As QA+M Architecture of Farmington, CT celebrates its 20th year, it’s pleased to recognize the achievements of several staff members. Since 2002, QA+M Architecture has been providing complete architectural services to municipal and private clients throughout Connecticut. With a staff of 35, the firm’s range of services includes site selection, programming, architectural design, interior architecture, feasibility studies, and construction services for clients in the education, arts and culture, commercial, healthcare, housing, historical preservation and recreation markets. The firm’s promotions reflect the contributions of team members who have been exceptionally dedicated to QA+M’s clients, staff, and workplace culture. They are leaders dedicated to design, operations, and the financial health of the organization.
Jason Davis, AIA, LEED AP is a visionary leader of the firm and was promoted to Associate Principal. With 20+ years of design expertise, Jason is known for fostering deep client relationships. The projects he undertakes vary in size and scope, including corporate, manufacturing and industrial, hospitality, and healthcare settings. “Jason specializes in manufacturing and residential designs and has provided QA+M with a strong presence in these market sectors” commented principal Thomas Arcari. Jason’s recent and current projects include renovations for Burteck, a manufacturer in Bloomfield, remediation and renovation of the existing Sessions factory building in Bristol as well as a brand-new apartment building to an aggregate of approximately 92 apartments, and a brand-new design / new location for Puerto Vallarta’s newest location in Stamford.
Rebecca Sarkosi, IIDA, NCIDQ was promoted to Associate Principal as she has made her mark on the firm and in the industry demonstrating expertise with interior finish selections, space planning, programming, and furniture specifications for corporate environments, schools, community and municipal buildings, and healthcare environments, among others. She is currently managing a significant renovation for Red Thread’s new headquarters in East Hartford. “Rebecca is an extremely talented, bright, organized, and tenacious member of our team,” commented principal David Quisenberry. “She leads the entire interior design team and other firm members by example.”
Angela Cahill, AIA, LEED AP, NOMA was also promoted to Associate Principal as she has made strong contributions to the design of preK-12 schools and manages projects from grant reviews through to post-occupancy. “Angela is a great resource to the entire office. She is a champion of diversity in the workplace where her efforts have helped QA+M meet the J.E.D.I Challenge” stated principal Rusty Malik. Angela is extraordinarily active in industry organizations. Her leadership shines as a Governor-appointed member of the State of Connecticut Safety Infrastructure Council who is charged with updating the current council’s handbook which was first published in 2015. She is also chairwoman for the Connecticut School Construction Coalition, recently served as president of AIA Connecticut, and regularly participates in Connecticut’s NOMA chapter events. Angela also manages the firm’s staffing resources.
Michael Lane, AIA, LEED Green Assoc. was named Associate. Lane joined the firm in 2012 and now specializes in educational design and facilities studies. His distinct eye for detail and approaches for incorporating green technology to minimize environmental impact makes him a valued resource to QA+M as well as the clients he serves. “Mike is a pleasure to work with. His work ethic and ability to raise the bar on every project he is involved with are unparalleled.” said principal Rusty Malik. Mike is currently working on the Bristol Arts and Innovation Magnet School and recently completed the facility study, renovation, and addition to Wheeler Middle High School in North Stonington.