YARMOUTHPORT, MA – In conjunction with the celebration of its 50th year in business, Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects (BLF&R) is pleased to announce the firm will be changing its name to Catalyst Architecture / Interiors effective September 24th. 

“Our firm has always been client-driven, and now our new leadership team, announced in mid-2019, and our new name will reflect the creative synergy which drives our client partnerships and the design and construction process”, said Timothy Sawyer, company president.

Partners Timothy Sawyer, Kurt Raber and Todd Carson are recommitting to the firm’s core mission of partnering with their clients to provide a wide range of architectural, interior design and project management services across the commercial, civic and residential sectors.

As an inspired team of architects, interior designers and support staff; Catalyst will approach the next 50 years by continuing to provide superior service, creating strong partnerships with clients, enhancing our local communities, and continuing to be the catalyst in the creation of exceptional spaces and places.

BLF&R, now known as Catalyst has recently completed the new Cape Cod Five Banking Center in Hyannis, Cape Cod Village, a supportive residential community for autistic adults in Orleans, Amie Bakery in Osterville, Bank Newport in Johnston RI, and the redevelopment of Saquatucket Harbor with a new harbormaster’s building.  The firm has also recently broken ground this year on Terrapin Ridge, a new 30-unit residential community in Sandwich.

About BLF&R/Catalyst:

Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects, Inc. is a diversified architectural firm with an office located in Yarmouthport, MA. The Firm was founded in 1969 and provides comprehensive architectural and consulting services to a wide range of Commercial, Civic and Residential clients throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts.  The Firm is currently owned by Partners, Timothy Sawyer, Kurt Raber, and Todd Carson who have a combined total of 50+ years in architectural design and construction. Their team of 16 staff members include professionals with backgrounds in architecture, interior design, CAD design, construction, engineering, marketing, accounting and management.

left to right: Todd Carson, Tim Sawyer, Rick Fenuccio & Kurt Raber

As we approach our 50 year anniversary, and look to continue and enhance our award-winning work for the next 50 years, BLF&R is expanding our leadership team. Please join us in welcoming two of our long-standing architects – Timothy Sawyer and Todd Carson – to their new leadership roles as principals and partners.

Incorporating Timothy and Todd into our management team will help ensure consistent leadership into the next 50 years under the third generation!

Timothy has been promoted to Partner & Principal and has also assumed the role of President of the firm. Mr. Sawyer holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is a licensed architect with more than 20 years of architectural and project management experience, including over 15 years at BLF&R. His design and technical expertise with waterfront buildings and flood zone construction, as well as experience on a multitude of other project types, has launched him to the forefront of the firm. Most recently, he completed multiple buildings for the Town of Harwich at Saquatucket Harbor, the Town of Sandwich Harbormaster’s Building, and is also managing the Cape Cod Village housing development for autistic adults in Orleans, which is currently under construction. Mr. Sawyer lives in Sandwich with his wife and two daughters.

“Over my nearly 16 years with BLF&R Architects I have had the privilege of meeting and collaborating with many of the people who have had a hand in driving the continued evolution of many communities in southeastern New England. Many of our most rewarding projects are ones which can be pointed to as making a lasting contribution within our communities and the region. Looking into the future, my goal is to continue to closely collaborate with our clients to realize their unique visions,” says Timothy Sawyer, incoming President at BLF&R.

Todd has also been promoted to Partner & Principal. Mr. Carson holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Boston Architectural College, and has more than 17 years of architectural and project management experience, including 5 years with BLF&R. His expertise is in commercial architecture with a focus on financial institutions, cultural facilities, and sustainable building design. He is a licensed architect in MA, CT and RI. Most recently, he has been directly involved in the design and construction management of the new Cape Cod Five Hyannis Banking Center as well as projects for Bristol County Savings Bank, and BankNewport. Mr. Carson lives in North Pembroke with his wife and two daughters.

“For decades, BLF&R has been the go-to firm for design excellence and expertise in the communities we serve. The long-term success of BLF&R is testimony not only to the dedication of our staff and leadership under Rick and Kurt, but also to the trust that our clients place in our ability to bring their projects to life with vision and passion. It is an honor to take part in this tradition and I look forward to the opportunities ahead”, says Todd Carson, new Principal and Partner.

Rick Fenuccio will remain with the firm as a Principal/ Project Architect & Project Manager providing his wealth of knowledge, leadership and guidance to the firms’ clients and to the new partners. Kurt Raber will remain as Vice-President and Principal, a position he has held for the past 17 years and will continue to play a critical role within the firm.

As an inspired team of architects and professionals, Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects Inc. will approach the next 50 years the same way, providing superior service, creating strong partnerships with clients, enhancing our local communities and continuing to be a catalyst in the creation of exceptional spaces and places.

left to right: Olivia Henry, Isaac Stearns

Catalyst is pleased to announce the arrival of two new staff members to their Yarmouthport office.  In early October, Olivia Henry joined the firm as the new Marketing Coordinator followed in mid-October by Isaac Stearns who is the firm’s new CAD Technician.

Olivia has over 2 years of professional marketing experience in the A/E/C industry. In her new role, she will lead Catalyst’s business development initiatives and strategies including outgoing proposal support, social media management and content, website, digital and print advertising. Henry graduated from Framingham State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. Originally from western Massachusetts, she currently resides in West Yarmouth. In Olivia’s spare time, she enjoys yoga, beach days and exploring all the Cape has to offer.

Isaac has over 7 years of professional architectural experience. His most recent work has concentrated in high end residential architecture but his experience also includes college & university campus housing, and commercial architecture.  Isaac has extensive experience with 3D visualization as well as schematic design, and development of construction drawings.  Isaac earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology. In his spare time he enjoys composing music and designing virtual reality games.  

Todd Carson’s article on Integrating Architecture and the Brand Experience just hit the newstands in the Sept_October edition of Banking New England.

2018 Sept_Oct Banking New England

BLF&R had a great night out at the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod’s award banquet at Wequassett Inn on November 10th!

Not only did we get to enjoy each others’ company at a wonderful venue, but we also took home 5 awards!   We are thrilled that our hard work was recognized in the following categories:   Excellence in Affordable Housing- Gold for Melpet Farm Community Housing,  Excellence in Remodeling Single Family Home- Silver,  Excellence in New Construction -Single Family Home- Silver, Excellence in New Construction of Specialty Room- Residential- Silver, and our own Kate Richard took home an award  for the Next Generation Shooting Star, Associate Member!