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Architectural Firm Names Three New Principals

Derek Noble/photo by Kyle Allen

Boston –  Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix, announced that it has named three new principals to the firm: Derek Noble, AIA, LEED AP, Alison F. Rainey, AIA, and Chris Waltz, AIA, LEED AP.

For Waltz and Noble, it marks a return to the firm after eight years at Steffian Bradley Architects where their work was focused primarily on healthcare and academic work.

In addition to leading project teams and managing client relations at Shepley Bulfinch, Rainey, Noble, and Waltz’ new roles include strategic planning and business development to help grow the firm’s healthcare, academic, and urban development portfolio.

Alison Rainey/photo by Wayne Rainey

As an architect, designer, and artist, Noble is driven by a collaborative process and creative problem solving, which lead to imaginative and thoughtfully designed projects.

He contributes more than 25 years of design experience in architectural and interior design, space programming and planning, site design, and construction methodology to his new role at Shepley Bulfinch.

A design leader at Shepley Bulfinch since 2009, Rainey focuses on designing environments and spaces for living, learning and healing for clients and their communities.

Rainey’s expertise is grounded in urban infill, adaptive re-use and multifaceted renovations, as well as large scale new construction.  She has led design teams in the delivery of projects mixed-use/affordable housing, student housing, campus centers, libraries, hospitals, retail environments, and STEM projects.

Chris Waltz/photo by Kyle Allen

Waltz brings more than 20 years of experience designing academic and healthcare facilities of increasing size and complexity in the U.S. and Europe. His healthcare experience focuses on managing projects of all sizes and scales, including bed towers, ambulatory facilities, cancer centers, academic medical centers, and specialty centers. His academic design experience focuses on social academic spaces such as student centers, residence halls, and libraries.

Waltz brings a strong technical background to his projects with special expertise in accessibility, sustainability, and building technology.

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