Katherine Koriakin (left) and John Stennis are now Principals at GYDE Architects. Photos: Charlie Hawks

JACKSON, Wyo. — GYDE Architects, an award-winning architecture and design firm in Jackson, Wyo., is thrilled to announce that John Stennis and Katherine Koriakin have joined Peggy Gilday and Nona Yehia as Principles at GYDE as of January 2022.

The transition recognizes their work as valuable leaders in the firm and community.

“John Stennis and Katherine Koriakin embody a commitment to excellent design and to the next generation of architects and design professionals,” says Owner and Senior Principal Nona Yehia.

Both Stennis and Koriakin have worked within the community and with one another for many years. Stennis first interned for Gilday during his undergraduate studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. He the came to work in Jackson full-time after graduation and has been working alongside Gilday for 16 years, gaining his architecture license in 2018. Among many local projects, Stennis was heavily involved in the Teton County Library renovation from 2008-2012.

Prior to joining Gilday Architects in 2011, Koriakin worked for Hoyt CYA. She played a major part in the merging with Yehia to create GYDE in 2018. Koriakin completed her architecture license in 2012 and currently sits on the Town of Jackson’s Design Review Committee. She is the lead on the expansion of Vertical Harvest Farms, the second of which will break ground in Maine next month with two to three more farms to start development in 2022.

GYDE Architects seeks to blend art, architecture, science and technology to craft innovative solutions that integrate design into unexpected spaces, push boundaries and create extraordinary experiences. The team at GYDE strives to build trust with the communities they impact and engage clients during all phases of design to ensure positive outcomes. As a firm, GYDE believe that architecture can be a powerful vehicle for change and community empowerment. Past notable projects include the Teton County Library, Vertical Harvest Jackson Hole, R Park; working with community clients like Persephone, Fine Dining, Stio, and Basecamp; and many residences in Teton County and the surrounding area.