After designing projects in the state for many years, Ghafari makes it official with their first office in the Southwest
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DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 25, 2017 Ghafari Associates, an award-winning architecture, engineering, process design and construction services firm, announces the opening of its newest office in Fort Worth, Texas. James E. Jobes, AIA has been promoted to Vice President and will lead the new office.
The new office puts Ghafari at the heart of the region’s growth, and will serve as the southwest hub for the firm’s regional automotive, aviation, and commercial sectors.
“Ghafari has experienced steady growth over the past several years, especially in markets specific to the southwest. This represents an important milestone in our strategic business plan,” says President and CEO Kouhaila Hammer. “This new office will allow Ghafari to focus on providing innovative solutions and outstanding service for our clients, and Jim offers the strategic vision to grow our brand.”
Jobes holds a master of architecture degree from the University of Oregon and a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Indiana University. He has led several of the firm’s most complex domestic and international projects, and is a longstanding member of the American Institute of Architects. Jobes’ more than 25 years of experience includes a diverse project portfolio, including aviation, industrial / manufacturing, and commercial projects.
“We are excited to contribute to the development of such an iconic place,” says Jobes. “Our office inTexas will put us in immediate proximity to many of our existing clients and allow us to expand our services to them while positioning us to foster relationships with new opportunities and industries.”
The new office is located at 300 Throckmorton Street, Suite 600 Fort Worth, TX 76102.
Ghafari is a global, full-service engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm. Noted for its innovative solutions, project delivery methods, and outstanding customer services, Ghafari has nearly 40 years of experience in sectors such as aviation, corporate / commercial, education, government and institutional, healthcare, and industrial / manufacturing. The firm has been recognized as a National Best & Brightest Company and has been ranked among the top firms in the country by Engineering News-Record.