Meet The Newest Owners at Desmone

Pittsburgh & Morgantown Based Firm Adds Leadership to Support New Growth

Pittsburgh, PA/Morgantown, WV (05/18/2022) – Desmone has added Rebecca Lowe, Jared Korchok, and Joshua Frick as Associate Shareholders in early April, bringing the total number of owners to eleven.

Rebecca Lowe has been named an Associate at Desmone. During her ten years of employment, Becky has served as Project Manager for a wide range of projects, as well as becoming a studio leader in 2019. As an expert in architectural software, she is directly involved with implementing drawing standards throughout the firm. She also has served as a mentor for younger designers. As a member of the inaugural class of the AIA Pittsburgh Leadership Institute for Emerging Professionals, Becky is dedicated to design work both inside and outside of Desmone.

Jared Korchok started working at Desmone over ten years ago as an intern, became licensed as an architect in 2019, became studio leader in December of the same year, and now has been named Associate as well. During this time, the firm’s staff has almost tripled in size. Jared’s previous work in the region fostered skills in digital modeling, adaptive reuse, and new construction project development as well as construction administration skills. His detailed, technical work in both the design and communication aspects of his work shows his abilities well.

Joshua Frick, architect and studio leader at the Morgantown office, has also been named an Associate. With eleven years of professional experience, he has proven his ability to perform complex design work. Licensed as an architect in 2016, his work at Desmone ranges from such diverse markets as multi-family to hospitality to educational facilities. His appreciation of both the scientific and artistic aspects of architectural work leads to creative, functional spaces for every client.

President Eric Booth looks forward to seeing how this addition will benefit Desmone and our clients. “Rebecca, Jared, and Josh demonstrate a strong commitment to Desmone and are instrumental in our mission to design buildings and spaces that allow people to thrive. We are excited to support their continued development and see the growth they will bring to the firm as owners.”

About Desmone: Desmone was founded in 1958 when Luke Desmone joined forces with his uncle, John Desmone. From day one, our founders believed in the art of design and its ability to create positive change in the world.

Our firm’s greatest strength is our dedication to service. We believe our role is to design for our clients’ needs — not our own. Successful projects, in our minds, use limited resources wisely and create places that people will embrace and make their own. We listen intently to the needs and desires of our clients and help them to develop a project’s vision. Our extensive knowledge and skills allow us to transform that vision into a reality and empower the end-users to thrive – physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Because we realize the importance of investing in the wellness of others, we make it our first priority to invest in the wellness of our team members. So much so that we designed our own office expansion to receive WELL Gold Certification, making it one of less than 100 private offices nationwide recognized for world-class health and wellness. Health and wellness are the future of design, and we are the proven experts who will design your project to thrive. Visit their website at