep employees online with no interruption of service to clients. Following the return to in-person work in September 2020, Warehaus anonymously surveyed their employees to understand firm-wide successes and challenges with remote work. 97% of team members expressed interest in continuing part-time remote work, mirroring nation-wide trends toward a hybrid work approach, blending time in the office with time working from home. With efficiencies gained from remote work, Warehaus integrated a hybrid remote policy that accelerated the need to evaluate their office space needs.
We are very proud of our current LEED Platinum office space and the impression it makes from the moment you walk in the front door. We designed the space to be a shining example of adaptive reuse, and we transformed a historic space into an effective, modern workspace that reflected our collaborative work style. But as our company evolved and remote work became more prevalent, it became much more space than we needed. What was once the picture of sustainability became an inefficient workspace following changes brought to light by the pandemic.” said Troy Bankert, Warehaus’ CEO.
The opportunity to right-size their workspace arose when the 1st floor of The W. Latimer Small Building opened for lease on North George Street, just steps away from Warehaus’ former office. It was critical to the Warehaus team to remain downtown and continue to support the local community, making this location an ideal option. It was also paramount to find a space that accommodates Warehaus’ unique working style – with space for team discussions, collaborative pin-up sessions and individual focus.
The new space allows us to be in an environment that is right-sized and brings our team closer together. It has all of the critical pieces that allow us to work in the same way we currently work, so our collaborative culture can thrive.” said Bankert.
The change in location also aligns with a change in ownership, as Warehaus departs from the Kinsley Enterprises family of companies to new ownership under the leadership of two long-term employees – Troy Bankert, AIA, CEO and David Koratich, COO.
The team is led by two employees with long-term history with the firm, Troy Bankert and David Koratich. Bankert served in many roles during his 32-year tenure, including project manager and director of architecture. As CEO, Bankert continues to lead the architectural team and also serves as lead representative for the firm, driving strategic communications and client relationship management. Koratich joined the firm in 1999 and in addition to his role as director of engineering, he also leads internal operations including information technology, facilities, internal policies, budgets, business plans and processes.
Our leadership team is committed to our success as a high performing, multi-disciplinary firm serving our local community. Our legacy in York for more than four decades has been a commitment to building and sustaining local relationships – to be the choice for our community’s architectural and engineering needs.” said Bankert.
With changes to location and ownership, Warehaus ensures there is one thing that will absolutely stay the same – Warehaus’ mission to be a collaborative design partner, working hand in hand with clients toward success.
Warehaus, formerly LSC Design, is an award-winning architecture, design and engineering firm based in York, Pennsylvania. The firm was originally founded in 1980 as Land Survey Consultants. Since then, the company has evolved to become a multi-disciplinary firm offering architecture, civil engineering and land planning, structural and MEP engineering, interior design, building sciences, historic preservation, and creative services. Warehaus’ work was recently recognized by the AIA Central Pennsylvania, awarding two Excellence in Design Awards in 2020. To learn more about Warehaus, visit www.warehausae.com.