PMA People

Q&A with our People

Tony Oliva

, Boston

What current projects are you working on?
Currently I am working on the close-out of the Boston Public Library Central Branch Renovation; feasibility studies for the Boston Arts Academy in the Fenway and the Minot Middle School in Wareham MA, and as advisor on the feasibility study for the Mattacheese Middle School for the Dennis-Yarmouth School District.

What is your career highlight so far?
My career highlights include Boston Public Library project‘s CMAA award as well as the Massachusetts School Building Authority featuring the Sherwood Middle School project for their “Story of a Building” Seminar in 2015.

What is something new or innovative happening in your industry?
Electronic delivery of documentation in construction is nothing new, but the software packages for management of the projects are continually getting more robust, as are the contractors’ adeptness at utilizing the feature sets.

What university or college did you graduate from?
I graduated from Princeton University in ’82 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Architecture.

What is your favorite local establishment/feature (restaurant, museum, stadium, etc.)?
I enjoy the courtyard at Boston Public Library’s McKim Building, particularly when the summertime music at lunch program is active. But ask me again in a few years after we finish building across the street from Fenway Park!

Provide a Fun Fact?
I am part of PMA’s South Coast arm, commuting a healthy (or is that unhealthy?) distance, but enjoying the charm of living in that area of the state. Our recent uptick in landing jobs in that region is nothing but good news to me. My free time is spent making art, singing, and acting in community theater, and enjoying time with my family.