Lawrence C Bauer, AIA
Donald E Giambastiani, AIA
Stuart B Solomon, FAIA
Karin L Aslaksen
Stewart A Marshall
A principal of the firm since 1978, Mr Bauer is a 1964 graduate of Williams College. In 1968 he received a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, winning the Julia Amory Appleton Traveling Fellowship.
Mr Bauer is actively involved in all aspects of the firm, including design, management, and marketing. He has been the Principal-in-Charge of a wide range of institutional, educational, and religious projects. His recent experience includes the Albany Institute of History & Art, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, numerous projects at Harvard University and St Paul's Church in Nantucket. Complementing his skills as a museum architect, Mr Bauer has developed a special expertise in museum collection storage system design and is a recognized authority in the field.
Interested in historic architecture, Mr Bauer is the former Chairman of the Newton Massachusetts Historical Commission and continues to serve on Historic Boards and Commissions in the Boston area.
A 1977 graduate of Syracuse University School of Architecture with a dual degree in Architecture and Fine Arts, Mr Giambastiani joined the firm in 1983, becoming an Associate in 1988, a Senior Associate in 1995, and a Principal in 2011. He has been involved in a variety of projects for educational and religious institutions as well as many large single family residences. Many of these projects have involved the preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse of significant historic structures.
Mr Giambastiani has developed a special interest in traditional single family residential projects, directing the design of new houses and the restoration, renovation and adaptive reuse of historically significant properties. Experienced in all facets of residential design and construction and knowledgeable about period architecture, he has developed skills in interpreting and integrating existing architectural details and building elements with contemporary comfort and modern convenience.
In addition to his architectural expertise, Mr Giambastiani is a skilled designer of residential interiors, assisting clients with restoration of existing furniture, finishes, and fittings, and/or selecting and purchasing new furnishings.
A founding principal of the firm in 1970, Mr Solomon is a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology. He continued his education at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, receiving a Master of Architecture in 1964. Mr Solomon was recognized as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1988.
As Principal-in-Charge of numerous institutional, religious, commercial, and residential projects, he is accomplished in all phases of architectural services. His project experience ranges in scale and scope and includes the design of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, The Charleston Museum, Temple Shir Tikva, Temple Sinai of Sharon, and many contemporary single family residences. Under his leadership, the firm has been awarded over 30 local, regional, and national design awards and its work published internationally.
In his role as Consulting Principal, Mr Solomon continues to be involved in selected projects as a design, management, and marketing resource.
Ms Aslaksen joined the firm in 2006 and in 2011 became an Associate. She has become a key member of its design team, specializing in projects for museums. Ms Aslaksen received her architectural degree from Southern Polytechnic State University in Atlanta Georgia. After graduation she worked for the Fox Theater Restoration Department on historic renovation and documentation in the theater. In subsequent work for two other Atlanta-based architectural firms, she gained experience with military complexes and senior housing projects.
Ms Aslaksen has worked closely with Mr Bauer on collections assessment and storage design projects for the Harvard Art Museums, The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, The Art Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Princeton University Art Museum. In addition, she has had a key role in the design of a new off-site collections storage and support center for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
Highly skilled in AutoCad, Photoshop, Sketch-up, InDesign, and other production and presentation computer applications, Ms Aslaksen has streamlined the firm's collections assessment process with a redesign of related spreadsheets for the iPad.
A registered architect in Massachusetts, Stewart is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Architecture degree. Recognizing his design skills the University awarded his efforts with the Dales Traveling Fellowship.
Stewart joined Solomon+Bauer+Giambastiani in 2010 and became an associate in 2013. Hired as the project architect for a large residential renovation and addition project on Martha’s Vineyard, Stewart soon became involved in the firm’s Museum design practice as well, including an adaptive reuse collections storage project for the National Museum of Health and Medicine and part of the SBGA team undertaking a full collection storage assessment and storage master plan for the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.
Prior to joining Solomon+Bauer+Giambastiani in 2010, Stewart was involved in a broad range of institutional projects including hospitals, performing arts centers, libraries, and space planning for corporate offices, though his primary focus has been residential architecture. Stewart has led the design and construction of many large residential projects ranging from the renovation of traditional homes in Boston’s suburbs to freestanding modern houses in coastal Maine and Maryland.