Integrated Design Group has announced that it has hired thirteen staff in its Boston office and promoted one individual in its Dallas office. New employees join the architectural, engineering, project management, business development, and marketing groups.
The Boston headquarters adds Monty Forman, associate and architect; Geri-Ann Quinlivan, designer; Michael Proscia, designer; Zubair Kazi, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C and architect; Heather Little, architectural co-op; and John Ho, architectural co-op to the architectural staff, while Chuck Elwell joins the fire protection group and Steven Hart joins the mechanical group as a student co-op. The project management team welcomes Robert Cayer, assistant project manager; Michael Harkins, AIA, LEED AP, project manager; and Duc Vo, assistant project manager. Joseph Maggio has signed on as senior executive in the business development group, and Michelle Bramson joins the marketing department. The Dallas office has hired David Cole, electrical engineer.
“Integrated Design Group has consistently grown all of its groups this year,” said Robert Stein, AIA, LEED AP, principal of ID. “Our success emanates from our design methodology, through which architects and engineers design our focus building type, data centers, together from the beginning of each project. Technical teams are managed by one of our dedicated project managers, who also work with a business development and marketing team to effectively find new opportunities and maintain relationships with existing clients. The growth adds to the energy of our office culture; we’re pleased to add such outstanding new team members to Integrated Design Group. ”
Michelle Bramson, marketing coordinator, utilizes communication, organizational, and problem solving skills in her new role at Integrated Design Group. Previously an administrative assistant at the firm, Michelle’s strong skill set is best valued in marketing. As a marketing coordinator, she will be assisting with public relations efforts, proposal coordination, and creating marketing collateral. Her software skills include AutoCAD, Google SketchUp, InDesign, and Photoshop. Bramson earned her bachelor’s degree in interior design from East Carolina University in 2010.
Robert Cayer, assistant project manager, has more than five years of project management experience. Cayer has worked as a project assistant at Brown University, an architectural/design assistant at Maxwell Architects in Somerville, Mass., and as a project manager at Yusen Associates in Woburn, Mass. He earned his master’s degree in architecture from Northeastern University in 2010
Chuck Elwell, fire protection, has worked in the MEP industry for the past seven years. He previously worked at AKF Group, RW Sullivan, and Metcalf & Eddy. He is responsible for preparing HVAC system layout drawings, revising architectural, electrical, structural and HVAC documents to reflect “as-built” conditions. He is currently taking construction management courses at Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Monty Forman, architect, has more than six years of design experience. He previously worked at Front Inc. in New York, where his focus was museum day lighting systems, sustainable façade design, and high-rise curtain systems. Recently, he won a Decatur Modern Design Competition for a prefabricated single family residence, which is currently being marketed for sale. A graduate with a master’s in architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Forman’s technical skills include a significant number of digital design tools.
Michael Harkins AIA, LEED AP, project manager, comes to ID with 20 years of experience in architecture complemented by a deep understanding of engineering and HVAC systems. Harkins’ past experience includes working for AECOM, Whitney Atwood Norcross Associates, Inc., Commonwealth of Massachusetts, DCPO, Arnold Jacobson Associates, Inc., and Sullivan Design Group, Inc. Harkins is able to collaboratively manage a diverse team and project through extensive experience working with institutional and higher education design. A licensed architect in Massachusetts, Harkins received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Steven Hart, mechanical co-op, is a mechanical engineering student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He recently showcased his innovation through the student engineering organization “Let’s Go Design,” in which he designed and built a small wind turbine. He is currently analyzing panel heat exchange as part of an independent study in mechanical engineering. Recently, Hart was awarded an $8,000 grant from the Lemelson-MIT foundation for the design and prototyping of a remote firefighting device. He expects to graduate in 2013.
John Ho, architectural co-op, is an architecture student joining Integrated Design Group from Northeastern University for his second co-op through the school. Ho completed his first internship as an architectural design assistant at the facilities department at Northeastern University. He was the recipient of the Northeastern Architecture Student Design Award in 2009. Ho expects to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in architecture in the spring of 2013.
Zubair Kazi, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, architect, joins ID from New York City, where he graduated in 2004 from New York Institute of Technology with his bachelor’s degree in architecture. Kazi previously worked as an architect at Ennead Architects, on hazard mitigation for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and assistant project manager for William Nicholas Bodouva + Associates.
Heather Little, architectural co-op, is an architecture student from Northeastern University. She is joining Integrated Design Group after completing her first internship with Boston University’s facilities department. Little expects to graduate from Northeastern University in the spring of 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in architecture.
Joseph Maggio, senior executive, joins the business development team in a continued effort to connect Integrated Design Group with C-level executives, as well as telecom and third party data center providers, who demand energy-efficient and innovative data center design. A seasoned sales professional, his career experience includes positions at Validus Direct Current Systems, DSA Encore, and most recently at Horizon Line Technology.
Michael Proscia, architectural designer, became a member of Integrated Design Group’s architectural team after relocating to Boston from Pennsylvania. With an interest in green design and development, his previous work experience includes positions as an intern architect and marketing coordinator at CVM, and as an intern architect at The S/L/A/M Collaborative. He is active with many design competitions and collaborations and enjoys showcasing his skills. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Proscia earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 2010.
Geri-Ann Quinlivan, architectural designer, re-joins Integrated Design Group after interning with the company in 2010. A graduate of Northeastern University with a master’s degree in architecture, Quinlivan recently earned a graduate award in the category of Humanities and Art from Northeastern University for her master’s thesis, “Growing the Contaminated City: Using Phytoremediation and Risk Abatement as an Architectural Generator.” Quinlivan has previous experience at Boston Virtual Imaging as an on-site drafter, ICON Architecture as an intern, and Consigli Construction Company as a project management intern.
Duc Vo, assistant project manager, brings his architectural and technical skills to Integrated Design Group, including previous experience from Maloney Properties where he performed all aspects of construction management. Vo has held many architectural and project management internships with companies such as Marc Truant & Associates, DesignLab Architects, Arrowstreet, Harvard Real Estate Services Project Management, and Modern Continental Construction Company. He graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s of science degree in architecture in 2009.
David Cole, PE, electrical engineer, has 20 years of experience in the field. He holds his professional engineering license in Arizona, Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. His previous employment includes, Walker Engineering Inc., ADP Marshall, Page Southerland Page, and Lockwood Greene. Cole has worked on multiple building types, which augment his previous data center experience. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Akron in 1991.
Due to the surge in new hires, Integrated Design Group is planning to move its Dallas office to a larger space at the end of the year and is expanding the Boston headquarters. The firm has also opened up a support office in Tysons Corner, Virginia as it seeks to gain more traction in the government and third party provider markets.