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DIGroup Expands to Better Serve Healthcare Market

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New Brunswick, New Jersey –DIGroupArchitecture, LLC, an award-winning, full-service architecture, interior design, and graphic design firm is pleased to announce the addition of several key members to the team, from Principal level leadership to design and construction administration professionals. Together, they enhance the services DIG provides to its Healthcare clients.

Kurt Baur, AIA, ACHA

Kurt has over 39 years of experience in the planning, design and construction of exceptional healthcare facilities throughout the tri-state region. Kurt joins the team as a Principal of DIG’s Healthcare Studio, bringing his passion for the design of patient-focused healing environments to the Studio’s 20 year legacy of success.

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Kurt received his Bachelor of Architecture from Kent State University. He is a Board Certified Healthcare Architect and a founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects. Additionally, he is a member of the Academy of Healthcare Architecture, American Society of Healthcare Engineers and the Healthcare Facilities Management Society of New Jersey.

Kurt’s portfolio encompasses extensive design and construction of new and renovated facilities for academic medical centers, regional and community hospitals and private physician practices. In his home state of New Jersey he has overseen work for RWJBarnabas Health, Jersey City Medical Center, University Medical Center of Princeton, Atlantic Health Systems, CarePoint Health and Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. Throughout the region his portfolio includes the Mount Sinai Health System, Nassau University Medical Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, Yale New Haven Medical Center, the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, St. Luke’s University Health Network – and many more.

Brian Duddy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Brian Duddy joins DIG as Director of Construction Administration, applying his nearly 30 years’ experience managing complex construction projects to DIG’s work.  Brian attained his Bachelor of Architecture from NJIT, and will play an integral role in DIG’s Project Controls Program of document quality control reviews. Moreover, he expands DIG’s professional service offerings by applying his daily experience with construction market conditions to the preparation of cost estimates.

He will be an invaluable asset in pre design analysis and cost estimating, construction scheduling, quality control and constructability review of documents, and construction support services.

LoriAnne Jones, AIA, LEED AP

LoriAnne Jones joins DIG as a Project Manager in the Healthcare Studio.  She received her Bachelor of Architecture from NJIT, holds an MBE from Rutgers School of Business and is a licensed Architect and LEED Accredited Professional with over 12 years of experience.  She has been responsible for design through delivery of a variety of healthcare projects for several key clients including RWJ/Barnabas, Urban Health Plan, Mount Sinai and Nassau University Medical Center.  Additionally, she is expert in Building Information Modeling (BIM), and will be a key person overseeing the Studio’s integrated design process.

 

Zil Mistry

​​​​​​​Zil Mistry joins the Healthcare Studio team as an Architectural Designer with several years of experience in planning, the development of conceptual level drawings, and the preparation of detailed construction documents. She has a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning. Zil is proficient in Building Information Modeling (BIM), the preparation of construction drawings, and coordination of engineering work into bid ready documents.

 “DIG is excited to have Kurt, LoriAnne, Brian and Zil join our team,” said President Jeff Venezia.  "They are each high level professionals in their own right, and they bring a comprehensive set of planning, design and construction services to our existing healthcare studio. Having them join our team  allows us to provide an even greater level of service to our healthcare clients.  We’re looking forward to the future.”

About DIGroupArchitecture:

DIGroupArchitecture, LLC is a full service architecture, interior design and graphic design firm located 15 Bethany Street, New Brunswick. DIG serve clients in Healthcare, Senior Living, Higher Education and K-12 Education throughout New Jersey and the Tri-State Region. 

The firm is a Minority Owned Business (MBE) and its diverse staff prides itself in creating Architecture for Change, with exceptional facilities solutions that help clients create the most productive environments possible.  For more information visit www.digrouparchitecture.com.

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