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SV Design Welcomes Ian Staber, Project Manager

Beverly, MA – Jennifer Hocherman, Associate Principal at SV Design, is pleased to welcome Ian Staber as Project Manager to the firm’s commercial architecture team. Ian brings with him thirteen years of experience ranging from architectural design, kitchen and cabinet design, project management, and facilities management.

As project manager, Ian is overseeing several local, affordable housing developments and will be working on multi-family and institutional projects from conception to completion.

“We are thrilled to have Ian as part of the team. His expertise and client-friendly demeanor are a welcome addition to the SV Design family,” says Hocherman. “Ian has jumped in seamlessly to manage projects in all phases of design and construction, and his positive attitude and problem-solving approach are an asset to our project teams.”

Ian received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degrees from Northeastern University. He worked throughout his education as a draftsman for a small residential architecture firm in Connecticut before moving on to project management positions at Cresa, BOSE, and Harvard Real Estate Services in the greater Boston Area, where he developed a skill for balancing ideal design concepts with realistic solutions.

Ian spent four years living in the mountains of Colorado, first working as a custom cabinetry designer then moving into a residential architect position and acquiring insight into the detail-oriented nature of cabinetry, custom millwork, kitchen and bath design, construction administration, and project management.

Upon moving back east, Ian specialized in commercial tenant fit-outs, hospitality and office building renovations, and multi-family housing at LaFreniere Architects in Cambridge, where he gained additional experience in commercial work, lighting, and finishes. Most recently before joining SV Design, Ian worked with Seger Architects in Salem, applying his collective experience to achieve balanced design solutions for projects ranging from office fit-outs, multi-families, dormitories, and restaurants.

Ian lives in Salem with his wife and two kids. On the side, he creates custom calligraphy designs and paints large scale murals as Esoteric Calligraffiti.