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Kyle Slifer
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.

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.

Lori Cowles AIA
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.

Robert Bander AIA
Robert Bander AIA

CambridgeSeven has promoted Robert Bander AIA, to Senior Associate in recognition of his significant contributions to complex project coordination and client service.

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

Douglas Flandro
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.

Sarmad Marzuq
Sarmad Marzuq

JCJ Architecture welcomes Sarmad Marzuq to its Design Staff in its Boston Office. Sarmad received his Bachelor of Applied Science, Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology and his Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon.

 Elizabeth Nassikas and Kathleen Gerner AIA
 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.

Michael Pardek AIA
Michael Pardek AIA

SMMA has appointed Michael Pardek AIA, to Principal.

Justin Crane AIA
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.

Stephanie Herring Assoc. AIA
Stephanie Herring Assoc. AIA

CambridgeSeven has promoted Stephanie Herring Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to Associate. Stephanie is an advocate for emerging architects and is currently Vice Chair of the AIA National Associates Committee.

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

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.

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.

Nick Koulbanis AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Nick Koulbanis AIA, LEED AP BD+C

SMMA has appointed Nick Koulbanis AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to Principal.

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JCJ Architecture is pleased to be working with the University of Connecticut on renovations to the Freitas Hockey Arena. Built in 1998, the Freitas Arena is a dated facility that lacks amenities that have become a benchmark in NCAA Division I hockey. Renovations include making updates to the team locker rooms and lounges, training room, weight room and administrative/office spaces. Additionally, wall graphics with UConn’s team branding will be incorporated throughout.

Arrowstreet recently completed the restaurant, Bar Mercato, located within the new Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall. Inspired by the open markets of Europe, Bar Mercato offers a meaningful sense of connection to a charming past.

D’Agostino Izzo Quirk Architects has been chosen by The City of Worcester to design Polar Park. The new baseball park will be a 10,000 seat state of the art facility, and the future home of the Triple A affiliate of The Boston Red Sox.

Located in Worcester’s Canal District, the Park will be designed to integrate into the fabric of the City. It will serve the inhabitants as an athletic venue and as a resource for community meetings, public gatherings a place to relax and play.

Ground breaking is scheduled for July 2019 with completion for the 2021 season.

JCJ Architecture is working with the Manchester Essex Community on the replacement of the Manchester Memorial Elementary School, which passed referendum by both the towns of Manchester and Essex this past November. The plan will accommodate a new school for 330 students, grades PreK-5, on the existing site in a new building that will be completed in phases. The project team has worked with the community to design a welcoming building that will support 21st century teaching and learning and maintain community after-hours use.

Shepley Bulfinch celebrates Groundbreaking at Timber Lane Community Center. New building serves as gateway between neighborhoods and Cypress Creek Park.

PTC Relocates to 250,000 SF Global Headquarters in Boston’s Seaport District.

Cresa and Margulies Perruzzi Architects lead project team to deliver PTC’s transformational, technology-rich workplace at 121 Seaport Blvd.

JCJ Architecture is working with the University of Saint Joseph, a private Catholic and recent co-educational college, to renovate and expand the existing O’Connell Athletic Center into a new, energized, central Basketball Arena and athletics venue. The new athletics expansion will also meet the needs of a growing number of students either looking to continue their sports careers or others pursuing degrees in athletic training, sports management or physical education and sports studies.

Arrowstreet recently completed Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall, a 163-room, 12-story boutique hotel in downtown Boston. A design/build collaboration with Island Exterior Fabricators the pre-fabricated façade meets the project’s high detail design intent while staying within budget and was installed in only 13 days. The hotel is a part of the Congress Square Redevelopment also planned and design by Arrowstreet.

Arrowstreet recently completed BKBX, Brooklyn Boulder’s newest facility that is more than a typical fitness gym. BKBX offers so much under one roof: TRX workouts, monkey space, fitness studio, adventure bar, recovery studio with cryotherapy, infrared sauna and treatment space, training classes, and high end showers and lockers.  Oh, and climbing walls.

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