Elkus Manfredi Architects names two new principals and additional promotions

January 19, 2024 - Construction Design & Engineering

Boston, MA Elkus Manfredi Architects names two new principals and completes promotions to vice president, senior associate, and associate.

Promoted to the position of principal:

• William Halter AIA, LEED AP, joined Elkus Manfredi in 2005. Since joining the firm, Halter has worked on master planning projects in Detroit, Atlanta, and Santa Clara, and internationally in Istanbul, Montreal, and Sochi. His work on mixed-use projects includes planning and design for Hudson Yards in New York City, the residences at 333 Dorchester Ave., and flagship retails stores for Neiman Marcus at Roosevelt Field, Long Island and Natick, Mass. Most recently, Halter led the team for The St. Regis Residences, Boston.

• Emily Paparella AIA, LEED AP, CPHC, joined Elkus Manfredi in 2006. A multi-disciplinary architect, planner, and project leader, she has overseen a wide variety of complex projects, where her skills in both the planning and architectural disciplines allow her to bring a broad perspective and wide range of creativity to every endeavor. Paparella has led higher-education, residential, mixed-use, and renovation projects, most recently Simmons University’s One Campus Master Plan and design of the Living and Learning Center. Other projects she has overseen include the Lantera Residences at Boston Landing, Continuum at the gateway to Harvard University’s Allston campus, and renovations to Harvard University’s Peabody Terrace and Soldiers Field Park.

Halter and Paparella join David Manfredi, CEO and founding principal; Elizabeth Lowrey, principal; John Martin, principal; and Andrew West, principal in the leadership of the firm.

Promoted to the position of vice president:
• John Mitchell, who joined the firm in 2011; and
• Timothy Talun AIA, who joined the firm in 2010.

Promoted to the position of senior associate:
• Gregory Breisinger AIA, LEED AP BD+C;
• Christina Hoover AIA, WELL AP;
• Jacob Kain AIA, LEED GA.

Promoted to the position of associate:
• Jocelyn Barahona AIA;
• Genevieve Dominiak;
• Rahissa Melo Wang WELL AP;
• Xiaofeng Sima AIA; and
• Kate Woodcome IIDA, LEED GA, WELL AP.

“The professionals being promoted to new roles and responsibilities at the firm excel at the creative process that is their passion, at managing resources, and at the business of architecture and design,” says David Manfredi, CEO and Founding Principal of Elkus Manfredi Architects. “As individuals, they are extremely good listeners, they understand purpose, and they are engaged with our communities – all factors that contribute to their success in design exploration and leadership.”



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