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DRA Architects welcomes John Tindall-Gibson who recently joined as Learning Environment Planner. Building upon DRA’s success in the education market, John will draw from his more than 30 years of experience as an educator in his new role. He will work in collaboration with the existing education team and be based in the Connecticut studio. Before joining DRA, John 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. He has taught courses at the community college and graduate school levels and presented at national education conferences. John earned his PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Arizona.

DREAM Collaborative welcomes Jonathan Garland Assoc. AIA as Associate Principal.

MBE architecture and urban development firm adds accomplished design leader to its growing practice.

Cavanaugh Tocci Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of Aaron Farbo, LEED AP BD+C, to Associate Principal Consultant within the acoustics group.

JCJ Architecture welcomes Junfei Chen to its Design Staff team in its Boston Office. He received his Master of Architecture from Texas A&M University and is working on his second Master’s Degree.

DRA Architects welcomes John Tindall-Gibson who recently joined as Learning Environment Planner. Building upon DRA’s success in the education market, John will draw from his more than 30 years of experience as an educator in his new role. He will work in collaboration with the existing education team and be based in the Connecticut studio. Before joining DRA, John 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. He has taught courses at the community college and graduate school levels and presented at national education conferences. John earned his PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Arizona.

At a time when healthcare institutions are looking for innovative solutions to help simplify systems and reduce costs, Perkins+Will’s Boston studio has hired Ron Gorham  Assoc. AIA as principal and practice leader for the sector. Gorham’s 25-year career in healthcare planning, design, and management will help broaden the firm’s industry presence and expand its regional expertise nationwide.

Gorham will join healthcare principal Chuck Siconolfi at the Boston studio of Perkins+Will, where clients include Maine Medical Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and Nemours Children’s Hospital.

“We help clients think strategically about their operations, using design as an economic driver, resiliently and sustainably. Everything we do is backed by data and we work nationally across offices to share ideas and to arrive at new solutions that challenge existing typologies,” Gorham said. 

JCJ Architecture announces the addition of Tao Zhang as a Design Technician to its Boston office. Tao comes to the firm with experience in adaptive reuse of childcare and administrative office buildings and mixed-use housing.

TRO is now the Boston office of SmithGroupJJR. This is the 11th U.S. office for SmithGroupJJR, in addition to its location in Shanghai, China. The Boston office will be led by Mark Jussaume Assoc. AIA, PE, LEED AP, who has been with the firm since 1990 and most recently served as TRO’s CEO. 

DREAM Collaborative welcomes Jonathan Garland Assoc. AIA as Associate Principal.

MBE architecture and urban development firm adds accomplished design leader to its growing practice.

SV Design, Siemasko + Verbridge, welcomes Fjoreta Sulaj as Project Designer.

Margulies Perruzzi Architects welcomes John Fowler AIA as Associate Principal in Health+Science Studio.

Seasoned architect brings technical expertise in designing hospitals, medical campuses, pharmacies, and laboratories.

Bechtel Frank Erickson Architects has expanded its leadership group to welcome new members Adina Fuller RA, Blaise LaPorta AIA, and Jesse Widtfeldt who have been promoted to Associates. Fuller has more than 20 years of experience in architecture and planning. Since joining BFE in 1998, she has amassed a broad range of design experiences including residential, educational, commercial, and laboratory projects. LaPorta has been with the firm for 6 years, focusing on the design of single-family, assisted living, and laboratory projects. As a member of the firm for 12 years, Widtfeldt has led several multifamily and senior housing developments as well as designs for commercial and single-family residences.

SV Design, Siemasko + Verbridge, welcomes Ben Scott to the company as Project Manager.

Fame/Projects

Ai +ARCHITECTURE announces the completion of the residential towers of the OVAL, a new urban resort community located at Sanya, on China's Hainan Island.  Ai is providing master planning, architectural, and landscape architectural design for the 1,700,000 square foot development. Dee Schweppe (DSLI) provided lighting design services. The project is designed to be responsive to the tropical environmental conditions utilizing building orientation, natural ventilation, solar shading, and extensive gardens with permeable paving areas over underground parking to minimize heat island conditions. The development program includes six 28-floor condominium towers, plus a 280-key Hilton hotel, a 250-unit Oakwood serviced apartment complex, pedestrian-oriented retail uses, and a kindergarten-community center.

Chief Architectural Officer James E. LaPosta, Jr., FAIA, LEED AP and Senior Associate James Hoagland, AIA, LEED AP presented a case study of the Fairchild Interdistrict Magnet Campus at the 2017 ED Spaces Conference in Kansas City last October. “Closing the Opportunity Gap” 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 has been selected to provide architectural services for the Connecticut River Academy Magnet High School Advanced Manufacturing Annex on the Goodwin College campus. Located along the Connecticut River in East Hartford, this state-of-the-art laboratory facility will provide students with hands-on experiences featuring cutting-edge technology and tools. Students work with college faculty starting in grade 9 and can take courses for college credit starting in grade 11, as the curriculum crosses the divide between academic and real-world learning. This $10.5 million project will involve a 15,340-square-foot stand-alone building that will house the educational annex connected to the college’s Connecticut River Academy manufacturing program. Construction is anticipated to begin this April, with completion in August 2019.

JCJ Architecture has been selected by Prince George Community College in Largo, MD 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.

Midland Construction Corporation’s new and recent work includes renovations for Jones Lang LaSalle at One Financial Center 4th Floor Common Areas with Dyer Brown, TI upgrades for KForce at 600 Atlantic Ave with Fusion Design Consultants, and office renovations for Eaton Vance at One International Place with CBT Architects.

Fame/Remembering

Wagdy Anis FAIA: December 3, 1941–March 10, 2018. Read more.

Chris Walsh AIA: 1952–May 2, 2018. Read more.