First Quarter 2018 News

January, 2018

Matthew Copeland, PE to Present at RCI International Convention & Trade Show

GRLA is excited to announce that Matthew Copeland, PE, Director of our Building Envelope Sciences division, will be presenting at this year's RCI International Convention & Trade Show! The conference will be held March 22-27 in Houston, Texas. Matt's presentation, The Air Barrier Circus, will focus on the current range of air barrier products on the market, and simplify the complex web of product types and variations. 

The RCI International Convention & Trade Show is the premiere annual event for the building envelope industry, bringing together professionals from all over the United States, Canada, and beyond to learn and network. For more information about the conference and to register, click here

Contact our Building Envelope experts at (508) 544-2721.


GRLA has just wrapped up a major renovation to WCVB-TV's newsroom and Chronicle program offices. The existing space was a dark, dated maze of offices and conference rooms with multiple floor levels and ramps connecting different areas.

GRLA's design team has created a bright, modern space within the existing footprint, with sleek fixtures and furniture, flat screens with live feeds of the news broadcast, open work areas, and large "ribbons" of the Channel's signature red woven throughout the space for visual excitement. The new design encourages collaboration and productivity.

Check out the video below for a glimpse at the new space!

GRLA Welcomes New Team Members!


Meghan Lacoche, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA, has joined us as a Project Manager in the architecture studio. Meghan received her Bachelor of Architecture from the BAC, and has over a decade of experience focused on corporate and institutional projects for clients throughout Greater Boston. Meghan's expertise in all phases of design--from programming and space planning to overseeing the production of drawing sets and construction administration--is an important asset to our clients


Kevin Buckley has joined as Assistant Project Manager in the Building Envelope Sciences (BES) division. Kevin is experienced in all project phases, including building envelope investigations, production of drawings and details, bidding, and construction administration. Kevin is providing key production and project management support to our busy Building Envelope Sciences team. Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Roger Williams University.


Sarah Krawiec as Building Envelope Sciences Technician. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UMass Lowell, and is currently pursuing a Master's in Engineering Management. She supports our Building Envelope Project Managers on site and in the office. 


Jennifer Newland, Assoc. AIA as Job Captain in the Architecture studio. Jennifer received her Master of Architecture from the BAC in 2015 and has played a key role in the production of detailed, highly-technical drawing sets for several projects moving into construction.