Kristina AdamsonSenior Architect, ARB, RIBA
Senior Architect, ARB, RIBA
Kristina has experience both in general architectural disciplines as well as in specialist clinical planning and design; this including both inpatient hospitals outpatient facilities. She has worked on various scales of projects from concept design to realisation in the UK, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
Kristina’s strengths include an ability to work closely with both the client and design team, she is an excellent ‘listener’ with both strong management and design skills. She joined Steffian Bradley Architects as an Architectural Assistant and during this time she has developed her skills, grown into a position of overseeing significant aspects of the projects which she is assigned.
Vickie ArcadipaneOffice Manager
Vickie Arcadipane studied Business at Middlesex University. She has been working with architectural practices for over 4 years where she has gained a general understanding of the profession the necessary administrative support required for both individual project teams as well as the office overall.
Prior to joining SBA Vickie worked with a selection of architect companies including David Chipperfield and Gensler. This enabled her to develop her skills as a result of her involvement in projects as a project administrator/ office manager. In this role Vickie become familiar with various software packages including InDesign, Bluebeam and Codebook, which she continues to use office wide.
Since joining SBA, Vickie has served as overall Office Manager providing both Directors as well as project support, particularly at end of stage design deadlines. She has also taken on the responsibility as the webmaster for SBA United Kingdom.
Kim BenamArchitect, RIBA
Kim is an ambitious and diligent Architect who has a particular interest in the concept design phase, although she has experience leading multiple stages of a project from inception through to delivery. Kim has a broad range of sector experience and she is currently supporting projects as wide ranging as laboratories, commercial and residential.
Kim has excellent interpersonal skills and enjoys working directly with clients as well as the larger consultant design team, this to deliver the design intent and the technical co-ordination of a project. With these skills she has also led commercial fit-out projects to a high specification in the City of London.
In addition to her interest in all the management aspects of architectural practice Kim also has a particular interest in Social Media; she has personally led this initiative at the Steffian Bradley London studio.
Jenni Bronock is a Senior Architect and an Associate at Steffian Bradley Architects who specialises in healthcare design and project management. She has over 9 years of experience in the sector on projects ranging in value from £2m to £350m and working from concept design through to practical completion. The broad range in clinical type and project size has provided Jenni with an extensive foundation in understanding the issues related to both design and delivery of these complex building types.
Jenni’s core strengths are in managing and liaising with the wider design team, facilitating design, coordination and production of comprehensive project documentation. She is extremely attentive and takes into account all aspects of design. She has continued to apply these strengths to ever more challenging and complex projects.
Flavio BrosioSenior Designer, RIBA
Senior Designer, RIBA
Flavio is trained as an Architect-Engineer and also holds a degree in Sustainable Environmental Design from the Polytechnic of Turin where he worked as a researcher at the Building and Urban Systems Department for almost three years. It was there he gained an exceptional understanding of the issues related to the design of sustainable environments.
With over six years working in the field of architecture and urban design he has participated in the design of a range of building types through all stages of development. These projects have varied in scale and location with projects in the UK, Ireland and Italy.
Julian Caballero CabrerizoArchitect, ARB
Julian Caballero Cabrerizo
Julian is a talented Architect with exceptional skills in graphic and artistic communication of design proposals. This ability means he has strength in expressing himself and his ideas. This also contributes to the positive way he is able to work with the design team overall.
Prior to joining SBA Julian worked on a range of project types and sizes which provided him with a broad knowledge of the building industry. Through this experience he also developed strong management skills and brings a broad comprehensive approach to every task. With a diverse range of skills from creative to analytical, he has become a strong member of the SBA team.
Melinda CambellInterior Design Associate
Interior Design AssociateMelinda is an experienced designer and project manager with a proven ability to think conceptually and to apply theoretical concepts to design projects. She has expertise in field verification, documentation of existing conditions, and in construction administration.Melinda uses her excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills to improve the client experience. She is a knowledgeable resource on the Massachusetts Code, MAAB, and ADA.
Stephany ChristodolouSenior Designer
Stephany is a keen and talented Senior Designer with a significant interest in the conceptual design stages of projects, combining her artistic way of thinking to solve physical architectural challenges.
Prior to joining SBA she worked with a number of Cypriot architects, enhancing her knowledge of the industry and her technical understanding of buildings. This experience included a number of Residential/Private Housing projects. Stephany strengths include interior architectural design. In this role she has been involved in the development of a range of detailed drawings, including joinery packages.
Claudia CristaudoArchitect, ARB
Claudia brings over 5 years of experience in a range of sectors including residential, refurbishment and adaptive reuse and healthcare. In addition she has participated in advanced training programs for the design of temporary exhibition spaces, a skill she brings to the refinement of the design of the interiors of more complex building types. This particularity includes healthcare buildings where concise and well-designed wayfinding and communication is of central importance to the users, both patient and staff.
Máximo CuberoArchitect, ARB
Máximo is an architect specialising in Building Information Modelling (BIM). He studied architecture at the School of Architecture in Seville and La Sapienza in Rome. In Seville he also served as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mechanics, Theory of Structures and Geotechnical Engineering as well as the Department of Architectural Technology.
Máximo has strong problem solving abilities and possesses excellent computer as well as technical skills. He has advanced knowledge of BIM (Revit), which allows him to deliver complex large scale collaborative projects successfully.
Sue DalyHuman Resources Director
Human Resources Director
Sue Daly has over twenty years of professional experience in human resource management where she has successfully implemented strategic and comprehensive approaches to managing people and the workplace culture and environment. She adds value to firms by ensuring that employee programs recommended and implemented impact the business in positive measurable ways.
With an expertise in talent acquisition, performance management, compensation planning and employee relations, Sue enables staff to contribute effectively and productively to the overall company direction and the accomplishment of the firm’s goals and objectives. She is an active member in the Society for Human Resource Management, Northeast Human Resources Association and the newly joined Boston Society of Architects Human Resources Wizards.
Amaury GirardinSenior Designer
Amaury is a Senior Designer graduated with honours from the National Superior School of Clermont Ferrand (France), his training and experience has been focused on large scale projects, master planning and urban design. The rigorous architectural training he received offered him the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe and the United States, participating on numerous competitions and large scale projects in Switzerland, Italy and New York. Amaury joined the London office of Steffian Bradley Architects in early 2015 where he has continued to hone his design and technical skills. His time with SBA has also offered him the opportunity to continue to discover new cultures and alternative methods of delivering projects.
Alba Ibarz GonzalezSenior Architect, ARB
Alba Ibarz Gonzalez
Senior Architect, ARB
Over the past 7 years Alba has had extensive experience working on range of projects, varying both in complexity and size. This has enabled her to gain a broad technical understanding of project delivery and to strengthen her already strong management skills, applying these to ever more demanding projects. Alba has a particular strength in her comprehensive approach to every task. With a diverse range of skills from creative to analytical she has become not only a strong project team member but also a project leader. Alba also focused on construction management in her postgraduate programme, this to strengthen her knowledge and skills in this role.
Diletta LandaArchitect, ARB
Diletta has a wide range of experience in the architectural design of buildings within many sectors. Early in her career in Italy she was particularly involved in the design of offices and private residences. The scale of these projects provided her with a foundation of knowledge throughout all phases of design and delivery; this ranging from the development of the initial concept through to completion. This work involved attention to detail, a skill which she has continued to bring to her work on larger projects in the UK.
Estefania LujanSenior Architect, ARB
Senior Architect, ARB
Since Steffian Bradley Architects in 2013 Estefania has been involved in a number of complex healthcare and health sciences projects from inception to later RIBA stages. Estefania is a qualified architect who has grown and developed her technological skills within the BIM environment. She has a wide range of experience in managing and co-ordinating large projects as well as successfully leading the smaller packages.
Miguel MartinTechnical Coordinator
Since joining SBA Miguel has been involved in two significant and complex healthcare projects, this includes a 13,000 m2 outpatient building for UCLH in central London and the 46,000 m2 Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) located on a large site outside Loughborough. He brings a wide range of experience to these projects from initial the initial design development stage through to practical completion.
Miguel has a wide range of experience in the design, management and delivery of projects across a number of building type sectors often located within constricted urban sites. This includes residential, commercial and more recently healthcare.
Laura MasaArchitect, ARB RIBA
Architect, ARB RIBA
Laura particularity enjoys working directly with a client to deliver their vision, this from inception through to project completion. Since joining SBA in early 2014 she has continued to expand her skills in performing this central role, which includes not only liaising with the client and user groups but also overseeing the coordination of a project with the larger design team.
Laura is a qualified architect and prior to joining SBA she had a number of years’ experience working on the design and documentation of a range of building types ranging in size of a few hundred m2 up to 12,000 m2. This work includes master plans within the residential sector, and community projects in Spain, Belgium, US and the UK.
Ina OkonskaDocument Controller
Ina has exceptional organisational skills which she has used to focus on providing Document Control oversight on a number of very large and complex projects, assuring seamless communication between both design disciplines as well as with builders during the construction phase of a project. At SBA Ina has served as the Document Controller for the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre project (DNRC). This is a complex project consisting of 46,000 m2 with multiple interlinked buildings and work streams. The project requires exceptional attention to the control and management of information.
Guillermo OrdóñezArchitect, ARB
Guillermo is a qualified architect with an MSc in Architecture from the Seville School of Architecture and attended lectures; Postgraduate Diploma in Profession Practice and Management from UCL London.
Since completing his education he has worked on a wide range of projects acting as client liaison, overseeing the development and documentation of design from the early stages through construction. These projects include residential, education, mixed use and sports facilities.
Richard is an Associate of the firm and brings over 12 years of experience with various sectors of architectural design and delivery, including healthcare, residential, masterplan, hotel and office projects. He has worked with a variety of different construction methods and procurement routes. Richard has an extensive work history on complex healthcare projects, including a number of RIBA award winning PFI and Procure 21 schemes. He has also time spent abroad on mental healthcare design competitions in Turkey and Canada and work with local practices in Germany, Malaysia and Singapore.
Richard was a director of a company he established with a former work colleague prior to joining SBA. Projects undertaken spanned from small scale residential and retail projects, to large scale masterplanning and concept design exercises for schemes in China.
Richard is currently working on the £300million Defense and National Rehabilitation Centre, currently under construction. He is leading the interior team on this large complex project working closely with the design team and contractor.
Madhini PrathabanSenior Designer
Madhini completed her B.Arch degree in India at Anna University, Chennai and her post graduate degree in Urban Design at Columbia University in New York City.
Madhini has worked on the design of a diverse range of building types and of varying scales. During her three year professional career in India prior to coming to London this included healthcare, offices, auditoriums, residential (both single and multiple unit), cinema and a memorial. During this time significant projects included the Aravind Eye Hospital, in collaboration with TDP Architects in California, and Alsalama Architecture College in Kerala. She has worked as a Project Architect and has led the design tea m from early feasibility study, conceptual design, and technical design through to site supervision.
Jon RomigScience + Technology Sector Leader / Principal
Science + Technology Sector Leader / Principal
As Science + Technology Sector Leader and Principal at Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA), Jon Romig's passion for architecture stems from combining his love for the precision of math, science and geometry with both the human condition and the artistry of design. Originally tracked for a career in science, he has stayed connected to industry through his 30+ years of working in the science and technology sector. As a published author, teacher and design critic, Jon is a nationally recognized expert presenting on such topics as laboratory design and safety, laboratory flexibility and vivarium planning. His programming, planning and design expertise comes from working on both small-scale and large-scale projects ranging in cost for $1 million to $750 million.
George WortonArchitectural Technologist
George is an Architectural Technologist with past experience in the design, onsite management and delivery of a range of retail projects across the UK, working previously for two of the largest supermarket brands. In this role he actively developed various schemes from the earliest feasibility stage through construction and handover, this providing George with a strong foundation of experience in each stage of a projects realisation. He is also skilled in working within a 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) environment.
Annie YickSenior Architect, ARB, RIBA
Senior Architect, ARB, RIBA
Annie has been a fully registered architect with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) since 2010. She has studied and worked in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining SBA, Annie expanded her experience by working on both private and public construction projects. This included a range of residential and large healthcare buildings across the UK in value from £1.5m to £17.5m. First among these projects is the Newham University Hospital Maternity Unit which was shortlisted for Building Better Healthcare – Best Acute Care Design.
Rob ColeRIBA – Stockholder / Director – United Kingdom
RIBA – Stockholder / Director – United Kingdom
Rob Cole is a qualified architect with over 25 years of experience leading complex projects at all stages, both in the UK and internationally. He has developed particular expertise in organising and leading teams to deliver major healthcare projects. Currently he is leading the team for DNRC, a new specialised rehabilitation 46,000 m2 campus, providing specialist care for a range of patient types.
From 2001 until joining Steffian Bradley Architects as a Director in the London office in 2011, he was an Associate Principal at Swanke Hayden Connell. Completed healthcare buildings which he led included the 700 bed King’s Mill Hospital and Mansfield Community Hospital PFI, both in Nottinghamshire, and the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Bermuda.
Chu FoxlinAIA, IIDA, LEED AP - Principal / Design Director - Boston
AIA, IIDA, LEED AP - Principal / Design Director - Boston
Chu Foxlin is a principal and Design Director for Boston Office. An award winning designer, with more than 26 years of experience in a wide range of project types. Chu is most known for her work in healthcare institutions, life science research labs, and academic organizations. Prior to joining SBA, her clients included Duke University Hospital, Cornell University, The Jackson Laboratory, University of Minnesota, Broad Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Washington University at St Louis, Suffolk University, BioMed Realty, Procure, Magee Women’s Hospital, National Cancer Center of Singapore, and Hong Kong Sanatorium Hospital. Chu excels in leading design teams to generate strong concepts and to execute them in a meticulous and timely manner. Her strong background in both exterior and interior architecture enables her to “design the experience” by crafting a seamlessly cohesive architectural environment. Her design philosophy is based on creative practicality, where innovative architecture solutions create intelligent workflows and enhance the emotive experience for her building visitors and users. Chu is a graduate of Tsinghua University and MIT.
Anthony MiniscalcoAIA, LEED AP - Associate
AIA, LEED AP - Associate
With more than 15 years of experience, Anthony Miniscalco has gained expertise in a variety of project types, including healthcare, corporate-commercial, residential, and elderly housing developments. Anthony has conducted several successful renovation projects with the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development on multi-family and senior living facilities. Sharing his passion for the local academic community, Anthony volunteers as a student mentor and reviews architectural portfolios at area schools. Anthony is also an active member of SBA’s corporate culture committee, where he promotes office-wide participation in the “Canstruction” charity competition and in architectural sports leagues.
Theresa HarrisAIA, LEED AP - Senior Associate
AIA, LEED AP - Senior Associate
Theresa Harris is a healthcare planner with nearly twenty years of experience. She has worked on the planning, design, and development of a diverse range of healthcare facilities, including both new construction and renovations for community hospitals, cancer centers, and medical office buildings. With her strong coordination skills and technical capabilities, Theresa provides clients with an array of planning services, from multi-site campus master plans to facilities analyses, feasibility reports, and building master plans. She works with organizations to shape optimal healing environments by developing design objectives, project programs, adjacencies, and operational criteria that lead to successful and sustainable solutions.
Eddie WidofskyAIA, BO, LEED AP BD +C - Senior Associate
AIA, BO, LEED AP BD +C - Senior Associate
Eddie is a Senior Associate with over 20 years of experience working throughout a range of market sectors including Academic, Municipal, and Healthcare projects. A teacher at heart, he has a passion for the education of others, and loves collaborating with a team, to create environments that transform the lives of their users.
Based in our Enfield, CT Office, he specializes in Sustainable Design and Code Compliance, and is actively involved with several professional organizations. He serves on the Industry Advisory Board at Hartford High School’s Academy of Engineering and Green Technology, the Hartford and State Boards of the ACE Mentor Program, and as chair of the Green Schools Advocacy Committee for the CT Green Building Council. In his spare time, he coaches Little League baseball and teaches Hebrew at his Synagogue’s Religious School.
Eddie received SBA’s Peter Steffian Mentorship award in 2015 for his efforts helping many junior staff within the office and also for his work with the ACE Mentor Program.
Mark FobertAIA – Associate Principal
AIA – Associate Principal
Based in the Enfield, CT office, Mark Fobert has 30 years of experience working in multiple market sectors. Since joining SBA in 2011, Mark has worked primarily on projects at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. Mark serves as a Board Member on the Grafton Historical Commission and is a past committee member of the Hopkinton Design Review Committee. He has also served as a thesis advisor at Boston Architectural College.
Christopher DiMatteiSenior Associate
Chris DiMattei joined SBA in 1986 as an architect and CAD specialist, and currently serves as our Systems and Network Manager. Chris has spearheaded the use of several emerging technologies that have been applied throughout our design processes, including his specialist areas in three-dimensional modeling and photo-realistic renderings. As a technology manager, Chris ensures the smooth operation of the firm’s infrastructure throughout our Boston, Enfield, and London offices. Chris also leads our Technology Team, which is charged with improving efficiencies within the architectural workflow through improved use of current technologies. Chris has design experience in medical, higher education, and residential markets, and is an advocate for the preservation of historical architectural landscapes.
Ai KurokawaLEED AP – Principal / Operations Director - Boston
LEED AP – Principal / Operations Director - Boston
Since joining SBA in 1999, Ai Kurokawa has worked almost exclusively on healthcare projects. Ai’s skills in project organization and detailing has been applied in all job phases, and she has cultivated a unique talent for balancing complex design and equipment requirements with user needs. Ai is involved in outreach programs to teach design in schools, and she has represented her neighborhood on the design review board in Brookline. Prior to her architectural career, Ai served as the lead preschool teacher for the Children’s Hospital Child Care Center. With a Master’s degree from the Boston Architectural Center, Ai is currently advancing through her architectural registration exams.
As a member of our IT team, Eli Battis maintains SBA’s computer systems to ensure they are running and performing at peak. Eli is involved in all aspects of IT systems administration, focusing particularly on user support and in the management of SBA’s virtual server infrastructure. Prior to joining SBA in 2005, Eli worked as a Systems Administrator in San Francisco and as an English-language instructor in the U.S. and abroad.
Chris AngleseLEED AP - Associate
LEED AP - Associate
Chris Anglese has more than fifteen years of professional experience designing healthcare-related facilities. With a brief background in providing medical equipment planning, Chris has an innate understanding of operational and organizational considerations. Chris focuses on solving complex planning and technical problems, mentoring team members, and ensuring a client-oriented experience through effective communication strategies. Chris works actively with SBA’s internal committees to improve sustainable design and foster the smart use of technology.
JoAnne HeffnerSenior Associate
Having joined SBA in 2002, JoAnne Heffner currently serves as Senior Finance Associate and is responsible for coordinating employee payroll and benefits. JoAnne is also involved in orienting our new hires and training staff. Committed to cultivating a positive workplace environment, JoAnne serves as Chair for our internal Staff Appreciation Committee and is involved with SBA’s Corporate Culture Committee.
Tom HartmanLEED AP - Senior Associate
LEED AP - Senior Associate
Tom Hartman began working at SBA in 1993. As a Senior Associate, Tom brings experience in the management and production of medical and ambulatory care facilities as well as residential, office, research and development, and commercial buildings. Tom has specialized on numerous patient-centered outpatient medical projects, such as Baystate’s D ’Amour Center for Cancer Care and the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care. Committed to sustainable design, Tom is a registered LEED Accredited Professional and is involved in managing SBA’s standards and protocols. Tom also works on revising and improving SBA’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) capabilities.
Chris KiczaAIA, LEED AP - Associate
AIA, LEED AP - Associate
With more than twenty years of experience in planning and design, Chris Kicza has served as Project Architect on a number of diverse endeavors. Chris maintains impressive skills in the areas of construction documentation, job management, and construction administration. He has specialist expertise in the development of high-performance building envelope design. Chris is currently pursuing certification as a Passive House Consultant with the Passive House Institute U.S., an organization committed to making high-performance energy principles into mainstream standards.
Shelley HarrisAIA, LEED AP – Principal
AIA, LEED AP – Principal
Shelley Harris is a Principal with more than 30 years of healthcare and residential design experience. She’s brought her knowledge to general and special care hospitals, long-term acute care facilities, senior living communities, in addition to social service and fitness facilities throughout New England. Shelley joined Steffian Bradley Architects in 2003 and has demonstrated her project management talent on every assignment. Along with her valued mentoring skills at SBA, Shelley is committed to continuing client relationships by ensuring that client and design team communication is maintained and that project schedule and budgets are upheld.
Shelley is actively involved with SBA’s internal committees designed to improve internal processes, communication and smart business practices. She is a member of AIA and BSA and is the recipient of a City of Boston Award of Recognition for Continued Dedication and Commitment for her project management role in the Boston Specialty & Rehabilitation Hospital Renovation in 1993.
Shelley received SBA’s Peter Steffian Mentorship award in 2015 for her efforts bringing up many junior staff within the office.
Lynn DroverNCIDQ, IIDA, CHID, LEED AP ID+C – Associate Principal
NCIDQ, IIDA, CHID, LEED AP ID+C – Associate Principal
Lynn has over 20 years of experience in healthcare interior design in addition to earlier experience in the corporate, hospitality and retail markets. She has designed and managed projects for clients including Massachusetts General Hospital, Steward Health Care System, Kaiser Permanente and John Muir Health. Lynn is a proven leader who excels at team collaboration and client relations. As a highly motivated design professional with excellent organizational, mentoring, and creative skills, she has advocated for patient-centered aesthetic solutions which address acoustics, lighting, and air quality for the care environment.
Mike BennettPrincipal / CAD Manager
Principal / CAD Manager
Steffian Bradley Architects has been a leader in the introduction of technology to the business of architecture. In his 28 years at SBA, Mike Bennett has worked on a wide range of projects in all market sectors. As Steffian Bradley Architects began to grow and expand into international markets, Mike became more involved in managing SBA’s standards, protocols and production workflows. He has been responsible for providing support for existing technology and implementing emerging technologies for the past 15 years. When Building Information Modeling was introduced to the industry, Mike led team responsible for the introduction of BIM to firm and continues to revise and improve on SBA’s BIM capabilities.
Susan SclafaniNCIDQ - Senior Associate
NCIDQ - Senior Associate
Susan has been designing for over thirty years and has a well-rounded and comprehensive knowledge base of many areas of design from public spaces to private personal spaces. She understands how to gain information through programming and interviewing clients and uses her varied background to develop fresh and unexpected ideas and solutions. The market sectors that Susan has accumulated her experiences from include commercial, civic, retail, hospitality, academic from K through higher education, and residential opportunities. Susan immerses herself into the design process from the programming phase, schematic and design development phase through construction documents including construction administration and the specification of furniture finishes and equipment.
Jane KralikStockholder / Director / CFO
Stockholder / Director / CFO
Jane Kralik joined Steffian Bradley Architects in 1982 as manager of financial and office operations. With increasing responsibilities, Jane’s role has evolved into Stockholder of the firm and Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Directors. Her exceptional skills in managing the firm through the complexities of a highly competitive economy have been remarkable. Currently, as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Jane directs all personnel, business and financial operations of the firm, including the Boston, London, China and Canada offices. Outside of Steffian Bradley Architects, Jane is highly involved in many professional associations and activities including the Design Professional Risk Control Group (DPRG) where she served as a Member of the Board for over seven years. As the past President of the Board of DPRG, Jane was also the Chair of the Practice Management and Education Committee Board Member.
Bobbe YoungLtCol (Ret), BS, MHA – Stockholder / Managing Principal – Sterling
LtCol (Ret), BS, MHA – Stockholder / Managing Principal – Sterling
Roberta “Bobbe“ Young is a Stockholder of Steffian Bradley Architects and the Managing Principal of Sterling Planning Alliance, SBA’s healthcare planning division. She is a multi-faceted leader, manager, and innovator with over 30 years’ experience managing complex healthcare organizations, projects, facilities, professionals, and technical personnel. Passionate about creating lean operational systems, customer-focused organizations, teams, and environments, she is an enthusiastic, results-oriented facilitator and planner, with sound business judgment. Trained as a Healthcare Administrator, Bobbe has extensive experience in healthcare operations, as well as project and change management. Bobbe and her team at Sterling Planning Alliance provide valuable input on all of our healthcare design projects; and, independently lead many healthcare master planning, lean operational analysis, and functional programming engagements. Learn more about Sterling Planning Alliance.
Teresa WilsonAIA, LEED AP - Principal / Managing Director - Boston
AIA, LEED AP - Principal / Managing Director - Boston
Teresa Wilson is a Principal with more than 25 years of healthcare design and planning experience in ambulatory and surgical facilities, as well as multiple pediatric centers. She works closely with clients and end-users to establish patient and provider flow diagrams, conceptual sketches and programs that allow the design process to move smoothly into project development. Her solid understanding of healthcare design standards and guidelines enables her to successfully guide clients through the planning and design process. Teresa also has extensive experience in helping clients navigate the ongoing innovations in medical care to optimize design decisions for future staffing, equipment flexibility, and integrating Medical Home concepts. As a participant in several client led lean events, Massachusetts Hospital Association Lean Certification programs, and Lean/IPD sessions with owners, contractors and engineers and facilitated by Lean Project Consulting, Teresa understands the language and principles of lean design and can facilitate their use throughout all phases of the project. She is skilled in illustrating concepts to ensure the users understand the design goals, intent and criteria for making decisions through the use of lean tools such as: gemba activities, value stream maps, spaghetti diagrams, mock-ups, and A3 reports.
Steve Van NessAIA, LEED AP – Stockholder
Steve Van Ness
AIA, LEED AP – Stockholder
Steve Van Ness is a Principal in SBA’s Boston’s office. He brings more than 30 years of experience in master plan development, programming, design, leadership, and management to a wide range of complex hospital, healthcare, senior living, academic and residential projects. Steve has served as Project Executive and Principal-in-Charge on new construction and renovation projects for community health centers and hospitals throughout New England. With his exceptional facilitation and management skills, Steve ensures that stakeholders―clients, providers, staff, end-users, and the community―have a voice at every step of the planning, design and implementation of a project. Steve currently serves as Project Executive for a major health care system’s initiatives at eleven hospitals and multiple ambulatory centers throughout New England.
Spencer WarnckeAIA - Stockholder / Director / CIO
AIA - Stockholder / Director / CIO
Spencer Warncke is responsible for directing the operations of information technology throughout the Boston, Connecticut, and London offices of Steffian Bradley Architects. As the CIO, Spencer has shepherded the office through three decades of evolving technologies starting with the earliest commercial CAD systems up through today’s BIM technologies, transforming the office from manual drafting to 100% automation and integrating the processes of a worldwide network of offices.
His prior experience includes nearly 20 years of experience in the design, planning and management of medical, office / research and development complexes and residential facilities. He served as project manager for multiple projects.
Sal DavolaAIA - Principal
AIA - Principal
Sal Davola, AIA is a Principal with over 25 years of experience managing the design and construction of architectural projects in both Utah and Massachusetts. He has a broad base of experience, having been involved in conceptual design/planning /programming through final construction in a variety building types – multi-family housing, long term care facilities, community health centers and most recently a 30,000 sf gymnasium and community center. Sal’s expertise is invaluable not only to staff mentoring but in helping to maintain successful ongoing client relationships. His experience and dedication to the design/ construction process helps ensure that all projects are completed on time and on budget.
Ron VestriAIA, LEED AP – Stockholder / Director
AIA, LEED AP – Stockholder / Director
Ron Vestri joined SBA in 1981 and has been a Principal/Stockholder and Director since 1994. As a project executive and lead architect with 37 years of experience, Ron brings a high-caliber level of design, planning, and management expertise to each of his projects. In his role as principal in charge of SBA’s operations and process management, Ron oversees the quality of our product and guides the successful evolution of our practice.
Ron’s experience in creating successful client partnerships has produced award-winning facilities for healthcare, academic, residential, commercial, research and development, and hospitality organizations. As a LEED-accredited professional, Ron affirms his commitment to environmentally-conscious and sustainable design, which he has practiced for more than thirty years. Ron’s distinctive design aesthetic has been recognized by clients and occupants for its unique combination of innovation, beauty, and comfort.
As SBA has expanded its international practice, Ron has been at the forefront of developing, managing, and executing projects across multiple continents. His work in the US, UK, and China provides him with a global perspective that he brings to each new venture.
Ralph CadoretteAIA - Principal
AIA - Principal
Ralph Cadorette has been with SBA since 1996 and recently became a Principal of the firm. He has over thirty years of architectural experience, including twenty years of specialization in healthcare design and related long-term care facilities. Ralph has strong project management and organizational skills with an excellent design, planning and technical background. He has been involved in all aspects of design, from inception to construction administration and Post-Occupancy Evaluation. Ralph also assisted in the SBA initiative to open a branch office in the UK, spending two years helping grow and develop the office and its client base while winning several major projects and design competitions.
Martin GillattRIBA – Stockholder / Managing Director – Canada
RIBA – Stockholder / Managing Director – Canada
Martin has accumulated significant global experience in hospital design over the past 25 years, having completed healthcare projects in Europe, America and Asia. He currently specializes in space planning, programming and design of healthcare projects for Steffian Bradley Architects and Sterling Planning Alliance from his base in Vancouver, Canada. This experience allows Martin to have a unique international perspective on master planning and design concepts in the modern, technological world. He also has over 15 years’ experience in designing and delivering healthcare projects in the Public Private Partnership arena, one recent P3 project achieving the accolade of ‘the highest scoring Pebble Project ever and winner of ‘Best International PFI project’. This success is born out of a deep understanding of collaboration with client groups and tried and tested methodologies in the workplace.
Linda HaggertyNCIDQ, AAHID, LEED AP - Principal
NCIDQ, AAHID, LEED AP - Principal
Over the course of Linda’s 30 year career she has seen the deep emotional commitment that clients bring to their projects and has always felt enriched in the taking of that journey with them. Her career includes projects in many market segments locally and internationally and she brings that depth of experience to client relationships, team dynamics, and staff mentorship. She feels strongly that a projects design is the coalescence of a collective vision that becomes a unique physical space. “When I see a client’s donor program far exceed their expectations, I know that we have created a building or interior worthy of that generous gift. I think that emotional opening day is the most rewarding when a medical facility starts seeing patients, residents move into their new home, or students release energy in a new lounge.” Linda has seen how clients have often adapted to their physical environment and become desensitized to it and how new space can transform behaviors, foster new creativity, and transform how people interact with each other. She is committed to sustainability and the key principles that our physical environment should lead us to healthier lives, and where the impact of our buildings make us consider the limited natural resources we must safeguard.
Li BrincheiroPrincipal / Controller
Principal / Controller
Li Brincheiro, Controller/Principal, joined SBA in May 2001. She is responsible for day-to-day operation of finance, accounting and reporting activities of SBA’s headquarters, its subsidiaries and representative offices worldwide. She oversees all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with GAAP standards and regulatory requirements in different countries. She maintains internal control and coordinates with public accounting firms on annual financial reviews. She analyzes financial data and presents financial reports accurately and timely to management for decision making.
Education: MBA, Suffolk University BA in German Language and Literature, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Language: English, Chinese, German
Kurt RockstrohFAIA, FACHA – Stockholder / CEO
FAIA, FACHA – Stockholder / CEO
During his forty+ years of practice specializing in health care design and planning, Kurt has contributed to hundreds of completed projects throughout the United States, UK, and the Middle East.
Kurt has been a member of the Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA-AAH) since 1978 serving on the Board for seven years and has served on the Academy Foundation (AAHF) Board for 9 years. He is a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA), and also co-founded the Boston Society of Architects’ Healthcare Facilities Committee. Since 1991 he has served on the Board of Trustees for the Boston Home, a long-term care facility for people with neurological diseases.
Kurt has taught at the Boston Architectural College and the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Executive Education Program, and presented at over 250 healthcare design conferences and events worldwide. Kurt has been involved with the last six editions of the FGI Guidelines as a member of the Steering Committee since 1992, and as vice-chair for the 2010 and 2014 editions. He currently serves as the President of The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI).
Kirsten WaltzAIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C – Stockholder / President of U.S. Operations
AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C – Stockholder / President of U.S. Operations
Kirsten Waltz, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC, is the Managing Principal for SBA’s Connecticut Office. She received her Masters of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her long-standing relationship with SBA started in 1999, at the Boston office, where she worked on a range of healthcare projects before transferring to the London office for three years. Upon returning to the States, Kirsten moved to Connecticut to oversee the opening of SBA’s Enfield office.
Kirsten is experienced in programming, planning, project management, and design of healthcare projects. Kirsten’s interest in healthcare architecture stems from her genuine desire to improve the patient and staff experiences and better their day-to-day lives. With project experience ranging from 5000sqft departmental renovations to 450,000sqft new hospitals, Kirsten is able to address the smallest details while maintaining a broad overview of the entire project. Kirsten is especially interested in Evidence Based Design which uses credible research to inform the design process and achieve the best operational and functional outcomes for each project.
Keith MillayAIA – Stockholder / Managing Director – United Kingdom
AIA – Stockholder / Managing Director – United Kingdom
Keith’s extensive healthcare, academic and research design and planning expertise includes experience leading significant healthcare and research projects both within the UK and internationally. He has served as an instructor for the Boston Architectural Centre and spoken at a wide variety of design forums.
In the UK he has lead a number of healthcare and academic research projects since 2000. His work includes the Manchester Joint Hospitals PFI, Peterborough Trust PFI, UCLH Outpatient Facility (Phase 5), King Edward Memorial Hospital Bermuda and significant new research facilities for the University of Cambridge, University of Manchester, Oxford University and University of York.
Keith joined SBA in 2011 as Managing Director and also oversees the architectural clinical design of projects. Most recently he has lead the SBA team in the development of the Masterplan and Clinical Design for the National Rehabilitation Centre.
Joe SirkovichAIA, LEED AP BD+C - Principal
AIA, LEED AP BD+C - Principal
Joe Sirkovich is a Principal at SBA with more than 28 years of design experience. He is responsible for initial conceptual ideas and implementation of design intent throughout the documentation process, and has strong skills in design rendering, staff mentoring, on-site reviews and follow-through with owners. His experience allows him to approach the design of each project with an overall understanding of the resident’s need to produce an attractive and cost effective solution. Joe is a strong proponent of preservation of the natural environment, and incorporates sustainable design elements whenever possible. Joe has also designed many projects in China. Each of these projects has required a commitment to the client’s goals, as well as overcoming logistical, cultural and language barriers.
In addition to his professional interests as a member of American Institute of Architects and Boston Society of Architects, Joe enjoys spending time in nature and strives to preserve today’s world for tomorrow’s generation.
Jackie RoyerAIA, LEED AP - Principal
AIA, LEED AP - Principal
Jackie is an experienced Healthcare Planner/Architect with a 25-year history of programming and planning diverse health care projects in the U.S., Brazil, & Canada ranging from creative renovations to new hospitals. She is well qualified to provide team leadership in the planning and conceptual organization of inpatient and ambulatory facilities. Jackie is skilled in facilitating collaborative working relationships with clients and end-users. Jackie is a consensus builder and encourages client interaction and dialogue during the design process. She is also knowledgeable of hospital operations and technologies, based on her experience working as a nursing unit clerk for several years in a large level one trauma hospital. Jackie’s career portfolio of healthcare projects include numerous examples of hospitals, cancer centers, ambulatory care & diagnostic centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and specialty health care facilities, totaling more than 9.5 million SF and $915 million in construction costs.
Harvey KirkAIA - Principal
AIA - Principal
Harvey Kirk has been working as an architect and health planner for more than 30 years. Using his ability to facilitate collaboration, Harvey builds and leads strong teams of designers that guide their clients to plan successfully for current and future healthcare needs. Harvey works with healthcare institutions to plan and execute the design of inpatient and outpatient facilities, surgery suites, and outpatient surgery practice suites. In addition, he specializes in the design of research laboratories for universities, medical institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and biotechnology organizations. Harvey applies his thorough understanding of technology requirements along with his unique planning expertise to develop design solutions that meet a variety of healthcare industry needs.
Don LuoniAIA - Principal
AIA - Principal
Donald Luoni, AAIA, is a Construction Administrator and Principal with experience on major healthcare projects, including cancer centers, nursing units, community health centers, hospital operating rooms, maternity wards, cafeterias, administration offices, radiology units, endoscopic suites and emergency rooms. During his career, Don has worked on 4 major cancer center projects. He is responsible for keeping projects within budget and on schedule, contract negotiations and day-to-day construction management. He works closely with owners, always keeping them informed and looking out for their best interests. Don established SBA’s Construction Administration (CA) department, which provides staff training. In addition, he created a committee to regularly review CA issues.
Don DengAIA – Stockholder / Managing Principal
AIA – Stockholder / Managing Principal
Don Deng, AIA, has been a lead design principal at SBA for over 20 years and has designed an extensive number of international mix used, civic, corporate commercial and residential projects. He has been published in many professional journals and magazines, and lectured frequently in international settings. He contributes to organizations advancing the future of our professions. Though he is based in SBA’s Boston office, Don is able to bring his unique process and aesthetic to multiple continents through SBA’s “Ocean Group,” and often works out of SBA’s office in Guangzhou, China. It is not only Don’s cultural dichotomy that makes his ideas accessible to audiences on both sides of the Pacific - it is his compelling architecture, whose elegant and dynamic forms are the fruits of his rigorous and self-styled design process. Conceptually he does not subscribe to any overriding organizational standard or coordinate system that exists independent of his buildings. Instead of creating works that respond to project criteria, Don uses these potentially limiting factors as his design inspiration. Using idealized, pristine shapes, Don makes the abstract physically manifest. His design method is well-suited to the broader context of China, where dense buildings tend to compete for attention in an urban context. Don does not shy away from new ideas. In fact he actively seeks them out. A born risk-taker, Don thrives on the stimulus of change, even if, or maybe especially if, he does not know where it will lead him.
Derek NobleAIA, LEED AP - Principal / Design Director - Enfield
AIA, LEED AP - Principal / Design Director - Enfield
As a designer, architect (and occasional artist), Derek is driven by a collaborative process and innovative problem solving, which lead to strategic and thoughtful intentions. His exceptional design and visualization skills produce compelling spatial environments that produce memorable experiences. Responding to the specifics of each unique project rather than imposing a design style, he strives to find the overlap between space and place making.
Derek’s expertise ranges from complicated renovation projects to new construction with challenging programmatic requirements. Derek contributes over 20 years of design experience in architectural and interior design, space programming and planning, site design, and construction methodology to the firm. His work reflects his passion for teaching the next generation about architecture and design, from mentoring SBA interns, to being involved with local college architecture programs.
Chris WaltzAIA, LEED AP BD+C – Principal / Operations Director – Enfield
AIA, LEED AP BD+C – Principal / Operations Director – Enfield
Based in the Enfield, CT office, Chris is responsible for driving the technical elements of the design. With diverse experience in the Academic, Healthcare, Residential and Senior Living sectors in the United States and abroad, he brings a wide range of knowledge and experience to each project resulting in unique design solutions that are not restrained by pre-conceived ideas. Chris believes that environmental consciousness, aesthetic beauty, functionality and technology should be combined in equal parts to create buildings that are an experiential treat for the users as well as a source of pride for the surrounding community. When not practicing or writing about architecture, Chris can be found on the ski slopes, coaching soccer or playing bass.
Bob HumennAIA, LEED AP – Stockholder
AIA, LEED AP – Stockholder
Bob Humenn is a Stockholder in SBA’s Boston office with experience in design, programming, planning, and management. In his work with medical/ambulatory care, hospital, and other institutional facilities, Bob communicates with senior management and users to define project goals and concepts. Bob has been the Project Executive on multiple Cancer Center projects, as well as many additional community hospital expansion and addition projects. An advocate for sustainability, Bob has led several projects through the pilot program for the Green Guide for Health Care, and has developed project work plans with the goal of achieving sustainable designs within healing environments.
Amie Cafarelli, Esq.In House Counsel
Amie Cafarelli, Esq.
In House Counsel
Amie Cafarelli joined SBA in 2007 and currently serves as In-house Counsel. Amie develops and implements the firm’s risk management practices and provides training to staff. In addition to her role as legal counsel, Amie brings her passion for continuous improvement to her role as Chair of SBA’s Corporate Culture Committee. She is also involved in shaping public policy as it relates to architects and the design profession as a member of the AIA MA Government Affairs Committee.
Amie received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont and Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School, where she was a member of the Suffolk Transnational Law Review. She is currently licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New York.