Marilyn Shen

Marilyn has over 20 years of experience focusing on building a better workplace environment for organizations and employees. As a principal and designer, she has developed strategies that engage, educate, and empower organizations and employees to design compelling workplace environments. She has partnered closely with leadership teams and key stakeholders to understand goals and requirements and developed solutions that advance workplace initiatives and drive positive culture change and outcomes. Marilyn leverages this experience both within TRIA and with the firm’s clients.

Education

  • Wellesley College, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Organizational Psychology
  • New England School of Art and Design (NESAD), Master of Arts in Interior Architecture

Edwin Hargrave

Ed has over 30 years of diverse architectural design experience in research/educational science buildings, as well as in a variety of other biotechnology and science related facilities. As a science and technology planner, he has led numerous multi-million ground up science facilities from programming through construction to successful completion. He is well versed in the rigorous process that technically complex projects require at all levels and phases of design and construction. His experience in programming, lab planning, and design affords him the leadership required to ensure fulfillment of project goals in all phases.

Education

  • North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture
  • North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Architecture

Standout Projects

Sherwood Butler

As CEO & President of TRIA, Sherwood provides leadership for all aspects of the company’s operations with an emphasis on long-term goals and growth. He also brings an innate ability to comprehend the technical aspects of construction and design as well as understand a client’s business and project needs. These attributes have led to successful completion of many complex projects, as well as earned loyalty from clients, engineers, and contractors alike.

Sherwood has primarily focused on the life sciences industry, leading the construction of the spaces that allow scientific breakthroughs. He remains focused on staying up-to-date on all trends in the life sciences industry.

Education

  • Wentworth Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Architecture

Professional affiliations

  • International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
  • International Facilities Management Association (IFMA)
  • International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL)

Jeannie Thacker

As TRIA Co-Founding Partner and Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Jeannie brings real-world scientific experience to the firm, having formerly held research positions with Harvard Medical School and Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Now an architect, Jeannie applies scientific rigor to provide innovative design solutions for science and technology projects. Her ability to speak “scientist” helps to establish initial trust and early project consensus that affords additional opportunities for improved function, design, and goal alignment on even the most technical projects. For Jeannie, client relationships are paramount, as is pushing innovation and creativity in order to keep TRIA at the forefront of the industry.

Education

  • Boston Architectural College, Master of Architecture
  • Clemson University, Bachelor of Arts, Biology

Professional affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Boston Society of Architects (BSA)
  • International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
  • International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
  • Women in Bio (WIB)

Dan Szczebak

Dan specializes in the science and technology industry, and as a problem solver, he works on many complex projects that require heavy attention to detail and a keen sense of design. Dan is also a key team member, interfacing with clients, end users, consultants, and contractors on projects, keeping the team on task, from conceptual through construction. In addition to producing documents as a senior project designer, Dan is focused on developing and implementing efficient and good design practices for the entire TRIA office.

Education

  • Wentworth Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science, Architecture

Standout Projects