Jeremy Toal, RA, LEED-AP BD+C
Director of Architecture

Over the last 27 years, Jeremy Toal has acquired a breadth of experience in numerous building and project types, and a depth of skills within all phases of the design and construction process. He approaches every project with curiosity, creativity, and a collaborative spirit—fueled by a deep knowledge of and passion for construction, building systems, and sustainability. As a Registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional, Jeremy brings experience in commercial, industrial, healthcare, municipal, multifamily, and education projects to the S&A Architecture team.

Diane Abate, RA
Architect, Project Manager

Diane Abate brings over 20 years of experience in the field of design and architecture. She earned her Bachelor of Science: Architecture and 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, New York. Diane thrives on 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 surroundings she now calls home.


Niyas Moidu Mullerikandiyil
Architectural Designer

After graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Manipal University, Niyas Moidu moved to New York City to earn a Master of Science in Architecture from Pratt Institute School of Architecture. His MS Arch studio projects were selected for the WeWork Internship and also exhibited in the Pratt Institute School of Architecture End of Year Show for their degree of excellence. Niyas began his career as a Junior Architect in Dubai, working on various scale of hospitality, commercial, and residential projects across the Middle East. Upon his arrival in New York, he continued his work as a Design professional, developing solutions to technical and design problems, deductive reasoning, and architectural aspects. He is pleased to be part of the S&A Architecture team and looks forward to excelling in the field of Architecture.


Emily C. Orell
Architectural Designer

Emily Orell earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Keene State College, where she minored in German language and literature. While a student there she was actively involved in the KSC chapter of AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students), serving as secretary, president, and events coordinator. Her studies abroad took her to Berlin, Germany, where her focus was on sustainability and future cities design. Designing a Health and Wellness Center for Health Development Initiative in Kigali, Rwanda was a highpoint of Emily’s college experience. She has experience in drafting, project management, 3D modeling, design, and is passionate about sustainability and historic preservation.


Tim Barnett
Architectural Designer

Tim Barnett’s interest in community-focused design, historic revitalization, and New Urbanist thinking led him to join Stevens & Associates in 2021. He holds a Master of Architecture and a Certificate in Public Interest Design from Portland State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology. His previous experience as an Architectural Designer includes design of affordable housing and multi-family projects in Greater Boston, New York, San Diego, and Portland, Oregon. From new construction to adaptive reuse, Tim enjoys discovering each site’s unique opportunities and potential. Tim is currently focused on commercial and residential projects for S&A as he works toward receiving architectural licensure. He is excited to be part of this talented team and looks forward to building stronger communities.


Kelsey Ward
Project Coordinator

An expert in managing many details across multiple areas, Kelsey applies her background in commercial and residential leasing as tenant liaison. She manages project scheduling, as well as contractor/sub-consultant contracts and agreements. She also possesses additional experience in real estate sales, community outreach, new construction, planning, marketing, and property management. Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS), National Center for Housing Management.