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Congratulations, Marcos & Lori

Posted by Robin Peters on Tue, Jan 03 , 2017

Beautiful wedding photos of our dear Marcos and his lovely bride, Lori. We are thrilled and wish you all the best in life.  

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Maugel's Holiday Card: A Chronicle of Design

Posted by Robin Peters on Thu, Dec 22 , 2016

On the eve of Maugel's 25th annversary, we decided to go green with this year's holiday card and send it digitally — no easy task when you have 25 years of client mailing addresses to convert... But we did it, and luckily got through the spam filters and had an excellent response.

Each year, we spend a fair amount of time deliberating on which project to feature.  This year,  while looking through the file of Christmas Cards Past,  we thought about celebrating our 25th anniversary with a collage of prior-year designs, but in the end, we just couldn't ignore the beautiful Laddawn headquarter's expansion located in Devens, MA.  See 2016 Laddawn card here.  

We still liked the collage idea, so why not do both?

–Happy Holidays.


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The 2016 Superlatives Awards Winners Are In...

Posted by Robin Peters on Thu, Dec 22 , 2016

Sarah, Colby, and Nicole did another great job organizing and handing out the annual Maugel Superlatives Awards.  The awards have become a highlight of the annual Maugel Holiday Party which took place on December 10th.  The award titles and descriptions are always very creative and generate a lot of laughs. Can't wait for next year's... 

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Maugel Holiday Soiree 2016

Posted by Robin Peters on Tue, Dec 13 , 2016

We had a wonderful time at the Maugel Holiday Soiree.  Maugel's corporate offices were transformed into a festive winter wonderland thanks to an army of elves led by Maureen, Debbie and Jane.  The space was gorgeous and set the mood for a special evening with colleagues and friends.  

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Maugel Trick or Treat 2016

Posted by Robin Peters on Tue, Nov 01 , 2016

We had some of our favorite Trick or Treaters come to visit the office today... Happy Halloween.

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Cape Retreat 2016

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Oct 03 , 2016

Some fun pictures from Maugel's Annual Corporate Retreat to Brewster, MA.  Another great outing filled with delicious food and team building.

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Maugel Heads to Beach for Summer Family Outing

Posted by Robin Peters on Wed, Jul 27 , 2016

Many thanks to Will and Cindy for hosting Maugel's summer family outing at their vacation home in Salisbury. It was a gorgeous day on the North Shore of Boston.  We had a great turnout and all the kids loved the beach; I don't think they stopped digging all day.  I personally took the opportunity to pass on some beloved beach toys that had been gathering dust in my garage for the past 7 years. The large dinosaur, shark, and turtle seemed to be everyone's favorites.

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Maugel Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

Posted by Robin Peters on Wed, Jul 27 , 2016

We had a great day volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Ayer, MA. It's always great to help out our friends at Habitat. Last year we framed the house; this year we added the finishing touches.  Marcos, Mike, Riaan and Will volunteered to sprayfoam the attic. Bless their souls—it was hot! Who knew it was going to be the start of a long summer heatwave... Brent, Jen and I first inventoried the contents of the massive storage container. It was a lesson in perseverance but we got it done thanks to Brent doing most of the heavy lifting.  Kevin and Brent then got to work installing the mailbox and "Master Carpenter" Jen showed me how to use the power tools. (She is truly amazing.)

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Maugel Architects Rolls Out Red Carpet for Video Premiere

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Jun 20 , 2016

We had a great time at Maugel's Corporate Video Series Launch Party. The champagne and red carpet event (literally) was the culmination of many months of preparation, shooting and editing. What a team—your commitment and professionalism throughout the production was amazing, and it's reflected in the quality of the final videos.

A special thanks to videographer extraordinaire Matt Volpini—we couldn't have done it without you. You were a joy to work with and you made us all look great. And Maureen Hopper for planning the event and making it a special evening.

Click here to see the videos on the Maugel Architects YouTube Channel.  Let us know what you think.  Enjoy. 

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Maugel Artists Donate Work to IIDA Art Uncorked Charity

Posted by Robin Peters on Wed, Jun 01 , 2016

The 8th annual Art Uncorked fundraiser is being held on June 7th at District Hall on Northern Ave in Boston, MA.  The event is sponsored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and recognizes local artists within the design and architecture community. Proceeds benefit Raw Art Works, whose mission is to ignite the desire to create and the confidence to succeed in underserved youth. Learn more at: http://www.rawartworks.org/home.

This year, two of Maugel's artists donated their creative talents to create pieces for the event. The talented Colby Cavanagh donated a gorgeous collection of handcrafted jewelry and Maureen Hopper used her skills in photography to create beautiful cards with images of nature and local architecture. 

Thanks, Colby and Maureen. We are proud to have such talented artists supporting such a great cause.

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Congratulations to the Kotze Family:  Baby Derek Has Arrived

Posted by Robin Peters on Tue, May 24 , 2016

Beautiful baby Derek Tyler Kotze (8 lbs, 1 oz) arrived on Friday, May 20th at 8:09am. Congratulations to Kristina, Riaan and big brother, Jordan. We can't wait to meet him...

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The Muckin A's Muckfest MS Team: Before and After

Posted by Robin Peters on Thu, May 19 , 2016

Congratulations to Heather Ward and the entire Muckin A's Muckfest team.  Great article in the Boston Globe.
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Muckin' A's Captain Heather Ward: The Face of Muckfest MS

Posted by Robin Peters on Fri, May 13 , 2016

Good luck to the Muckin' A's Muckfest team this weekend. Muckfest MS is a 5K obstacle course event constructed of steel and mud benefiting the National MS Society.  This year's Muckfest MS Boston takes place on Saturday, May 14th at Devens, MA. Led by team captain, Heather Ward, the Muckin A's is the top Muckfest MS fundraising team in the nation.  

Heather was diagnosed with MS in 2000. For fourteen years she participated in the MS Walk, a 10K walk to raise funds to help fight the devastating effects of MS and support the efforts of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  In 2013, she switched gears and focused her fundraising efforts on Muckfest MS. To date, the Muckin' A's have raised more than $100,000 and has grown to 61 members.   Click here to visit the Muckin' A's Team page

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Welcome Jack Everett Giaimo

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Apr 04 , 2016

Congratulations to Brent and Roberta on the arrival of their newest grandchild Jack Everett Giaimo, number 8. He's a beauty...

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Safety First...

Posted by Robin Peters on Tue, Mar 29 , 2016

Max Cavanagh looking good in his Maugel hard hat...

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Happy Holidays

Posted by Robin Peters on Tue, Dec 22 , 2015

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Pancake Breakfast

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Dec 07 , 2015

Kicking off the holiday season with a delicious pancake breakfast prepared by our resident chef Mike Kunz.  

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Happy Halloween From Maugel Architects

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Nov 02 , 2015

Great pictures from the Maugel Halloween party. Deb won the costume contest for the best Granny costume ever.

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Maugel Annual Retreat 2015

Posted by Robin Peters on Tue, Oct 20 , 2015

We all headed down to Brewster for the Maugel Annual Retreat last week.  The weather was somewhat ominous early in the day—I secretly feared we'd all be struck down by a bolt of lightning while posing for our group photo (see dark, thunderous sky in photo).  But after a short downpour, the skies cleared and we had a beautiful day. The lobster and clam bake was amazing, and we had a lot of laughs learning something new about each of our colleagues (see related post Who Done It?). 

  

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Who Done It?

Posted by Robin Peters on Tue, Oct 20 , 2015

 

For those of you who like a little intrigue, we have a game for you...Who Done It? We all played the game at our annual retreat last week.  It was great fun and we had a lot of laughs trying to match the description to our fellow colleague. We always knew we had an interesting mix of personalities, but many of the matches surprised us. Mark Pelletier was the victor with the most correct answers. Was it due to his keen insight into human behavior? Or perhaps it was his superior observation skills? Who knows, but he beat us all by a wide margin. Congrats, Mark.  Not bad for a newcomer...    

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Maugel Annual Pool Party 2015

Posted by Robin Peters on Wed, Aug 19 , 2015

Thanks to Roberta and Brent for hosting a wonderful family day at the annual Maugel pool party. The weather was gorgeous.  It was great to see the newest additions to the Maugel families. We'll need a bigger pool next year...

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BSA Annual Golf Tournament

Posted by Robin Peters on Wed, Jul 22 , 2015

The Maugel team hit the links at the Boston Society of Architects Annual Golf tournament at the Pine Hills Golf Club in Plymouth, MA.  It was great catching up with friends and enjoying the beautiful course. Each year, Maugel sponsors the Mulligan Raffle Tickets--always a very successful raffle. I hear Mike Kunz needed to purchase quite a few this year...

(From L to R: Elsiana Zhaka, Mark Pelletier and Debbie Noyes)

 

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Maugel Vounteers with Habitat for Humanity

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Jun 15 , 2015

Always great to help out our friends at Habitat for Humanity.  This year's project was for a family in Ayer, MA.  

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Hello Gorgeous...Zachary Joshua Arrives

Posted by Robin Peters on Wed, Mar 04 , 2015

Congratulations to Sarah and Mark Cormier on the birth of their son, Joshua Zachary. Zach came in at 8 lbs 2 oz, 20.75 ".   Mother, baby, and father are all reported to be doing great. What a beauty--we can't wait to meet him. 

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Maugel Holiday Party 2014

Posted by Robin Peters on Wed, Dec 17 , 2014

Thanks to Roberta and Brent for graciously inviting us into their beautiful home for the annual Maugel Holiday Party. From the moment you turned onto the festive driveway you knew it was going to be an elegant evening. (The lovely holiday music playing as you exited your car was a nice touch.)  

Brent kicked off the party with heartfelt thanks to everyone for their hard work and commitment to excellence throughout the year. Maugel Architects had a busy 2014, with lots of new clients and new employees-- a success that would not have been possible without everyone working together as a team. Brent also acknowledged the sacrifices that families experience to make the company a success and expressed his gratitude to the spouses and partners that make it all possible. [Thanks, Boss.]

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The First Annual Maugel Bus Tour

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Dec 15 , 2014

Maugel's had a busy year with lots of suburban projects and new hires.  So we boarded the bus to show everyone our latest suburban office projects. [Read more: Maugel Reaps Benefits from Boston's Suburban Market Revitalization]

It was great to see all the beautiful work designed by our talented team of architects and interior designers.  

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Congratulations Nicole and Scott

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Nov 17 , 2014

We are pleased to announce another Maugel wedding...Congratulations to our lovely Nicole and her husband Scott Kirouac.  The couple was recently married in Vermont.  What a gorgeous wedding dress and setting. We wish you a lifetime of happiness.

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Happy Halloween

Posted by Robin Peters on Fri, Oct 31 , 2014

Happy Halloween from Charlie Brown and Snoopy (aka Max Cavanagh).

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Maugel Annual Retreat

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Sep 22 , 2014

A great time was had by all at the Maugel Architects Annual Retreat.  The weather was perfect, the food delicious, and the people--the best in the business. The sand castle competition brought out the good-natured competitive spirit in everyone but it was Heather and Christina that took home the 1st place trophy for their design of the sand sofa.   

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Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Gould...

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Sep 08 , 2014

Introducing the new Mr. and Mrs. Gould...Congratulations to our beautiful Jen and her handsome husband Mike. We wish you much happiness. 

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