Emily Kempa has joined the CPG Team!

Emily will be working part time as the new Receptionist and Administrative Assistant. Emily is currently attending Norwalk Community College where she is pursuing her Associates in Architecture. She plans to further her studies in the fall.

Brendan Roche joins CPG

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 [...]

Julia Chen has joined the CPG Team!

Julia Chen has joined CPG as an Administrative Assistant. Julia will be assisting with presentations and other administrative work in the office, including front desk coverage when needed.

Albina Dobruskin has joined the CPG Team!

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, [...]

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    Jenna Piccirillo is rejoining CPG
    June 28, 2019

    Jenna Piccirillo is rejoining CPG

    Jenna Piccirillo is rejoining CPG, as she was a member of our staff in 2005/2006. She has been in the design field for over 20 years, most recently working for BLT. Her previous experience also includes time at Antinozzi and Roger Ferris, as well as several years of running her own design studio. Jenna‘s projects include commercial and multi-family, from programming to design and implementation. She is a graduate of SCSU with a BS in Fine & Applied Arts, and has taken advanced studies at FIT and Masters of Fine Arts coursework at Pratt Institute of Technology. Jenna has written featured articles for Apartment Therapy and Meriden Record Journal, and she has appeared on HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation.

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    Emily Kempa has joined the CPG Team!
    April 16, 2019

    CPG Architects is pleased to welcome Emily Kempa!

    We are pleased to welcome Emily Kempa to the Staff. Emily will be working part time as the new Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. Emily is currently attending Norwalk Community College where she is pursuing her Associates in Architecture. She plans to further her studies in the fall.

    Emily has interned at another Architecture firm in the past and has had her share of restaurant/catering experience.

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    Update: The Carl Mirbach Memorial Scholarship at Norwalk Community College
    January 18, 2019

    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...

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    Brendan Roche joins CPG
    January 14, 2019

    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.

    Welcome Brendan!

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    Julia Chen has joined the CPG Team!
    September 12, 2018

    CPG Architects is pleased to welcome Julia Chen!

    Julia Chen has joined CPG as an Administrative Assistant. Julia will be assisting with presentations and other administrative work in the office, including front desk coverage when needed.

    With a BA in English from Wellesley College, Julia has administrative assistant and editorial experience, and she also has a Certificate in IT from Baruch College and worked as an IT Consultant.

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    Albina Dobruskin has joined the CPG Team!
    September 12, 2018

    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!

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    CPG Architects Participates in the 2018 Boys & Girls Club 5K
    August 28, 2018

    The CPG team was proud to participate in the 2018 Stamford Boys & Girls Club 5K!!

    What a great experience!

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    Your Architecture Career: How to Build a Successful Professional Life
    August 28, 2018

    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...

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    American Institute of Architects names 2018 Business Award winner!
    August 28, 2018

    Jury Comments:

    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.

    Click here to view the portfolio.

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    Congratulation to the Carl Mirbach Memorial Scholarship Fund Winners
    August 27, 2018

    Congratulations to the 2018 recipients and to all who were instrumental in making the golf event successful for funding this scholarship to honor Carl.

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    CPG Receives the 2018 Shaw Contract Design Award!
    August 27, 2018

    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

    Click here to view the portfolio.

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    American Institute of Architects names 2017 Business Award winners - Citation
    August 25, 2018

    Jury Comments:

    “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.”

    Click here to view the portfolio.

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    Dorel Sports - AIA Business Architecture 2015 Award Winner
    August 22, 2018

    This award signifies “the power of architecture to shape business performance, improve people’s lives and provide a value-added service to clients.”

    Jury Comments:

    The project looks like its story; it merges both the staff and visitor experience and meets all the corporate strategic goals. The design supports the firm’s branding and gets out the message of what it does. Interesting and well executed, it shows that you can have fun doing a project.

    Click here to view the portfolio.

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