BLTa Promotes Two as Associate Principals of Leading Architecture Firm

Kernozek and Smallets Elevated to Senior Management Positions 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (APR. 25, 2022) – BLT Architects – A Perkins Eastman Studio (BLTa), today announces the promotions of two architects to the position of Associate Principal. Kyle Kernozek, AIA, LEED AP and David Smallets, AIA, LEED AP have been elevated, in recognition of their client relationship skills and  their impressive portfolios. 

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the successes that Kyle and Dave have achieved. They’re a tremendous part of our firm and their continued contributions will drive us forward to an even brighter future,” Michael Prifti, Managing Principal of BLTa said. “Kyle and Dave have worked on some impressive projects since arriving at BLTa, and they have been a key part of our accomplishments and recognition as an industry leader within the Philadelphia market and beyond.” 

A graduate of Drexel University and the Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Kernozek is experienced in all aspects of architectural practice, including design documentation and construction administration. At BLTa he has served as an integral member of the project team for large scale institutional and educational commissions. He also has experience with commercial, multifamily with retail, facilities spaces, including chiller plants and garages, adaptive reuse, and historic buildings. 

Kernozek’s work includes an impressive list of academic buildings, including significant contributions to a dozen projects for Pennsylvania State University. He has also designed, supported, and managed infrastructure, residential, hospitality corporate and community projects. 

“I am grateful for the time that I’ve had at BLTa,” Kernozek said. “Becoming an Associate Principal is a goal that all architects work toward achieving. There have been so many people who have helped me along the way, and I would like to thank those who have extended their kindness, mentorship, and support.” 

Smallets, a graduate of Philadelphia University, is experienced in working on a variety of project types including large-scale, mixed-use urban projects as well as multifamily, hospitality and gaming, office, higher education, and parking. Most recently, Smallets has been responsible for business development as well as overseeing the design and documentation of multiple projects in various phases. 

“Having been in this industry for more than two decades, I am thrilled to serve as an Associate Principal at BLTa,” Smallets shared. “I’ve been able to work on some incredible projects with really great people in my time here. Our success as an architectural firm is thanks to the relationships we have with our clients and the dedication of our strong team. Thanks to the talents of many people, I can say, now as an Associate Principal, that the sky is the limit for this firm.” 

About BLT Architects 

BLT Architects – A Perkins Eastman Studio is an integrated architectural and interior design firm. Since its founding in 1961, BLTa has developed into a diverse and respected design firm headquartered in Philadelphia. The firm is honored and proud to have produced a diverse portfolio of hospitality, education, multi-family residential, and mixed-use projects. Please visit us at www.blta.com. Perkins Eastman is a global design firm founded on the belief that design can have a direct and positive impact on people’s lives. www.perkinseastman.com