“Learning to live with a global pandemic, the world is ready for change, presenting an exciting time for designers and an ideal time for Shepley to make changes at the executive level,” Watson said. “Joe and Luke’s perspectives, depth of knowledge, and history with the firm made them the ideal candidates to serve as Executive Vice Presidents. I couldn’t be more confident in their ability to help position Shepley for continued growth and success."
The new EVPs will split the responsibilities that previously fell under Managing Principal Sid Bowen’s purview. Bowen recently stepped down from his leadership position at Shepley and now serves the firm in a Principal role. Herzog, overseeing marketing and business development, and Voiland, spearheading the areas of practice, will report directly to Watson.
Herzog’s move to Executive Vice President of Market Strategy comes after joining the firm 12 years ago, succeeding the merger of his Phoenix-based architecture and urban development practice with Shepley. He is a national design leader in mixed-use developments, student housing, and higher education environments throughout the U.S. Herzog draws upon his background of an 11-year construction career and 20 years of both institutional and privately developed project management experience ranging from liberal arts colleges, universities, museums, city libraries, and government centers.
He is an advocate for urban renewal and community-focused sustainable design. Herzog earned his master’s degree in architecture from Arizona State University.
“Shepley is at an exciting point in its nearly 150-year history, and it’s an honor to help lead one of the most historic architecture and design firms within the county,” said Herzog. “Angela understands that no one opinion is ever enough, and I look forward to working with her on forward-looking, challenging, and defining projects that result in exceptional outcomes for clients.”