Architecture Firm TRIA Expands Team with 12 New Hires


BOSTON – TRIA, a partner-led architecture firm with a focus on designing unique spaces for science, technology, and corporate clients, announced it has expanded its staff with the hiring of 12 new employees.

Founded in 2015, TRIA’s design team leverages its own research practitioner experience and first-hand knowledge of scientific organizations to bring equal parts scientific rigor and focused client service that result in innovative design solutions. Using both technology tools and a progressive “form follows culture” design philosophy, TRIA holistically integrates lab design and interior design to transform spaces into beautiful, functional centers that help companies thrive.

TRIA is more than doubling its office space in the Boston Innovation Design Building to accommodate its 50+ employees and to leave room for future new hires. TRIA has taken an additional adjacent space to its existing for 11,700 SF on the third floor to support its continued growth.

“In just five years, we have established TRIA as one of the leading lab design firms in the Greater Boston area and this is due, in large part, to our outstanding employees,” said Sherwood Butler, co-founder and managing principal of TRIA. “We strive to provide superior design and client service on every project and are excited to welcome these 12 new employees to the TRIA team.”

With over 150 science and technology projects in its portfolio, TRIA has worked on both new construction and renovation projects such as a

  • 200,000 SF Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) mRNA clinical manufacturing facility for biotechnology company, Moderna Therapeutics
  • 50,000 SF Center for Genetics Guided Dementia Discovery (G2D2) for Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co., Ltd.
  • 108,000 SF cGMP development and manufacturing facility in Waltham, Mass. for ElevateBio

Edward Marcey, AIA ~ Director of Operations

With more than 20 years of experience working in the architecture and engineering disciplines, Ed is a creative and results-oriented architect and director of operations with a strong appreciation for design and detail. He will work collaboratively with other TRIA principals and staff to review project management processes and project performance plans as well as ensure the professional growth and development of TRIA staff.

Terry Barrett, AIA, NCARB ~ Senior Project Architect

With over 25 years of experience as a registered architect, Terry has led the design for pharmaceutical manufacturing, lab, packaging and warehousing facilities as well as numerous power, industrial, institutional, commercial, educational, retail, and residential projects.

Melissa Kennedy, Senior Interior Designer

With 20 years of experience, Melissa is a passionate, highly motivated, and design-driven professional with a proven ability to produce cutting-edge designs.

Neli Ialomov, Senior Interior Designer

Neli brings over 15 years of experience in hospitality, restaurant and corporate interior design to TRIA in addition to impressive design and mentoring skills.

Ronald Ashton, AIA, LEED AP ~ Senior Project Manager

With over 30 years of experience in client communications, programming, design, bid documentation and construction administration, Ronald is a team leader with strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Rynon Roldan, PMP ~ Senior Project Manager

Rynon is a senior project manager with over 20 years of experience in project management, architectural design, and coordination of large scale ground up, tenant improvement, and renovation projects in life science, healthcare, academic, and residential markets.

Candess Packard, Project Manager

Candess Packard has over 10+ years of project management experience. She provides an unwavering passion for architecture and has been involved in a wide range of project types from schematic design to occupancy, in both Architecture and Interior Design.

Tom Knox, Project Manager

With almost two decades of experience, Tom began his career as a designer and transitioned to a project management role, and has consistently proven his attention to detail and ability to mentor junior staff.

Quoc Le, NCARB ~ Project Designer

Quoc brings 20 years of solid technical knowledge and a strong understanding of construction sequencing following the successful completion of several multi-million dollar projects.

Jane Hughes, RA ~ Job Captain

With over 15 years of experience Jane has utilized Revit to work on projects from schematic design to construction documents and into construction administration. She has had exposure to a variety of projects ranging over $5 million dollars in cost and over 100,000sf including commercial, residential and higher ed projects.

Jason Pollutro, Project Designer

In his 20 years of practicing architecture, Jason has gained experience on a variety of projects types. He has executed both new construction and renovation projects while taking an active role from project development through construction completion. His portfolio includes laboratories, performing arts, academic buildings, healthcare facilities and makerspaces.

Neil McCann, AIA ~ BIM Manager

Neil’s focus is enhancing design experience by utilizing tech tools for lean project delivery, exploring iterative design options in virtual reality, and optimizing energy efficiency and building program requirements. During project construction, he leverages digital tools for Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) to refine the design intent for means and methods constructability and owner handover.

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