Boston – David Manfredi, CEO and founding principal; and Elizabeth Lowrey, principal, of Elkus Manfredi Architects have been selected by the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA) to receive the Robert S. Swain Jr. Distinguished Service Award at the 30th Annual REFA Gala, to be held Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel.
2018 REFA President Paul Ayoub, Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP and REFA Gala Co-Chairs Marci Griffith Loeber, Managing Principal, Griffith Properties and Paul Nasser, CFO and COO, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation will present the awards, making Elkus Manfredi Architects the first architecture firm to be recognized among a distinguished list of companies
David P. Manfredi, FAIA, LEED AP has worked with industry leaders across the country on a diverse portfolio of planning and design projects, creating vital new mixed-use urban neighborhoods, reusing and reinventing important historic context and infrastructure, and transforming the edges of universities from barriers into connective seams with surrounding neighborhoods. From the life science research center at The Broad Institute to the Boston Landing District, home of New Balance, the Boston Bruins, and the Boston Celtics – to some of our country’s most iconic “people places” such as The Grove in Los Angeles, at every scale, in every context, David’s mission is to create common ground that brings people and communities together.
Elizabeth O. Lowrey, IIDA, RDI has been responsible for the interior architecture studio at Elkus Manfredi Architects since the firm was founded and part of the firm’s leadership since being named a Principal. As a leader in the creation of corporate, hospitality, residential, retail, and academic environments, Elizabeth works with clients including Walt Disney Imagineering, Fidelity Investments, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, New Balance, The Boston Consulting Group, National Development, and Harvard and MIT. She is widely known for her strength in strategic planning, her ability to help clients discover and articulate their vision through design, and her skill in creating dynamic, connected environments that enhance the quality of life for communities of all types and scales.