Argentina-born Romina Larregina (pictured), a seven-year veteran with the Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG), has been named senior project manager for the multinational architectural/acoustical design firm.
In 1999, while working on her thesis in architecture at the University of Palermo in Palermo, Italy, Larregina came to the attention of Sergio Molho, head of WSDG SA, the firm's Latin American division. Named an assistant architect, Larregina was quickly immersed in a variety of high-level recording-studio– and post-production–facility design assignments. Creating computer renderings, floor-plan sections and elevations and visiting construction sites to check on job progress quickly established her reputation for dependability. Following graduation in 2000, she became a full-time staff member.
During an annual visit to his Buenos Aires office, company principal John Storyk was so impressed with Larregina's energy, commitment, creative design, project and management skills that he offered her a position in the company's New York office. In mid-2001, she moved to Highland, N.Y., to apply her talents to assignments ranging from houses of worship and high-end home theaters to the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center complex at New York City's Time-Warner Building.
In the past year, Larregina's WSDG assignments have included project management of the 96,000-square-foot Dozier Center for the Performing Arts in Atlanta and ongoing contributions to Talking House, an ambitious San Francisco–based media compound. She is currently collaborating on Boston University's new Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) audio recording and education facility, Luny Tunes' nine-studio recording and mastering complex, a new Goo Goo Dolls studio and an ambitious production facility for JYP Records in Korea.
Although, traditionally, few women play pivotal roles in the male-dominated field of architecture and construction, WSDG depends on a management team that comprises four talented women. Company co-principal and Senior Interior Designer Beth Walters works closely with CFO Nancy Flannery to keep tabs on all business issues, and Systems Engineer Judy Brown is a leader in advanced studio integration and project management.
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