FlansburghArchitects

People

Our project teams are comprised of highly experienced staff members, who combine their knowledge and creativity to devise beautiful, integrated, and sustainable design solutions. Our average staff tenure is 10 years; our average level of experience is 15 years; two thirds of our architects are LEED certified. To ensure consistency and a high degree of personal service for our clients, we maintain the same core team throughout a project and our four principals are personally involved in every design.


Principals

David Croteau, President

Mr. Croteau has spoken at educational conferences including the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Society of College and University Planners (SCUP), and the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) about the Living Building Challenge, educational master planning and sustainable design. At Brandeis University, Keene State College, and Florida Atlantic University, Mr. Croteau has spoken about the relationship of local building traditions to modern architecture, particularly as they relate to the sustainability of our projects in the developing world.

Jorge Cruz, Exec. Vice President

Mr. Cruz has more than 33 years of experience in project management, architectural design, contract documents, and construction administration. His areas of expertise include accessibility design, specifications, and code compliance, and through his careful planning and cost control, he brings large-scale renovations and new construction in on-time and significantly under budget.

Kent Kovacs, Vice President

Mr. Kovacs has more than 18 years of experience in master planning and architectural design for a variety of building types. His representative projects include numerous independent and K-12 public schools and college and university facilities as well as commercial/retail and mixed-use buildings. Mr. Kovacs currently serves as Principal-in-Charge for the new Holbrook PreK-12 School (the first K-12 public school approved by the MSBA) and the new West Bridgewater combined Middle - Senior High School.

Kelley Banks, Vice President

For nearly twenty years, Ms. Banks has been practicing architecture with a focus on quality of design and attention to detail. Her experience includes performing arts centers, dormitories, libraries, and classroom buildings in a wide range of environments in the US as well as in Lebanon, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, and Nepal. Her recent projects include a new elementary school for International College in Beirut and an award-winning performing arts building for Seabury Hall in Maui.


Associates and Directors

Jay Williams, AIA

Jay has 31 years of experience in architectural design, contract document production, construction administration, and schedule review for a variety of project types including public schools, performing arts facilities, college and university buildings, and office and high-tech industrial buildings.

Vince Dubé, AIA, LEED AP

Since joining Flansburgh Architects in 1995, Vince has been the Project Manager/Architect and design team member for numerous public education projects involving both renovation and new construction. He has over 33 years of experience and an architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame.

William Beatrice, AIA

With nearly 20 years of experience in design, construction documents, and contract administration, Bill brings a wide array of skills to every project. He has managed projects ranging from high schools to Pre-K facilities in both the public and private sector. Current projects include the new Academic Center at St. John’s Prep as well as the New Wellness Center on the same campus.

Jenni Katajamäki, AIA, LEED AP

Jenni designs and manages mid-size architectural projects for Flansburgh's independent and international school clients. Jenni has worked on projects on five continents, from Brazzaville to Quito. She relishes the challenges of working in different cultural contexts, taking into account the varied social, architectural, climate, infrastructure, and security issues that are unique to each location. Most recently, Jenni celebrated the opening of a new elementary school on the campus of the American Cooperative School of Tunis, which replaced buildings damaged in rioting during the Arab Spring.

Joseph Marshall, AIA

As a designer and planner, Joe is dedicated to the realization of memorable spaces. His representative projects include public and private educational institutions, civic and performing arts facilities, and residential estates across six continents. He advocates for streamlined Building Information Modeling (BIM) to aid in design communication, and coordination.

Cassandra R. Pierre-Louis

Director of Communications

Bob Soorian

Controller


Our Office

Artist Talk

In January 2017 we began our art lending program with a talk and installation by multi-media artist Maria Molteni. She spoke about her work exploring sports, crafts, spiritualism, and urban planning. From fibers to found objects, paintings to performances, Molteni engages formalism and functionality to create new environments and catalysts for conversation.

Art Event in the Office

Painter and performance artist Coe Lapossy performs her piece Meg/Sydney/Alec in the office. The resulting work is now mounted on our back wall.

Art in action

Model makers

Listeners

Designers