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S&A Welcomes Diane Abate, Architect & Project Manager to Their Team

diane-abate_colorRecently relocating to southern Vermont, Diane brings to S&A over 20 years of experience in the field of design and architecture.  She earned her Bachelor of Science: Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture: Architecture degrees from CUNY Spitzer School of Architecture graduating with honors and receiving an Excellence in Design and Best Thesis Project awards.  Prior to joining S&A, Diane was an Associate with Peter Gisolfi Associates located in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.  Diane looks forward to applying her extensive knowledge of project management, building design and construction document production to her new projects, and is excited to play a role in the design and development of her new surroundings.

S&A Architectural Designer Shares Experiences From Europe

S&A Architectural Designer, Jillian Tomaselli a recipient of the Tai Soo Kim Traveling Fellowship is traveling throughout Europe visiting residential buildings in London, a nature center and museum in Helsinki, and an office building in Zurich.   Jillian wrote, “We’ve learned from our conversations with the architects that there’s definitely a challenging learning curve involved the first time an office designs with CLT, but often those challenges are outweighed by the benefits, such as schedule, sustainability, etc.”   Below are photographs Jillian has shared demonstrating a mixed use building and a CLT building under construction in London, part of a nature center in Helsinki, and the lobby of an office building in Zurich.  Thank you, Jillian for sharing your experiences abroad with us.

S&A – Attending the 2016 NCSEA Structural Engineer Summit

This week Sabrina Duk, a Structural Engineer for Stevens & Associates, will be attending the annual 2016 NCSEA Structural Engineer Summit as the Vermont Delegate from SEAVT (Structural Engineers Association of Vermont). NCSEA (National Council of Structural Engineers Association) is the primary organization for structural engineers offering resources including seminars, webinars, published design guides and research, as well as mentoring. In addition, they host numerous member run committees that drive legislation and code improvements.

Sabrina will also meet with the NECSEA (Northeast Coalition of Structural Engineers), a group of engineers from New England and New York forming a collective voice for the Northeast region.


S&A Welcomes Bob Crego, Project Manager To Their Team

Stevens & Associates welcomes Bob Crego to their team as a Project Manager for Development. Crego brings with him over 25 years of professional experience in the community development field, largely as an affordable housing developer.  In addition to his role as the founding director for Valley Cares, Inc. in Townshend, VT, Crego’s past experience includes organizational and project development, financing management, grant writing, and business planning.  He is currently working on several projects in development, including the redevelopment of a four-acre block of land and historic building at the Four Corners in Bennington.   Known as the Putnam Block Redevelopment, the project would consist of mixed use downtown space with offices, retail, and apartments.Bob Crego_Color Greenery

Career Shadowing Day: Nathaniel Tyler

The professionals at S&A enjoyed a career shadowing day with Brattleboro Union High School student, Nathaniel Tyler.  Tyler received an interactive learning experience with architectural designers and engineers.  We wish Tyler ‘good luck’ with his future academic and career endeavors.



S&A Welcomes Jillian Tomaselli as an Architectural Designer

Stevens & Associates welcomes Jillian Tomaselli to their team as an architectural designer.  Tomaselli has received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Keene State College.  During that time, she studied abroad at St. John International University in Torino, Italy.  Tomaselli continued her education earning a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Hartford.  Before receiving her Master’s degree, she became the 2013 Marvin Design Studio Challenge Winner.  More recently Tomaselli accepted the 2016 AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate of Merit award and the Tai Soo Kim Traveling Fellowship.  Tomaselli is interested in historic preservation, urban renewal, and universal design. Jillian_color