Meet Joshua Simoneau, Kyle Belcher, and Paul Miller

Team Utile has expanded with the addition of three talented new hires– Joshua  Simoneau, Kyle Belcher, and Paul Miller.

Josh comes to Utile with experience both as an architect and urban planner. Passionate about cities with a particular interest in public spaces, Josh currently serves as a member of the Rotch Traveling Scholarship Committee, having received the award in 2008. The year-long scholarship allowed him to travel to cities around Western Europe to study and document iconic public spaces, which he then related to Boston’s City Hall Plaza. Josh received an MSc in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.Arch from Syracuse University. He is currently working on a new streetscape and vision for the Town Center in Weston, MA and community events pavilion for the Governor Ames Estate in Easton, MA.

Kyle Belcher joins Utile as an architectural and urban designer. A graduate of the California College of the Arts and Harvard Graduate School Design with a Master of Architecture and Urban Design, Kyle has worked in San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston. Last year, he co-taught a multi-disciplinary seminar at RISD on the “African Institute of Healthcare Transformation,” which sent him to Kenya last summer with two of his students to oversee construction of a new facility at the Sagam Hospital and Clinic. At Utile, he is working on the SouthField Town Center, a mixed-used development of retail and 265 units of rental housing.

Paul Miller joins Utile as a designer and project architect. Previously, he worked at Pavette in Boston and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and SHoP Architects in New York City on large-scale residential, commercial and cultural projects.  Paul earned the Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University where he was awarded the James Britton Memorial Prize for his thesis project. A contributing author to the Young Architects Forum, he is a licensed architect in New York State and a member of the Syracuse University Generation Orange Leadership Council. He is currently serving as Project Architect for a multi-family residential building in the South End neighborhood of Boston.