Ashley McGraw Architects Appoints Gregory, Picciano and Van Roo to Associate Principals

Posted on August 3, 2023

Ashley McGraw Architects Appoints Gregory, Picciano, and Van Roo to Associate Principals

SYRACUSE, NY- Ashley McGraw Architects is pleased to announce the appointment of three staff members: Kyle Gregory, Senior Architect; Jennifer Picciano, Senior Architect; and Andrew Van Roo, Project Manager, to Associate Principals of the firm.

“It is with immense pride and pleasure that I announce the promotion of these three exceptional members of our team to the position of Associate Principal,” announced Matthew Broderick, President & CEO. “Kyle, Jennifer, and Andrew have consistently proven their commitment to our company’s mission and vision by leading transformative projects and providing exceptional client service while providing invaluable mentorship to fellow team members. I believe that their promotions will enhance our firm’s ability to achieve our strategic goals while upholding our unwavering commitment to quality and design excellence in all aspects of our work.”

Gregory (NCARB, LEED AP BD+C) joined Ashley McGraw Architects in 2009. He has over 22 years of experience in a broad range of project types with a particular passion for historic preservation. He is an advocate for maximizing the potential of historic and cultural resources to participate in the regeneration of communities and a positive and sustainable future. Key project highlights include the new Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in Binghamton, New York, SUCF/SUNY Upstate Medical University Silverman Hall renovation, SUCF/SUNY Polytechnic Institute Campus Center renovation, and Syracuse University Sadler Dining Hall renovation. “I was initially drawn to Ashley McGraw as a firm that shared a strong commitment to sustainability and innovation,” reflected Gregory. “What I have found in the intervening 14 years is an environment where those values are enriched through collaboration with a fantastic group of people. I am honored to be stepping into this new role and am excited to explore all of the new ways we can challenge one another to grow.” 

Picciano (RA) has been with Ashley McGraw Architects since 2016. She has over 29 years of experience with K-12, higher education, adaptive reuse, and historic preservation projects. Key project highlights include the Grant Middle School renovation for Syracuse City School District and capital projects at LaFayette Central School District, Morrisville-Eaton Central School District, Thousand Islands Central School District, and Sauquoit Valley Central School District. “It is with great honor and excitement that I accept the position of Associate Principal at Ashley McGraw Architects,” Picciano said. “Working alongside my incredibly creative and knowledgeable teammates has been an enriching experience, and I am eager to continue this journey of collaboration with engaged clients, delivering exceptional projects that make a positive impact.”

Van Roo joined Ashley McGraw Architects in 2022 to help lead the firm’s affordable housing projects. He has over 10 years’ experience of managing the design of affordable housing projects including award-winning Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program projects across New York State. His deep knowledge of the New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) standards and processes is a key resource to Ashley McGraw Architects’ growing affordable housing portfolio and his careful attention to the design and construction detailing of multifamily buildings adds to our firm’s skill in delivering these projects. On his promotion, Van Roo stated, “I want to express gratitude to the leadership at Ashley McGraw for my appointment to Associate Principal. I am honored to serve in this capacity and your confidence in my abilities means a great deal to me. Your optimism has shaped my attitude and your support has helped guide my professional development. I look forward to the new opportunities this new position presents."

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About Ashley McGraw Architects 
Ashley McGraw Architects was founded in Syracuse, New York in 1981 with an additional office in Washington, DC. Its award-winning portfolio of K-12 schools, higher education buildings, and multifamily/community structures has been consistently recognized for innovation and design excellence. 

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