Whitten Architects is pleased to announce that Will Fellis and Tom Lane will join founder and principal Rob Whitten and principal Russ Tyson on the leadership team as Associates. Tom has been a member of the Whitten team since 2017 and Will has been with the firm since 2012.
As Associates, Will and Tom will work directly with Rob and Russ on the formation and stewardship of project teams, and clients will benefit from expanded internal collaboration and peer review. The Associate position formally recognizes their value to the team and empowers their ability to further contribute to and shape the studio's culture.
"We have added talent and diversity to our team and continue to learn from well-considered Maine forms and beautiful landscapes as we explore new low-maintenance and high-performance materials," says Rob. "Will and Tom bring their experience and talent to the future of Whitten Architects."
Will received his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University School of Architecture. He has interned at architecture and engineering firms in Maine including WBRC Architects & Engineers and Roc Caivano Architects in Bar Harbor, where he later worked as a project manager for three years.
"Over the last decade, I've learned a great deal from Rob, Russ, and the whole team and continue to learn more about architecture and how we occupy it every day," says Will. "I will continue to bolster that mantra of education and support to continue providing meaningful homes for our clients."
Tom has practiced in architectural offices in Boston and Salt Lake City where he worked on a variety of project types including an art museum, healthcare, a public library, and custom residential. Tom received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master of Architecture from the University of Utah.
"We value a collaborative design approach within our studio, and with our clients, consultants, and builders. This approach allows our work to evolve to suit the needs of individual clients and specific sites in the present moment," says Lane. "I intend to focus on this core philosophy."