BOSTON, May 2, 2017 -- JCJ Architecture today announced the addition of Robert C. Hicks, AIA, and Lorenzo Mattii, RA, to the firm as Principal and Design Principal, respectively. Both will be responsible for delivering comprehensive planning and design services with Hicks focusing on higher education projects and Mattii leading a variety of private, public and institutional projects.

"Bob and Lorenzo are accomplished architects who will bring additional vitality and energy to our institutional practice," said James E. LaPosta, Jr., FAIA, Chief Architectural Officer of JCJ Architecture. "We are confident the range of their work and breadth of knowledge will help JCJ meet the highest standard in design, management and professional collaboration for our clients."

Hicks has a reputation as a project manager who works side-by-side with higher education clients in the planning, design and management of academic, student life, athletics and science-based facilities, among other building types. Prior to joining JCJ Architecture, Hicks was a Senior Project Manager and Senior Associate with Symmes, Maini & McKee Associates and a Director of Project Services with Hoskins Scott & Partners. Having worked extensively in Boston and across the northeast, he brings an in-depth understanding of the market and many of its leading institutions.

Mattii is a recognized and award-winning architect with more than 20 years of global experience in the design of complex performing arts, institutional, civic and hospitality projects. Prior to joining JCJ, he was a Design Partner with Safdie Architects, Design Director at Pfeiffer Partners and a Senior Design Associate with Rockwell Group. Mattii's work has received AIA certificates of design excellence, and he has been an invited critic, adjunct professor and lecturer at events and institutions in the U.S. and overseas.

While these accomplished professionals will be based in JCJ's Boston office, they will collaborate across JCJ's network of seven offices to create efficient and inspiring places through responsible architecture and progressive design.