Centerbrook Names Five New Associates

CENTERBROOK, Conn. – Centerbrook Architects is pleased to announce the elevation of five architects to be Associates in the firm: Mary-Lynn Radych, Jay Klebeck, Peter Cornell, Andrew Safran, and David Symonds.

“These are all top notch designers who have made valuable contributions to many different projects, from academic and cultural ones to residential and commercial buildings,” said Centerbrook Partner Mark Simon, FAIA. “They provide our clients with great service and skillful design and have helped Centerbrook manage a growing workload.”

Mary-Lynn Radych, AIA and LEED AP, earned a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Waterloo in Canada and worked for firms in Canada, California and Connecticut before joining Centerbrook in 2000. She has been on the design team for buildings at Keene State University, the University of Connecticut, Far Brook School, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Episcopal High School, and Mercersburg Academy. Her cultural credits include the Yale Walpole Library, a master plan for the Peabody Museum of Natural History, and projects at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden. She also has been the Project Manager on several residential projects.

Jay Klebeck, AIA</strong>, has a Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles. He worked for firms in Colorado and Connecticut before joining Centerbrook in 2001, where he has served on design teams for buildings at Quinnipiac University, Wesleyan University, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Among the completed projects at Quinnipiac are the York Hill Campus residence halls, the TD Bank Sports Center for Division I hockey and basketball, and renovations for the Carl Hansen Student Center and Echlin Center. He is currently Project Manager for the new 141,000-square-foot, 1,500-seat Field House for indoor track at Quinnipiac.

Andrew Safran, AIA and LEED AP, earned his Bachelor of Architecture and B.S. in Building Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Before joining Centerbrook in 2007 he worked for several architectural firms and as an adjunct faculty member at Keene State University in New Hampshire. His Centerbrook credits include the Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University and a number of projects at Quinnipiac: East View Residence Hall, Student Center renovations, and the Wind Terrace at York Hill. He is currently the Co-Project Manager for the 98,000-square-foot Academic and Laboratory Science Building at Southern Connecticut State University.

Peter Cornell, AIA and LEED AP, earned a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University. He worked for firms in New York and San Francisco before joining Centerbrook in 2006. He has been on design teams for the Peabody Museum at Yale University, Hotchkiss School Biomass Facility, and the Keystone Academy in Beijing. He recently completed working on the expansion and renovation of the Lancaster Campus of History in Pennsylvania, and is currently the Job Captain for Bedford Square, a mixed use development in Westport, Connecticut.

David C. Symonds, Jr., AIA, has a Bachelor of Architecture from Rogers Williams University. He worked for a Connecticut firm on numerous public school buildings, athletic facilities, and university projects before joining Centerbrook in 2008. He has been on design teams for a number of academic projects, among them the Student Center renovations at Quinnipiac University, the 320,000-square-foot Center for Community at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the Alfred D. Hershey Building at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He is currently the Job Captain for the new STEM Building (science, technology, engineering and math) at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School in Missouri.