Indian Hill Music’s new home in Groton, Massachusetts at 122 Old Ayer Road is being managed and constructed by a distinguished and experienced team of professionals and Indian Hill Music senior leaders.
INDIAN HILL MUSIC SENIOR LEADERS
Chief Executive Officer
Artistic Director & Conductor, Orchestra of Indian Hill
Indian Hill Music Project Manager
Gary Shepherd has constructed approximately 100 public construction projects from Massachusetts to Virginia, including schools, libraries, police and fire stations, and other municipal buildings. He is President of ShepCo Incorporated and Shepherd Farm Incorporated, a Partner at White Farm Ltd, and a trustee of Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and the James Underwood Crockett Fund at US Trust Division of Bank of America.
Gary studied Resource Economics at UMass Amherst with graduate studies at the Finance and Insurance Institute of Northeastern University. He also attended the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
Alan Joslin, Principal, FAIA , AIA
Alan Joslin is a founding partner of Epstein Joslin Architects, an architectural design and consulting practice, specializing in civic, performing arts, higher education, institutional, retail, housing and high-end residential work. Prior to EJA, Mr. Joslin was a Principal-in Charge of Design and/or Project Architect/Manger at the award-winning architectural design firm William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc. Mr. Joslin’s design work has received 61 local, regional and national design awards, including 5 National AIA Honor Awards. Over the past 30+ years he has worked on projects throughout the United States and abroad. Alan has also shared his knowledge and passion with upcoming architects for six years as a Visiting Associate Professor in the MIT Department of Architecture. His work has been widely awarded and exhibited, and Alan frequently lectures for AIA events as well as for theater and acoustic symposia.
Alan holds B.S.A.D and M.Arch degrees from MIT, with associated studies at Harvard Graduate School of Design and International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design.
Deborah Epstein, Principal, Interiors and Finishes, AIA
Deborah Epstein is responsible for project interiors and finishes, with a keen eye to integrating finishes suitable for performance and institutional uses. With a long-standing passion for the nature of materials, a commitment to the integration of art and architecture, and more than 30 years of experience, Deborah has created finely-crafted, high-end specialty design work, and developed collaborative relationships with a wide range of craftspeople and artists, initiating Artists and Architects Collaborate! for the Boston Society of Architects. Deborah previously did costuming for the theatre and is a handloom artist weaver represented by Mercury Gallery, Rockport, MA. She serves on the Rockport Music Council.
Deborah holds a B.A. from Barnard College with associated studies at the Lester Polokav Studio and Forum of Stage Design, an M.Arch from MIT with associated studies at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and studies in the textiles department at RISD.
Ray Porfilio, Principal, AIA, LEED AP
Ray Porfilio is a LEED Accredited architect with a specialty of sustainable solutions for civic and institutional clients. He is a founding member and on the Steering Committee of West Roxbury Saves Energy, which won the Mayor’s 2009 Residential Green Leadership Award; he has been a member of the City of Boston’s Renew Boston Advisory Committee; prior positions held before joining EJA, include leading the TAMS Architecture practice and its successor firm Earth Tech Architecture in Boston (subsequently acquired by AECOM), and managing principal of Stahl Associates.
Ray holds a B.A. from Williams College, an Honours B.A. from Oxford University, and an M.Arch from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Threshold Acoustics, LLC, Chicago, IL
Carl P. Giegold, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner
A licensed architect since 1984, Carl Giegold has specialized in acoustics since 1995 after exploring restoration, residential, and institutional architecture. He has carried design responsibility for many music and theater performance and educational spaces in the United States and the United Kingdom. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture with honors from Virginia Tech in 1982, was licensed as an architect two years later, and specialized in acoustics in 1995 after exploring restoration, residential, and institutional architecture. This broad background in design and technical architecture adds great depth to his consulting in acoustics. He has carried design responsibility for many music and theater performance and educational spaces in the United States and internationally. Carl is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has presented his work at conferences held by the Acoustical Society of America, the Institute of Acoustics in the United Kingdom, and Ryerson University in Toronto. He has lectured architectural and acoustics classes at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Virginia Tech, Illinois Institute of Technology, The University of Illinois, and Cambridge University.
LKAcousticsDesign, Chicago, IL
Lawrence (Larry) Kirkegaard, Principal, LKAcousticsDesign, and Chairman, Kirkegaard Associates, Chicago, IL
A pioneering figure in the field of architectural acoustics, Larry Kirkegaard, has helped, and continues to help to redefine the relationship between music and architecture, achievements recognized by the Acoustical Society of America, American Institute of Architects, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, and conductors and musicians around the world. He founded Kirkegaard Associates, and now LKAcousticsDesign, both in Chicago, and has consulted on a significant number of the world’s performing arts facilities designed or renovated over the last 40 years.
Theatre Consultants Collaborative, Chapel Hill, NC
Robert Long, ASTC, Program Validation / Conceptual Planning
With over 35 years of practice as a theatre consultant, Robert Long has been involved in the programming, planning and design of virtually every type of building for the performing arts. He began his theatre consulting career in the office of George C. Izenour in New Haven, Connecticut. Following that, he spent two years as a theatre planner with Artec Consultants in New York. Robert was the first American consultant employed by Theatre Projects Consultants and worked on numerous projects during his twenty-one year association with that firm. He received his BFA degree in technical theatre from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MFA degree from the Yale School of Drama. Robert is a member and former three-term president of the American Society of Theatre Consultants, and is also an accredited author.
Beals Associates, Boston, Massachusetts and Stratham, New Hampshire
Todd Morey, Vice-President of Engineering
An accomplished Civil Engineer for over 20 years, Todd Morey has worked in various aspects of civil engineering and planning projects ranging in size from minor residential subdivisions to multi-phase environmental remediation and redevelopment efforts throughout New England and New York. His extensive experience includes storm water management, natural resource protection, roadway design and construction, and environmental remediation.