Carr Lynch and Sandell, inc has the vision and creativity to conceive your project and the knowledge, experience and management skills to make it a reality.
Our projects range from private residences to regional master plans and building complexes located around the world.
We have strong project management skills and can, if desired, provide projects in a single source design/build approach.
Our architecture practice has a strong regional basis and character and is deeply rooted in the firm's planning and urban design base.
We strive to create architecture that respects context and reinforces community.
One of our founders, Kevin Lynch (noted MIT professor in urban studies planning), stated that "our role as designers is to help create a vision and then to define ways to attain it". This remains a major underpinning of our firm's design philosophy.
The firm's mission is to respond to our client's needs by working with them to develop creative, practical and affordable design solutions.
Works vary in scale from the master planning of a region to design of a single family home.
our objective is to create beautiful, livable places that are socially and environmentally responsible. The firm's planning, urban design, and landscape design is recognized nationally.
J.M.Sandell is an architect and urban designer with more than 40 years of experience in this country and abroad. His work is well known for the graceful integration of new buildings into existing natural and urban environments, as well as for his skillful additions and renovations to existing, often historic, structures. His superior graphic and rendering abilities enable him to bring ideas to life for clients and the general public.
Mr. Sandell earned his Bachelor in Architecture degree at the university of Minnesota and his Master in Architecture at Harvard University. Upon completion of his graduate work at Harvard, he was awarded the Rotch Traveling Scholarship, one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honors.
Jean Hermann is an architect with extensive experience in the technical coordination of projects during the design, construction documentation and contruction administration phases. Her project work includes retail, commercial and industrial buildings; single and multi-family residences; as well as parks, urban designs and public spaces for both private and public sector clients. It encompasses new construction, adaptive re-use and historic renovation.
Ms. Hermann received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the University of Connecticut. Ms. Hermann has also served as a thesis advisor, a thesis expert, a juror for scholarship award program, and as a member of the Thesis Committee at the boston Architectural College. She has also volunteered her time to South Shore habitat for Humanity.
Mr. Rissling is an architect, planner and designer with over 17 years experience. His work varies in scope including the master planning of the new residential communities, the administration of complex construction projects to the design of inviting residences and efficient workplaces.
Mr. Rissling is a licensed architect who earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master Degree in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Valerie Fontana Shulman has seven years of experience working as an architectural designer. She has particular interest in projects that focus on "place-making", the history of the urban fabric, and holistic "green" design concepts. Ms. Fontana Shulman also enjoys volunteering her time to organizations. Currently, she serves the Common Boston committee as co-chair.
Ms. Fontana Schulman has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the College of Environmental Design at University of California, Berkeley. She studied at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura a Venezia (IUAV), Italy.
Born in Forli', Italy, Francesca was raised in an architectural and historical environment that inevitably touched her artistic sensitivity and led her to architecture school. In fact she graduated with a Master's Degree at Faculty of Architecture "Aldo Rossi" - Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna in 2010, where she was taught that good architects can design "from the spoon to the town" (E.N.Rogers). This slogan prevented her from focusing only on a specific field while trying, instead, to experience every field of design.
Recently, her master thesis graduation project has been published in two Italian books on architecture and urban developments.
Moved to Boston almost right after graduating, Miss. Gordini has been collaborating with Carr, Lynch and Sandell, Inc. since then, first as apprentice, now as part of the team.