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  WALTER C. AURELL
President
 


Walter Aurell joined Colgan Perry Lawler in 2002, becoming partner the following year. During more than 18 years of practice, Mr. Aurell has designed projects ranging in scale from college buildings and urban infill to multi-family housing and single-family homes. His extensive experience also includes the restoration and adaptive reuse of historic buildings.

As a Project Architect and designer with the respected firm of Goody, Clancy Architects in Boston, Mr. Aurell directed a number of award-winning academic and housing projects for Harvard, MIT and Brown universities.

Mr. Aurell believes in the importance of place and context over style, striving to create an architecture that is an extension of the natural site, and that relies primarily on scale, natural light, proportion and materials for its effect.

Education: Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture; Cornell University, College of Architecture New York University, Bachelor of Arts

Registration: New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey

Honors/Awards: Boston Society of Architects Art & Architecture Award, MIT Biology Bldg.; New England Regional AIA Award, Salomon Center for Teaching, Brown University; New England Regional AIA Award & Masonry Institute Award, Renovation of Austin Hall, Harvard University

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  ELIZABETH PARKS, AIA, LEED-AP
Architect
 


Elizabeth Parks joined Colgan Perry Lawler Aurell Architects in 2004. Prior to that, Ms. Parks was a partner in the Casali Group of Cambridge, Massachusetts, providing architectural design and construction management.

Ms. Parks has broad experience in serving residential, institutional and commercial clients. She has designed and overseen projects as diverse as a multi-purpose facility on the campus of the Somerville, MA Housing Authority and laboratory and office renovations for Harvard University.

Ms. Parks also has extensive experience with residential projects of various sizes and budgets. She has enjoyed the challenges of adaptive reuse and has developed the sensitivity to scale and detailing crucial to a successful design. A LEED certified professional, Ms. Parks is committed to the responsible use of materials and resources.

Education: Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. Master of Architecture University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts

Registration: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and NCARB

Honors/Awards: Brookline, Massachusetts Preservation Commission Award for Preservation, Riley Residence, Brookline, Massachusetts; Golden Hammer Award, Habitat for Humanity, Boston, Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations: American Institue of Architects, USGBC

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  WINSTON C. PERRY, AIA
 


Winston Perry joined Schofield Colgan in 1961 after several years with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. He was a partner in the firm from 1971 to 2003. His extensive experience includes a wide variety of institutional and residential work.

Now retired from the partnership, Mr. Perry specializes in historic preservation, adaptive re-use, safety issues and access for the disabled. Additionally, his belief in quality control has led him to oversee the firm's writing of specifications, management of bidding and negotiations and the administration of construction.

Education: University of California, Bachelor of Architecture; Yale University, Bachelor of Arts Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Registration: New York, NCARB

Professional Affiliations: American Institute of Architects; National Fire Protection Association; National Trust for Historic Preservation

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  JOHN M. COLGAN, JR., AIA
 


Since joining Schofield Colgan in 1964, John Colgan's work has encompassed a broad range of experience in educational, health care and utility projects. Among his architectural designs are a variety of building types for colleges and universities, including libraries, all-purpose buildings and athletic facilities.

He has designed large utility plants and work centers as well as new and renovated corporate facilities. Recently, Mr. Colgan has been called on to design significant custom residences, and has managed interior design projects needing extensive custom millwork, specialty finishes and furnishing contracts. Throughout his career, his understanding of cost implications has helped to ensure a realistic approach to project funding.

Education: University of Virginia, Bachelor of Architecture; Ecole des Beaux-Arts Americaine, Fontainebleau, France.

Registration: New York; Certificate, National Council Architectural Registration Boards

Professional Affiliations: American Institute of Architects

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