Gable Grows In-House Design Group

Gable Grows In-house Design Group with Ken Lay as Design Director

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Gable recently announced the addition of Ken Lay to the company as design director of Gable's Solutions Design Group, a team of 17 diverse designers who support design-build and design-assist-build projects.

As Design Director, Ken Lay will provide design leadership and management, concept and creative expertise and process and design development. Lay will be working closely with and under the direction of entertainment industry veteran Michael Shulman, Gable's Senior Vice President of Design and Development, to strategically grow the design discipline.

Ken Lay brings over 20 years of design expertise in retail design and planning, creative direction, omnichannel integration and environmental graphic design. He has lead multidisciplinary design teams for dynamic architecture and design initiatives through managing, developing and delivering projects with budgets from $500 to $550 million. Ken Lay holds a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. He is also Six Sigma Green Belt certified.

Shulman said, "Bringing Ken Lay to Gable as design director deepens our retail and architectural design expertise and advances our approach to managing projects with a hands-on, pragmatic architectural design. His background and our start-up mentality will allow us to grow as a design-centric thought leader."

"We were founded on the fundamentals of design and creativity so it's exciting to expand our influence of design for our clients' projects. Ken has an ideal background and the passion to strengthen our design capabilities and discipline," added Paul Gable, president and CEO of Gable.

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