KPA LEADERSHIP

MEET OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

KPA is lead by a team of industry professionals who are passionate about providing best-in-class design and delivery services to our clients. Our Team’s cross-industry expertise means KPA offers the breadth and depth of resources typical of a large organization, while providing the personalized services of a boutique firm.

KEN PARK, AIA

Founding Principal

Kenneth Park is the founder & chief architect of Kenneth Park Architects. He leads our team of professionals in our New York, Los Angeles and San Antonio offices. He has dedicated his career specializing in retail and commercial development design for national and international clients, building long-standing relationships and a strong reputation as a design leader.

 

With an unprecedented track record for delivering top quality design and delivery services and a commitment to building upon KPA’s expertise and success, Ken Park has established himself as a leading voice and enduring influence in the industry. 

 

In 1989, Ken founded Kenneth Park Architects, headquartered in New York City, providing design and delivery services and industry expertise to top retail brands and developers across North America. 

ROBERT YURICIC, RA

PRINCIPAL

Robert Yuricic is a Principal based in KPA’s New York City office. As a retail and mixed-use development professional with over 30 years of experience, Robert has managed some of the largest projects in New York City and across the nation. His diverse architectural experience makes him a top resource for the KPA team. As a leader in helping clients with the complex process of entitlements, feasibility studies, due diligence, jurisdictional and building code requirements, Robert’s ability to troubleshoot and identify potential issues has helped numerous clients avoid timely and expensive project challenges. 

SONNY THIO

ASSOCIATE, DIRECTOR OF PROJECTS

With over 18 years of experience, Sonny is an architectural professional with experience working on a wide variety of projects – commercial and mixed-use, major shopping center renovations, as well as fast-paced interior fit-outs for retail store programs. His penchant for problem-solving and establishing a collaborative partnership with his clients makes him a valuable project management leader for the KPA team. Sonny is excellent at influencing program and project efficiencies, cost-saving strategies, and innovative architectural design solutions.

KRISTY FINIZIO

DIRECTOR OF PROJECTS

Kristy oversees various national retail accounts and store programs as KPA’s Director of Projects. With 20 years of experience as an architectural design professional, including working on the brand side for retailers such as Marc Jacobs and Saks Fifth Avenue, she brings a unique understanding of her clients’ needs and their business challenges. Her approach to developing concept designs into cost-effective, streamlined projects that maintain brand design integrity makes her an invaluable resource for retailers. 

 

Her attention to detail makes her an expert in assisting clients with problem solving, design and operational complexities, project coordination and construction administration. Kristy’s range of experience allows her to successfully manage multiple project types: from new locations in specialized markets and unique store locations, to multiple ongoing projects within a brand’s store program initiative. She has also overseen projects nationally and internationally, throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe. 

CHRISTINE FIORELLA, NCIDQ

DIRECTOR OF DESIGN

As Director of Design, Christine leads the creation and development of new design concepts for notable retail brands. With an extensive background in designing retail spaces, her understanding of the customer journey, identifying unique brand experience attributes, as well as creating visual merchandising strategies that support a brands’s mission, Christine brings creative design solutions to KPA’s practice and the clients she serves.  

 

Christine’s dedication for product research, materiality and sourcing allow her to bring expertise to clients that are looking for innovative FF&E and sustainable design solutions. She has built and maintaned relationships with numerous materials, fiinishes, fixture & display, lighting and equipment vendors, suppliers and manufacturers. Christine plays an integral part in all phases of the design process to ensure that design intent is kept intact throughout development and final project delivery.

CHRISTOPHER BEEN, RA

MANAGING DIRECTOR

As a registered Architect with over 15 years of experience leading a variety of retail projects (ground-up, renovations and expansions) in challenging jurisdictions across the U.S., Chris is an effective Project Director and architectural professional for the KPA Retail team.  His commitment and dedication to collaborating with brands, his unmatched attention to detail and quality assurance, ability to establish lines of communication and program processes, as well as his ability to help clients create accurate and concise prototype documents positions Chris to execute successful project outcomes for the clients he serves.

 

In leading relationships with top retailers and brands, Chris seeks to not only develop architectural design solutions and process efficiencies for clients, but embodies a genuine desire to understand their brand, their business and their challenges. He has a natural ability to oversee and coordinate account efforts at the general prototype level and at the site-specific level, as well as a passion for providing innovative architectural solutions. Chris inspires confidence in his clients and colleagues through demonstrated expertise in program and project management, retail industry knowledge and design management expertise.

AMY WITTENBACH, LEED AP, NCIDQ

DESIGN DIRECTOR

Amy is an experienced interior designer and project manager with over 15 years leading multiple project types and working with a diverse group of clients.  In addition to designing, directing and managing international and domestic interior architecture and FF&E projects, she is successful at developing strong client relationships.

 

Amy understands the powerful intersections of consumer experiences and interior design, providing unique perspectives to our retail design team.  She has provided interior concept design and development for numerous projects including restaurants, golf resorts, corporate interiors and private residences. The retail brand experience is evolving and Amy’s interior design expertise adds another level to our design process for our retail clients.

ED RANDOLPH

ASSOCIATE, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Ed joined Kenneth Park Architects in 2000 and oversees many diverse needs of the firm such as accounting, human resources, benefits, facilities & IT. In collaboration with Ken, Ed established a dynamic culture that attracts & retains top talent within the industry. Ed enjoys the fast-paced work environment, his autonomy, and diverse responsibilities. He takes pride in the talented staff at KPA & maintains an open door policy.

KPA LEADERSHIP

GET TO KNOW OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

KPA is lead by a team of industry professionals who are passionate about providing best-in-class design and delivery services to our clients. Our Team’s cross-industry expertise means KPA offers the breadth and depth of resources typical of a large organization, while providing the personalized services of a boutique firm.

KEN PARK

Founding Principal

CHRISTINE FIORELLA

Director of Design

ROBERT YURICIC

Principal

CHRISTOPHER BEEN

Managing Director

SONNY THIO

Director of Projects

AMY WITTENBACH

Design Director

KRISTY E. FINIZIO

Director of Projects

ED RANDOLPH

Operations Director

KEN PARK, AIA

Founding Principal

Kenneth Park is the founder & chief architect of Kenneth Park Architects. He leads our team of professionals in our New York, Los Angeles and San Antonio offices. He has dedicated his career specializing in retail and commercial development design for national and international clients, building long-standing relationships and a strong reputation as a design leader. With an unprecedented track record for delivering top quality design and delivery services and a commitment to building upon KPA’s expertise and success, Ken Park has established himself as a leading voice and enduring influence in the industry. 

In 1989, Ken founded Kenneth Park Architects, headquartered in New York City, providing design and delivery services and industry expertise to top retail brands and developers across North America. KPA’s success has allowed growth nationwide with the addition of our offices in Los Angeles and San Antonio.

ROBERT YURICIC, RA

Principal

Robert Yuricic is a Principal based in KPA’s New York City office. As a retail and mixed-use development professional with over 30 years of experience, Robert has managed some of the largest projects in New York City and across the nation. His diverse architectural experience makes him a top resource for the KPA team. As a leader in helping clients with the complex process of entitlements, feasibility studies, due diligence, jurisdictional and building code requirements, Robert’s ability to troubleshoot and identify potential issues has helped numerous clients avoid timely and expensive project challenges. 

SONNY THIO

ASSOCIATE, DIRECTOR OF PROJECTS

With over 18 years of experience, Sonny is an architectural professional with experience working on a wide variety of projects – commercial and mixed-use, major shopping center renovations, as well as fast-paced interior fit-outs for retail store programs. His penchant for problem-solving and establishing a collaborative partnership with his clients makes him a valuable project management leader for the KPA team. Sonny is excellent at influencing program and project efficiencies, cost-saving strategies, and innovative architectural design solutions.

KRISTY E. FINIZIO

DIRECTOR OF PROJECTS

Kristy oversees various national retail accounts and store programs as KPA’s Director of Projects. With 20 years of experience as an architectural design professional, including working on the brand side for retailers such as Marc Jacobs and Saks Fifth Avenue, she brings a unique understanding of her clients’ needs and their business challenges. Her approach to developing concept designs into cost-effective, streamlined projects that maintain brand design integrity makes her an invaluable resource for retailers. 

Her attention to detail makes her an expert in assisting clients with problem solving, design and operational complexities, project coordination and construction administration. Kristy’s range of experience allows her to successfully manage multiple project types: from new locations in specialized markets and unique store locations, to multiple ongoing projects within a brand’s store program initiative. She has also overseen projects nationally and internationally, throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe. 

CHRISTINE FIORELLA, NCIDQ

DIRECTOR OF DESIGN

As Director of Design, Christine leads the creation and development of new design concepts for notable retail brands. With an extensive background in designing retail spaces, her understanding of the customer journey, identifying unique brand experience attributes, as well as creating visual merchandising strategies that support a brands’s mission, Christine brings creative design solutions to KPA’s practice and the clients she serves.  

Christine’s dedication for product research, materiality and sourcing allow her to bring expertise to clients that are looking for innovative FF&E and sustainable design solutions. She has built and maintaned relationships with numerous materials, fiinishes, fixture & display, lighting and equipment vendors, suppliers and manufacturers. Christine plays an integral part in all phases of the design process to ensure that design intent is kept intact throughout development and final project delivery.

CHRIS BEEN, R.A.

MANAGING DIRECTOR

As a registered Architect with over 15 years of experience leading a variety of retail projects (ground-up, renovations and expansions) in challenging jurisdictions across the U.S., Chris is an effective Project Director and architectural professional for the KPA Retail team.  His commitment and dedication to collaborating with brands, his unmatched attention to detail and quality assurance, ability to establish lines of communication and program processes, as well as his ability to help clients create accurate and concise prototype documents positions Chris to execute successful project outcomes for the clients he serves.

In leading relationships with top retailers and brands, Chris seeks to not only develop architectural design solutions and process efficiencies for clients, but embodies a genuine desire to understand their brand, their business and their challenges.

 

He has a natural ability to oversee and coordinate account efforts at the general prototype level and at the site-specific level, as well as a passion for providing innovative architectural solutions. Chris inspires confidence in his clients and colleagues through demonstrated expertise in program and project management, retail industry knowledge and design management expertise.

 

AMY WITTENBACH, LEED AP, NCIDQ

DESIGN DIRECTOR

Amy is an experienced interior designer and project manager with over 15 years leading multiple project types and working with a diverse group of clients.  In addition to designing, directing and managing international and domestic interior architecture and FF&E projects, she is successful at developing strong client relationships.

Amy understands the powerful intersections of consumer experiences and interior design, providing unique perspectives to our retail design team.  She has provided interior concept design and development for numerous projects including restaurants, golf resorts, corporate interiors and private residences. The retail brand experience is evolving and Amy’s interior design expertise adds another level to our design process for our retail clients.

 

ED RANDOLPH

ASSOCIATE, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Ed joined Kenneth Park Architects in 2000 and oversees many diverse needs of the firm such as accounting, human resources, benefits, facilities & IT. In collaboration with Ken, Ed established a dynamic culture that attracts & retains top talent within the industry. Ed enjoys the fast-paced work environment, his autonomy, and diverse responsibilities. He takes pride in the talented staff at KPA & maintains an open door policy.