(Providence, RI – March 14, 2023)
Senior Associates Paul Attemann, Joe Haskett and Jeremy Lake have been promoted to Principal roles at Union Studio Architecture & Community Design.
“Union has always believed the support and repair of communities is the work of many hands. So much of what Union has become and the positive impact we’ve made in the community, is due to the passion and expertise of our new Principals. Paul, Joe, and Jeremy have been instrumental to our firm’s trajectory of sustained growth and key to the realization of our mission. We could not be more thrilled to share this news,” said Donald Powers, Founding Partner and Douglas Kallfelz, Managing Partner.
Since joining Union as its first employee in 2002, Paul Attemann has remained a pillar of the firm and critical to its success. His deep expertise in the design of affordable communities is especially sought after by non-profit clients and community members throughout southern New England. As Principal, Paul will deepen and expand his focus on workforce housing as well as on growing Union’s emphasis on “intentional communities” of all sorts. In recent years Paul has established himself as a leading practitioner in the design of communities for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He is an active member of the Congress for the New Urbanism and served on the Zoning Board of Review in Warren, Rhode Island for 10 years. He is also the President of the Boston Estonian Society. Paul holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design.
As an architect who has committed his whole career to sustainability, adaptive reuse of existing buildings, and energy efficiency in construction, Joe Haskett represents a critical component of Union’s mission. His demonstrated expertise in Passive House and net-zero energy building design, adaptive reuse of historic buildings, and prefabricated building design have established Union as a leader in the field of building science and environmentally responsible design. As Principal, Haskett will focus primarily on deepening the firm’s commitment to, and expertise in, sustainable design and construction—with sights set on establishing Union as a leader in the global effort to build more efficiently and sustainably. Prior to joining Union in 2012, Joe was the founding principal of Providence-based Distill Studio and received international recognition for his design of Providence’s “Box Office”, a commercial office building constructed from recycled shipping containers. Joe was the first Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) in the State of Rhode Island registered through the Passive House Institute U.S., and he’s a lifetime member of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) where he has served on the Board of Directors. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Ohio State University and a Master of Architecture, summa cum laude, from Rhode Island School of Design.
For more than a decade, Jeremy Lake has been at the heart of Union’s commitment to designing connected, walkable, human scaled, and equitable neighborhoods and places. His completed work ranges from completely new, mixed-use neighborhoods to strategic urban infill. Clients range from for-profit developers planning new communities, to municipalities struggling to protect local character while accommodating growth. As Principal, Jeremy will focus on solidifying Union’s regional and national leadership in neighborhood design. Jeremy joined Union in 2012 after more than a decade with Torti Gallas and Partners. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College and a Master of Architecture with a post-professional degree in Suburb and Town Design from the University of Miami.
UNION STUDIO ARCHITECTURE & COMMUNITY DESIGN
Union is a nationally practicing architecture and community design firm driven by its mission to use the power of design to enrich lives and strengthen communities. Committed to designing sustainable places that will be loved for generations, the firm’s work includes urban planning and community design, civic and institutional buildings, mixed-use developments, and housing of all types. Union’s expertise lies in understanding the overlapping and interwoven needs of community and client to shepherd the creation of new places that are financially and socially successful as well as beneficial to the community and the environment.