Ellenzweig Announces Dominick Roveto, AIA, LEED AP as its New President

Michael Lauber, FAIA, is pleased to announce that Dominick Roveto, AIA, LEED AP, succeeds him as President of the firm. Michael is stepping away from the presidency to focus on the firm’s project work and client relations.

“Dominick has been instrumental to our success and is going to be an excellent leader for our firm, guiding us to growth and prosperity over the coming years,” said Lauber. “He is a great communicator, has a strong design sensibility, and brings to the presidency the highest ethical values.”

Dominick joined Ellenzweig in 1994 upon receipt of his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Boston Architectural College. He worked closely with Founding Principal Harry Ellenzweig, devoting his career to designing buildings that foster community, celebrate program and mission, and enhance their built and natural surroundings. His client collaborations include those with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of Maine, EMD Serono, University of Massachusetts, Ursinus College, University of New Hampshire, Rowan University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, University of Vermont, and Yale University.

Dominick is a frequent speaker at national conferences convened by Tradeline and the Society for College and University Planning.

Located in Boston’s Financial District and celebrating its 53rd year, Ellenzweig is an architecture and planning firm specializing in buildings for science and engineering.

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University of Maine Engineering Center Awarded to Ellenzweig/WBRC Team

Ellenzweig, in partnership with WBRC Architects Engineers of Bangor, Maine, is excited to announce our selection for the design of the new Engineering Education and Design Center at the University of Maine’s flagship campus in Orono.

The new building, estimated at 120,000 square feet, will provide contemporary research and teaching facilities and accommodate the University’s expanding engineering enrollment.

To view the WBRC press release click here.

Read the University of Maine’s announcement regarding the Engineering Education and Design Center here.

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Coastal Research Building Completed for UMass Dartmouth

Ellenzweig recently celebrated with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth the opening of the new East Research Building in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The building serves the School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) as well as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. The project was administered by the University of Massachusetts Building Authority.

The new building features a major seawater research laboratory, a supercomputer server cluster for climate and oceanographic modeling, wet and computational teaching laboratories, and a 100-seat divisible classroom with video-conferencing capabilities.

Sustainability and resiliency planning informed the new building design at its coastal location, including elevated electrical and mechanical systems, and a building envelope designed for 120 mph sustained winds.

For further details about the SMAST facilities click here.

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Ellenzweig to Host Architecture Job Shadow Day

This Friday December 8th, Ellenzweig is hosting a job shadow day for a group of high school students interested in careers in the design and construction fields. By attending various presentations by the Ellenzweig staff, touring the office to learn about different career paths, and participating in a creative design charrette, the students will experience what it is like to work at an architecture firm.

Last year, Ellenzweig held a similar event for students from the Margarita Muñiz Academy and English High School.

Strategies to Successfully Navigate the Design of STEM Facilities: A Case Study at the University of Mississippi

Co-authored by Shirine Boulos Anderson and Maurice R. Eftink, Professor of Chemistry and Associate Provost Emeritus at the University of Mississippi, was published as a featured article in SCUP’s Planning for Higher Education in November 2017.

To view the article, click here.

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Ellenzweig at SCUP-52

This year at SCUP-52, the Society for College and University Planning’s Annual Conference, which was held in Washington D.C., Ellenzweig presented a concurrent session entitled “Campus Energy Master Planning: A Roadmap to Carbon-Neutral Institutions.” Session presenters were Shirine Boulos Anderson, Principal with Ellenzweig; Chad Wisler, Principal with Vanderweil Engineers; and James G. Anderson, Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at Harvard University.

Ellenzweig Principals Bill Holt and Dominick Roveto and Associate Principal Catherine Hunt also participated in the conference, and the firm was one of 50 exhibiting in the SCUP Commons.

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Campus Energy Master Planning: A Road Map to Carbon Neutral Institutions in Northern U.S. Latitudes

Co-authored by Shirine Boulos Anderson and Chad Wisler, Managing Principal at Vanderweil Engineers, was published as a featured article in SCUP’s Planning for Higher Education in June 2017, and again in a July edition of The SCUP Scan.

To view the article, click here.

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In recognition of their valued contributions to the firm, Ellenzweig recently announced the following staff promotions:

Peter Herman, AIA, Associate Principal; Gesse Faber and Bryan Roi, Senior Associate; and Carolyn Day, AIA, LEED AP, Christopher Hardy, Melanie Nawoichik, Amanda Solinsky, AIA, and Salpie Tokadjian, AIA, Associate.


Rowan University’s Anthony Lowman, Ph.D., Dean of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, joined Ellenzweig Principals Jim Blount and Dominick Roveto in presenting, “New facility models for integrating science and engineering,” at Tradeline’s College and University Science and Engineering Facilities 2017 Spring Conference, April 24-25, at the Hilton San Diego Mission Bay Resort.


At Tradeline’s 2017 Research Facilities Conference on April 27-28, also held at the Hilton San Diego Mission Bay Resort, Ellenzweig Principals Bill Holt and Jim Blount conducted a session entitled, “The new high standard for 21st century research:  core facilities, new work environments, advanced building systems.”

Honor Award for Accessible Design

The Framingham State University Science Complex Addition and Renovation project won an Honor Award for Accessible Design administered jointly by the Boston Society of Architects and the Massachusetts Access Board. The project achieved universal access to all facilities in the buildings comprising the Science Complex, including renovation of the entries to Hemenway Hall and the Annex and the reconfiguration of steeply sloping courtyard areas.