"A city or town's civic buildings and libraries tell a lot about a community. These facilities are the community's 'living room' where people go to learn, meet, and interact. As a person who has used libraries throughout my life, I credit my personal and professional development to them. Our designs provide an enjoyable architectural experience and atmosphere for our clients and the building's users. To me, the most gratifying aspect of designing these facilities is seeing people use them on a regular basis."
Ward has been with Harvard Jolly for over 32 years. He has been a member of the Executive Committee for twelve years. In 2017 he was named President of the company where he leads the firm's day-to-day operations.
In addition to serving on numerous committees, Ward has served in elected and appointed office in the City of St. Pete Beach continuously for the last 28 years. He served as Mayor of St. Pete Beach from 2000 to 2008 and currently serves as a City Commissioner. Ward is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
WARD FRISZOLOWSKI, AIA
RENÉ TERCILLA, AIA, ALEP
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Rene has been practicing architecture for over 30 years and currently leads Harvard Jolly’s South Florida operations, as Executive Vice President and Principal of the firm. . His design talent and project experience encompass numerous markets, including K-12 education, Governmental, Senior Living, Healthcare and Commercial Facilities throughout Florida. He believes that project success is directly tied to having an architect that can lead the process, his many years in this role enables him to be successfully proactive in achieving design solutions which exceed expectations.
“I’m inspired by architectures ability to solve problems, or at least alleviate them, with something we can build. Whether it’s an expansion that needs to occur with little impact, the effect creating good space has on its users, or trying to solve a need with a tight budget. Creating good design while working within all of the related issues is the real challenge.”
STEPHEN L. JOHNSON, AIA, ALEP
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
As lead principal of Harvard Jolly’s St. Petersburg office, Steve has overseen the planning and design of public and private K-12 schools during a career of nearly 25 years, and is also an Accredited Learning Environment Planner. Harvard Jolly embraces collaborative working relationships with educators and facility planners, gaining knowledge of all aspects of school operations from multiple viewpoints - students, teachers, administrators, facility planners, school boards and community stakeholders. Steve understands that the safe and secure modern learning environment has a profound effect on both student performance and educator recruitment and retention.
PHIL TREZZA, AIA, LEED AP
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Phil has been with Harvard Jolly for over 20 years and serves as the Director of the Tampa office where he is responsible for business development, management and project design. He works closely with his colleagues to maintain the reputation Harvard Jolly has earned over the years for exceptional quality, design and service. Phil understands the importance of client satisfaction and achieves it by being a good listener, offering creative design solutions that meet a project’s budget and schedule, and following through on commitments. He believes success is achieved by making the entire experience during the design phases and construction duration enjoyable and rewarding for everyone involved.