Hedde, Shakun Join Centerbrook

CENTERBROOK, Conn. – Centerbrook is pleased to announce that Justin Hedde and Anna Shakun have joined its architectural staff. “Anna and Justin have been making important contributions to a number of current projects from day one,” said Partner Jim Childress, FAIA. “Each brings to us a unique set of skills and experience at a time when the firm’s workload has been increasing.”

Shakun graduated from Moscow Architectural Institute in her native Russia with a Masters of Architecture. She subsequently was involved in preservation and adaptive reuse projects, participating in city planning efforts for the rehabilitation of historic sites in downtown Moscow. After coming to the United States in 2001, she has worked for several architectural firms in Illinois and California, most recently Bassenian Lagoni Architects of Newport Beach, California. She also earned a second architectural degree, a Masters from the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana, where she received several fellowships and served as a teaching assistant in university’s history and preservation department. Her design for Shibuya Media Park in Tokyo received a first place in Annual Chicago AIA Awards Competition. In addition to urban planning, her design experience encompasses hospitality, wellness, commercial projects, and single family and mixed use residential. She enjoys drawing and engaging in art projects with her six-year-old son.

Justin Hedde is a Connecticut native who earned his Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida, Summa Cum Laude, and his Masters of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture, where he was the recipient of the Samuel J. Fogelson Memorial Scholarship Award. He has worked for architecture firms in Florida and Massachusetts and was the field crew manager for a residential building project while at Yale. His experience also includes 3D Revit modeling, rendering, and furniture design. His travels have taken him to Vicenza, Italy, where he studied the works of Palladio, and the United Kingdom to learn about English gardens and landscaping. He enjoys fishing local waters with spear guns he crafts for himself.