People

  • Bruce G. Nelligan

    Principal, AIA LEED AP
  • T. Michael White

    T. Michael White

    Principal, AIA
  • Jake LaChapelle

    Jake LaChapelle

    Principal, AIA LEED AP
  • Rushell Davidson

    Rushell Davidson

    Office Manager
  • Becki Cannata

    Becki Cannata

    Controller
  • Tessa Nesta

    Preservationist
  • Ester Martin Areste

    Ester Martin Areste

    Designer, CSCAE
  • Aditei Puplampu

    Aditei Puplampu

    Project Manager
  • Priyanka Bista

    Designer
  • Ji Hyeon Park

    Ji Hyeon Park

    Designer, AAIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Sonny Gonzalez

    Sonny Gonzalez

    Project Manager
  • Elizabeth Hampton

    Construction Clerk
  • Diosmery Rodriguez

    Construction Clerk
  • Ben Johnson

    Designer
  • Gavin Singh

    Designer
  • Anushka Shevade

    Designer
  • Robert C. Wilkanowski

    Architect, AIA LEED AP
  • Marco Boggio

    Marco Boggio

    Bookkeeper
  • Amy Behl

    Marketing Assistant

Bruce G. Nelligan

Principal, AIA LEED AP

Bruce Nelligan has more than 25 years of experience in institutional, cultural and commercial projects for such clients as Alvin Ailey, the Regency Hotel, and Bertelsmann Property Inc. He has also led the restoration and renovation of properties for the School Construction Authority, the New York City Department of Design & Construction, and the New York City Housing Authority. He is the recipient of multiple awards including the New York Society of Architects Matthew Del Gaudio Award and the AIA School Medal and Certificate of Achievement. Mr. Nelligan was awarded second place in the Alabama School of Fine Arts Competition.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Nelligan worked with the firms of Eisenmann/Robertson, Prentice Chan Olhausen, and Mayers & Schiff Associates, P.C. where he served as the project architect for numerous large-scale commercial projects including Two Times Square, the 25-story Ramada Renaissance Hotel, and the 42nd Street/Times Square Streetscape Project.

In the last decade, Mr. Nelligan has been the Principal-in-Charge for a range of building construction types with a value over a half billion dollars in construction costs. He is currently responsible for more than 30 Capital Improvement Projects for the NYC School Construction Authority and an additional 29 building enclosure rehabilitation projects for a variety of libraries, cultural, transportation and health facilities for the NYC Department of Design and Construction. He has also acted as Principal-in-Charge for many residential projects, including the complete interior renovation of several historic landmark townhouses and full architectural services for a 14,000 square foot summer house in Southampton, NY.

T. Michael White

Principal, AIA

Michael White is the Principal Architect for the Northampton Survival Center Renovation and recently completed the complete interior renovation of a new medical center for dermatology in Northampton, MA. Mr. White has more than 40 years of experience in construction and design throughout the United States and spent fourteen years as a general contractor prior to entering architecture. Mr. White is the founder and president of Hinck-White Builders, a restoration and construction firm in the Midwest.

Mr. White brought a valuable hands-on approach to design to the Stein Partnership, where he worked as an associate for nine years. He was a principal in the successor firm, Stein White Nelligan Architects, and a founder and partner of Nelligan White Architects. In his practice, Mr. White emphasizes in-depth understanding of modern and traditional construction methods. Extensive study of building systems, attention to appropriate materials, and precise detailing further informs his work.

Mr. White was an integral member of the architectural team responsible for the historic preservation and restoration of Shepard Hall and Great Hall at City College, NYC. This project involved the removal and replacement of 65,000 pieces of deteriorated Gothic revival terra-cotta with new replicas comprised of thin–shell glass fiber–reinforced concrete, as well as the as refurbishment of twelve sixty-foot stained glass windows, extensive repair of the elaborate decorative plaster and woodwork, and a newly designed limestone floor. This interior renovation received the Lucy G. Moses Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

Mr. White received the George and Mary Pyne Historic Preservation Award for his work in historic Durham, North Carolina where he completed a sensitive reconfiguration of a single family residence built in the arts and crafts style. He has served on the Boards of Directors for Northampton Center for the Arts and the Northampton Survival Center. Mr. Michael White completed his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Iowa and his undergraduate studies at Hartwick College.

Jake LaChapelle

Principal, AIA LEED AP

Jake LaChapelle is involved in the execution of all projects in the office, through all phases of work. This currently includes more than 30 capital improvement projects for the NYC School Construction Authority and 29 capital improvement projects for a variety of libraries and cultural centers for the NYC Department of Design and Construction. In addition, he is directing the exterior renovation of over one hundred New York City Housing Authority apartment buildings.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Mr. LaChapelle has prioritized resilience design work to satisfy the needs of many affected housing communities. He was honored to share his expertise at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2014 in a session titled “Improving Building Resilience – Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy.”

Mr. LaChapelle directed the adaptive reuse and emergency stabilization of the historic Empire Stores in Brooklyn; a nearly 400,000 square-foot brick warehouse building on the waterfront. He has also managed several residential projects in Manhattan and Brooklyn, corporate office renovations in midtown Manhattan, and several restaurant build-outs.

In addition to Mr. LaChapelle’s design and management contributions, he has continued the Nelligan White commitment to effective use of new technologies to aid in design, and in the development of new construction technologies.

Mr. LaChapelle received his BA in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley with a minor in Art Practice. While there he was the recipient of the 1998 Bakewell/Brown Award for Architectural Detail Drawing. He also completed studies in language, art, and culture in Italy at the Istituto degli Stranieri in Siena. For several years after completing his architecture degree, Mr. LaChapelle operated his own design/build firm specializing in residential renovation.

Mr. LaChapelle has been a guest critic at Columbia University School of Architecture, Pratt Institute, and University of Pennsylvania School of Design. He is a winner of the 2008 Reinventing Grand Army Plaza design competition sponsored by the Design Trust for Public Space.

Rushell Davidson

Office Manager

Becki Cannata

Controller

Tessa Nesta

Preservationist

Ester Martin Areste

Designer, CSCAE

Aditei Puplampu

Project Manager

Priyanka Bista

Designer

Ji Hyeon Park

Designer, AAIA, LEED AP BD+C

Sonny Gonzalez

Project Manager

Elizabeth Hampton

Construction Clerk

Diosmery Rodriguez

Construction Clerk

Ben Johnson

Designer

Gavin Singh

Designer

Anushka Shevade

Designer

Robert C. Wilkanowski

Architect, AIA LEED AP

Marco Boggio

Bookkeeper

Amy Behl

Marketing Assistant