We are pleased to tell you about the Fall 2019 Scholarship winner!
The Carl Mirbach Memorial Scholarship at Norwalk Community College (NCC)
The Carl Mirbach Memorial Scholarship was established in honor and memory of a beloved member of CPG who passed away in October of 2016 after battling cancer and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This Scholarship was initially funded in the fall of 2017 with $30,000 raised through a golf fundraiser. Subsequently, at a fall 2018 book signing event for Your Architectural Career, written by CPG founder Gary Unger, an additional $2,650 was added to the Scholarship from contributions by friends of the firm –as well...
Meet our new Project Designer, Jillian Gagnon!
CPG Architects welcomes Jillian Gagnon to the team as Project Designer. With over seven years in the industry, Jillian has built an impressive portfolio with a focus on developing designs for healthcare medical centers, as well as high-end residential design and commercial workspaces. Jillian will play a key role in furthering our commitment to providing high-quality client-centered service with expertise in targeted industries.
Jillian is a long-time CT resident with design experience, resources and industry relationships across several local markets, including Hartford County and Litchfield County, to name a few. As a result-oriented designer, she has a passion and motivation to ensure each client’s unique needs are met with creative solutions that positively influence a person’s mind, body, and spirit.
Prior to joining CPG, Jillian served as an Interior...
CPG is Committed to Addressing the Lack of Diversity in the Architectural Industry
CPG recently joined the AIA Connecticut Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) Challenge to increase gender and racial diversity in the architectural profession. We are committed to addressing the lack of diversity systemic in the architectural industry, and working towards increasing employment of female, black, and underrepresented people of color for design staff, leadership, and professionals at our firm.
From hiring to partnering vendors, we are holding ourselves accountable for progress. CPG will be seeking to adjust our staffing, company culture, practice, and policies to achieve results, both short and long term. We are taking action to build the foundation for lasting change, listening to employee feedback, and tracking our progress to ensure the equity and success of all individuals.
As part of...
We are proud to welcome our new Senior Project Director, Robert Montefusco to the CPG team!
CPG Architects welcomes Robert Montefusco to the team as Senior Project Director. With nearly 25 years of experience in architecture, contracting and construction, Rob brings a proven track record of implementing complex designs and managing multiple teams to deliver projects successfully. Rob will play a key role in CPG client and project management, furthering our commitment to providing high-quality client-centered service.
Rob’s portfolio of projects spans the Tri-State area. His long-standing relationships in the industry will prove incredibly valuable to moving CPG’s business forward and growing our client base. He is well regarded for executing fast-track projects while maintaining design excellence. His decades of work negotiating contracts and assisting in the value engineering process will provide clients with cost...
We are pleased to announce John Danko has joined the firm.
John is a registered Architect with close to 30 years of experience. As the Project Manager and Architect, John has worked on projects in commercial interiors, higher education, and financial centers/banking projects. His involvement is through all phases of design and construction including pre-design, schematic design, design development, construction documentation and construction administration. In addition, John has expertise in quality control review and writing architectural specifications, and he is LEEP AP BD+C accredited.
John’s experience includes two stints at Gensler in New York City, for over 8 years in total, as well as two stints at WTW Architects in Pittsburgh PA, for over 18 years in total. Significant projects include Time Warner, Citi World Headquarters, Pennsylvania State University, Dollar Bank, Mellon Bank and University...
Sema4 Opens its Second State-of-the-Art Clinical Laboratory in Connecticut; Will Be Home to 300+ Employees
New 70,000 square foot facility enables leading health intelligence company to further improve health outcomes and personalize patient care.
STAMFORD, CT — December 3rd, 2020 — Sema4, a patient-centered health intelligence company, today announced that it has opened another state-of-the-art clinical laboratory in Connecticut. The newly built 70,000 square foot facility in Stamford will be home to 300+ employees and is designed for Sema4 to process thousands of industry-leading, information-based genomic tests a day and to further support its mission of advancing healthcare...
Game Changers: Courtney & Brent Montgomery
Meet the couple transforming a warehouse space in Connecticut into a groundbreaking hub for work and play, creativity and connection.
“If a picture is worth a thousand words, a virtual tour is worth a thousand meetings”
Show your space anytime, anyplace to anyone…
Covid-19 only emphasizes the need to offer your clients remote access to your space with fully immersive viewing. Vivid 3D virtual walk-through service highlights the essence of any commercial space. The CPG team is here to help you implement virtual tours into your property marketing strategies.
Bring motion and life to...
CPG Architects – Building Communities
The CPG team volunteered with Homes With Hope (a Westport-based organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Fairfield County) to help redesign and remodel their community room.
“We can’t thank you for the transformation of our community room space (as well as the clearing of invasive plants from the garden area and other parts of the property!) but I also want to reiterate how appreciative we are. Although we are not quite finished assembling and updating the furniture and hanging pictures, one of my students exclaimed as he walked in this morning, “It looks like a whole new space!” We cannot thank you all enough for your tremendous efforts on our behalf!
Lynn Abramson MA, Ed.
Program Director – ASAP Youth Initiative
Damion Martin joins CPG as a Project Architect
Damion Martin has been a Project Architect at Granoff Architects since 2006, and prior to that had been Job Captain at Esposito Design for 3 years. He has retail and commercial experience in all phases of interior work, and ground-up commercial building experience including multi-family building. He is a graduate of Howard University in Washington DC. Welcome aboard Damion!
The Carl Mirbach Memorial Scholarship at Norwalk Community College
In October of 2018, CPG held a book signing event in honor of Gary Unger, CPG’s Founder, who recently published Your Architectural Career. At the event, many friends of the firm took the opportunity to contribute additional funds to the Carl Mirbach Memorial Scholarship at Norwalk Community College. This scholarship was initially funded with $30,000 in the Fall of 2017. These funds were raised at a golf fundraising event to begin the Scholarship in honor and memory of Carl Mirbach, a beloved member of CPG who passed away in October, 2016 after battling cancer and Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
Contributions this year totaled $1,325; which CPG matched, and we are proud to say an additional $2,650 was deposited
We are pleased to share with you the Fall 2018 Scholarship winners! Congratulations to both of these worthy students!
Kevin Bun – Major: Architectural Engineering Technology, GPA: 3.69
Expected Graduation Date: May 2019
A repeat scholarship winner, Kevin is now in his third semester at NCC after transferring from Western Connecticut State University where he was studying Computer Science. He has now completed all of his core requirements and is spending his final...
CPG Architects is pleased to welcome Brendan Roche!
CPG is pleased to announce another addition to the our staff!
Brendan Roche joined CPG on November 26th as a Technical Associate. Brendan has experience with AutoCAD and is proficient in Revit. He has 5 years of design and Construction Documents experience, working on projects ranging from healthcare design, commercial spaces and most recently golf course associated buildings.
In his positions at Rogers McCagg and NEMD, in addition to his work on projects, he assisted in the creation of Revit templates and graphic standards. Brendan has a Master of Architecture from Roger Williams University.
CPG Architects is pleased to welcome Albina Dobruskin!
Albina has been in the design field for 10 years, with her work time experience including Skidmore Owings and Merrill, MKDA and most recently Granoff Architects. Albina’s experience includes corporate interiors, residential, and multi-family, with both designer and project manager roles. Albina brings extensive knowledge of FFF&E, strong graphic presentation skills and expertise in preparation of CD’s, and custom furniture and millwork design. Her technical skills include 3D modelling and rendering using AutoCad 3D, Accurender Nxt, SKetchUp and Lumion. Notable projects at Granoff Architects include WorkWellWin, CNH, Wholeness Center, Neighbors Link, Anxiety Institute, TICC Management, Johnnie-O, Watermark Pointe, and The Modern. She is a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology with an
Interior Design BFA.
Please join us in welcoming Albina to CPG!
The CPG team was proud to participate in the 2018 Stamford Boys & Girls Club 5K!!
What a great experience!
Gary’s new tell-all book for architects is out with sections about clients, realtors, building owners, owners reps, contractors, engineers and furniture dealers.
Master the business side of architecture with advice from an expert.
In Your Architecture Career, Gary Unger provides tips and guidance to students, interns architects, and firm owners to help them understand and master the business side of architecture and interior design. Students in school are not taught to manage process, projects, and clients – the emphasis is on design. However, most graduates will not finish their careers as designers, their focus will be on marketing, programming, project management, cost estimating, rendering, virtual reality, drawing documentation, specifications, workplace strategy, and construction administration, Gary Unger expertly describes the creative aspect of these disciplines and the considerable value they bring to a firm, In order...
“The design for this office encourages clients successfully to go out of their way to be in the space, capturing the tone of hospitality. It is really successful in creating an environment—so that that the firm can live out its story.“
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Congratulations to the 2018 recipients and to all who were instrumental in making the golf event successful for funding this scholarship to honor Carl.
There were 144 midsize office projects submitted this year and only 5 were selected as a Category Winner!
The five jury members that focused on the workplace projects:
- Gururaj Raghavendra
- Space Matrix Design Consultants Elena Schneider
- Space Chantal Boyer-Casey 4té Inc.
- Adrian Norman, Morgan Lovell Plc.
- Silvia Minciarelli, Robarts Spaces
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“The project achieves the goal of bringing a brand to life within a commercial office building. The interior branding of the space is achieved simply through furnishings and accessories.”
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