We are always sad to see our Summer interns return to school, though we always hope to see our flock return in the future! This year we were grateful to have University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Masters of Architecture candidate, Maitri Savani, helping our team and learning a lot in the office and on job sites. It is always meaningful to know they get a lot out of the experience as well and we are thankful Maitri shared her thoughts:
"I am thrilled to reflect on an incredible summer spent as an intern at David Sisson Architecture. The journey has been both a tremendous learning experience and an absolute blast!
Throughout these months, I had the privilege of working alongside a brilliant team of architects and designers who were not only passionate about their craft but also incredibly supportive in guiding me through the intricacies of the field. Their mentorship has truly enriched my understanding of architecture and its real-world applications.
A special shoutout to Dave Sisson, Stephen Dargo, Abd Soufan and Karina Nurumova: your unwavering support and guidance have been instrumental in making this internship an unforgettable one. Your insights and willingness to share your expertise have greatly contributed to my growth during this time.
From collaborating on exciting projects to witnessing the architectural process firsthand, every day at David Sisson Architecture was a step forward in my professional journey. The dynamic environment, coupled with the team's camaraderie, made the experience not only educational but also immensely enjoyable.
As I wrap up this chapter and head back to my academic pursuits, I am grateful for the friendships formed, the knowledge gained, and the memories created. Here's to the countless sketches, design discussions, and laughter-filled lunch breaks that made this summer truly remarkable."
Thank you, Maitri! We hope to see you back with the team soon!
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Principal Architect David Sisson, AIA, LEED AP is excited to join the Board of Directors serving the ACE Mentor Program Rhode Island.
The ACE Mentor Program RI is one of over 75 affiliated national programs with the ACE Mentor Program of America. The organization seeks to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.
Visit www.ACEMentorRI.org to learn more about the program and get involved.
David Sisson Architecture is excited to welcome Stephen Dargo, AIA to the firm as Senior Project Manager. A registered architect, Stephen brings over 20 years of experience practicing architecture in New York City, working on projects for clients including Uber, Time Inc, ABInbev, Warby Parker and MetLife as well as working on historic restoration projects for the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum. He has also been an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the New York City College of Technology since 2017.
Stephen will be applying his experience and skills first to several large historic adaptive reuse projects David Sisson Architecture is currently working on, including the redevelopment of the former Woonsocket Middle School, the Wyoming Mills and the Flint Mills in Fall River, MA.
Architect David Sisson has officially began his initial 3-year term serving on the Historic Distric Commission in Pawtucket, RI.
The Historic District Commission (HDC) is resposible for reviewing all plans for new construction on any existing lots. Any construction, alteration, removal or demolition that affects the exterior appearance of any structure within a designated historic district must first be reviewed and approved by the HDC. The commission plays an important role in preserving the history of architecture, culture and society in Pawtucket, but there is more to be done according to David:
"I'm excited to use my experience in architecture and preservation to give back to the community. Preserving historic structures is an important piece of the puzzle, especially in a city aiming for considerable redevelopment and revival like Pawtucket. There is a lot that we can do to contribute, for example, I do think the ordinance in Pawtucket could be expanded to better protect landmark properties. Wonderful historic buildings can still be lost too easily."