Michael Tyre Presents at SCUP 2024 Annual Conference

Michael Tyre, AIA, along with Scott Montemerlo of Officeworks Inc., and Allison Page, Campus Planner at Smith College, will be presenting their session, “How to Design Neuro-inclusive Learning Environments” on Monday, July 22 at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 2024 Annual Conference in Philadelphia. An estimated fifteen-to-twenty percent of the world’s population exhibits some form of neurodivergence. […]

Thomas Barker Completes Phius Certification

Congratulations to Amenta Emma team member, Thomas Barker, AIA, on completing his Phius Certified Consultant certification. Phius Certified Consultants (CPHCs) learn to design to the Phius climate-specific building standard, the leading passive building certification in North America.

AE Design Tour: Cambridge

We started our 2024 field trip series with a tour of Cambridge. Some stops included the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, the Google Rooftop Park, MIT Museum, MIT Welcome Center/NADAAA Site 4, MIT School of AI, MIT New School of Architecture (in construction), MIT New Vassar Housing and MIT List Center. Typically held 4-5 times […]

Casey Westerman Joins Amenta Emma

We are pleased to welcome Casey Westerman, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C to our Hartford office. Casey holds a Master of Arts in Interior Architecture from Endicott College and is an inductee of Interior Design Magazine’s 30 Under 30: Boston Interior Designers Class of 2023. At her previous firm, Casey manipulated complex programming requirements into […]

Jim Lee Joins Boston Office

We are pleased to announce the addition of Jim Lee, AIA, LEED AP, as Project Manager to our Boston team. Jim earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degrees from Northeastern University, with a minor in Urban Studies, and brings to the firm over 15 years of experience facilitating the design, construction, […]

2030 Commitment | 4-Year Badge

We are excited to announce that we have received our 4-year commitment badge after successfully completing our 2023 reporting. At Amenta Emma, we take sustainability seriously and have committed to reducing operational energy in our projects by signing on to the 2030 Challenge. Our goal is to make buildings carbon-neutral by 2030, and we believe […]

Craig Battisto / Specifiers Roundtable

Craig Battisto, AIA, LEED AP, CSI, will be participating as a panelist in the Hartford and Housatonic Chapters CSI 6th Annual Specifiers Roundtable. Specifiers will discuss what they see as the future of specification writing and share with us how their past practices have shaped the way they specify today. Audience participation in the discussion […]

Hartford Business Journal Q&A With Michael Tyre

The Hartford Business Journal interviewed Michael Tyre in a Q&A about the firm’s plans for growth and new leadership. From the article written by Greg Bordonaro: Hartford-based Amenta Emma Architects last year kicked off an ambitious 10-year strategic plan, with goals that include doubling its staff size and becoming a regional design leader in New […]

James Regnier Joins Hartford Office

We are pleased to welcome James Regnier to our Hartford office. James holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture and Design from UMass Amherst, and a Master of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has a passion for digital design, 3D modeling, and fabrication, having once spent a summer in Italy carving marble as […]

Orange Pop! Bridging Generations

Accommodating multiple generations under one roof is challenging for companies today. It is a task made even more daunting by the upheavals in work/life expectations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our client, venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), approached the problem as it might when deciding whether to add a company to its portfolio: […]

Emily Barna Presents at Women Who Build Summit

Interior Designer, Emily Barna, IIDA, LEED AP, WELL AP, EDAC, along with Valerie Fletcher of the Institute for Human Centered Design and Ian Law, RLA of Fuss & O’Neill, will present at the Construction Institute 2024 Women Who Build Summit on March 27. The session, Inclusive Design, Rationale + Practice, will provide an overview of the global movement and illustrate Inclusive […]

Michael Tyre Presents at SCUP North Atlantic Regional Conference

Michael Tyre, AIA, and Allison Page, Campus Planner at Smith College, will be presenting their session, “How to Design Neuro-inclusive Learning Environments” on Monday, March 25 at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) North Atlantic Regional Conference in Boston. An estimated fifteen-to-twenty percent of the world’s population exhibits some form of neurodivergence. Awareness of the sensory and environmental issues […]

Michael Tyre to Lead Second Generation at Amenta Emma Architects

(From left to right: Amenta Emma Architects Associate Principal Craig Battisto, President-Elect Michael Tyre, Vice President Myles Brown, Principal Jenna McClure, Managing Principal Robert Swain) The principals of Amenta Emma are excited to announce a number of forward-looking changes in leadership at the award-winning design firm, including naming Michael Tyre as president. Tyre will serve […]

Orange Pop! Outside the Box

Smith College repurposed 6,000 square feet in the campus’s former Young Library to create a learning space to help neurodiverse learners flourish. Recognizing the need to provide an environment to address the unique needs of students who learn differently and often struggle with sensory distractions, the college collaborated with the design team to develop a […]

Jenna McClure Named PWC CT Woman of Achievement Honoree

Congratulations to Jenna McClure, AIA, LEED AP, this year’s Professional Women in Construction CT chapter Woman of Achievement honoree! The award will be presented to her at the AEC Industry Women’s Panel and Awards breakfast on March 5th. The Woman of Achievement award is given annually to a candidate who has at least 15 years […]

Brittney Wilson Joins Boston Team

We are excited to welcome Brittney Wilson to our Boston office. Brittney holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Ohio University and a Master of Architecture from The Ohio State University. At her previous firm, she specialized in multi-family projects and community centers, where she honed her skills in the schematic and […]

Design Development with Rens Hayes IV

Founding Partner, Tony Amenta, was a recent guest on the Design Development with Rens Hayes IV podcast. In this episode, Rens and Tony explore the entrepreneurial journey of establishing and growing a successful architecture firm in changing markets. Listen or watch on YouTube, Spotify, LinkedIn, Apple or Google Podcasts.

Jenna McClure, AIA, LEED AP Promoted to Principal

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Jenna McClure to Principal. Jenna joined Amenta Emma Architects in 2008 and has moved up the ranks becoming an Associate in 2011, Senior Associate in 2016, Associate Principal in 2021, and now, Principal in 2024. She possesses a collection of talents that has led to progressively greater […]

2024 Promotions

We are pleased to announce the promotions of 12 team members in 2024. Promoted to Principal Jenna McClure, AIA, LEED APJenna joined Amenta Emma Architects in 2008 and has moved up the ranks becoming an Associate in 2011, Senior Associate in 2016, Associate Principal in 2021, and now, Principal in 2024. She possesses a collection […]

2023 Year In Review

As we anticipate the possibilities of the new year, we take a moment to share a snapshot of events and accomplishments from 2023. Read here.

Orange Pop! The Homecoming

Canaan Parish, a new multi-family, mixed-income apartment community in the affluent community of New Canaan, CT, is a model of what affordable housing can be. Too often, affordable housing is a tough sell. But a project done well proves good design can be successful even within tight budgets and brings added benefits of diversity, economic […]

Canaan Parish Receives Three HOBI CT Awards

We are honored to announce that our affordable housing project, in partnership with developer Heritage Housing Inc., Canaan Parish in New Canaan, CT received two Home Building Industry (HOBI) Awards from HBRA of Connecticut. Best Affordable Community, and Best Public Private Partnership Development. Awards were presented at the HBRA CT HOBI Awards banquet on November 15. The firm also […]

Joy Ortiz-Colón Earns Architectural License

Amenta Emma congratulates team member, Joy Ortiz-Colón, who completed the Architectural Registration Examination and will be a licensed architect in the State of Connecticut. Joy joined the firm in March 2023 bringing with her over 7 years of technical design and documentation experience and a special focus on K-12, Higher Education, and Civic projects. Joy […]

540 New Park Receives AIA Connecticut Design Award

Amenta Emma is thrilled to announce that our 540 New Park project has received a Merit award from AIA Connecticut in the 2023 Design Awards program. Our 52-unit mixed-use, multi-family, multi-generational building, designed for LEED Silver equivalency, is a testament to our commitment to innovative and sustainable design. We partnered with Trout Brook Realty Advisors, a non-profit developer for the West […]

Tim Reagen Joins Amenta Emma Boston Team

Amenta Emma Architects welcomes Tim Reagen, AIA, as Senior Project Architect in the Boston office. With an extensive background in housing affordability and urban development, he brings over twelve years of experience to our team. Tim’s passion for housing affordability in urban projects has resulted in the creation of over 2,300 new homes across Boston […]

Michael Tyre Presents at CACX’23

Amenta Emma Principal, Michael Tyre, AIA, and Tarkett Account Executive Scott Montemerlo, WELL AP, Faculty AP, will present their AIA Connecticut CACX’23 session on October 25, “Design for Neurodiversity.” The program will explain the prevalence of neurodiversity in the population, how sensory and spatial experiences vary for the neurodiverse, and design strategies to address neurodiversity in the workplace and […]

Orange Pop! From Bleak to Sleek

A new housing development in West Hartford replaces a blighted, abandoned, and now-demolished auto parts store and contributes to solving the community’s affordable housing shortage. The project is fully occupied, attesting to the pent-up demand for such housing. Read our latest edition of Orange Pop! featuring 540 New Park.

Amenta Emma Recognized As 2023 Emerging Professional Friendly Firm

At Amenta Emma, we are dedicated to the personal growth and development of our young professionals, so we are honored to share that our firm has been recognized for the second year in a row as an Emerging Professional Friendly Firm by the New England AIA Components. Read more about the program here.

Fall ’23 Teaching Firm in Residence at RWU

We are honored to join a distinguished list of Teaching Firms in Residence at RWU Cummings School of Architecture. Amenta Emma team members Eric Weyant, Jeremy Jamilkowski, and Thomas Barker will be teaching the graduate-level design studio focused on multi-family housing this fall semester, with project sites in Martha’s Vineyard and Boston. Established in 2007, the Architecture Teaching Firm […]

Anthony Kershaw Joins Hartford Office

We are thrilled to welcome Anthony Kershaw to our Hartford office. Anthony received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, where he was awarded the 2020 Faculty Award for Design Excellence, and he is a distinguished graduate of the Master of Architecture program at the Rhode Island School of Design. He possesses a […]

Animal Resource Center Breaks Ground

The Animal Resource Center for Connecticut Humane Society (CHS) in Wilton, CT broke ground on September 7. The new 13,971 GSF building will convey the organization’s goals and values, providing a professional and compassionate environment to support the adoption and treatment of animals. In attendance were Amenta Emma design team members, our collaborators, Animal Arts […]

Daniel Miele Joins Amenta Emma Boston Office

Amenta Emma is pleased to announce the addition of Daniel Miele to the firm. Dan received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and his Master of Architecture from the University of Hartford CETA program. He is a recipient of a 2022 Connecticut Architecture Foundation scholarship and the University of Hartford Master of Architecture Scholarship Award. Dan has been an […]

Canaan Parish Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

A Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held for the new Canaan Parish affordable housing community in New Canaan, CT, on July 25th. In attendance was Governor Ned Lamont, local officials including First Selectman Kevin Moynihan, Scott Hobbs, chairman of the Housing Authority of New Canaan, and members of the General Assembly. Governor Lamont praised the subsidized and affordable […]

Eric Weyant Joins Amenta Emma Boston As Principal

Amenta Emma Architects is excited to announce the addition of Eric Weyant as principal in its Boston office. Weyant will be responsible for developing and supporting Amenta Emma’s relationships within Boston and the broader New England market. Weyant’s history as a recognized design leader has focused on mixed-use/multi-family, commercial workplace and lab, student residences, and […]

Canaan Parish Receives NGBS Silver Certified + Wellness Badge

We are thrilled to announce that Amenta Emma’s Canaan Parish project received the Silver Certified + Wellness Badge from the National Green Building Standard (NGBS). NGBS is the only green building rating system for homes and apartments approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as an American National Standard. An NGBS certification ensures that the home […]

Delana Erickson Joins Amenta Emma Boston

Amenta Emma is pleased to announce the addition of Delana Erickson to the firm. Delana received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and her Master of Architecture from Roger Williams University. Delana’s honors and awards include the RWU 2022 Master of Architecture Thesis Award, and the Student Academic Showcase & Honors (SASH) 2021 winner for Studio […]

Amenta Emma Volunteers With LEVO International

Amenta Emma team members from the Hartford and Boston offices volunteered 2 half days with Levo International this month to help build urban hydroponic farms in Hartford, CT. Levo International is a community-supported and volunteer-driven organization that uses hydroponic technology to turn backyards and empty lots into urban farms. Hartford is considered one of the […]

Adam Palmer Joins Amenta Emma Hartford

We are pleased to announce the addition of Adam Palmer, AIA, as Project Manager to our Hartford team. Adam earned his Master of Architecture, cum laude, from Miami University and brings to the firm over 19 years of experience. Previously with Phase Zero Design and Friar Architecture, Adam has worked on a variety of project […]

Joy Ortiz-Colón Joins Amenta Emma Hartford

We are excited to announce the addition of Joy M. Ortiz-Colón, Associate AIA, LEED Green Associate, as Project Architect to our Hartford team. Joy is a graduate of Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning B.Arch program, and was a founding member and Secretary of the AIAS Cornell. With a focus on K-12, Higher […]

Amenta Emma Sponsors SCUPNA23

Amenta Emma is pleased to be a Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) North Atlantic 2023 Regional Conference event sponsor! In celebration of the State University of New York (SUNY) System’s successes in higher education planning, the SUNY System Administration and the State of New York Construction Fund are playing host to this year’s conference at […]

LeadingAge Annual Meeting + Expo

Senior living team members Myles Brown and Emily Knipe will be in Denver next week at the annual LeadingAge Annual Meeting + Expo.

Orange Pop! Innovation Central

Amenta Emma completes the new engineering building at Central Connecticut State University – Applied Innovation Hub.

Debra Seay Presents at CACX’22

Join CEO of Indelible Impressions, Yvonne Alston and Amenta Emma Senior Associate, Debra Seay, AIA, WELL AP for their CACX’22 session on October 18, “Moving Beyond Function: Designing With Others In Mind”.