Repurposing School Buildings into Housing
I am excited to announce MA’s newest partner, Russ Garber—currently Director of MA’s Senior Living Studio. This strategic organizational change allows the firm to continue to strengthen, and expand, its ability to serve you—our clients and industry colleagues.
Since joining MA in 2016, Russ has expanded the Senior Living Studio by 1400%, growing the group from 1 to 15. Through this time, Russ and his team have won multiple national awards recognizing expertise in Senior Living design and focusing on innovation and research, including a published study on the reported impact of lighting on circadian rhythm in seniors. Under Russ’ leadership, in the last 6 years the Senior Living Studio has completed over 100 projects and grossed over $12M in architectural fees.
Having Russ join as a principal at MA will greatly increase the amount of services we can offer our clients, to best support their success through the solutions and strategies of different design practices, all offered within one firm and built for our clients.
Russ will serve as a leader, and growth strategist, to further develop the depth of expertise offered in the firm’s 9 sectors and 6 services, now including Experiential Design, Productions, Sustainability, Innovation + Research, and Technical Services.
Russ’ entrepreneurial roots and energetic spirit will serve our firm, and challenge us to pursue growth and greatness in an entirely new way. We welcome the opportunity for you to have the chance to interact with him, and are confident in the collaborations that are to come as a result of our newest principal.
This is another way MA is looking to better support you as your best partner possible. We are energized by the thought of the potential and possibilities of the future with Russ, and together as partners with you.
To learn more about Russ you can watch this video.