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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
April 24, 2019

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Peter Lofgren

Consulting Architect

Providence RI, 02906

617-***-**** -lofgren-architect

April 24, 2019

Presentation of qualifications for employment at Beyer Blinder Belle I am presenting my qualifications for your consideration to join Beyer Blinder Belle with the desire to work on projects within the academic practice group. Included in my submittal of qualifications is this cover letter, a resume of my professional experience and a link to a web site that has a portfolio of my work, a facility assessment completed for Wellesley College and several master planning documents that I worked on for the Graduate School of Education at Harvard []. I have also attached to this cover letter a chronological list of relevant college and university experience and included where possible the names and contact information of clients I have collaborated with. I feel that my years of profession work as an architect and specifically my work as an architect for many colleges and universities provides me with the unique qualifications to join Beyer Blinder Belle. I am a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and received my masters in architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard.

My work for academic institutions includes designs for residence halls, dining facilities, libraries, academic and administrative buildings, museums and parking facilities. In addition to these architectural projects I have been involved in programming, space utilization, facility assessment including deferred maintenance and facility renewal assessments, prioritization and phasing of projects over time, coordination of project budgets and preparation of project estimates with input from consultants and contractors.

All colleges and universities struggle with permitting and zoning issues and I have considerable experience in helping colleges and universities successfully get projects through the review and approval process. I worked with Princeton University and the Town of Princeton to get the University’s first above ground parking garage permitted. I worked with Harvard Planning and Real Estate to successfully permit One Western Avenue guiding the project through the Article 80 process with the City of Boston. I was successful in leading the expansion and renovation of Longfellow Hall at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education with the City of Cambridge and through the review process with the Cambridge Historical Commission. Most recently I worked with Epsilon to guide the Emmanuel College new residence hall project through the Article 80 review process with the City of Boston. I have worked with many of the major consultants and contractors in New England including many in Rhode Island. These include consultants for structural, mechanical and life safety along with historic preservation, building envelope, lighting acoustic, parking, and permitting. I have working relationships with many contactors including Shawmut Design and Construction, Bond Brothers, and Moriarty Associates.

I ran the architectural practice of Machado and Silvetti for 22 years. During that time I oversaw staffing, managed budgets, over saw cash flow and invoicing, managed contracts and professional liability insurance requirements. I provided leadership for the firm and was the prime client contact for day-to- day project delivery. I have direct experience with multiple types of project delivery methods. I have worked with colleges and universities to manage project risks and to budget and plan for such risks accordingly. I am familiar with the Providence Historic District Commission and College Hill Neighborhood Association. I am a Board Member of the Providence Athenaeum and chair of its Building Committee.

I look forward to having the opportunity to further discuss the potential to join Beyer Blinder Belle as a design professional.


Peter Lofgren

Peter Lofgren


Peter D. Lofgren AIA

Providence, RI 02906

617-***-**** Mobile

Professional Profile

Peter Lofgren is a practicing architect with a commitment to delivering comprehensive architectural design services for a diverse profile of clients including academic institutions, cultural institutions, developers and corporations. He has overseen management of professional design firms including client management, consultant coordination, permitting, staffing, marketing, business development, research, finances, insurance and contracts. Core Professional Competencies

Programming, Evaluating User Experiences, Benchmarking, Visioning, Change Management, Architectural Design, Interior Design, Construction Coordination, Construction Detailing, Construction Phasing, Historic Preservation, Strategic Planning, Office Leadership, Client Leadership, Value Engineering, Staffing, Project Scheduling, Permitting and Agency Review, Perspectives and Renderings

Technical Skills

Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, Primavera, Basic Revit Memberships

American Institute of Architects

Boston Society of Architects

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Education

Rhode Island School of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts & Bachelor of Architecture Harvard Graduate School of Design, Masters of Architecture Profession Registration

Current Registration - Rhode Island

Past Registrations - Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, California, Arkansas, District of Columbia and Maryland

Professional Experience

Elkus Manfredi Architects Boston, MA

Emmanuel College

Boston, Massachusetts

• New Residence Hall

Boston, Massachusetts

690 Bed Residence Hall

• Emmanuel College Learning Commons

Boston, Massachusetts

Renovation of the Cardinal Cushing Library into the College’s Learning Commons Baker Design Group, Inc. Boston, MA

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Cambridge, Massachusetts

• Campus Master Plan

Master Plan to consolidate all HGSE program into 420,000 GSF of new and renovated construction Harvard Graduate School of Education

Cambridge, Massachusetts

• Gutman Library Renovation

Renovation of the building to consolidating library program onto the 2nd floor and creating a campus café and reading room on the 1st floor

• Longfellow Hall

Renovation of the building to provide office space on the ground floor – renovate the attic space and add a 5th level penthouse to support campus programs currently located off campus TripAdvisor Corporate Headquarters Interiors

Needham, Massachusetts

285,000 GSF of new office space to support 1500 employees Taco, Inc. Innovation and Development Center

Cranston, Rhode Island

Renovations and additions to the Taco Headquarters and manufacturing center to support the education of trade professionals and employees.

Sukoon International Hospitality Complex

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

120,000 SM Hotel - Apartments, Conference Center and Medical Office Complex Harvard University - Massachusetts Hall, Perkins Conference Room Cambridge, Massachusetts

Renovations to the President’s administrative building and main conference room Teknion Showroom

Boston, Massachusetts

Product showroom for manufacturer of workstations and office environments Analog Devices

Headquarters Renovation

Westwood, Massachusetts

60,000 SF renovation of high-technology research center and renovations to corporate dining facility Union Park Residence

Boston, Massachusetts

Renovations and additions to historic Boston South End residence SMMA Cambridge, MA

Wellesley College Facilities Assessment

Wellesley, Massachusetts

Facility Assessment of 56 buildings creating a Capital Plan allowing for strategic prioritization of future projects filtered by programmatic needs and critical physical infrastructure repair and replacement Machado and Silvetti Associates, Inc. Boston MA

Academic Projects

Harvard University Harvard Planning and Real Estate Graduate Student Housing

Allston, Massachusetts

Apartment-style housing for 365 students in 234 apartments with below ground parking for 625 vehicles Walton School of Business – Walker Hall

Fayetteville, Arkansas

New business school for graduate and undergraduate studies Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

• McAllister Academic Village

New suite-style student housing (1,900 beds) with dining and learning environments Co-Gen Sun Devil Physical Plant

Development of elevations to screen new power generating facility Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Science

Oxford Street Master Plan

Cambridge, Massachusetts

13-acre master plan for recommended build-out, landscape strategy and parking approach Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

• Princeton University Master Plan

700-acre master plan

• Engineer Quad Parking Structure

410-car parking facility

• Scully Hall

267-bed undergraduate student housing

Museums and Cultural Projects

Getty Villa

Malibu, California

Master Plan and renovation and expansion of the Getty Villa to support the new center for the study of antiquities, archeology and ancient culture

Utah Museum of Fine Arts – Marcia & John Price Building Salt Lake City, Utah

A new 78,000 SF museum of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts Rhode Island School of Design – Museum Addition

Providence, Rhode Island

Preliminary design for the development of a new entry to the RISD Museum University of Notre Dame – Snite Museum Master Plan South Bend, Indiana

Strategic plan for renovation or construction of a new museum for the University of Notre Dame Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture

Pocantico Hills, New York

Renovations to an historic farm facility to house the Center For Food and Agriculture and the Blue Hills Restaurant and Stone Barns

Battery Park City – Wagner Park

New York, New York

Public park pavilions in lower Manhattan

Commercial – Residential

Atelier 505 Boston Center for the Arts

Boston, Massachusetts

A mixed-use project developed adjacent to the Boston Center for the Arts. Program includes retail, residential, theaters, and parking


Sister Sr. Anne Donovan, SND

Vice President of Finance/Treasurer


Tricia Tower

Associate Treasurer


Lee Burneson - [Lee was the owner’s project manager for both TripAdvisor and Emmanuel College during construction]


Northstar Project and Real Estate Services


Peter Lofgren

Consulting Architect

Providence RI, 02906

617-***-**** -lofgren-architect

Chronological Narrative of Relevant College and University Projects Princeton University

East Campus Master Plan

Parking Structure

Campus Master Plan

Scully Hall Residence College

1993 - 1999

While working with Machado and Silvetti Associates I oversaw work on multiple projects for the University. This partnership with the University started with a master plan for the east campus including the Engineering Quad. The result of the project led to the design and construction of Princeton’s first structured parking garage. I was the architect of record for the project and work with Campus Architect Jon Hlafter on overall project delivery including planning review and Town of Princeton approvals. After completing the parking structure Machado and Silvetti Associates were retained by the University to prepare an architectural master plan focused on how to best integrate new construction within the fabric of the historic campus. This led to the design and construction of Scully Hall, a 265-bed residence hall that provided additional residential capacity on campus so renovation of other residence halls could be completed without taking beds off line. Other campus projects included improvements to pedestrian paths and traffic intersections.

Harvard Planning and Real Estate

One Western Avenue

1999 - 2003

Harvard University selected Machado and Silvetti Associates to design a 234-apartment residence hall to provide housing for students at the Business School. I was the project architect for the project and oversaw the overall design, permitting and construction of the building. I worked closely with Harvard Planning and Real Estate, Student Life and the Business School to complete the project. The lead coordinator for the University was Susan Keller – Project Executive HPRE. Nazneen Cooper provided critical design oversight for HPRE. She is now Assistant Dean for Campus Design and Planning - Harvard Faculty of Arts and Science. Representing the Business School was Angela Crispi - Executive Dean for Administration – Harvard Business School. I led all design meetings and followed the project through construction. The meetings were large and the design process was very inclusive. We had representation from Harvard Planning and Real Estate, Harvard Project Management, Harvard Business School, Harvard Student Life, The President’s Office, Harvard’s Director of Community Relations, Director of Transportation, the projects construction manager and consultants when and as required. Susan Keller

Director of Faculty Real Estate and Brokerage Services Harvard University


Nazneen Cooper

Assistant Dean for Campus Design and Planning - Harvard Faculty of Arts and Science Harvard University


University of Utah

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

1999 – 2001

Machado Silvetti Associates partnered with Prescott Muir Architects to design and oversee construction of a new 80,000 square foot museum for the campus. This project was a design build project with Layton Construction. Due to a tight project schedule construction started three months after the commencement of schematic design. There were 21 sequential bid packages issued to keep pace with construction. I was the project architect for Machado and Silvetti and oversaw design and permitting with Prescott Muir Architects and the State of Utah. The project schedule was driven by the need to be open prior to the 2002 Olympics.

Arizona State University

1900 Bed Residential Village

Co-Generation Plant

2012 - 2015

Machado Silvetti Associates partnered with Gould Evans of Phoenix to design a 1900 bed residential community for the University. This project was the result of the new president of the University, Michael Crow’s desire to transition ASU from a commuter campus to a residential campus. This residential village was constructed to provide housing for freshmen and sophomore students. Michael Crow realized that to minimize attrition of the student body it was essential to house students on campus. The key member from ASU team who we worked with was Ron McCoy who is now the campus architect at Princeton University. I also worked on the design of the cogeneration facility adjacent to the residence hall project.

Ron McCoy – [Ron McCoy was Campus Architect at ASU for the duration of the project] University Architect FAIA

Princeton University


Harvard Planning and Real Estate

Residential Property Assessment

2005 – 2007

While working at SMMA as Director of College and University projects we were retained by Harvard Real Estate to do an assessment of multiple residential properties. While not a very glamorous assignment studies such as these are important to the universities so they can better manage assets over time. I worked with Michele Maheu on this study. She is now Director of Facilities at Wellesley College. Wellesley College

Facility Assessment

2005 – 2007

SMMA was retained by Wellesley College to do a space utilization and facility assessment for over 50 buildings on the campus. To facilitate this work we partnered with Eva Klein and Harvey Kaiser who led in the overall space allocation and project prioritization documentation. I led the overall coordination of the facility assessment working with a team of consultants to review structure, mechanical, code and building envelope issues. Based upon this information we worked with Bond Brothers to generate construction estimates and anticipated escalation of construction costs over time. Peter Zuraw who was the Director of Facilities at the time was mandated by the President of the College to establish a 10 year work plan that would oversee the priority of projects based upon programmatic need, urgency of repair or maintenance. Michelle Maheu transitioned from Harvard to Wellesley prior to the start of this study. A copy of the report is attached to this application. Michelle Maheu

Director of Planning Design and Construction

Wellesley College


Harvard University Graduate School of Education

Allston Campus Master Plan

Existing Campus Master Plan

Renovation of Gutman Library

Renovation of Longfellow Hall

2007 – 2015

In 2007 I joined Baker Design Group and worked with the Graduate School of Education on a variety of projects. The initial project was a new campus plan anticipating the College of Education’s move to the Allston Brighton Campus next to the Harvard Business School. When the University stopped development in Allston due to the recession we worked with the College of Education to do a comprehensive study of how to maximize their programmatic needs on the existing campus. We hired Harvey Kaizer to assist with the overall campus programming and utilization of classroom spaces. We worked with Shawmut Design and Construction on establishing budgets and projected costs over time and established phasing strategies that met the programmatic needs of the College. Once this master plan was completed I oversaw the renovation of two floors of Gutman Library and a phased renovation and expansion of Longfellow Hall. I oversaw the permitting with the city along with working with Charlie Sullivan, Director of the Cambridge Historic Commission for the City of Cambridge. Jason Carlson

Chief of Operations


Emmanuel College

New Residence Hall

2015 – 2018

I joined Elkus Manfredi Architects in the summer of 2015 and was the project architect for 690-bed residence hall for Emmanuel College. I coordinated the project team with the consultant team, worked With Epsilon Associates for all of the content required by Article 80 of the Boston Planning and Development Agency. I meet weekly with representatives of the College including Sister Anne Donovan and Tricia Tower. Assisting the College during construction the College retained Northstar as the Owner’s Project Manager. The project was successfully completed this past summer and the building has changed the culture and quality of life for the entire College. Sister Sr. Anne Donovan, SND

Vice President of Finance/Treasurer


Tricia Tower

Associate Treasurer


Lee Burneson - [Lee was the owner’s project manager for both TripAdvisor and Emmanuel College during construction]


Northstar Project and Real Estate Services


In addition to these projects I have worked with the following clients and consultants: Harvard University Business School

Renovation of McCosh Hall

2008 – 2010

Andy O’Brien

Chief of Operations – Harvard Business School


Harvard University Planning Office

Tanya Iatridis

Senior Director of University Planning

Planning and Project Review for Graduate School of Education Master Plan


Bryant University – New Classroom Building

Planning Classroom Utilization and Programming

Persis Rickes

Persis Rickes Associates



Ron Simoneau

Shawmut Design and Construction

Vice President Institutional – New England


Project – Design Build for Taco Innovation Center – Taco Headquarters – Cranston RI John Moriarty

John Moriarty and Associates


Project – Emmanuel College Residence Hall – Boston MA Finn O’Sullivan

John Moriarty and Associates


Project – TripAdvisor Headquarters – Needham MA

Frank Hayes

Bond Brothers

Chief Operating Officer


Project – Longfellow Hall – Harvard University College of Education – Cambridge MA Robert Murray

Bond Brothers



Project – One Western Avenue – Harvard Planning and Real Estate – Boston MA David Shrestinian


Senior Vice President of Project Development

David was project executive on One Western Avenue while he worked at Bond Brothers

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