McMahon Architects' Team

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David McMahon, AIA  | President

EDUCATION:

Masters Of Architecture | Yale University

B.S. Architecture/Engineering | Ohio State

AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Architects

NCARB 

IFMA

BOMA

CURRENT REGISTRATION

CA, CT, DC, IL, MA, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, FL

Since 1997, David has been President and CEO of McMahon Architects, Inc. Extensively well-traveled and aesthetically curious, David pulls from a vast depth of visual experiences to create unique and evocative design solutions. As the leader of the McMahon design and production team, David's business and creative acumen has proven to lead and motivate his fellow team members.  David began his post-graduate career at I.M. Pei and Partners in New York City while serving on the faculty at Yale University from 1986 to 1989 as an instructor in Housing and Urban Design. He moved to Boston in 1989 to work as a Project Architect for CBT Architects.


  Neli Ialamov | Director of Hospitality       EDUCATION   BACHELORS OF ARCHITECTURE | Massachusetts College of Art & Design - Concentration in Interior Design   EXPERIENCE   Neli brings a wide variety of experience in hospitality and restaurant design McMahon team. Starting her career in landscape and patio design, Neli moved to Morris Nathanson Design, an award􀀐winning hospitality firm in Rhode Island, where she gained experience in the understanding and design of hotels and restaurants.  Advancing her career, Neli joined Niemitz Design Group; there she lead a design team and refined her skills in design and project management. Neli joins the McMahon team with a fresh perspective and 7 years of experience working on a number of high-profile hospitality projects.         

Neli Ialamov | Director of Hospitality

 

EDUCATION

BACHELORS OF ARCHITECTURE | Massachusetts College of Art & Design - Concentration in Interior Design

EXPERIENCE

Neli brings a wide variety of experience in hospitality and restaurant design McMahon team. Starting her career in landscape and patio design, Neli moved to Morris Nathanson Design, an award􀀐winning hospitality firm in Rhode Island, where she gained experience in the understanding and design of hotels and restaurants.

Advancing her career, Neli joined Niemitz Design Group; there she lead a design team and refined her skills in design and project management. Neli joins the McMahon team with a fresh perspective and 7 years of experience working on a number of high-profile hospitality projects.

 

 

 


  Louis Carter | Senior Project Manager - Hospitality       EDUCATION   BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING | Wentworth Institute of Technology   AFFILIATIONS  American Institute of Architects (Associate)   EXPERIENCE   Louis brings great energy and dedication to his projects as a designer and team leader.  Louis has tremendous experience in restaurant development, having designed and managed countless restaurant projects since 2004. He has led design teams for large, high profile clients across the country that have been featured in numerous publications. Louis began his career as an intern at Niemitz Design Group in 2000 gaining experience in all aspects of restaurant design and project management. Louis advanced his career when he joined Whitlock Architects, expanding his skills in both architecture and design.  Louis brings to McMahon Architects with a wealth of knowledge and experience. He is currently pursuing his architectural license, and construction supervisor license under the guidance and supervision of accomplished and professional designers. McMahon welcomes Louis to our ever grown team.

Louis Carter | Senior Project Manager - Hospitality

 

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING | Wentworth Institute of Technology

AFFILIATIONS
American Institute of Architects (Associate)

EXPERIENCE

Louis brings great energy and dedication to his projects as a designer and team leader.  Louis has tremendous experience in restaurant development, having designed and managed countless restaurant projects since 2004. He has led design teams for large, high profile clients across the country that have been featured in numerous publications. Louis began his career as an intern at Niemitz Design Group in 2000 gaining experience in all aspects of restaurant design and project management. Louis advanced his career when he joined Whitlock Architects, expanding his skills in both architecture and design.

Louis brings to McMahon Architects with a wealth of knowledge and experience. He is currently pursuing his architectural license, and construction supervisor license under the guidance and supervision of accomplished and professional designers. McMahon welcomes Louis to our ever grown team.

  David D. Ganong |   Senior Project Manager/QA/Quality Control Manager       EDUCATION   BACHELOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN | Texas Tech University   AFFILIATIONS   NCIDQ, RID, LEED AP ID+C, CDT   EXPERIENCE   David’s perspective and approach bridges the realm of workplace strategy and research with the design of the built environment and is driven by a strong belief in the potential of design to improve organizational performance. Having completed projects totaling over 1.75 million square feet, he comes to McMahon with 14 years of experience creating unique and highly functional space for a variety of clients.   His experience encompasses all aspects of the design process from programming and feasibility studies to graphics and branding as well as construction documentation and administration. He believes the key to a successful project is a research driven, collaborative process between the creative team and the people who will be living and working in the space.

David D. Ganong | Senior Project Manager/QA/Quality Control Manager

 

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN | Texas Tech University

AFFILIATIONS

NCIDQ, RID, LEED AP ID+C, CDT

EXPERIENCE

David’s perspective and approach bridges the realm of workplace strategy and research with the design of the built environment and is driven by a strong belief in the potential of design to improve organizational performance. Having completed projects totaling over 1.75 million square feet, he comes to McMahon with 14 years of experience creating unique and highly functional space for a variety of clients. 

His experience encompasses all aspects of the design process from programming and feasibility studies to graphics and branding as well as construction documentation and administration. He believes the key to a successful project is a research driven, collaborative process between the creative team and the people who will be living and working in the space.


  Shirin Tahsili |   Senior Project Manager/Senior Interior Designer       EDUCATION   BACHELOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN | Dawson College, Montreal, QC         EXPERIENCE   Shirin Tahsili brings over 20  years of experience managing interiors projects of various sizes and has experience designing corporate, residential and commercial projects. As the client’s single point of contact throughout projects, Shirin excels at hearing and responding to her clients’ needs throughout the scope of the project and ensures that her team does the same. She brings a keen design eye and enthusiasm to her projects, traits that help create beautiful and functional spaces for McMahon clients.  While at TJX, Shirin’s responsibilities included the day to day design and document management of 4 to 5 large scale retail and office build-out projects. each facility was unique and required creative solutions within tight budgets. Shirin takes pride in meeting budgets and deadlines.

Shirin Tahsili | Senior Project Manager/Senior Interior Designer

 

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN | Dawson College, Montreal, QC

 

 

EXPERIENCE

Shirin Tahsili brings over 20  years of experience managing interiors projects of various sizes and has experience designing corporate, residential and commercial projects. As the client’s single point of contact throughout projects, Shirin excels at hearing and responding to her clients’ needs throughout the scope of the project and ensures that her team does the same. She brings a keen design eye and enthusiasm to her projects, traits that help create beautiful and functional spaces for McMahon clients.

While at TJX, Shirin’s responsibilities included the day to day design and document management of 4 to 5 large scale retail and office build-out projects. each facility was unique and required creative solutions within tight budgets. Shirin takes pride in meeting budgets and deadlines.