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Assortment of a+ People

Tahmina Haidar

Tahmina | Architectural Designer

Tahmina comes to architecture+ from New York City where she worked for a special inspection and material testing firm. She is experienced with developing exterior and interior renovations as well as zoning calculations and site inspections.

Charná Reid

Charna | Interior Designer

Charná joined architecture+ in March 2022. She previously worked at a boutique design firm in New York City. Her collaborative approach and excellent communication skills are keys to building consensus among the teams she works with. Her technical knowledge extends to important functions for any space – lighting, acoustics, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality.

Dash Chrisner

Dash | Architectural Designer

Dash Chrisner joined architecture+ as an Architectural Designer after working as a planning technician for the City of Troy, NY. His planning and technical experience will be an asset to the firm.

Colleen Breiner

Colleen | Director of Marketing

After 30 years on the construction side of the industry, Colleen Breiner joined architecture+ as the Director of Marketing. Her background in interior design and marketing expertise will help strengthen our marketing efforts.

Brett Jacobs

Brett Jacobs brings a diverse background in healthcare architecture and biomedical engineering to architecture+. He also has experience as an academic researcher and a surgical medical technician. He joined us after completing a year-long research and planning fellowship focusing on health care design. At architecture+, he is a member of our New York State Office… Read more »

Avi Nagel

Avi Nagel

Avi Nagel has experience working on large scale projects locally as well as internationally. He has a deep interest in environmental justice and climate resiliency that stems from his work with engineering, landscaping, and architectural firms in New York City. At architecture+, he is bringing this diverse experience, along with his keen eye for details,… Read more »

Byoungjae Kim

Byoungjae Kim

Byoungjae Kim is skilled in a variety of modeling and graphics programs from his experience with residential, commercial, and transportation projects in Manhattan and Philadelphia. At architecture+, he is applying these skills to several of our national psychiatric hospital projects as well as local higher education and healthcare projects.

John Andrew Hayden

John Andrew Hayden

John Andrew Hayden has a background in carpentry, construction, and landscaping including work on the “Building Wild” series on the National Geographic Channel. At architecture+, he has contributed his broad perspective to a variety of projects for healthcare, housing, and education.

Smruti Keshani

Smruti Keshani

Smruti Keshani is passionate about the role of architecture in caring for our environment and improving the patient experience in healthcare facilities. Since joining architecture+, she has focused on planning and design for psychiatric facilities and has made significant contributions to many of our recent healthcare projects. She has represented the firm at several Center… Read more »

Cayla VanBramer

Cayla Walter

Cayla Walter brings her design and management skills to many of our collegiate and healthcare projects. She held Graduate Assistantships at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in research and publications and currently contributes to our social media pages.