Goody Clancy’s Lisa Ferreira, Todd Symonds, and Victor Ortale Promoted to Principal
“Lisa, Todd, and Victor have made strong and growing contributions to our firm, our education clients, and the broader profession,” said firm president David Spillane. “Their promotions will enable us to elevate our commitment to design excellence, sustainability, and collaboration on education campuses across the nation.”
Lisa Ferreira, AIA, LEED AP, is a passionate advocate for strengthening campus communities as places that support learning and foster collaboration. As the firm’s Student Life Practice leader, she has led a group that has broadened and added depth to its capabilities to serve leading institutions. Among her projects are such iconic models as the University of Chicago’s Granville-Grossman Residential Commons and Cathey Dining Commons. Lisa’s current and recent work includes the renovation of Balch Hall at Cornell University, new student residences at St. Mark’s School, and the Forbes Beeler Residence Hall at Carnegie Mellon University. Lisa’s energetic personality and strong commitment to collaboration has enabled her to be an effective mentor and teacher within the firm.
Todd Symonds, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is an accomplished project leader with a diverse portfolio of responsibilities including some of the firm’s largest and most complex projects. Over a period of 10 years, Todd led one of the largest projects in the history of the firm: renovations to the historic St. Elizabeths campus in Washington, DC, for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Todd’s current and recent projects include science building renovations for SUNY Stony Brook, the renovation of Cumnock Hall at Harvard Business School, and the new Legacy Hall for the College of Business at Florida State University. Widely viewed by his clients as a trusted advisor, Todd has a strong commitment to sharing his insights in ways that support the professional growth of each member of his project team.
Victor Ortale, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is praised by his clients as a great listener, advisor, and collaborator. Over the course of his career, Victor has developed a passion for the programming, design, and renovation of buildings that celebrate and strengthen the legacy of historic campuses. Since being named the firm’s Business School Practice Leader in 2014, he has deepened his knowledge of emerging trends and philosophies in business education and expanded a portfolio of work at many of the nation’s most innovative business schools. Victor’s current and recent work includes the new School of Business at Butler University, the Chao Center at Harvard Business School, and new business school facilities at Coppin State University and Washington and Lee University.
“In this period of rapid change in education,” said Spillane, “the insights, clarity, and candor that Lisa, Todd, and Victor bring can support the kind of transformational design that drives student success.”