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Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Theresa Harris AIA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C to Principal. Harris has been with SBA for 4 years in her previous role as Associate Principal, serving as a senior healthcare planner and architect for SBA’s Sterling Planning Alliance. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from University of Michigan.

Carole C. Wedge FAIA, LEED AP, president of Shepley Bulfinch, has been selected as a member of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC). Formed in 2010, the GRC convenes Boston’s top business, institutional, and civic leaders to develop climate resilience and carbon-mitigation strategies that support the City’s Climate Action Plan.

Eddie Widofsky AIA, LEED AP BD+C, MCPPO has been promoted to Associate Principal. He has been with SBA for 3 years in his previous role as Senior Associate. Widofsky has over 20 years of experience working throughout a range of market sectors including academic, municipal, and healthcare projects. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Southern California. 

DRA Architects welcomes John Tindall-Gibson PhD who recently joined as Learning Environment Planner. Building upon DRA’s success in the education market, Tindall-Gibson will draw from his more than 30 years of experience as an educator to assist him in his new role. He will work in collaboration with the existing education team and be based in the firm's Connecticut studio. Before joining DRA, he served as Superintendent of Schools at Naugatuck Public Schools in Connecticut. He has worked as a high school teacher, K-8 and middle school administrator, and superintendent in four school districts in Arizona, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Tindall-Gibson earned his PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Arizona.

JCJ Architecture congratulates Hannah Cushman on becoming a WELL Accredited Professional.

Reiko Kagawa, LC, LEED AP, BD+C was recently promoted to Principal at Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting. She has been with the firm since 2004 and leads many prestigious academic, commercial, hospitality and research projects.

JCJ Architecture welcomes Lorenzo Mattii AIA to its Boston office as Design Principal.

Ariana Baird has been promoted to Designer/Manager. Baird has been with SBA for 4 years in her previous role as Design/Drafter II designing interiors for various healthcare projects and is currently working on the Putnam Hospital emergency department expansion project in Carmel, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Radford University.

Tony Miniscalco AIA, LEED AP has been promoted to Senior Associate. Miniscalco has been with SBA for 5 years in his previous role as Associate. He has 20 years of experience and has gained expertise in a variety of project types including healthcare, corporate-commercial, residential, and elderly housing developments. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Design and Engineering from University of Central Florida and a Master of Architecture from Boston Architectural College.

Lens, a creative consulting studio of national architecture firm Shepley Bulfinch focused on helping organizations improve performance through innovation, consensus and engagement, announced in October that Principal Strategist Lauren Janney, EDAC, LEED AP has joined the Emergency Medicine Advisory Board at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for a three-year term.

Tim Pranaitis has been promoted to Design/Drafter II. Pranaitis has been with SBA for 6 months in his previous role as DD1. He serves as SBA’s sustainability co-chair and helps lead the firm’s commitment to the energy reduction of its projects through the AIA 2030 Commitment. Pranatitis holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from Roger Williams University.

DRA Architects announces that Jim Barrett AIA, Principal, and Greg Smolley AIA, Senior Project Manager, recently received the Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) designation, a mark of excellence developed to reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities of a competent educational facility planner.

Tyler Harriott has been promoted to Design/Drafter II. Harriott has been with SBA for almost a year in his previous role as DDI. He has worked on a range of project types including municipal and healthcare projects. Harriott holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from Roger Williams University.

JCJ Architecture announces the addition of Jean Wang AIA, LEED AP BD+C to the firm as Associate, Senior Project Architect.

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The Woodland Elementary School, designed by HMFH Architects for the Town of Milford, was awarded the William W. Caudill Citation as the top-ranked K-12 design entry in the 2017 American School & University Architectural Portfolio Competition. Welcoming 985 students in grades 3-5, the Woodland School is one of the largest elementary schools in the state.

The Stadium Drive Residence Halls, a 202,027-square-foot, 708-bed facility at the University of Arkansas, is the nation’s first large-scale mass timber residence hall project and living learning setting. A design collaborative led by Leers Weinzapfel Associates (Boston), Modus Studio (Fayetteville, Arkansas), Mackey Mitchell Architects (St. Louis), and OLIN (Philadelphia), created the project, now under construction. Crafted with a palette of timber, glass, and metal, it is a bold demonstration of sustainability that signifies a path to potential economic development for Arkansas’s burgeoning timber industry.

Chief Architectural Officer James E. LaPosta, Jr. FAIA, LEED AP and Senior Associate James Hoagland AIA, LEED AP presented a case study of the MacConnell Award-winning Fairchild Interdistrict Magnet Campus at the 2017 ED Spaces Conference in Kansas City in October. Entitled “Closing the Opportunity Gap,” the session explored ways in which planning and design brought form to far-reaching educational vision and how the school is achieving remarkable results with students in its first three years of operation.

JCJ Architecture is pleased to announce that construction has commenced on the University of Connecticut’s new Student Recreation Center. The new 200,000-square-foot Rec Center will be located in the center of the university’s main Storrs campus and will include activity space for cardiovascular and strength training, a running track, and a wellness center in addition to basketball, squash, and racquetball courts. The $74 million project has been designed in collaboration with Moody Nolan, one of the nation’s preeminent designers of sports and recreation facilities. The project is expected to open in January of 2019.

The Boston office of Cresa, the world’s largest tenant-only commercial real estate firm, and TRIA, a partner-led architecture firm with a focus on science/technology and commercial organizations, have completed three new office projects for Boston-area companies: Folium Capital, Newton Scientific, and Sverica Capital Management. Cresa provided advisory and project management services and TRIA provided interior architecture and corporate design services for all three projects.

JCJ Architecture has been selected by Prince George Community College in Largo, Maryland, to undertake design for renovations and expansions to the college’s main academic building, Marlboro Hall. The project will involve full renovation of the existing 130,000-square-foot structure and construction of a 100,000-square-foot addition. The design team presented a vision for the dramatic reinvention of the existing 1970’s building to become a dynamic hub academic and to take a new place on this progressive community college campus. Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2019, with completion in the fall of 2022.

Lake|Flato Architects and Shepley Bulfinch announced the grand opening of Austin’s New Central Library, a civic-minded, community gathering space in the heart of downtown, overlooking Shoal Creek and Lady Bird Lake. As the western portal to downtown and terminus to Second Street, the library celebrates the Texas city’s investment in revitalizing west downtown. A LEED Platinum-designed project within the Seaholm EcoDistrict, the library demonstrates the city’s continued dedication to exemplary sustainable design. 

Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of New England’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announced today the completion of a new, 694,000-square-foot global customer fulfillment center for Boston Scientific Corporation, a worldwide developer, manufacturer, and marketer of medical devices. Located on Squantum Point in Quincy, Massachusetts, the state-of-the-art facility expands and modernizes the company’s logistics and distribution functions, and aligns with the goals of the company’s Global Facilities Master Plan. Boston Scientific selected MPA to design the interior fit-out and building envelope renovations for this sustainably designed building, which was completed in September 2017.

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