The Clark Caton Hintz office in Trenton — Courtesy: CCH
By Joshua Burd
Design and planning firm Clarke Caton Hintz has named two new associate principals among seven recent promotions.
The new associate principals include Michael Nelson, whose projects have included the adaptive reuse of the historic Roebling complex in the firm’s home city of Trenton, along with the renovation and addition to the Robert J. Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College. The practice also cited his role in multiple large-scale renovations to critical buildings at Montclair State University and the nearly $300 million dollar, multi-structure parks and recreation development supporting Yankee Stadium in New York.
“Michael brings to the firm a far-reaching and broad appreciation for design and the built environment,” CCH wrote in its announcement. “He has led teams on complex and enduring projects.”
Also named associate principal is Stephen Doyle, whose design work on the new Roebling School in Trenton and on the Rutgers University Tillett Hall renovation received design awards by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. In 2011, he received the AIA-NJ Young Architect of the Year Award.
The firm added that Doyle has had designs published in American School and University Magazine, Architect Magazine, Texas Architect Magazine and the book Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture.
“As an award-winning architect and designer, Stephen brings over twenty years of experience in a wide variety of architecture, planning and landscape architecture projects,” the firm said. “His experience includes all phases of project development: from schematic design to construction administration.”
Meantime, the practice has promoted Emily Goldman to senior associate. She is a professional planner with more than 15 years of experience and has served as the city planner and housing liaison for Lambertville since 2013.
Additionally, Goldman’s municipal experience includes preparation of master plans, redevelopment studies, affordable housing plans, land use zoning ordinances and variance application reviews, while her private-sector work includes the preparation of expert planning testimony in support of variance and rezoning applications.
CCH also touted her experience in environmental matters and working with regulatory agencies.
Also rising to senior associate is Maggie Spillane Greco, who has more than 30 years of design and project management experience.
“Her knowledge in building envelope systems and technologies allows CCH to optimize building performance, while maintaining budget and design fidelity,” the firm wrote. “Maggie’s varied experience and attention to detail guarantees that her work not only fulfills a client’s vision and project goals, but is also functional, practical and buildable. Supervising the successful transformation of millions of square feet, she excels at developing and implementing solutions to design challenges in both new and existing buildings, across many project types.”
The firm’s other newly promoted team members include James Giresi, Matthew Mulkeen and Thomas Ryan, who were elevated to associate. Giresi has eight years of professional experience and a master’s in infrastructure planning and a bachelor of architecture degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
“James strives to create projects that exceed the owner’s expectations and overcome complex problems that require elegant and unique solutions,” CCH wrote. “James’ ability to rapidly adapt to various project topologies and scales is evident in his work from small scale building repairs to complex historic restorations, and large scale urban planning projects.”
Mulkeen, for his part, has extensive experience bringing projects from concept design through construction in a range of project types, CCH said. He has worked on projects internationally and both coasts with experience anchored in educational facilities, from child development through higher educational learning facilities and also extending into student and multifamily housing, commercial and government offices, medical and scientific project types.
“With over 12 years of experience, Matthew continues to help provide clarity and form to a client’s vision, while managing large teams of consultants and engineers,” the firm wrote. “His ability to refine conceptual ideas throughout a project’s design, detailing and construction, helps ensure its overall success by achieving goals, while maintaining constructability and project schedules.”
Ryan has more than 20 years of experience in the architecture field, having worked on project types such as multifamily housing, affordable housing, mixed-use, retail, institutional, educational and higher education development, according to a news release. During his tenure with the firm he has also gained experience in all aspects of historic restoration and preservation projects.
“Thomas is highly skilled and proficient in the design and construction process,” CCH said. “He has the ability to oversee construction projects from conception through completion, with close attention to detail and thorough coordination of disciplines.”