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Martha Pilgreen, FAIA

President Emeritus


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Martha has worked exclusively with academic clients for nearly three decades and has led the programming, master planning, precinct planning, building design and development of numerous educational facilities. She has experience with every campus building type, and a particular focus on campus centers and libraries. Martha's core beliefs are that architects must be stewards of educational institutions, and that they must be accountable to the academic communities and larger societies in which they practice. In this framework, the visionary is tempered by the practical, but mere practicalities do not limit the responsibility to make meaningful and inspirational places for human habitation and learning. Martha holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard's Graduate School of Design where she also taught. She has spoken at SCUP Southern Regional and ACUI Region; and here projects have been published widely.

 

Mark Freeman, RIBA, LEED AP BD+C

President, Director of Library Programming, Planning, & Design


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Mark is a British-trained architect who has divided more than 25 years of professional practice between Great Britain and the United States. Mark's experience covers a wide range of building types, with an increasing focus on modern academic libraries. He is actively involved in discussions of emerging library trends, having most recently presented on the subject at SCUP International. Mark is committed to sustainability, and to the richness of design that comes from experiencing different cultures through personal travel. He received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma in Architecture from the University of Westminster.

 
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Tom McCarty

Associate Principal, Sr. Technical Advisor


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Tom has been with Perry Dean Rogers | Partners Architects for over three decades, and has worked on projects across a broad range of scales and disciplines. His knowledge of building design, construction documentation, and the construction process is expansive. His expertise includes the technical issues of waterproofing, constructability, and trade responsibilities. Members from all project teams rely on Tom's experience and judgement, making him an invaluable resource for our office.

 
 

Anne Brockelman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Associate, Director of Sustainability


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Anne Brings to Perry Dean her enthusiasm for creating dynamic learning environments, where her interests in the practice and teaching of design converge. For this reason, she finds working with educational building typologies and ideal way to explore the relationship between education and practice. Since joining Perry Dean in 2006. Anne's diverse experience has included all project phases from planning, programming through construction, and various project types such as campus and facilities master plans, academic libraries, and institutional projects such as a museum and a courthouse. Also an educator, she has served as adjunct faculty at the Boston Architectural College since 2001. Anne graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art, and holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

 

Ryan Senkier, AIA

Senior Associate


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Since joining Perry Dean in 2004, Ryan has amassed a diverse portfolio of projects that vary dramatically in size, complexity and context. His experience includes libraries, student housing, performing arts facilities, master planning, classroom buildings, museums, courthouses and private residences. This variation has allowed for the exploration and development of design at multiple scales, and provides him with valuable experience working with a wide range of constituents. In addition to practice, Ryan also teaches architecture as adjunct faculty at Northeastern University, where he received his Bachelor of Science. He holds a Master of Architecture (with Distinction) from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Ryan is registered architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 
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Todd Shafer, AIA

Senior Associate


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Todd joined the Perry Dean team in 2007, and has a great deal of experience with complex projects for distinguished college and university clients. Todd's experience in all phases of a project, from programming and conceptual design to oversight of construction, provides him with a critical understanding of the implications for the built project. With his current professional focus on designing learning environments and past experience, the importance of inspiring teaching and learning spaces has remained of utmost importance to Todd. This has been influenced by his previous career as a residential faculty member (teaching Spanish) at a boarding high school, and his master's degree thesis project exploring innovative academic spaces. Beyond the office, Todd has served as an adjunct faculty member of the Boston Architectural College since 2008. Todd graduated from Middlebury College with a dual B.A. in Psychology and Spanish, and holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

 
 

Helena Leclair, AIA, LEED AP

Associate


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Since joining Perry Dean in 2014, Helena has designed and managed academic interior renovations, executed fast-paced programming and planning studies, and led the design of a university admissions center - an emerging building type that is growing in importance on today’s campuses. These experiences in conjunction with prior work in the design of healthcare facilities and high-end contemporary homes, underscore Helena’s interest in working with a wide range of clients and her ability to tackle a variety of project types. In her work she is passionate about engaging the public at various scales in order to redirect their consciousness and encourage new relationships between themselves, the social realm, and the built environment. Also a keen educator, she has taught Graduate level Foundation Design Studios at the Boston Architectural College since 2012. Helena received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University followed by a Master in Design Studies from Harvard Graduate School of Design.