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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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Walk for Boston Children's Hospital

Posted by Maureen Hopper on Mon, Jun 15 , 2015

Dear Maugel friends,

Our son Andrew was born with a congenital heart defect.  Andrew’s heart was “repaired” when he was three days old by an amazing team of cardiac surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital.  He was fortunate to need only one surgery, and he has had no physical restrictions since.   At Andrew’s 4-month follow up visit with his cardiologist, we noticed advertisements for a brand new Walk for Boston Children’s Hospital (which was originally called Miles for Miracles) and we just knew we had to sign up.

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Muckin A's Kickoff 2015 Fundraiser for Muckfest MS Boston

Posted by Heather Ward on Wed, Mar 11 , 2015

As you may know, I was diagnosed with MS in 2000 and for 14 years I participated in the Walk MS, a 10K walk to raise funds to help fight the devastating effects of MS and support the efforts of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). In 2013, I switched gears and participated in the Muckfest MS Boston. (For those of you who are unfamiliar with what Muckfest is….Muckfest is a 5K obstacle course constructed of steel and mud, similar to the Spartan Sprint or Warrior Dash, benefitting the National MS Society.) I captained the Muckin' A's, a team of 40 people. Together, we raised over $8,000. In 2014, the Muckin’ A’s grew to 108 members and raised over $27,000! We raised the most in Boston and were the third highest Muckfest fundraising team in the country!

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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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Happy Holidays

Posted by Brent Maugel, AIA on Tue, Dec 23 , 2014


At the close of another year, we gratefully pause to wish you and your loved ones peace, health, and happiness throughout the coming year.

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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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Maugel Architects Volunteers With Habitat for Humanity

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Jun 30 , 2014

The Maugel Architects team grabbed their tool belts and headed to Fitchburg to work on the Habitat for Humanity project located on Oakland Avenue.  The Habitat for Humanity of North Central Massachusetts is a wonderful organization directly involved in the fight against one of the major causes of poverty -- the lack of affordable housing for working, low-income families. The Maugel team endured the grueling high temperature, and with the exception of a couple bruised fingers, had a great time giving back to the community.

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Maugel Architects is Hiring: Project Manager / Job Captain

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Feb 03 , 2014

 

Open Positions: Project Manager / Job Captain

Maugel Architects, an established and growing architectural firm in Harvard, MA, is seeking self-motivated, experienced project managers.  Must have a minimum of 5-8 years experience, formal training in architecture or architectural engineering, and solid knowledge of various construction systems.  Applicants must be proficient in AutoCAD and/or REVIT, organizing drawing sets for bidding and construction, developing details, code and product research, coordination of architectural work with engineering disciplines, submittal review, and contract administration.  Candidates will be expected to manage projects from start to finish, including budgets, client meetings/relationships, and communications.

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Maugel and Room to Dream Foundation: Sydni's Project

Posted by Christina Borella on Mon, Dec 09 , 2013

We are grateful for the opportunity to have worked with the Room to Dream Foundation on this wonderful project for Sydni and her family.  We could not have done it without the generous donations from our business partners, colleagues and friends.  Thank you.

The following blog is a repost of the original article found on the Room to Dream Foundation website:

Designed by: Maugel Architects
Managed by:  Gail O’Rourke, Room to Dream Board Member, White Wood Kitchens

The moment I met Sydni I was pulled in by the big smile and loving face.  I knew that this little girl had a sparkle that would not be dimmed by the physical challenges that she faced.  Her mother, Cathy, an inspiration to all parents, with a fresh outlook and endless energy, was thrilled to have us begin Sydni’s project.  With townhouse living there wasn’t much room in this home for the busy family of 4, so we set out to make their space as functional as possible while making their dreams come true.  I contacted Maugel Architects who jumped at the opportunity to get involved with Room to Dream and help this wonderful family. Christina Borella, of Maugel Architects took lead of her team and away we went! Read More

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Room to Dream Foundation Publicizes Maugel Fundraising Campaign

Posted by Robin Peters on Tue, Nov 26 , 2013

This article was originally published in the Newton Patch.

Maugel Architects Partners with Room to Dream Foundation - Creates Fundraiser to Assist with Multi-room Project and Other Projects -

The Room to Dream Foundationis pleased to announce Maugel Architects of Harvard, Mass. is spearheading an effort to raise funds on behalf of the organization. 

As the designers for an upcoming multi-room project in South Boston, Maugel Architects is donating services and manpower by providing over 30 volunteers to complete the project.  The foundation typically allocates a budget of $2,500 to $4,500 per project, with the hopes that the team involved will tap into resources and connections for donations of products and services needed to complete the rooms.  In this case, Maugel is taking the bull by the horns by creating a fundraiser to not only cover the cost of this project, which is estimated to be $5,000, but to raise an additional $5,000 to be used for future Room to Dream projects.

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Maugel Architects Announces Room to Dream Fundraiser

Posted by Brent Maugel, AIA on Tue, Nov 05 , 2013

Join Maugel Architects and The Room to Dream Foundation:

Transforming Living Spaces for Children with Chronic Illnesses

 

 

Please join Maugel Architects' capital fundraising campaign in support of the wonderful charity,  The Room to Dream Foundation.  The Room to Dream Foundation transforms living spaces for low and medium income children who are facing chronic illnesses.  The hope is that the renovated spaces will improve the child's quality of life, promote strength, imagination, self-worth, and aid in their recovery processes.

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Sarah Cormier Competes in 2013 NE Regional CrossFit Competition

Posted by Robin Peters on Tue, Jul 02 , 2013

Congrautlations to Sarah Cormier for her amazing accomplishments in the 2013 Northeast Regional CrossFit Competition held at the Reebok World Headquarters.

Sarah's CrossFit Wachusett team competed as one of the top teams in the Northeast. Read her full blog article here: Motivation...Determination...Drive.

Congratulations, Sarah. 

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Maugel Diamond Sponsor for 2013 IFMA Boston Awards

Posted by Robin Peters on Tue, Jul 02 , 2013

Maugel Architects was a proud Diamond Sponsor for the 2013 IFMA Boston Awards of Excellence held on May 23rd at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront. The awards recognize the finest advancements and contributions to facility management and the IFMA community. Maugel Architects was nominated for our work with Enterasys, Olympus NDT, and the Nordblom Company.

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Muckin' A's Raise $8,415 for National Mutiple Sclerosis Society

Posted by Heather Ward on Wed, May 08 , 2013

On April 27th, MS Muckfest Boston took place at Devens, Mass. with 2,425 people participating.  Muckfest is a  5 mile obstacle course constructed of steel and mud, similar to the Spartan Sprint or Warrior Dash, benefitting the National MS Society.  The Muckin' A's, with a team of forty people, raised $8,415 in a little over a month. At the Boston location, the Muckin' A's was the second largest team and ranked fourth in fundraising! In addition to myself, Maugel's intrepid mudders were: Meg Kennedy, Christina Borella, and Jen Oliveri. (I guess the guys are afraid to get their feet wet.) I know we'd all donate a little extra next year just to see Kunz and Almy with mud on their faces...

The Muckin' A's can't wait for Muckfest 2014.  Some of us have already registered. Next year's goal is to have a team of 60+ and to raise $20,000 for the National MS Society. Muckfest is a fantastic, fun, dirty event and hopefully it will bring us closer to a cure to multiple sclerosis.

If you would like to help out or join next year's Muckin' A's, please send me an email at hward@maugel.com.  We'd love to have you! 

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Muckfest MS Boston: Getting Dirty for a Great Cause -- Donate Today

Posted by Heather Ward on Tue, Apr 16 , 2013

As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000. I have been participating in the MS Walk since 1999 and have personally raised over $50,000 to help find the cure for MS. This year the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is not only hosting the Walk for MS but is also having Muckfest MS in the Boston area.

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Maugel Architects Hosts a Very Maugel Holiday Party

Posted by Sarah Cormier on Fri, Dec 28 , 2012

'Tis the season for tree trimmings, turkey dinners, eggnog, gift giving and of course, holiday parties.  This year Brent and Roberta Maugel opened their beautiful home for the annual Maugel Holiday Party. Their home, beautifully decorated with trees of all sizes, lights, candles, poinsettias, and a roaring fire, was the perfect setting. Our annual holiday celebration holds a striking resemblance to most family parties--all the way down to the crazy relative who plays Santa for the Yankee swap. Personally, my favorite part of the holiday season has nothing to do with gift giving and receiving. For me, the warmth that is felt by spending time and making memories with those you care about is more important than any gift in a box. I am fortunate to work for a company where those values are shared.

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Maugel Helping Those in Need at Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

Posted by Robin Peters on Wed, Nov 21 , 2012

 

One of the things I like about working at Maugel is everyone’s commitment to giving back to the community. It’s not conspicuously displayed on a wall plaque in the reception area to impress our clients; it’s ingrained in the culture and it’s done without fanfare. You see it through the lives of our employees—in the emails soliciting support for a favorite charity, in the events that our teams attend, and in the quiet conversations that co-workers share while waiting for their brew-of-choice at the Keurig machine. How people allocate their time will tell you what they value. I never asked Brent, but I would guess it’s probably one of the requisite qualifications for being hired at Maugel.

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Gracefully Raising Money for Breast Cancer Prevention

Posted by Sarah Cormier on Wed, Nov 07 , 2012

This weekend was a weekend of giving for me.  I got a good night's sleep on Saturday and was up early the next morning ready to participate in a worldwide event in the CrossFit community called Barbells for Boobs.  Barbells for Boobs is a non-profit breast cancer organization whose mission is to provide funding for qualified low-income and uninsured women and men who need screening and/or diagnostic procedures in the prevention of breast cancer. The funding is provided through the Mammograms in Action Grant Program.  This weekend's fund raiser was huge--held in thousands of CrossFit boxes around the world. My box, CrossFit Wachusett (Fitchburg), teamed up with a box in Leominster to support this great cause.

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Maugel Team Runs in 5K Hunger Run

Posted by Sarah Cormier on Mon, Oct 22 , 2012

Saturday was a beautiful day for a race.  The 5K was sponsored by the Nashoba Valley Medical Center for the benefit of Loaves and Fishes. First, let me congratulate Elsiana, Mike, Brandon and Christina for completing their very first 5K! Our very own John Lawlor took 3rd overall for the men and I set a new personal record for myself! Before the race, as we all lined up, the organizers from the hospital spoke about the sponsorships. Maugel Architects was mentioned and is also listed on the back of the t-shirts that were given to participants. Maugel was also mentioned for our part in re-designing the Nashoba Valley Medical Center Emergency Room. 

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Maugel Heads to the Cape for Retreat

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Oct 22 , 2012

Last week, we packed up the crew and headed down the Cape for our annual corporate retreat.  It had been a while since I had to attend a corporate retreat and as we all know, there are good retreats and there are bad retreats; which this would be was yet to be seen.  So it was with a little apprehension that I packed my overnight bag and headed south for the two hour drive.  In route, my husband called to wish me luck, "Remember the trick to making it over the hot coals barefooted is not to look down."  He jests, but one never knows.

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Maugel End of Summer Smokefest

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Sep 24 , 2012

I'm one of those New Englanders who never likes to see summer come to an end. I love the fall but the end to summer always reminds me of the cold winter days ahead and all the snow I'll have to shovel. 
 But thankfully, this year Mike and Devin made the ending to summer a little easier.  They fired up the smokers and treated everyone to a fantastic BBQ feast.  Now, these two are no strangers to a smoker.  I hear that Mike has been known to compete in the local BBQ cook-off circuit.  We're fortunate that they're part of the Maugel family and we all get to enjoy their masterful creations.  

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Maugel Summer Lobster Bake & Pool Party

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Jul 30 , 2012

I started working at Maugel on June 28th.  About two weeks later, I received an invitation to the Maugel Summer Lobster Bake & Pool Party.  Now for most people over forty, there is one event that is sure to send a shiver down your spine: pool party.  Yikes! What had I gotten myself into?  I thought companies had gotten rid of all these "fun" things to do.  Wasn't the country in a recession? There was no way I was getting my non-gym-going self into a bathing suit in front of my co-workers (or in shorts, for that matter). I pondered whether my sudden resignation would be held against me by a future employer...probably, so I decided to go speak with Deb first.

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Maugel Architects Sponsors Team at BSA Golf Tournament

Posted by Robin Peters on Mon, Jul 16 , 2012

Maugel Architects hit the links at this year's Boston Society of Architects (BSA) Golf Tournament at the Pinehills Golf Club. The BSA's annual golf tournament is a fundraising event aimed at increasing financial support for the organization's public education programs and bringing together those in the building industry for a fun, social experience.  This year's Dream Team: Brent, Christina, Mike and Elsiana.

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Life at Maugel is the corporate lifestyle blog of Maugel Architects. It's a behind the scenes look at Maugel culture and the employees that make Maugel Architects a great place to work.