Seelan Pather, LEED AP
Seelan Pather has spent the last 18 years of his career working in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts as a Project Architect on various building typologies with an emphasis on mixed-use and multi-family buildings.
Seelan Joined Beinfield Architecture PC in 2005 and has worked on the firms' diverse portfolio. He has collaborated on award-winning single -family homes and large mix-use developments. He was named as a Principal at Beinfield Architecture PC in 2011. He leads the commercial portfolio of work and significant projects he has managed include Volo Aviation, a private jet terminal in Stratford Connecticut, Ironworks, a mixed-use building in Norwalk Connecticut, The Novella, a residential building in New Haven Connecticut, and The Pioneer, a residential amenity space in Everett Massachusetts. All of these projects were awarded with AIA Connecticut awards for Design Excellence.
In the past seven years the commercial team of Beinfield Architecture PC that Seelan leads has delivered over one thousand residential units and fifty thousand square feet of commercial space consisting of office space, restaurant spaces and retail. In addition, this team will deliver over five hundred residential units and two hundred and fifty thousand square feet of commercial space by the end of 2023 as part of the completion of projects either in advanced planning or under construction. Beinfield Architecture PC is responsible for these projects from conception to completion and occupancy. Seelan is involved in this process from the initial master planning and design concepts, through local approvals and community outreach and construction documents and site supervision. His experience with all facets of delivering a project allows for a wholistic approach to planning, design and execution.
Seelan and the commercial team have been fortunate to work with some of the most well-regarded developers in the North East including Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, Federal Realty, Baywater Properties, Post Road Residential and the RMS companies. The close working relationship with these development teams has made the team conscious of the various considerations required to conceive and deliver a project, and the repeat nature of our work with these developers is a testament to the successful navigation of these considerations on our projects.
Seelan is one of the region's leading experts in mid-rise residential and mixed-use construction. He has a thorough working knowledge of code compliance issues, building systems, and sustainable design strategies. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture from the University of Natal, South Africa. Before arriving in Connecticut, Seelan worked as an Architect in both South Africa and The United Kingdom.