Shepley Bulfinch has named three new principals to the firm, Derek Noble, AIA, LEED AP, Alison F. Rainey, AIA, and Chris Waltz, AIA, LEED AP.

In addition to leading project teams and managing client relations at Shepley Bulfinch, the principals’ new roles include strategic planning and business development to help grow the firm’s healthcare, academic, and urban development portfolio.

Noble’s expertise ranges from complex renovations to new construction projects with challenging programmatic requirements. He contributes more than 25 years of design experience in architectural and interior design, space programming and planning, site design, and construction methodology to his new role at Shepley Bulfinch.

Rainey, a design leader at Shepley Bulfinch since 2009, focuses on designing environments and spaces for living, learning and healing for clients and their communities. Her expertise is grounded in urban infill, adaptive re-use and multifaceted renovations, as well as large scale new construction. She has led design teams in the delivery of projects mixed-use/affordable housing, student housing, campus centers, libraries, hospitals, retail environments, and STEM projects.

Waltz brings more than 20 years of experience designing academic and healthcare facilities of increasing size and complexity in the U.S. and Europe. His healthcare experience focuses on managing projects of all sizes and scales, including bed towers, ambulatory facilities, cancer centers, academic medical centers, and specialty centers. Waltz has special expertise in accessibility, sustainability, and building technology.