Ayers Saint Gross, an international architectural and planning firm in Baltimore, has hired four architects: Peter Dougherty, a registered architect and LEED Accredited Professional, is now a senior associate with the firm; he previously was a designer, senior designer, project architect, and associate at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and an architect at Herzog & de Meuron. Murali Ramaswami also was hired as a senior associate and is an associate AIA and LEED AP; he previously was a project designer and architect for Broll Gerstner Corp., Glenn Livingood Penzler Architects and Gould Evans Associates, and director and partner at Geometree. Kenneth Gignac is now a senior landscape architect with the firm; he previously was an associate at Wallace Roberts & Todd in Philadelphia, and senior designer at Saratoga and Associates in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Joel Fidler, who is a registered architect and NCARB certified, has been hired as an associate; he received awards for projects at Baltimore School for the Arts, the Stables Building at Clipper Mill, the Larsen Student Union at Messiah College, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and, most recently, the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers award for the Restoration Gardens in 2011.
Marie Caputo has been named to the board of directors of The Children’s Guild Institute, which oversees The Children’s Guild special needs schools and services, Monarch Academy Public Charter Schools and the Upside Down Organization, which offers providing training and consultation. Caputo is a partner in the Calverton office of Clifton Gunderson. She is a certified public accountant and has a Certified Government Financial Manager Certification. Caputo is president of the newly formed D.C. Metropolitan Area Chapter of the American Women’s Society of CPAs and co-chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs’ Not-for-Profit Committee. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Gary Mangum, a co-founder and former vice president of Bell Nursery, of Burtonsville, recently was named the company’s president and CEO. The nursery supplies annuals, perennials, tropical plants, roses, orchids and shrubs and trees, including to Home Depot.
F. Joseph Bradley III has joined the Lutherville office of MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services as vice president. Specializing in the leasing and sale of commercial office and industrial buildings in Maryland, Bradley has 15 years of landlord and tenant representation experience, including for defense contractors. He will focus on the sales and leasing of commercial office and industrial space in Baltimore and Harford counties.
Broad Street, a commercial real estate services firm based in Bethesda, was included among “Inc.” magazine’s 5000 List of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies of 2011. The firm also was ranked 49th on the Real Estate Industry list.