Award-winning design, architecture, and strategy firm NELSON Worldwide announced its continued expansion of its Boston office following the strategic hire of Haril Pandya, FAIA, Senior Vice President and Managing Director. The firm’s five new hires: Robin Adams, Design Director, Stefan Vogelmann, Design Director, Stefanie Comeau, Senior Project Manager, Kara Natario, Senior Project Manager, and Peter Habib, Senior Technical Designer, complement the existing team in Boston. The new hires will position NELSON as a leader, bringing together design expertise across asset strategy, workplace, retail, hospitality, life science, luxury residential, master planning, and more.
“We are exhilarated to add five distinct talents to our Boston office, who will influence our junior design team but also produce great results,” says John “Ozzie” Nelson Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NELSON Worldwide. “Our goal is to have a sudden and lasting influence on the design and architecture in Boston and each of these strategic new hires bring a unique perspective that will help us achieve our goal.”
Robin Adams and Stefan Vogelmann, Design Directors
Robin (Abraham) Adams, NCIDQ, LEED AP, CDT brings over 17 years of interior design excellence and leadership to NELSON Worldwide. As Design Director in the Boston office focused on interior design, Adams will inspire team members to solve current global challenges with thoughtful solutions for clients. In her role, Adams will focus on how public, private and social spaces affect the human experience, leading design with authentic narratives and stories that are embodied in the building itself. Having recently completed several ground-breaking repositioning projects in the city of Boston—including 101 Arch St, 99 Summer St, 7 Post Office Square, and the nostalgic Schrafft’s City Center—Adams plans on leveraging building amenities and innovative and experiential design to entice the corporate world back to the office. She wants to enable businesses to once again take advantage of collaboration, and provide employees with much needed human connection.
“Having previously worked with Robin, I am very excited to partner with her again and blaze new trails in the human experience,” commented Haril Pandya.
Stefan Vogelmann RA, LEED AP, also joins NELSON Worldwide as Design Director with extensive experience building portfolios of new ground-up and repositioned commercial projects, as well as multi-family and hospitality-focused architecture. Throughout his architecture career in Boston, Vogelmann has designed projects in the corporate interiors, science, and academic sectors. In his new role, Vogelmann will mentor and build a design team of junior staff and work with a group of senior technical and project management professionals to help deliver innovative and ground-breaking design solutions.
Stefanie Comeau and Kara Natario, Senior Project Managers
Bringing with her a strong background in managing several high-end lobby renovations and hundreds of thousands of square feet of workplace design, strategy, and implementation for Boston’s leading tenants, Stefanie Comeau joins award-winning NELSON Worldwide. With 17 years of workplace experience, Comeau will take her love for working with clients and mentoring her teams to expand the firm’s clientele and project portfolio while supporting junior staff in their growth and skill building. Comeau is highly respected and well known in the industry for her leadership and as former President of IIDA New England.
With over 12 years of professional experience in project management and interior design, Kara Natario, NCIDQ will bring her know-how to the NELSON Worldwide Boston office as a Senior Project Manager. Natario has worked on a wide range of projects throughout her career, including asset strategy, repositioning, retail, corporate interiors, commercial real estate, and mixed-use projects. Her portfolio includes several Boston-located projects including One Financial Center, The Campus at Marlborough, and Center Plaza. As a senior project manager, Natario can’t wait to start building her team and become a mentor to junior staff as the firm begins to form its very own footprint in Boston.
Kara was honored with the BOMA MAC Toby Award in 2012 for “Regional Building of the Year” and the “Outstanding Building of the Year - Over One Million Square Feet,” from the BOMA Boston Chapter in 2017.
Peter Habib, Senior Technical Designer
Peter Habib comes to NELSON Worldwide with 13 years of architectural experience in the Boston area, previously working as a senior designer. From his former role, he has experience with providing design direction, organizing design discussions with clients, ensuring a smooth workflow with team members and clients, and project execution—all while providing beautiful form and innovative aesthetics that are compassionate to their contexts in both urban and suburban markets. Habib formerly led the process of creating and developing design principles from the conceptual stage throughout the development and refinement design process. Projects included: 175 Federal Street, 111 Maplewood Ave, Portsmouth NH, and Cohasset Harbor Village.