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...
J.E.D.I. Symposium: Justice and Equity in the Built Environment
The hottest topic in all industries is Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Research has shown us that a diverse workforce increases creativity, productivity, debate, and problem-solving among companies.
If anyone is interested in attending the AIA Connecticut J.E.D.I. Symposium to learn more about J.E.D.I. as it relates to architecture and construction, please click HERE.
CPG Architects is thrilled to welcome Joselin Vargas to the team as a Junior Designer.
CPG Architects welcomes Joselin Vargas to the team as Junior Designer. Recently graduated from the interior design program at Norwalk Community College, Joselin brings a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to the CPG team.
With a 7-year background in customer service and a love of architecture and design, Joselin comes with an inspiring can-do attitude to find solutions that work for her team and project success, as well as a proven reputation for client-centered satisfaction. As part of our commitment to excellence, CPG is pleased to continue to build our talent pool to work hard for our clients while providing the highest level of service and project development.
Prior to joining CPG, Joselin served as an intern at Hill House Design as...
Welcome! Betsy Gilroy Joins CPG as Project Designer
CPG Architects welcomes Betsy Gilroy to the team as Project Designer. With over 25 years in the industry, Betsy has cultivated both successful client relationships and the creative furniture design process to deliver optimal results for each project she supports. In her role, she will focus on solution-oriented designs that center on our clients’ goals while ensuring project timeline, budget, team productivity, and collaboration. CPG is pleased to continue providing high-quality furniture design service/management, project implementation, and delivery, as well as our firm’s core value of delivering excellence in all phases of design and construction.
As a commercial design expert, Betsy brings an impressive roster of design and furniture projects for clients that span across the US and Europe, including Greenwich Hospital, Pequot Capital, Freepoint Capital, and...
Welcome Jane Epelbaum – CPG Project Designer!
CPG Architects welcomes Jane Epelbaum to the team as Project Designer. Combining 8 years of interior design experience with 8 years of marketing and sales management, Jane recognizes the unnamable but unmistakable intersection between brand, the built environment, and art. With a diverse portfolio that includes corporate interiors, multi-family development, and commercial work throughout Connecticut and New York, she comes with a successful track record of creating compelling, brand-centered designs, as well as an inspiring reputation for her can-do attitude. As part of our commitment to excellence, CPG is pleased to continue to build our talent pool to work hard for our clients while providing the highest level of service and project development.
Before joining CPG, Jane served as Interior Designer and Project Manager at Granoff Architects in...
Thomas McDermott joins CPG as Senior Project Architect.
With over 20 years in the industry, Thomas is a Registered Architect with extensive experience in all phases of architectural projects, ranging from commercial, government, residential, and educational focused environments. Working with the firm’s design teams, he will maintain our highest level of client service and communication while focusing on completing projects successfully on time and on budget. CPG is pleased to continue to build our team of specialists providing high-quality service with expertise in targeted industries. As part of that commitment, Thomas will be an integral player in our firm’s vision for delivering excellence in all phases of design and construction.
Before pursuing his passion for architecture, Thomas spent many years in construction. This combination of architectural design mixed with the practical realities of intelligent construction...
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...
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
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...
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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