As we celebrate and look forward to all the possibilities of the new year, we take a moment to share a snapshot of events and accomplishments from 2021 that we are so proud of.

At the start of the year, Jenna McClure was promoted to Associate Principal and Mallory Przybylowski was promoted to Associate.
Jenna McClure, AIA, LEED AP
Associate Principal
Mallory Hudak Przybylowski
Team members completed ARE Exams, Passive House Certifications, and were awarded Emerging Professionals Awards.
Pawel Honc, AIA, LEED AP
Passive House Certification
Andrea Olson, AIA, WELL AP
ARE Exam / CT Licensed Architect
Thomas Barker, AIA
ARE Exam / CT Licensed Architect
Emerging Professionals Award
Randy Begin, AIA LEED GA
ARE Exam / CT Licensed Architect
Alexis Hoff, Assoc. AIA
Emerging Professionals Award
Although this year did not offer a complete return to normalcy, we were able to hold a handful of in person team events, such as our summer picnic at Hops on the Hill, a LEGO Design Charette, and Boston and New Haven Design Tours.  
Summer Picnic
LEGO Design Charrette
Design Tour New Haven
Amenta Emma welcomed Beth Pearcy and Karth Sonker to the Boston team, and Andrew Petersen to the Hartford team.  
Beth Pearcy, AIA, CHCP, LEED AP BD+C Boston
Karitikeya Sonker
Andrew Petersen, LEED GA
Amenta Emma architects and designers wrapped up 2021 with award recognitions from several programs across a variety of project types, reinforcing its reputation as a design leader in the Northeast.
AIA Connecticut Business Architecture Award
165 Capitol Avenue
AIA Connecticut Business Architecture Award
Connecticut Innovations
AIA Connecticut Sustainable Architecture Award
165 Capitol Avenue
ENR NE Best Project: Government/Public Building
165 Capitol Avenue
AIA National Design for Aging Review Merit Award
Southington Care Center
AIA Connecticut Elizabeth Mills Preservation Award
165 Capitol Avenue
Connecticut Building Congress Project Team Award
165 Capitol Avenue
AIA Connecticut Design / Interiors Award
575 Madison Avenue
AIA Connecticut Design Award
315 Buckingham Street Garage
In demonstration of our dedication to the AIA 2030 Commitment, our Sustainability Team focused on Energy & Carbon Emissions reduction, Training & Education and Material Transparency initiatives. During 2021 we conducted training and education sessions to help our staff better understand carbon emissions, EUI (Energy Use Intensity) and the capabilities of the cove.tool and initiated the integration of the cove.tool into our firmwide design process. We also developed and implemented an evaluation system for our material library to assess specifications and third-party verifications of a material’s sustainability based on material health, energy and carbon emissions or a holistic approach to sustainability that considers both environmental impacts and health & wellness. 
Justice. Equity. Diversity. Inclusion.
Amenta Emma was recognized with a J.E.D.I. Certificate as one of the 13 firms who took part in the AIA Connecticut 2021 J.E.D.I. Challenge. This recognition is given to firms who strive to provide equitable, diverse and inclusive environments within their firms and their communities.

One of this year's accomplishments we are excited about is the creation of a Virtual Studio Tour video showcasing the various aspects of what an architect does, and the development of a K-12 Program and partnership with the Kennelly School in Hartford, CT, to provide awareness and exposure to the architecture profession at an early age.
Emerging Professional Friendly Firm
We are proud to announce that Amenta Emma has been recognized by the AIA New England as an "Emerging Professional Friendly Firm" for our commitment to supporting and advancing Emerging Professionals in the region.
Join Our Team!
We are looking to add designers and project architects to our Boston and Hartford teams. Check out our Careers page for more information and how to apply!
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