Business Briefs: Eichorn, Viel join Harrison Design Associates

Eichorn, Viel join Harrison Design Associates

Mark S. Eichorn and Robert R. Viel Jr. have joined Harrison Design Associate as both architectural designers and project managers.

A resident of North Adams, Eichorn has more than 20 years of experience in the design and building industry. He spent eight years as an architectural project manager with the firm Pamela Sandler AIA in Stockbridge, and three years at William Caligari Interiors/Architecture in Great Barrington. Eichorn studied architectural and building engineering technology at Vermont Technical College where he graduated in 1992.

Viel has more than 19 years experience in architectural and interior design. A Springfield resident, Viel most recently served five years as sole designer/draftsman at Kohl Construction in Hadley, while managing his own architectural designs studio. He previously spent 10 years at Pamela Sander AIA as senior designer, job captain and draftsman. He graduates from Wentworth Institute of Technology's School of Architecture with a bachelor of architecture degree in 1999.

BTCF announces second round of grant deadlines

The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has released its second round of deadlines for competitive grants in 2016, which covers the period from April to June.

Nonprofits: Applications for the Wasserman-Streit Y'diyah Memorial Fund are due April 1; nominations for the Fund for Williamstown's DeMayo Bright Futures Innovation Award are due April 15.

Students: Applications for the 30 individual scholarship funds Berkshire Taconic administers for students who plan to attend an accredited college, university of graduate program are due April 1, unless otherwise noted. A full list of scholarships can be found at

Schools: The application deadlines for eight education enrichment funds range from April 1 to June 30. The full list of funds and their deadlines is available at

Individuals: Applications for the William J. & Margery S. Barrett Public Service Award for Adams, Cheshire & Savoy are due May 1.

The applications process for all grants is available at


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