Interior designer brings extensive experience designing for a variety of healthcare projects
Boston – May 24, 2017 – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, is proud to announce that Brittany Page, Associate IIDA, has joined the firm as a healthcare interior designer. In her new role, Brittany will provide design, technical detailing, and space planning services from concept development through construction documentation for MPA’s healthcare clients.
“Brittany brings a broad range of skills and experience designing for a variety of healthcare projects,” said Jason Costello, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, partner and associate principal leading the healthcare studio at Margulies Perruzzi Architects. “Brittany understands MPA’s focus on creating high-quality design that supports our clients’ healthcare delivery and patient satisfaction goals. We look forward to her contributions to the exciting project work we have ahead of us.”
A talented designer with six years of experience, Brittany brings to MPA a deep portfolio in healthcare, having collaborated with teams on multimillion dollar projects from concept to completion. With an architectural background, Brittany synthesizes architectural and interior elements to create innovative design solutions that efficiently address the needs of the client. She has a keen ability to integrate interior ambiance with exterior aesthetics, and offers her clients unique ways to use finish materials, lighting, color, acoustics, and wayfinding to enhance the user experience.
Previously, Brittany held interior designer and architectural designer positions for several Boston-based architectural firms. In those roles, she contributed her extensive interior design skills for healthcare projects including Canton-Potsdam Hospital in Potsdam, New York; Southcoast Health System/St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Mass.; Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire; and Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. Brittany received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture and Design, cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
About Margulies Perruzzi Architects’ Healthcare Studio
Consistently ranked as one of Boston’s top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) creates healthcare environments that are efficient, hospitable, comfortable and welcoming for both patients and staff. Specializing in Lean design for medical and clinical offices, MPA works with its healthcare clients to redesign the patient experience and improve operational efficiency throughout the facility. With a healthcare portfolio across New England, MPA’s medical design experience includes design for the patient centered medical home, urgent care centers, outpatient specialty clinics, and acute care settings. For more information, please visit http://www.mp-architects.com.
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Long-time IIDA New England member honored for contributions to Boston’s interior design community
Boston – May 9, 2017 – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, is proud to announce that Interior Design Director and Associate Partner Dianne Dunnell, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, has received the 2017 Leadership Award from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), New England Chapter. The IIDA New England Leadership Award recognizes an individual’s dedication to IIDA, contributions to the local interior design community, and impact on Boston’s design industry. Dianne received the award at IIDA New England’s annual Business Leaders Breakfast on May 4.
Dianne has been an interior designer in the Boston community for more than 20 years and with MPA since 1999. As MPA’s director of interior design, she works on a variety of projects in the corporate and professional services markets, including projects for Philips North America and Dassault Systèmes as well as several large financial and consulting firms in Boston. In addition to her client work, Dianne has devoted herself to volunteering for numerous organizations, supporting fellow designers and members of the IIDA community, and advancing the interior design profession within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Dianne’s involvement with IIDA New England spans 17 years, and her roles for the organization include Boston City Center Director, vice president of communications, and six years on the IIDA New England Chapter Board of Directors. She also recently served as president of the Massachusetts Interior Design Coalition (MIDC), and previously held the roles of Grassroots Director and VP of Communication for the organization. Her involvement with the MIDC helped to engage the local design community in a grassroots effort that resulted in changing interior design legislation within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
“Over many years, Dianne has worked tirelessly to promote the interior design profession through the IIDA, MIDC and Boston’s design community at large, making her a natural choice for the 2017 IIDA Leadership Award,” said Claudia DiCesare, sales representative at Momentum Group and an IIDA New England Business Leaders Breakfast committee member. “Whether she is organizing an event, mentoring young designers, or engaging in advocacy, Dianne has made a tangible, lasting and positive impact on IIDA New England. We are proud to recognize her long-standing commitment and leadership in the Boston design community.”
Dianne has also participated in a variety of volunteer activities in support of design education, including judging interior design competitions and being a guest critic at the New England School of Art and Design, Boston Architectural College, Mount Ida College’s School of Design, and her alma mater Endicott College. She has mentored interior design students at Interior Design Career Day and IIDA New England Portfolio Day, and volunteered with various philanthropic organizations including Habitat for Humanity.
“We are incredibly proud of Dianne’s achievements and leadership contributions to IIDA New England and the Boston interior design community,” said Marc Margulies, FAIA, LEED AP, senior partner and principal at Margulies Perruzzi Architects. “Dianne is a leader in MPA as well by mentoring her design teams, delivering client-focused service, and raising the bar on design excellence with award-winning projects. We know of no one worthier of this honor than Dianne Dunnell.”
In addition to receiving the IIDA New England Distinguished Merit Award for outstanding contributions to IIDA by an IIDA professional member, Dianne’s project awards include the CoreNet Global New England Award of Excellence for Best New Workplace, the IFMA Boston Award of Excellence, and the IES Illumination Award.
About Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Consistently ranked as one of Boston’s top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi Architects creates buildings and interiors for clients who value the quality of their workplace. The firm services the corporate, professional services, healthcare, science/technology, and real estate communities with a focus on sustainable design. MPA has designed high performance workspace for Iron Mountain, Zipcar, Boston Scientific, Philips, Cimpress/Vistaprint, Forrester Research, Hobbs Brook Management, and Reliant Medical Group. For more information, please visit http://www.mp-architects.com.