By Joshua Burd
A Hamilton-based design and planning firm has continued its expansion with eight new hires.
The firm, Spiezle Architectural Group, said it now has a team of 70 as part of its full-service architectural, interior design, landscape architecture and planning platform. The hires will allow the employee-owned practice to extend its services in the K-12 education, higher education, health care, senior care, commercial, nonprofit, hospitality and government markets.
The additions also mark continued growth for Spiezle, which has seen its team grow by 15 percent over the past year.
“By hiring employees with a wide variety of expertise, we have been able to continue our sustainable strategic growth,” said Thomas S. Perrino, CEO and president. “I am pleased to welcome our newest employee owners and am excited about the future of the firm along with our continued smart growth.”
The new hires are as follows, according to a news release:
Brian Malley and Matthew Gilliard have both joined the firm as architectural designers in its headquarters office in Hamilton. Both are recent graduates of Thomas Jefferson University and are skilled in AutoCAD, Sketchup, Lumion, Photoshop and Revit.
Ian Avance has joined the Spiezle team as an architectural designer with a penchant for interior design. After working as an architect in the Philippines for five years, Avance moved to the United States and received his degree in interior design from The Art Institute of Philadelphia. He is skilled in preparing plans, drawings and design schemes for a variety of clients.
Robert Ritger has joined the firm as a construction administrator in Hamilton, bringing more than 35 years of experience in the architecture, engineering and construction industry and having worked in Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey. The University of Notre Dame graduate also brings expertise in the higher education, K-12 education, corporate and multifamily spaces.
Barbara Malewicz comes to Spiezle as a project manager in the Hamilton office, with more than 25 years of experience in project types such as educational, commercial, corporate and multifamily. She received her bachelors in architecture from The Cooper Union in New York.
Jared Murphy enters as a project architect in the Media, Pennsylvania office, with a focus on higher education, municipal and community spaces. His skills include project management, schematic design and full construction administration, while he received his bachelors in architecture from Temple University.
Stephanie Zeilsdorff has joined the firm as an interior designer in Hamilton, bringing extensive experience in designing interior spaces in senior living and health care facilities. She is proficient in 3D modeling and rendering, space planning and sustainable design practices. Zeilsdorff received a degree in interior design from Kean University.
Christina Tedeschi comes to the firm as a senior marketing coordinator. With a broad background in journalism, publishing and communications, she is skilled in photography and videography and graduated from Washington College with degrees in philosophy and art.
“Each one of our new team members will play a key role in our continued growth and our commitment to providing our clients with exceptional service and quality designs,” Perrino said.