JACA Architects Announces Management Changes,Taps William R. Epp, III as President

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William R. Epp

NORTH QUINCY, MA– JACA Architects announced that William R. Epp, III has been named President of JACA Architects.

The announcement was made by Tony Cavallaro, who founded JACA Architects in 1991, and will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer. Epp’s promotion is a result of a recent restructuring within the 29-year-old firm, meant to position the firm to build on and further strengthen JACA’s focus on the exclusive design of healthcare and medical facilities.

Under the new organizational plan, Epp will oversee much of the firm’s day-to-day operations and be instrumental in planning the firm’s future growth and expansion.

Also under this restructuring plan, Matthew Bluette will be elevated to the role of Principal and serve as an integral part of the firm’s management team. Cavallaro will serve the firm in an advisory capacity, as CEO/Founder, working closely with Epp and the team to guide JACA’s direction.

Epp began his career in architecture more than 20 years ago when he joined JACA Architects; most recently, he held the post of Associate Principal.  He was educated at Massasoit Community College and Boston Architectural College and is a member of the New England Healthcare Engineers Society (NEHES).

The Middleborough resident has worked on a range of projects, most recently including the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham Outpatient Clinical Center (Needham, Mass.); the Harold and Virginia Lash Heart and Vascular Center, featuring a state-of-the-art hybrid operating room, and compounding pharmacy, both at Southcoast’s Charlton Memorial Hospital (Fall River, Mass.); Signature Healthcare Services’ standalone psychiatric hospital (Westborough, Mass.); and Worcester Behavioral Innovations (Worcester, Mass.), to name just a few.

“For years, Bill has offered and continually developed a vast amount of knowledge and experience, which our firm and our clients have benefited from,” said Cavallaro.  “He not only represents the best in our profession, but he is truly invested in the present and the future of JACA and in the JACA philosophy of client service, concern for schedule, and the understanding of how to provide an excellent project in today’s healthcare environment.  Bill’s professional approach, dedication, and overall expertise make him the obvious choice for this role, and I know JACA is headed for even better things with Bill in the lead.”