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Finegold Alexander Architects has promoted Lara Pfadt AIA to Sustainability Coordinator for her ongoing leadership in achieving the firm’s AIA 2030 commitment and goals.

Larissa Brown, of Stantec’s Urban Places, has earned the prestigious honor of induction to the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) College of Fellows. Brown is one of just over 600 planning professionals in the country with the FAICP designation, which recognizes excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, community service, and leadership. Brown, based in Boston, is a principal in Stantec’s Urban Places, an interdisciplinary team of urban planning, design, mobility, and resilience experts. Throughout her 25 years in the industry, she has been committed to advancing smarter growth, urban revitalization, equitable community development, sustainability, and resilience. As such, Brown provides leadership within the firm’s comprehensive planning practice and resilience groups.

SmithGroup welcomes Laurie DaForno AIA, LEED AP, as a project architect with the Boston office’s Science and Technology studio. Laurie has 15 years of experience in the planning, design and construction of large, complex projects, and is excited to help expand SmithGroup’s Science & Technology presence in New England.

Kaplan Construction president named to ENR New England’s 2018 Top Young Professionals list. Nate Peck awarded prestigious honor for industry involvement.

Finegold Alexander Architects has appointed Robert Law AIA an Associate of the firm.

SV Design (Siemasko + Verbridge) welcomes Sandra Harrison to our Chatham office. She brings her knowledge of customer service, graphic design, and marketing to support the SV team with artistic production and administration. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications Media from Fitchburg State University.

GUND Partnership has promoted Scott Westerbeke AIA, LEED AP to Associate. Scott joined GUND in 2004 and has worked on a large variety of project types during his tenure, including studio art facilities, dining halls, and student housing for higher education institutions; art galleries; and high-end residential projects.

GUND Partnership welcomes Steve Dadagian AIA, LEED AP BD+C as Principal. Steve spent much of his early career at GUND. After managing his own practice and serving in a senior role at a local architecture firm, Steve returns as one of four Principals of the firm. Working with the leadership team, Steve will focus on innovative learning environments that respond to changing pedagogies and ideals.

Bechtel Frank Erickson Architects congratulates its two new Registered Architects: Arthur M. Love IV, and Taylor Theriault Assoc. AIA.

GUND Partnership welcomes Valerie Puchades CPSM as Director of Marketing. With her background in strategic planning, she will be helping GUND identify the challenges its clients are facing today and into the future. This knowledge will help GUND’s architects continue to deliver innovative buildings that solve their clients’ most pressing challenges.