Heimbach named new state architect

NASHVILLE — Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) and Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) today announced the selection of Peter Heimbach as Tennessee’s new state architect. Heimbach succeeds Bob Oglesby who was named Commissioner of General Services in August. The State Building Commission unanimously approved the decision at its November meeting. Heimbach was selected after a three-month selection process.

“Peter Heimbach has the talent, skills and experience to serve Tennessee well as state architect,” said Lt. Governor Ramsey. “Peter will work hard to maximize efficiency in our capital projects and make sure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and in the best interest of our state.”

“The State Building Commission has made an excellent choice,” said Speaker Harwell. “I am confident that Peter will do an excellent job overseeing important building and land projects for the state.”

A graduate of the University of Tennessee’s architecture program, Peter Heimbach spent twelve years at Beeson, Lusk and Street, Inc. as an architect and project manager overseeing development, design and construction of numerous municipal and state projects. A member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Heimbach currently serves the state as the executive director of Tennessee’s Real Estate Asset Management division.

“I’d like to thank the members of the State Building Commission for the confidence they have shown in me. I’m looking forward to working with designers and builders across the state in this new role,” Heimbach said.

The State Architect serves as the curator of the State Capitol and grounds, oversees the state’s building and land development projects and develops design standards for agencies. Alan Robertson has served as acting State Architect since August to allow time for a thorough selection process.

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