Three Architects Join Senior Ranks

Centerbrook has advanced three architects – Hyeon Ju Son, Frank Giordano, and David Petersen – into the firm’s senior ranks with promotions to Associate.

“Hyeon, Frank, and Dave exemplify Centerbrook’s commitment to advancing design excellence and expertise in all aspects of our profession,” said Todd Andrews, AIA. “We look forward to seeing them flourish as members of our leadership team,” he added.

A native of South Korea, Hyeon Ju Son has served on a diverse cadre of projects at Centerbrook that include the Soccer and Lacrosse Stadia at Quinnipiac University and the renovation and expansion of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy. His work designing cultural venues continues with active projects at Connecticut’s Florence Griswold Museum and a new museum for American Impressionism in Rhode Island.

Frank Giordano, who joined Centerbrook in 2013, is advancing multiple renovation projects at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He previously served as the project architect for the adaptive reuse of carriage barns at Connecticut’s Hill-Stead Museum, recognized this year by the Connecticut AIA with the Elizabeth Mills Brown award for historic preservation. Frank designed and built an organically inspired chair in Centerbrook’s Chairshop that was featured in the museum’s inaugural exhibition.

David Petersen, who also joined the firm in 2013, plays an integral role in juggling the complexities of renovating and expanding the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University. He is also overseeing construction of the New Canaan Library and is preparing a presentation on his Centerbrook Travel Grant journey to study the indigenous architecture of India. He previously served on design teams for multiple projects at Quinnipiac University.