BOSTON— SGA, a Boston and New York City-based national award-winning architecture, interior design, planning, branded environments and virtual design and construction practice, announced that it has expanded its Boston and New York City offices and has hired six new architects and interior designers.
In addition to these six new hires, SGA earlier added nine architects and interior designers to its expanding teams in Boston and New York City. SGA’s latest hires are Nathaniel Boggs, LEED AP BD+C, AIA, BSA, Project Designer; Emily Ottinger, LEED GA, Job Captain; Andrei Sdrula, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Project Architect; Ashton Schlundt, NCARB, Project Designer; Scott Harrison, Project Architect; and Nick Loughrey, Project Designer.
“As SGA celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, we’re pleased to welcome aboard our second batch of talented architects and designers to continue serving our clients at the highest level in areas of Life Sciences, Academic Facilities and Interior Design,” said Al Spagnolo, AIA, NCARB, and President and Founding Partner at SGA. “In the last thirty years, we have thrived on attracting the best talent and adopting the latest technologies to deliver the finest design projects faster. As today’s work environment continues to undergo extraordinary changes, we will continue to attract outstanding experts and bring innovative design projects to the market.”
Here is more information about SGA’s newest team members:
Nathaniel Boggs, LEED AP BD+C, AIA, BSA
Nathaniel Boggs plays a critical role at SGA. At the beginning of any new commission, he conducts site analyses and massing studies, and steers the project through phases of zoning, entitlements, and schematic design. Most of Boggs’s work focuses on the life sciences sector. He especially welcomes opportunities to design laboratories and research facilities because they usually incorporate advanced building techniques and high standards of sustainability. Before joining SGA in January of 2021, Boggs served as a project designer at CambridgeSeven. Projects he completed include: a performance space in Boston, an aquarium in California, and a “community resilience pod” created within a shipping container in Florida for a nonprofit organization. Boggs earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Maine.
Emily Ottinger, LEED GA
Emily Ottinger brings expertise across a variety of sectors and roles to her position at SGA. She enjoys not only design development, when she determines schematic approaches, but also the more detail-oriented tasks involved in construction administration and documentation. Ottinger focuses primarily on life sciences, but her experience encompasses academic, commercial, residential, and cultural commissions, as well as a wide range of project types, including core & shell, interior repositioning, and BIM modeling. She honed her skills in these areas at Studios, MBB Architects, Ann Beha Architects, and, most recently, at CBT Architects. Ottinger received a Master of Architecture from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Wellesley College.
Andrei Sdrula, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
SGA’s emphasis on design and technology attracted Andrei Sdrula to the firm. In his new role, he takes every opportunity to apply the latest BIM tools to complex projects ranging from core & shell construction to adaptive reuse and repositioning. Sdrula especially enjoys working on lab and research facilities, which present him with the kinds of challenges he welcomes. Previously, Sdrula served as a senior architect lead at WeWork in New York City. In this capacity, he programmed, designed, and supervised the construction of co-working spaces. Before joining WeWork, he spent five years as a project manager at Kliment Halsband Architects, where he developed a specialty in multifaceted institutional commissions involving complex trade coordination and many different phases. Sdrula earned the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.
Ashton Schlundt, NCARB
SGA’s project managers rely on Ashton Schlundt to ensure that every stage of a commission is fruitful. His favorite phase is conceptual design because it offers so much flexibility, but he also enjoys his other many responsibilities, which include drawing, documentation, code compliance, and construction administration. Since joining SGA, Schlundt has focused primarily on life sciences, but his previous experience centered on multifamily and residential properties. He honed his expertise in these sectors at EMBARC, where he served as a designer for nearly two years. Schlundt earned the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Scott Harrison’s interests in carbon neutrality, lean building methods, and design technologies prompted him to join SGA in December of 2020. As a member of the firm’s interiors and architecture practices, he helps to bridge concepts and constructability across a variety of life sciences projects. His goal is to preserve clients’ “excitement” through every stage of a commission – long after initial ideas are presented. Previously, Harrison served as a project architect at TRIA, Inc. During his five-year tenure there, he focused on incorporating technology into the building of laboratories, corporate interiors, and core & shell structures. Scott earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.
Nick Loughrey, who specializes in life sciences, approaches every project with an eye toward integrating architecture and technology. He automates workflows and investigates design options through advanced modeling methods, while promoting the use and exploration of computational tools in the office. He applies these skills to several practice areas: architecture, BIM, and virtual design and construction (VDC). Previously, Loughrey served as an architectural designer at Shepley Bulfinch in Boston, where he focused on healthcare. It is also where he developed a strong interest in sustainable design, which, in his view, goes hand-in-hand with technological advances. Loughrey received a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University.