Spiezle welcomes education veteran as director of campus architecture

Spiezle Architectural Group, an employee-owned firm, on Friday announced that Jeff Livingston has joined the firm as director of campus architecture.

A significant focus of the Hamilton-based architectural, interior design and planning company’s portfolio encompasses educational and life science facilities. The addition of Livingston, who formerly served as campus architect/director of design at Rutgers University and most recently at New Jersey City University, will bolster the firm’s planning and design team while enhancing the thought leadership that Spiezle provides its clientele.

“I know I can speak for the entire firm that we are excited to have Jeff join the Spiezle team,” Thomas Perrino, CEO and president of Spiezle, stated. “Jeff has a tremendous reputation and vast experience, having served in strategic positions in-house for several higher education institutions. His experience is a strategic addition to our education and life science market sectors and will bring an owner’s perspective to our projects.”

Livingston’s architectural background spans over 30 years in higher education, pharmaceutical/biotech, research & development and manufacturing. His expertise includes master planning, architectural programming and design, construction administration, space management and long-range operational and capital planning. He recently was a team member in the development of Rutgers University’s 2030 Master Plan, which included academic and research strengths, transportation logistics and facilities condition assessments. It also looked at the realignment of graduate and undergraduate residence halls, capital project planning for new facilities and programable landscape areas, all mandating sustainability using LEED Silver as a minimum goal.

“Joining Spiezle, a strong education architecture firm, who I had the pleasure to work with when I was at Rutgers on numerous occasions, is an exciting next step for me,” Livingston said. “I’ve been involved with higher education and the life sciences for a good portion of my career. The firm has a great reputation and impressive design philosophy and portfolio. This is an exciting opportunity, and I’m certain we’ll continue to push innovative campus designs forward for all our clients.”