We are deeply engaged–with our work, our clients, and with the most pressing and fascinating issues in our field.

Rami el Samahy, AICP


As a founding principal at OverUnder, Rami el Samahy has played a leading role in a wide range of projects, including exhibitions, cultural and institutional buildings, tactical urban design, and large-scale urban developments. Recent work includes a new museum in Haverhill, Massachusetts; ongoing urban design consultation for MassDevelopment’s Transformative Development Initiative; and design g…

Chris Grimley, SEGD


Chris has organized, designed, and implemented experiential environments, interiors, master plans, and branding initiatives for clients ranging from small offices to large institutions. He has broad experience in architecture, graphic design, and interior design. Chris is currently leading OverUnder’s ArtFarm cultural center for the City of Somerville, and he is the project director for the o…

Mark Pasnik, AIA


Mark is a founding principal and licensed architect in Massachusetts with a sustained expertise in design and architectural conservation. He has been involved in all aspects of OverUnder’s work, ranging from buildings and urban studies to conservation planning and research initiatives. Mark is a professor of architecture at Wentworth, where his academic studios have engaged with state and city a…

Marcus Springer, RIBA


Marcus has worked for over twenty years as an architect and planner for institutional and commercial clients around the world. Marcus spent the first ten years of his career in London working at Kohn Pedersen Fox and Foster and Partners before moving to the US in 2000. He brings a broad knowledge of the design and construction process to his projects, specifically that of energy efficient and…

Brett Pierson


Brett is a multi-faceted designer who specializes in graphics and physical interventions. At a local scale, Brett has been instrumental in developing reports and collateral for municipal clients such as MassDevelopment and the City of Cambridge. On an international level, Brett played a leading role on Design Guidelines for Dubai’s District 2020, the city’s new technology and mixed-use dev…

Foteini Bouliari


Foteini is an Urban Designer with a background in architecture. She has been involved in projects ranging from academic research to municipal urban design and planning efforts to large scale mixed-use developments. Her recent work includes a visioning plan for Downtown Chicopee, MA, urban design guidelines for DIstrict 2020, the legacy masterplan of Dubai Expo 2020, and design guidelines for the…

Em Petro


Em is a multifaceted designer with experience on projects at a variety of scales. They have been the project designer on projects as diverse as a master plan of a large-scale industrial warehouse district in Jeddah, KSA, and a small-scale tactical urbanism project at an underpass in Somerville, MA. Em has also worked on construction drawings for various home renovations in Boston’s South End and h…

Hannah Cane


Hannah is an architectural designer with experience in graphic and interior design. Her work involves analysis of user groups—translating diverse needs into unique spatial solutions. She has worked on a number of projects including an exhibition at the Boston Society for Architecture, an office interior located in Boston’s Back Bay, as well as various graphic design and signage projects for non…


City of Boston
City of Cambridge
City of San Antonio
City of Somerville
City of Taunton
City of Chicopee
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Somerville Arts Council
Swissnex / Swiss Consulate In Boston


Al Musbah Group
Bass Realty
Dimension Development
Gerding Edlen
G&P Boston Properties
Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure
National Real Estate Company of Jordan


Boston Center for the Arts
Boston Preservation Alliance
BSA Space
Carnegie Museum of Art
Center for Coastal Studies
Colleges of The Fenway
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Harvard Innovation Labs
Harvard University Biological Laboratories
Harvard University Information Technology
Harvard University Office of Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Museo Maya de América
Northeastern University
Qatar Foundation
Wentworth Institute of Technology
WOMR Radio Station


Boston Society of Architects
IVG Hospitals—Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital
Landworks Studio
Lawyers for Civil Rights
Mikyoung Kim Design
Pilgrim Parking
Relay Therapeutics
Reed Hilderbrand LLC
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Utile Architecture & Planning


Rizzoli Publications
Rockport Publishers
The Monacelli Press
MIT Press