Celina, Ohio, March 15, 2021 – Fanning Howey has promoted mechanical discipline director Tim Lehman, PE, to the position of Chief Engineering Officer. In his new role, Tim will lead Fanning Howey’s efforts to find smarter ways for schools and universities to enhance educational outcomes, improve sustainability and lower operating costs.   

William Payne, AIA, CEO of Fanning Howey

“K-12 schools and universities must find smarter ways to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Tim’s constant focus on innovation makes him the perfect person to lead our engineering team in the pursuit of new and better solutions for our clients.”

With 29 years of experience, Tim has been involved in the design of hundreds of K-12 school and higher education projects. His recent project experience includes the award-winning Tri Star Career Compact in Celina, Ohio, the new Columbia City High School in Columbia City, Ind. and the renovation of Bryce & Ott Halls for Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis.

Steve Wilczynski, AIA, executive director of Fanning Howey’s Ohio offices.

“Tim practices a truly integrated approach to design. His leadership will deepen collaboration between Fanning Howey’s architects, interior designers and engineers.”

Tim received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Toledo. He is a registered engineer in seven states and a graduate of the ACEC Ohio Rising Leaders program. Tim has taken over the Chief Engineering Officer position from Terry Liette, PE, a former principal and owner with Fanning Howey, who retired in December 2020.

About Fanning Howey

Fanning Howey is an integrated architecture, interiors and engineering firm specializing in learning environments. We use the power of design to create smarter, happier learners, more successful educators and stronger communities. From our offices in Indiana and Ohio, we have designed K-12 and Higher Education learning environments throughout the Midwest and across the country. For more information, visit www.fhai.com.