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 Elizabeth Nassikas and Kathleen Gerner AIA

Philip Chen AIA, President of Ann Beha Architects, has announced the promotions of Elizabeth Nassikas and Kathleen Gerner AIA to Senior Associate.

Elizabeth Nassikas has been named Senior Associate of Practice Management, providing oversight of firm and business operations. With a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and more than 18 years of experience with business operations, Elizabeth brings particular strengths in firm management to ABA’s practice.

Joining ABA in 2011, Katie Gerner is a Senior Project Manager, leading ABA’s expansion and renewal of the US Embassy in Athens Greece; the award winning Saieh Hall for Economics at the University of Chicago and currently, the School of Education expansion at the University of Pennsylvania. Her contributions to ABA include her project management and design skills, mentoring, and technical leadership.

Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix, announced today that it has named three new principals to the firm, Derek Noble AIA, LEED AP, Alison F. Rainey AIA, and Chris Waltz AIA, LEED AP.

A design leader at Shepley Bulfinch since 2009, Alison focuses on designing environments and spaces for living, learning and healing for clients and their communities. She is passionate about fostering cross-functional collaborative design processes to create projects that have a positive impact on the environment and society. Alison’s expertise is grounded in urban infill, adaptive re-use and multifaceted renovations, as well as large scale new construction.  She has led design teams in the delivery of projects mixed-use/affordable housing, student housing, campus centers, libraries, hospitals, retail environments, and STEM projects.

Arrowstreet welcomes new hires Marissa Fabrizio, Abigail Gervais, Anthony Sanchez AIA, and Benjamin Thomas.

Douglas Flandro

CambridgeSeven has promoted Douglas Flandro, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, to Associate in recognition of his sustainable design leadership and advancing the firm’s commitment to the AIA 2030 Challenge.

Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix, announced today that it has named three new principals to the firm, Derek Noble AIA, LEED AP, Alison F. Rainey AIA, and Chris Waltz AIA, LEED AP.

Chris brings more than 20 years of experience designing academic and healthcare facilities of increasing size and complexity in the U.S. and Europe. His healthcare experience focuses on managing projects of all sizes and scales, including bed towers, ambulatory facilities, cancer centers, academic medical centers, and specialty centers. He thrives working with healthcare planners to transform a planning solution into a functional, efficient, and sustainable building. His academic design experience focuses on social academic spaces such as student centers, residence halls, and libraries, and he thrives at using design to convey the importance of these spaces to the informal learning process on campus. Chris brings a strong technical background to his projects with special expertise in accessibility, sustainability, and building technology.

Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix, announced today that it has named three new principals to the firm, Derek Noble AIA, LEED AP, Alison F. Rainey AIA, and Chris Waltz AIA, LEED AP.

As an architect, designer, and artist, Derek is driven by a collaborative process and creative problem solving, which lead to imaginative and thoughtfully designed projects. His exceptional design and visualization skills result in compelling environments that yield memorable experiences. Responding to the specifics of each project, Derek strives to find the balance between space and place-making, and his expertise ranges from complex renovations to new construction projects with challenging programmatic requirements. Derek contributes more than 25 years of design experience in architectural and interior design, space programming and planning, site design, and construction methodology to his new role at Shepley Bulfinch.

Firm principals of HMFH Architects: Julia Nugent, Tina Stanislaski, George Metzg

HMFH Architects, a nationally-recognized education planning and design firm, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. Founded in 1969, Cambridge-based HMFH pioneered a groundbreaking, community-based approach to creating learning environments known for innovation, sustainability, and durability.

Justin Crane AIA

CambridgeSeven has promoted Justin Crane AIA, to Associate Principal. Justin, who serves on the AIA National Ethics Council, is recognized for his design leadership on project work and among peers.

Kyle Slifer

JCJ Architecture announces the addition of Kyle Slifer to its Design Staff in its Boston Office. Kyle’s prior experience includes a variety of Hospitality projects such as Canopy by Hilton: Boston, Moxy Downtown Boston, and The Long Wharf Hotel in Newport, RI. He received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Temple University in Philadelphia and his Master of Architecture from Northeastern University in Boston.

Lori Cowles AIA

HMFH Architects is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Cowles AIA, LEED AP as president. A principal and project leader, Lori joined HMFH in 1995 and today leads education and civic design projects for the Cambridge-based, Women-Owned firm. As part of the HMFH’s continuing leadership transition, Lori succeeds longtime president George Metzger AIA, who will continue as a director and senior principal with a focus on client relations, practice strategy, and leadership development.