Oculus Inc., an architecture and interior design firm, announces the promotions of three staff members at its St. Louis headquarters.
“We are fortunate to have these three amazing individuals on our team,” said Lisa Bell-Reim, Oculus Inc. president. “Their hard work, creativity and industry knowledge will help Oculus continue to grow and expand.”
Rob Forney, AIA, LEED AP, (top) was recently promoted from senior project architect and manager to director of healthcare and government. He has 30 years of experience in a wide variety of areas of architectural practice. Forney is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas.
Jim Stotlar, AIA, LEED AP O+M, GGP (right), who joined the firm in 2015 as a project architect, has been promoted to project manager. He has diverse experience in federal, health care, commercial, education, retail, and residential projects. In his new role, Stotlar will be responsible for managing project budgets, schedules, and programs, coordinating project communications and documentation, estimating fees, determining scopes of work, and preparing proposals and contracts. Stotlar is a member of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED Accredited Professional Operations + Maintenance with U.S. Green Building Council, and a Green Globes Professionals with Green Building Initiative. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Planning from Kansas State University and a MA in Interior Design from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
Promoted to marketing coordinator, Sarah Kreider (bottom) brings over nine years of experience in marketing and graphic design. She joined the firm in 2016 and is responsible for developing and maintaining marketing information systems, coordinating the preparation of proposals, marketing correspondence and marketing material, and researching target markets and potential clients. Kreider earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from McKendree University.
In addition, Oculus Inc. has made significant strides in the hospitality industry, most notably the recent acquisition of Staicoff Design Company in Portland, Ore. Oculus employs more than 50 professional architects, designers, and corporate staff in the St. Louis headquarters and the Dallas and Portland offices.