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Congratulations to our new Senior Associates and Associates!

Craig Anderson, Kevin Beaulieu, Christina Carlson, and Vada Seccareccia have been promoted to Senior Associate. Brendan Herr, Alanna Jaworski and Joel VanderWeele have been promoted to Associate positions.

“We are delighted to reward and recognize the contributions of these accomplished professionals. Each of our new Senior Associates and Associates are not only talented top performers, they are all outstanding individuals.”

— Donald Powers, Founding Partner, and Douglas Kallfelz, Managing Partner

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Senior Associates
Craig Anderson
joined Union in 2008, bringing with him expertise in all areas of architectural practice ranging from design, document production, planning, code review, energy code compliance, and project management. Kevin Beaulieu’s project leadership skills and technical expertise in affordable housing and complicated adaptive reuse have been a huge asset to the firm since joining in 2017. Christina Carlson joined Union in 2008, bringing her strong background in traditional architecture, planning, and sustainability. She has led some of the firm’s most successful community-focused projects. Vada Seccareccia leads the firm’s office-wide change initiatives and manages firm-wide information systems and technology infrastructure. She joined Union in 2013, helping to scale the office seamlessly from a 14-person boutique, to 32 design professionals with state-of-the-art systems, a high level of organizational efficiency, and a deep commitment to social justice and equity.

Brendan Herr joined Union in 2010 with a broad skill set that he applies to precedent research, concept visualization, and construction detail development. Alanna Jaworski is committed to the pursuit of architectural work that gives everyone the opportunity to thrive. Since moving from New York City in 2021 to join Union, she has expertly designed and managed multiple complex projects on the Cape and Islands. Joel VanderWeele brought his expertise and keen interest in urban infill projects and the making of great streets to Union when he joined in 2014. In his words, “Great buildings can come from singular expressions of genius or wealth, but a great street is the result of the craft, care, and cooperation of many hands across time and space.”


“We have consistently hired professionals with a deep desire to move beyond their own personal artistic and professional interests and positively impact the world through architecture and urban design, an approach that’s been key to Union’s success. We’re a mission-driven design firm working to make places better for communities, so it’s imperative to us that we’re all in this for the right reasons.”
—Douglas Kallfelz, Managing Partner

“We are at the point where this firm is coming into its own, and these promotions signal the arrival of the next generation of  Union’s leaders. While the mission and the spirit of this place are secure, it’s satisfying to see the energy and alchemy that comes from different perspectives and priorities being given more voice. I’m excited to see how Union evolves over the next decade.”
Donald Powers, Founding Partner