The leadership has solid experience in Alaska.
Michael A. Prozeralik, AIA, LEED AP®
President, Managing Principal, Architect
Mike Prozeralik has over 30 years of architectural experience, working on a wide range of projects across the country including health care, commercial education and multi-unit residential facilities. He takes great pride in seeing a client’s satisfaction through KPB’s project execution, and as an owner of KPB, finds it rewarding to work with his staff in further developing their creativity and skill.
Originally hailing from Upstate New York, it didn’t take long for Mike to call the Great Land “home”. A weeklong fly fishing trip on the Kenai in 1990 turned into a three week adventure, and much like the rainbow trout he was after, Mike was hooked. Less than a year after that fateful fishing trip Mike moved to Alaska and now spends much of his free time at his cabin in Cooper Landing with his wife, their two children and their dog Rosie.
KPB believes firmly in giving back to its community, and Mike leads by example: as a Bean’s Café board member and the 2015 Chairman of AEDC’s Board of Directors, as well as teaming up with many other local non-profits, Mike works with the community to make Anchorage a great place to work, live and thrive.
Jae B. Shin, AIA, NCARB
Principal-In-Charge, Architect, Project Manager
Jae has 24 years of architectural design and project management experience throughout Alaska. As a leader, he excels at mentoring and implementing processes that improves efficiency and promotes thoughtful approaches to architecture. Additionally, his pursuit of integrated systems has led to innovations in combining architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and site elements to projects in order to ensure longevity from a sustainable and cultural perspective. His innovations include systems within hybrid and natural ventilation, passive solar strategies, and exterior envelope assemblies. Jae enjoys working directly with clients and builders to foster relationships that provide the best possible environment for complex projects. He is extremely adept at integrating construction and design technologies, and leverages both to ensure projects run smoothly and project goals are achieved.
Jae enjoys spending his free time with his three children and can often be found casting flies on rivers and over saltwater both locally and abroad. He has lived in Alaska since 1977 when he immigrated with his family from Incheon, South Korea, and spent his youth helping with the family business and spending time outdoors. During these early days, he worked at fish processing facilities, petroleum facilities in Prudhoe Bay, and at the fuel tank farms at the Port of Anchorage.
Creating and helping the community is also one of Jae’s passions. He’s was one of the founding board members for the Spenard Farmer’s Market, which he tirelessly organized with others for five years. Jae was one of the reviewers for the West Anchorage District Plan as well as a supporter of the Spenard Road improvements. He enjoys connecting people in the community to support positive change.
Jeffrey P. Koonce, AIA, NCARB
Founder, Architect in Responsible Charge, Architect
A founding member of KPB Architects, Jeff Koonce has played a key role in Alaska’s urban and rural architecture scene over the past 33 years. He has successfully led a wide range of projects, from schools to medical offices, and buildings both commercial and civic. Jeff has earned a reputation for exceeding client expectations and being a strong leader and mentor to his staff. He’s made an impact in the community as well, as he serves on the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors (AELS), and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
Raised in Salem, Oregon, Jeff attended the University of Oregon in Eugene where he received his Bachelor’s in Architecture before moving to Alaska where he met and married his lovely wife. Never one to stay still for long, Jeff can be found on the golf course in the summer months or hunting in the fall, and spending time with his wife and two kids year-round.
Community involvement is in the genes at KPB and Jeff is no exception. He is proud to be involved with the University of Alaska Architectural Engineering Technology Program, and the Municipal Code Committee, and is actively involved at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Jeff’s strong leadership in the community and at KPB ensures Alaska’s future is a bright one.