Top Industry Talent Joins NewGround’s Studio One25 Team

New hires reflect company plans to grow Studio One25 Team


CHESTERFIELD, Mo., November 6, 2019–NewGround, a St. Louis-based innovative architecture, design, and project management firm, recently added new members to NewGround’s Studio One25 Team. Richard Avery, Pam Howell, and Maura Lynch bring a wealth of knowledge in retail design, light refresh projects, and implementation and planning. These recent appointments reflect NewGround’s commitment to ensuring the company is well-positioned to take advantage of new growth opportunities.



Richard Avery, Director – Studio One25
Richard holds a Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia and is a licensed architect in Illinois with over 20 years of experience. As Director at Studio One25, Richard is involved in establishing strategic and creative direction for the studio, providing design and technical direction, business development, client relationship management, and team leadership and mentoring.

Pam Howell, Manager – Studio One25
A graduate of Syracuse University with a Master of Architecture, Pam is a licensed architect in Illinois with almost 20 years of experience. As manager of operations for Studio One25, Pam oversees design administration and production for each project, is part of establishing strategic and creative direction, and is involved in business development, team leadership and mentoring, and managing client relationships.

Maura Lynch, Designer – Studio One25
Maura holds both Bachelor and Master degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan, and holds a Master of Arts in interior design from Harrington College of Design in Chicago. As a designer, Maura will be generating and managing the development of drawings for construction documents and furniture packages as well as assisting senior designers and architects.

“We are excited to have each of these professionals join our Studio One25 Team,” said Kevin Blair, President and CEO at NewGround. “Their expertise will expand NewGround’s industry-leading services.”


About NewGround

NewGround is the industry thought-leader in strategy, innovative design, and project management, and has been for over 100 years. We help financial institutions master the power of their space to create the next generation workplace and retail solutions. At NewGround, we are driven by our core values of: Serving Others, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, and Communication. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, NewGround maintains corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Waterloo, Ontario, with a regional presence throughout the U.S. For more information, visit NewGround at


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