RIM Architects Announces New Managing Principals

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February 21, 2023
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA: RIM Architects named Michelle E. Klouda as the new Managing Principal-Alaska and James E. Dougherty as the new RIM-wide Managing Principal of Architecture.
“RIM is here for the future,” said CEO | President David L. McVeigh. “Promoting Michelle and other up-and-coming leaders while recognizing and leveraging senior institutional knowledge to maximize benefit, we are setting the company up for success for generations to come.” 
Named by the Alaska Journal as Top 40 Under 40, Klouda is one of the firm’s most prominent advocates in the local community. She has participated in high-profile projects shaping the Anchorage and Alaska landscape, including the new CIRI Fireweed office building, Loussac Library redesign, Barrow Hospital replacement, Covenant House Alaska, and the latest expansion of Covey Lofts. Klouda began her RIM career as a summer intern in 2007 and worked her way into her most recent role as Principal. 
“I am excited to work with our Alaska-based team as RIM navigates a new wave of opportunities,” Klouda said. 
To support the firm’s recent and anticipated growth, RIM promoted Dougherty to serve as the new Managing Principal of Architecture, serving all professional employees in the RIM multi-region footprint. A design leader with nearly four decades of experience, he will oversee the company’s architectural department located across eight time zones. 
Dougherty will integrate new technologies and superior quality measures to help RIM continue to provide its clients excellent architectural services. He has been with the firm since its inception in 1986 and served as Managing Principal-Alaska for over a decade.

About RIM Architects: Established in Anchorage in 1986, RIM Architects provides comprehensive architecture, interior design, planning, sustainable design, and graphic design services. RIM is the trusted design partner providing inspired solutions, enriching communities across continents. Together, we shape the future.