From left: Alan Paradis, Scott Allen, Reno Migani. and Ken Cleveland

Four Architects Awarded Travel Grants

Published on October 23rd, 2012

Reno Migani, Alan Paradis, Scott Allen and Ken Cleveland are this year’s recipients of Centerbrook Travel Grants, which are awarded to staff members who “best exemplify selfless devotion to the successful execution of a building's design.”

Each honoree receives a paid leave of absence and a stipend to visit, research, and photograph a place of architectural interest anywhere in the world. Upon returning, the sojourners share their adventures with the office through an illustrated presentation. Since the inception of the program in 1987, Centerbrook has awarded 82 travel grants.

Reno Migani, AIA, is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Architecture and joined Centerbrook in 1993. He was named an Associate in the firm in 2004 and is currently the Project Manager for the new 98,332-square-foot Academic and Laboratory Science building at Southern Connecticut State University. He also has worked on residential, religious, corporate and cultural projects, among them The Norton Museum of Art in Florida, Park Synagogue East in Ohio, and the widely published Lakewood House in the Northeast.

Alan Paradis, LEED AP, graduated from Roger Williams College with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Minor in Historic Preservation. He also studied architecture and urban design at the University of Pennsylvania. Among the projects he has worked on since joining Centerbrook in 2006 are: the Ocean House, an acclaimed resort hotel in Rhode Island; a new medical school at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut; and as Project Manager for the innovative biomass heating plant at The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. He was named an Associate this year.

Scott Allen, AIA, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and Master of Architecture from Rice University. He worked for architecture firms in Santa Monica, Phoenix, Houston, and Chicago prior to joining Centerbrook in 2005. He has contributed to academic, cultural, scientific and commercial projects, such as: the 320,000-square-foot Center for Community at the University of Colorado, Boulder; the recently opened math and science center at the Berkshire School in Massachusetts; and Renaissance Hall at the Buckingham Browne and Nichols in Massachusetts.

Ken Cleveland graduated from the University of Hartford with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and joined Centerbrook in 2006. He has worked on design teams for a number of projects at Quinnipiac University, including its new medical school and the York Hill campus that opened in 2009 and will house 2,000 students. His portfolio also encompasses commercial, civic, and academic work, such as: the Ocean House, the Scoville Memorial Library in Connecticut, and a new science and math building for The Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School in Missouri.