Adam Bastjan and Aaron Ebent Promoted to Design Principal

December 19, 2023

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Adam Bastjan, AIA, LEED AP and Aaron Ebent, AIA, LEED AP BD+C to Design Principal. With this promotion, Adam and Aaron are recognized for their strong leadership within our firm, proven design creativity, and exemplary service to the communities and clients they serve. 

As Design Principals, Adam and Aaron join the design leadership team that is responsible for establishing, inspiring, and directing the comprehensive development of our design dialog and culture. They will continue to provide leadership for Kahler Slater’s design staff and contribute to their market’s business and strategic planning. 

“We congratulate Aaron and Adam on their well-earned promotions to Design Principal. As Design Principals, they contribute their passion and expertise in the pursuit of design excellence across our firm. Their leadership is evident for our teams and our clients,” shares Trina Sandschafer, Executive Vice President and Design Principal.

Adam Bastjan focuses on designing sports, recreation, and wellness projects that enhance the daily lives of those who use them. He joined Kahler Slater in 2006 and has served as lead designer on several notable projects such as Cornell College Athletic and Wellness Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison Bakke Center for Recreation + Wellbeing, Ripon College Athletic and Wellness Center, and University of Wisconsin-Madison LaBahn Arena. He has long contributed to the profession as a professor, most recently in the Kahler Slater Studio. Adam has been recognized with multiple design awards from a wide range of design and industry organizations.

Aaron Ebent serves Kahler Slater’s workplace and hospitality markets and has been with the firm since 2006. He is known for his hands-on approach and ability to listen and interpret goals into remarkable designs. He has provided design leadership on prominent projects including Milwaukee’s BMO Tower, 833 East, The Kimpton Journeyman, Renaissance Milwaukee West, and Hooper Corporation, as well as several other projects across the country.  Aaron has served on AIA design juries and has been recognized for his design leadership earning multiple AIA Design Awards.

Their promotions directly enhance our ability to leverage design to help clients reach their strategic business goals.  Congratulations Adam and Aaron!