Three Architects Named Associates

CENTERBROOK, Conn. – Centerbrook Architects is pleased to announce the elevation of architects Brian G. Adams, Alan D. Paradis and Katie M. Roden to Associates in the firm. “Katie, Alan and Brian have had a significant impact on Centerbrook,” said Partner Jim Childress, FAIA. “They are skilled designers and have served as the point people on complex jobs. They know how to keep the design and construction process on track from start to finish.”

Since joining Centerbrook in 2008, Katie Roden has worked on the new Health Sciences Center at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut and the Lancaster History Museum in Pennsylvania. Certified as LEED AP BD+C and AIA, she is currently part of the design team for a new LEED Silver academic wing at the University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Building Science, Roden worked at her previous firm on embassy projects in Mexico, Panama and Rome for the U.S. State Department and also served as a LEED consultant.

Alan Paradis’ Centerbrook portfolio encompasses: the Ocean House, a critically acclaimed replication of a resort hotel in Watch Hill, Rhode Island; several residences; the new medical school at Quinnipiac University; and, most recently, an innovative biomass heating plant at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. Prior to joining Centerbrook in 2006, he worked on a broad range of projects from academic and multi-unit residential to commercial buildings, such as a large photovoltaic manufacturing plant in Fairfield, California. LEED AP, Paradis graduated from Roger Williams College with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Minor in Historic Preservation. He subsequently studied architecture and urban design at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his official duties, Paradis taps the sugar maple trees on the Centerbrook campus, boils the sap into syrup and shares the result with his colleagues.

Brian Adams, AIA, has worked on Renaissance Hall at Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Rocky Top Student Center at Quinnipiac University, and Lakewood House, a widely published private residence. He is currently on the design team for a new 98,000-square-foot Academic Laboratory Building at the Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut. Prior to joining Centerbrook in 2005, his work included cultural, commercial, residential, and academic design projects. Adams studied dance before taking up architecture; he was a member of the American Ballet Theatre from 1978 to 1985.