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Richard Symonds was born and raised in St. John’s, N.L. He earned a bachelor of fine art degree from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, and a master of architecture degree from the University of Toronto.
He has been actively engaged in the study and practice of art, architecture and design since 1995 and is committed to providing quality, contemporary and economical design solutions.
Richard held lead roles in a variety of projects including the Law Courts Building for Corner Brook; the Labrador West Health Centre; the Ches Penney Family Y in St. John’s and four community centre projects in Nunatsiavut, Labrador.
Recently, Richard was the architect for the LEED Gold certified Marystown Y, Lanes Retirement Living and Bishops Gardens personal care homes in St. John’s and the Central Labrador YMCA in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
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Jeremy Bryant is a native of Paradise, N.L. He graduated with a bachelor of environmental design studies degree and a master of architecture degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S.
Jeremy is currently the president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Architects Association. He has an interest in how local history and culture influence architecture and believes it is essential to understand this relationship when designing a building, whether it be new construction or integrating an addition with a historic property.
Jeremy has completed many local projects, including the former Battery Hotel for Memorial University, the Theatre Newfoundland Labrador's Gros Morne theatre, the Holyrood Marine Base for the Marine Institute and the Salvation Army's Springdale Street property in downtown St. John's.
Michela Boschetti was born in Vercelli, Italy, and graduated with a master of architecture degree from Politecnico di Milano. She specialized in interior design under the tutelage of Pierluigi Cerri, a leading figure in exhibit and interior design in Italy.
Michela is a member of the Architects Register of Vercelli Province and the Italian National Trust, a group dedicated to the promotion of and respect for Italy’s natural heritage, art, history and traditions.
In Milan, Michela managed the renovation and space planning of a variety of corporate offices for Biotronik Italia Headquarters, integrating the corporate identity into the overall design.
At LAT49, she has worked on both architectural projects, such as the Salvation Army Ches Penney Centre of Hope, and interior design projects.
Jessica Stanford is a native of St. John’s, N.L. She completed a bachelor of architectural science degree and a master of architecture degree at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ont., and previously studied history, geography and English at Memorial University in St. John’s.
Throughout the nine years of her university education, Jessica travelled extensively, studying architecture and design throughout Canada, parts of the northern United States, England and China.
She is a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects Lecture Series Committee and the Architecture Week Committee, which are responsible for planning the annual Architecture Lecture Series and Architecture Week in St. John’s and also advocates for architecture in the province. Jessica is currently based in Halifax, N.S.
Mark White is from Burin Bay Arm, N.L. He earned a bachelor of environmental design studies and a master of architecture from Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S., and trained in passive house standard and alternative forms of energy generation at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria.
He has worked on numerous design/build projects, including the Farmers Market Pavilion in Chéticamp, N.S., back country hiking accommodations for Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Camellia Gridshell in Lafayette, La., performing lead roles in design, construction and project management.
At LAT49, he worked on the Johnson Insurance interior remodel in St. John’s, the Holyrood Marine Base for the Marine Institute, the Business Development Bank of Canada project in Corner Brook and the Green Bay Health Centre in Springdale.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Dwayne Gill hails from Fogo Island, N.L. He graduated at the top of his class from the Architectural Engineering Technology Program at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s.
In 2008 Dwayne helped pioneer the use of Building Information Modeling software in the province. He played a pivotal role in training 10 LAT49 employees in AutoDesk Revit Architecture design software, one of the leading modeling packages available.
Dwayne oversees the firm’s working drawings to ensure exceptional building science principles are followed and that building code requirements are incorporated into all of LAT49’s deliverables. He is responsible for the interdisciplinary co-ordination of working drawings with other consultants and has a host of construction contract administration duties in the field.