Samant promoted to director at DIGroup Architecture

New Hire/Promotion

DIGroup Architecture, a New Brunswick firm, has announced the promotion of Swarupa Samant, AIA, LEED AP, to Director. She is the first minority woman to be promoted to director of the majority-black architectural practice. Since joining the company in 2014, Samant has ably managed some of the company’s largest and most complex urban design-build school projects in New Jersey, exceeding $200 million in total. building costs.

As a LEED Accredited Professional, Samant is strongly committed to sustainable and sensible design, achieving LEED Silver status for the new $133 million Camden High School and LEED Gold certification for the $32 million new School No. 16. dollars to Paterson. She also managed the completion of Dina’s Dwellings, an award-winning supportive housing project for victims of domestic violence, in her hometown of New Brunswick.

According to Jeff Venezia, CEO, “Swrupa’s continued success and leadership in the K-12 market and its strength in serving major public agencies, such as the NJ Schools Development Authority and the NYC School Construction Authority, have led the owner to unanimously support this well-deserved promotion.”

Samant has over 25 years of experience as an architect in the United States and India and serves as a mentor to the firm’s young emerging architects to help them grow professionally. She holds a GDArch from the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai, India, is a licensed architect in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and a member of Professional Women in Construction-NJ Chapter.

DIGroup Architecture is a certified Minority-Owned, Disadvantaged and Small Business (MBE/DBE/SBE) specializing in architecture, planning, interior design and environmental graphic services, signage and wayfinding for people seniors, education, health care and civic customers. The firm takes great pride in its ethnically and culturally diverse staff who are passionate about architecture.

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