Somerville Architects and Engineers Announces Leadership Transition, Promotions, & New Hires

Posted on 2-20-2020

Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Green Bay architecture and engineering design firm, Somerville, announces the official retirement of long-time President, Michael Kadow and the promotion of Matthew Schachtner to President, Jay Vincent to Executive Vice President, and Matthew Honold to Project Architect. Also, Somerville welcomes the addition of Mark Robbins, Senior Project Architect to the firm.

After 12 years of leading Somerville, Michael Kadow retired at the end of 2019. Mike began his career at Somerville in 1985 and went on to serve as the design architect for many of Somerville’s most important clients.

His attention to detail, leadership, business acumen, and philosophy to always do right by the client will certainly be missed throughout the office.

Somerville’s new President, Matthew Schachtner began his career at Somerville in 1998 as a designer and quickly rose through the ranks as a senior project architect and director of design, serving on Somerville’s Board of Directors, and being named to the executive committee in 2014.

To Matt, every detail matters, and our clients have come to know and appreciate the special care he takes to ensure projects are executed with a high level of detail. Matt will lead the firm with an eye towards perfection in the details and passion for design excellence. 

Along with Matt’s promotion, Jay Vincent has been promoted to Executive Vice President. Jay has been part of the Somerville team since 1984, beginning his career as a drafter.

He became head of production and then oversaw quality control for our office for many years. Jay will continue to serve as Somerville’s Director of Operations and also holds a position on Somerville’s Board of Directors.

Matt Honold has been promoted to Project Architect.

Honold started at Somerville in 2016 and has a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and a Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Matt focuses his efforts on both healthcare and public sector projects for the firm.

Somerville also welcomes the addition of Mark Robbins, Senior Project Architect to our team.

Mark earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and has over 25 years of experience in the architecture and design industry. Mark’s leadership qualities and code expertise are a welcome addition to Somerville’s team.

Founded in 1946, Somerville is one of Wisconsin’s largest employee-owned architecture, engineering and interior design firms, designing in excess of $100 million in construction value annually. They are best known for providing innovative, sustainable and value-added solutions serving a broad range of industries, including healthcare, education, corporate, retail and government. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Somerville is dedicated to their clients’ success, utilizing the latest technology in their profession, and is devoted to the stewardship of the community and natural environment. For additional information, please visit their website at