FlansburghArchitects

Team

Our project teams are comprised of highly experienced staff members, who combine their knowledge and creativity to devise beautiful, integrated, and sustainable design solutions. Our average staff tenure is ten years; our average level of experience is fifteen years; two thirds of our architects are LEED certified. To ensure consistency and a high degree of personal service for our clients, we maintain the same core team throughout a project and our four principals are personally involved in every design.


Leadership

David Croteau, President, AIA, LEED AP

Mr. Croteau serves as the President and Principal of Flansburgh Architects. He has over 30 years of experience managing, planning, and designing projects throughout the US, and over 30 countries overseas. David directs efforts to extend Flansburgh’s geographic reach and its capacity to deliver contemporary, culturally sensitive projects in a wide range of environmental conditions. He specializes in public, private, and international arts and educational institutions. For each project David combines his strong commitment to sustainability, design innovation, authenticity and craft with careful attention to the needs of his clients.

Jorge Cruz, Exec. Vice President, AIA, LEED AP

Mr. Cruz has more than thirty-three years of experience in project management, architectural design, contract documents, and construction administration. His areas of expertise include accessibility design, specifications, and code compliance, and through his careful planning and cost control, he brings large-scale renovations and new construction in on-time and significantly under budget.

Kent Kovacs, Senior Vice President, AIA, LEED AP

Mr. Kovacs has nearly twenty-five years of experience in master planning and architectural design for a variety of building types. His representative projects include numerous independent and K–12 public schools and college and university facilities as well as commercial/retail and mixed-use buildings. Mr. Kovacs recent projects include St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, MA and Nauset Regional High School located on the National Seashore.

Joseph Marshall, Vice President, AIA

As a designer and planner, Joe is dedicated to the realization of memorable spaces. His representative projects include public and private educational institutions, civic and performing arts facilities, and residential estates across six continents. He advocates for streamlined Building Information Modeling (BIM) to aid in design communication, and coordination.

Madeleine Le, Associate, AIA, LEED AP

Throughout the design process, Madeleine integrates her devotion to sustainability and attention to detail, enriching the occupant’s experience in the space. With over 21 years of experience in master planning, architectural design, and project management for a variety of building types, she has led teams on independent and public K-12 schools, colleges and universities, as well as municipal buildings. Madeleine descends from Vietnamese carpenters who have instilled in her a love for craftsmanship and envelope design.

Vince Dubé, Senior Associate, AIA, LEED AP

Since joining Flansburgh Architects in 1995, Vince has been the Project Manager/Architect and design team member for numerous public education projects involving both renovation and new construction. He has over thirty-three years of experience and an architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Daithi Blair, Associate, AIA

Daithi has more than fifteen years of experience in master planning, architectural design and construction administration specializing in educational, residential and arts facilities in a variety of construction types. Recent projects include Jacob's Pillow's Ted Shawn Theatre, Wilbraham & Monson Academy's Athenaeum, a new student center for the Perkiomen School and Williston Northampton School's Residential Quadrangle.

Naomi Levine, Associate, AIA

Naomi draws from a joint technical and design background with degrees in both physics and architectural design. She has experience with room acoustics and predictive sound modeling and is particularly interested in the implementation of computational design strategies. She is currently working on a new middle school for Esperanza Academy, a tuition free school for girls in Lawrence, MA. In her free time Naomi enjoys woodworking, singing, and being in nature.


Studio

Bill Beatrice, Project Architect, AIA

Bill has over 30 years of experience in project management, contract administration, and architectural design. He acted as Project Manager for a number of projects for St. John’s Preparatory School. His portfolio consists mostly of school projects including new construction, addition/renovation, and facilities assessments. He resides in Hawaii and is currently working on the Liliuokalani Trust project.

Christina Schaller, Project Architect, AIA, NOMA

Christina joined Flansburgh in 2018 and is currently working on the Liliuokalani Trust, supporting the construction administration process on a complex and inspiring renovation project. Her interests outside of work include traveling, reading, mentoring and fellowshipping with her church and peer communities.

Roberta Nardi, Project Architect, RA

Roberta is an experienced architect with over a decade of experience designing a diverse range of building types in Europe and North America. After graduating from Università Iuav di Venezia in Italy and acquiring her European architect license, she served as project manager for several design competitions in Paris, Rome, and Milan, including the Renovation of the Poste du Louvre and the winning designs for the new BNL-BNP Paribas Headquarters, Dallara Academy, and Bank of Italy Headquarters.

Russell Higgins, Project Architect, AIA

Russell has over 26 years of experience. His work has ranged from large-scale commercial, to mixed-use, to libraries, K-12 schools, and higher education. Outside of the office, Russ is a competitive weightlifter and was the bronze medalist in the M45/109 division at the Master’s Weightlifting World Championships this past December.

Rita Doummar, Project Architect, RA

Rita is a motivated and enthusiastic professional with 15+ years of experience in the architectural design field. She has experience at a wide range of architectural sectors, all where she has been tied to design, project/client management, marketing and business development. She is also an ambitious adjunct professor who enjoys cultivating the minds of young graduates. Outside of work she is a travel enthusiast, scout girl and ballroom dancer.

Peter Gaudreau, Construction Administration Specialist, Assoc. AIA, LEED GA

Pete has over 30 years of experience in Construction Administration, taking projects through the Bidding, Addendum, Construction and Closeout Phases. Engaging in a diverse range of endeavors, he has dedicated his efforts to an array of projects, primarily focusing on K-12 Schools, Colleges and Universities, and Public Safety Buildings. Outside of work he enjoys camping with his family and playing hockey.

Jennifer Jabs, Project Architect, AIA, NCARB, OAA

Jennifer has more than twenty years of experience in the architecture and design field. Demonstrating acute attention to detail and a strong collaborative ethos, she has overseen a broad spectrum of projects varying in scale and intricacy, facilitating seamless teamwork among stakeholders.

Brian Hores, BIM Manager, AIA

With over 23 years of extensive experience in architectural design, contract document production, and construction administration, Brian is a seasoned professional with a specialized focus on BIM and CAD modeling for diverse building types. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated expertise in handling projects related to public and private educational facilities, municipalities, and residential institutions.

Richard Armitstead, Project Architect, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Richard has more than 20 years of professional construction management and architectural experience that covers many areas of both planning and technical project development including programming, agency approvals, construction documentation, project management, and construction management. He has worked on a diversified range of project types including life-sciences laboratories, healthcare, educational, and mixed-use commercial across the country, as well as overseas.

Mike Banks, Designer

Mike provides invaluable support by building physical models, creating CAD models, and developing visualizations that help bring ideas to life. Outside of work, Mike's passions extend to Golden-Age Illustration, where he appreciates the timeless artistry it embodies. He also finds fulfillment in free artistic expression, reading, and playtime with his children.

Jessica Libby, Architectural Designer

Jessica finds the most exhilarating aspect of architecture lies in the ability to make daily spaces beautiful. Her focus on designing for public schools has been particularly fulfilling, as it allows her to play a significant role in shaping the learning and growth experiences of students. Beyond her architectural endeavors, she is an avid runner, having participated in three Boston Marathons in support of Boston Children's Hospital. Additionally, Jessica’s creative pursuits extend to the realm of baking and cake decorating.

Alex Diaz, Architectural Designer

Alex has 9 years of experience in residential, developer, institutional, installation, and graphic design projects. Prior to Flansburgh, He was a designer and project manager at NADAAA for 5 years specializing in design excellence. Projects include the new Massachusetts Institute of Technology Site 4 Development, the MBTA Kendall Station, and Harvard Art Museums, each winning numerous international awards.

Nitya Charugundla, Architectural Designer

Nitya joined Flansburgh after completing her studies at Syracuse University's School of Architecture. Prior to her association with Flansburgh, she honed her skills as a Freelance Product Designer at AGRIOWA. In this capacity, she held the position of lead designer, spearheading the schematic design phase for an innovative startup dedicated to leveraging technology to minimize waste during harvesting processes. Nitya oversaw the creation and testing of multiple iterations.

Will Merrill, Architectural Designer

Will draws from a background in both economics and architectural design. Prior to his time working at Flansburgh, his work largely centered around the intersection of urban design and economics, which eventually led him to return to school to study architecture at the University of Virginia. Will plays the guitar, and founded Citrus Surfboards, where he designed and manufactured a line of surfboards for a variety of skill levels and wave types.

Zach Mang, Architectural Designer

Zach is interested in working with others to create unique spaces that inspire. He has been working on Bartlett High School to create a cohesive plan centered around educational needs and the school’s strong sense of community.

Bob Soorian, Controller

Bob is the Controller at Flansburgh, where he has held the position since 2008. He has a strong financial acumen and a comprehensive understanding of the architectural industry. Beyond his professional responsibilities, Bob is a dedicated New England sports enthusiast, keeping the office informed and engaged with updates on the latest performances of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics.

Aubrey Daviau, Administrative Liaison & Digital Marketing Assistant

Aubrey, with a background in Arts Management, leverages their strong administrative and management skills in this role. With extensive experience in various theater and dance spaces, Aubrey has a proven track record of ensuring the success of many productions. When not in the office, Aubrey spends their time with their kittens and many houseplants, although the two don't always get along.

Sarah Ryan-Theroux, Marketing Coordinator

Sarah is a marketing professional with a background in art, design and visual merchandising. She drives performance through brand identity, presentation, and working collaboratively with others. Outside of work she enjoys exploring nature and channeling her creativity into the realm of art.


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