SGA Names 5 New Principals + 7 Directors

SGA, a national firm whose work spans architecture, interior design, planning, branded environments, and virtual design and construction, announced that the company has named five new principals and promoted seven team members to the position of director.

“At SGA, our strength is our people and the talent, experience, and expertise they bring
to each project to support our clients’ needs and deliver their vision into reality,” said
Adam Spagnolo, Partner at SGA. “These individuals have earned their promotions
through their hard work, dedication, and service to our clients. On behalf of the entire
practice, I’d like to congratulate the new Principals and Directors.”

SGA’s Matthew Fickett, Joe Mamayek, Brooks Slocum, Brian Slozak and Eric Svahn
have been promoted to Principals.

SGA’s Scott Barnholt, David Enriquez, Marc Gabriel and Walker Shanklin have been
promoted to Directors, Architecture. Caroline Bergin and Amanda Vicari have been
named Directors, Interior Design. Jessica Randolph is now Director, Project
Management.

Principals
Matthew Fickett, AIA, CPHC, LEED®
Principal
Matthew, who leads SGA’s science and technology practice, is deeply involved with
SGA teams in laboratory fit-out architecture and life sciences core and shell projects. As
one of the leading laboratory architects in the industry, Matthew is in charge of
orchestrating the rapid growth of SGA’s laboratory architecture expertise. His skillset
extends beyond lab planning and includes leading project delivery in the true essence of
SGA. As a member of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, Matthew
ensures that facility designs address not only current but also future, needs. The labs that
stand the test of time are highly adaptable and sustainable, allowing for rapid changes in
science and promoting health and energy-efficiency. He also works closely with clients to
identify the features of a building that enhance aesthetics and employee engagement. In
Matthew’s view, function and beauty are not mutually exclusive. Matthew is certified
Passive House designer. He holds Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute.

Joe Mamayek, AIA, LEED® AP
Principal
Throughout his 30+year career, Joe has approached architecture as a means to explore
new frontiers, provide environmental stewardship, and foster connections with
communities. Life science, his current focus, is closely linked to these objectives. He
establishes not only the design vision for commissions, but also collaborates on their
execution. His experience encompasses a variety of building types, including research,
hospitality, healthcare, residential, corporate, and mixed-use. During his career, he has
led many award-winning projects honored by such organizations as the American
Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, the National Trust for Historic
Preservation, and Preservation Massachusetts. Joe earned a Bachelor of Architecture and
a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Minnesota.

Brooks Slocum, AIA
Principal
Brooks has played a pivotal role in the growth of SGA’s Manhattan office, where he
leads both the architecture and interior design practices. His responsibilities are all
inclusive: He oversees all New York-based projects and several commissions around the
country, encompassing new construction, adaptive reuse, corporate interiors, and master
planning. An advanced REVIT user, he is a strong advocate of fully integrated BIM
project delivery.

Before joining SGA in 2015, Brooks ran his own studio for 10 years, where he focused
on commercial, institutional, and residential projects. He has developed expertise in a
number of markets, including science and technology, healthcare, cultural institutions,
and courthouses. Brooks received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of
Southern California.

Brian Slozak, RA
Principal
Brian is a creative and talented professional who balances multiple commissions,
including complex urban core and shell projects and large-scale master planning.
Although he is most active in conceptual stages, he has strong technical knowledge that
allows him to follow the design through to the construction detail level. He also has a
strong command of local zoning ordinances that allows him to effectively navigate the
public approval process. Brian received his Master of Architecture from Wentworth
Institute of Technology in Boston.

Eric Svahn, AIA, NCARB
Principal
Eric concentrates on the commercial and life sciences markets. Although he is involved
in every project phase, his specialty is construction documentation and construction
administration. He is committed to maintaining design excellence through the
construction process to reality, working with owners and consultants to solve the most
challenging problems, and fostering close-knit relationships with all project team
members. Each effort is focused on adding value to the completed project. Eric received
his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University.

Directors
Scott Barnholt, AIA
Director, Architecture
Scott has a multidisciplinary background that encompasses both architecture and urban
planning. At SGA, Scott focuses on design and documentation for commercial, mixed use, and life sciences commissions. He thrives on creative thinking and problem-solving,
especially in relation to the development of concepts that work within a site’s constraints.
A registered architect, Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental design from
the University of Colorado, and a Master of Architecture and a Master of Urban Planning
from Columbia University.

David Enriquez, LEED® AP BD+C
Director, Architecture
David brings 20 years of experience in several different markets to his role at SGA,
where he provides creative direction for commercial and higher-education commissions.
He enjoys the diversity of his projects, which encompass master plans, university
residences, and corporate offices. A key focal point of his work is sustainability, which
David views as paramount. David earned a Master of Architecture from Syracuse
University.

Marc Gabriel, LEED® AP BD+C, NCARB
Director, Architecture
Marc is widely recognized for his expertise in large, complex projects and his ability to
guide stakeholders through any challenges that arise. A registered architect in
Massachusetts and New York, Marc has been in the building industry for 31 years. He
specializes in high-rise, life sciences, and multifamily structures. He welcomes
opportunities to take a preliminary design and refine it to ensure a project’s success,
applying effective new technologies whenever possible. He received his Master of
Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Nevada,
Las Vegas.

Walker Shanklin, AIA
Director, Architecture
As one of SGA’s leading designers, Walker develops conceptual solutions for buildings
that influence the surrounding context in a positive way. His wide-ranging
responsibilities include advising clients and overseeing every stage of projects from
initial planning to construction. His work encompasses commercial, mixed-use, life
sciences, corporate interiors, adaptive re-use, and master-planning commissions. He has
also supported SGA’s use of progressive technologies in the building industry, such as
BIM, REVIT, and VDC. Walker received a Bachelor of Science in architecture and a
Master of Architecture from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

Caroline Bergin, IIDA, NCIDQ, WELL® AP
Director, Interior Design
Caroline leads the interior design practice at SGA’s growing New York City studio,
where her focus is on corporate interiors, multifamily projects, and state-of-the-art
technology and life-sciences facilities. With each commission, she seeks to create
inspired design strategies tailored to the end-user. Caroline’s strength in elevating a
holistic approach stems from her background of diverse work experiences at
multidisciplinary firms, including Perkins Eastman. Her strategies are also informed by
knowledge she gains at industry events that focus on the evolution and future of design
and technology. Caroline received a Bachelor of Science from the School of Architecture
and Design at Virginia Tech.

Amanda Vicari, NCIDQ
Director, Interior Design
Amanda approaches design through deep exploration of client culture. Her portfolio
includes corporate interiors, lobbies and common areas, industrial maker spaces, higher
education, and new mixed-use facilities. But the projects all share an emphasis on
technology: She applies the latest advances to create efficiencies in delivery methods, and
strives to help others find rewarding positions in the design industry. Amanda received
her Bachelor of Science in interior design from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Jessica Randolph, AIA, NCARB
Director, Project Management
As an experienced project manager who specializes in production, Jessica plays an
important dual role: ensuring that each project is buildable and that the design integrity
remains intact throughout construction. At SGA, she has worked on several commercial
projects that encompass renovations as well as core and shell office buildings. Over the
course of her 20-year career, she’s completed a vast array of projects across the higher education, mixed-use, hospitality, and senior-living markets. Jessica is a registered architect in Massachusetts, Florida, and Maine. She received an MBA, a Master of
Architecture, and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from Norwich
University in Vermont.

About SGA
SGA is an award-winning practice whose work spans architecture, interior design,
planning, branded environments, and virtual design and construction. The 100+ person
firm has offices in Boston and New York City and embodies tech-forward design that
redefines how life science, academic, urban, mixed-use, corporate, and commercial
projects are visualized and delivered. The strength of their experienced team is speed to
the market, problem solving, fast-track public approvals, a seamless integration of design,
development, and construction process. SGA’s team-first approach and trademark
creativity has resulted in over 450M SF of successful, innovative commissions. For more visit sga-arch.com.

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