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BOSTON – SGA, an award-winning national architecture, interior design, planning, branding, and virtual design and construction practice based in Boston and New York City, announced that it has expanded its offices in Boston and New York City and hired six new architects and interior designers .
In addition to these six new hires, SGA has already added nine architects and interior designers to its growing teams in Boston and New York City. SGA’s newest employees are Nathaniel Boggs, LEED AP BD + C, AIA, BSA, project designer; Emily Ottinger, LEED GA, Job Captain; Andrei Sdrula, AIA, LEED AP BD + C, project architect; Ashton Schlundt, NCARB, project designer; Scott Harrison, project architect; and Nick Loughrey, project designer.
“As SGA celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, we are excited to welcome our customers on board our second group of talented architects and designers at the highest level in the life sciences, academic institutions and interior design sectors,” said Al Spagnolo, AIA , NCARB and President and Founding Partner at SGA. “For the past thirty years we’ve made it our business to attract the best talent and use the latest technology to get the best design projects done faster. As today’s work environment continues to change enormously, we will continue to attract great experts and bring innovative design projects to market. “
You can find more information on SGA’s newest team members here:
Nathaniel Boggs, LEED AP BD + C, AIA, BSA
Nathaniel Boggs plays a vital role at SGA. At the beginning of a new assignment, he conducts site analyzes and mass studies and steers the project through phases of zoning, permissions and schematic design. Most of Boggs’ work focuses on the life sciences field. He particularly welcomes the opportunity to design laboratories and research facilities as these usually incorporate advanced construction techniques and high sustainability standards. Before Boggs joined SGA in January 2021, he was a project designer at CambridgeSeven. Projects he has completed include: a performance room in Boston, an aquarium in California, and a Community Resilience Pod that was created in a shipping container in Florida for a nonprofit organization. Boggs earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Maine.
Emily Ottinger, LEED GA
Emily Ottinger brings expertise from various industries and roles to her position at SGA. Not only does she enjoy design development in establishing schematic approaches, but also the more detailed tasks associated with site management and documentation. Ottinger mainly focuses on life sciences. However, her experience spans academic, commercial, personal and cultural assignments as well as a wide range of project types including Core & Shell, interior repositioning and BIM modeling. She deepened her skills in these areas at Studios, MBB Architects, Ann Beha Architects and most recently at CBT Architects. Ottinger received a Masters of Architecture from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Wellesley College.
Andrei Sdrula, AIA, LEED AP BD + C.
SGA’s focus on design and technology drew Andrei Sdrula into the company. In his new role, he takes every opportunity to apply the latest BIM tools to complex projects ranging from core and shell construction to adaptive reuse and repositioning. Sdrula particularly enjoys working in laboratory and research facilities that present him with the challenges that he welcomes. Previously, Sdrula was a senior architect at WeWork in New York City. In this function, he programmed, designed and supervised the construction of co-working spaces. Before joining WeWork, he worked for five years as a project manager at Kliment Halsband Architects, where he developed a specialty in a variety of institutional assignments that included complex trade coordination and many different phases. Sdrula received his Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.
Ashton Schlundt, NCARB
SGA’s project managers rely on Ashton Schlundt to ensure that every stage of a commission is fruitful. His favorite stage is concept design because it offers so much flexibility, but he also enjoys his many other duties including drawing, documenting, code compliance, and site management. Since joining SGA, Schlundt has focused primarily on life sciences, but his previous experience has focused on multi-family and residential real estate. He deepened his expertise in these areas at EMBARC, where he worked as a designer for almost two years. Schlundt received his Bachelor and Master of Architecture from the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Scott Harrison’s interest in carbon neutrality, lean construction and design technologies led him to move to SGA in December 2020. As a member of the company’s interior and architecture offices, he helps to combine concepts and constructibility in a large number of life science projects. His goal is to keep customers “excited” at every stage of an assignment – long after the first ideas are presented. Harrison previously worked as a project architect at TRIA, Inc. During his five-year tenure, he focused on integrating technology into the construction of laboratories, corporate interiors, and core & shell structures. Scott earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.
Nick Loughrey, who specializes in life sciences, approaches each project with a view to integrating architecture and technology. It automates workflows and examines design options using advanced modeling methods. At the same time, it encourages the use and research of computing tools in the office. He applies these skills to different areas of activity: architecture, BIM and virtual design and construction (VDC). Loughrey previously worked as an architect at Shepley Bulfinch in Boston, where he focused on healthcare. It was here that he also developed a keen interest in sustainable design, which he believes goes hand in hand with technological advances. Loughrey received a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University.