- About Us
Spalding Tougias Architects
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, STA has completed a range of project types throughout the United States. Our mission is to provide clients with innovative design solutions that evolve from the challenges and parameters that each client presents. Our rigorous attention to detail, design sensitivity, and principal level involvement insures well-crafted projects, each uniquely suited to the client, the program and the site.
With the purchase and redevelopment of 241 A Street: 40 Channel Center, STA is playing an active role in the evolution of the Fort Point Channel neighborhood of Boston as well as providing a permanent home for our practice.
Gregg Spalding, RA, LEED AP
Gregg has led the firm’s projects for retail, restaurant, office and mixed-uses at large and small scales. His background in industrial design has given him a broad understanding of design concepts, materials and construction techniques that generates creative and practical solutions to a range of design problems.
With a longstanding interest in sustainable design, he has led the integration of sustainable principles into the firm’s design strategies and has delivered a lecture series on sustainable design in Asia.
Gregg holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design from Michigan State University.
Cheryl Tougias, RA, LEED AP
A strong problem solver and effective communicator, Cheryl provides design leadership and project management for a variety of the firm’s projects. She is a member of the AIA, BSA, Urban Land Institute and New England Women in Real Estate and has been involved in diverse charitable activities.
Cheryl has developed excellent relationships with government, historic, and design review boards and other public interest groups. She believes that the success of a project depends on close attention to client and user needs balanced with contextual requirements.
Cheryl holds a Master of Science in Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona.
George Tougias, RA, LEED AP
George holds expertise in many different building types, including publicly bid projects for government agencies and historic renovations that have received industry-wide recognition. With extensive expertise in the reuse of historic buildings, he has a thorough understanding of the unique requirements of renovation projects and has demonstrated skill in integrating new with existing construction.
George manages the document quality control and technical standards for the office. He has a proven track record in meeting schedules and budgets and in establishing successful relationships with consultants and contractors.
He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute.
Our practice seeks to link social responsibility and sustainable practices with built expression. We are committed to designing buildings that conserve resources, incorporate renewable energy systems and provide healthy environments.
Our whole-building design approach enables the entire project team to interact throughout the design process to understand system interdependencies and to set energy performance goals.
Building Information Model
Traditional building design was largely reliant upon two-dimensional drawings (plans, elevations, sections, etc.). Building information modeling extends this beyond 3D, augmenting not only the three primary spatial dimensions (width, height and depth). It also covers spatial relationships, light analysis, geographic information, and quantities and properties of building components (for example, manufacturers’ details). Use of BIM goes beyond the planning and design phase of the project, extending throughout the building life cycle, supporting processes including cost management, construction management, project management and facility operation.