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Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture Marks the Addition of New Partner Nestor Bottino
Holzman Moss Architecture begins the new year with a new partner, Nestor Bottino, AIA, and a new name, Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture (HMBA).
Holzman Moss Architecture, is changing its name to Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture (HMBA) to reflect the addition of new partner Nestor Bottino, AIA.
Bottino joined the firm in 2008, bringing more than 27 years of experience working primarily with institutional clients in the design and execution of academic and civic pe libraries; civic buildings, and student life facilities.
Representing both a continuity and a new form of leadership, Bottino worked with Malcolm Holzman, FAIA, and Douglas Moss, AIA, LEED AP, at Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates creating noteworthy public buildings and spaces for more than 20 years. His extensive expertise with all phases of projects, from early planning, design, documentation, to construction supervision, is an important addition to the direction of this dynamic practice.
According to Bottino, “The firm’s partners are known for their commitment to a hands-on, responsive design process that captures regional and local nuances through the use of materials, forms, patterns, and colors, resulting in buildings that are specific to their communities. In establishing Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture, my own experience ensuring that the implementation remains true to the design intent established with each project, coupled with a shared commitment to respecting programs, budgets, contexts, and environmental concerns, enhances our ability to create distinctive buildings that provide a memorable experience and lasting value to the institutions, communities, and individuals who use them.”
Included among HMBA’s most recent university-based projects are the Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University, Manassas, VA (opening Spring 2010), the Center for the Arts, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM (Phase I, opening 2012), and Western Connecticut State University Visual and Performing Arts Center, Danbury, CT (opening 2013).
Bottino shares his partners’ affinity for working on academic projects, having taught performing arts-focused design studios at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He maintains a strong commitment to architectural education, including actively mentoring the firm’s younger staff.
Nestor Bottino received a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. He is a former partner of Bottino Grund Architects, and a former principal of Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates. He has served on the AIA’s Architectural Graphic Standards Editorial Board, on several design award juries including for the AIA’s Corpus Christi and San Antonio chapters, and has lectured widely on a variety of design topics at universities and at several AIA conventions.
Background on Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture
Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture is a national architectural and interior design firm specializing in the design of evocative cultural, civic, and academic buildings including libraries, facilities for student life, and performing and visual art centers that welcome public use. By engaging clients in a process of visualization, dialogue, and inquiry directed at every stage by the firm’s partners, Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture projects ultimately surpass aspirations and celebrate the distinct identity of each community they serve.
A successor firm to Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (HHPA) and Holzman Moss Architecture (HMA), Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture builds from HHPA’s adventuresome spirit and HMA’s inquisitive, expressive approach to advance its own reputation for architectural excellence through environmentally responsible and technically innovative long-range solutions that focus on enriching the human experience.
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