2024 Promotions

We are pleased to announce the promotion of the following individuals in recognition of their contributions to HMFH’s design leadership, project management, office operations, and equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.

Matt LaRue AIA, LEED Green Associate

Since joining HMFH in 2010, Matt has demonstrated a thoughtful approach to design that results in extraordinary places for learning. From playful, child-centric designs to comprehensive planning for educational institutions, he brings careful attention to detail and craft while never losing sight of the big picture. Matt is a trusted and valued partner to clients, collaborators, and colleagues alike, exemplifying excellence in all that he does.

As a Project Manager and Design Leader, Matt plays a key role on some of the firm’s most significant educational projects including Boston’s new Josiah Quincy Upper School, a high-rise school opening this fall in Chinatown; Middletown Middle High School, Rhode Island’s first public middle high school; and the new Maria Weston Chapman Middle School, which offers students unique career pathway programs in a facility designed to support discovery and well-being.

Mirtha Suero, Office Manager and Inclusion Leader

Mirtha’s passion for people is evident in all aspects of her work. As a supportive and compassionate colleague, she knows HMFH’s people as well as the firm’s history and sees architecture as a vehicle to positively impact our communities. Deliberate and thoughtful in her work on our Racial Equity and Diversity committee, she ensures that equity, diversity, and inclusion are foundational to our design practice and the profession. Mirtha plays a pivotal role in shaping opportunities for students to see themselves in architecture, whether coordinating internships and career exploration days at HMFH or participating in outreach events in communities throughout the Commonwealth. Through all of this, she helps keep our office operations running smoothly, supports each individual’s professional development, and creates a welcoming environment for all.

“With our 2024 promotions, we are fortunate to honor Matt and Mirtha’s significant contributions to HMFH. Their work and commitment over the years has been essential to the success of our practice and firm operations.”

Lori Cowles | Principal, HMFH Architects