BOSTON—SGA, a Boston and New York City-based national award-winning architecture, interior design, planning, branded environments and virtual design and construction practice, today announced that veteran architect Joe Mamayek, AIA, LEED AP has joined the firm as Architectural Principal.
Mr. Mamayek, who brings more than 30 years of experience to SGA and will focus on Life Sciences facilities design and planning, approaches architecture as a means to explore new frontiers, provide environmental stewardship, and foster connections with communities. In his new role at SGA, Mr. Mamayek will oversee several core-and-shell projects for Life Sciences organizations in the Boston region.
“We’re excited to welcome Joe to our growing Life Sciences practice,” said Al Spagnolo, AIA, NCARB, Founding Partner at SGA. “Joe has design state-of-the-art laboratory and research facilities, and thus supports efforts of the world’s top scientists in addressing current and future pandemics.”
Mr. Mamayek’s previous experience encompasses a variety of building types, including research, hospitality, healthcare, residential, corporate, and mixed-use. During his tenures at design firms HDR and TRO Jung|Brannen, he led many award-winning projects honored by such organizations as the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Preservation Massachusetts, among others.
“I joined SGA because I was impressed with the quality of its output, its commitment to excellence, and the level of talent exhibited by the staff,” said Mr. Mamayek. “I am looking forward to working on SGA’s landmark Life Sciences projects.”
Early in his career, Mr. Mamayek won a Rotch Traveling Scholarship, an annual two-stage design competition that enabled him to travel overseas for a year to study architecture.
He earned a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Minnesota.
Outside of the office, Mr. Mamayek travels internationally with his family to learn about local ecosystems, sketches and exhibits his work at Rotch events, cycles, and gardens regularly. Recently, he has taken up beekeeping. He observes: “Pollinators are key to the ecosystem. Beekeeping and gardening allow me to engage in stewardship of the environment, and several of my hobbies allow me to explore and discover advances in the built world. I don’t leave my passion at work.”