2021 Quarter 2 News

July 27th, 2021
We are pleased to announce a series of new hires, promotions, employee recognition, project related events and news, and community connections.

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commitment Statement
Better Together
Through advocacy and a commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive practice we serve our clients and the communities they serve, together.

Promotions & New Hires
Congratulations to our new directors of Marketing and Business Development!

Keri Pappalardo
Director of Marketing

Kathleen Porter
Director of Business Development

We also welcome Aura, Lindsay, Ella, Allison, and Elizabeth to the Lavallee Brensinger Team!

Aura Huot
Director of People & Culture

Lindsay Woodward
Project Designer

Ella Everett
Marketing Coordinator

Allison Wilber
Business Development Coordinator

Elizabeth Asmus
Marketing Assistant

LEED ® Certification

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building types, LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership. A LEED AP credential distinguishes those with advanced knowledge in green building, plus expertise in a particular LEED rating system. Eric LeBlanc met the task of earning and passing the LEED AP certification for Building Design + Construction.
Project Architect, RA, NCARB, USGBC LEED ® AP BD+C

NCIDQ Certification
NCIDQ Certification is the industry’s recognized indicator of proficiency in interior design principles and a designer’s commitment to the profession. Emmaly Pense passed all three NCIDQ exams and earned her certification. Professional interior designers who possess the NCIDQ Certification have distinguished themselves by demonstrating a specific set of core competencies, supported by verified work experience and a college degree. They have proven their expertise in understanding and applying current codes established to protect public health, safety and welfare. They are passionate about their profession and dedicated to its recognition and integrity.
Interior Designer, NCIDQ


Community Connections

Barry’s Board Impact Award
We offer our congratulations to Barry Brensinger for receiving the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits’ 2021 Board Impact Award. The awards are presented each year to honor remarkable people and nonprofit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to their communities. Barry has been repeatedly honored as a community leader through his dedicated work with various not-for-profit organizations.
“The whole of life became more meaningful, more purposeful, more rewarding.” Hear about his personal experiences collaborating with nonprofit organizations and the importance of giving back to the community as he ponders this question, “Where is the one place in our society where we are most likely to change the trajectory of our future?”
AIA, Design Principal

CY Reads
Our thoughtful Marketing Assistant Elizabeth Asmus is a guest reader for City Year New Hampshire’s inspirational, impactful, and fun CY Reads initiative promoting literacy for children!
City Year is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. The CY Reads experience creates a space where students can connect and find belonging alongside their peers, hear and read stories representative of their backgrounds, and grow in literacy skills. Click here to read more about CY Reads.

Lite Up The Nite 5k Walk/Run for Mental Health
The weather was perfect for the annual Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Lite Up The Nite 5k Walk/Run! Our team walked, ran, jogged, and enjoyed being out in the community! The overall theme of the evening was “Don’t go it alone, and Everyone has the right to a happy, healthy life.” Thank you to everyone at Team LBA who participated! Click here to read more about the event.

Project News

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health ASC Building
“One of the best things about the job is just to see the building come to life and see the end users be able to use the building, the product, they worked so hard to design with us. It is rewarding.”
– Joe Lonergan, AIA, NCARB, Project Manager
You are invited to take a two-minute digital tour of the new Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Ambulatory Surgery Center and Manchester Expansion.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Manchester – Edward S. Wolak Addition