Meet Isgenuity's New Principal: Jason Nicastro, AIA

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Jason Nicastro joined Isgenuity in 2009, and over the past 10 years has demonstrated a unique ability to create meaningful spaces and places while at the same time developing valued client relationships. Jason’s unwavering commitment to realizing his clients’ vision combined with his natural ability to produce quality design work has seen his portfolio of work win design awards and industry recognition. He has been instrumental in realizing some of Isgenuity’s most high-profile work for acclaimed institutions and organizations.

Jason’s enthusiasm for mentoring and his natural leadership have played an important role in developing a culture at Isgenuity that fosters learning and engagement throughout the firm. He has spearheaded multiple initiatives that have developed the firms structure in alignment with our mission.

Meet Isgenuity's New Associate Principal: Kate Spinelli, IIDA

Kate Spinelli joined Isgenuity in 2006, and over the past 12 years has become a core member of the Isgenuity leadership team as our Director of Interior Design. This promotion to Associate Principal reflects Kate’s contribution to Isgenuity’s growth and development as a next generation design firm. Kate’s ability to create a clear design direction that realizes our clients’ visions and design aspirations is a hallmark of her work and has led to some of our most successful interior environments.

As a multi-talented individual, Kate’s contribution goes beyond design; she is an enlightened contributor engaged in all major office initiatives. Currently managing our Interior Standards and Corporate Interiors initiatives, Kate is responsible for the design direction and development of corporate space for significant academic and medical campuses.

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Meet Isgenuity's New Associate: Crystal Hong


Crystal joined Isgenuity in 2015 and has become a coveted team member for some of our most sophisticated clients. Her client focused-approach, attention to detail and ability to follow through seamlessly on all aspects of her work exemplifies a talent that inspires and impresses. She was an integral team member for the award-winning Sports Performance Center for New England Baptist Hospital, responsible for detailed design execution, project documents and construction administration. Her work at Massachusetts General Hospital has allowed her to assume direct client/project responsibilities based on the professional trust that she has established with the entire team. Crystal’s commitment to improvement has her involved in office initiatives within Isgenuity as well as being a resource for junior staff and their development. In acknowledging Crystal’s role and influence at Isgenuity, we look forward to her continued career success.

Meet Isgenuity's New Associate: Lauren Festa


Lauren joined Isgenuity in 2015 and has been focused on patient-centered environments as well as technically sophisticated healthcare and research projects. Her range of experiences and her ability to be a key team member forging strong team and client relationships reflects her diligent and earnest approach to her projects. Her work at the Women’s Imaging Center for Cooley Dickinson Hospital demonstrated her ability to balance the complexities of healthcare design, creating a specialized diagnostic center that embraces patients with a warm and empathetic care environment. Her ability to grasp highly technical spaces has been a transferable skill as she additionally works on a number of technical research projects for a range of life science clients. We are delighted to be able to recognize Lauren’s contribution and keenly anticipate her future career achievements.

Meet Isgenuity's New Associate and Senior Interior Designer: Laura Tomlinson


Laura joined Isgenuity in 2015 and is an instrumental team member working on award-winning interior design projects as well as developing our corporate and office environments portfolio. She currently manages the interior standards for a number of institutional clients and has become a resource with her client-focused, knowledge-based approach. She was the interior designer of the award-winning Sports Performance Center for New England Baptist Hospital and is currently focused on developing a new paradigm for office environments at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Currently a member of the IIDA New England Chapters Emerging Leaders group, Laura is committed to being a key industry leader. Laura’s industry commitment and design recognition demonstrate a unique talent that we are honored to recognize at Isgenuity. We look forward to her continued success.

Meet Isgenuity's New Senior Associate: Jennifer Vachon


Jenn joined Isgenuity in 2012 and has differentiated herself as a multi-talented architect who is engaged in all aspects of our practice. Whether designing technically sophisticated renovations in both healthcare and academic settings, developing our internal documentation and modeling standards, or assisting senior leadership of our clients present to their institutions in virtual reality, she is consistently responsible for the success of the pursuit. In recent years she has become an MRI specialist with seven different MRI’s under her guidance. Jenn is currently managing projects in both healthcare and research sectors for Boston Children’s Hospital and BIDMC, and is concurrently engaged in our more significant academic work. Jenn’s promotion to Senior Associate is recognition that she is a uniquely skilled architect who represents the next generation of industry professionals.

Isgenuity Welcomes Ai Kurokawa


Ai Kurokawa has joined the Isgenuity team as a Principal, adding a key leadership position to the firm.  Ai brings nearly 20 years of experience on complex healthcare and life sciences projects for nationally acclaimed institutions. She is recognized as a forward-thinking design professional with a people-focused process that elevates client and stakeholder experiences.

Ai’s sensitivity for design, combined with her enthusiastic outlook adds a vibrant engaged voice to the Isgenuity leadership group. Her contribution will have a fundamental influence on the future of our work and culture at Isgenuity and we are genuinely excited to have her join our team. 

The new EBNHC Neighborhood PACE center is well under construction!

The new EBNHC Neighborhood PACE center is well under construction with steel erection wrapping up this week.  We are very excited to see the ongoing work, especially from the perspective of our new drone.  Patients and participants of the program will have a beautiful view of the Rumney Marsh in Revere later this year.  Check out the brief video and keep an eye out for future videos!