Leading architecture and engineering firm EYP continues to build out its practice into the new year, announcing wins on several multiyear projects to further drive the firm’s year-over-year growth.
“Our interdisciplinary approach, diverse expertise, and perspectives help our clients further develop their project potential,” stated Kef Mason, interim chief executive officer, EYP, Inc. “We enjoy co-creating and innovating with our clients, a philosophy we’ve embraced throughout our fifty-year history, from our initial clients to those we are working with for the first time, and the many we’ve worked with repeatedly throughout the years. To provide even greater value and expertise, we’re expanding our service offerings, our geographical focus, and our staff, including key leadership appointments.”
Creative, Community-Focused and Human-Centric Designs Results in New Projects
The spread of projects come from both new and existing clients, tackling builds across higher education, government, healthcare and science and technology. These projects include:
- George Mason University, Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA) – A new 360,000 square-foot facility for digital innovation with a construction value over $200M that is being designed for active learning, cutting-edge research, and tech incubators.
- S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria – A new $319 million diplomatic campus on 12.2 acres. EYP is the architect of record for the design-build.
- Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute Expansion – a 50,000 square-foot outpatient cancer pavilion at the Venice campus and 210,000 square-foot outpatient cancer pavilion at the main campus in Sarasota.
- Jackson Laboratory’s Ellsworth Expansion (JAX) program – A transformation of a former building supply and home improvement retail space into a world-class research production facility.
“JAX’s rigorous Genetic Quality Control (GQC) program, regarded as one of the best in research, requires equally rigorous protocols for the spaces built to house its program,” stated John Fitzpatrick, senior director, facilities services, Jackson Laboratory. “EYP worked with the end-users, our facilities planning and engineering team, and other JAX and community stakeholders through the first two design phases of our Ellsworth, Maine facility.
“We are now in our third phase, which includes fail-safe features for power outages, next-generation HEPA-filtered workstations with individual airlocks, industry-leading personnel entry procedures, and clean-room garb. EYP partnered with us to develop the many innovative solutions needed to support our program through all three project phases. EYP’s interdisciplinary architecture and engineering team, and their strong shared experience with JAX, made them a natural choice for our phase III build-out.”
Office, People and Service Growth
Alongside this, EYP has continued to add staff across all offices and disciplines to help support this growth. The result has been a 35% increase in new hires since 2021. The company also opened its 11th office in Orlando, Florida and continues to expand its staff in other recently opened offices.
The firm has recognized the exceptional efforts of several existing employees as well, promoting them to new leadership positions. These include Laura Galbreath to Chief Operating Officer, Tom Woods to Director of Operations, and Jane Baughman to Director of Project Delivery. In EYP’s Albany, NY office, Jodi Smits Anderson joined as the new Managing Principal.
As previously announced, EYP also launched its sustainable landscape design practice that creates healthier and more productive environments from the ground up. Jessica A. Petro, PLA, ASLA, joined EYP as Lead Designer, Landscape Architect to spearhead the firm’s focus on creating high-performance landscapes.
Honors and Recognition
Additionally, EYP has been recognized with several recent national design awards and distinctions, including:
- International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Healthcare Design Award – University of Louisville, Physicians Novak Center for Children’s Health
- Two Touchstone Awards from The Center for Health Design – Houston Methodist Hospital Paula and Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter III Tower and Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center Southwest Pavilion
- Two Building Design + Construction Awards – Theodore Levin US Courthouse and Memorial Hermann Sarofim Pavilion
For its work on the United States Embassy in Oslo, Norway, the firm received an honorable mention in the Metropolis Planet Positive Awards, as well as a special mention for adaptive reuse in Lab Manager’s 2021 Lab Design Excellence Awards, for its work on the University of South Carolina’s Instructional Chemistry Laboratories.