SGA, a national, multi-disciplinary firm whose work spans architecture, interior design and master planning for life sciences, academic, mixed-use and commercial clients, announced Lauren Gauthier, AIA, MCPPO, has joined the firm as Director of Architecture for SGA’s Academic team.

Ms. Gauthier, who brings more than 10 years of architecture and design experience to SGA, is an experienced designer, planner, and registered architect with a focus on strategic planning and design in the academic realm, especially independent schools, and higher education.

“We’re excited to welcome Lauren to our growing team of talented architects and designers in our Boston office,” said SGA CEO and Partner Adam Spagnolo. “Her experience and knowledge in design and programming of 21st-century learning facilities, student housing, community gathering spaces, and campus master planning will help to better serve our academic clients. We’re looking forward to working with Lauren.”

Ms. Gauthier comes to SGA after working for several major architectural firms where she worked on many prominent academic projects, including Coburn Hall at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Snell Experiential Library at Northeastern University; Sterling Chemistry Lab at Yale University; Middlesex School’s Theater and Performing Arts Center; The Pike School’s master plan; and the Fessenden School Science Center in Newton, MA, among others.

“SGA’s impeccable reputation in the marketplace and their expertise in academic facilities, life sciences, and corporate interior projects attracted me to the firm,” said Ms. Gauthier. “The synergies between these key typologies and opportunities in the academic realm are very exciting. I am thrilled to join SGA and am looking forward to working with their clients to create student-centric meaningful spaces.”

Ms. Gauthier holds a Bachelors of Architecture from the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University. Her professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects, Boston Society of Architects, and Society of College and University Planning.