Michael Hull is the second generation to lead Noelker and Hull Associates. He has grown the firm into its current size and market standing. Mike began his architectural career at the age of 14, creating drafts for his father and later attending a pre-architectural program in high school. Following his college graduation, he worked for renowned architects Charles Moore and William Turnbull (MLTW) in San Francisco for five years and joined Noelker and Hull in 1984. Mike enjoys many interests outside the architectural world as well. He is an accomplished musician and has played the French horn with symphony orchestras in California, Pennsylvania and Maryland. He is also an avid sailor and volunteer instructor with the U.S. Naval Academy’s Offshore Sail Training Program. Mike has been integral to hundreds of successful projects in all areas of the firm’s practice for the past 25 years at Noelker and Hull.
Keen attention to client needs is the basis of Michael Allen-Hall’s project philosophy. His approach has inspired inviting designs for senior living campuses throughout the United States. Michael’s diverse architectural design experience and award-winning work have earned him placement in renowned design competitions at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Versailles, France, and the Research Institute in Kyoto, Japan. Since joining Noelker and Hull, he has been involved in the master planning and design of over 50 successful senior living projects.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Stuart Christenson received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State, graduating with honors in 1978. After further study at the Yale University School of Architecture, he worked for 12 years with his own firm in Chicago and later in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area on a variety of institutional high-rise, religious and educational projects. Joining Noelker and Hull in 1995, Stuart was named a Principal of the firm in 1996. His extensive experience in master planning and design has enhanced the firm’s portfolio of distinguished higher education, healthcare and religious projects. In addition to his architectural talents, Stuart is an accomplished pianist and has performed numerous recitals throughout his collegiate years.
Pennsylvania native Don Wirt brings more than 40 years of design expertise to Noelker and Hull’s corporate, education and healthcare project portfolios. Inspired by an interest in art, Don began his career working with several architectural firms before opening his own practice in 1987. In 2004, he merged Donald Wirt Architects, LLC, with Noelker and Hull Associates to successfully establish the firm’s Pottstown, PA, office. From this suburban Philadelphia location, Don is ideally positioned to serve client needs in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and northern Virginia. Don’s professional drive is fueled by his joy of working with clients, the individuality of each project and delivering practical solutions to meet each client’s needs.
Licensed architect Paul Brunski uses his knowledge of building design and construction to develop comprehensive architectural specifications for Noelker and Hull clients. Paul’s project experience spans the firm’s senior living, higher education, hospitality and religious markets throughout the United States. With more than 20 years of specification writing to his credit, Paul shares his expertise with current and future professionals, serving as an adjunct professor for certification programs in both Texas and Pennsylvania. Outside of the architectural world, Paul is an avid cyclist, enjoys gardening and volunteers his time and skills with the Boys Scouts of America.
Adair Pagnotta’s early interest in architecture, affinity for color and natural creativity paved the way to her career in interior design. Her successes across diverse architectural markets have been honored in numerous national trade publications. Adair’s professional values center simply on practical designs inspired by clients’ needs. Her award-winning interiors promote comfort and wellness, using warm, inviting finishes in well-designed environments. Adair is one of a select few interior designers in the nation to achieve an American Academy of Healthcare Interior Design certification, which distinguishes her exceptional ability to practice healthcare interior design from other architects and interior designers.
Raised in Virginia, Don Scruggs draws from 40 years of drafting experience in his duties in quality control, code study and research at Noelker and Hull. Don gained an appreciation for drafting while in high school and later enrolled in a drafting and design technology program where he developed mechanical tool and die designs. His training led him to work with a mechanical engineer and later with an architectural firm outside of Washington, D.C., where he found his true joy in architectural drafting. Don is an active member in the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute, where he has held multiple offices, including president and education chairperson. He also has a variety of interests outside of the office as well, including woodworking and travel, visiting approximately 20 countries throughout his journeys.
Brad Boal is a practiced project manager with a keen insight on architectural construction. During his collegiate studies, Brad was awarded the American Institute of Architecture Henry Adams Medal for excellence in architecture as a top-ranking student in his program. He also received the USM Modular Furniture Study Abroad Travel Scholarship. Beyond his educational achievements, Brad plays an integral part in Noelker and Hull’s project delivery teams.
Jason Plank gained an early interest in design through his father’s construction company, where he worked during the summers in high school. He pursued his interest by taking drafting classes, which helped him to recognize his appreciation for building design over construction and propelled his studies in architectural and civil engineering. Jason was raised in the historic region of south central Pennsylvania and enjoys the outdoors during his time away from the office. You can often find him hiking, camping, boating, hunting or fishing.
Pennsylvania native Doug Wagner began his career in marketing with a family business in the eastern region of the state after graduating from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree. Doug worked for various large design and construction firms, promoting architectural and construction management services, before joining Noelker and Hull in 1994. Doug plays a fundamental role in Noelker and Hull’s success, engaging prospective clients and expanding relationships with existing clients. Doug’s passion for helping others and working with those who want to make a difference drives his work at Noelker and Hull. Outside of the office, Doug devotes his time to his family. He also enjoys traveling and playing an occasional round of golf.
Cassandra Kennedy believes that nature is the ultimate form of calm and healing. Her love of the outdoors motivates her work in creating beautiful and functional interior spaces for Noelker and Hull’s clients. Cassie’s knack for intellectual studies and desire to use her creative skill prompted her to study interior design, a field that requires a delicate balance of both problem-solving and creativity. Her work at Noelker and Hull is inspired by her interest in improving others’ lives and creating the best possible space to meet the client’s needs.
Rob Peterson’s childhood interest in the creative process, from building sand castles to stacking building blocks, laid the early foundation for his career in architecture. His design aspirations continued into high school, and his first visit to Pennsylvania State University affirmed his decision to pursue architecture. As a member of the university’s Schreyer Honors College, Rob’s academic achievements resulted in various honor society acknowledgements and a travel grant to the Sedi di Roma design studio program in Rome, Italy. A western Pennsylvania native, Rob is passionate about his work. Since joining Noelker and Hull in 2004, Rob has been involved in the design of many successful projects.
Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, Brian Kuhns received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. While at Temple, he graduated with honors and received the Henry Adams Award having the highest architectural GPA in his graduating class. Brian went on to work in several Philadelphia architectural firms as a project manager with a strong focus on urban affordable housing development, religious and commercial projects including several LEED projects. He interned with Noelker and Hull Associates during his college years and returned as a registered architect in May of 2012.
A graduate of George Mason University, Birgitt Peck was born in Germany and moved to the United States with her family at the age of 5. She worked for her father’s company through high school where she learned the intricacies of business and later chose to study economics in college. Birgitt has worked extensively in financial capacities throughout her career and brought her experience to Noelker and Hull in 1997. Outside of the office, Birgitt escapes her work creatively, tackling remodeling or landscaping projects around her home.
Bruce Brooks is recognized as an industry leader in health care facility design and a highly sought after expert on best practices delivery, lean design and process management, code analysis and regulatory and compliance concerns in the health care facility realm. He serves on the National Fire Protection Association 101 Healthcare Occupancies Committee. A frequent speaker at regional health care presentations, he has discussed topics ranging from the patient experience and life safety analysis to post occupancy evaluations and case studies.