Featured Women In Construction

Ebbrell Transforms Spaces from a Foundation of Equity and Flexibility

Submitted by Ebbrell Architecture + Design

While many employers felt the effects of the “Great Resignation” during 2021, Ebbrell Architecture + Design not only retained, but added to its team of talented and dedicated professionals. As a 100% woman-owned and staffed firm, we believe that a healthy workplace culture – one that includes equity and flexibility, and rewards responsiveness, creativity, and innovation – provides a great foundation for our business, and adds value to the services we offer our clients. As specialists in commercial interior fit-outs, adaptive reuse, lab/manufacturing, and building repositioning projects, the Ebbrell team works hard to capture the healthy and welcoming workplace characteristics we thrive in and bring them into the spaces we design for others.

Meet our team:

Miika Ebbrell is a licensed architect in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Connecticut, and is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP). Before establishing her firm, she worked with architectural and interior design firms across Canada and in Massachusetts on a wide range of building types and project sizes. Miika says she enjoys engaging closely with clients and learning about their organizations, finding exciting design opportunities through the use of color and material, trying new restaurants, and adventuring with family.

‍Ariane Purdy, registered architect and LEED AP, focuses primarily on interior architecture, laboratories, commercial renovations, adaptive reuse, and higher education projects. Her interests include lighting design, building stuff with her own hands, volunteering in the community, and solving her clients’ design challenges.

Robin Kneeland-Willcox, AIA is a licensed architect with an M.Arch. from the Boston Architectural College. She focuses on commercial interior fit-outs for the firm’s biggest landlord clients. She enjoys creating spaces that respond to the needs of all stakeholders, research that explores architecture and neuroscience, traveling, and the outdoors.

Jessica Cargile is a licensed interior designer, LEED AP, and senior project manager. Her fields of design expertise are healthcare, higher education, corporate interiors, labs, and public K-12 schools. She takes joy in facilitating projects through fruition, problem solving, and broadening her children’s life experiences.

Rachel Molé is an interior designer and LEED AP. She started her career designing new build healthcare facilities and university recreational centers. Later she focused on workplace and building amenities projects ranging from small lobby renovations to large corporate headquarters. She enjoys working with clients to create a unique space that fits their vision, seeing clients’ excitement as a project comes together, quality time with family and friends, the beach, and her morning coffee.

Lauren Helman Foley is a licensed interior designer and LEED Green Associate. After earning her Master of Interior Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, she spent over a decade working with large firms in New York City and Boston on corporate and healthcare projects. Lauren joined the Ebbrell team in June 2021 after an extended COVID maternity leave and says she is thrilled to be part of a team that truly values work-life balance. Her interests include test fitting, getting to know the ins and outs of an organization while working together, analogous colors, vintage patterns, and color coding her kids’ toys and books.