Grim Crystal SvigalsNew Haven: Svigals + Partners, has appointed Crystal Grim, as director of business development and marketing.

“We’re fortunate to have someone with Crystal’s experience and drive joining our team,” said Jay Brotman, AIA, managing partner with Svigals. “This is a critical time for us: Recent successes and new challenges have opened the door for the firm to reach new markets. Crystal’s skills and business development savvy will help us to convert our strengths into new projects and new clients.”

According to a company statement, “Grim’s experience in the fields of marketing, branding and business development comprises successful work in key positions across a wide swath of diverse industries across the U.S. and internationally, including positions with Fortune 100 companies. Passionate about engaging in her community as well as nurturing longstanding and authentic client relationships, Grim brings to Svigals a deep understanding of long-term strategic planning and data-driven research.”

Svigals was recently named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the 10 Most Innovative Architecture Firms– “as a national and global leader in architecture, interiors, and consultation for the workplace, residential, academic, mixed-use development and research science sectors, and beyond.”

Grim received her Bachelor’s in Marketing from Hofstra University and went on to earn multiple trade certifications in the commercial real estate field. She commits much of her time to volunteer work, serving on multiple boards and committees and recently co-founding a charity organization dedicated to the celebration of cancer survivors and supporting research to eradicate the disease.