2023 Promotions

2023 Promotions

We are pleased to announce the promotion of the following individuals in recognition of their leadership in design, sustainability, research, and client support.

Gary Brock AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Whether tackling a thorny design challenge, sharing a new sustainable strategy with industry peers, or responding to an issue on site, Gary is deliberate and determined in his pursuit of the best design solutions. Well-versed in the technical details, Gary is a resource to clients and colleagues who know that he will not only find the optimal solution but also ensure that it will work in practice. As a Sustainability Leader at HMFH, he applies research-based solutions and a rigorous approach to help clients achieve goals for holistically sustainable, healthy buildings for living and learning.

The success of Gary’s methodology is demonstrated by the design of the new Saugus Middle High School—the first state-funded school in Massachusetts to earn LEED Platinum certification.

Suni Dillard AIA, LEED AP BD+C

As an architect and a Sustainability Leader, Suni is driven by the challenge of socially responsible design that has a positive impact on the health of people and the environment. She empowers clients, colleagues, and communities to set ambitious sustainability goals and then brings her ever-expanding knowledge of high-performance systems, healthy materials and low-carbon design to meet or exceed those goals. By bringing a high level of design excellence to our projects and through her involvement in local, regional and national organizations that advance sustainability initiatives, Suni encourages others to see architecture as a vehicle for climate action.

Suni’s belief that sustainability is an integral part of good design is nowhere more evident than at the Bristol County Agricultural High School’s renewed campus, which earned recognition as the 2022 Green Building of the Year.

Holly Miller AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Since coming to HMFH with more than 25 years of experience in the design of award-winning, complex educational facilities, Holly has demonstrated a level of design leadership and creativity that engenders the trust of clients and colleagues alike. Equally comfortable in an inclusive process bringing stakeholders, clients, and the internal team together around a vision as she is with the technical details, Holly is sought out for questions big and small. Holly’s unwavering pursuit of design excellence is exemplified not only in educational projects of all types but also in the open dialogue she maintains to ensure all voices are heard equally.

Saugus Middle High School Wins BSA K-12 Honor Award

Saugus Middle High School Wins BSA K-12 Honor Award


Our design of Saugus Middle High School has been recognized with an Honor Award from the Boston Society for Architecture Awards Program for excellence in K-12 educational design.

Saugus Middle High School is a contemporary public educational facility that welcomes students and community members alike with light-filled common areas and state-of-the-art labs, classrooms, and collaboration spaces. Supporting an equitable and engaging learning experience and a robust STEAM-driven curriculum, the design integrates careful planning with a holistic approach to sustainability to create a facility that inspires a passion for learning and nurtures student well-being.

The BSA Design Awards recognizes outstanding projects designed by and for the greater Boston community that embody design excellence and positively impact their surroundings. The BSA has recently adopted the American Institute of Architects Framework for Design Excellence as a basis for its awards program to promote environmental stewardship across the design community and celebrate projects that exemplify this commitment to holistically sustainable design. HMFH’s Saugus Middle High School earned an award in the K-12 Educational Facilities category for its comprehensive implementation of the AIA Framework.

“The holistic approach to sustainability and inclusion, including effective use of break-out spaces daylit from above, was deserving of an Honor Award recognition for the Saugus Middle High School.”

Jury Comments | Boston Society for Architecture