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 GDB Super, he coordinates client services such as 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 facets of construction allowing him to effectively communicate and problem solve with all trades 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 GDB Super, he coordinates pre-construction, budgeting, value engineering, and onsite staff. He has 30 years of carpentry experience and manages the companies most complex assemblies, including casework, unique architectural features, and the prefabrication process. Mike holds double major with a BS in Biology and Medical Technology from UMass Amherst.
Nilo is a building technician who specializes in industrial, residential, and high end construction techniques. As a GDB Site Supervisor, he manages staff, subcontractors, and PM expectations. With 25 years of field experience, Nilo brings clarity and attentiveness to detail suited to meet all project needs. Nilo holds a Bachelors of Industrial Design from the Polytechnic of Sao Paolo.
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 manages several of GDB's specialty work and detail-oriented assemblies. She is also a landscaper and painter.
Lauren holds a graduate degree from Massachusetts College of Art.