Woburn, MA – Tocci Building Companies, a Boston-area construction manager, has added Design Manager Mark Herstein to their team. As Design Manager, Herstein will provide structure to support the development and refinement of design for medical and hospital projects. He will also work directly with clients’ internal stakeholders and vendors to manage the design, procurement, cost forecasting, coordination, and installation of specialty medical equipment.
The addition of Herstein to the Tocci team marks continued strategic growth to the firm in the healthcare sector. Prior to joining Tocci, Herstein gained extensive industry experience as Senior Project Architect at SmithGroup JJR. In this position, he specifically oversaw on-site construction administration of the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and served as the Medical Planner for the 113,000 square foot addition completed in Phase one.
Originally a healthcare architect, Herstein will bring a unique approach to Tocci with new insights to implementing construction technologies. As a member of the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Team on the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA, he led on-site coordination of medical equipment and pre-construction services. From this experience, Herstein advocates for lean methodologies on IPD projects. As a member of the Tocci team, he will facilitate pull planning sessions for the design activities associated with healthcare projects.
“Mark’s experience in medical design will be a critical asset to Tocci,” said John Tocci, Chief Enabling Officer at Tocci. “As a healthcare architect with an understanding in IPD, he can add to Tocci’s expanding expertise in the design and construction of healthcare facilities.”
Herstein’s previous positions also include Senior Project Manager at KGA Architecture and Project Manager at CollinsWoerman Architecture and Yuan Nesland Management. Other significant projects from Herstein’s portfolio, include: Xiyuan Hotel, in Beijing, China; Eastern District Hospital and the United Christian Hospital, in Hong Kong; and the Sunrise Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, Herstein is a member of The American Institute of Architects, and is a registered architect in Missouri and Washington. He received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from the University of Kansas and brings over 20 years of industry experience to Tocci.
“Tocci presented an opportunity to work with innovative and creative individuals skilled in the construction industry,” said Herstein, commenting on his recent appointment. “I am looking forward to bringing a unique perspective to the team and sharing my knowledge in construction technology.”