Goettsch Partners Promotes Schuessler to Principal


Goettsch Partners (GP) has promoted Joachim Schuessler to principal.

Schuessler is a senior project designer in the firm, either leading or collaborating in the conceptual design efforts for projects and continuing to articulate and evolve designs through all phases. He has worked on a range of office, hotel, mixed-use, institutional and government projects, and he is particularly experienced with international assignments. As a senior designer, he is involved with coordinating all aspects of a building’s design and technical development, including core-and-shell components, the building enclosure, and program requirements.

Recent work includes 150 North Riverside, a core-supported, 54-story, 1.2 million-square-foot office tower under construction in downtown Chicago overlooking the Chicago River; Mennica Legacy Tower, a two-building, 1.1 million-square-foot office complex in Warsaw, Poland, scheduled to start construction in March; the Shenzhen Guanze Development in Shenzhen, China, a 3.4 million-square-foot multi-use complex, including retail, Class A office space, a five-star hotel, and apartments; and two hotels in Saudi Arabia: the 900-key Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residence and the Wyndham Grand Riyadh – KAFD, a 214-key hotel in the King Abdullah Financial District.

Schuessler holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Leipzig University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and he received his Master of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

In addition to Schuessler, the following individuals have been promoted:

To Associate Principal

  • Joseph Patrick, AIA, LEED AP

To Senior Associate

  • Ye Sheng

To Associate

  • Matthew Hall, AIA, LEED AP
  • Kenneth LaCerda, AIA, LEED GA
  • Peter Stutz, AIA, LEED AP