An influential leader in integrated architecture, planning and interior design, The Architectural Team has announced strategic promotions for three key team members. The newly elevated professionals are project manager Nathan Thomas, who has been named TAT’s Director of Sustainability, as well as Meghann Van Dorn, who serves as director of interior design, and Kelly Margeson, the firm’s Director of Marketing – both of whom have been named as associates at the 95-person firm founded in 1971.

As part of a dedicated strategic effort to expand senior roles within TAT, these new appointments reflect a broadened emphasis on client relationships, integrated service offerings and employee culture and an acceleration of the firm’s focus on interior design and sustainability leadership. TAT has an extensive portfolio of high-profile works and a reputation as a sophisticated and thoughtful planner and designer of multifamily, mixed-use and commercial developments, as well as senior and assisted living communities and historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects.

Meghann Van Dorn Headshot

Meghann Van Dorn, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, Associate and Director of Interior Design

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The firm is also known as an influential advocate for important issues such as sustainable design and building practices, including Passive House, affordable and workforce housing, resilient waterfront development and adaptive reuse. According to TAT’s principals, the promotions of Van Dorn and Margeson to associate and the appointment of Thomas as director of sustainability recognize the significant contributions that these leaders have made to the firm’s success. All three professionals bring value through client service, design thought leadership and enhanced marketability of new projects as TAT forms new client relationships and expands its reach with existing clients. In their respective new roles, Thomas, Van Dorn and Margeson will continue their contributions alongside greater managerial, business development and mentorship responsibilities.

Recent milestones for TAT include the completion of award-winning affordable Passive House multifamily developments, such as Boston’s Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old Colony; significant historic adaptive reuse projects, including the transformation of an iconic South Boston commercial property into a new condominium community combining renovation and new construction at 100 Shawmut; and the approaching completion of skyline-defining towers, such as the Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences.

Kelly Margeson Headshot

Kelly Margeson, BBA, Associate and Director of Marketing

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“As such important members of our team leading three essential areas of TAT’s practice, these professionals embody the dynamic nature of our firm,” noted TAT senior partner and design principal Michael E. Liu, AIA, NCARB. “They also exemplify the opportunities that are possible thanks to TAT’s culture, which offers the freedom and flexibility for professionals to grow within the firm. Looking ahead to a period of sustained growth for our firm with a diverse range of projects nationwide, the talent and commitment of these leaders – and their ability to work together and integrate our different practice areas – will enable us to succeed in using architecture to foster the kinds of strong communities that we find most rewarding and valuable.”

“With their dedication to TAT’s mission and core values, Nathan, Meghann and Kelly will help lead our firm into the future by implementing robust sustainability practices, enhancing collaboration between our architecture and interiors teams and creating the systems and protocols we need for continued employee engagement and client satisfaction,” said TAT senior partner and managing principal Michael D. Binette, AIA, NCARB.

“We’re excited to recognize these three professionals’ contributions to TAT’s success, as well as their enthusiasm for the firm’s culture, their dedication to continued growth and their pursuit of exciting new opportunities,” said TAT principal Edward R. Bradford, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP. “As The Architectural Team continues to expand its leadership group, these three individuals will help create a foundation that can support the firm’s new generations of dedicated professionals and leaders.”