by Kris Bockelman

Myka Chang

Sr. Architectural Designer, APPRO Development, Inc.

APPRO and CERRON helps businesses find and/or create great spaces - what about that do you appreciate/enjoy?

We do project planning and management for land development all under one roof.  APPRO's sister commercial real estate company, CERRON, helps new and existing clients seek out land and property to build on, renovate, or sell, while APPRO allows us as designers to create spaces that give businesses what they need in a building to run a successful business.  This allows us to have close communication and relationships with our clients.  We also get to learn about the operations of our client's businesses; we design spaces to fit what they do and learn how they serve their communities. I am lucky to be a part of a team that has a hand in the whole process of real estate development and I believe it's the reason clients should choose us. 

Describe your role with APPRO in ten words or less.

Design, draw, learn, lead, connect, understand, and problem solve.   

What is your earliest memory of selling, designing, or building something? 

When I was younger, my dad owned rental properties and some of my siblings and I would join him. It was a way for him to watch us, teach us, spend time with us, and get help from us.  I would help cosmetically renovate the spaces by painting, ripping out carpet, or filling in nail holes. I didn't necessarily build or design back then, but it definitely inspired me to strive for what I do now for a career.  

What makes our team unique?

I think what makes our team unique is that we are a small company, so we are able to connect and work with each other on any project APPRO is tackling.  I believe it makes us more efficient since we can reach out to anyone on our team with ease. 

What do you do outside of the office for fun?

I spend time with friends and family, play and listen to music, and get creative by taking on artistic projects.  


What is something people might be surprised to know about you? 

I have 5 siblings and we are in a band called 6140.  Also, I enjoy carpentry and I've built my own furniture. 

Myka recently joined the APPRO and CERRON team.  She earned a B.S. in Architectural Engineering and an M.E. in Construction Engineering & Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.  We are thrilled to add Myka's talent, energy, creativity and strong work ethic to our design team.  

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