Architecture Firm Celebrates 30 Years

The SGA team

Boston – New York City-based architecture and interior design firm, Spagnolo Gisness & Associates Inc. (SGA), announced it is celebrating 30 years in business.

Al Spagnolo

The firm was founded on Jan. 26, 1991 by Al Spagnolo AIA, NCARB; Bill Gisness, AIA, BSA; and Jeff Tompkins, IIDA, LEED AP. In the last 30 years, SGA’s portfolio is approaching half a billion square feet of commercial space across the country.

SGA cemented its place in the market by delivering notable works such as the corporate headquarters of clients such as life sciences pioneer Biogen, retail giant Staples, gaming technology company GTech, mathematical computing software firm MathWorks and the U.S. headquarters of banking and financial services firm ING.

Bill Gisness

In addition to corporate headquarters, SGA has designed projects for some of the nation’s leading institutions of higher learning, including Vanderbilt University, Williams College, MIT, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Tufts University, and Northeastern University.

SGA serves as the architecture and design firm for top life sciences developers and institutional investors in current and emerging clusters including Cambridge, Greater Boston, New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia.

Recently under the guidance of the new partners, SGA was awarded 11 architecture and design awards in 2020 from industry peers and publications, which recognized the firm’s innovative and tech-forward design ethos in projects such as TitletownTech, Vanderbilt University, 50+60 Binney Street (the home of Sanofi Genzyme and Bluebird Bio), LogMeIn, the Autodesk BUILD Space, Williams College and Wheaton College.

Jeff Tompkins

In its 30th year, SGA has diversified and expanded its Architecture, Interior Design, Planning, Branded Environments, Virtual Design and Construction, and Building Sciences practice, and added new ones, such as Science + Technology Planning.

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