“Learning to live with a global pandemic, the world is ready for change, presenting an exciting time for designers and an ideal time for Shepley to make changes at the executive level,” Watson said. “Joe and Luke’s perspectives, depth of knowledge, and history with the firm made them the ideal candidates to serve as Executive Vice Presidents. I couldn’t be more confident in their ability to help position Shepley for continued growth and success."
The new EVPs will split the responsibilities that previously fell under Managing Principal Sid Bowen’s purview. Bowen recently stepped down from his leadership position at Shepley and now serves the firm in a Principal role. Herzog, overseeing marketing and business development, and Voiland, spearheading the areas of practice, will report directly to Watson.
Voiland’s promotion from Principal to Executive Vice President of Practice Strategy, follows leading the design of projects across the life sciences, higher education, and health care industries. His recent work includes projects for Harvard University, The University of Houston, and Ringling College of Art + Design. In his 13 years with the firm, Voiland spearheaded many initiatives, including the Summer Design Fellow program. He is a founding Co-Chair of the Boston Society of Architects’ Committee for Research and Innovation Design. Additionally, Voiland served as a visiting critic at universities including MIT, RISD, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and the Boston Architectural College. He received his Master of Architecture from MIT.
“Shepley thrives in part by having a deep understanding of what it takes to remain competitive and respond to changing client needs,” Voiland said. “I’m invigorated by this promotion and will work to continuously improve the business and help hone the next generation of talented architects.”