People

Lawrence Bauer, AIALawrence Bauer, Larry Bauer, Solomon + Bauer Architects

Principal

Larry Bauer joined us at the end of 2015 when he merged his firm, Solomon+Bauer Architects, into Schwartz/Silver.  Larry is a graduate of Williams College and received a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, winning the Julia Amory Appleton Traveling Fellowship. He has been the Principal-in-Charge of a wide range of projects, including the Albany Institute of History & Art, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and numerous projects at Harvard University and St Paul’s Church in Nantucket. Complementing his skills as a museum architect, he has developed a special expertise in museum collection storage system design and is a recognized authority in the field. Larry is the former Chairman of the Newton Massachusetts Historical Commission and continues to serve on Historic Boards and Commissions in the region.

 

Angela HyattAngela Ward Hyatt, AIA, IIDA

Principal

A native of the Midwest, Angela Hyatt graduated with distinction from both Iowa State University and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. While she has made significant contributions to the firm’s portfolio of civic, academic, and cultural projects, her work has centered on renovating and expanding libraries of all ages. Her projects range from work at four branches of the Boston Public Library, including the Hyde Park Branch Library, recipient of a National Honor Award from the AIA, to complex multi-format collections programming for the acclaimed Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, to upcoming transformations planned at Connecticut College’s Shain Library. Angela has been appointed to both the Advisory Committee and the Devotion School Building Committee for the Town of Brookline.

 

Peter Kleiner, AIA, LEED AP

Principal

Peter Kleiner received his Bachelor of Architecture, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University. At Schwartz/Silver, he has been Project Architect for projects of various sizes, including the renovation of 255 State Street, a high-rise office building on the Boston waterfront; Paresky Commons at Phillips Academy; and academic renovations and a black-box theater for Worcester Academy.  He was the Project Manager for the renovation the A. H. McCoy Federal Building in Jackson, Mississippi – winner of multiple awards from the General Services Administration – and is Project Manager for the renovation of the J. W. Peck Federal Building in Cincinnati, OH. Peter is a Commissioner of the Town of Brookline’s Preservation Commission.

 

 

Nelson Liu

Senior Associate

Nelson Liu first worked at Schwartz/Silver as a high-school intern and returned to work for the firm after obtaining his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. The firm has benefited greatly from his versatility in nearly 20 years of professional practice. He has served as Project Manager on major projects for the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Boston Athenaeum, the City of Boston and the University of Virginia, coordinating client, team, and contractor activities.  Nelson is a Board member of the Asian Health Foundation of Massachusetts, and is Board President of the South Cove Community Health Center in Boston and Quincy, Massachusetts.  He is an Instructor in the Boston Architecture College’s Masters Program.

 

Stewart Marshall, Solomon + Bauer Architects

Stewart Marshall, AIA

Associate

Stewart Marshall holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was also awarded the Dales Traveling Fellowship. Stewart is involved in the firm’s museum design practice as well as in adaptive reuse projects and residential design. He has worked on an adaptive reuse collections storage project for the National Museum of Health and Medicine and a full collection storage assessment and storage master plan for the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Prior to joining the firm, Stewart was involved in a broad range of institutional projects, though his primary focus has been residential architecture – from the renovation of traditional homes in Boston’s suburbs to freestanding modern houses in coastal Maine and Maryland.

 

Mark Schatz, AIA, LEED AP

Principal

Mark Schatz is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. At Schwartz/Silver, he has worked almost exclusively on projects for educational and cultural institutions. He was Project Architect for the Andlinger Humanities Center at Princeton University and the renovation of Tjaden Hall at Cornell University. He lead the design team for the combined Grove Hall branch library and Burke High School project in Boston, the Stephen Robert Campus Center at Brown University, the Trinity College Arts Project in Hartford, CT, and the Rhode Island College Art Center.  He is currently working on projects at Princeton and Brown.

 

Warren Schwartz, FAIA

Founding Principal

A founding partner of Schwartz/Silver Architects, Warren Schwartz received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He is the project designer of several of the firm’s most honored projects, including the Shaw Center for the Arts and MIT’s Rotch Architecture Library. He is a frequent juror for AIA awards and scholarships. Warren is actively involved in professional and civic organizations including the Boston 400, the Mayor’s Task Force on the Future of the City. He is a former Design Commissioner of the Boston Society of Architects, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

 

Robert Silver, FAIA, LEED AP

Founding Principal

Robert Silver received his first degree, in physics, from New York’s Queens College. He has a Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and an MA in Architecture from the University of Cambridge. Robert has served as a Trustee of the New England Baptist Hospital and Chair of their Facilities Committee; as a member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Society of Architects; and Chair of the Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission. He was a member of the Simmons College GSLIS Futures Panel, reporting about how the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences might respond to contemporary changes in Information Technology. Robert is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

 

Jon Traficonte, AIA

Principal

Jon Traficonte received a BA in painting from Bates College and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He has managed numerous projects of various sizes, many for institutional clients, including the Prenatt Music Center at the Belmont Hill School; the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor; and the Brown Research Library at the Maine Historical Society. He is currently leading the design effort for the new Orientation Center at the Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh, and for the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA where renovations are currently being planned. Since 2004, Jon has been the Chairman of the Design Review Board for the town of Natick, Massachusetts. He has been recognized by the Boston Society of Architects through its Awards program.