Group Design Build Team
Our comprehensive team includes approximately 25 qualified vendors covering all trades and crafts. Internally, our firm employs between 9-15 staff members at any given time. The list below is a roster of GDB's core team.
M. Tagore Hernandez, CPHC
Tagore is a specialist in architectural planning, design detailing, energy modeling, facade systems, and manages the firm's design build practice. As Director of Group Design Build, Tagore coordinates projects in master planning, develops net-positive building strategies, and designs Passive House certified buildings. His 20 years of experience between human scaled object fabrication to practicing urban scale architectural designs in corporate environments makes him uniquely capable of communicating with all audiences in the field - stakeholders, consultants, technicians, and artisans alike. Tagore holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Boston Architectural College, is a Certified Passive House Consultant, and a Licensed Construction Supervisor. Tagore's previous experience can be found here.
Shervan Badalian, CPHB
Shervan is a master builder who specializes in commercial, residential, and high performance construction. As a Group Design Build supervisor, he helps to coordinate pre-construction, budgeting, value engineering, and project sequencing. Additionally, he manages field staff, on site training, and can be regularly found on the site coordinating complex construction assemblies. His 15 years of field experience has enabled him to understand all trades of construction allowing him to effectively communicate and problem solve with overlapping vendors throughout each phase. Shervon is a Certified Passive House Builder.
Mike is a master builder who specializes in residential fine home building and general construction. As a Group Design Build supervisor, he coordinates pre-construction, budgeting, value engineering, and onsite staff. He has 30 years of carpentry experience and manages the companies most complex building assemblies, including casework, unique features, as well as many prefabrication processes. Mike holds double major with a BS in Biology and Medical Technology from UMass Amherst.
Nilo is a carpenter who specializes in residential and high end construction techniques. As a Group Design Build carpenter, he works with clients and supervisors directly in the field to help meet goals and expectations. With 25 years of field experience, Nilo brings clarity and attentiveness to detail suited to meet project needs. Nilo holds a Bachelors of Industrial Design from the Polytechnic of Sao Paolo.
Rich is a carpenter who specializes in residential and high end construction techniques. As a Group Design Build carpenter, he works with vendors and supervisors to help meet goals and expectations. With 18 years of field experience, Rich brings clarity and attentiveness to detail suited to meet project needs.
Lauren comes from a background in sculpture and is well conversed in wood as well as plaster, metal, and various materials. Her love of building, coupled with her distinct background, makes her a uniquely qualified carpenter who coordinates and crafts several of Group Design Build's specialty work. Lauren is also a landscaper and painter. Lauren holds a graduate degree from Massachusetts College of Art.
Carlo is a carpenter who specializes in furniture and high end construction techniques. As a Group Design Build carpenter, he works with Project Management and Supervisors to help meet project goals and expectations. Carlo holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bates College and is preparing for becoming a Certified Passive House Builder.