Architecture Firm Promotes Five

Clockwise from top left: Laurel Christensen, Kara J. Hanson, Brittany Morgan, Rachel Giorgi, and Emily Washek

Boston – Dyer Brown has announced the promotion of five architects and interior designers, Kara Hanson, IIDA, to associate; Laurel Christensen, AIA, WELL AP, to sustainable  design lead; Brittany Morgan, AIA, to project manager; Rachel Giorgi, NCIDQ, to interior  designer; and Emily Washek, Assoc. IIDA, to the role of assistant interior designer.

Hanson brings more than 15 years of professional experience to her role as associate and senior project manager. Through the firm’s Asset Design + Support studio, she focuses on collaboration, engagement, and project delivery for Dyer Brown’s owner, developer, and tenant firm clients. She oversees projects from visioning through construction, excelling in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. Hason currently serves as president for IIDA New England.

Christensen brings her experience for end-user wellbeing and environmental responsibility to her new role as project manager and sustainable design leader for the organization. In addition to working closely with property owners and business  leaders on repositioning projects and workplace design, she also helps advise clients and project teams on how to develop and meet sustainability and materials health goals. Christensen serves as chair of the mindfulMATERIALS Outreach Working Group and the Boston Reuse Subcommittee of the Carbon Leadership Forum.

Morgan takes on her new role of project manager in Dyer Brown’s Asset Design  + Support Services studio and with more than eight years of professional experience focused on design and project delivery. She is currently working on workplace, spec suite and marketing suite projects, collaborating closely with tenants, owners, and developers. Morgan’s experience prior to joining Dyer Brown includes residential mixed-use buildings, historic preservation and commercial interiors.

Giorgi brings experience with multiple project types to her new role as interior designer with the Corporate Services studio, from contributing to innovative workplace designs to help manage challenging restroom renovations. Bringing a passion for creative design solutions to every project, she demonstrates noteworthy responsiveness to client concerns and needs.

Washek brings experience in corporate, higher education, and hospitality interiors to her new role of assistant interior designer. Working with the Dyer Brown team primarily through the firm’s Corporate Services studio, she contributes to the creation of inspiring spaces for a range of client types. While servicing regional and national accounts, Washek makes time to stay an active member of IIDA New England’s Student Affairs Committee.

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