Centerbrook, CT Centerbrook Architects & Planners has welcomed Ben Mayne and Andrew Wait to the architectural staff in the firm’s latest round of hires. Mayne joins Centerbrook fulltime following internships at the firm in each of the two previous summers. A second-generation designer, Mayne graduated this spring with a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s top-ranked architecture, art & planning program. He is originally from Suffield. Wait comes to Centerbrook upon completion of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Northeastern University. The Andover, Mass., native was a two-time participant in Northeastern’s co-op program, where he worked at LDa Architecture & Interiors and Prellwitz Chilinski Associates.
“Andrew and Ben have hit the ground running, and we are thrilled to have them on our team,” said Centerbrook associate principal Justin Hedde, AIA. “Ben’s studies at Cornell focused him on crafting human-scale spaces through parametric modeling. Andrew’s undergraduate thesis work delved into a new building technology, including CLT (cross-laminated timber) construction. Their passion for architecture is evident, but more importantly, they are a pleasure to have in the office.”
Mayne and Wait join the Centerbrook staff that also added René Brakels and Cassie Archer earlier this year.
Additionally, the firm welcomed three summer interns who started in June. Anthony Azanon and Rob Diaz came to Centerbrook via the Rhode Island School of Design while David Bransfield hails from the Yale University School of Architecture.
Centerbrook Architects & Planners is a firm conceived in 1975 as a community of architects working together to advance American place-making and the craft of building. A collaborative firm with an exceptional history of building, Centerbrook is known for inventive design solutions that are emblematic of its client and their traditions. Centerbrook’s designs have won 380 awards, including the Architecture Firm Award, a distinction held by only 36 active firms nationwide. Centerbrook is currently designing for clients in seven states, Canada and China.