Meet The Slocum Hall Design Team - Architects in Watertown, MA

The Sum of Our Parts

November 5, 2021

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

This often-cited Aristotle quote rings true in so many aspects of our lives, whether building a home or simply making dinner. At Slocum Hall Design Group we are most definitively more than the sum of our parts. It is our team that defines who we are; each one of us made better by the experience of working together. 

This month, we take a glimpse inside the individuals that make up the SHDG team, asking each member to share what they like best about their work and their favorite type of project. Below is what each had to say!

 

Photo of David Boronkay - Principal & Architect

David Boronkay, Principal 

What is your favorite part of your job? 

I love working with our clients to help bring their ideas to life in ways that they had never imagined possible. 

What is your favorite type of project?

New construction projects tend to be my favorite.  Also, any time where our clients are open to our creative ideas and allow us to explore new concepts.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jane Grover, Architect, Partner

What is your favorite part about your job? 

Taking our clients wish list and creating something from that.

What is your favorite type of project?

All aspects of residential architecture are special to me. Whether we are adapting an older home to current living standards or creating a new, custom home for a family, the opportunity to provide a framework for meaningful habitation is very satisfying.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Peter Grover - Partner & Architect

Peter Grover Partner / Architect

What is your favorite part about your job? 

Helping our client’s make their homes the best they can be. I also enjoy discovering the bones of old homes, and solving technical problems to make designs work. 

What is your favorite type of project? 

My favorite type of project is one that takes a typical mainstream house and transforms it into something unique and special, crafted to fit the lifestyle and patterns of the Owner. I also enjoy renovating a historic property, taking a 100+ year old home to fit today’s lifestyle, giving it a new 100-year life expectancy. 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Alyssa Haggerty - Senior Associate Interior Design

Alyssa Haggerty, Senior Associate – Interior Design

What is your favorite part about your job? 

Collaborating with my coworkers to solve design problems. Everyone has their own approach and expertise and it’s amazing to see what we come up with. 

What is your favorite type of project?

Renovating older homes are always my favorite projects and typically the most challenging to work with as they involve balancing the history and age of the home along with the client’s needs.

 

Leana Taft

Leana Taft, Director of Interior Design

What is your favorite part about your job? 

There are so many aspects of my work that I enjoy, but if I have to narrow it down, it would be space planning and problem solving. 

What is your favorite type of project?

Projects that have room and need for custom designed piece that are completely unique to a space. Creating custom fireplaces, ceiling details and managing scale are all items that I truly enjoy working on. 

 

Jamie Moragues

Jaime Moragues, Sr. Associate/Junior Architect

What is your favorite part about your job? 

My favorite part of my job is seeing the final product and knowing that the client is happy with the result. Seeing the project built after all the hard work of the SHDG team is very fulfilling.  

What is your favorite type of project?

All projects have an interesting part that makes them special in their own way.