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Mike Pagano Announces Retirement from LPA

POSTED ON November 13th  - POSTED IN News

After 43 years with the firm, ten of those as president, Mike Pagano has announced his retirement from Lamoureux Pagano Associates at the end of 2017. The leadership transition is already underway, with Executive Vice President Katie Crockett poised to step into the president role on January 1st. Katie will share management responsibilities with Principals Eric Moore, Rick Lamoureux, Jr., and Rob Para, Jr.

“It has been my privilege to work with Mike for the past 30 years,” said Katie. “And it will be my honor to continue and build upon the legacy that Mike has created at LPA over his long and distinguished career.”

Nelson Place Elementary Welcomes Students

POSTED ON November 13th  - POSTED IN News

The first new public elementary school to be built in Worcester for more than a decade, Nelson Place School was designed to meet a broad array of needs, while hitting ambitious targets for energy efficiency. The school is a Pre-K through 6th grade, 600-student neighborhood school, which also serves half the district’s population with autism. Given the charge to create an inclusive learning environment for students with and without disabilities across a wide spectrum, great care was taken in understanding how the design of the building could best support a variety of learning and teaching styles, with flexibility for changing needs over time.

Supporting the Design Community in Central Massachusetts

POSTED ON November 13th  - POSTED IN News

Earlier this year the Central Massachusetts AIA put out a call for volunteers for its Programming Committee. LPA architect, Leo Parker was looking to get more involved with the organization, eager to support and advance the design community in Central Massachusetts. The Programming Committee coordinates professional development and networking opportunities for architects in the region. One recent program provided participants with a tour of the LEED-certified Clark University Alumni Student Engagement Center, led by the architect.

“As architects we have a unique opportunity to participate in the conversations that help create a better living environment, said Leo. “Getting involved with the Programming Committee at AIA has been one way to advance these important discussions.”

In addition to participating in the Programming Committee, Leo has more recently joined the Executive Committee which is currently focused on their annual awards event to recognize and raise awareness of architectural achievements here in Central Massachusetts.

LPA’s Peter Caruso Cited as Leadership Worcester Success Story

POSTED ON October 6th  - POSTED IN News

recent article in Worcester Magazine highlighting the Leadership Worcester program and Coordinator Sara Shugrue recognizes LPA Architect Peter Caruso as an example of a successful program participant, highlighting Peter’s involvement in the community.

Sara says in the article, “Peter Caruso is an architect from Lamoreux Pagano. He is an experienced professional who participated in last year’s class. He was super interested right from the beginning. He immediately found a way to use his new skill set in the community.”

LPA is Hiring

POSTED ON September 6th  - POSTED IN News

LPA currently has two positions open: Project Architect and Intern Architect/Revit Technician.

Project Architect

We are seeking a creative, experienced individual to join our team.  For almost 5 decades, we have been providing our clients with the highest level of design and professional service.  Our award-winning portfolio includes educational, cultural, corporate and medical facilities and historic preservation projects.  Versatile work skills and diverse portfolio desired.  Qualified and experienced applicants only.

Fostering a Culture of Giving Back

POSTED ON July 28th  - POSTED IN News

LPA and Fontaine Brothers teamed up this spring on a fundraising effort to support Recreation Worcester, a program of the City of Worcester that offers recreational, educational, and enrichment opportunities through summer camps and after-school programs.  LPA and Fontaine Brothers kicked off the fundraising effort by making donations to Recreation Worcester and reaching out to all the companies that have been working on the Nelson Place Elementary School Project. Because of the firms’ work on the soon-to-be completed building, they have seen both the need and the value of programs like Recreation Worcester.

More than two dozen companies contributed funds to the cause, raising $30,000 for the program, enough to fund one site for a year.

Katie Crockett Named Executive Vice President

POSTED ON July 28th  - POSTED IN News

LPA Vice President Katie Crockett has been promoted to Executive Vice President, joining the company’s board of directors and taking on additional leadership responsibilities at the firm. Katie joined the firm in 1986, became a Principal in 1999, and was named Vice President in 2013. In Katie’s thirty years with the firm she has increasingly taken on more management responsibilities and has been an integral part of many high profile projects.

“Katie’s strong leadership and management skills have been considerable assets for LPA, and as she steps into this expanded role, I anticipate that LPA’s successful track record and list of happy clients will continue to grow,” said Mike Pagano, President of LPA.

Katie is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and has served on the Massachusetts, New England and Central Massachusetts AIA Boards. Additionally she has served as an advisor and board member on a number of community and professional organizations including Mechanics Hall, Higgins Armory, Hope Lodge, Worcester Community Action Council, and Worcester Technical High School. Last year Katie was recognized by the Worcester Business Journal as an Outstanding Woman in Business.

From Leadership Worcester to the Planning Board

POSTED ON July 28th  - POSTED IN News

Leadership Worcester held the graduation ceremony for its class of 2017 this past May at the Worcester Art Museum. The class of 24 professionals with demonstrated leadership potential met monthly from September through May. Each member of the class was asked to make a declaration at the event of how they would apply what they learned through their participation in the program.

Shrewsbury Library Project Team Recognized

POSTED ON July 28th  - POSTED IN News

This past May the New England Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America recognized the Shrewsbury Public Library Project in the category of Renovation/Modernization under $20 million. The team, including the Town of Shrewsbury as the owner, PMA Consultants as owners project manager, LPA as the architect, and Fontaine Brothers as construction manager received the award the CMAA annual awards luncheon. The Shrewsbury Library re-opened to the public this past September, on schedule and under budget.

USGBC Offers Tour of Nelson Place Elementary School

POSTED ON July 28th  - POSTED IN News

At a well-attended tour of the Nelson Place Elementary School this past June, members of the Massachusetts Chapter of the USGBC (Green Buildings Council) learned about some of the many energy efficiency measures taken in the design and construction of the new school, scheduled for completion this August.

Sponsored by LPA, Nitsch Engineering, the Green Engineer, and Forbo Flooring Systems, the event was an opportunity for attendees to get a preview of the building and learn about some of the sustainable design features, including super insulated windows, photovoltaic solar panels, waste management/recycling, and low VOC (volatile organic compound) paints and coatings, flooring materials, adhesives and sealants. The project is targeting LEED Silver Certification.

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