Sean Cullen Joins CI Design as Senior Project Designer, continuing to expand its Science & Technology Practice by ci design

BOSTON and BALTIMORE (April 19, 2019) – Sean P. Cullen has joined CI Design as Senior Project Designer, continuing the international architectural design firm’s rapid expansion of its Science & Technology practice area.

Over more than two decades, Cullen has become renowned for integrating aesthetics with the highly technical design needs of biopharmaceutical facilities, labs and clean rooms, said John Larsen, AIA, NCARB, president of CI Design. Cullen will be based out of the firm’s Boston office.

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“Sean has a distinctive knack for bringing warmth and a human element to what could be cold, impersonal facilities,” Larsen said. “This dovetails with our own S&T design philosophy. We’re looking forward to working with him as we extend our already strong and growing specialization.”

Prior to joining CI Design, Cullen was a project designer with boutique biopharma lab/technology design firm TRIA. As the key first hire for the firm, he established its architectural production standards, templates and methods, and worked with clients including Procter & Gamble/Gillette, Entegris, Moderna Therapeutics, Sartorious, Synageva BioPharma and Capital Group Properties. Previously, he served in design roles with Signer Harris Architects (which was acquired by Perkins+Will) and I Design & Associates.

“We are delighted to bring Sean into the CI Design family,” adds Christopher Ladd, AIA, NCARB, CI Design vice president and principal. “In addition to his gifts as a designer, he is known for mentoring younger staff, which will be critical as we continue to grow our S&T practice.”

For more than 25 years, CI Design’s team has offered innovative, sustainable and value-creating design solutions for S&T and other commercial facilities, including wet and dry labs, specialized testing facilities, and control rooms for chemical storage, distribution and treatment. Clients have included Insulet Corp., EMD Millipore, Sigma Millipore, P&G/Gillette, Pfizer, ARRIS and other private and public companies. CI Design is a period of rapid expansion, especially in the S&T practice area, with two principals, Raffe Khazadian and Daniel Madru, joining the practice in recent months.

“I’m excited to to work with extraordinarily gifted design professionals,” Cullen said. “CI is already a leading S&T firm and I am looking forward to being a part of its continued growth.”

Cullen earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Boston Architectural Center, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

ABOUT CI DESIGN, INC.

CI Design is an international architectural design firm offering award-winning planning, architecture and interior design services to a diverse base of clients. For more than 25 years, CI Design has been a recognized leader in Science & Technology, retail and mixed-use project design across the globe.

The CI Design team recently completed the world headquarters and U.S. clean manufacturing facility of Insulet Corporation, and is working on Phase 3 of the development. It continues to provide design support for clients including Millipore, IPG Photonics and Raytheon, as well as various confidential life science projects. The firm is also working on several mixed-use developments including the 4-million-square-foot Metropica in Sunrise, Fla., and the 1.2 million square-foot expansion to North Hills In Raleigh, N.C. 

CI Design has offices in Boston and Baltimore, for additional information, go to  www.ci-designinc.com .

Daniel Madru, LEED AP, to Join CI Design as Principal, continuing the architectural design firm's strength and expansion in the Science & Technology practice area by ci design

BOSTON and BALTIMORE (April 8, 2019) -- Daniel Madru, LEED AP, will join CI Design as a principal effective May 10, 2019, continuing the international architectural design firm's strength and expansion in the Science & Technology practice area. 

 Madru's extensive experience and innovative thinking in terms of S&T design, as well as in the Corporate Office/workspace arena has included all aspects of design, construction, and project management, said John Larsen, AIA, NCARB, president of CI Design. Madru will be based out of the firm's Boston office. 

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"Dan's decades of experience in this sector spans work in the design of laboratories, manufacturing facilities and development spaces, a sector that we are continuing to expand," Larsen said. "And his history of close communication with clients aligns perfectly with CI Design's philosophy.We're excited to welcome him aboard."

Prior to joining CI Design, Madru spent more than 30 years at Margulies Perruzzi Architects, as the primary leader and contact at the firm's Science & Technology Studio. There, he and his team incorporated the Lean design and management philosophy, devising a streamlined and cost-effective process to create clean rooms, research & development, and manufacturing spaces, among other projects. His clients have included the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Lincoln Laboratory, Charles River Labs, IQE, NN Inc., Collins Aerospace, Siemens Healthcare, Entegris, Alpha Labs and EMD Millipore. His extensive portfolio includes corporate office space and workplace strategy design, new buildings and additions as well as corporate and retail banking specialties.

"Dan has provided efficient, cost-effective and flexible spaces for some of the most prestigious names in the S&T sector," adds Christopher Ladd, AIA, NCARB, CI Design vice president and principal. "We know that CI Design's clients will be thrilled with his contributions."

For more than 25 years, CI Design's team has offered innovative, sustainable and value-creating design solutions for S&T and other commercial facilities, including wet and dry labs, specialized testing facilities, and control rooms for chemical storage, distribution and treatment. Clients have included Insulet Corp., EMD Millipore, Sigma Millipore, P&G/Gillette, Pfizer, ARRIS and other private and public companies.

 "I believe that the best science and manufacturing takes place as a result of close and efficient collaboration among all involved," Madru said. "That is reflected in the projects I've produced over the years. I'm thrilled that CI Design shares that thinking, and look forward to helping its already strong S&T sector grow even more."

Madru is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). His philanthropic efforts include serving as President of the Gardner Masonic Charity and Educational Society and as a Trustee of the Bricher Scholarship Fund. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Boston Architectural College and a Master's of Science in Architecture from the San Francisco Institute of Architecture.

He resides in the Boston area with his wife Kathleen and their son and daughter.

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ABOUT CI DESIGN, INC.

CI Design is an international architectural design firm offering award-winning planning, architecture and interior design services to a diverse base of clients. For more than 25 years, CI Design has been a recognized leader in Science & Technology, retail and mixed-use project design across the globe.

The CI Design team recently completed the world headquarters and U.S. clean manufacturing facility of Insulet Corporation, and is working on Phase 3 of the development. It continues to provide design support for clients including Millipore, IPG Photonics and Raytheon, as well as various confidential life science projects. The firm is also working on several mixed-use developments including the 4-million-square-foot Metropica in Sunrise, Fla., and the 1.2 million square-foot expansion to North Hills In Raleigh, N.C. 

CI Design has offices in Boston and Baltimore, for additional information, go to  www.ci-designinc.com .

Update: Insulet Corporation’s New U.S. Facility Completes Construction by ci design

Construction is wrapping up on Phase One of the new corporate headquarters, assembly and distribution facility for the Insulet Corporation, makers of a tube-free insulin and oncology drug delivery system known as a “pod.”  The project encompasses 300,000 square feet of corporate offices, labs, clean room assembly lines and distribution. Insulet selected ci design to provide all the architectural and interior design services for this new U.S. Facility.

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Raffe Khazadian, AIA, Joins CI Design as Principal, leading life science facilities architect will expand the global design and architecture firm's science and technology capabilities by ci design

BOSTON and BALTIMORE (February 11, 2019) - Noted science and technology facility architect Raffe Khazadian, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, O+M, CDT, has joined CI Design as a principal, the international architectural design firm announced today.

As a leader in designing life sciences facilities, mixed-use complexes and other commercial buildings, Khazadian will strengthen and expand the capabilities of CI Design's science and technology practice, said John Larsen, AIA, NCARB, president of CI Design. Khazadian will be based out of the firm's Boston office.

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"Raffe's vast experience in science and tech design, working in both the private sectors, will strengthen our already solid team in this ever more important sector," Larsen said. "We are delighted to welcome him to CI Design."

"We've had the pleasure of working with the same clients as Raffe in recent years," adds Christopher Ladd, AIA, NCARB, CI Design vice president and principal. "His joining CI Design will complement our practice, and deepen already strong relationships."

Prior to joining CI Design, Khazadian served as an associate principal and senior project manager with Boston-based TRIA Architects, overseeing day-to-day operations while developing the firm's niche in science and technology. Previously, he was a senior associate/senior project manager with Perkins+Will Boston, where he was responsible for a variety of projects for private and public sector clients. His earlier experience includes roles with Signer Harris Architects and Cubellis. His projects include a wide variety of cGMP and non-cGMP facilities, oncology-based research laboratories, clean rooms and vivaria, as well as utility and infrastructure projects. Clients include Procter & Gamble, Integra Life Sciences, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Biogen, Novartis, Sanofi, Ipsen, Pfizer, Alexion and UCONN Health Center, among other notable companies in the S&T sector.  

For more than 25 years, CI Design's team has offered innovative, sustainable and value-creating design solutions for S&T and other commercial facilities, including wet and dry labs, specialized testing facilities, and control rooms for chemical storage, distribution and treatment. Clients have included GT Advanced Technologies, Insulet Corp., Merck/Millipore, Gillette and other private and public companies and educational institutions.

"There is so much potential for growth in the science and technology arena," Khazadian said. "After seeing CI's award-winning work in so many sectors, I'm excited to expand its reach even further into this category."

A LEED-Accredited Professional with more than 21 years of experience, Khazadian is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). He is a Registered Architect in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Ohio, Connecticut, New York, Georgia, Texas, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Maine. Khazadian is the author of the April 2017 article "The Costs of Building a Cleanroom" in Laboratory Design, and the June 2011 article (with Carl Nelson) "The New Massachusetts State Building Code: What You Should Know." He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology. 

He resides in the Boston area with his wife Angel Khazadian, also an architect, and their two daughters.

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ABOUT CI DESIGN, INC.

CI Design is an international architectural design firm offering award-winning planning, architecture and interior design services to a diverse base of clients. For more than 25 years, CI Design has been a recognized leader in mixed-use, retail and advanced facility project design across the globe.

The CI Design team served as architect and interior designer for Insulet Corporation's new U.S. manufacturing facility in Acton, Massachusetts and is currently working with Insulet on phase two. Other projects include our continuous design support on multiple projects for Millipore, IPG Photonics, Raytheon and other various confidential life science projects.  

CI Design has offices in Boston and Baltimore, for additional information, go to  www.ci-designinc.com .