As President of the firm, Alan focuses on meeting clients’ architectural and business goals while leading the firm’s overall strategic vision and operational approach.
With 30 years of experience in a wide range of project types, Alan has built a strong reputation for his ability to direct large, complex projects. He continues to serve project teams as Managing Principal, providing guidance and expertise with meticulous attention to detail. In addition to his client-focused responsibilities, Alan leads CSO’s business development efforts as well as the firm’s focus on continuous improvement. He is a strong advocate for implementing strategies and technology to support clients’ design aspirations.
After joining CSO in 1989, Alan has held various positions of leadership culminating with becoming President of the firm in 2007. He is NCARB-certified and has been involved with various community organizations including the ACE Mentor Board of Directors and the Boy Scouts Crossroads of America Board of Directors.
John’s leadership and his ability to build ongoing relationships, rooted in mutual trust and respect, has been instrumental in expanding CSO’s K-12 market sector expertise. In addition to the role he plays on project teams, John also serves as the Director of Operations for the firm.
When working with CSO’s K-12 clients, John is an excellent steward of the communities’ resources. Ever mindful of the needs and goals of the overall school community, he has assisted several school corporations with developing their overall facility master plan and is an expert at developing optimal design solutions for innovative learning spaces. He is dedicated to project success and skillfully works with clients to ensure that the best interests of their project are achieved.
With 40 years’ experience in the industry, John has been with CSO since 1990 and he was named a Principal in 2003.
As Director of Finance, Tracy manages all aspects of CSO’s financial business transactions. Her role includes developing and monitoring the administration of CSO’s financial goals relative to profitability, cost control, assisting with business plans, and revenue projections.
Tracy is intensely detail-oriented, highly organized, and possesses an affable demeanor that is highly effective when working closely with Project Managers and the Owners of the firm. Her accuracy and reliability, coupled with her skill at dissecting the firm’s finances, has greatly contributed to CSO’s long-term success.
Tracy joined CSO in 1996 and transitioned through various roles in the finance department. With over 26 years of experience in accounting, she has become an essential and invaluable administrative leader and day-to-day resource for the firm, its employees and leadership. In 2020, Tracy was named a Principal.
As the Director of Business Development and Community Relations, Tim manages outreach and public affairs functions for the firm. He also guides CSO’s philanthropic efforts.
A former Army Public Affairs Officer, Tim’s expertise includes sixteen years in state government. His knowledge of public policy and the legislative process provides unique insight and guidance for projects associated with governmental and public entities. His expertise is particularly valuable for projects involving master planning and developing public information and outreach efforts.
Tim has been with CSO since 2008 and was named a Principal in 2020. His significant community involvement includes service on the Indy Chamber Business Action Committee, CYO and Scecina High School Board of Directors, Samantha’s House & Van Foundation Board, and over 30 years as Precinct Committeeman for the Marion County Democratic Party. He is a former Indiana Army National Guardsman and U.S. Army Reservist with service during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
As the Director of Marketing, Laura oversees the strategic communication of CSO’s corporate brand and culture through targeted proposal responses, internal and external communications, and marketing-related media and graphics.
Laura’s experience in the industry and her comprehensive understanding of the firm’s work, approach, and vision, allow her to effectively connect and collaborate with clients and industry partners, along with CSO’s design teams, in the pursuit of business opportunities. Her communication skills coupled with her eye for design and composition provides oversight and guidance for the marketing team with the goal of continually contributing to the firm’s evolution and success.
Laura originally joined the firm as an Interior Designer and she is an NCIDQ-certificate holder. Since 2004, she has supported CSO’s marketing and business development efforts, serving in various capacities. Laura has held her current position since 2012 and was named a Principal in 2020.