Margulies Perruzzi Expands Staff with Four New Hires


BOSTON – Margulies Perruzzi (MP) announced the addition of four new professionals to support the firm’s growth in its healthcare, science, and real estate practice areas. MP welcomes Ronald Ashton, AIA, LEED AP; Bayley Forgues; Jess Hamilton; and Shruti Kumar, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP.

“We have continued to grow our healthcare, science, and real estate studios to meet the increasing demand in the Greater Boston area and we are proud to welcome these five new employees to our team,” said Daniel Perruzzi, AIA, LEED AP, principal and partner at Margulies Perruzzi. “They bring a broad range of skills and experience designing a variety of projects, and they understand our firm’s focus on creating high-quality design and workplace strategies that support our clients’ business goals.”

Ronald Ashton, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager

With decades of experience, Ron has honed his skills on multiple project types, including science/technology projects, medical/hospital renovations, core and shell facilities, tenant improvements, fit-outs, and building repositioning projects. Ron excels at problem-solving with expertise to synthesize client requirements into innovative architectural solutions. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and is a member of the Boston Society of Architects (BSA).

Bayley Forgues, Interior Designer

As a recent college graduate, Bayley is focused on assisting the interior design team at Margulies Perruzzi with project space planning, material selection, and presentation development. Bayley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design and Architecture with a minor in Studio Art from Endicott College. She has been a volunteer firefighter for over eight years and brings a background in fire science with her to MP.

Jess Hamilton, Project Manager

Jess is a project manager in the science studio with over 15 years of experience leading a diverse portfolio of projects, including life sciences, corporate interiors, retail, and building repositioning located throughout the New England Region. He has proven experience efficiently navigating the unique aspects and needs of a wide variety of design challenges. At MP, he provides his guidance, attention to detail, and technical know-how to each project to achieve a successful outcome and overall client satisfaction. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology from the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Shruti Kumar, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, Job Captain

Shruti brings over five years of experience as a project captain and architectural designer. As a job captain in the healthcare studio at MP, Shruti is responsible for assisting the project team with design as well as coordination between consultants and the architectural team. She received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in India and a Master of Architecture from Kansas State University. As a LEED AP BD+C and WELL AP accredited professional, Shruti is well-versed in the evidence-based connection between design and health.