Paul Rosenblatt AIA, Principal Founding Springboard Principal Paul Rosenblatt AIA NCARB (pictured at right) is best known for his work with non-profits like cultural and health service organizations. Mr. Rosenblatt has developed an especially distinctive voice in the planning and design of museums and exhibitions. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University, where he received the Yale School of Architecture’s Anne C.K. Garland Award. He was Editor of Perspecta, The Journal of the Yale School of Architecture.
Bill Szustak AIA, Associate Mr. Szustak has provided strong design and management direction for all phases of numerous types of architectural projects. His fellowship at The Ohio State University and high honors from SUNY at Buffalo have instilled a healthy balance of aesthetic innovation and attention to detail and constructability. Mr. Szustak is a past board member of the Three Rivers Center for Independent Living and has lectured on innovative accessibility design and been involved in many projects that improve the lives of persons with disabilities.
Petra Fallaux, Creative Director From her 11 years of experience as the Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Art Galleries – including the founding and building of the 10,000sf Regina Gouger Miller Gallery – Ms. Fallaux has developed an informed perspective on the planning of non-profit cultural organizations and exhibitions. She has organized well over 100 exhibitions. Ms. Fallaux is also an active artist who brings a refreshing perspective to Springboard’s surface design specifications. An active contemporary quilt artist since 2003, her credo in her own work is: shape, color, and simplicity. Born and raised in the Netherlands, Petra Fallaux is most attracted to spare geometric forms in art. Degrees from the Universities of Leiden (BS Psychology) and Amsterdam (MS Film Studies) and a Master of Arts Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School for Public Policy are underpinnings of her background and knowledge.
Nicholas Liadis, Project Designer After receiving his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, Mr. Liadis moved to Pittsburgh, where he began his professional career. In addition to his architectural skills, he includes musical training in piano and clarinet as well as theatrical desig in his repertoire. Complementing his professional practice, Mr. Liadis has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and La Roche College for Architectural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. His artwork has been exhibited at The Mattress Factory.