Stanford joins JSA Design as project architect and Orlando passes NCARB exam

February 04, 2022 - Northern New England
Kelly Stanford

Portsmouth, NH Kelly Stanford AIA has been named a project architect at JSA Design. Also, the firm said that project architect Casey Orlando has passed the Architecture Registration Exam administered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB); he is also designated as AIA, a member in good standing of the American Institute of Architects.

“We’re excited to have Kelly join JSA,” said JSA CEO North Sturtevant. “She will play an important role in the continued success of the firm. We’re also very proud of Casey’s recent licensure and passing the Architecture Registration Exam. He’s a key member of our design team and his achievement is well-deserved.”

Stanford brings diverse experience in healthcare and mixed-use projects to JSA. She likens her job as a project architect to solving a 3D puzzle. “Assembling a building package is a series of interactions, decisions and components,” she said.

Casey Orlando

“People, functionality, spaces, support systems, aesthetics, structure—they’re all puzzle pieces. I orchestrate and collaborate so all those pieces fit.” Formerly with Warrenstreet Architects in Concord, NH, Stanford’s expertise includes new construction and renovation projects including mixed-use, healthcare, municipal, education, single-family and multi-family housing, senior living, historic preservation and more. Most recently she served as job captain on an adaptive reuse project for Bangor Savings Bank in Concord, NH, a project nominated for a NH Preservation Alliance Award. Stanford received a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s of architecture degree from Roger Williams University.

Orlando has been at JSA since 2017. To become a licensed architect, he passed the six-part Architecture Registration Exams, administered by NCARB. Orlando is licensed as a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. His current projects include Brick Market, a mixed-use development under construction in Portsmouth, NH, and the Coastal Eye Surgery Center in Newington, NH. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the Wentworth Institute of Technology.



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