Kripper Studio Selected to Provide Architectural Services to Fitchburg State University

Amir Kripper

BOSTON–The Designer Selection Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Executive Office for Administration and Finance, has selected Kripper Studio as one of the newest “House Doctors” to service the architecture needs of Fitchburg State University.

The role of “House Doctor” involves the methodical study of, and design recommendations for, general building renovations, repairs and upgrades and provides Fitchburg State with on-call architectural services as they proceed with enhancements to campus buildings to benefit students, faculty and staff.

The scope of the six-year engagement includes documenting existing conditions, recommending detailed repairs and advising on the cost for such repairs.  In line with Kripper Studio’s expertise, the engagement also calls for proposing alternate methods of repairs for resolution of the issue(s), including energy efficient alternatives.

Being selected by the Designer Selection Board for this assignment is acknowledgement of Kripper Studio’s growing presence in work for higher education institutions that are looking to upgrade their existing inventory of buildings. 

The variety of needs, building types and the potential to upgrade existing inventory is very appealing,” explains Architect Amir Kripper, the Founding Principal of Kripper Studio.  “Supporting Fitchburg State University’s desire to be sustainable in their re-use of buildings, and their desire to enhance the campus experience is very much aligned with our overall approach and specifically to our work for higher education institutions.”

Kripper Studio is recognized for their sensitive and creative approach to improving existing buildings.  Recently, the architecture firm announced their engagement by the Mayor of Boston’s Office of Housing to study and produce a policy guide to find expedient and efficient design solutions to build new, and re-use existing buildings, tapping into the Kripper Studio’s expertise in urban planning.