LLB Architects Promotes Three to Associate

LLB Architects has promoted three experienced employees to Associate in recognition of their commitment to the firm and excellence in their areas of practice. Jeffrey Porter, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Bethany Pursley, NCIDQ, and Patrick Torborg, LEED AP all joined the firm in 2015 and have been active in its growth during the past seven years.

Jeffrey Porter, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP has 15 years of experience with strengths in public libraries and municipal building design, as well as affordable housing projects. Recent projects include the award-winning renovation of the Children’s Room at the Cranston Public Library’s Central Branch and developing cutting-edge maker spaces within the historic Weston Art & innovation Center. Jeff is the Director of Project Management leading the LLB’s internal certification for Project Managers.

Bethany Pursley has 10 years of experience as an interior designer. In 2020, she achieved the NCIDQ certification which is the industry’s top level of achievement recognizing proficiency in and commitment to interior design. Bethany has a strong portfolio of work at higher education institutions, both public and private, along with numerous municipal projects. Recent projects include a gut renovation of two of Rhode Island College’s major academic buildings, Gaige Hall and Craig-Lee Hall, and a renovation of the Worcester Public Library which includes a world-class children’s room.

Patrick Torborg, LEED AP has 10 years of experience in architecture with a focus on educational projects both K-12 and higher education, public and private. Patrick demonstrates his strength in both the design and construction administration phases. Recent projects include the award-winning Lincoln School STEAM Hub for Girls and a renovation/addition to provide critical accessibility at Rhode Island College’s Roberts Hall.