Archives: People

Assortment of a+ People

Pierrette Virkler

Pierrette Virkler

As the firm’s bookkeeper, Pierrette leads financial functions including accounts receivable, payroll, and project reporting. Pierrette works closely with our clients and consultants to be sure projects are billed properly and with our project managers to help ensure projects are profitable and running efficiently.

Alethea Splittgerber

Alethea Splittgerber

Alethea Splittgerber is a key member of the architecture+ Patient Safety Team and is responsible for coordinating and documenting the team’s activities related to research of architectural systems in psychiatric inpatient environments. In this role, she also conducts testing of new products for inclusion in the Patient Safety Standards, Materials and Systems Guidelines and prepares… Read more »

Hiroki Sawai

Hiroki Sawai

Hiroki Sawai began working at architecture+ as a Student Intern while completing a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As a student he completed a program on sustainability research and design in the built environment. He joined the firm full-time in 2016 and has worked on a variety of projects including healthcare and higher… Read more »

Matthew Saltis

Matthew | Architectural Designer

Matthew Saltis has experience in a variety of project types including healthcare, housing, education, commercial, and hospitality. Whether on a large or small project, Matt aims to develop concepts that inform design decisions from start to finish. He is also a resource for 3D modeling and rendering at architecture+ and has a background in landscaping,… Read more »

Vanessa Ribeiro

Vanessa Ribeiro

Vanessa Ribeiro is a creative and dedicated designer who is committed to developing strong client relationships. She has worked on both higher education and healthcare projects including multi-phased Master Planning project for a SUNY campus and the design of a new psychiatric facility in Texas.

Rachel Opare-Sem

Rachel Opare-Sem

Rachel Opare-Sem is passionate about the ability of design to improve lives and has proved to be an ideal fit for the firm. Although she works on a variety of projects, her primary responsibility is as the designer for our state-wide renovations of residences for those with developmental disabilities. These projects focus on life safety… Read more »

Andrew D. Maurer

Andrew D. Maurer

Andrew Maurer has over twenty years of experience planning, designing, and managing healthcare projects in New York and New England. He has worked with leaders in Capital District healthcare including Albany Medical Center, Nathan Littauer Hospital, and Northeast Health on a wide variety of project types including medical/surgical inpatient units, imaging, laboratory, emergency, and medical… Read more »

Mariel Hilowitz

Mariel

Mariel Hilowitz has been involved with many project types for our education and healthcare clients. She joined us with extensive knowledge in commercial office furniture and trends in healthcare and office environments. At architecture+, she has managed large scale FF&E (furniture, fixtures, and equipment) projects for psychiatric facilities in Wyoming and Texas. Her detail-oriented approach,… Read more »

Heather Grinkevich

Heather Grinkevich

Heather Grinkevich began working at architecture+ after completing her studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her professional experience includes everything from Program Studies through Construction Administration on a wide variety of projects, with particular emphasis on higher education and healthcare work. Heather strives to provide exceptional service and creative solutions to her clients, while designing to… Read more »

Melissa Goodwill

Melissa Goodwill

Melissa’s strong knowledge and experience with submission and bid requirements for our clients ensures those processes run smoothly. Melissa also provides support with contracts, reports, and other administrative functions to ensure efficient operations of the firm.