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EAST LONGMEADOW — ArchitectureEL Inc. (AEL) recently welcomed a new member, Marco Crescentini, to its team as senior project architect.


ArchitectureEL Inc. provides professional design services on a wide range of projects, including both new buildings and renovations to existing structures. AEL has significant experience in accessibility, historic preservation, educational and commercial design as well as extensive experience in both private and multifamily residential development.


“I am thrilled to hold a position on the AEL team, as they are a group of creative and hard-working individuals,” said Crescentini. “I hope to contribute to the success of the company, and to collaborate on some of the intriguing and influential jobs we have before us.”


“AEL is made up of a staff of committed, hard-working professionals who focus their attention on the critical details of every design/build. It is imperative we meet the functional needs of our clients as well as aesthetics of the project,” said Owner and Principal Architect, Kevin Rothschild-Shea. “Marco is a wonderful fit for our team and I look forward to working with him on a wide range of projects. Marco has years of experience in the field, and we are confident he will contribute to the success of the AEL team and our clients.”  

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EAST LONGMEADOW — Architecture Environment Life Inc., known to many as ArchitectureEL Inc. or AEL, received a Citation Award from the Western Mass. chapter of the American Institute of Architects (WMAIA).

In partnership with the Western Mass. section of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA), WMAIA hosted its biannual Celebration of Architecture and Design Awards program last month to encourage and recognize distinguished architectural and landscape-design achievement and honor project teams, including the clients and consultants who work together to improve the built environment.

The WMAIA Design Awards, held every two years, includes two Honor Awards for exceptional work, easily distinguishable by exceptional quality of design and function; two Merit Awards for work that demonstrates a high level of design quality worthy of recognition; and two Citation Awards for work that demonstrates a level of design quality worthy of mention.

ArchitectureEL Inc. applied for this award by submitting a portfolio displaying its design for New Valley Bank at 1930 Wilbraham Road in Springfield. Judging for the award was informed by the AIA Framework for Design Excellence, which contends that design is not solely about aesthetic components, but also concerns how buildings perform for people.

“We are pleased to be recognized for excellence in design and are grateful to New Valley Bank for inspiring us to produce some of our finest work,” said Kevin Rothschild-Shea, president of ArchitectureEL Inc. “The project was noted for its fresh take on the banking experience as well as the positive impact it makes on the Sixteen Acres community; that is particularly exciting for us.”